Now in my 40th year as an entrepreneur, c-level executive, and consultant & coach, my expertise has progressively expanded across all facets of small business, franchise and restaurant development. My goal is always to connect the right people, brands, and opportunities. Consulting with both startups and emerging brands since 2001, I'm passionate about working with innovative brands that have developed or are working toward developing distinct points of competitive differentiation and / or unique end-user proposition. Providing coaching services during this same period, I'm committed to helping individuals, families & partners identify and achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Whether consulting with brands or coaching individuals, my objective is to architect & assist in implementing action plans to accelerate success. I've been recognized as a Top Small Business Influencer by Fit Small Business, as a Top 100 Global Franchise Influencer by SEO Samba & 1851 Franchise Magazine, and as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends & Small Biz Technology. I have achieved professional designations including Certified Franchise Executive, Certified Franchise Broker, and Certified Business Broker.