November Breakfast (11/11) – IFA Initiatives
Join us for the November 11 SEFF Breakfast Meeting when we will discuss IFA Initiatives including VetFran, the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative, and Minorities in Franchising.
Our speakers will include:
- Scott Thompson, CFE, Vice President Development for Premium Franchise Brands, discussing Minorities in Franchising and VetFran
- Son Kim, Director of Franchise Development for BrightStar Care, discussing BrightStar’s Wounded Warrior/VetFran Initiative and Minorities in Franchising
- Zelly Wesson, Workout Anytime Franchisee and retired pro basketball player, discussing the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative.
Our panel discussion will be moderated by Stan Friedman, CFE, President of FRM Solutions and Chairman of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – PERIMETER
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30346
Scott Thompson, CFE
Vice President Development
Premium Franchise Brands
Scott is an experienced franchise executive who has built franchise systems from the ground up starting with Fitness Together in his early days to his most recent position with Premium Franchise Brands. Scott’s keen focus on operational excellence, leadership and sales skills has served him well in building teams of people around a central vision.
Director of Franchise Development
Son Kim graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. She has over 10 years of experience in Sales and Marketing. She is currently the Director of Franchise Development for BrightStar Care. Prior to joining BrightStar, Son worked for the Marion County Visitor and Conventions Bureau, helping bring tourist into the county.
Workout Anytime Franchisee
Zelly is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 15 years of experience as a high level Professional Athlete. He is interested in key aspects of fitness and nutrition to help athletes reach their potential through hard work, dedication and proper dieting. Zelly has always been a very creative individual who aims to think outside the box for the greater good.
Stan Friedman, CFE
President of FRM Solutions
Chairman of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative
Stan Friedman is a 24-year franchising veteran. His current work in diversity is centered upon educating twilight year professional athletes about potential opportunities in franchising as Chairman of the IFA’s Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative. Stan is also a member of the board and chairs the Programming Committee for the Southeast Franchise Forum and is the immediate past vice chair of the International Franchise Association’s, (IFA) Diversity Institute. A frequent speaker at business development conferences nationwide, Stan also contributes regularly to the IFA’s Franchising World Magazine and is the host of “Sensible Franchising”, a podcast produced by the EpiCenter Network – home of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. As the President of FRM Solutions, his role is to harness all of this intellectual capital and deliver easily navigated and enjoyable solutions and experiences to our clients and their users.