David Bosley serves as Executive Vice President for OpenWorks, one of the country’s leading commercial cleaning franchises serving more than 2,500 facilities and 30 million square feet of space daily. His expertise includes corporate strategy and leadership,business development, strategic selling and operations, having spent 10 years in executive leadership roles with Fortune 200 companies that include Enterprise Leasing, AT&T and ADP. Bosley joined the OpenWorks team in June 2013 and since that time, has supported the company’s market growth with responsibilities including business development sales, operations and franchise maturity. He is a member of the Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and a graduate of the University of Denver, having earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from the Daniels School of Business. For more information about OpenWorks, visit openworksweb.com.
Mr. Conner has spent the last decade in the franchise industry working with several hundred different franchise systems in management, franchise sales and franchise development work. His experience ranges across all fields of franchise expertise with a focus in franchise marketing and franchise sales but includes work in franchise strategic planning, franchise research and franchise operations consulting. Christopher has worked with multiple International franchise and licensed organizations throughout the United States, Middle East, India and Europe. He has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors Degree from Miami of Ohio.
Steven L. Blue is the President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, an innovative company revolutionizing traditional safety solutions for railway workers, and author of the new book, American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right. For more information, please visit www.SteveBlueCEO.com, www.milleringenuity.com and connect with Blue on Twitter, @SteveBlueCEO.
Martin Cross is the president of Patent Translations Inc., serving law firms and patent departments in the US and abroad, and an active corporate member of the American Translators Association. The American Translators Association represents over 10,000 translators and interpreters across 91 countries. Along with advancing the translation and interpreting professions, ATA promotes the education and development of language services providers and consumers alike. For more information on ATA or translation and interpreting professionals, please visit www.atanet.org.
Kavita G Sahai
Kavita Sahai is the CEO and Founder of Have BIGplans, LLC, which virtually, conveniently and affordably connects entrepreneurs with certified business coaches. As the first-ever text business coaching platform, Have BIGplans has revolutionized the business coaching industry by providing unparalleled dialog between certified business coaches and small business owners in the digital age.
Lei Wang is an internationally-recognized adventurer, motivational speaker and author of After the Summit: New Rules for Reaching Your Peak Potential in Your Career and Life. The first Asian woman to complete Explorers Grand Slam (climb the highest peak on each continent and ski to both poles), Lei channels her experiences to convey a message of perseverance and steadfast determination that her audiences can use at work or at home. For more information about Lei Wang, please visit www.JourneyWithLei.com.
James Ihedigbo was an undrafted Free Agent in the NFL in 2007 out of the University of Massacusetts. He is a 9 year NFL Veteran leader and Super Bowl Champion. Ihedigbo has played with the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and the Detroit Lions throughout his career. James launched his own foundation, Hope Africa USA in 2009 which helps students of African Decent receive educational scholarships, college prep courses and assistance to ensure all students get the best possible help and guidance along their college journey. Ihedigbo has attend the NFL Broadcast Boot camp and has been active in the media across the country giving his NFL insight to the game on and off the field. James’ focus is teaching and educating others about leadership, teamwork and how to be successful in not only the workplace but in life overall. James is married to Brittany and has a daughter, Grace, they reside in Houston, Texas.
Elizabeth McCormick is a keynote speaker, author, and authority on Leadership. A former US Army Black Hawk Pilot, she is the best-selling author of her personal development book, “The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life.” Elizabeth teaches real life, easy to apply strategies to boost your employees’ confidence in the vision of your organization and their own leadership abilities. For more information, please visit: www.YourInspirationalSpeaker.com.
H. John Oechsle joined Swiftpage in July 2012 and currently serves as president and chief executive officer. John came to Swiftpage with a 30-year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders. John is an advocate for technology and education in Colorado and has been an active contributor to the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). He has been recognized several times for his involvement in the tech industry. In 2006 and in 2009, John was awarded the Technology Executive of the Year, and the Titan of Technology awards by the CTA. John was also awarded the Bob Newman Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by the CTA in 2011.
Jeff Johnson and Geri True
Jeff Johnson has been immersed in franchising for nearly 30 years; first as a franchisee, then a multi-unit franchisee, and then an area developer for a national QSR franchise. In 2002, Johnson founded the Franchise Research Institute® to study and promote franchise excellence.