Speaker

Barry Falcon Senior Advisor - iFranchise Group

As iFranchise Group’s Senior Franchise Advisor in Atlanta, Mr. Falcon’s professional career spans more than 40 years across a range of industries and functions, including communications technology, operational and manufacturing consulting, marketing, project management, and business development. Mr. Falcon has over 15 years of direct experience in franchising, both as a franchisee and as an executive within multiple national franchisor systems. Prior to joining iFranchise Group as a Senior Advisor, Mr. Falcon served as CEO/Partner of Concrete Craft, where he implemented organizational and procedural improvements and initiated and led the sale of the company to a franchise private equity group. Before his tenure at Concrete Craft, Mr. Falcon was President/Co-Founder and Partner, and remains the Chairman of the Board, at ShelfGenie Franchise Systems, where he helped to establish the franchise program and was instrumental in growing the concept to 145 locations in five years. ShelfGenie was recognized by both Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines on their lists of top-performing franchise systems. Mr. Falcon was also a franchise owner with Velocity Sports Performance, where he was responsible for overall project management, hiring and training staff, implementing marketing efforts, and more. In the first year of operations, he grew revenues to $800,000. He ultimately sold the company to start ShelfGenie. Mr. Falcon is an active marathon runner and cyclist and is involved in a number of professional and community organizations, including local chambers of commerce and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He received a Professional Designation in Business Management from UCLA, and has also received Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, May 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Structures and Operational Strategies for Successful Expansion within the USA

Room: 1C04

Presented by: Rick Morey, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP and Barry Falcon, Senior Advisor, iFranchise Group

Whether franchisors are in a start-up mode or are gearing up for expansion beyond their original markets there is much to learn about successful franchising. This workshop will explore a wide range of subjects bearing on the successful expansion of a franchise network. Click here for more details.
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Avoiding Litigation for the Start-up Franchisor

Room: 1B02

Presented by: Barry Falcon, Senior Advisor, iFranchise Group and Harold Kestenbaum, Partner, Harold L. Kestenbaum, PC

Avoiding litigation as a franchisor is more about good planning than it is about good luck. This session will help the start-up franchisor understand the most common business and legal traps that can lead to avoidable litigation. Discussions will focus on practical advice for avoiding both franchisee litigation and vicarious liability for the acts of your franchisees. Topics will include sales and marketing best practices, regulatory issues and compliance, dispute resolution, franchise relations, and minimizing liability while maintaining quality control.
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Franchising Your Business

Room: 1C03

Presented by: Mark Siebert, CEO, iFranchise Group and Barry Falcon, Senior Advisor, iFranchise Group

This workshop is ideal for business owners interested in franchising or those trying to determine if franchising is a legitimate growth option. It will help business owners understand whether their business is franchisable, franchising versus alternative growth strategies, the process of franchising, legal requirements, quality control, franchise best practices, costs, and potential returns. Click here for more details.

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