Gary Occhiogrosso Managing Partner - Franchise Growth Solutions

Currently, Gary Occhiogrosso is the Managing Partner of Franchise Growth Solutions, which is a national franchise development and sales firm. Their “Coach, Mentor & Grow Program” focuses on helping Franchisors with their franchise development, strategic planning, selling franchises and guiding franchisors in raising growth capital. Gary started his career in franchising as a franchisee of Dunkin Donuts before launching the Ranch *1 Franchise program. He is the former President of TRUFOODS, LLC a 100 unit, multi-brand franchisor and former COO of Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille. Gary was selected as “Top 25 Fast Casual Restaurant Executive in the USA” by Fast Casual Magazine. In addition, is an adjunct instructor at NYU on the topics of Concept & Business Development as well as Franchising & Entrepreneurship. He is also the host of the “Small Business & Franchise Show” broadcast over AM970 right here in New York City and is a contributing writer for Fobes on the topic of Franchising.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Private Equity Investing and Franchising

Room: 1B05

Moderated by: Gary Occhiogrosso, Managing Partner, Franchise Growth Solutions

Panelists: Grant Marcks, Principal, Head of Business Development, Atlantic Street Capital; Josh Smith, Head of Franchising, Riverside Company; Michael Iannuzzi, Citrin Cooperman; Scott Porter, Brightwood Capital Advisors

This session will consist of a panel discussion covering how to position your franchise company for Private Equity investment and what PE firms look for in a Franchisor acquisition or strategic partnership. In addition, there will be plenty of "networking" time for both Franchisors and Private Equity attendees to meet & network. This is a great opportunity for Investors and Franchisors to meet face to face and discuss current and future opportunities. .
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Using Your Digital Assets to Sell Franchises

Room: 1B05

Moderated by: Gary Occhiogrosso, Managing Partner, Franchise Growth Solutions

Panelists: George Lanzaro, Internet Pioneer & Founder, Parmamagoo Media; Cody Crail, C Squared Social; Zack Fishman, FranFunnel; Nick Powills, No Limit Agency

In this seminar you?ll learn how to maximize and optimize digital assets to increase your franchise recruitment. The panel will share insights and best practices on how everything from the Websites to Facebook to Google Ads.
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