Gary Occhiogrosso Managing Partner - Franchise Growth Solutions

Currently Gary Occhiogrosso is the Managing Partner of Franchise Growth Solutions, which is a membership only 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 2015 . 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.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Private Equity Investing and Franchising

Room: 1B05

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

Panelists: Roger Lipton, President, Lipton Financial Services; Grant Marcks, Vice President, Head of Business Development, Atlantic Street Capital; Kirk McLaren, MBA, CTP, CPA, Georgetown University

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 Franchise company 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 great opportunity for Investors and Franchisors to meet face to face and discuss current and future opportunities.
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