COLEMAN SMALL BUSINESS LENDING CALENDAR — Meet 40 Brands at Franchise Time’s Event Next Week in Vegas

April 16, 2015

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Small Business Lending Calendar

Franchise Times’ Annual Franchise Finance & Growth Conference is franchising’s premier franchise lending and dealmaker’s conference. Attendees are invited to meet with franchise lenders and investors throughout the conference and get an inside look at the growth plans of over 40+ successful franchise companies as they make presentations about their expansion initiatives.

Lenders, investors and potential franchisees will want to learn more about these growing brands and network with other franchise operator attendees. Attendees will also attend workshops and presentations concerning the current lending and investment environment for franchised businesses. It’s a franchise dealmaker’s event and one that shouldn’t be missed.

Sally Smith – CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings
Paul Brown – CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group

Blaze Pizza – Jim Mizes, President & COO
BurgerFi International – Corey Winograd, CEO
CKE Restaurants – Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President
Corner Bakery Cafe – Salil Bapat, CFO
Dairy Queen – Mark Vinton, CFO
Denny’s – Mark Wolfinger, CFO
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants – Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO
Driven Brands – Steve Jackson, CFO
Dunkin’ Brands – Jason Maceda
El Pollo Loco – Steve Sather, CEO
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers – Scott Redler, Co-Founder
Jamba Juice Co – James White, CEO
Jersey Mike’s Subs – John Teza, Chief Development Officer
Krispy Kreme – Tony Thompson, CFO
La Madeleine – Sam Kaufman, CFO
MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes – Rich Hicks, CEO
Newk’s Eatery – Jim Greco, COO
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Brian Harley, CFO
PizzaRev – Rodney Eckerman, CEO
Pizza Studio – Samit Varma, CEO
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – Grady Walker, Treasurer
Renue Systems – David Grossman, CEO
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina – Phil Friedman, CEO
Senior Helpers – Robert Sharkey, CFO
Sonic – Steve Vaughan, CFO
TGI Fridays – Tom Kurrikoff, CFO
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Mike Rotondo, CEO
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint – Roger Wagerman, VP
Zaxby’s Franchising – Blake Bailey, CFO

Franchise Time’s Franchise Finance & Growth Conference, April 20-22, Las Vegas

South Central Tennessee Development, April 21, Spring Hill

Online Lenders Alliance, April 28-29, Washington DC

8th Annual SBA Export Lender’s Roundtable, April 22, Washington DC

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 5-7, San Antonio

NADCO Spring Summit, May 10-13, Washington, D.C.

AltLend 2015, Innovative Lending for Small Business, July 20-21, New York

America East Conference for SBA Lenders, August 12-14, Baltimore

2015 Mid-America Lender’s Conference, August 31 – September 2, Dallas

America’s SBDC, September 8-11, San Francisco

2015 FLAGGL Annual Conference, September 16-18, Orlando

2015 LEND360, October 13-16, Atlanta

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