Don Boroian, Chairman & CEO of
Francorp, The Franchising Group.
With more than 40 years of experience in corporate management, franchising, direct sales, and business administration, Donald Boroian is among the nation's most sought after consultant in the field of business expansion.
He and his companies have provided comsulting services for more than 10,000 businesses, including some of the nation's best known franchisors: McDonald's, Ford, Bridgestone/Firestone, IBM, Hershey's and many more.
Mr. Boroian's third book, Franchising Your Business,
is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative and skillfully written books on franchise development. He is also co-author, along with Joseph Mancuso, of the popular Simon and Schuster book, How to Buy and Manage a Franchise
and his first book, The Franchise Advantage
Terry Ellis, Co-Founder of Chrysalis Records
As one of the architects of the British Invasion of the 1960's and 1970's. Terry Ellis was responsible for guiding the careers of Jethro Tull, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and the News, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and many many more.
Terry developed one of the most successful track records in contemporary music for discovering and developing the commercial potential of young recording artists. With his partner, he built a small artist booking agency into one of the most successful independent groups of companies in the music industry with subsidiaries involved in artist management, booking, record labels, music publishing, concert promotion and venue management, entering the recording studio business with Beatles producer Sir George Martin. In one capacity or another, Chrysalis represented every important influence in British music in the 1970s.
At the end of 1974, Terry moved to Los Angeles to build the American arm of the group. In the US, Terry discovered and signed to Chrysalis, Blondie, Billy Idol, Pat Benatar and Huey Lewis and the News. In each of these cases, and there are others, the common factor was his personal devotion of time, effort and career planning that took the artists to international success. Terry produced two Made-for-TV movies and developed the award winning TV series Max Headroom. He has also held the Chairmanship of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and served for five years as a member of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI).