Next Lunch & Learn: Summer 2019

Topic: TBA

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm 


Tom Spadea, after more then fifteen years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, went on to receive his law degree at Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate degree is in Finance from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he graduated Cum Laude. Mr. Spadea is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), a designation he earned in 2008 from the International Franchise Association.

Mr. Spadea represents franchisees and franchisors from negotiating the contracts pertinent to the various transactions such as leases, Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and asset purchase agreements to representing clients looking to resolve disputes when relationships don’t turn out as expected. Mr. Spadea brings a history of not just being a lawyer, but being an entrepreneur and corporate executive for multiple franchise concepts. This perspective allows him to not only vigorously defend his client’s legal rights, but also to never lose sight of their business goals.

Event Moderator – Partner at Spadea Lignana, LLC

At the core of every great business is a strong company culture. In franchising, the culture of each franchisee and the system as a whole will have a dramatic impact on the success of the business.

Come talk to our panel of experts who have been on all sides of the franchising equation for years with multiple brands. They will tell you first hand how business owners neglect culture at their own peril. Does the system embody the goals, culture and aspirations of the original founder? How do you translate the passion from the founder into success on the ground with franchisees?

Franchisees are the keepers and arbiters of company culture. Is your culture one of shared growth or do you feel competitive with your franchisor and other franchisees? If you are struggling with building a culture of success, come to discuss your issues with some of the franchising industry’s best minds.

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Rocco Fiorentino, CFE

Sr. Partner, Primo Hoagies

Former CEO Benetrends

‍‍‍Former Krispy Kreme Area Developer

Raj Bhatt, CFE

Co-Founder, WOOPS!

Multi-Brand Franchisee of

Lightbridge Academy and more

Stacey Kimmins, CFE

Owner and President, FUN BUS

Certified Franchise Executive

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