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Seminar Speakers

Courtney Rollins Zawisa

Courtney Rollins Zawisa

Future Billionaires Club

Courtney Rollins Zawisa is a networking guru, realtor, franchisor and property manager with a passion for business and giving back to the community! Courtney began her professional career in the media field as a News Reporter, Radio D.J and Advertising Agency Executive before moving into the real estate and franchising industries.  While she has gained a strong foothold in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the eastern US, she has also proven to be a pioneer in the franchise industry by founding a franchise system that focuses its efforts on implementing a proven program for business leaders to implement in their own communities that provides value to franchisees, members and local non-profits.

Sada Sheldon

Sada Sheldon

Law Offices of Khalil & Sheldon

Sada Sheldon concentrates her practice on trademark and franchise law.  She handles trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), USPTO Office Actions, trademark licensing and assignments, the roll-out of new franchise programs, franchise sales compliance, franchisee relationship issues, and the renewal of existing Franchise Disclosure Documents (“FDDs”).  She has handled litigation matters involving breach of contract, breach of non-compete, and trademark infringement.  She is a member of the Virginia and California state bars.  She was recently selected to the Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Starts list.

David Perez

David Perez

Freedom Insurance

David Perez is a strong, confident business and sales professional with a PHD in results!  David is an experienced multi-unit retail operator with a demonstrated history of hitting bottom line goals and consistent growth. Skilled in sales, marketing, operations, business formation, and public speaking; David constantly strives to improve and grow in his personal and professional life by helping and coaching others to achieve their goals.

Windy Ankofski

Windy Ankofski

Tupperware

Windy Ankofski spent years building a career in corporate America and decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship in 2013.  Having avoided sales roles and unpredictable commission based pay structures all her life in favor of a steady paycheck and fixed salary, Windy decided to enter the fast-paced world of network marketing in 2013 as a way to add additional income to her life and move her life to the next level and has never looked back!  Windy’s internal drive and growth strategies took her from the entry level consultant to management level in a very short time and eventually lead to a 20+ person team and nearly a quarter of a million dollars in annual sales in less than 2 years.  Now dedicating time to her business, her career and education, her life has evolved to allow her to reduce her debt, provide for her family, assisted in a life-long battle to maintain a healthy lifestyle and even given her the financial freedom to buy second new home!  Windy focuses on empowering others to succeed by coaching and teaching others to make their journey to financial independence less difficult, less expensive, and less time consuming – read another way, Easier, Cheaper and Faster!

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Davis Law PLC

Chris Davis is a business attorney and litigator with experience helping businesses in both private practice and as a Corporate Counsel to a large franchisor with over 4,000 franchisees internationally.  Chris has handled commercial disputes for clients in state and federal courts around the country in matters ranging from basic contract disputes to multi-million dollar “bet the company” lawsuits. In addition to being an attorney, Chris owns and manages a business in the energy and telecom sector. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY.   Chris has served as an adjunct Professor at Regent University since 2008 and has a penchant for helping business owners and entrepreneurs from all walks of life avoid and overcome obstacles by simplifying the daunting worlds of business and law.

Carl Khalil

Carl Khalil

Law Offices of Khalil & Sheldon

Carl Khalil has 28 years of experience in franchise, commercial law, and litigation. He has extensive experience preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents that are in compliance with Federal and State law as well as Canadian Provincial laws. He has implemented Area Developer, Area Representative, and Master Franchise programs, and litigated numerous franchise, commercial, and other cases. Working with both emerging and mature franchise concepts, Carl has worked closely with every department in an organization to include Franchise Development, Marketing, and Operations, among others. Armed with this perspective, Carl is able to bring both a legal and business viewpoint to his client’s legal needs.

Rand Walker

Rand Walker

Startup Smart

Rand Walker is a serial product and business launcher with nearly 40 years of experience in launching emerging business concepts, software products and has owned and operated several retail and professional service businesses. He built his career on solid planning and implementation techniques to shorten launch time and cover all aspects of a successful launch. Rand’s system, built on a multi-dimensional approach based on functions, assessments, decisions and resources used to shape an action plan is designed to turn a product or service idea into a reality by launching into the marketplace in the most strategic and beneficial way possible.

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Danny Hewitt

Danny Hewitt

Franchise Enterprise

Danny Hewitt is a sought-after corporate franchise development, marketing and sales trainer for both small businesses and global corporations. Hewitt has spent a lifetime helping franchisees and franchisors grow their brands internationally.  Hewitt offers personalized attention and delivers impactful strategy, direction and content. He uses his extensive knowledge of leadership, franchising and grassroots marketing to develop action plans that propel companies to new levels of success.

Stephen Zawisa

Stephen Zawisa

The Z-Team

Stephen Zawisa (Pronounced Za-Visa…like the Visa Card) has been helping Hampton Roads residents buy and sell property for over ten years!  Stephen has put his chosen field of study, Communications, to use by not only being recognized, along with this wife, Courtney, as one of the top realtors in Virginia Beach, but also in his past endeavors as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Media General, a new car salesperson and a Tow Truck Driver!  Now a full-time, licensed Realtor and Certified First Time Home Buyers Coach with the state of Virginia, he strives to excel in the areas of financing, contracts, negotiating and marketing to provide their clients with utmost satisfaction.  Stephen loves helping his clients reach their goals and specializes in waterfront property.

Tiffany Robertson

Tiffany Robertson

Financial Education Services

Tiffany Robertson is a passionate business women whose parents instilled the entrepreneurship drive from an early age.  With a solid beliefs that anything is possible and that multiple revenue streams is the best way to get ahead and stay ahead, Tiffany is both a successful franchisee and network marketer in several systems.  She is dedicated to helping others achieve their financial independence dreams.