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Franchise

Bill Johnson

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Former President of McDonald's Canada

From burger flipper to CEO, Bill Johnson, former President of McDonald’s Canada, traces his climb up the ladder. Now a coveted speaker at IVEY School of Business, he shares his ‘no cash registers in the boardroom’ philosophy. Revealing trials and lessons learned, Bill Johnson talks about developing the business in Mexico, building a new supply chain, and the international aspect of McDonald’s.

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Shawn Saraga

Shawn Saraga interviewed by Randall Craig on www.ProfessionallySpeakingTV.com

Solving the Puzzle of Franchising

Mr. Franchise himself, Shawn Saraga, joins us in the PSTV studio to share insights and pitfalls in the franchise industry. Offering valuable tips and lessons to both franchisee and franchiser, he bares all in this informative interview.

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Greig Clark

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Founder of College Pro Painters

College Pro Painters founder, Greig Clark talks franchises, venture capitalism, and advisory boards and how the success in each area is all about getting the right people. As he traces his career back to starting the popular franchise College Pro Painters, he talks about the learning curve of building the business and how he knew it was time to leave. 15 years after entering the arena of venture capitalism, Grieg Clark discusses what he learned: evaluating the players, analyzing the financial proposal, and indicators of success or failure. Offering tips on how investees and entrepreneurs work with a venture capitalist, he explains the importance of continuous process improvement.

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