Boris brings extensive experience in strategy, finance and operations to his role as President and CEO of SpeedPro Imaging. He is passionate about continuous improvement and maintaining SpeedPro's leadership position in the industry by providing best-in-class tools for our franchise owners. Prior to SpeedPro he ran Mountain Ridge Capital and served as VP of Strategic Planning and Specialty Products for Sleep Innovations, a consumer products company. At Sleep Innovations, Boris was responsible for launching the Specialty Products division and transforming another division that doubled in revenue. He has held roles in private equity and investment banking at American Capital, The Anschutz Corporation and Credit Suisse First Boston. Boris earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Steven is responsible for overseeing the internal operations of SpeedPro Imaging Corporate. He takes a hands-on approach to finding areas for growth and improvement; then identifies the best solutions and implements the required changes. One of his primary objectives is the constant improvement of unit level economics. Before joining the SpeedPro team, he served as an Associate at Mountain Ridge Capital. Steven has owned and operated a real estate holding company and a café. Prior to his business endeavors, Steven served in the Marine Corps where he led a team of Marines conducting operations in Al Asad, Iraq. Steven earned a BS from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Steve Phelps is responsible for Franchise Development, working with all new prospective owners, guiding them through their initial investigation phase. He is also heavily involved as a tactical business partner to all franchisees, providing guidance, marketing leadership and management. Steve's high-level relational sales background of more than 20 years, ensures continued franchise growth at both the Corporate and Studio level. He has been involved with SpeedPro Imaging since inception in 2003.
Ryan is responsible for new, traditional channel, franchise partnerships. He brings extensive experience in individual unit sales as well as structuring larger, multi-unit and Area Developer relationships. Ryan believes that shared integrity, transparency, and brand values are what leads to strong franchisee partnerships. Prior to joining SpeedPro, Ryan worked with McAlister's Deli in Atlanta, GA and Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, TX. While at Dickey's he and his team grew the brand more than 600% in five and half years.
Patrick provides technical support for franchisees. Prior to joining the corporate support team he served as a Production Manager for SpeedPro San Antonio for 10 years. Patrick brings the hands-on studio experience from operating a high performing studio to his role.
In addition to being the Regional Developer for Colorado, Gina is the Director of Business Support for SpeedPro Imaging, where she focuses on getting new franchise owners open and operating in an efficient manner, initial studio training and ongoing business support programs. She has 5 years of operating the successful Denver studio and 8 years as a regional developer to serve the entire SpeedPro network.
In addition to being the Regional Developer for North Texas, Tom is the Director of Technology for SpeedPro Imaging. Tom's role involves evaluating technology needs for SpeedPro, allowing us to maintain our competitive edge in the marketplace. During his career with EDS and YUM brands, Tom was involved in numerous projects to evaluate new technologies for different companies, helping them not only move their businesses forward, but find the most total cost effective way. This experience along with running a SpeedPro studio for 8 years and over 10 years as a Regional Developer make his input on new technology invaluable.
Jamie Eardley is responsible for coordinating all marketing activities through the home office from managing our Internet Marketing Agency and PR firm to creating and conducting training to help our new franchise partners get up to speed as they come on board, as well as, assisting all franchise partners become as profitable as possible. Born in Manchester, England but raised in Colorado, Jamie attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. After graduating, Jamie worked as Marketing Consultant for Dex Media for 5 years, working with hundreds of local businesses to become found and chosen by potential clients online.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Bri began her career at Sleep Innovations where she gained experience in operations, purchasing, product development and customer service. As our National Accounts Coordinator she utilizes her skills and experience to coordinate printing efforts between regionally disbursed customers and our network of franchisees. As a Colorado resident, Bri enjoys the beautiful mountains and being outdoors.
Jenny provides accounting services for SpeedPro Imaging. She joined the team with 10+ years of franchise accounting experience as well as a variety of other accounting experience outside of the franchising sector.
Ryan is a technical support team member. He has over 20 years' experience in the sign and graphic industry. Starting out with architectural based companies, he later served as General Manager for a franchised sign company for 10 of the 14 years there. He brings knowledge of various printers, cutters, routers, RIP software and graphic based productions.
Paul brings to SpeedPro Imaging over twenty five years of management and technology experience with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies; where he held a variety of senior program and project management, product management and business development roles. He received his BSEE/MSEE from Gonzaga University and holds his PMP certification from the Project Management Institute. In his spare time, Paul is a youth soccer coach and USSF licensed referee.
Annette brings over 20 years of experience in strategic program and project management to her roll at SpeedPro Imaging. A early Sun Microsystems employee, her responsibilities over the years included overseeing customer briefing programs, sales support programs and corporate events. She holds a MA in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. Paul's diverse career includes film, video and live event production; corporate marketing and business development roles at Sun Microsystems and Sony; and Executive Director for the Mobile DTV Alliance and SD Card Association. He attended UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University School of Business and received his BA from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Paul and Annette enjoy cooking, travel and tennis.
Bruce, a graduate of Branch College NYC brings 13 years experience as Regional Manager in the Staffing Industry. Bruce a huge USC fan, enjoys his family and sky diving.
Steve graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a BA in business administration. Steve's high-level relational sales background of more than 20+ years, ensures continued franchise growth at both the Corporate and Studio level. He has been involved with SpeedPro Imaging since inception in 2003. Steve is enjoys spending time with his family.
Borg is a West Point graduate and began his career as an Army officer, first stationed in Korea and then later at Ft Bragg, NC. A masters in systems engineering from the University of Arizona led him into the world of consulting. He also spent time in manufacturing as a manufacturing engineering manager and operations manager. His last role prior to joining the SpeedPro family was Director of eCommerce at DHL Express. Ann likes to say her background is eclectic. Following a degree in chemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she also became an Army officer stationed at Ft Bragg where she met and married Borg. Following the Army, she spent time as a chemical engineer and completed an MBA. Borg and Ann have 5 children and joined SpeedPro in 2009.
Gina comes to Speedpro with experience in lead and manager roles in the medical field, including department manager of a multi-site hospital facility. She received her degree in respiratory therapy from Ohlone College in Fremont California. Gina enjoys spending time with her family.
Bruce brings 16 years of experience with Precision Industries, where he held the position of Regional Vice President. A graduate of North Western College with a BA degree, he enjoys golf and water skiing.
Pat graduated from the University of Arkansas, where he received his BA of Finance. Previously Pat worked as Vice President of Caremark. In his spare time he enjoys helping out with Youth Sports as well as Golf.
Tom is a graduate of SMU where he received his BS Degree. He previously worked for YUM Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut) as the Director of Information and Technology. Prior to that he was the Division Mgr. for E.D.S. Tom enjoys camping and reading.
Steve received a BSEE from the Univ. of Notre Dame as well as a MBA from Univ. of Texas. He brings 17 years of experience from Motorola, holding positions of Director of Marketing and Director of Operations. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family.
Mark attended the University of Maryland, where he received his BS. His experience includes being partner of J & M Gemini and Vice President/Global Tech Manager of Novar, England.
Prior to opening SpeedPro Imaging's first location in Wisconsin, Sean spent the last 19 years with Research Products corporation in various sales & marketing positions. After graduating from MATC in Madison, WI Sean started with Research Products as an outside sales person in Memphis, TN. He then held a number of Product Management positions focusing on new product development, advertising, promotions & overall brand development. The last 8 years he was the National Sales Manager for Research Products, responsible for over 50 direct sales people & regional managers throughout North America.
Prior to SpeedPro, Jim enjoyed 30 years in the metals distribution industry working for Ryerson Inc. During this time, his experiences ranged from having operational responsibilities for business units in the U.S. and Mexico to leading national sales as well as corporate procurement. He is a native of Massachusetts, but his career has led him to call Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Chicago home. He has a bachelor of arts from Brown University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Johanna live in the Chicago suburbs with their two teenage sons.
Dave received his B.S. from Oregon State University. Dave worked for Campbell Soup Co. where he served as Director of the National Customer Team. Prior to that he was President of California Day Fresh Food, a division of Chiquita as well as General Mgr. of Chiquita Fresh Cut, Ohio. Dave enjoys spending time with his family as well as a good game of golf.
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Rich has 25 years of management experience with The Bank of New York Mellon and Mellon Bank; where he held a variety of senior management roles, including CEO of Mellon Leasing, Executive Vice President and Head of Credit Underwriting, Global Institutional Banking, International Banking, Corporate Banking, Loan Products and Portfolio Management. He received his BS from Brigham Young University and MBA from New York University. In his spare time, Rich enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.
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Lynne is a CPA and has worked for Marsh & McLennan and Arthur Young. She has volunteered with local government, non-profit, and religious organizations. When she is not working, she golfs or shops with her daughters. She prefers to golf.
John has 25 years of pharmaceutical sales, sales management and training experience with Pfizer and Warner-Lambert where he was the Senior District Sales Manager developing sales teams for the NY Metropolitan area. John was also the Regional Sales Manager for a contract with Boehringer-Ingelheim pharmaceuticals to develop and launch a new sales team for the North East. Prior to Pfizer John has experience in sales of electro-optical equipment for OEM applications and as a Clinical Laboratory Manager for a major NYC Medical Center. He received his BS from Wagner College, NY in Laboratory Medicine and is Board Certified as a Medical Technologist. John received his MBA in Business Management from Pace University, NY.
Michael's professional experience includes over twenty years of diverse national and international experience with proven success in corporate sponsorships, sales management, radio, broadcast & cable television advertising sales. His career experience has included management and sales positions at ZGS Communications/Telemundo New England, Petry Media Corp.NY, Cablevision NY, Katz Communications in London/Chicago, and Tribune/WGN Television in Chicago. In 2009, as a consultant for Progreso Latino, he was the Project Manager of Progreso's Youth Homeland Security Initiative. He identified funding prospects, convened a planning team and assigned tasks to the Central Falls Police & Fire Chiefs, the President of Progreso and the President of the Rhode Island Red Cross. The program was designed to offer at-risk youth the opportunity to receive certificate training in life saving techniques, emergency preparedness and disaster relief.
Prior to joining the SpeedPro family, Nick spent 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, where he held leadership positions in R&D, project management, sales and marketing, and corporate strategic development. His most recent position was Associate Director of Strategic Business Improvement in the Pharmaceutical sector. Nick is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, lean manufacturing expert, and holds nine U.S. and foreign patents in medical diagnostics. He received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union School of Engineering in NYC, and M.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Nick is joined by his son, Bohdan (Dan), who comes to SpeedPro from Absolut Spirits, where he was IT Manager for the entire US organization. Prior to this, Dan was senior IT consultant at the Rockefeller Group. He graduated from Cooper Union with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He is an avid photographer and in his spare time supports the Children of Chornobyl Relief and Development Fund.
Scott graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in business administration, and also holds an MBA from Rutgers University. He was involved in the start-up of a wireless company, Corporate Telecom. Scott built it into a successful operation and ran the business for 17 years before selling in 2005. It is with this experience in building a business and a brand that Scott has brought to SpeedPro Imaging. Scott enjoys travel and his involvement in Rotary.
Gary and Nancy come to SpeedPro after successful careers in the information technology services industry. An accomplished executive, Gary spent the majority of his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) developing new business and building teams to support enterprise clients in the Manufacturing, Government Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Financial Services industries. A native of the Philadelphia area, Gary graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Computer Science. Nancy grew up in York, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Computer Science, followed by a successful consulting career with Shared Medical Systems (SMS). Gary and Nancy now reside in Memphis, TN but have also called Melbourne, Australia, Northern Virginia, Baltimore, and Seattle home. Most weekends they can be found supporting their sons on the soccer sidelines or at other sporting activities.
Bill brings 43 years of military and professional service and experience. A graduate of Ohio University with an Executive MBA from William & Mary, Bill is a C Level Executive, CPA, as well as a CGMA. He enjoys golf, the outdoors, travel, and Grandchildren in his free time. Brad brings 10 years of small business management experience along with 5 years of sales and marketing experience. A graduate of Ohio University, Brad enjoys family, running, adventure racing, and the outdoors in his free time.
Ward brings to SpeedPro over 10 years of experience as an Investment Banker with Morgan Keegan & Co, as well as his private equity experience with a focus on multi-unit franchise and master development. Ward graduated from University of No. Carolina where he received his B.A. When not at work, he enjoys his family and fishing.
Mike and Denise Retherford have owned their Orlando based studio since 2010. Mike brings more than 35 years of leadership and management experience to SpeedPro Imaging. He has held C-level positions at several organizations, in addition, he was a CEO coach for several years. He is a decisive leader, with a proven ability to dramatically increase operating results and profitability of businesses.
Mike and Denise are both graduates of the University of Iowa. In addition, Mike received an Executive MBA from the Darden Business School.