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Larry brings 26 years of franchise experience from the food service, real estate and large-format printing industries. Before joining SpeedPro in November of 2017, he served for 17 years as Vice President of U.S. and Global Operations at RE/MAX LLC, where he headed growth, development, technology and training for more than 100 countries and territories, 3,850 offices and 54,000 agents.
Prior to RE/MAX, Larry was a successful multi-unit Baskin-Robbins franchisee with full P&L accountability for marketing and sales, quality customer service, team development, purchasing and accounting. After six years, he built and sold his businesses at a substantial profit and was elected to serve on the Baskin-Robbins National Marketing Committee.
Larry has three main roles as the President and CEO of SpeedPro: setting the vision of the company, growing existing studio sales and profits and awarding and supporting new studios.
Larry’s wife owns a Medical Training company and they are parents to one son. Larry loves traveling, running and hosting parties at their home. He has run seven marathons and eight half-marathons. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado and Georgetown University. He holds a BBA from Kent State University, an MBA from California State University, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board of University of Colorado-Denver, IFA International Committee and Convention Committee.
Paul Brewster is an accomplished senior-level executive with an extensive business coaching background. He comes to SpeedPro from his most recent position as Vice President of Franchise Operations for One Hour HVAC, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky Electric. Serving in that capacity he helped grow that family of brands to over $650 Million in top line revenue, more than 350 franchises, and 800+ protected territories. While he worked with franchises ranging in top-line revenue from $2M to $28M annually, his focus remained firm on top line growth and bottom line profitability for all. Previous to those roles he worked for RE/MAX, LLC as Senior-Vice President of Regional Operations, as well as Chief Development Officer at St. Anthony Hospitals and President of St. Anthony Health Foundation in Denver.
Paul has an undergraduate degree in Business and a Master of Science degree in Management from Regis University. He is also a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies in Franchise Management, and holds the Certified Franchise Executive designation from IFA. Paul is married to his wonderful wife Cathy and they have 2 grown children, David and Kelli. A native to Colorado, Paul enjoys the outdoors, travel, and music.
Elliot has over 12 years of accounting, IT, and operational experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, Elliot was in charge of finance in the IT department of a large franchisor. He also spent seven years at KPMG in their audit practice servicing various clients in a multitude of industries. As the Chief Operating Officer at the Home Office, Elliot leads all finance, operations, business consulting, and production support activities.
In his free time, Elliot enjoys discovering new breweries in Colorado, baking, and spending time with his beautiful wife and new daughter. He is a CPA and has a Bachelors of Finance and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Denver.
Pat is an experienced leader specializing in franchise management and franchise advisory. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the SpeedPro network including executive management, global supply chain & logistics including procurement and sourcing management. He also successfully owned and operated SpeedPro Omaha from 2010-2016, which was one of the fastest growing franchises in company history.
Pat now focuses on developing the SpeedPro brand by establishing relationship with new franchise partners and helping existing owners sell their franchises when they are ready to exit.
Pat and his family enjoy golf, boating and attending college football games.
Ryan is the Director of the Home Office Support team. He entered the Sign & Graphic Industry in 1996 beginning with architectural sign companies and went on to serve as General Manager for 14 years with a franchised printing company.
He brings knowledge of various printers, cutters, routers, RIP softwares, installation techniques, and graphic based productions as well as hands-on experience from operating and managing high performance shops to his role. He leads our support team and provides a multitude of facets to our production-based trainings in our state-of-the-art in-house facility.
Originally from Indiana, he has lived in Colorado for 22 years. He enjoys golf, snowboarding, craft beers and spending time with his wife and three children.
Zack holds more than 25 years of combined experience in executive recruitment, sales, management consulting, and business coaching. Working in the U.S. and Europe for both startup organizations and Fortune 100 companies, he has partnered with clients in industries such as information technology, investment banking, oil and gas, real estate, consumer lending, and manufacturing.
After 11 years abroad and earning dual U.S.–U.K. citizenship, Zack returned to the U.S. in 2016. He is passionate about coaching small business owners toward increased profitability while reducing stress and enabling them to carve out more time for themselves and their families.
Zack loves baseball (both playing and watching). He is originally from Canton, Ohio (Pro Football Hall of Fame location), and therefore continues to punish himself by remaining a loyal Cleveland Browns fan. Zack also volunteers his time as a Board Member of a local blindness charity (B.I.T. – Blind Institute of Technology), helping the blind and visually impaired find employment within the technology space.
Danielle is a franchise marketing expert with experience at multiple brands including Ace Hardware, Elements Massage, Fitness Together and FIT36. Danielle earned her Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) credential through the International Franchise Association where she serves as a member of the marketing and technology committee. Prior to entering the world of franchising, Yuthas was the Director of Search Engine Marketing at a Denver-based ad agency. Her fascination with digital marketing began when she joined Facebook as a user in 2004 and has grown ever since.
In her free time, Danielle is a freelance journalist, animal lover, hiker, cocktail party reveler and teller of dry tech jokes.
Gina is a member of the Business Consulting team at SpeedPro. As a Business Consultant, Gina assists new franchise owners by overseeing the launch of their sales and operations in an efficient manner with the use of systematic processes. She also supports mature owners by facilitating ongoing business support programs.
Gina has 5 years of experience successfully operating and profitably selling a Denver SpeedPro Studio and 12 years of experience as a Regional Developer within SpeedPro serving the Colorado Region. Gina comes to SpeedPro with extensive organizational and management skills from her time in the Respiratory Therapy field.
When she isn’t at SpeedPro, Gina enjoys photography and spending time with her family
Nicole has over 15 years of business development experience and has spent most of her professional career at RE/MAX, LLC where she gained a diverse background in franchise sales, event planning and marketing. Her career developed globally with training in different markets internationally. Specializing in franchise development over the past 5 years, Nicole helps professionals make the decision to transition into small business ownership with SpeedPro.
Nicole is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending her free time with her family, photography and playing poker.
Rob is a part of the SpeedPro Production Support team. Prior to joining SpeedPro, he held team lead roles at IBM and AT&T, where he gained more than 30 years of experience in Application Support, IT systems management, Enterprise system integration and training global support teams.
As the Senior Systems Administrator, he spearheads support and initiatives for SpeedPro’s workflow system, benchmarking software, email, internal training and resource centers as well as daily Production Support.
On beautiful Colorado weekends, he enjoys driving his classic 1966 Mustang with his family.
Amanda is part of our Production Support Team at the Home Office. She has over 8.5 years of experience in the graphics and large-format printing industry. She comes from another printing franchise where she was the Creative Director. In this role she managed all file output, inventory of all parts and products, daily operation of printers, plotters, and cutters and oversaw the graphic design area.
Originally from South Dakota, Amanda came to Colorado to finish her degree in Graphic Design. In her free time, Amanda and her husband enjoy backcountry snowmobiling in the Winter and spending as much time as possible at the lake in the Summer.
Tawny joins the SpeedPro Home Office team with over 15 years of combined administrative support experience within a variety of industries, ranging from facilities maintenance to real estate and renewable energy. She toggles support responsibilities between our Operations, Accounting, and Franchise Development departments.
Tawny is a Colorado Native where she takes advantage of being outdoors, crafting, gardening and is known as the resident “Plant Lady” in Castle Rock where she lives with her husband and two teenage children.
Josh has over two years of digital marketing experience, working for a digital marketing agency in downtown Denver and volunteering with a nonprofit for first generation to college students. Josh completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Colorado State University in 2016. He works closely with franchise owners on digital marketing strategy and problems that they face while also assisting with the home office marketing team.
In his free time, Josh can be found enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer from snowboarding to local events and enjoying time with friends at breweries/ brunch spots around Denver. Josh lives with his girlfriend and two dogs in an apartment downtown.
Josh comes to us with a background in small business ownership, as a former top producing franchisee of a national pack and ship brand, and most recently, as Senior Director of Operations for a national consulting firm where he managed all day-to-day operational aspects of the business. Besides growing up in Denver, Josh spent time in Arizona, during his undergraduate days at Arizona State University, New York City, and Austin, Texas where he received his MBA from The University of Texas. Father of three, he enjoys weekends treating his wife and kids to his slow smoked barbeque, especially when there’s a Texas Longhorn game on the tv. On the weekends, if not by the smoker, you’ll find Josh on a golf courses, ski slope, or in front of a good movie with his family.
Julene has joined the SpeedPro Home Office as an Executive Assistant supporting Larry Oberly, Elliot Parks and Paul Brewster. Julene has over 20 years of experience with senior executive support, operations management, customer service, human resources, marketing and event management. She thrives on organization, process improvements, promoting efficiencies and support throughout the firm. Julene was in the financial industry for 8 years, leading multiple roles as Operations Manager for Financial Advisor teams specializing in institutional retirement and wealth management. In 2017, she joined the Angel K Love Project Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, a non-profit that supports foster children with holistic therapies.
Julene is a native Coloradan of 6 generations. Her family still farms where they settled (by way of covered wagon via Ellis Island) in Holyoke. Julene is an avid yoga and wellness enthusiast, enjoys all things artistic and humorous, photography, cooking and community outreach. She has a son and a daughter who are “adulting” and resides in Highlands Ranch.
David has over 40 years of accounting, HR, administration & management experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, David was the CFO of an event management and ecommerce software solution provider here in Denver. He spent 5 years at the Washington DC office of KPMG in their audit practice, primarily servicing banking clients. Later, he was the CFO of a large S&L in Northern Virginia and the CFO of a regional bank holding company in Kentucky. As the Accounting Manager at the Home Office, David has the day-to-day responsibility of handling all finance and accounting matters.
In his free time, David enjoys watching the Colorado Avalanche and spending time with his stunning wife Ellen, their 3 grown kids, and their 8 grandchildren. He has been a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Ryan is a Marketing Specialist at the SpeedPro Home Office. He has over three years of marketing experience – working with globally-known brands such as The Walt Disney Company, Universal Orlando Resort (NBCUniversal), Samsung and more. Ryan completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2019 where he found his passion – bringing brands closer to audiences in non-traditional ways. At the Home Office, he assists franchise owners on their marketing strategy, finds marketing solutions for owners and develops Home Office marketing initiatives.
Ryan hails from Tampa, Florida and enjoys playing tennis, cares for all things pop-culture and is a self-proclaimed social media meme master.
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.
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.
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.
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. Scott enjoys travel and his involvement in Rotary.
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. 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.