Leadership Team

Home Office Team

Larry Oberly

President and CEO

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Larry is a franchise leader with over 25 years of expertise as a franchisor and franchisee. Before joining SpeedPro, 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, Larry built and sold his businesses at a substantial profit and was elected to serve on the Baskin-Robbins National Marketing Committee. Here he co-created pricing models and communications programs and helped align 2,300 franchisees with the franchisor’s goals and strategies.

Larry grew up in Ohio, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University and went on to earn his MBA at California State University. Larry has furthered his education by receiving a Franchise Management Certificate from Georgetown University and is a Certified Franchise Executive with the International Franchise Association. Larry lives with his wife and son in the Denver, CO area, where he enjoys running and racing, golf, travel, hosting parties at home, reading non-fiction and spending time with friends.

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Elliot Parks

Controller

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Elliot joins the SpeedPro Imaging accounting department as the controller, leading finance and accounting activities. Prior to this roll, Elliot spent over four years in accounting and IT rolls at another franchise company, and seven years at KPMG in public accounting.

In his free time, he enjoys discovering new breweries in Colorado and spending time with his wife and new daughter.

elliotp@speedpro.com

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Jodi Olin

Vendor Relations Manager and Consulting

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Jodi Olin supports various regions of SpeedPro franchisees in her role as Field Consultant. Jodi’s passion is helping owners achieve outstanding financial success through business planning and regular financial reviews. Additionally, Jodi serves as Vendor Relations Manager for SpeedPro.

In this role, Jodi works to secure the best pricing, the best service and any other value-add from our vendor partners for the SpeedPro system. Jodi joined the SpeedPro team after creating and operating a unique, part-time staffing firm which she founded and franchised in 2006.

Jodi originally hails from New York but she and her husband raised their 2 daughters in Colorado. In addition to her love of helping owners within SpeedPro, she is an avid skier and long distance cyclist.

jodio@speedpro.com

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Pat Jarrett

Franchise Development Director

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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 Imaging Omaha from 2010-2016, which was one of the fastest growing franchises in company history.

Pat now focuses on developing the SpeedPro Imaging brand by establishing relationship with new franchise partners and helping existing owners sell their franchises when they are ready to exit.

pjarrett@speedpro.com

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Bri Acosta

Operations Manager

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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 Operations Manager, Bri not only manages the Home Office Operations, she is also responsible for working directly with new franchises with purchasing their startup packages and walking them thru the Kickstart process until they are open.

As a Colorado resident, Bri enjoys the beautiful mountains and exploring the outdoors.

BSoli@speedpro.com

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Jenny Prado

Accounting Manager

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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.

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Ryan Yates

Manager of Production Support

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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.

Ryan brings knowledge of various printers, cutters, routers, RIP software and graphic based productions.

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Sarah Brown

Senior Franchise Development Coordinator

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Sarah works with the Speedpro sales team to support them in Franchise Development and setting up new franchisees for success. Prior to joining SpeedPro, Sarah worked at a local Chick-fil-A franchise in South Carolina as well as a Certified Grand Opening Trainer for the Chick-fil-A Home Office.

Throughout her professional experience, Sarah has gained customer service, marketing, account management, and training skills. She was born and raised in Kentucky and moved to South Carolina where she attended Coastal Carolina University where she received her B.S. in Business Administration.

After graduating, Sarah moved to the Denver area and joined the SpeedPro team shortly thereafter.

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Zack Meade

Head of Business Training & Consulting

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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 stateside in 2016. Zack 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.

zackm@speedpro.com

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Rob Sybert

Senior Systems Administrator

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Rob is a member of the SpeedPro technical support team. Prior to joining SpeedPro, he held roles at IBM and AT&T, where he gained more than 20 years of experience in IT systems management, system integration and training.

Within the SpeedPro tech team, Rob is focused on CoreBridge and supporting other systems platforms. On beautiful Colorado weekends, he enjoys driving his classic 66 Mustang with his family.

RobS@speedpro.com

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Nicole Hays

Franchise Development Specialist

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Nicole helps professionals make the decision to transition into small business ownership with SpeedPro. Prior to joining the team, Nicole 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. Nicole is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending her free time with her family.

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Danielle Yuthas

Marketing Director

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Danielle is a franchise marketing expert with experience at multiple brands including Ace Hardware, Elements Massage, Fitness Together and FIT36. Danielle is currently pursuing her Certified Franchise Executive 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.

 

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Dave Steinman

General Counsel

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Before joining SpeedPro, David worked as the EVP/General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Concord Energy LLC.  David also served as a Director, for Sun Microsystems, Inc., running Sun’s International Market Integrity Division and he spent time working with RE/MAX’s International and US operations and franchising issues.  David also managed domestic litigation for Nestle USA.

In addition, David served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Colorado and Texas regions prosecuting federal crimes and handling appeals before the United States Courts of Appeal in the Tenth and Fifth Circuits.  He received a BA from Grinnell College; MBA from Southern Methodist University; and JD from St. Louis University School of Law.  David holds licenses to practice law in Colorado, California, Texas and Washington, D.C.

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FIELD CONSULTANTS

Bruce Plush

Regional Support Manager - Los Angeles

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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.

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Steve Phelps

Regional Support Manager - Orange & San Diego Counties

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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.

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Borg & Ann Siburg

Regional Support Manager - Arizona

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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.

bsiburg@speedpro.com

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Gina Skeim

Regional Support Manager - Colorado and Wyoming

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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.

gskeim@speedpro.com

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Bruce Benson

Regional Support Manager - Iowa / Nebraska

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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.

bbenson@speedpro.com

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Jodi Olin

Regional Support Manager for Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania

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Jodi Olin supports various regions of SpeedPro franchisees in her role as Field Consultant. Jodi’s passion is helping owners achieve outstanding financial success through business planning and regular financial reviews. Jodi joined the SpeedPro team after creating and operating a unique, part-time staffing firm which she founded and franchised in 2006. Jodi originally hails from New York but she and her husband raised their 2 daughters in Colorado. In addition to her love of helping owners within SpeedPro, she is an avid skier and long distance cyclist.

jodio@speedpro.com

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Steve Fernandes

Regional Support Manager - Houston and Austin Texas

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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.

stevef@speedpro.com

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David Sperry

Regional Support Manager - So. Ohio, So. Indiana and Kentucky

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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.

dsperry@speedpro.com

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Richard & Lynne Arrington

Regional Support Managers

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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.

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.

larrington@speedpro.com

 

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Scott Schoner

Regional Support Manager - New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and DC

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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.

scott@speedpro.com

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Bill & Brad Jones

Regional Support Managers - Virginia and West Virginia

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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.

wjones@speedpro.com | bjones@speedpro.com

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Ward Martin

Regional Support Manager – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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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.

ward@speedprocarolinas.com

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Mike & Denise Retherford

Regional Support Managers - Florida

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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.

mretherford@speedpro.com

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