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.
Lori is the Vice President and Controller of SpeedPro. Prior to SpeedPro, she served as Manager/Partner at Haynie and Company, a public accounting firm, from November 2015 to September 2020 in Littleton, Colorado. From October 1990 to October 2015, Lori held the position of Staff Senior/Manager with Feldhake and Associates, a public accounting firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Feldhake and Associates merged into Haynie and Company in 2015. Lori holds her CPA license in the State of Colorado.
Lori has been married to Cory for more than 20 years. They have a son Jacob who is 18. Lori is originally from Kansas and has lived in Denver for more than 25 years.
Lori and the Morris’ like to travel, ski and are very involved with food banks, through the Boy Scouts, in the Denver area.
Stephen (Steve) Ritley joined SpeedPro in September 2022 as Vice President of Franchise Development with nearly two decades of franchise industry related experience. His leadership positions have focused on the sales aspect of franchise development in everything from wide-format printing to home improvement to technology. Under his direction, he sold out entire territories for full market penetration, prioritized franchisee satisfaction as well as operational excellence. A graduate of Heidelberg University (OH), Steve has pursued ongoing education and is a Certified Franchise Executive.
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 software, 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.
Darin is the former owner of the SpeedPro Denver studio. He purchased the studio in 2011 and remained an owner for over eight years. Darin returned to SpeedPro Home Office as a Business Consultant in 2020 supporting over two dozen studios & owners in Colorado, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Tennessee with best business practices. Darin successfully grew the Denver studio doubling gross revenues during his tenure and regularly landed in the top 10 nationally. His studio was consistently top three in the number of vehicle wraps completed annually (often exceeding 700) and the studio was the first to adopt the Epson SureColor Eco-solvent printer. Additionally, Darin often provided feedback regarding new Home Office programs (e.g. in-house training) and his studio also was a frequent stop for Discovery Day visitors. Prior to owning a studio, Darin spent over 15 years in the IT & GIS Consulting arena working for various Fortune 500 clients in the telecom and gas/electric utility industries.
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.
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.
David has over 40 years of accounting, HR, administration & management experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, David was the CFO of an event management and e-commerce 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.
Kate Askew is the Franchise Development Support Specialist for Speed Pro. She has a background in customer service with a wide variety of work experience. She has a degree in Hospitality Management from Texas Tech University, and most recently was as a concierge coordinator for the membership program of a private jet broker based in Denver, CO.
In true Colorado fashion Kate and her husband enjoy being active and outdoors including hiking and disc golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. They also enjoy watching and attending sporting events with hockey and football at the top of the list.
Dillon is a Marketing Manager at the SpeedPro Home Office. With an extensive background in copywriting, graphic design, and website development, Dillon specializes in taking brands from strategy to efficient execution by utilizing his production experience working with the industry’s latest technologies, processes, and partnerships in order to achieve optimal returns across all of SpeedPro’s marketing investments.
In his free time, Dillon loves to go hiking with his girlfriend and rescue pittie around Denver, and is an avid lover of virtual production and emerging marketing technologies.
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.