Leadership Team

Home Office Team

Larry Oberly

President/CEO

View Bio

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 Imaging: 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.

×

Pat Jarrett

Vice President, Franchise Development

View Bio

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.

Pat and his family enjoy golf, boating and attending college football games.

pjarrett@speedpro.com

×

Elliot Parks

Controller

View Bio

Elliot has over 10 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, Elliot was an accounting manager with another franchise company for 4 years and in public accounting at KPMG for 7 years. As the Controller at the Home Office, he leads all finance and accounting activities. He loves everything from digging into a juicy spreadsheet to discussing high level strategy.

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

elliotp@speedpro.com

×

Jodi Olin

Vendor Relations Manager and Consultant

View Bio

Jodi brings over 12 years of franchising experience to SpeedPro Imaging. She joined the SpeedPro team after creating and operating a unique, part-time staffing firm which she founded and franchised in 2006.

Jodi supports various regions of SpeedPro franchisees in her role as Field Consultant. Her passion is helping owners achieve outstanding financial success through business planning and regular financial and operational reviews. Additionally, Jodi serves as Vendor Relations Manager for SpeedPro. In this role, she works to secure the best pricing, the best service and any other value-add from our vendor partners for the SpeedPro system.

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

×

Bri Acosta

Operations Manager

View Bio

Bri has over 10 years of operations and management experience in the manufacturing industry and over 3 years in the franchise industry. She works closely with new SpeedPro franchise owners to ensure a successful onboarding and launch. Once a new owner joins SpeedPro, Bri guides them through SpeedPro’s kickstart process, scheduling training and shipments of the start-up equipment package. In addition to working with new owners, she also assists with the daily operations of the home office and planning the annual SpeedPro Convention.

Bri was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Colorado in 2013. She and her husband have 2 young children and 1 fur-baby.

BSoli@speedpro.com

×

Jenny Prado

Accounting Manager

View Bio

Jenny brings over 30 years of accounting experience to the SpeedPro team along with 14 years within the franchise industry. Among her previous experience, she was the accounting manager for an area licensee of Fantastic Sams. At the SpeedPro Home Office, Jenny prepares financial statements and assists franchisees with monthly reporting and other related transactions.

Jenny grew up in Colorado and resides in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  She enjoys singing, nature, gardening, hiking, baking and time with her family.

×

Ryan Yates

Manager of Production Support

View Bio

Ryan is the Manager of the Home Office Production 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. His 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 3 children.

×

Amanda Heupel

Support Specialist

View Bio

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.

×

Sarah Brown

Senior Franchise Development Coordinator

View Bio

Sarah has 10 years of franchise experience in the quick service and large-format printing industries.  She served dual roles at Chick-fil-A overseeing training and operations for a franchised location and grand opening training as a Certified Trainer for the Chick-fil-A Home Office. As a part of the SpeedPro Franchise Development Team, she oversees the franchise discovery process, marketing campaigns and coordinates all franchise development related events.

Originally from Kentucky, Sarah received her B.S. in Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Sarah enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga and spending time with her husband and 2 dogs.

×

Zack Meade

Training Manager & Consultant

View Bio

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.

zackm@speedpro.com

×

Rob Sybert

Senior Systems Administrator

View Bio

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.

RobS@speedpro.com

×

Nicole Yates

Franchise Development Specialist & Resale Coordinator

View Bio

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.

×

Danielle Yuthas, CFE

Marketing Director

View Bio

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.

 

×

Phil Sanko

Digital Marketing Specialist

View Bio

Phil is a lead generation and brand awareness specialist who spearheads SpeedPro’s national and local Internet marketing endeavors. With over $3M in ad-spend experience across search, display, and social media networks, Phil brings his own unique form of digital advertising forte.  Before joining SpeedPro Imaging, Phil worked in the financial industry for nine years while also running his own lead generation company part-time.

When he’s outside the office you can find Phil at the top of Colorado’s many 14,000 ft. peaks, playing guitar on his back porch, or walking his redbone coonhound through town.

×

Dave Steinman

General Counsel

View Bio

Before joining SpeedPro, Dave worked as the EVP/General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Concord Energy LLC.  He 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.  Dave 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.

×

FIELD CONSULTANTS

Bruce Plush

Regional Support Manager - Los Angeles

View Bio

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 Phelps

Regional Support Manager - Orange & San Diego Counties

View Bio

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 & Ann Siburg

Regional Support Manager - Arizona

View Bio

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

×

Gina Skeim

Regional Support Manager - Colorado and Wyoming

View Bio

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

×

Bruce Benson

Regional Support Manager - Iowa / Nebraska

View Bio

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

×

Jodi Olin

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

View Bio

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

×

Zach Meade

Regional Support Manager - Western United States

View Bio

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.

zackm@speedpro.com

×

Steve Fernandes

Regional Support Manager - Houston and Austin Texas

View Bio

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

×

David Sperry

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

View Bio

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

×

Richard & Lynne Arrington

Regional Support Managers

View Bio

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

 

×

Scott Schoner

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

View Bio

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

×

Bill & Brad Jones

Regional Support Managers - Virginia and West Virginia

View Bio

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

×

Ward Martin

Regional Support Manager – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

View Bio

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

×

Mike & Denise Retherford

Regional Support Managers - Florida

View Bio

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

×