Get ready to dive into the world of franchising with David Barr, the man who's carved a successful path in this ever-dynamic business model. David Barr, past Chairman of IFA, and in many respects all things franchising as a franchisor, franchisee, and supplier, has played an instrumental role in numerous brand successes, earning him the moniker, "The Oracle of Franchising". Don't miss the opportunity to hear David's insights from his journey as a franchisor, master franchisee, prolific board member, and supplier.
In this upcoming live session our moderator, Keith Gerson, will interview David Barr as he takes you on a journey through one of the most remarkable careers in franchising. David began his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and subsequently found his way into franchising with Pizza Hut, Inc. His career further ascended when he successfully led the Great American Cookie Company from CFO and eventually the CEO, making it a well-recognized franchise with 367 mall-based cookie stores nationwide. As a man who can't resist a good challenge, David then strategically facilitated the sale of Samuels Jewelers, Inc. to Gitanjali Gems, and Rita Restaurants Corp. Both endeavors further solidified his reputation as an astute businessman and franchising guru.
David's has also been a powerful voice for the industry at large, where he has met with political heavyweights, appeared on major news outlets, and advocates for the impact of pivotal policies. His insights and experiences are not only sought after by industry insiders but have also caught the attention of prominent media houses like the New York Times and International Business Times.
Attendees will learn from questions including:
- Key insights or strategies that separate successful franchisors from those who struggle to expand their franchise systems
- The trends and changes foreseen in the future of franchising that franchisors should be prepared for
- The role technology plays in modern franchising, and how franchisors can leverage it to improve operations and customer experience
- How David predicts the longevity of a franchise system
Join us for this exclusive webinar where David Barr, the man behind the growth of brands like BrightStar Care, Your Pie, Del Frisco Restaurant Group, Charles & Colvard, Inc., and Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC, shares his wisdom and insights. This is your chance to learn from the best in the business. Buckle up for a deep dive into the world of franchising, the David Barr way!
*Attendees enrolled in the International Franchise Association's “Certified Franchise Executive” (CFE) program will receive credits for attending this session.