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As a franchisee of two different systems, a successful franchise consultant, a partner in a franchise development company and the director of the Franchise Brokers Association, Sabrina has been involved with franchising from every angle.
She focuses on building businesses that embrace collaboration and empowerment of all parties involved. She believes deeply in helping others as the way to achieve success. She is passionate and committed to creating a win-win-win-win situation for all parties involved in a transaction.
Sabrina graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology. She attributes her ability to solve complex problems in business to her computer science degree where she excelled in complex equations. She immediately went into an all commission sales position after college. She has been self employed ever since. She now owns four companies that she runs both actively and passively. She is a hard worker and aligns herself with phenomenal people who seek to establish a wonderful business environment for the members of their organization. Ethical and moral integrity are her highest priorities.
Mr. Riess is both an Officer at the Corporate Practice Group at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, and a Certified Public Accountant. He brings a long history of franchise legal representation as well as Big Eight accounting and Fortune 500 finance and management experience to the Franchise Training Institute.
In his career Mr. Riess represents many regional, national and international franchisees and franchisors. Eric continues to tour the country giving seminars on franchising and provides extensive franchise and distribution experience. He conducts national training monthly for the Franchise Broker Industry.
Mr. Riess is a well known and respected figure in the franchise world.
Christopher Wall is fueled with a strong passion for design and is a driving force in the creative design and development of all our projects. He began his career in Graphic Communication and Design in 1999 with a small E-Learning and Instructional Training company. After a series of buy-outs he served as a senior graphics designer at RWD Technologies and Latitude 360° contracting for companies and agencies such as NASA, Nokia and Cisco Systems.
Chris then left to pursue his interests in 3D Animation where he received an AS degree in Computer Animation and a series of specialized certifications in Lightwave 3D and Photoshop.
Currently, Chris is Co-Owner and Creative Director of Developmental Marketing where he continues to focus on Graphic and Web Design, 3D visualization and Animation. He also tours the country training students on sophisticated 3D & Graphic technologies. Chris manages all branding and marketing materials produced for FTI and their members. He also manages the technical department of the FBA team.
Alicyn Taft has had a long career in business development, project management and client relationship management. She works specifically in the acquisition of quality franchise concepts to the Franchise Brokers Association. Alicyn prides herself on being a very ethical business professional. Her background in the financial services sector has given her a strong understanding of “reading the numbers” to determine a Franchises success. She is incredibly talented and a strong team player within the company. She is a mother of two and is happily married.