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LEADING THE NATION'S FOREMOST LARGE-FORMAT PRINTING FRANCHISE

The backbone of any franchise system is the support and expertise offered by the leadership and management team. The goal of our team is to provide our franchise owners with the tools and the training to help them be successful in accomplishing their personal goals. Our team operates on a set of core values that influence how we do business. Everything we do hinges on putting our FRANCHISEES FIRST.

1) INTEGRITY
2) RESPECT
3) FEARLESS LEADERSHIP
4) FOCUS
5) DRIVE
6) FUN

HOME OFFICE TEAM

Larry Oberly

LARRY OBERLY

President/CEO
Elliot Parks_2.5inSquare

ELLIOT PARKS

Chief Operating Officer
Pat Jarrett2.5insquare

PAT JARRETT

Vice President, Franchise Development

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.

Elliot has over 12 years of accounting, IT, and operational experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, Elliot was in charge of finance in the IT department of a large franchisor. He also spent seven years at KPMG in their audit practice servicing various clients in a multitude of industries. As the Chief Operating Officer at the Home Office, Elliot leads all finance, operations, business consulting, and production support activities.

In his free time, Elliot enjoys discovering new breweries in Colorado, baking, and spending time with his beautiful wife and new daughter. He is a CPA and has a Bachelors of Finance and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Denver.

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 and global supply chain and 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.

Zack Meade_2.5inSquare

ZACK MEADE

Training Manager & Business Consultant
Danielle Yuthas_2.5inSquare

Danielle Yuthas

Director, Marketing
Ryan Yates_2.5inSquare

Ryan Yates

Director of Support

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.

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, she 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.

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 softwares, 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.

GinaSkeim_2.5insquare

GINA SKEIM

Business Consultant
Bri Acosta_2.5inSquare

BRI ACOSTA

Operations Manager
Jenny Prado_2.5inSquare

Jenny Prado

Accounting Manager

Gina is a member of the Business Consulting team at SpeedPro Imaging. As a Business Consultant, Gina assists new franchise owners by overseeing the launch of their sales and operations in an efficient manner with the use of systematic processes. She also supports mature owners by facilitating ongoing business support programs.

Gina has five years of experience successfully operating and profitably selling a Denver SpeedPro Studio and 12 years of experience as a Regional Developer within SpeedPro serving the Colorado Region. Gina comes to SpeedPro with extensive organizational and management skills from her time in the Respiratory Therapy field.

When she isn't at SpeedPro, Gina enjoys photography and spending time with her family.

Bri has over 10 years of operations and management experience in the manufacturing industry and over three 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 two young children and one fur-baby.

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.

Dave Steinman_2.5inSquare

DAVE STEINMAN

General Counsel
Rob Sybert_2.5inSquare

ROB SYBERT

Senior Systems Administrator
Amanda Heupel Bkgrnd fix2.5insquare

AMANDA HEUPEL

Support Specialist

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.

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 the Production Support Team at the Home Office. She has over right years 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 during the summer months.

Nicole Yates_2.5inSquare

NICOLE YATES

Franchise Development Consultant
TawnyMackey_2.5insquare

TAWNY MACKEY

Administrative and Accounting Assistant
Josh_Buras2.5square

JOSH BURAS

Digital Marketing Specialist

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 five 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.

Tawny joined the SpeedPro Home Office team in 2019 with over 15 years of combined administrative support experience within a variety of industries, ranging from facilities maintenance to real estate and renewable energy. She toggles support responsibilities between Operations, Accounting, and Franchise Development departments at SpeedPro. Tawny is a Colorado native where she takes advantage of being outdoors, crafting, gardening and is known as the resident “Plant Lady” in Castle Rock where she lives with her husband and two teenage children.

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 college students. Josh completed a 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.

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