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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

SPEEDPRO HOME OFFICE TEAM

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David Blackburn

Accounting Manager
David has over 40 years of accounting, HR, administration & management experience. Prior to joining SpeedPro, David was the CFO of an event management and ecommerce software solution provider in Denver. He spent five 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 three grown kids, and their eight grandchildren. He has been a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
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Chris Bransgrove

Franchise Operations Manager
Chris Bransgrove is Franchise Operations Manager for SpeedPro. Coming from a planning background, he has experience in various areas of a business owner's journey, from risk management to business growth. Chris has an extensive experience in succession planning for businesses including leveraging ESOPs. His knowledge helps owners when it's time to sell or with acquistions. Chris obtained his Certified Exit Planning designation from Business Interprise Institute in 2019. He has a passion for collaboration and detail when working on projects with colleagues and business owners. He is a Colorado native who enjoys performing music, hiking, and volunterring at a number of local non-profit organizations. Chris and his wife, Julia, enjoy exploring the Colorado Rocky Mountains and working with the marching band students at a local Colorado high school.
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Paul Brewster

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Brewster is currently the Sr. Vice President, Franchise Development & Business Consulting for SpeedPro in Denver, Colorado. Immediately prior to his current position at SpeedPro, Paul was Vice President of Franchise Operations for Direct Energy, heading up all external support for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electric, and One Hour HVAC. Previous to Direct Energy, he was Sr. Vice President of Regional Development (U.S.) at RE/MAX, LLC & before franchising, had a 10-year stint as Chief Development Officer of a Level 1 Trauma Hospital in Denver as well as five years as a Development Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Paul is a graduate of Regis University holding an undergraduate degree in Business (B.S.) with a minor in Religious Studies. He also holds a Master of Science (M.S.) from Regis and has done further graduate level studies in Franchise Management at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Paul is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).

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JOSH BURAS

Marketing Manager

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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AMANDA HEUPEL

Senior Support Specialist

Amanda is part of our Production Support Team at the Home Office. She has more than eight 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.

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PAT JARRETT

Franchise Development Director

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 Omaha from 2010-2016, which was one of the fastest growing franchises in company history.

Pat now focuses on developing the SpeedPro 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.

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ZACK MEADE

Senior Director, Training & Business Consulting

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.

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LORI MORRIS

Vice President and Controller

Lori Morris joined SpeedPro as Vice President and Controller in September 2020. Prior to that she served as Manager/Partner at Haynie and Company, a public accounting firm, from November 2015 - September 2020 in Littleton, Colorado. From October 1990 - October 2015, she 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, and they have one adult son, Jacob. She is originally from Kansas and has lived in Denver for more than 25 years. She and her family like to travel, ski and are very involved with food banks, through the Boy Scouts, in the Denver area.

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LARRY OBERLY

President/CEO

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: 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.

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Paul Reinhardt

Business Consultant and Regional Developer
Paul Reinhardt and his wife, Annette, opened their SpeedPro San Francisco Peninsula studio in 2010. Their studio was the fastest to hit $1 million in a year and was one of the first three honored into the SpeedPro President’s Club. In 2017, he received the Ambassador Award, which was given for his consistent demonstration of goodwill toward fellow franchisees and was owner of the year in 2019.
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Darin Schneider

Business Consultant and Regional Developer
Darin Schneider is the former owner of the SpeedPro Denver studio. He first purchased the studio in 2011 and remained an owner until November 2019. Darin returned to SpeedPro as a Business Consultant in 2020 serving studios and owners in California, Colorado, Washington, Utah, Iowa, Nebraska, and western Tennessee. Darin successfully grew the Denver studio to more than double gross revenues, and regularly landed in the top 15 nationally over the last several years. His studio was consistently number two in the number of vehicle wraps often completing over 700 annually. His studio was one of the first to adopt the Epson SureColor Eco-solvent printer. As a SpeedPro owner, Darin frequently gave his feedback regarding new Home Office programs including the in-house training program, and his studio was a frequent stop for Discovery Day visitors. Prior to owning a studio, Darin spent over 15 years in the IT Consulting arena working for various Fortune 500 clients in the telecom and gas/electric utility industries.
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Scott Schoner

Business Consultant and Regional Developer
Scott graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in business administration, and also holds an MBA from Rutgers University. He was involved in the startup 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 his experience in building a business and a brand that Scott has brought to SpeedPro. Scott enjoys travel and his involvement in Rotary.
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Rob Sybert

Senior Systems Administrator

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.

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NICOLE YATES

Manager, Franchise Development

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.

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Ryan Yates

Senior Director of Support & Vendor Relations

Ryan is the Director of the Home Office Support and Vendor Relations 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.

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Danielle Yuthas

Vice President, Marketing

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.

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