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Ray Titus is the CEO of United Franchise Group and its affiliated companies. Mr. Titus is a life-long entrepreneur who began his career with his father, franchising legend Roy Titus, and went on to develop a group of successful brands and franchise development services.
COO and President of Graze Craze
Brady Lee has been with the company for more than eight years, with his career starting with working for the Signarama store in Tallahassee. Brady has held a number of positions at UFG including Franchise Development in both the U.S. and Australia, Director of Sales, Vice President of Franchise Development and Director of Sales in the Australia Corporate Headquarters. Brady is currently the COO of UFG.
Todd Newton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of United Franchise Group in 2008. Based in West Palm Beach, he leads the global finance team, managing all financial aspects of United Franchise Group’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining UFG, Todd was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Management Consulting Group, PLC. In that position, he was responsible for the delivery of results for multi-million dollar consultancy projects across a wide range of industries for Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he served in numerous financial capacities for MCG including Senior Vice President of Finance and Worldwide Director of Internal Audit. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science.
Accurate Franchising Inc. President & Managing Director of Consulting Division, UFG
Tipton Shonkwiler is the Brand President for Accurate Franchising and also the President UFG Consulting Division. Tipton has been with United Franchise Group for more than 20 years. He has been working in the franchise industry for the past 30 years and has served in various capacities including franchise development, sales and marketing, international master license sales, international brand development, along with having the direct responsibility for the day to day operations for several UFG brands throughout his career. Tipton is a Certified Franchise Executive within the International Franchise Association and holds a Franchise MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Originally from Ohio, Tipton now resides with his wife and 3 kids in Palm Beach County, FL.
Client Relationship Manager
Chief Development Officer
Michael’s passion for franchising and United Franchise Group began in 2000 while working as a marketing representative for a local Signarama franchise location. Since then, he has held a number of positions within the organization, from Regional Vice President to Director of Sales.
As the President of Venture X, Michael focuses on marketing and development efforts of the brand, domestically and internationally.A graduate of Furman University, Michael lives in North Carolina with his family of 5 and offices out of the Venture X in Durham.
Sales Support Coordinator
Regional Vice President – AFI
Mike Landis is the Sales Support Coordinator for Accurate Franchising Inc. Previous to his current position with AFI, he worked with several of United Franchise Group’s Emerging Brands including Network Lead Exchange & Resource Operations International. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University. Mike is married to his wife, Brittany, and they currently reside in South, FL. He inherently understands that the franchisee is the single most valuable asset an organization can have, and is driven by the unrelenting pursuit of franchisee success & satisfaction.
AFI Sales & Marketing Representative
Diego Verd is the Sales & Marketing Representative for Accurate Franchising Inc and is also the Sales Representative for Latin American and the Caribbean. He has been with the company since 2018, with his career starting as a Franchise Development Representative. Diego is originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to West Palm Beach, FL to get his bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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