August 11, 2016

Experience The Difference With An Industry Leading Franchisor Guiding You


Ray Titus


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.

David Baxter


David Baxter is the Chief Operating Officer for United Franchise Group. He’s primarily responsible for establishing and implementing systems to execute the organization’s strategic plan. He develops goals and systems to track progress toward those goals. David is also instrumental in coaching staff to achieve their goals and serves as a thought partner with the brand Presidents and executives concerning operational efficiencies and business opportunities. David’s background includes more than 30 years of experience in operations, sales and acquisitions from start-up companies to multi-million dollar enterprises. He is a former business owner with proven successes in creating opportunities for revenue and corporate growth. David is originally from Rochester, NY and currently resides in South Florida. David is married to his wife Cindy and they have four children: Michael, Christina, William and Ashley.

Todd Newton


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.

John Hauptstueck


Graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering John worked his way from the electrical field in the 70’s to back-office procurement management in the early 80’s. During the mid-80’s John learned he loved to build business and how computers would optimize efficiencies in operations. He launched his consulting firm Office Ventures in the 90’s which operates today helping hundreds of SMB companies nationally. Additionally, he was the key architect of one of the first small business Ecommerce systems in 2001 for an industry that today continues to product over $2 billion in annual revenue. John has successfully created several turn-key business’ in Texas and Indiana over the past 20+ years.

John’s ability to look at a problem and reverse engineer a solution is a key to his success in many industries. His dedication to managing project through to completion is a passion that drives his success.

His wife Vicky of over 40 years and daughter Maria are the pride and joy of John’s life, As one who never sits still, he has a love and hobby of inventing new products. John holds several patents and continues to develop more as he sees problems, then envisions and creates the solutions.”

Jim Tatem

President of UFG

Jim Tatem is the President of United Franchise Group, Inc. and one of the first employees who started his career by running the pilot Signarama store in 1986. Jim was instrumental in creating and running the franchisee training programs. He spent 19 years serving as Director of Training and Support until 2005, responsible for developing the store set-ups, research and development and field support programs for Signarama and eventually the other brands of UFG. Jim was also heavily involved with the launch of the EmbroidMe pilot store in 2000 and has directed several core departments in the company over the years including Field Support, Operations, Marketing, Technical Support, R&D and the Global Department. Jim is a member of the International Sign Association, Digital Print Imaging Association, Rotary – West Palm Beach Chapter and is currently working on a book series titled “How to: LIFE”. He is a graduate from the University of St. Thomas, Mini MBA program in franchising and holds CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) designation. Jim’s passion is “encouraging, equipping and enthusing others” and he does so through motivational seminars, training and materials he produces including “The 7 Steps to Successful Living” workbook and DVD course. Jim is originally from NY and currently resides in South Florida. Jim is married to his wife Danielle and they have four children: Eli, Jasper, Lacey and Jessie.

Brady Lee

President of Accurate Franchising

Brady Lee has been with the company for more than eight years, with his career starting with working for Signarama in Tallahassee. Brady has held a number positions at UFG including Franchise Development in both the U.S. and Australia, Director of Sales for Experimax, Vice President of Franchise Development and Director of Sales in the Australia Corporate Headquarters. Brady is currently the President of Accurate Franchising, Inc.

Elizabeth Moreno

Vice President of Accurate Franchising

Elizabeth Moreno is the Vice President of Accurate Franchising and is based out of the West Palm Beach, FL headquarters. She started with the company in 1993 when it was just Signarama. She spent a number of years as the International Marketing Representitive attending many franchise expos and helping Signarama grow in Australia, Europe, and South America. She bacame the Regional Manager for the Nothern California region living out of San Francisco and then moved to the UK to be the Regional Manager there. It is this accumulated knowledge that she now uses to help others turn their business into a franchise system. Elizabeth's passions are her family, art, and travel. She spends most of her leisure time with her two nephews and her two adoptive daughters.

Cory Carbonell

Director of Franchise Development

Cory Carbonell joined the Accurate Franchising team in 2017 as Senior Advisor where he was responsible for educating business owners on the franchise industry and how they can grow their businesses by utilizing the services of Accurate Franchising. From strategic planning to franchise sales, he has played a role in developing both emerging and mature franchise companies in various industries. He is now the Director of Franchise Development for Accurate Franchising and takes great pride in being able to assist franchisors in expanding their networks through franchise sales.

Ed Sullivan

Senior Analyst

Ed Sullivan joined the Accurate Franchising team in January of 2019 as Senior Analyst where he is responsible for examining various business model’s capability to adapt or become a franchise concept. While understanding that many industries are dominated by franchises, Ed knows there are specific attributes of a business model that can help excel its growth through franchising.

Prior to AFI, Ed was an investment advisor in the financial markets, where he obtained his series 7 and 63 license, and offered investment vehicles, such as: Private Placements, PIPE Transactions, IPO’s, secondary offerings, alternative investments and stock transactions.

Besides work, Ed loves boating and physical activity of any kind, but most importantly, his family. He has a wonderful Fiancée, Makayla, and three boys, Cayden, Eddie and Carter.

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