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Ray Titus

Ray Titus

CEO

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.

Brady Lee

Brady Lee

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

Todd Newton

CFO

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.

Tipton Shonkwiler

Tipton Shonkwiler

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.

JASON JACOBSON

JASON JACOBSON

Client Relationship Manager

Jason Jacobson has been with United Franchise Group since 2014 in a variety of capacities with the company, and most recently transitioned over to Accurate Franchising in early 2021. He is responsible for project managing the entire development process for our clients, to include Strategic Planning, legal document creation, operations assistance and Sales and Marketing. He takes great pride in helping our clients develop their businesses into a lucrative and profitable franchise concept. He is originally from Islip, NY and now lives locally in West Palm Beach, FL with his wife, Jill, daughter Emma, and twin sons Pearce and Dylan.
MICHAEL WHITE

MICHAEL WHITE

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.

Nadeen Retzler

Nadeen Retzler

Sales Support Coordinator

Nadeen Retzler has been with United Franchise Group since 2008, with her career starting as the Director of First Impressions. Nadeen has held numerous positions at UFG including Communications Specialist, Franchise Development Representative, Executive Assistant and UFG Global Coordinator. She has been working with our Master License Partners around the world and takes great pride in assisting them with a “What Ever It Takes” attitude. Nadeen enjoys cruising and spending time with her family.
Mike Landis

Mike Landis

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.

Diego Verd

Diego Verd

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.

Meagan Corey

Meagan Corey

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meagan Corey began her career with United Franchise Group as the Director of First Impressions, starting her transition to Accurate Franchising Inc. in 2021. She is responsible for developing the marketing plan and collateral for each of our clients to advertise their unique franchise concept. She has an enthusiasm for design and helping our clients—and our brand—present themselves with passion. After attending Northern Vermont and Rockford Universities for Graphic Design & Marketing, Meagan moved from Connecticut to Port St. Lucie, FL.

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