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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

Brady Lee has been with the company for more than eight years, with his career starting by working for the Signarama store 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 spent 2 years as President of AFI and currently is the COO of United Franchise Group.
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 & Director of Consulting Division, UFG

Tipton Shonkwiler is the Brand President for Accurate Franchising and the Global Director of the UFG Consulting Division. Tipton has been with United Franchise Group for more than 18 years. He has been working in the franchise industry for the past 28 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.
John Brice

John Brice

Vice President of Client Relations & Director of Food Division

John is the Vice President of Client Relations & Director of Food Division. His extensive franchise experience started when he opened his first McDonald’s in 1993 and grew to an 8-restaurant McDonald’s organization. He additionally established and grew the largest Proshred Security franchise in the US, was the New England territory developer for Firehouse Subs, and developed multiple commercial real estate projects. John also has extensive experience consulting for businesses with the goal of guiding their journey of growth and improving operations.

John spent many years volunteering as a board member of Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charity in New York City, as an advisor to upstate NY area Boys and Girls Club, and the Children’s Home of Kingston, NY.

John and his wife now live in West Palm Beach, 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.

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

Sales Support Coordinator

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.

Alexander Ferrero

Alexander Ferrero

AFI - Client Sales Representative

Alex is the Client Sales Representative for Accurate Franchising Inc. Previous to his current position with AFI, he worked with United Franchise Group for the Franchise Development Team. He understands hard work, critical thinking, and teamwork can successfully help any business get to the next level. Alex is a firm believer in the importance of giving back to the community and helping others. A Columbus, Ohio Native that now resides in Palm Beach County FL.
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.

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