Featured Speaker – Zeke Rodriguez, Franchise Consultant, The Franchise Consulting Company
Zeke Rodriguez is an accomplished business advisor with a unique blend of experience and depth of knowledge in franchising, finance, corporate law, and management consulting. After leaving the world of mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance, where he helped restructure holding companies and negotiated dozens of acquisitions, Zeke spent several years raising capital for early-stage companies.
Zeke is no stranger to working with business owners and taking the time to understand them and their challenges. During the mid-2000s, Zeke brokered the sale of multi-million-dollar shopping centers for individual owners in Miami, Florida, while working with a national real estate investment company. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant in Tier Technologies’ (now Official Payments Corporation) e-Government Group, where he focused on strategy for, and implementation of, technology-based solutions. Most notably, he helped design a strategy for business owners to more easily comply with state regulations using internet-based tools.
With a devotion to service and strong belief in business as a force for good in the world, Zeke has served on the Alumni Advisory Council of the Weatherhead School of Business, and he is Chairman of the Board the Hispanic Business Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where entrepreneurs of all kinds learn skills to successfully run their businesses.
Zeke earned both an MBA and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Session: Finding The Right Franchise