Our Advisors

Paul Segreto, CFE, CFB
Franchise and Restaurant Operations Expert

Paul Segreto is a Co-Founder and President of National Franchise Advisors (NFA).  Paul has a wide range of franchising experience, is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and a Certified Franchise Broker (CFB). He brings his unique perspective, entrepreneurial spirit and extensive industry experience to his role within NFA.  He also serves as CEO of Franchise Foundry, a strategic partner of NFA, and is the founder of the popular podcast “Franchise Today”.   For over thirty five years he has exclusively served the franchise industry as a multi-unit franchisee, area developer, senior level corporate executive, consultant, coach, and advocate.  Whether it is to assist a portfolio client with growth, or help one of our clients find the right franchised business, Paul is dedicated to franchise success at all levels.  In 2014 and 2015 Paul was named Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by “Small Business Trends”.

John Colarossi
Franchise Operations Specialist

John Colarossi is a Co-Founder and CEO of National Franchise Advisors (NFA).  Throughout his successful career, John has shown outstanding results working with private equity firms on acquisitions and corporate turnarounds.  His focus on value proposition, position within the marketplace, and key performance indicators influencing growth and profitability, helps companies build significant value and drive sustainable growth.  He has effectively helped struggling businesses redefine their current strategy in light of today’s changing markets.  In addition to over 20 years of franchise management experience with several major brands, John has also developed, and currently leads, a web-based management training company focused on the needs of small businesses in developing their personnel.

Tom Fragale
Expert Computer Software Consultant and Trainer

tom-2013Tom Fragale is a computer professional with over 30 years of professional experience consulting and providing custom software solutions. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, military bases, and companies large and small across many industries, including manufacturing, banking, pharmaceutical, education, retail, etc. He started his career as a database application programmer and has served as a consultant and project manager on many successful projects. His topics of expertise include: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Crystal Reports, SQL Server, Visio, VBA, QuickBooks, and SharePoint, among others. His passion is training people and helping people get the most out of their computers, and he is a published author having written a book on Microsoft Access. He graduated in 1988 from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA with a BA in Computer Science.

Marty Preuss
Process Improvement Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

picture1Marty Preuss, President of High Impact Metrics, LLC, is a performance improvement professional with over 20 years of experience in business results optimization. Starting as a Mechanical Engineer in an operating Nuclear Generating facility, he has applied Lean Six Sigma in a variety of industries and processes. In addition to his Six Sigma Black Belt, he has earned certifications as an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, ASQ Quality Engineer and ASQ Quality Manager. As a recognized Lean Six Sigma expert, he is particularly accomplished in multi-facility change leadership. Mr. Preuss also created the High Impact Metrics approach to performance improvement where he combines Lean Six Sigma’s critical thinking with modern web collaboration. He readily shares his knowledge and experience as a speaker at professional associations, such as APICS, and ASQ.

David Sanders
Financial and Accounting Expert

untitled1Dr. Sanders is considered one of the worlds leading consultant in accounting, bookkeeping GAAP, IFRS, finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, cost accounting, personal finance, taxes, sales & use taxes, internal controls, complete inventory management, cycle counting, vendor and supplier management.

Having 37 years experience in finance, he holds numerous degrees including a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Masters in Taxation, and a PhD in Finance. He has served as a Corporate Controller, CFO International Corporation, Government Tax Auditor, Business Consultant, and Senior Partner for various Accounting firms..

As a leading consultant for SOX, (IFRS), GAAP, Internal Controls and Fraud. David is called upon nationally and internationally for his consulting abilities. In addition, his knowledge includes business processes testing, business set up, remediation and updating business systems. Dr. Sanders was also appeared on Fox Business Network as a National Business Consultant.