John Colarossi, Founder and President of National Management Advisors
Strategy Development Specialist
John Colarossi is the Founder and President of National Management Advisors. Throughout his successful career he has orchestrated turnarounds of struggling companies by helping them rethink their current strategy in light of today’s changing markets and develop their management team to implement their new strategy. He helps them assess their management team and systems to then lead them through a complete analysis of their value proposition, how they are positioned within their industry’s value stream, and what key factors are influencing their profitability. The end result is repositioning them to better identify their target markets, positively impact those profitability factors, and ultimately maximize margins and profits. This process involves a complete assessment of process, personnel, and performance; enforcing principles of lean thinking and Six Sigma to ensure reduced wasted and better quality products or service; and developing and managing the right metrics required to meet and exceed established targets. John has also developed and leads a web-based management training company (sbTrainingOnDemand.com) focused on the needs of small businesses in developing their management teams.
Paul Segreto, Executive Advisor to NMA
Restaurant Operations and Franchise Expert
Paul Segreto is an Executive Advisor to National Management Advisors. As Co-Founder and President of National Franchise Advisors (NFA), Paul has a wide range of franchising experience, including the designations Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and a Certified Franchise Broker (CFB). He brings his unique perspective, entrepreneurial spirit and restaurant industry experience to his role within NMA. He also serves as CEO of Franchise Foundry, a strategic partner of NMA, 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. Paul is dedicated to the success of small businesses at all levels. In 2014 and 2015 Paul was named Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by “Small Business Trends”.
David Sanders, Executive Advisor to NMA
Financial and Accounting Expert
Dr. 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.
Marty Preuss, Executive Advisor to NMA
Process Improvement Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Marty 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, ASQ, etc.