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2 PLANNING FOR GROWTH PEOPLE SOLUTIONS Facilitator- Robert Branca –CEO, Branded Management Group (Dunkin Donuts, 70+ units) Panelists - Charles Smithgall, III – CEO, Aarons Inc. ( Aarons Furniture, 100+ units) Michael Kulp – CEO, KPB Foods (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, 300+ units) Roland Spongberg – CEO, WKS Restaurant Group (Dennys, El Pollo Loco, Corner Bakery, 105+ units)

3 Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. Author Jim Collins:

4 Robert Branca, Jr., is President, General Counsel, and Director of Development for entities including Branded Realty Company and Batista Management Corp., doing business in Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, and Florida. Robert Branca, Jr., is President, General Counsel, and Director of Development for entities including Branded Realty Company and Batista Management Corp., doing business in Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, and Florida. Hometown is Boston, Massachusetts. Hometown is Boston, Massachusetts. Chair of Dunkin Donuts Franchise Owners PAC and the Vice Chair of the Washington, D.C.- based Coalition of Franchisee Associations. Chair of Dunkin Donuts Franchise Owners PAC and the Vice Chair of the Washington, D.C.- based Coalition of Franchisee Associations. Owns and operates nearly 70 Dunkin Donuts and 5 Baskin-Robbins Owns and operates nearly 70 Dunkin Donuts and 5 Baskin-Robbins Currently expanding his Dunkin Donuts and real estate businesses into the Midwest and also developing new concepts, which is intended to franchise. Currently expanding his Dunkin Donuts and real estate businesses into the Midwest and also developing new concepts, which is intended to franchise. Recently recognized for his significant historic renovation projects and community contributions in Massachusetts. Recently recognized for his significant historic renovation projects and community contributions in Massachusetts. Robert Branca

5 Roland Spongberg founded WKS Restaurant Group and became a franchisee of El Pollo Loco, Inc. in 1987. Roland Spongberg founded WKS Restaurant Group and became a franchisee of El Pollo Loco, Inc. in 1987. Hometown is Long Beach, California. Hometown is Long Beach, California. Owns and operates 105 restaurants in 7 states, including El Pollo Loco, Dennys, Corner Bakery Café and Krispy Kreme. Owns and operates 105 restaurants in 7 states, including El Pollo Loco, Dennys, Corner Bakery Café and Krispy Kreme. Employing over 3000 people corporate wide. Employing over 3000 people corporate wide. Roland has been honored by the International Franchise Association as Franchisee of the Year. Roland has been honored by the International Franchise Association as Franchisee of the Year. Has been given the Dennys A+ Achievement Award for Leadership in Achieving Excellence. Has been given the Dennys A+ Achievement Award for Leadership in Achieving Excellence. Roland serves on the El Pollo Loco Charities Board. Roland serves on the El Pollo Loco Charities Board. President of the Long Beach Area Council Boy Scouts of America. President of the Long Beach Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Roland Spongberg

6 Charles Smithgall is currently Chairman and CEO of SEI/Aarons Charles Smithgall is currently Chairman and CEO of SEI/Aarons Found on April 1, 1995. Found on April 1, 1995. Hometown is Atlanta, Georgia. Hometown is Atlanta, Georgia. SEI opened their first Aarons store on November 29, 1995 and subsequently developed 8 stores in the Kentucky/Indiana area before expanding to New England in 1999. SEI opened their first Aarons store on November 29, 1995 and subsequently developed 8 stores in the Kentucky/Indiana area before expanding to New England in 1999. SEI/Aarons, has continued to open stores in the New England states, as well as acquiring stores from Aarons, Inc. which currently operates 105 stores in 10 states. SEI/Aarons, has continued to open stores in the New England states, as well as acquiring stores from Aarons, Inc. which currently operates 105 stores in 10 states. SEI/Aarons is the largest Aarons franchisee SEI/Aarons is the largest Aarons franchisee Charles Smithgall

7 President/CEO of KBP Foods. President/CEO of KBP Foods. Hometown is Kansas City Hometown is Kansas City Under his direction, KBP has grown from $7 million to $260 million in annual revenue over a 12-year period and is ranked among the 10 fastest-growing restaurant companies in the country. Under his direction, KBP has grown from $7 million to $260 million in annual revenue over a 12-year period and is ranked among the 10 fastest-growing restaurant companies in the country. Michael serves on the National KFC advisory board, is the chair of the national operations subcommittee, and sits on the national marketing committee. Michael serves on the National KFC advisory board, is the chair of the national operations subcommittee, and sits on the national marketing committee. Also serves on a franchise advisory board to Yum! Brands, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is a member of the board of directors at Fresh Alternatives, a holding company that owns and operates fast casual restaurants in Florida. Also serves on a franchise advisory board to Yum! Brands, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is a member of the board of directors at Fresh Alternatives, a holding company that owns and operates fast casual restaurants in Florida. Michael holds bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Colorado and Colorado Mesa University, and also played collegiate-level athletics. Michael holds bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Colorado and Colorado Mesa University, and also played collegiate-level athletics. Michael and his wife Stephanie have dedicated their time and talent to many philanthropic efforts, such as First Downs for Down Syndrome organization and the Truman Medical Health and Wellness Center. Michael and his wife Stephanie have dedicated their time and talent to many philanthropic efforts, such as First Downs for Down Syndrome organization and the Truman Medical Health and Wellness Center. Michael Kulp


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