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Author of "The Field Manual" for successful franchising - Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a Franchise Mega-Brand and Maximize System Profits!
Lonnie has over 30 years in the franchise industry working with companies such as Super 8 Motels, Ident-A-Kid, and others. Recognized as the pioneer in the mobile computer and technology service franchise sector, Lonnie was the founder of Computer Doctor the first franchise in its sector, and two other technology franchise chains.
He is currently CEO of Gulfstream Brands the parent company of IslandTime Treasures, HFG Brand Management & Consulting, and Island Supply.
He is also a frequent speaker and facilitator for the International Franchise Association, Franchisor Association of Florida and many other various franchise and business seminars. He is a three time graduate of the MBA program for Franchise Management at the Institute of Franchise Management graduate school, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN . In 2002, he became a designated CFE (Certified Franchise Executive).
Throughout his career, Lonnie has been featured or written about in many books, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC Squawk Box, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Paul Harvey.