Ben Hartmere, CEO, inMotionNow
Ben Hartmere is the CEO of inMotionNow, serving on the company’s board of directors. As CEO, Ben has brought his 15 years experience leading venture-backed and publicly-traded technology organizations delivering enterprise technology solutions and professional services. Hartmere works closely with the inMotionNow leadership team to set strategy and foster a culture of innovation and continuous process improvement within enterprise creative departments.
Prior to joining inMotionNow, Mr. Hartmere served as Vice President of Business Development for FileONE, managing the company’s global sales and marketing efforts. Among his achievements, Hartmere led the implementation of an enterprise-wide business registration workflow application for the Government of Puerto Rico, credited with positioning Puerto Rico as the world’s 11th most efficient country/territory in which to open a business.
Mr. Hartmere holds both a M.B.A. and undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he also serves as Advisory Board member for the school’s Executive M.B.A. programs, as well as an Adam Advisors with Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Zach Bishop, Partner, Wyrick Robbins
Zach’s practice is concentrated on technology and corporate transactions, including the licensing and distribution of intellectual property, business process and information technology outsourcing, technology acquisition and development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Zach’s practice includes the representation of prominent video game and middleware developers on a full range of matters. He has significant experience in sourcing and complex technology transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Zach practiced in the Raleigh office of Hunton & Williams LLP and the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP.
Zach received his B.A. in Economics from Duke University and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. Zach served as an Assistant Managing Editor for the Tulane Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Chip Fudge & Betty Fudge, Consultants, Toss the Boss
Since 2001, Chip and Betty Fudge have matched new and veteran franchise owners with America’s best and fastest growing franchise systems. They have an extensive background in owning and operating franchised and non-franchised businesses. They understand the challenges of balancing work, marriage, and raising children within the constraints of corporate demands and they have enjoyed the freedom of business success. They are ideally suited to answer our questions about franchise ownership.
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