Moderator: Martin Hancock
COO World Franchise Associates
Martin’s extensive experience includes facilitating international development in over twenty countries for brands in all sectors of franchising. Martin currently advises multiple US Brands on global development strategy. Martin is a regular speaker on Global Franchising at International Franchise events and serves on the International Committee of the International Franchise Association (IFA)
Speaker: Elik Farin
Partner, COO and CDO of Salus Fresh Foods
Elik Farin is the Partner, COO and CDO of Salus Fresh Foods, a part of Crepe Delicious Holdings.
Rapid and Sustainable franchise growth is his true passion. Getting a great, relevant, unique, healthy product into the hands of millions of people is his calling and empowering a team to do the above provides him with enormous gratification.
At Salus Fresh Foods and Crepe Delicious he has the unique privilege to indulge in all the above. Salus Fresh Foods is a unique true healthy food concept. They prepare their dressings in-house, cook the protein on-site and present the food in the most unique way. This is all about real, true healthy food.
Elik has been part of the franchise industry for over 15 years with focus on his passion of developing unique brands and growth around the world and appreciates the opportunity to share his passion with all of you.
Speaker: Mark Setterington
CEO and Founder of Island Fin Poke
Mark Setterington is the founder of Island Fin Poke Company and currently serves as its CEO and President. Setterington graduated from Michigan State University with a Material and Logistics Management Degree with an emphasis in Purchasing. Setterington has over 35 years in the restaurant industry and started his restaurant career at an early age of sixteen as a dish washer. Setterington has had a highly decorated career with some well know organizations. During his time with Applebee’s International he was recognized as the General Manager of the Year for the entire organization. Setterington also spent time with Darden Restaurants as a General Manager of the Bahama Breeze concept. During his time with Darden, Setterington was recognized with the top designation of Diamond Club winner three years in a row. Setterington left Darden to join Margaritaville where he ran a 42-million-dollar venue on the Las Vegas strip. It was during his time with Margaritaville that he spent time in Hawaii and fell in love with the Hawaiian culture and food and decided to bring it to the mainland. Setterington founded Island Fin Poke in 2016 with his first restaurant in Winter Springs Florida. The overwhelming acceptance of the Island Fin culture and food made him decide he wanted to share it with world. With Island Fin’s incredible food, remarkable service and ease of execution it is no reason why.