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SEPTEMBER 6-7, 2024

Franchise Expo South 


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Ron Bender, CFE

Ron Bender, CFE

Director, Franchise Relations, Threshold Brands

Ron Bender is an experienced international Franchise Professional, dedicated to improving people's lives through franchise ownership, and he promotes transparency and positivity in all aspects. He is passionate about assisting our veterans and military-connected families and is active on the International Franchise Association’s VetFran Committee and on several industry advisory boards.

Ron has been interviewed in many business publications, online programs and podcasts, covering topics including Veterans in Franchising, Franchise Ownership after 50, and How to Research and Purchase the Best Franchise for YOU. He has presented and hosted panels at franchise industry events on Creating an Amazing Candidate Experience, Building Strong Franchisee-Franchisor Relationships, Succeeding in Franchise Ownership as a Married Couple (without killing each other!), and more.

Ron is a Certified Franchise Executive and has been recognized with Franchise Update STAR Awards. He volunteers with Franchising Gives Back, the IFA’s Fran(mentor)Ship and Ambassador programs and the Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp, as well as at other franchise, environmental and community events. Ron is the Director of Franchise Relations for Threshold Brands, a growing family of home services franchises, and is helping bring Local Handyman Group, a successful handyman services concept from Canada into the US.