About Thomas Portesy
Tom has been with MFV Expositions for over twenty years. He has been president for over ten years and added CEO to his title in 2009. During this time, MFV Expositions has taken on many forms, adapting to the ever changing market place.
Tom oversees a staff of over thirty professionals, currently producing three franchise events in the United States, two franchise events in Mexico (including one of the worlds largest) and franchise events in the United Kingdom and Grand Bahama. Tom is responsible for the global network of partners involved in MFV’s growing international online business. Tom works closely with the International Franchise Association and many franchise associations around the world and has participated as a panelist and moderator in countless seminars and symposia.
Prior to joining MFV, Tom owned an advertising and PR firm and was a founder and Group VP of an instant printing franchise.
Recent Posts by Thomas Portesy
Training Your Employees Right The First Time
You have secured a location and signed an agreement with your franchise company. Now, the next challenge faces you - finding and training the employees you need for successful operation.
Pros & Cons of a Start-up Franchise
You've saved your money, you've done your research and you've decided to become a franchise owner. Here are a few pros and cons of investing in a new franchise company.
The First Steps Towards Buying A Franchise
Franchises offer a lot of benefits to a new entrepreneur. You get the boost of an established brand, complete training systems and continuing support throughout your time with the company. Try these five methods for gathering information.