The United Franchise Group consists of a number of successful business-to-business brands and franchise development services. The company includes franchise industry giants Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Plan Ahead Events, the world’s largest full-service management company, and Billboard Connection, the world’s largest out-of-home advertising franchise. UFG also offers a unique range of development services that assist other franchise companies from conception to international expansion.

 

Ray TitusRay Titus

CEO, United Franchise Group and Signarama Founder

Ray Titus, President of United Franchise Group and its affiliated companies is the son of franchise pioneer Roy Titus who along with Ray co-founded Signarama.

 

"JT" Jim Tatem

President

Jim is the President of Signarama. He is one of the company's first employees and started his company career by running the pilot Signarama store in 1986. Jim was instrumental in creating and running the early training classes, store set-ups, research and development and field support programs for Signarama. Over the years, Jim has managed several departments in the company and has been influential with the organization's global expansion and support programs. In addition to his active involvement in the International Franchise Association, Jim is a member of the International Sign Association, Digital Print Imaging Association, Rotary - West Palm Beach Chapter and is currently working on a book series titled "How To: Life".

 

David BaxterDavid Baxter

Chief Operating Officer

David is the Chief Operating Officer for United Franchise Group. He’s primarily responsible for establishing and implementing systems to execute the organization’s strategic plan. He develops goals and systems to track progress toward those goals. David is also instrumental in coaching staff to achieve their goals and serves as a thought partner with the brand Presidents and executives concerning operational efficiency and business opportunities. David’s background includes more than 30 years of experience in operations, sales and acquisitions from start-up companies to multi-million dollar enterprises. He is a former business owner with proven successes in creating opportunities for revenue and corporate growth. David is originally from Rochester, NY and currently resides in South Florida.

 

Todd NewtonTodd Newton

Chief Financial Officer

Todd is the Chief Financial Officer for United Franchise Group.

 

Jill Klein

General Counsel

Jill is General Counsel for United Franchise Group, where she handles all company legal matters.

 

Tony FoleyTony Foley

Vice President of Global Sales

Tony is President of World Franchisor an affiliated brand of United Franchise Group. He assists franchise organizations effectively penetrate global markets. Tony started with the company in 1987 and has had a number of roles prior to his position with World Franchisor. In addition to being honored by UFG with the prestigious “Rock” award for exemplary service, Tony has been awarded Certified Franchise Executive status by the International Franchise Association. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.