NIFA Q4 Gathering Panelists Announced

Are you registered? We're less than a month away from our Q4 gathering, "Navigating the Headwinds: How Are Deals Going to Get Done in 2023?” Taking a deep dive into overcoming global economic constraints, worldly conflict and legislation that is putting substantial pressure on dealmaking, the accomplished panel of experts will include industry insiders such as:

More information about each panelist and sponsor can be found below.

The luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 12-2 p.m. CT, at 
Il Porcellino, located at 59 W Hubbard Street in Chicago.

Please feel free to share this with your colleagues at the franchisee, franchisor and supplier levels.

Kind regards,
Northern Illinois Franchise Association
About Our Panelists 

Pete DiFilippo, Principal at C Squared Advisors

Pete DiFilippo is a principal at C Squared Advisors, a leading investment bank and advisory firm that helps multi-unit franchisees in the restaurant and retail industries maximize the value of their businesses by presenting comprehensive solutions and executing complex transactions. Prior to joining C Squared, DiFilippo served in franchise finance leadership roles for well-known national banking institutions.

Raj Patel, President at The Hari Group

Raj Patel serves as the President at The Hari Group, a franchise and real estate development company, based in Naperville, Illinois. Their multi-brand, multi-unit franchise portfolio spans over three states, including reputable brands like Dunkin’ Brands, McAlister’s Deli and Dave’s Hot Chicken. In addition to franchising, The Hari Group also focuses on Real Estate development and a variety of investment opportunities.

About Our Sponsors 

Associated is a 131-year-old privately owned insurance and risk management advisor, committed to going above and beyond for employees, clients and carriers as to ensure a more secure future.

Specialized Account Services
Specialized Accounting Services is a CPA firm focused on Accounting, Tax and Consulting services for franchisees, promoted via franchisors. SAS adds value to the franchise by providing benchmarking, consistency and timeliness for the franchise.
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