Mr. Omholt is the Chief Executive Officer of The Entrepreneur Authority (TEA) and Veteran Franchise Centers (VFC). He graduated from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and is currently on Purdue’s CLA Dean’s Advisory Council. He also heads up the Franchise Center of Excellence (FCOE), a training program which educates franchise consultants on the finer points of Franchising. He has earned a CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) designation, and has completed both the Franchise Management Certificate program at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Fast Track M.B.A. in Franchise Management at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at NOVA Southeastern University. Mr. Omholt is a frequent speaker at universities, seminars, conferences and talk shows on franchising, entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Members of the International Franchise Association (IFA) have called him one of the top franchise consultants in the country. Mr. Omholt also had the distinction of being on the Fair Franchising Standards Committee of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) which promotes total quality franchising and win-win relationships between franchisees and franchisors.