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Rodney Burge (marketing, turn-around consulting)  |  Mark Meisels (sales, strategy, business systems)  |  Joe O'Shaughnessy (lead generation and sales)  |  DianA C. Rochon (operations documentation, training programs)  |  Bill Rodgers (strategy and financial management, international development)  |  Vegard Vevstad (strategy and financial management, European law, international development)

Vegard Vevstad, University of Chicago MBA, University of Oslo law degree Mr. Vegard Vevstad is the founder and CEO of Cencir, Inc. Prior to starting Cencir in 1999, Mr. Vevstad was President of the international division of one of the largest management consulting firms specializing in franchising. He trained and supervised franchised offices in Spain, Peru, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Philippines, Argentina, and Chile. In addition to selling and supervising franchised management consulting offices, he has sold consulting engagements in the US and abroad and provided strategic planning and project management services for such clients as Commerce Clearing House, Van Heusen/GANTT, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Getty Oil, Texaco Europe, Mobil, BP/Amoco, Shell, Freuhauf Trailer, Ryder Truck Rental, Pollo Campero (restaurants, Guatemala), Helados Bon (ice cream shops, Dominican Republic), Nespresso (office coffe services by Nestle, Switzerland, Italy, Germany), Orbitur Campgrounds (subsidiary of Sonae Group, Portugal), Grutman (oriental carpets, Spain), and The International Investor (islamic banks, Kuwait, England, and Switzerland). Before becoming a management consultant (in 1986), Mr. Vevstad was a real estate entrepreneur in Norway and chain restaurant operator in the US. Mr. Vevstad holds a law degree from Norway, an MBA degree from University of Chicago, taught graduate level courses on franchising at DePaul University in Chicago, and speaks at seminars and conventions around the world.

Mr. Bill Rodgers, a successful entrepreneur with more than 130 franchised and company-owned restaurants in the Philippines and the US and a management and financial consultant with more than 18 years of strategic planning and project management experience, is a Cencir Senior Consultant stationed in Boulder, Colorado. He travels frequently on business to Southeast Asia and covers the Western Region of the US along with the Pacific Rim countries for Cencir. In addition, he oversees capital acquisition for Cencir clients. He holds a Masters degree in Economic Development from Columbia University in New York.

Joe O'Shaughnessy is a marketing executive, franchise marketing consultant, advertising executive and franchise sales broker. He has been a national sales manager for A.C. Nielsen, the world’s largest market research organization, an account supervisor for ad agencies, president of his own agency and a magazine editor and publisher. He has guided consumer packaging for products as diverse as snack foods and automotive aftermarket products. Working with major food companies, he has also directed consumer campaigns in print, radio, and television. He has set up national distributor and broker networks for manufacturers, and established franchise marketing programs for food and restaurant franchisors. His span of experience includes such diverse firms as Budget and National Rent A Car, Hyatt Hotels, Chevron, Ace Hardware, BP/Amoco, Pet Foods, Baird & Warner, Stewart Warner Corporation, United Airlines, Henchy Industries, and Fannie May Candies. Mr. O'Shaughnessy assists Cencir clients with consumer marketing, sales training and marketing programs, and implementation-ready programs for executive, distributor, and franchisee searches.

Mr. Mark Meisels, an entrepreneur and business consultant, is a Cencir Senior Consultant at the Chicago headquarters. His primary entrepreneurial ventures span from commodities brokerage, to interior design, to textiles, to NFL licensed products, to trade show exhibits, to Internet service provider, to nursing staffing agency, to franchise consulting. As a franchise consultant, first as a senior consultant for one of the largest firm in the world and later as CEO of his own firm, Mr. Meisels has performed all franchise development functions and assisted existing franchisors, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He has consulted with Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell, Cellular One, Dun & Bradstreet, Baxter, Amoco, Fleetwood Industries, Brunswick, the American Medical Association, and many lesser-known entities. He is expert at business systems, strategies, and structures. He hold an MBA degree from University of Illinois.

Mr. Rodney Burge, with more than 20 years as a small business owner and advisor to a variety of small business and professional organizations, especially in the area of strategic marketing, is a Cencir Senior Marketing Consultant, residing in the Chicago area. He supervises the creation of marketing strategies, plans, and materials, including database marketing and e-commerce solutions for Cencir clients. He holds a Masters degree in Public Health and has studied with top marketing experts nationwide.

Mrs. DianA C. Rochon, after a distinguished career of some 30 years as educator, administrator, author, and consultant responsible for business planning, proposal preparation, and systematizing and documenting operations, is a Cencir Senior Operations Consultant. She is expert at retrieving, organizing, and documenting policies and procedures and creating training programs. She is a doctorial candidate in training programs.

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"Due to your outstanding work, we have gained 42 new locations in 23 states within two years of expanding. I highly recommend Cencir for strategic planning and all aspects of channels of distribution development."
-Allen Hager, President, Right At Home, Omaha, NE
Our consultants have advised hundreds of companies of all sizes in most industries worldwide, including such brands as Commerce Clearing House, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 3M, Pacific Bell, SealMaster, SkyTel, Sears, Henchy Industries, Hyatt Hotels, Ace Hardware, Beard & Warner, CBS, Stewart Warner, United Airlines, Northwest Orient, Coldwell Banker, Fidelity, Freuhauf Trailer, Buffalo Wild Wings, Budget Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Ryder Truck Rental, Chevron, Getty Oil, BP/Amoco, Mobil, Shell, Texaco Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), St-Hubert BBQ (Canada), Pollo Campero (Guatemala), Helados Bon (Dominican Republic), Maxs (the Philippines), Nestle (Switzerland, Italy), Sonae Group/Orbitur Campgrounds (Portugal), The International Investor (Kuwait, England, Switzerland), Sushi Parties (Japan), L.O.G. (Norway).

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"Cencir's franchising experts made the difference in transforming C&O [Beard Papa's master franchisee] into a successful master franchisee. The principals at Cencir are seasoned veterans in a league of their own, high and above everyone else in their franchise expertise. They walked us through the franchise disclosure documents and difficult and sensitive negotiations that had little room for error. We accomplished more than our objectives."
-Luigi Cruz, Founder & CEO, C&O, Foster City, CA
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