CEO of United Franchise Group
Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group, is a widely recognized leader in the franchise industry. He started the company in 1986 with the Signarama brand in Farmingdale, New York.
Ray has received numerous honors and awards for his leadership at United Franchise Group and in the franchising industry. In addition to recognition for his business acumen, Ray is also an accomplished speaker and author.
President, Venture X & Chief Development Officer, United Franchise Group
As the President of Venture X, Michael focuses on marketing and development efforts of the brand, domestically and internationally.
A graduate of Furman University, Michael lives in North Carolina with his family of 5 and offices out of the Venture X in Durham.
Vice President of Operations
After serving in several other operational roles within United Franchise Group for more than twelve years and being involved in the development of Venture X from the beginning, Paula became Vice President of Operations for Venture X in 2019. Paula oversees all aspects related to operations and new building openings for current and future franchise owners. Additionally, she has a strong focus on evaluating and implementing brand initiatives related to operational processes.
Paula has extensive global travel experience and brings her wealth of knowledge to the Venture X brand as it continues to grow domestically and internationally. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management from Liberty University.
Vice President, Development
Matt is a highly knowledgeable and experienced Corporate Real Estate Executive with broad and deep familiarity with a variety of industries for over 30 years. Matt has a proven track record with site selection, construction, and financing for franchises, schools, restaurants, grocers, and pharmacies.
He leads a dynamic team of proven professionals that are determined to exceed expectations and drive value with profitability and has a reputation for performance excellence, leadership, and results.
Director of Training
As Director of Training for Venture X, Garrett heads the training program and is dedicated to the success of all Venture X franchisees and their support staff. Before becoming Director of Training, Garrett traveled throughout the U.S. getting Venture X franchise locations set up from various stages of pre-launch to grand opening!
Garrett has extensive experience in strategic training, startup leadership and multi-unit management operations. Throughout his career, Garrett has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Enterprise Rent A Car, Dollar Thrifty Auto Group and Avis Budget Group/Zipcar.
A graduate of Johnson And Wales University, and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Garrett resides with his wife and two children in South Florida.
Director of Marketing
During his career, Rubin has helped thousands of companies from all over the world navigate the flexible office space landscape. As Director of Marketing, Rubin is responsible for working with franchisees on all aspects of marketing strategy including digital, public relations, website, etc.
Rubin has over 13 years of Marketing and Sales Management experience, including recent work as a strategy consultant for coworking office operators. As Operator Relations Manager of the Americas for the largest flexible office advisory firm globally, the Instant Group, Rubin managed a portfolio of over 4,500 office center partnerships representing $100s of millions in real estate value throughout North and South America.
Director of Membership Sales
Tammy is an industry veteran with 15 years of coworking experience in a wide variety of roles all focused on the sales and operations of coworking spaces. While at Regus, she was recognized as a Top Sales Performer for five consecutive years with additional recognitions for highest number of broker deals, highest renewal increases and the CEO award multiple times, to name a few.
As Director of Membership Sales for Venture X, Tammy’s focus is working directly with current and future Venture X franchisees to increase occupancy, revenue and profit. More specifically, she works with franchisees on broker relationships, enterprise leads, sales calls, closing memberships and personnel needs.
As the Venture X Purchasing Manager, Amanda is responsible for the purchasing, coordination, and delivery of the Schedule A equipment package. Amanda started as an administrative assistant with United Franchise Group in 2005. She was then promoted into the purchasing department, where she has excelled with the startup of over 10 brands in the United Franchise Group family of businesses.
Amanda’s focus and expertise is acquiring goods and services, coordinating deliveries of many items from multiple vendors, and working with these vendors to establish healthy relationships to get the best pricing for our Schedule A package. She attended Penn State University.
After serving in several other administrative roles within United Franchise Group for nearly a decade, Amanda became the Program Director for Venture X in 2020. She acts as the central point of contact between franchisees and the corporate office team during the launch process; working with both groups to ensure a successful launch for each franchisee.
Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.