Maurizio Loritto is co-founder and Managing Director of Billman Consulting Group International (BCGI) & Associates - BCGI, a domestic and international consulting firm.

Recognized as a leading authority on franchising and business expansion strategy, for more than 15 years, Maurizio has served as a Senior Operations, Executive Manager or Consultant for companies within the Franchise, Retail, Gaming Industry, Tourism, Education and Service industries and much more, created development programs to evaluate new market opportunities, established programs to source, recruit and select franchisees, and developed and provided training and support programs for multi-unit and individual unit operators.

Maurizio assists companies in becoming franchisors and provides services in developing retail and operating systems, operations manuals and training programs, franchisor marketing and expansion strategies, real estate selection and site development, franchisee advisory councils, franchisee relations, crisis management, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and the strategic restructuring of established franchisors.

Maurizio consults franchisors at various stages of development, providing training design and development services as well as guidance regarding training infrastructure. For new franchisors Maurizio creates operations manuals, assists in systemizing operational procedures, and structures new franchisee training programs. For established franchisors, Maurizio assesses the effectiveness of current training, identifies training gaps, and designs programs to train store level personnel, as well as headquarters staff.

Maurizio has consulted both domestically and internationally for companies on the appropriateness of franchising, licensing, and other methods of downstream distribution for their products and services, the design and development of franchise and licensing systems, and for established franchisors and other multi-unit franchisees, also served as Director of National and International Development for Travel Division, an travel and tourism retail franchise. At Travel Division and as a consultant, Maurizio has a proven track record in guiding and executing training initiatives to produce bottom-line business results. He has designed and delivered training for business owners, managers, supervisors, and trainers in areas of leadership, performance management, coaching and communication skills, customer service, sales, recruitment, interviewing and hiring, technical skills, employee motivation and retention, and presentation and facilitation skills.

Maurizio is a frequent speaker at programs for the principal international franchise associations, universities, law schools, and retail and professional organizations.

He has written numerous articles on franchising and is often quoted and interviewed in print and electronic media.

He was invited to speak at the French Franchise Conference in Paris in 1998 about the situation and opportunities in the franchise's market in Italy.

Maurizio was the first to organize the Franchise Exibition in Sicily (Siracusa) since 1997.



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