Chairman and President of the PAFSC, Paul Eckert is recognized as an industry leader in the franchise industry as well as the founding member spearheading several other business endeavors. He is well respected as an innovator by championing the use of technology, branding, and marketing long before the industry recognized the value of these systems. Mr. Eckert is a member of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Relations Committee and has been a featured writer for franchise and financial industry publications including Cheklist Magazine and Franchise World.
Paul Eckert is a sought after business consultant and turn-around specialist in general business disciplines. His vast experience includes the United Services Group, Midas International, Sparks Computerized Car Care, and Speedy Muffler King. Mr. Eckert has filled roles including President and COO, Regional Manager and Vice President of Operations. He specializes in growth, development, training, and creating cutting edge business models that meet the needs of advancing technology. Paul Eckert has been a senior executive in the franchise industry for over 25 years.
Paul Eckert attended the University of Pittsburgh where he completed the coursework for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Young Executive Program.
Eric Bell is a 1982 Rutgers College graduate with a BA in economics and accounting. He began his career in the check cashing industry the following September working for his father at Carl Bell Business Service. He purchased the business from his father in 1990 and has carefully navigated his way through the next 30 years. Eric always lives by the philosophy that in business, if you are not growing, you are contracting.
Bill Staderman CEO - W.P.S. SYSTEMS, LTD.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Bill served as EVP of Rapid Armored Corp, a co-founder of Electronic Money Services, Inc., and owned and operated financial services centers in NYC and New England.
Bill is President of the Rhode Island Association of Financial Service Centers, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Association of Financial Service Centers, and member of the Board of Directors of Financial Service Centers of America (INFiN). In 2017, Bill received the WILLIAM SIEGEL FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD, INFiN’s highest honor.
A third generation owner who owns and operates his family business. Along with actively being involved in the Check Cashing community and the pioneer behind bringing check cashers around the state together through the formation of a list serve for current owners, he is actively involved in the real estate field as well. Joey is also a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Joe Ranieri has decades of experience as an MSB owner/operator in the greater Philadelphia area.
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