Michael L. Fitts, Executive Vice President, 4M Building Solutions

Mike has been with 4M since July 2017.  He is the DVP/GM for a large business unit in the mid-west with concentrations in Missouri & Illinois. 




Michael Gregory, Deputy Chief Economist, Head of U.S. Economics and Managing Director Economics, BMO Capital Markets Economics 

Michael is part of the team responsible for forecasting and analyzing the North American economy and financial markets. He has spent his career working in either economics or financial markets research for firms on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Prior to his current role, Michael headed up the Financial Services Analysis team at Bank of Montreal, focusing on regulatory and industry restructuring issues, before shifting to BMO Capital Markets Economics in 2004. He moved to Chicago in 2013, providing research support for the U.S. and Canadian fixed income business, before returning to Toronto in 2016. Michael is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal and Western University in London, Ontario; did doctoral studies at Fordham University in New York City; and, holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Gerry Henley, CFE, Launch to Growth

Gerry is passionate about establishing and helping leadership teams achieve operational excellence through effective coaching and mentoring and has more than 30 years of experience as a strategic, results-driven business development and leadership executive and more than 12 years with franchise systems. He uses his leadership, operations, strategic planning, financial management, process improvement and team-building expertise to help companies execute their organizational vision. Most recently, Gerry was executive vice president of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, where he served as the integrator to the CEO. During his tenure, he implemented EOS Traction®, increased average unit sales by more than 200%, increased overall system sales revenue from $25 million to $60 million and maintained profits by 18% or more per year. Previously, Gerry was president of Kitchen Solvers, a franchisor of kitchen remodeling services, where he negotiated the purchase of the company for new owners; created and executed the vision and strategies to rebuild and stabilize the company through the recession; and successfully re-established the support and coaching for franchisee growth while increasing system sales and EBITA.

Olon Hyde, CBSE, Franchise Owner & President, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Olon Hyde currently holds the position of President at Office Pride of Pensacola, where he also operates as a franchise owner within Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services. With a history of speaking engagements at BSCAI Contractor Success Conferences, Olon's credibility in the industry is evident. His journey began in 2010 as an employee of an Office Pride franchise, gradually advancing to the role of Director of Operations within the company's corporate team. This unique blend of experience as an employee, corporate staff member, and now a business owner infuses his presentations with practical insights and a depth of understanding.


Daryl Pace, Vice President Finance & Information Technology, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance

Daryl Pace is a senior executive with in-depth experience in financial reporting, corporate reorganizations, financial and strategic analysis, and mergers and acquisitions.



Thor Sandvik, CPA, CFO, Kidways, LLC

Thor Sandvik has been in finance and administrative leadership roles for fortune 500 companies, mid-sized family businesses and startups.  He spent 15 years as CFO for Aetna Integrated Services, an Ohio based janitorial company, managing finance, distribution and technology. Currently, he is the Fractional CFO/Controller with Kidways LLC, a business consulting company, where he focuses on administrative outsourcing.


Pat Sullivan, CBSE, President, Mahler Clean

MahlerClean, Pat Sullivan built his career and worked his way through the ranks. In 1999, he started as a human resources coordinator, where he was recruiting, interviewing and onboarding service representatives for the company. In 2000, he was promoted to human resources manager and then to managing director in 2001. He became the president of MahlerClean in 2012.



Benjamin L. Van Vlerah, Senior Vice President, The Huntington National Bank

Ben Van Vlerah is the Commercial Regional Manager leading Middle Market Banking in Illinois for Huntington Bank and has 22 years of experience advising executive leadership teams of commercial and not-for-profit businesses in Illinois. He started his banking career as a credit analyst and relationship manager on the Middle Market Banking team at American National Bank (Bank One acquired ANB). In 2003, Ben joined Banco Popular North America to start up their Commercial Banking team. In 2010, he joined FirstMerit Bank (later acquired by Huntington Bank) and continued to drive the development of the commercial banking team. Ben has a bachelor's degree in economics from Knox College and actively supports numerous civic organizations, including Facing Forward to End Homelessness, Rosecrance and Junior Achievement. He is an active participant and board member of the Chicagoland Chapter of YPO. 

Marc Vaughn, CBSE, CEO / President, Team MJV

Marc started Team MJV on April 1, 1992 while still attending Purdue University. He seized an opportunity with a facility where he was currently employed to discover a need for outsourced janitorial services. He quickly added a few customers that became “raving fans” and long-term references. Shortly after starting Team MJV, Marc graduated from Purdue University with dual bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Consumer Affairs. Along the way, Marc spent time with other business opportunities including restaurants and an all amenity health club that provided additional business education as well as positive and negative growth obstacles. Today, Marc is proud to provide services to over 125 customers in Indiana and Michigan with the help of great leadership and 500 plus team members. He is committed to providing personal and business growth to his team so they may retain their valuable customer partnerships. He coaches a ‘team’ philosophy and has found great success in the positive culture he strives to achieve with MJV’s approach of Team Members and Coaches over Employees and Managers.

Tiffany Woodley, CFO, WBM

Tiffany Woodley is an accounting and finance executive with 20 years of experience in all aspects of accounting with an emphasis in small business and construction accounting. Her experience includes includes oversight responsibilities for the preparation of financial statements, managing cash flow and all banking relationships, job costing and budget analysis, benefits analysis, implementation and administration, strategic planning and contract negotiation.