December 27, 2018 – Mr. Gatti’s Pizza Michael Poates and The Pricing Lady Janene Liston

December 27, 2018 – Mr. Gatti’s Pizza Michael Poates and The Pricing Lady Janene Liston

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Michael Poates – President of Mr. Gatti’s Pizza

Michael has been instrumental in revitalizing Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, taking the nearly 50-year old brand into the future and opening the first franchised location in seven years, with several more in the works.  While Michael provides leadership, strategic direction and influence to both private equity groups, he is bringing to life a comprehensive revitalization and growth strategy for the Gatti’s Pizza Brand. Gatti’s Pizza is one of the top 25 pizza franchises in the United States. During the past 49 years, this iconic brand has operated two distinctive platforms: family fast casual restaurants and family entertainment centers. Gatti’s Pizza has recently ignited their franchising efforts, and is now actively marketing franchises in 23 states.

Janene Liston – The Pricing Lady

Janene Liston is the Pricing lady and will teach you to #chargeyourworth with confidence. Janene is passionate about pricing – yes you can be passionate about that. Even more important Janene wants you to thrive. Janene works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them build a profit mindset, master the skills of pricing, be confident in communication and on the path to having a profitable business you love. Janene is a Certified Pricing Professional, an entrepreneur, and a European Championship speaker. She believes that within each of us lies the wisdom we need to thrive in life. Sometimes, we need a little support tapping into all that wisdom, to develop new skills and build our intuition. This is what led #ThePricingLady to “pack up” her pricing experience, step out of the corporate world and into to the entrepreneurial world. Volunteered with GOTUA co-creating business concept, developing marketing strategy, IT platform concept and business plan. She has participated in Startup events such as Basel StartUp Weekend (received 3rd place award) and Venture 2016.