Jim Tatem is the President of United Franchise Group, Inc. and one of the first employees who started his career by running the pilot Signarama store in 1986. Jim was instrumental in creating and running the franchisee training programs. He spent 19 years serving as Director of Training and Support until 2005, responsible for developing the store set-ups, research and development and field support programs for Signarama and eventually the other brands of UFG. Jim was also heavily involved with the launch of the EmbroidMe pilot store in 2000 and has directed several core departments in the company over the years including Field Support, Operations, Marketing, Technical Support, R&D and the Global Department. Jim is a member of the International Sign Association, Digital Print Imaging Association, Rotary – West Palm Beach Chapter and is currently working on a book series titled “How to: LIFE”. He is a graduate from the University of St. Thomas, Mini MBA program in franchising and holds CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) designation. Jim’s passion is “encouraging, equipping and enthusing others” and he does so through motivational seminars, training and materials he produces including “The 7 Steps to Successful Living” workbook and DVD course. Jim is originally from NY and currently resides in South Florida. Jim is married to his wife Danielle and they have four children: Eli, Jasper, Lacey and Jessie.
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