Tipton Shonkwiler is the International Director and Executive Vice President and has been with United Franchise Group for the past 10 years. As International Director, Tipton is responsible for the overall global growth and development of the UFG brands. Tipton has been working in franchising for the past 20 years and has served in various capacities including operations, sales & marketing. In addition, Tipton has been directly involved with assembling and promoting franchise conventions and trade shows for United Franchise Group since joining the organization. Tipton is a Certified Franchise Executive within the International Franchise Association and holds a Franchise MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Tipton is married to his wife Daniela and has three boys: Tipton, Jonathon and Jake.