Why Choose Troy Hazard

At a Glance

  • Owned 12 companies over 20 years
  • Franchise expert
  • Former Global President of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization www.eonetwork.org
  • National Network Television and Radio business talk show host and media personality in the USA and Australia
  • Amazon bestselling business author
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
  • Spoken in 23 countries

Advertising and Marketing

Owned an advertising agency and a marketing consultancy business for a number of years. Built the businesses to $6,000,000 in billings in three years.

Owned a recording studio specialising in the creation of advertising jingles.

Won various national advertising awards mid 80’s to early 2000’s.

Been a leading marketing consultant to many multiple outlet retail brands / franchise brands / corporate brands specialising in local area marketing and relationship marketing.

Author of the book – ‘How to Get THE EDGE in Marketing Your Small Business’.

Signature keynote – “Relationship Marketing, the 6 Degrees of Customer Connection”.

Associations / Institutes / Organizations

Spoken at numerous events including:

  • MDRT – Main Platform Opening Keynote (2012)
  • Institute of Management
  • Mortgage Institute Association
  • Mortgage and Finance Association
  • Credit Union Association
  • Australasian Mutuals Institute
  • Hire and Rental Association
  • Franchise Council
  • Franchise Business Network
  • YPO / EO / CEO
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Modular Building Institute (MBI)
  • International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB)
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • World Sign Association
  • Council of Smaller Enterprises
  • Mechanical Service Contactors of America
  • Pharmacy Guild
  • Project Managers Institute North America
  • Project Managers Institute Asia Pacific
  • Project Managers Institute Poland
  • Project Managers Institute Italy
  • Project Managers Institute Canada
  • Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum

Banking and Finance

Engaged to speak at many finance and banking events addressing general audience on Future/Change, internal middle management on Leadership, or conducting a series of keynotes / workshops over the course of a year.

Main platform opening morning keynote for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) event 2012 Anaheim.

Addressed brokers and clients on Future-Proofing their business through a series of ‘road show’ events. Clients include:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Merrill Lynch
  • ING
  • AMP
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Mortgage Institute Association
  • Mortgage And Finance Association
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Credit Union Association
  • AXA

Children / Youth Market

Maintained a significant shareholder position in one of Melbourne’s largest children’s playground hire companies.

Spoken at the following conferences:

  • iNine Sports
  • The Little Gyms
  • Jump Bunch
  • Rainbow Station
  • Soccer Shots

Entrepreneurship / Business Growth / Future / Change

Owned 11 companies over 20 years.

Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 13 years. www.eonetwork.org

Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization 2006/7.

Author of Amazon bestselling business book, ‘Future-Proofing Your Business: Real Life Strategies to Prepare Your Business for Tomorrow, Today.’

Signature Keynote: ‘Future-Proofing Your Business’.

Fast Food General / QSR

Business development consultant to international brands including:

  • Baskin Robbins
  • Subway
  • Wendys
  • Eagle Boys Pizza
  • Hogs Breath Café

Speaking clients include:

  • Baskin Robbins
  • Café BBs
  • Capriotti’s
  • Coffee Club
  • International Pizza Expo
  • Donut King
  • Eagle Boys Pizza
  • Hogs Breath Café
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Papa Murphy’s Pizza
  • Pita Pit
  • Red Rooster
  • Smoothie King
  • Subway
  • Sweet Peppers Deli
  • Taco Johns
  • Wendys
  • Wingstop

Franchise

Troy has been a leading franchise business consultant for 25 years consulting to over 300 brands in 6 countries. In addition to being a franchisee twice and, more recently, a franchisor, Troy hosted the two hugely successful network franchise business televisions shows ‘Inside Franchising’ and ‘Don’t Come Monday.

Spoken on franchising and franchise related topics to potential franchisees, franchisees and to franchise groups in 16 countries.

Icon speaking clients in the Franchise space include:

  • 1800 Flowers
  • 7 Eleven
  • Annex Brands
  • Action Coach
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Big O Tires
  • Cartridge World
  • Choice Hotels
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Franchise Business Network USA
  • Franchise Council of Australia
  • Franchise Council of New Zealand
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Goodyear
  • Hertz
  • Jan Pro
  • KIA
  • Maaco
  • NAI Global
  • Prudential
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Subway
  • Steamatic
  • Taco Johns
  • Thrifty
  • Toyota
  • Wendy’s
  • Wingstop

Signature Keynote: ‘ Future-Proofing Your Franchise’, how to have your franchise of tomorrow, today.

Global Business

Spoken at events for the following sample of global companies:

• 7 Eleven

• Baskin Robbins

• Chevron

• Choice Hotels

• Coldwell Banker

• Coles

• Fisher & Paykel

• Fosters

• Gold’s Gym

• Goodyear

• Hitachi

• KIA

• Microsoft

• Merrill Lynch

• MDRT

• PriceWaterhouseCoopers

• Prudential

• Subway

• Toyota

• Wydham Hotels

Developed the Entrepreneurs’ Organization throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East in the mid / late 90’s.

Spoken and consulted to businesses in Asia Pacific for 25 years.

Spoken in the following counties:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • China / Hong Kong
  • Fiji
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • The Philippines
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Vietnam

Hospitality

A lead speaker for six years at Australia’s top hospitality group, Australian Hospitality and Leisure group (Fosters).

Lead keynote at the Choice Hotels Asia Pacific annual conference 2 years in a row.

Frequent speaker for the Asia Pacific leadership of the Wyndham Hotels group on a number of occasions.

Legal / Accounting

Partnered with many legal and accounting firms conducting breakfast and lunchtime keynotes on business topics of the day.

Keynote presenter at the PriceWaterhouseCoopers New Management Conference.

Media - TV / Radio / Print

Worked in radio for six years as a top rating host, production manager and program manager.

Been the host of 2 national network business television shows. Don’t Come Monday and Inside Franchising. Both shows were number 1 in their timeslots.

Current host of Cable TV Talk show – Gettin’ Down 2 Business on the BizTV Cable Network and TiVo in the USA, airs 9pm EST Thursdays into 30 million homes.

Current regular Co-Host of The Big Biz Show – CBS Talk Radio Network, Business Talk Radio Network to 1.5 million radio listeners, and simulcast on the BizTV Network and TiVo to 30 million homes across the USA.

Regular business commentator on SKY Business TV.

Spoken at numerous Inc. Magazine events in North America.

Owned a business that sold syndicated programs to radio stations across Australia.

Owned a recording studio.

Nominated for an ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) award.

Recipient of many radio production awards in the early/mid 80’s.

Current partner in a television production company in San Diego.

Multi-outlet retail

Worked with one of Australia’s leading retailers Coles Myer for 6 years.

Worked with one of the world’s leading travel retailers, Flight Centre, addressing their global sales team 2 years in a row.

Worked with numerous multi-outlet retail franchise chains.

Pizza

Worked as a business consultant to one of Australia’s leading pizza brands, Eagle Boys Pizza, for over a decade. Helped develop their business from 6 outlets to over 100. Addressed their conference on multiple occasions.

Eagle Boys Pizza franchisee for 3 years. Sold the store for 30% more than we paid for it – in the middle of a pizza war.

Keynote presenter at the International Pizza Expo in 2011 on change, marketing and leadership.

Keynote presenter at the Papa Murphy’s annual conference.

Pool Industry

Consultant to Australia’s leading pool services company, PoolWerx, for 15 years, and lead keynote speaker at their annual conference for 11 years.

Real estate

Consulted to most of the Australian franchised real estate groups and some of the leading USA groups on business operations, sales, marketing and leadership, and spoken as a lead keynote at their annual conferences.

Owned a leading real estate agency in a franchise group.

Owned a property development company.

Significant shareholder in a real-estate franchisor business.

Core real estate clients include:

  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • First National Real Estate
  • Harcourts Real Estate
  • Nationwide Real Estate
  • PRD Real Estate
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • Raine and Horne Real Estate
  • Real Estate Institute
  • RE/MAX
  • The Professionals Real Estate NAI Global

Technology

Bought a technology company for $250,000 that was losing $60,000 a month and turned it around to be profitable in 90 days, with a valuation 3 years later of $7,900,000.

Recipient of the Deloitte ‘Fast 50 Rising Star’ technology award in 2003.

Lead keynote on an EMC2 road-show through 2 countries.

Keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference.

YPO / EO / CEO

Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in 2006/7. www.eonetwork.org

EO member for 13 years.

Emceed four EO universities and spoken at EO university and chapter events around the world for over a decade.

Trained numerous YPO chapter members on their peer to peer product – ‘Forum’