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Troy Kazard - keynote presenter

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Why Choose Troy Hazard

At a Glance

  • Owned 13 companies over 30 years
  • Franchise expert
  • Former Global President of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  • 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 specializing 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 specializing 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

Aged Care/Care Management

Key topics in this sector include leadership, staff recruitment and retention, and marketing.

  • Comfort Keepers
  • ComForCare
  • Home Helpers
  • HomeWatch Caregivers
  • Interim Healthcare
  • One Call Care Management
  • Right at Home
  • Senior Helpers

Associations / Institutes / Organizations

Spoken at numerous events including:

  • MDRT – Main Platform Opening Keynote
  • YPO / EO / CEO
  • Institute of Management
  • Mortgage Institute Association
  • Mortgage and Finance Association
  • Australasian Mutuals Institute
  • American Sports Builders
  • American Mold Builders Association
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cleveland Owners of Small Enterprise (COSE)
  • Credit Union Association
  • Council of Smaller Enterprises
  • Franchise Council
  • Franchise Business Network
  • Hire and Rental Association
  • International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Modular Building Institute (MBI)
  • Mechanical Service Contractors of America
  • Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors
  • Master Electricians Association
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
  • Pet Industry Distributors Association of America
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute of America
  • Pharmacy Guild
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
  • 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)
  • Restaurant Facility Management Association of America (RFMA)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum
  • World Sign Association

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.

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

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

Children / Youth Market

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

Spoken at the following conferences:

  • Engineering for Kids
  • Goddard Schools
  • iNine Sports
  • Jump Bunch
  • Pump It Up
  • Rainbow Station
  • Soccer Shots
  • The Rainbow Station
  • The Little Gym

Entrepreneurship / Business Growth / Future / Change

Owned 13 companies over 30 years.

Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for 13 years.

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
  • Zaxby’s


Troy has been a leading franchise business consultant for 30 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
  • ASP Pools
  • Annex Brands
  • Action Coach
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Big O Tires
  • Capriotti’s
  • Cartridge World
  • Choice Hotels
  • Coldwell Banker
  • ComForCare
  • Complete Nutrition
  • CycleBar
  • Elements Massage
  • Franchise Business Network USA
  • Franchise Council of Australia
  • Franchise Council of New Zealand
  • Fran Net
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Goodyear
  • Great Clips
  • Hertz
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Jan Pro
  • KIA
  • Lowe’s Home Services
  • LJ Hooker
  • Maaco
  • Massage Envy
  • Motel 6
  • NAI Global
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Pak Mail
  • Prudential
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Pump It Up
  • Subway
  • Steamatic
  • Taco Johns
  • Thrifty
  • Toyota
  • Wendy’s
  • Wingstop
  • Zaxby’s

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


• Microsoft

• Merrill Lynch


• 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 30 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


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.

Speaker for Choice Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts in the USA.

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.

Keynote presenter for Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit.

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.

Hosted Cable TV Talk show – Gettin’ Down 2 Business on the BizTV Cable Network and TiVo in the USA

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.


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 Annual Conferences for Papa Murphy’s and Hungry Howie’s.

Pool Industry

Consultant to Australia’s leading pool services company, PoolWerx, for 20+ years, and lead keynote speaker at their annual conference for 16 years.

Global Chairman Of The Board for Poolwerx, with the portfolio of their international expansion strategy.

Founding shareholder of Poolwerx USA with 40 retail outlets and 250 mobile outlets.

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
  • LJ Hooker Real Estate
  • McGrath Real Estate
  • NAI Global Real Estate
  • Nationwide Real Estate
  • PRD Real Estate
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • Raine and Horne Real Estate
  • Real Estate Institute
  • Realmark Real Estate
  • RE/MAX Real Estate
  • The Professionals Real Estate


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.


Spoken at several global conferences for Flight Centre Travel around the world.

  • American Express Travel – global conference in Singapore
  • Corporate Traveller – conferences in Australia, Hong Kong and USA
  • Harvey World Travel – global conference in Hong Kong
  • Liberty Travel – USA leadership conference
  • Stage and Screen Travel – conferences in Australia, China and USA
  • Travel Leaders USA


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

EO member for 15 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’

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