David Omholt is the Chief Executive Officer of The Entrepreneur Authority (TEA), the leading franchise brokerage firm in the country. He also heads up the Franchise Center of Excellence, a training program which educates franchise consultants on the finer points of Franchising. David is a frequent speaker at universities, seminars, conferences and talk shows on franchising, entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Members of the International Franchise Association (IFA) have called him one of the top franchise consultants in the country. Uniquely, Mr. Omholt has been both a Licensor and Licensee and offers a balanced, real-world perspective of business ownership. David graduated from Purdue's Krannert School of Management and recently was awarded the prestigious Emerging Voice Award. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts. He is married with 3 daughters and his family is very active in the United Methodist Church and with international mission projects.