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Paul Ballard - Owner, Ballard Brands

Paul Ballard is an owner of Ballard Brands, LLC, a leader in fast casual dining, including PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, WOW Café American Grill & Winge

David Mesa - Ballard Brands

Prior to joining Ballard Brands, LLC Mr. David Mesa, Jr. had been with Planet Beach Franchising Corporation since December of 2003 progressively holdi

Patrick Shaheen - Vice President of Operations, Ballard Brands

Mr. Shaheen currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Ballard Brands, which includes PJ's Coffee, WOW Cafe, Boardhouse Serious Subs, and Th

Ryan J. Stansbury, CFE - Franchise Development Director, Ballard Brands

Upon Ryan Stansbury receiving his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans, he began working for Planet Beach Franchising C

Rick Yvanovich - PJ's Coffee Vietnam

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of experience across multiple industries including: FMCG, Defense, Hospitality, Real Estate, R


Franchise & Retail Vietnam is the program that delves into the franchise and retail sectors of Vietnam and what makes it tick. The programme includes in-depth interviews of top executives and entrepreneurs in the franchising and retail industries, and seeks to learn from these industry experts the opportunities and challenges as well as the critical success factors in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

Sean Ngo

Franchise & Retail Vietnam is hosted by Sean T. Ngo

Sean T. Ngo is the CEO and Founder of one of the most widely sought after franchise consulting firms in Asia – VF Franchise Consulting. He is a Vietnamese-American who has lived in the USA for over 40 years. He has worked extensively in the USA and Asia, and has over 25 years of professional experience at large multi-national companies, including Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and National Semiconductor. Sean is a frequent speaker at many international retail and franchising events hosted by industry and government throughout Asia.