John D. Canaday is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group (AFG) in Miami Florida, a leading provider of franchise consulting services throughout the Americas. John has over 20 years of executive experience both domestically and internationally within sales, marketing, operations, business development and finance with leaders in the technology and medical industries.
Prior to founding Americas Franchising Group, John worked with many of the worlds’ largest and most respected brands throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Caribbean. His experience spans many market segments including; Service Providers, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Sector. Throughout his career John held senior leadership positions at industry leading companies such as Cisco Systems, Akamai Technologies, Lithium Technologies and Physician Sales and Service. In these positions John was responsible for developing go to market strategies and execution plans while relentlessly focusing on team building and culture to drive results.
John and his team at AFG provide franchise consulting services at No Cost to prospective individuals and investment groups. His expertise lies in matching the right franchising concepts with the personal and business goals of their clients. He and his colleagues at AFG have deep experience in recognizing market opportunities given regional differences and International norms of business.
In addition to his role as Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group, John serves as the Chairman of the International Franchise Committee for The Global Trade Chamber based in Miami, Florida. John actively consults with business leaders from Chambers of Commerce around the world, advising them on opportunities for franchise ownership within their respective countries.
Outside of work, John and Veronica are active in their local church and enjoy travelling and spending quality time with the family. He is an Alumni of Washington State University where he served as Mortar Board President and held various offices within Honor Societies and The Intra Fraternal Council. He is actively engaged in philanthropic efforts supporting Autism Awareness and Haiti reconstruction.
Veronica Mendieta-Canaday is the Co-Founder of Americas Franchising Group(AFG). Prior to starting AFG, she worked as a top producing Loan Consultant is Seattle, WA. She assisted more than 500 Hispanic families with the purchase of their home and helped pioneer the home ownership movement for Hispanic Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout this process she was instrumental in developing and building the bridge between this rapidly growing demographic segment.
Veronica has a passion for helping others succeed. With that in mind, AFG is committed to helping prospective franchisees find and secure the best franchise opportunity for them in either in the U.S. or Latin America.
In addition to her focus at Americas Franchising Group, Veronica serves as the Vice Chairperson of the International Franchise Committee for The Global Trade Chamber in Miami, Florida. Within her role, Veronica consults with Chambers of Commerce around the world to advise business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs on franchising opportunities and industry best practices. Veronica resides in Doral, Florida with her business partner and husband, John. They have two active boys ages 9 and 6 years old.
Juan Segarra joins Americas Franchising Group from the technology industry, as an accomplished Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications sales and professional engineer. He has worked for industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies and AT&T where he has held sales leadership positions. Some of his strengths include: his ability to dictate strategy based on the markets trends, his perseverance and his experience leading diverse, multinational and highly professional teams. He is recognized for delivering results, his analytical power and his high business ethics.
Led multi-million dollars operations in the Caribbean, Central America and part of South America. Consistently delivered on revenue commitments. Extensively collaborated with Business Partners to achieve strategic wins.
Currently, he lives in Miami, Florida and is involved in business development and increasing his cultural awareness through traveling and studying.