Lonnie Helgerson is the Chairman of Kix Mobile ®, a new and disruptive brand in the wireless sector and the author of the bestselling book in franchising Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a Franchise Mega-Brand and Maximize System Profits. Lonnie also serves as President of Helgerson Franchise Group.
With over 35 years in franchising, Lonnie has worked with many major brands including Super 8 Motels® and Ident-A-Kid®. As founder of the tech sector in franchising – he started Computer Doctor®, Expetec®, and helped create the Geek Squad® for Best Buy®.
An accomplished speaker, trainer and facilitator with a national presence, Lonnie has been a frequent presenter for the International Franchise Association, Franchisor Association of Florida and many other franchise and business groups.
Board level involvement:
• Currently serves on numerous franchise brand boards.
• Board of Directors of the Franchisor Association of Florida
• 2-Time Chairman, VetFran committee of the International Franchise Association
• Institute of Certified Franchise Executives Board of Governors
• International Franchise Association Franchisor Forum
Lonnie has also served as a member of the Board of Advisors of The International Institute of Franchise Education, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University and the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Franchise Management graduate school, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, he is a three time graduate of the University of St. Thomas Executive MBA program for Franchise Management. In 2002, he became a designated CFE (Certified Franchise Executive).
Kix Mobile ®, America’s newest device store! Providing high-quality refurbished and unlocked (portable with carriers) phones and tablets. Why wait hours to get your mobile device repaired – when we will swap it out and have you on your way in minutes! We offer a new and innovative approach to device and electronics repair by offering fast and easy device and data Xchange-Repair™ for one low price. Typically comparable to a standard repair shop fee!I.E. You hand us your iPhone, Droid or other broken device and we hand you back a high-quality Kix Mobile Certified Pre-Owned phone with your data restored for an affordable flat fee