Rod Bristol is a Certified Franchise Executive and is the Director of Business Development of Profit Soup, in Seattle, Washington. Profit Soup (odd name, great company!) brings business owners and managers to a higher level of success through financial education, benchmarking and coaching.
Rod began his career as an investment banker in Seattle and then purchased Sudden Printing in 1984. Rod grew the company to 19 branches, annual revenue of approximately $5 million, serviced by a central production facility and corporate office and had the good fortune to sell his company in 2007.
He is a master financial trainer and has presented programs throughout the US and Canada, Puerto Rico, Delhi, Mumbai, the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Rod has a well-earned reputation for making complex financial topics clear and fun to learn.
Rod was a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business, was Governor Appointee and Chair of the Washington State Economic Development Finance Authority and was Chairman of the Washington State Small Business Improvement Council.
Rod and his wife Debbie celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last September and are greatly enjoying their two grandsons.