Gerry O’Brion

Speaker and Branding Expert

Gerry O’Brion is a nationally recognized speaker and branding expert who helps franchises thrive by bridging the gap between the franchisees and franchisor to build a powerful franchise brand. 

“He’s got a special gift to be able to articulate to both the franchisee and the franchisor how to come together to achieve their initiatives.” – Jeff Sinelli, Founder Which Wich

A former marketing executive with billion dollar brands like Red Robin, Quiznos, Coors Light and Procter & Gamble, Gerry distills that experience into an engaging, customized program that empowers every franchisee to build a powerful brand in their market every day.

Gerry has an easy-going, comfortable rapport with the audience that creates a fun, thought-provoking dialogue and delivers tools they can implement right away.

Clients include:

  • Great Clips
  • Kiddie Academy
  • Taco Johns

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Speaker Bio

Gerry O’Brion is the Founder of What Big Brands Know® and the author of The Business Blueprint and The Restaurant Formula™.  A former marketing executive with billion dollar brands, Gerry is known for distilling the strategies used by billion dollar brands into success for companies of all sizes.  

Gerry was most recently VP of Marketing for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers where he was part of the team that more than doubled the stock price.  As VP of Marketing for Quiznos, he met with hundreds of franchisees in a tough turnaround situation.  As the Brand Manager for Coors Light he was part of the team responsible for the innovation that led to years of continuous growth.  He began his career in marketing at Procter & Gamble, working with brands such as Crisco, Tide, Mr. Clean, and Spic & Span.

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  Fee Range: Starts at $15,000

“Gerry O'Brion's time at the mic was sensational. He wasn't JUST charismatic & entertaining, we got actual takeaways from him. So much more to brand awareness than we thought. Many, many elements of his presentation caused us to have chats afterward on what we'd like to change in the business. Thanks for bringing him in.”
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