Omar Yunes Triumphed in the 2015 Best Franchisee of the World Competition, Winning the Top Award

The Best Franchisee of the World competition held annually honors franchisees who make the most impact on the growth of the franchises sector. This impact is regarding employees’ motivation, proposed positive model changes, and expertise contribution. Last year’s event was held in Florence, Italy on 5th December. Over 34 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, and Hungary, had sent their representatives. Representatives from the University of Anahuac, the Mexican Association of Franchises, and entrepreneurs judged the Mexican chapter. The top award of the edition went to Omar Yunes, a franchisee who manages a Japanese food chain, Sushi Itto. Coming second in the Mexican category was Ivan Tamer, a franchisee who runs the Prendamex.

Omar Yunes’ Impact

Omar Yunes has been impactful to the franchisee network – he has worked hard to drive positive change. His influence has brought better information management. He also played a part in bringing about board controls that enabled better units’ evaluation. These contributions are what made him win the highest prize. Omar Yunes was very excited for the award but quickly noted that he was only a representative of the 400 employees working in his 13 units. He also pointed out that he represented the Sushi Itto brand that gave him a platform to exercise his innovation skills. Sushi Itto’s CEO said that the award was an evidence of teamwork in offering top customer and hospitality service. Diego Elizarrarras, who is the organizer for these awards in Mexico, said that the award manifested the strength that is in the Mexican franchises sector. It also shows a remarkable growth from a regional to an international level.

About Omar Yunes

Omar Yunes is a franchisee who manages Sushi Itto. Omar Yunes has grown his network tremendously to own 13 branches. These branches are spread across Veracruz, Mexico City, and Puebla. His expertise saw him get picked to participate in the Best Franchisee of the World competition. He won the national qualifier to represent Mexico internationally. Omar Yunes is also a real estate enthusiast. He started investing in the business in 2007 when he bought a condominium. He has since continued buying houses in different locations.

How Nick Vertucci Helps People Find Success In The Real Estate Market

Nick Vertucci founded The Nick Vertucci Companies in 2007 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is a real estate investor who buys homes that have been foreclosed on by banks on He buys these homes from the banks and then renovates them. After the home has been renovated he rents the home out to tenants or sells it for a profit right away. He has also developed The Nick Vertucci Companies into a company where he teaches others his methods so that they too can make investing in single-family home into a lucrative turn-key career.

Before founding his own company, Nick Vertucci worked at Coastline Micro, Inc. which provides computer systems to other businesses across the United States. He was eventually named the President and CEO of the company. Although he left Coastline Micro in 2007 in order to found The Nick Vertucci Companies, he continues to have an ownership interest in this company.

A few years after graduating from high school, Nick Vertucci had founded his first company. He sold computer parts and loved being his own boss. Everything was going very well for him, including getting married and having three children, when the 2000 market crash hit especially in the technology industry. Like many, he hadn’t been saving sufficiently which led to him and his family subsisting on a shoestring budget for a year and a half.

Eventually, a friend convinced Vertucci to attend a weekend real estate class. What he learned that day resonated with him and led him into learning everything he could about becoming a real estate investor according to He says it was hard getting started and it took him 10 years before he attained the success he was looking for.

The information about real estate investing that Nick learned led to him developing a system of buying and selling properties, called Fortunes in Flipping, that is simple and easily followed. He passes this information on to others through his subsidiary NV Real Estate Academy at He has helped a lot of families get out of debt and find financial success in the single-family home real estate market.

It is throughout the United States the Nick Vertucci offers his real estate flipping workshops. He keeps the cost of attending these courses affordable so that he can help as many people as possible. Clients can also access educational opportunities on the NV Real Estate Academy website which keeps them abreast of current trends in the field.

Dick DeVos gives chart-topping amounts through Great Lakes Education Foundation

Dick DeVos, by now, has a name almost inextricably linked to politics. He ran in 2006, as the Republican gubernatorial candidate for the state of Michigan. In a memorable race, he lost by just a few percentage points to the then incumbent governor, Jennifer Granholm.


But more recently, the DeVos named has been even more closely associated with politics as a result of Dick DeVos’ wife, Betsy DeVos, being appointed as Secretary of Education by President Trump. This has led to the majority of people who are not intimately familiar with the DeVos family to assume that they are somehow a family of career politicians. Nothing could be further from the truth.


As the oldest son of Rich DeVos, the billionaire cofounder of Amway, Dick DeVos has had a long and successful business career in his own right. He has led the family business as well as many other outside business ventures of his own making. He is widely credited with being one of the key players in the revitalization of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the early 1980s. But perhaps the most important activity that DeVos has engaged in, throughout the course of his life, is his notable philanthropy.


DeVos has largely concentrated his philanthropic efforts around education, although his largesse has not been limited to just that field. However, the DeVos family has long believed that charity does, indeed, start at home. The vast majority of the DeVos family’s charitable contributions have been heavily focused on the state of Michigan in general and the West Michigan area in particular, the place where DeVos has lived his entire life.


Through Great Lakes Education Foundation, the family’s flagship philanthropic vehicle, DeVos has given away literally hundreds of millions of dollars to causes related to education. Although some of his political opponents disingenuously refer to these magnanimous donations as political contributions, the truth is that almost all of that money has gone directly into the hands of students or into the programs that they use.


DeVos has long been an adherent to the school of philanthropy which believes strongly in evidence-based charity. DeVos has assiduously researched the activities to which he contributes. He has slowly come to the conclusion that the voucher system and charter schools, while not perfect, provide the best road map to optimizing U.S. education, a state from which we are currently very far as a nation.