Debra Sawyer is the multi-unit Franchise Partner for the Kissimmee, Orlando, and Sanford regions. Debra is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Florida and is also licensed as a CPA and a CFP® professional in addition to having a master’s degree in taxation. In addition, she has completed the training and examination to earn the title of Certified Restaurant Broker® joining the select group of restaurant broker experts nationwide with this designation.
Debra spent over a decade with two of the nation’s largest public accounting firms as a CPA specializing in high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses. Debra then transitioned to lead editor and instructor for a textbook company focusing on the CFP® Certification Examination, where she helped thousands of students from multiple colleges and universities become CFP® professionals.
Debra’s financial acumen, business experience and franchise experience include owning and operating 46 Sports Clips salons across four states. Debra built 15 of these locations from the ground up and purchased 31 stores in 17 deals using income valuation methods and asset purchase agreements. She worked closely with franchisees of the brand as the elected President of the Team Leader Advisory Council at Sports Clips in addition to serving multiple years on their POS/IT committee, finance committee, and charitable foundation. Debra currently serves on the Financial Planning Association of Central Florida Board of Directors.
Debra’s experience and financial skills translate directly to We Sell Restaurants where she assists sellers in exit strategies and valuations of their businesses. She also assists buyers investing in restaurant opportunities.
In her free time, Debra enjoys longs walks and spending time with her two daughters. They frequently visit beaches in Central Florida together.
Debra can be reached by phone at 407.450.2548 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.