Bio – Ian Johnson B.Bus (Acctg) FCPA:
Chairman & Founder - The Infinite Group
A fully qualified Certified Practising Accountant, Ian has seen his many and varied business interests take him literally around the globe.
Hailing from Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia, Ian started his own tax practise in his home town at the tender age of 24. He quickly built a successful practise, employing dozens of people through 2 offices - servicing thousands of business clients. This experience gave him an enormous “hands on” exposure to the world of business at a very young age. After retiring from practise ten years later, his interests quickly turned to franchising. He invested in a business consulting franchise as a franchisee and, 14 months later, was awarded “Global Franchisee of the Year” for that system in 2001.
As a result of his stunning success, the Franchisor offered Ian the rights to Western Europe. This lead to a move to the UK in 2001. Now a Franchisor, he quickly set about setting up the UK & European markets. Within 12 months Ian had spearheaded the initial set up of the territory and sale of franchises and master territories – the most successful start up the franchise had ever seen. In 2002, he was appointed “Chief Operating Officer – Global” for the franchise and moved to corporate head offices in Las Vegas in 2002. For the next year, Ian headed up the global development of the system before moving back to the UK in 2003.
After disposing of his franchise rights for Europe in 2003, Ian then devoted his time to develop and market his own franchise systems and other business opportunities – something he has done ever since. Now based in the UK, Ian divides his time travelling the world developing his own businesses and consulting to other franchisors and businesses.
He has worked with franchisors and business owners in such diverse markets as Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, United States, Mexico, South Africa, India, Ireland, United Kingdom and Western Europe.
Ian’s background of having advised thousands of businesses, as well as having been a Franchisor AND a Franchisee, allows Ian a unique perspective that he can bring to the development of any type of business. He has developed for himself a reputation as a “no-nonsense” bottom line organiser who, because of has vast business experience, can add value to any business.
Ian founded The Infinite Group in 2006 and it is the culmination of all of the business experience gained over his 23 years in business. Over the years the business has evolved into a group of high quality, experienced business advisors, all of whom have exceptional corporate, commercial and business backgrounds. The business is firmly and enthusiastically aimed at the SME market. As Ian himself says, “We offer a high quality service to high quality clients”.
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