Convention 2018 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C. was nothing short of spectacular. Many of the 900+ people in attendance claimed it was the most personal, emotional, and professional Convention they’d experienced. Breakout sessions on Radius, marketing, strategy, education, leadership, and much more gave our Franchise Owners, Center Directors, and Instructors great ideas to take home. Perhaps Becky McDaniels, this year’s Artichoke Award winner, summed up Convention best:

“I am leaving this year with my bucket overflowing, excited to get back to my center to change more lives through math. I love what I do, and I am so blessed to get to do this every day. Success is the Journey!”

Your feedback from prior Conventions serves an important part in our planning for future events. We will be sharing our Convention survey link on Matters very soon!

Convention 2018 Award Winners

We want to thank you—our franchise partners—and your staffs for your incredible work changing lives through math! We want to extend a special congratulations to the award winners below, announced at the 2018 Mathnasium Convention.

8 Success Factors:

  • Lead Generation – Peter Abrams, New Hyde Park, New York
  • Lead Conversion – Dan Aloi, West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Right Materials – Stuart Stall, Buford, Georgia
  • Right Instruction – Nick Mele, Henderson, Nevada
  • Exceptional People – Sang Batoff, Novato, California
  • A Real Parent Relationship – Kimberly Smith, Plymouth Canton and West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Management – Anton and Nina Makalintal, Multi-Center Owners in Missouri
  • A Great Centre Location – Mariaelisa and Karl Kirec, Newmarket, ON

Hurricane Harvey Perseverance Awards:

  • Ravi Shah – Bellaire, TX
  • Imran Ali – Kingwood, TX
  • David and Cyndi Denson – Baytown, TX

Rising Stars:

  • Best Canadian Resale Turnaround by Percentage: Linh Vu – Bayview Sheppard, Toronto, ON
  • Best U.S. Resale Turnaround by Revenue Increase: Garry & Braden Klegin – Stone Ridge, VA
  • Best U.S. Resale Turnaround by Percentage increase: Rick Conklin West – Wichita, KS

Best First 12 Months:

  • # 1 – Beatrice Chan – Redwood City, CA
  • # 2 – Scott Powell – Frankfort, IL
  • # 3 – Jason L. Reeves – Gainesville, FL
  • # 4 – Patricia Hardina & Patrick Wells – Chicago-West Loop, IL
  • # 5 – Andre Bertrand – Albany-Berkeley, CA

Top Net Promoter Score:

  • # 1 – Ruby Yao & Benedict Zoe – Fort Lee, NJ
  • # 2 – Jen Sanchez – Prosper, TX
  • # 3 – Richard Reisinger – Palm Harbor, FL

Top Canadian Centre:

  • Erena & Gjon Shkodra – Lakeview, Mississauga, ON

Top 10 U.S. Centers:

The top two centers, Summerlin, NV (owned by Dan and Laurie Saposhnik) and Kenilworth, IL (owned by Steve and Karen Santacruz) reached the Million Dollar Milestone in 2017, proving that “the sky’s the limit” in our business!

  • # 1 – Steve & Karen Santacruz – Kenilworth, IL
  • # 2 – Dan & Laurie Saposhnik – Summerlin, NV
  • # 3 – Marc & Tammy Goldberg – Upper East Side, NY
  • # 4 – Marc & Tammy Goldberg – Upper West Side, NY
  • # 5 – Dr. Kobad & Nancy Bugwadia – Mountain View-Los Altos, CA
  • # 6 – Mo & Julie Khalil – Coral Springs, FL
  • # 7 – Scott & Christine Rubin Mill – Valley, CA
  • # 8 – Arup K. & Pampa Mondal – Ellicott City, MD
  • # 9 – James & JoAnn Temple – McLean, VA
  • # 10 – Mo & Julie Khalil – Weston, FL

International Outstanding Achievement Award:

  • Top International Owner – Mr. Pham Tan Nghia – Vietnam

Top Owner by Portfolio:

The Top Owner by Portfolio awards were a real celebration, with large teams of Owners, Center Directors, and Instructors taking the stage. The #1 spot went to Mo Khalil, his wife Julie, and their two boys. In fact, all of our Top Owners are families in some form—whether it be husband and wife, mother and son, or mother and daughter. Mathnasium is truly all about family!

  • # 1 – Mo & Julie Khalil
  • # 2 – James & JoAnn Temple
  • # 3 – Tammy & Marc Goldberg
  • # 4 – Steve & Karen Santacruz
  • # 5 – Dan & Laurie Saposhnik
  • # 6 – Chris & Holly Lee
  • # 7 – Karen & Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Lossing
  • # 8 – Arup K. & Pampa Mondal
  • # 9 – Jeff & Jennifer Pudewell
  • # 10 – Laura & Jonathan Hamel

Instructor of the Year:

  • Jasmyn Flint – Wilmington, North Carolina

Artichoke Award:

  • Becky McDaniels – Brandon, Florida

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