Acquiring Minds

R. Scott Sutton, CFE, is vice president of Safeguard Acquisitions Inc. and vice president of franchise development for Safeguard Franchise Sales Inc. At Safeguard, Sutton is responsible for the company’s Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) program. In 2014, he was named a Dealmaker of the Year Award winner given by Franchise Times® magazine. He is a board of trustee for the IFA Educational Foundation and serves as vice-chair of its strategic planning committee. Follow Sutton on Twitter @rscottsutton

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