Fran has over 30 years of professional sales experience, concentrated in advertising space sales and promotional and incentive merchandise.
In 1992 Fran joined the 25-year-old ad specialty company
, where she achieved the 1m mark in sales while recruiting and mentoring a dozen sales professionals. She was vital in the milestone growth of Adgap Group taking them to 30m in sales, thus becoming a top 10 distributor.
Fran served as a board member on their board of directors and was instrumental in developing their e-company store model where she created and managed company stores and incentive programs for companies such as; Hitachi, Sony, Playstation, Cisco Systems, Phillips, Network Associates, Silicon Graphics, Adaptec, and more.
She also created custom promotions for companies such as Clorox, Nordstrom, MAC Cosmetics, and Bon Ton Stores.
In 1994 Fran founded
Girls Nite Out
, a networking group in Silicon Valley that helped women develop their entrepreneurial spirit and found employment and employees for hundreds of its members without any cost to members.
In 1999 Fran joined
, a top tier distributor of promotional and incentive merchandise where she served on their sales advisory board.
While working with MTO, Fran lent her sales and
marketing skills to
We Thought of That
, a new product development company where they created and launched such products as "Hold the Phone" and "Get Hitched" into the retail market space.
In 2004 Fran started a non-profit,
, (People Animals and Kids Together) which works with animal rescues and sanctuaries around the country.
Also in 2005, along with her husband and partner Steve, birthed
Steve Lantz Productions
. Their first project, "The Phoenix Lights
Documentary", was picked up for national retail distribution
in 2007 after earning several awards in Film Festivals around the
country and many sold out performances with chains such as Landmark
and Harkens theatres.