July 12, 2012 // Franchising.com // HOMEWOOD, IL -- The iFranchise Group (www.ifranchisegroup.com), North America’s leading franchise consulting firm, announced today that franchising executive Gary Prenevost has joined the firm in a senior advisor role and will head the iFranchise Group’s Toronto office. Mr. Prenevost will lend his knowledge and experience, based on two decades in the franchising industry, to the firm's clients and consulting projects in his native Canada.
“We’re extremely pleased to have Gary on our team,” said Mark Siebert, CEO of the iFranchise Group. "Our franchisor clients located in or seeking to do business in Canada will be well-served by his background and experience.” With the addition of Mr. Prenevost, the iFranchise Group now has nearly 30 franchise consultants with over 500 years of combined experience in franchising. Their consultants have worked with or for 98 of the nation’s top 200 franchisors.
Mr. Prenevost has worked on all sides of franchising over the last two decades, as franchisee, franchisor, master franchisee, and franchise consultant/broker. For the last 10 years, he has acted as the president of FranNet of Southern Ontario and built it into a top-performing regional franchise of FranNet, an internationally recognized franchise consulting/matchmaking company that helps prospective franchisees identify, research, and buy the right franchise. He is also a board member of the Canadian Franchise Association.
“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Mr. Prenevost said. “The experience and reputation that the iFranchise Group brings to the table is unmatched in the industry. I am proud to be a part of this group of stellar franchise consultants, and look forward to working with Canadian franchisors across a broad range of industries.”
Prior to his work with FranNet, Mr. Prenevost led a career that began in banking, specializing in business turn-arounds, and that also included a successful stint as an entrepreneur, helping to build a family-run business through corporate sales and acquisitions of other companies.
Having also worked as both a corporate executive and franchise owner for a national training organization with over 100 offices, Mr. Prenevost also spent a number of years coaching hundreds of entrepreneurs and business executives, helping them grow their businesses and implement management and/or sales development strategies.
“I've known Gary professionally for a while now, and I feel his values and philosophy match our own," added Mr. Siebert. “I am confident that his skills and knowledge will be highly beneficial to our clients."
iFranchise Group (www.ifranchisegroup.com), is a leading franchise consulting firm that offers the skills of the nation's top professionals in franchise strategic planning, operations training and documentation, franchise marketing and sales, advertising fund management, franchise recruitment, and development of Internet-based applications for emerging and established franchise companies worldwide.
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