For over three decades, FranNet has been the franchising industry’s market leader when it comes to consulting and helping entrepreneurs become business owners. What’s behind this success? Our people, and there’s perhaps no better example of our consultant’s expertise and knowledge than Gary Prenevost. As the market president serving Toronto, Ontario, and Quebec, Gary has used his position to become a prolific franchise advocate, and one of the leading personas who exemplifies FranNet of Canada.
In this edition of the FranNet of Canada blog, we’re going to take an in-depth look at Gary’s efforts to help Canadian citizens make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.
For a professional whose roots go back to retail banking, Gary’s investment in others has become his primary focus. Prenevost’s illustrious career was established 30 years ago, when he became a franchise recruiting executive for a national business training organization. Over the next decade, he helped the company expand into more than 100 locations – one of which was his own. He is a born salesman and, over the years, has helped train over 1,000 salespeople at every corporate level. It was 2002 that Gary launched his own FranNet franchise, which today has become one of the largest multi-unit operations in the company.
Gary Prenevost’s participation and outreach have made him one of the most sought-after franchise experts in the industry – especially in Canada. Not only is he a co-chair of FranNet’s Franchise Advisory Committee (FAC), he also proudly serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Gary is also a multiple term-member of the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) Board of Directors, as well as a volunteer mentor for emerging franchise brands, and a regularly featured speaker for the organization’s numerous webinars, seminars, conferences, and trade shows. You can view examples of Prenevost’s thought leadership by following this link.
A True Renaissance Man
Gary Prenevost’s franchising expertise isn’t the only aspect of his life worthy of praise. He also happens to have some interesting hobbies and interests. He’s a certified KULA Yoga teacher, with 200-hours of instructor training under his belt. And speaking of belts, Gary is also a proficient martial artist who practiced Aikido for several years. He also enjoys spending time with his family, fitness, skiing, and anything else outdoor-related.
While Gary is one of the leading franchise consultants in Canada, he’s not alone among our FranNet family up in the Great White North. Here are the other team members who represent FranNet’s interests in Canada:
- Lee Smithson – president of FranNet of Southwestern Ontario
- Grant Bullington – franchise consultant of Western Canada
- Chuck Prenevost – franchise consultant of FranNet of Vancouver
If you live in Canada and have been thinking about turning your entrepreneurial dreams into reality, these are the contacts who can help you do it!
We’re now halfway through the 2022 year, and if you’re ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey, FranNet of Canada can help you get started. With consultants serving every Canadian province, you can set up a no-cost, no-obligation appointment with one of our qualified representatives. To find your local province consultant, simply follow this link and select “Canada” on the FranNet Franchise Consultant Directory page of our website. Getting started is easy – reach out and talk with one of our franchise experts today!