Since 2001, Mark has been a Senior Franchise Consultant where he has worked with hundreds of people giving them first-hand knowledge of life as a franchise owner.  He is a veteran in the world of Franchising and has over 30 years experience as the owner of several franchise companies. Today, he continues to leverage that 30 years of experience and tradition working directly with IFPG and Franchising101.com.

He began his franchise career in 1988 with the ServiceMaster Company and in 1993 he bought a Norrell Staffing franchise to assist his growing companies with their employment challenges. To balance out his portfolio of business experiences, in 2002, he purchased a retail coffee and smoothie franchise. In 2006 he purchased a fitness franchise and ultimately opened six locations. After selling three, he currently owns three locations in the West Michigan area. For two years he spent time directing the development activity of two of the largest maid service franchises in the country.