Eastern Canadian Franchise Sales Director
Mark Sonik has been involved with franchise operations in Canada for over 35 years as a Franchisor, Franchise Director, Franchise Sales Executive, Master Franchisee and individual unit Franchisee. Mark started his career as a Satellite Director for H & R Block with territorial responsibilities which included Central/North Central Ontario.
In 1988 Mark acquired Master Franchise rights for Canada from Beverly Hills Weight Loss Clinics – a U.S. based franchise chain with its head office in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Beverly Hills established 53 Canadian locations in less than 4 years from 1988 – 1992, a number of which converted to Herbal Magic Weight Loss locations during the mid to late 90s.
From 1992 to 1999 Mark was involved as a consultant to various franchise companies based in the Canadian marketplace and then in 2000, Mark returned to the weight loss industry, first as a unit franchise location owner, then as a multiple location owner, and finally as Vice President, Franchise Sales for Herbal Magic Canada. Mark left Herbal Magic after the company was sold to Private Equity in 2006, and was again engaged as a management and sales consultant until 2009 when he joined Pet Valu Canada as Senior Franchise Director.
Mark left Pet Valu after being part of that company’s dramatic Canadian growth from 2009 – 2014 (over 250 new units established) and joined Thomas Franchise Solutions (Canada) Ltd. to work with Peter Thomas and his dedicated team of professionals.