Gareth is the Founder and President of InnoFran Consultants, a Toronto-based franchise consultancy, advisory and brokerage firm, serving major national and international franchises, including Yum! Brands.
He was previously the Managing Director of Dubai-based franchise marketing and consultancy FranExcel, primarily assisting global franchisors secure regional master franchisees.
Gareth has extensive international experience in franchise and business consultancy, media, brand management and business development. He enjoys commercial, organizational and interpersonal skills developed in multi-national corporations including TotalFinaElf, Whitbread plc, The Restaurant Group plc, the Institute for International Research (I.I.R.), Informa Group plc, Unilever plc and the Compass Group plc.
Gareth has a BA in Hospitality Management, a C.I.M. Diploma in Marketing, and Master’s Certificate in Project Management. He has helped more than 120 international franchisors to develop and expand their brands and has secured master franchisees and investors in 14 countries.
An accomplished conference speaker and trainer, Gareth has delivered presentations and programs to audiences and companies on four continents. He has also had articles published in a range of international franchise and business journals.
Gareth is very well known in the international franchise industry and considered an expert on the Canadian franchise market.