Mark Walsh is among Canada’s leading independent authorities in the planning, design, construction and operation of convenience stores, gas stations and other independent retail businesses.
He began his retailing journey at an early age, growing up in his father’s grocery store and pumping gas from the age of 12. Unbeknownst to him, both experiences would set the course for a long and rewarding career.
Mark was himself an independent owner-operator for 16 years and has invested in numerous locations over the years. He has also served in a diverse range of senior management roles with prominent gas and convenience operators. As a result, he knows the business from all perspectives and can relate first-hand to the dreams and trepidations – challenges and opportunities – you face as an independent retailer.