Mark Falzon has more than 30 years business management experience in a diversity of industries including film and television, advertising and marketing, event management, retail fashion, hospitality, finance, hotel and restaurant management, human resources, property, financial planning, mortgage broking, investing, mentoring and coaching.
Clients have included Audi, VW, Proctor and Gamble, KFC, White Wings, Jonson & Jonson, Masterfoods, Quiksilver, Krone, Subaru, EMI and Penthouse … to name just a few.
Mark specialises in accelerated growth for SME’s.
“On rare occasions I’ve had the privilege to work with creative individuals whose experience, capabilities and approach don’t fit easily into any predefined box. Mercurial people whose enigmatic approach makes a dynamic and significant contribution to the lives of those they touch.
Mark is one of those rare and gifted contributors.
He perceives life through multiple lenses and in doing so brings a myriad of perspectives to any project he’s working on.
From the ‘hard’ disciplines of business analysis, business process and business performance to the ‘harder’ perspectives of leadership, philosophy and life purpose, Mark has the ability to tap into his client’s deepest needs, issues and opportunities to unearth new, unique and powerful paths towards intelligent, intuitive, productive and rewarding futures.
Expect the unexpected!”
Paul Macklin – CEO Amazing People
Mark currently serves as an adviser on various boards and is an in-demand business consultant known for taking start-ups and small to medium enterprises and transforming them into highly successful businesses.
Some of Mark’s key areas of specialisation are:
- Executive Mentor
- Business Adviser
- Board Director
- Sales and Distribution Specialist
- Film Maker
- Strategic Thinker
- Problem Solver
Mark’s background is in film production and media. At the age of 16, he travelled to India, with his brother Albert Falzon, to make his first film and has since worked on more than 40 documentary programs which have won international awards and been screened globally in over 100 countries. He is a skilled stills photographer, sound recordist and editor. He has produced more than 300 corporate videos, television and radio commercials and was Founder and CEO, for more than 10 years of advertising agency, CCM Group.
For eight years Mark was the joint founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ark Group of Companies, one of the most dynamic wealth and prosperity businesses in Australia. Comprising six companies specialising in financial planning, education, property research, real estate, investment finance and marketing, along with event management and production. Ark Group had more than $1bn in assets under advisement and was named as one of Australia’s Top 100 fastest growing companies by Business Review Weekly (2004, 2005 and 2007).
Mark was the Executive Chairman for two years of Yaqara Group Limited (YGL), a publically listed company registered on the South Pacific Stock Exchange. YGL held the rights to develop “Yaqara Studio City” on 5,500 acres of coastal land on Viti Levu, the largest of the Fiji Islands. The project represented the largest fully master-planned greenfield development in the South Pacific. Mark was a Director from 2003 and was appointed Chairman in 2006.
Prior to his work with Ark Group and YGL, Mark was General Manager of Blue Rock, one of Sydney’s largest and most successful event management and catering groups. Under his leadership, the company grew from a start-up to a $12 million business in less than three years. Whilst Mark was General Manager, the company was listed, two consecutive years, in the Business Review Weekly’s 100 fastest growing companies in Australia and won many awards including the prestigious Restaurant and Catering Association’s National Caterer of the Year Award two years running. The company managed 12 high quality venues across Sydney such as The Australian Museum, Centrepoint Tower, Fort Dennison and The Scientia. During the company’s peak periods it delivered 6,000 meals across Sydney each night. Blue Rock was selected as caterer for the opening of the prestigious Fox Studios delivering quality canapés and designer finger foods to more than 5,000 celebrities and distinguished guests.