Mark Rosenzweig is an inventor cum entrepreneur who has patented dozens of innovative appliances
and built an empire out of his humble family business.
His name has become almost synonymous with SharkNinja, a company he built and led with great
success. SharkNingja’s story is therefore Mark’s own story.
Born in Montreal, Mark graduated in Psychology and Economics in 1991 and flirted with entertainment
industry in Los Angeles for three years before returning to Canada to join his family business.
He started as a sales manager at Jolson Corp, a sewing machine business set up by his grandparents in
1954 and expanded by his parents later.
Mark was passionate about innovative home appliances and he wanted to build his own brand with a
cross-continent appeal. With an aim to revolutionize cleaning machinery, he kept inventing more
reliable, hygienic and multi-feature appliances.
With his parents’ support, Mark founded Euro-Pro, which sold innovative ironing systems, steam
presses, food processors, and sewing machines. By end of first fiscal (1996), sales neared $1 million and
Euro-Pro expanded to include more items under Shark and Bravetti brands.
The company developed a large following thanks to Mark’s innovative marketing techniques. Sales
soared to $100 million by fiscal 2000 and then to $250 million by 2003.
In next three years, Mark’s brother, Stanley Rosenzweig, helped him take the company to a whole new
With his father’s help, Mark developed Shark steam mops and new vacuum technology in 2007, taking
sales to over $400m in two years.
Mark’s friend and new partner, Mark Barrocas, joined Euro-Pro in 2009 as President and working
together they took sales to $1 billion in fiscal 2013. SharkNinja now employs well over 1,000 associates
and its sales have crossed $2 billion.
Besides his profession, Mark likes supporting philanthropies and medical research. He loves tennis,
biking, skiing and spending time with his family.