Sandler’s Blaine Arnold Recognized as a 2023 Franchise Rock Star by Franchise Business Review

Sandler’s Blaine Arnold Recognized as a 2023 Franchise Rock Star by Franchise Business Review

OWINGS MILLS – July 17, 2023 –Sandler’s Blaine Arnold was identified by franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2023’s Franchise Rock Stars.

Arnold, owner of Sandler by Pinnacle Performance & Consulting Inc. in Saskatchewan, Canada was selected from over 36,000 franchisees, representing more than 360 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.

The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their franchise brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners.

“There are so many stories of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of successful business ownership, that it was incredibly difficult to select this year’s Franchise Rock Stars,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “In the end, we chose individuals who truly exemplify a strong work ethic and a real commitment to their business and their communities. We are thrilled to recognize these Rock Stars as exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model.”

Arnold has earned numerous awards in his professional career, including the 2023 Sandler Rookie of the Year.  He is motivated by helping his clients and giving back to other Sandler® franchises who help each other grow and prosper with educational opportunities and peer collaborations.

“Despite his impressive accomplishments, Blaine remains humble and focuses on how he can help others in business, family, and clients,” says Dave Mattson, CEO Sandler. “He truly embodies what it means to be a Franchise Rock Star and is deserving of his most recent accomplishment, the Rookie of the Year award from the top sales training company.”

“All I wanted was to do something that I have enjoyed my entire life which is helping people.  That is still my passion today and the business has just been unbelievable for us,” says Arnold.

Visit to see the full list of 2023 Franchise Rock Stars.


About Sandler

Sandler is the leading global sales professional development and performance improvement organization responsible for empowering over 50,000 sales professionals and leaders each year to master the craft of selling. Across over 230 office locations spanning 30 countries, Sandler’s technology-enabled solutions propel the next evolution of sales with customizable learner journeys, collaborative coaching, ongoing reinforcement, and an evolved sales methodology connecting the modern seller to today’s buyer journeys. Visit

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit


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