Mark has more than 30 years experience starting, buying, building, operating and selling businesses in numerous sectors. His businesses have employed as few as 5 people and as many as 1500. To Pursant, he brings both experiential knowledge as well as an academic background that provides a foundation for the often business-critical strategic initiatives with which clients entrust the firm.
Mark is a Certified M&A Advisor through the AM&AA and a Harvard Business School alumni. Undergraduate courses were completed at Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), serving as its past Central US Region Chairman. He is also currently Vice-Chair for the YPO Deal Global Business network and Finance Chair for the Central US region of WPO.
Mark serves on many private company and charitable boards. When not steering the direction of the firm, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He is also an avid health enthusiast who participates in many physical sporting events such obstacle races, marathons and triathlons. He also enjoys auto racing, mountain climbing and high adrenaline adventures.