Mark is a strategic Board Member and CFO with a passion for growing companies ranging from startup, private equity, IPO to publicly traded. He is actively involved with startups in the biotech and cleantech space as a board member and CFO. He is also the Chair of the Mentor Committee in the Midwest Region of Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator that finds, funds, and fosters the most promising cleantech startups on the planet.
His forte is helping companies achieve strategic growth, profitability, cash-flow, capital-raising, and valuation goals. Mark’s performance-driven experiences were honed at NASDAQ- and NYSE-listed companies that three times nearly tripled sales. He has raised $7.5 billion in 12 offerings to finance rapid growth, acquisitions and strategic transformations through leveraged buyouts, IPO and secondary equity offerings, convertible note offerings, and exits with spin offs into three new IPO companies, which were subsequently acquired. He received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and has experience as an advisor, faculty, speaker, and mentor.