Mark is a 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner with more than 25 years’ experience as an Operational Leader and Advisor for fast-growth companies in technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. Mark graduated with Highest Distinction from Purdue’s Engineering School, and is a frequent lecturer and business coach to students at the University of Louisville.
While serving as COO or VP of Business Development for two early stage companies in Louisville, Mark co-founded four investment entities-- Enterprise Angels (one of Kentucky’s largest Angel Investor groups), Sequel Fund, DF Distressed Real Estate Fund, and Mass Self Storage Fund.
Mark’s work the past 20 years has connected him to 100+ high net worth individuals, family offices, and venture funds that seek alternative investments in young companies like Venture First’s clients. In March, 2019 Mark moved into a full-time role as Venture First's VP of Business Development.