- Area President
- Greater Pittsburgh
Mark joined FocusCFO in 2018 to develop the Western Pennsylvania region. He grew up and has spent his entire business career in the Pittsburgh area. With a diverse business and management background Mark is looking forward to being a part of FocusCFO’s initial impact in Pennsylvania.
Mark started his career at PNC Bank in commercial banking covering Washington DC through New York City. At Westinghouse Electric Corporation he was the first planning and cost accounting manager for its robotics division. Later he became Manager of Financial Planning at Westinghouse Headquarters for 40% of the corporation and its international operations. He left Westinghouse to became a venture capital executive at Koppers whose legendary portfolio included companies such as Genentech. After Koppers he has done C-level start-ups and turnarounds in technology, manufacturing, healthcare, advanced materials, software, finance, transportation, energy, nano-engineering and other industries. Mark has served on the boards of 11 for-profit companies. Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University and completed the Venture Capital Institute.
- What is your favorite way to spend free time? I enjoy sports, rowing, golf, local architecture and history, horticulture, community volunteering, family and my two Westies
- What is your favorite book? Oh, so man. I just finished The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Lawson about Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister.
- What was your favorite vacation? The beach!