• Accounting Systems
  • Cash Flow Processes
  • Advisor Coordination
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Production & Operations
  • Banking & Capital
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Revenue
  • Operating Rhythm
  • Succession or Exit Planning
  • Readiness & Attractiveness
  • Price/Multiple

Mark Cross

  • Area President
  • Richmond Metro
  • Virginia Beach

Mark supports and guides corporate boards, senior leaders, and leadership teams to transform their businesses, drive significant change, and accelerate positive results. Mark has a broad and extensive background, as a seasoned, global leader with experience leading complex businesses in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He has a range of skills that include change leadership in times of opportunity and in economic downturns, organizing for success, developing talent, and driving growth.

Before FocusCFO

Prior to joining FocusCFO, Mark led an exciting career including working as a change management consultant and executive coach, a global business executive with Kimberly-Clark, JohnsonDiversey, and MeadWestvaco. He has served as Executive in Residence at the University of Richmond and also served with several nonprofits and supported enthusiastic entrepreneurs throughout his career.

    Other Interests

    • What was your favorite vacation? I've been fortunate to have lived and worked in Europe. My wife and children have a particular fondness for the several vacations that we've taken in the Nice, France area including Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Eze, and Monaco.
    • What is your favorite way to spend free time? I love getting outside, hiking, golfing, and spending time at our beach place in Virginia Beach. I've exercised every single day since March 2020. Back in the day, I ran marathons and competed in triathlons but now it's an occasional 5K race.
    • What is something most people don't know about you? The luckiest week of my life story when I was 21. I was on the Match Game winning $10,600, was on the Mike Douglas Show in a skit with Tom Lasorda and Don Rickles, spent an hour and a half with Frank Abagnale of "Catch me if you can" fame, and finally through random luck got a job at Kimberly-Clark where I worked for 24 years. I tell my students "you never know when opportunity might knock, be ready to take advantage."

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

I want to help leaders and their businesses grow, succeed, and prosper.

Curated insights by Mark Cross


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