Mark started his professional work life as a consultant with Accenture, where he helped clients for 14 years. He founded his advisory business in 2005, and in 2022 joined Journey Strategic wealth through a merger of his firm with Journey. Prior to graduating from university, he was an auto mechanic, was in the auto parts industry, and spent time as a retail store manager. Mark’s focus has always been either providing advice or fixing things. What drives Mark is helping others reach their goals.
Mark believes both financial freedom and fun can occur concurrently. You will find that he has an active (sometimes too active!) sense of humor. He’s quite proud that his teammates Angela and Melissa have been with him for 14 and 12 years and will do everything possible to make sure Danielle stays “forever”, as well. He’s a little nutty about college basketball, golf, and several other sports. In addition, he loves taking beach and golf trips with his family and is an avid reader.
Mark holds an Accounting degree from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as the CFP® and RICP® designations.
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6:00 - Mark's background
17:30 - Embrace your strengths and weaknesses
22:30 - Good moments coming from scary times
27:30 - Starting a business from a passion
29:00 - Building teams
34:00 - Mark's approach to advising
37:24 - Where Mark thinks we are relative to history
46:50 - The power of checks and balances
50:45 - Finding and retaining employees
58:30 - Thinking about planning for aging
1:10:00 - Why you need to get your Power of Attorney documents done!
1:13:00 - Talking to the older member of your family about the aging process