Over his nearly 40-year career Mark has held various accounting, finance and consulting positions in numerous industries including manufacturing, construction, real estate and public accounting.  For the past 30 years he worked in commercial lending for Mellon and Citizens Banks, the past four years as Market President in Western Pennsylvania for Citizens.  Over his career he also managed commercial lending teams in Washington DC, Chicago and upstate New York.  He has a broad background in financing businesses in numerous different industries and structuring various types of transactions including management buyouts, leveraged recaps and M&A transactions.  Over his banking career Mark has extensive experience working with hundreds of privelty held businesses and advising business owners on executing and financing their various succession plans.  Mark has experience in the various facets of succession planning and developing successful strategies for the many unique circumstances privately held business owners face. Mark is a CPA (inactive) and earned an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.