Commitment, passion, creativity, an aversion to the word “no” and an ardent desire to help people achieve their dreams are the core values that define Mark personally, professionally and philanthropically. They are at the heart of all he does, and they are why people request Mark’s help to solve their most difficult challenges.
In addition to being an accomplished attorney, Mark serves in a variety of visionary and operational roles, including Chairman of Focal Point Social Media, a social media and marketing company that helps companies drive sales and engagement via the world wide web; Chairman of Ascension HR LLC, a regional human resources consulting firm that assists companies in designing world class culture, alignment and productivity models that uniquely fit their business; and Chairman of Accelerant, a not-for-profit consulting company that creates and drives strategic planning, world class events, exceptional fundraisers and previously unforeseen products and services that generate revenue.
Mark has operated companies small and large (up to $155 million in revenue) and helped them manage strategy, operations and growth from start-up to divestiture.
He has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and community service through such awards and recognitions as The Greater Akron Chamber’s Thirty for the Future Award, the YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award (2x), Leadership Akron’s Distinguished Leader/Innovator Award, The United Way of Summit County Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, The Rotary Club of Akron’s Ambassador of Service Award, The Sales and Marketing Executives International Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award and Inside Business’ Top 100 Emerging Power List (2015).
Mark is married to his lovely wife Lori and together they have three beautiful children: Alexandria, Nicole and Noelle. When Mark is not working or spending time with his family, he is volunteering. He currently serves on the boards of the Akron Community Foundation, the United Way of Summit County, The Akron Rotary Foundation and the Advisory Council for the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration.