In his position of Director of Corporate Development, Mark analyzes and evaluates growth opportunities including acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances that create value for the company. He also performs company and industry specific research and analysis to identify market trends, track competitive landscapes and screen opportunities.
Mark is also President and Managing Partner of Water Industry Solutions. He founded the company in 1995 as a result of the growing demand for industry experienced advisory services to entrepreneurial-stage companies.
Mark has more than 25 years of senior management experience in the Water and Environmental Industries. Mark has a strong track record of success in the management of organizations and has held various senior management positions in the Water Industry including American Water, U.S. Filter Corporation, Culligan, Nalco and Imperial Chemical Industries.
Mark is actively involved in the water industry community. He is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Quality Association (WQA), and has served on several AWWA and WQA steering committees including the Point of Use committee and was a founding member of the WQA World Assembly.
Mark has BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also earn and M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Golden Gate University.