Sandy Spring Bank (www.SandySpringBank.com)
Division Executive, Corporate & Institutional Banking
As a Co-Founder and Past Chairman of the Board of SECAF, Mark has served on its Board since inception and has held nearly every position during his extended tenure. In addition to his Board service, Mark's favorite roles have been as an Ambassador to new members and volunteers, and as Co-Chair/Co-Emcee of the Annual SECAF Awards Gala and its related programs and activities.
Mark’s career has spanned 35 years, the vast majority of which have centered on Commercial Banking activities in the Greater DC region. Areas of expertise include, Government Contracting, Investment Banking featuring sell-side/buy-side/capital formation transactions, non-bank financings such as ABL/Leasing/Commercial Finance, and Private Equity investing.
The primary focus areas for Mark as Division Executive for Corporate & Institutional Banking at Sandy Spring Bank center on Emerging and Middle Market operating companies and other organizations, generally located within the expanded Greater DC area. The Government Contracting sector is at the core of his Division’s focus.
Mark has served in senior management and front-line banking roles for a number of Mid-Atlantic and DC area banks during his career. He has held most conventional roles and responsibilities encountered in the commercial banking and credit risk management areas of the industry. Mark also enjoyed a number of years in the Investment Banking and Private Equity sectors, as well.
Mark has served in a variety of leadership roles at prominent business organizations, including as Past Chairman of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and of The Business Alliance of George Mason University. Mark serves on the Finance Advisory Board of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, and is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax’s Class of 2000. He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”). A proud graduate of Virginia Tech and native of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark and his wife of 35 years have raised their family in Northern Virginia since 1985. Mark has 3 adult children and is blessed with 2 grandsons.