As Co-founder, Principal, and President of True North Advisors, Mark is the architect of the firm’s client experience and investment management strategies. He also oversees the financial planning and investment divisions within the company and sits on the Investment Policy Committee.
Mark began his career at the Salomon Smith Barney Consulting Group. There, he was responsible for providing both investment and wealth management services to private investors, and consulting and trading services to institutional investors. While at Salomon Smith Barney, Mark received numerous accolades including the prestigious Blue Chip Council award honoring top performers.
In 1998, Mark followed key leaders who left Salomon Smith Barney to form Lockwood Financial, an independent provider of investment consulting services. At Lockwood, Mark joined forces with long-time friend Scott Wood, providing investment advice to high wealth clients. In 2000, he and Scott launched True North Advisors.
Mark is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Baylor University. Well-regarded in the investment industry, he was in the inaugural class of Certified Private Wealth Advisors®, at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mark is often quoted and sought after as a source by professional publications such as Private Asset Management and Bloomberg Wealth Manager. In his spare time, Mark and his family are actively involved in church and various community outreach programs.