Chief Information Officer
Mark was named CIO for Lendmark Financial Services in August 2013.
As the senior technology executive for Lendmark, Mark is responsible for the development and integration of enterprise-wide technology solutions and ensuring uninterrupted operation of company systems.
In addition to managing a team of IT professionals, Mark provides technology counsel to Lendmark’s executives and management to ensure appropriate technology solutions and the execution of delivery systems meet business requirements and guarantee business continuity. He oversees strategic plans, identifying technology to support current and new business strategies. He also audits and conducts risk management related to information security and directs all technology budgets and expenditures, including procurement and standards.
Mark brings over 35 years of professional IT experience combined with more than 21 years in financial services and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has a proven record of accomplishment in key areas including IT management, mergers and acquisitions, voice/data infrastructure, operations, and facilities management. Mark’s scope consists of short- and long-term strategy to understand complex business processes and match technology solutions with business needs for a cost-effective approach.
Prior to joining Lendmark, Mark was Chief Technology Officer/CISO for Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: ATLC), formerly CompuCredit Corporation.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Georgia.