B.S. in Business Administration
Years of Experience
Financial Services, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products
Big Four Alma Mater
Mark brings over 25 years of accounting, reporting and management experience to WilliamsMarston LLC. He has broad technical accounting and financial reporting expertise developed during his 13-year tenure at a Big 4 accounting firm, including two years in the firm’s national office, and 16 years in senior leadership roles for a leading credit rating agency. He is a recognized thought leader and trusted advisor to accounting standard setting organizations and regulators on numerous initiatives to better align financial reporting with the needs of investors. He is also a frequent speaker at high-profile conferences on financial reporting and capital markets issues.
Prior to WilliamsMarston, Mark was a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy and Standards Group at Moody’s Investors Service and served as the Chief Credit Officer for the Global Financial Institutions rating group. During his time at Moody’s, Mark was the Chairmen of the Credit Policy Committee and led a team of analysts with specialized expertise in accounting and financial reporting, corporate governance and complex financing structures. He was also the author and contributor to market leading research on numerous accounting and reporting developments and hot topics. While at Moody’s, Mark was a liaison with the FASB, IASB, SEC and PCAOB on numerous capital markets issues and wrote comment letters on international accounting convergence, the disclosure framework, financial instruments and fair value.
Mark began his career at KPMG where he rose to the level of Senior Manager. During his thirteen-year tenure with the firm, Mark spent 2 years in the Department of Professional Practice (DPP) where he provided technical accounting advice to client service teams in the areas of business combinations, income taxes, derivatives and hedging, and revenue recognition. He also contributed to KPMG’s publications on IFRS, derivative and hedge accounting and foreign currency translation. Prior to being DPP, Mark was the lead Senior Manager on several high-profile audit clients including The Gillette Company and Watts Water Technologies.
Mark was a member of the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) from 2016 to 2020 and was also a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) from 2008 to 2019. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting from Siena College where he graduated with honors.