Mark serves as the industry managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices, with overall responsibility for services performed by the firm for these clients nationwide, along with all marketplace initiatives in these sectors. Mark also is an Advisory Services principal responsible for providing business strategy and governance, operations improvement, information technology, and business risk services to these clients. His engagements have included strategic planning, organizational reviews, reserves analyses, board governance, financial modeling, benchmarking and best practices reviews, risk assessments, ERM, operations improvement, internal audit, construction audit, technology effectiveness assessments, IT strategy and planning, requirements analyses, business continuity/disaster recovery, system selections and implementation, cybersecurity risk analysis, and post-implementation reviews. In addition, Mark serves as the technology audit partner in support of Not-for-Profit and Higher Education audits, and works closely with clients’ management, audit committees and boards.
In Mark’s thirty-eight years of experience, he has worked with many not-for-profit and higher education clients, including the Mellon Foundation, Save the Children, Bezos Family Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, AARP, Seton Hall, US Fund for UNICEF, Population Council, AmeriCares, St. John’s, Rutgers, amfAR, FOJP, Massachusetts Medical Society, Salvation Army, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, John Templeton Foundation, Univ. of Delaware, Ramapo College, National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners, Salesian Missions, Yale, JCC of San Francisco, University of New England, CIEE, HIAS, LIU, Adelphi, American Institute of Physics, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rotary Int’l, Consumer Reports, CUNY, Bucknell, Clinton Foundation, United Jewish Appeal, Hebrew Union College, Univ. of Texas, Natural Resources Defense Council, Bentley University, New York Public Library, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lions Clubs International, Valley Hospital, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Hadassah, American Association of Medical Colleges, Affinity Health Plan, Sarah Lawrence College, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Union for Reform Judaism, St. George’s University, Fedcap, Monmouth University, American Arbitration Association, Trinity Church, Council on Foreign Relations, Loyola Maryland, Wagner College, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Clemson, Continuum Health Partners, RPI, Diocese of Bridgeport, Jewish National Fund, Thunderbird School of Global Management, SourceAmerica, Teach for America, Archdiocese of Chicago, Collegiate Church, NY Shipping Assoc., Diocese of Paterson, Archdiocese of Newark, Institute of Int’l Education, Diocese of Metuchen, Archdiocese of Hartford, NYC College of Technology, Episcopal Church, NIPR, Wistar Institute, Nat’l Marrow Donor Program, Centennial Conference, Rockefeller Foundation, Albany Law School, Lighthouse International, IEEE, Pace University, ASPCA, International Rescue Committee, AICPA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Greek Orthodox Church, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Culinary Institute, EngenderHealth, Barnabas Health, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, William Penn Foundation, Ursinus College, ESDC, American Kennel Club, Ithaca College, American Management Association, Open Society Foundation, Englewood Hospital, Univ. of Maryland, Stevens Institute of Technology, St. Peter’s College, Kings College, Thomas Edison State College, US Meat Export Federation, Wildlife Conservation Society, MDRC, Nassau Community College, Simons Foundation, Bond Market Assoc., Peirce College, American Friends of Magen David Adom, DePaul Univ., Society for Propagation of the Faith, American Friends Service Committee, Polytechnic University, Housing Works, Greater NY Health Association, LISC, Commonwealth Medical College, Public/Private Ventures, NYU, American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, NY Institute of Technology, Univ. of New Hampshire, Wellesley College, College of Mount St. Vincent, Marymount Manhattan College, WBUR, American Bible Society, Vera Institute, The After School Corp., Girl Scouts, New School, Deer Park School District, American Thoracic Society, Actor’s Fund, BPA Int’l, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Blood Center, and NJ Soc. of CPAs.
Mark is a frequent panelist and lecturer on business and technology topics. He has spoken at numerous industry events, including NACUBO, EACUBO, CACUBO, ACUA, InsideNGO, FFOG, NJSSCPA, AHIA, NJHFMA, and the AICPA. Mark is a member of Grant Thornton’s national leadership team, serves as a trustee and audit committee chair for the National Museum of American Jewish History, and is on the Board of Trustees and Oversight Committee of the Union for Reform Judaism. Mark holds an Information Systems degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.