Mark has spent many years specialized in recruiting Financial Services professionals in the areas of Risk Management, Compliance, Operations and Sales. At Vlaad, Mark has leveraged this experience and adds insight and execution also to buy side and sell side mandates. Prior to his recruiting career Mark spent 10 years in financial services where he moved between the back and front office. Spending the early part of his career in Fund Accounting, Mark soon realized debits and credits were not his forte and steered his career towards sales. Mark thoroughly enjoyed this switch and spent the next 6 years wholesaling investment products for a mid-size asset manager as well as a major insurance company. While studying sociology at York University, Mark was a sprinter on the Yeoman varsity track and field team. Given his creaky knees he is now left to racing after his two young children. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, especially bike riding on the various trails throughout the city.