Following a successful 18 year financial career, Mr. Viner elected a career change into the sales, marketing and leadership aspects of project-based professional services. Just before electing the career change, Mark had been the CFO of a publicly-held company for six years.
Mr. Viner has the unique perspective to truly understand his clients’ needs. Among many of his responsibilities as being the financial leader of a publicly-held company, he was also responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002….a considerable challenge faced by many public companies today.
Mark’s proven strength has been his ability to leverage his broad experience to work with our clients to help them scope project needs and collaborate with them regarding their challenges. Mr. Viner, a CPA, has been with StevenDouglas since March 2006.
Prior to joining the firm, he was the initial Managing Director for the South Florida office of a publicly-held, global professional services firm which was founded within a Big Four accounting firm.
Under his leadership, that office achieved the fastest growth of any office during its initial year than any office in that company’s history. Just prior, Mr. Viner spent six years as CFO of Dreams, Inc, a publicly-held sports memorabilia provider and franchisor of the Field of Dreams national chain of stores.
Prior to Dreams, he held numerous senior-level financial management positions with The Walt Disney Corporation, Planet Hollywood International, Inc., Harris Corporation and Deloitte. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Birmingham-Southern College and is involved with several South Florida charities, including Kids in Distress.