About Mark

Four Things to know about Mark

Business Coach

  • Works exclusively with business owners and their teams in the recruiting and staffing business.

  • Customized, private coaching. group coaching

  • Five Steps to Success, our recruiting system. Proven systems were developed over 15 years ago and have evolved to keep pace with the changing landscape.

  • PRSTO CRM, our automated CRM that has you doing high value work of meeting with clients and candidates, and closing more deals.

  • PRSTO Prospector, our Linked In automation tool that will save you five or more hours.

  • A holistic approach that recognizes “work” and “life” overlap.

  • No-BS, unvarnished advice, and feedback – while having fun and always keeping it real.

Recruiting and Staffing Business Owner

Fifteen year veteran

Founder, Diamond Executive Search

  • Executive Search firm serving tier two and three automotive suppliers in the Midwest and South.

  • Focus included plant and corporate leadership roles

  • Co-trainer/Engagement deposit

Cofounder, Advantage Talent, Inc.

  • Search and staffing firm serving a variety of corporations in the greater Atlanta area.

  • Focus included finance and accounting.

  • Contingent direct hire

  • Contract roles

Scaled a Wholesale Distributor

  • Publicly held international wholesale distributor of wireless IT and consumer electronics with revenues approaching $1B and offices and distribution centers in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Puerto Rico. Helped grow the company from $30M to $1B which positioned the organization as a leader in the industry.

  • Started as the number thirty sales person. Within three years became the number one. In the fourth year earning $220,000 in commissions representing approximately eighteen percent of the profit.

  • Promoted to VP Sales ad grew the sales team from thirty to one hundred and thirty and saw revenues grow from $30M to $500M.

  • Promoted to Executive Vice President, earned distribution relationships with HP, Acer, Motorola, Epson, AOC, Intel, AMD. Leader in raising $60M in a secondary public offerings.

  • Promoted to CEO and President, lead three acquisitions, $50M revolving line of credit with national bank, lead Sarbanes-Oxley implementation, lead shareholder meetings, and board of director meetings.

Personal

  • Married for thirty-five years

  • Father of with three adult children and two in-law children

  • Grandfather of two

  • BS, Interdisciplinary Studies - Leadership The University of Alabama

  • Resident of Peachtree Corners, GA

  • Fan of college football and NFL

  • Fan of NHL

  • Fitness enthusiast (spin, strength, and yoga)

  • Gardening and vegetable gardening enthusiast

Real People Getting Real Results

Grew Billings by $6M+

Shelly Cruz

Staff Indy

Added $1M+ in direct hire fees

Jon Jennings

Jennings Executive Search

Added $100k in

direct hire fees

Hugh and Christine Gallagher

Gallagher Group

Grew Staffing Revenues from $1M to $3M

Taras Dyakiv

T-Best Staffing

Doubled direct

hire income

Ann-Marie Vayonis

The West Source

Doubled staffing billings

Bob Boullianne

Express Pros of Saint Paul, MN

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