Mark was born in Scotland but has spent the majority of his life in the US. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) and Masters (Summa Cum Laude) degree in Accounting. He was a CPA and spent seven years with Ernst & Young, specializing in international mergers and acquisitions in Dallas and Washington, DC. He then spent a few years in France pursuing his first love, cycling. He owned and managed a tour operator that specialized in trips to France, specifically to races such as the Tour de France. Mark is a member of the St. Andrews Golf Club and also spends his time competing in triathlons. Mark is well traveled and speaks Spanish and can get by in French and German. He has lived in Scotland, Ecuador, France, Germany, Austria, England, Spain, and, of course, Austin.