Biography

Mark has over 30 years of experience working with businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities throughout the United States. He has directed and managed hundreds of consulting engagements during his career. Mark specializes in working with boards, councils, and senior management of organizations from a wide range of industries, including agriculture, architecture, construction, engineering, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, not-for-profit, retail, technology, and telecommunications. His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Compensation benchmarking and design
  • Internal and performance audits
  • Management, organization, and operations assessments

Mark is experienced working with businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies; not-for-profit organizations of all sizes; and federal, state, and local governments. He is experienced at helping organizations to improve performance and get to their next level. He is respected by his clients for his ability to listen and understand their needs, provide sound advice and practical solutions, and make the process a rewarding experience.

Selected Publications

  • "Durable Management Structures at Middle Market Firms: Q&A with Moss Adams Partner Steranka" (Forbes, December 2016)
  • "Tech Leadership Succession Requires New Thinking in Tight Labor Market" (The North Bay Business Journal, January 2016)
  • "Become a High Performer by Implementing the Golden Formula" (Moss Adams Insight, November 2015)
  • "Internal and Performance Auditing: Think Holisitically, Think Outside the Box" (Moss Adams Insight, September 2015)
  • "Making Your Tribe a High Performer" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Summer 2015)
  • "What to Expect from Your Management Team" (WIB Directors Digest, November 2014)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Costs: Are You Paying More than You Should?
    (Moss Adams Webcast, August 2019)
  • Increase Efficiency and Safety with Better Internal and Performance Auditing
    (Moss Adams Webcast, May 2019)
  • Internal Audit Series: Contract Audits
    (Moss Adams Webcast, December 2018)
  • Internal Audit Series: Managing Construction Contracts
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2018)
  • Responding at the Speed of Business
    (Moss Adams Webcast, June 2018)
  • Help Improve Organization Performance with Internal Audits
    (Moss Adams Webcast, May 2018)
  • Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management: Clearing the path to achieving objectives
    (Western Association of College and University Business Officers, April 2018)
  • Management Succession and Ownership Transition for Business Sustainability
    (Moss Adams Webcast, December 2017)
  • Using Audit Programs to Meet the Needs of the Community
    (Moss Adams Webcast, November 2017)
  • The Critical Impact of Employee Engagement on Business Performance
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2017)
  • Retaining and Motivating Employees: It’s All About Engagement
    (Associated General Contractors Summer Convention, August 2017)
  • Guard Your Investment in Valuable Contracts
    (Moss Adams Webcast, May 2017)
  • Internal and Performance Audit Programs: A collaborative approach to success
    (Moss Adams Webcast, November 2016)
  • Keys to Success in Up and Down Markets
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2016)
  • Internal and Performance Auditing: Think Holistically, Think Outside the Box
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2015)
  • Four Attributes of High-Performing Organizations
    (Moss Adams Webcast, August 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Public Administration
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors

Education

  • BS, mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Certificate, executive management program, University of Washington