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)
  • "Embracing the Process: Best Practices for Strategic Planning" (WIB Directors Digest, September 2014)
  • "10 Questions to Ask When Writing a Business Plan" (Entrepreneur.com, July 2013)
  • "Stay on Course with Management Succession" (San Diego Dealer Magazine, May 2013)
  • "Stay Ahead of the Curve with Management Succession" (California Healthcare News, April 2013)
  • "Procuring, Managing, and Leveraging Outside Experts" (Association of Local Government Auditors Quarterly, February 2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 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)
  • Performance Audits
    (AICPA Governmental and Not-for-Profit Training Program, October 2014)
  • Four Attributes of High-Performing Organizations
    (National Indian Gaming Association Annual Trade Show and Convention, May 2014)
  • Innovative Approaches to Internal Audit
    (Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) San Diego Conference, March 2014)
  • Using Compensation to Improve the Bottom Line
    (Farwest Agriculture Association, December 2013)
  • Succession Planning
    (Washington State CPA Annual Conference, November 2013)
  • Replacing the Irreplaceable: Sustaining Success through Management Succession
    (CFMA Annual Conference, June 2013)
  • Outcome Measurement and Dashboards
    (California CPA Annual Meeting, May 2013)
  • Key Employee Retention
    (North West Food Processors Association, January 2013)

Education

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