Mark joined the Georgia Swarm organization in June of 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. Mark brings to the Swarm over two decades of experience with high-profile brands and organizations.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1997 with dual degrees in Finance and Marketing, as well as a specialization in International Business, Mark moved to Columbus, Ohio to start his career as a general and cost accountant at an automotive manufacturing plant. Following additional career experiences in inventory and store finance at a large local retailer focused on implementing new financial reporting and decision-making techniques, Mark moved to a financial leadership role at a logistics organization focused on improving the financial performance of a remote network of warehouses.
Mark continued developing his skill set by acquiring an MBA from Ohio State University in 2010, after which he landed his first CFO role at a private non-profit organization where he helped migrate the organization from running a business as a non-profit to an organization that made data-informed, customer-focused decisions. This approach allowed Mark to present key topics and concepts to an industry leading professional group while mentoring other colleagues to maximize their career accomplishments.
After serving in a new role as CFO for a $50M organization experiencing double digit revenue growth, he formed Mark Beebe and Associates. Under his financial leadership Mark remained diligent in making business decisions focused on delivering the best customer experience while maximizing returns for the organization. During this time Mark began networking with local business owners and found that many small and mid-size business owners had an opportunity to improve their financial performance by partnering with a financial expert.
Outside of the professional setting, Mark and his wife spend most of their time attending their kids’ extracurricular activities such as softball, soccer, cheerleading and school plays. Mark enjoys golfing in the warm weather and skiing when the mercury dips south.