Mark attended Stony Brook University and went on to a 30-year career as a Gold Futures Trader, starting out as a clerk and eventually became a seat owner. While at the exchange he served on the Business Conduct Committee as well as the Floor Committee and Settlement committee. He has a passion for finance and economics and he also obtained his Life and Health license in 2014. Mark has traveled extensively throughout the United States and in his spare time enjoys cycling, playing the drums as well as cooking. He has two daughters and currently resides on Long Island.