Mark Valentine has extensive experience as a CFO and COO, successfully leading multi-location healthcare service and retail companies in high growth and turnaround environments and completing more 10 private equity buy/sell transactions.
Currently, Mark serves as CEO of Val-Mark Consulting, a firm that provides healthcare M&A and revenue cycle advisory services to private equity clients. For 27 years prior to Val-Mark, he principally held CFO and COO roles at healthcare service companies with private equity ownership including Cole Vision Corporation, DentalCare Partners, Hospitalists Management Group, Emergency Medicine Physicians, MESA Emergency Medicine and Aris Radiology.
Mark began his career as a CPA with PWC in Cincinnati, where he progressed from staff accountant to manager. He then joined the corporate office of Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s) as assistant to the CFO with responsibility for M&A and business development. While at Federated Mark transferred to the CFO role at The Children’s Place division in Metro NYC and during his tenure added leadership roles in store operations, real estate and construction. He returned to his native Northeast Ohio in 1989 to join Cole Vision Corporation as Chief Administrative Officer.
He is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago majoring in CPA Accounting. Mark is a member of Leadership Akron NEXT Class #8 and an investor in North Coast Angel Fund III.