Mark N. Barrett
Mr. Barrett is a seasoned “C-level” executive with over 30 years of executive & financial experience. Past accomplishments include acquiring and selling companies, restructuring financial and operational processes, managing key vendor and banking relationships, establishing strategic direction for various companies and successfully launching various start up companies. Mr. Barrett has a reputation for “getting things done” and blends strong fiscal management with extensive leadership, operational and industry knowledge.
Previously Mr. Barrett was the President of IronRoad and was responsible for establishing the strategic vision, mission & values, proposing the annual finance goals, and implementing the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Barrett managed the day to day operations regarding Sales, Services, IT and the Operations team. Prior to IronRoad, Mr. Barrett was the Senior Vice President, CFO & COO for AdvizeX Technologies, a leading information technology infrastructure solutions provider. Mark served as the CEO of the company on an interim basis as well. As a 14 veteran, Mr. Barrett was known as a results-oriented executive with expertise in all financial and operational areas of the business. He was responsible for leading the finance, operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and legal functions of the business. Mr. Barrett served as the corporate Secretary, which included preparing for, presenting, and governing multiple Board of Director meetings. Mr. Barrett led the management team through a leveraged buyout in 2005, and lead the due diligence process to sell the company to a strategic buyer in the fall of 2012 for ~ $32M.
Prior to joining AdvizeX, Mr. Barrett served as the Group Controller for Zaring National Corporation, a $1B NASDAQ listed luxury homebuilder based in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his tenure at Zaring, Mr. Barrett was responsible for all financial reporting and accounting aspects of the Company. He was instrumental in designing and implementing an effective turnaround strategy that contributed to the acquisition of Zaring by The Drees Company.
Mr. Barrett began his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers where he advanced over 10 years to a Senior Manager role in the Business Assurance Audit Group. Mr. Barrett gained extensive cross industry experience (including SEC reporting & compliance) in driving both financial and operational improvements for his clients. He was recognized as one of the firm’s top national audit instructors.
Mr. Barrett earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and achieved his certification as a certified public accountant (CPA).