Mark joined Sabre Holdings in April 1997 and is currently Vice President of Sales and Account Management North America with Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a world leading provider of technology solutions and consulting services to airlines and airports across the globe.
Mark has worked in a variety of corporate finance roles at Sabre, including Controller for Emerging Businesses, a portfolio of 5 emerging businesses in the travel industry space with combined revenue of approximately $50 million; Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Sabre Travel Network, a $2 billion per year global distribution company linking travel agencies with travel suppliers; and as a Principal in Corporate Development where he engaged on numerous M&A pursuits, including Sabre’s $5 billion spin from AMR.
Prior to joining Sabre, Mark was a Project Manager with Technology, Management and Analysis Corporation in Crystal City, Virginia supporting the Navy’s AEGIS Shipbuilding Program. Mark was awarded the DoD Value Engineering Award for his efforts to reduce production costs of the AEGIS Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer by $30 million per hull through commonality and best practice.
Mark also served in the United States Navy, retiring in 2009 as a full Commander with 23 years of combined active duty and reserve service.
Mark has served as an Officer of the Board for Nexion (host travel agency), Synxis (hotel distribution) and IgoUgo (an on-line travel community).
Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with double major in Economics and French from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Mark, his wife, and three children reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.