Prior to joining Kroll, Mark enjoyed a lengthy career as a journalist, during which time he reported and wrote investigative articles for publications ranging from Wired magazine to the New York Daily News and served as an associate producer of various investigative segments on the CBS News program 60 Minutes, including exposes on the mistreatment of patients at a chain of adolescent psychiatric facilities and the failures of Patriot missiles during the first Gulf War.
Mark’s notable engagements include leading an internal investigation to determine how a California cattle rancher defrauded several banks out of $100 million (mn) in livestock loans, a project that included interviews with dozens of bank employees and local ranchers, review of several years’ worth of bank documents and employee emails, and extensive research into the workings of the beef cattle industry. Additionally, he managed an internal investigation of employees at a construction materials disposal site who were suspected of colluding with customers to defraud the company out of more than $2 million (mn) over several years. Public record and social media research identified undisclosed personal and business connections between the employees and customers, interviews with whom subsequently revealed they were using the money to fund marijuana dispensaries.
He also led a due diligence investigation that involved locating and interviewing former employees of an industrial company, resulting in the revelation that staff and managers at one of the company’s facilities regularly violated hazardous waste disposal regulations and falsified documents to state and local inspectors.
Mark holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.