After completing his education in the UK, with a Master’s Degree in Corporate Biotechnology Management, Mark worked Mediterranean and Caribbean seasons on private and charter sailing yachts such as VELSHEDA. He subsequently spent a year in North America racing yachts in San Francisco bay, the Pacific and working a season in the Rockies.
In 2003, Mark moved to Hong Kong following six months in Vietnam and spent over a decade selling yachts out of the same Hong Kong based company into the region. This was very hands on yacht brokering in areas of low to no infrastructure, and included the first major wave of sales into mainland China, Vladivostok and Taiwan. Due to the relative underexposure of clientele in this region to the whole yachting concept, significant time and resources were expended on the education and training of new customers. Mark spent considerable time as a sales manager developing the systems needed as the company grew from 25 to 125 employees.
He is involved as a participant and committee member in regattas and offshore racing out of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht club and S.E. Asia including the blue water classics in the South China Sea and the regattas of Thailand. Mark has spent the last few years in Taiwan developing their still nascent sales and charter markets, and on top of proficient French, he speaks basic Mandarin.