With over 30 years of experience in Banking and Investment Management, Mark is a true professional who is passionate about his work and his commitment to his clients. Mark’s success is linked to his ability to develop deep, personal, long-term relationships with his clients, based on mutual trust. He offers sound, unbiased, professional advice to help his clients achieve their financial objectives, through personalized wealth management, investment, retirement and estate planning.
A graduate of Franklin University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Mark also attended the Advest Institute of Portfolio Analytics at Harvard University. Before opening Brienza Financial Services, Mark held various Vice President level positions at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Advest, and The Ohio Company. His experience extends to banking and trust operations of both community and national banks, and Mark is a former member of the American Bankers Association. Mark has lectured at The Ohio State University and been a mentor to those entering the financial services industry.
As a professionally trained musician, Mark has served churches as an organist throughout the Central Ohio region, including 10 years at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, Columbus.
Having volunteered in the community with many local organizations, Mark has served as Financial Administrator for a 900 member church, overseeing the day to day financial operations, and he and his family have been actively involved with the Tri-Village Soccer Association for the Santos Fubol Club of Columbus. He is a recent graduate of the Upper Arlington Citizens Police Academy.
Originally from Caldwell, Ohio, Mark has spent the past 30 years in the Columbus area with his wife Brenda. They have two grown sons; Nick, a graduate of Bowling Green State University, works in law enforcement; and Mike, a graduate of Ohio University, is a High School English Teacher. Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends. Other leisure activities include traveling, cooking, gardening, and listening to classical music.