Mark founded Fort Lauderdale FC in 2007 with a group of soccer parents and local business owners who were concerned about the lack of opportunities for the sport in one of the state’s largest cities. He has been the club’s president since the first season, and has helped grow the club from an inaugural roster of 33 players and three coaches to an organization with over 500 players, 25 teams and 20 coaches. A long time youth sports enthusiast, Mark grew up playing travel soccer for East Side Soccer on the same fields Fort Lauderdale FC would use 30 years later. He played club soccer at the University of Notre Dame and began his coaching career as a senior in college coaching a collegiate women’s club. He holds a USSF “E” level coaching license and coached Fort Lauderdale FC teams for eight years, taking his teams to at least one premiere league major tournament finals in each of the years he coached. Mark, an entrepreneur, is President of Gulfstream Capital Holdings which owns Gold Coast Magazine, FortLauderdaledaily.com and a dozen media properties in addition to Mirabel Technologies, the world’s largest magazine management software provider. He is a former member of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Parks Advisory Board, and was the driving force behind the city’s plan to add seven soccer fields and double the city’s field space. He has served in a leadership capacity on numerous charitable foundation boards and political campaigns.