Mark joined IDS in March of 2005 after 14 years with United Carolina Bank and Wachovia Capital Markets (fka First Union Capital Markets) where he held positions in Communications and Media Finance, Loan Syndications Sales & Trading and Agency Management as Head of Wachovia’s Senior Debt Power Portfolio. On the personal side, Mark is an avid “Outdoorsman” (his auto tag says that!) and he hunts, fishes and travels regularly to enjoy these sports. Mark loves to cook and is highly plugged in to current events of all kinds – news, politics, environmental issues and more. He is a lifelong North Carolinian and is most often found with Curry, his beloved yellow Lab and hunting and fishing companion. Curry is a welcome visitor at the corporate office and spends most of his time asleep under Mark’s desk.