As we wrap up our series introducing you to our team members, we would like to introduce you to our Business Manager, Mark Riggs.
Mark, originally from Quantico, Virginia, grew up all over the country, as his father was a Marine. He attended over 20 schools. He eventually landed in Columbus, Ohio where he attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting in 1998.
Mark was Director of Finance for a local printing company for several years when he decided to explore new career opportunities. By pure luck, he was set up for an interview with Susan Eichinger at Fireproof. He was immediately offered the position and has been with the company for over 14 years. It is through Fireproof that Mark had the opportunity to meet Megan James, and he now serves as Business Manager for MJ2 Marketing as well as Accounting Manager at Fireproof, InfoStream and InfoStore. Mark is a busy financier!
Mark handles the financial reporting for all four companies while acting as an internal auditor for compliance and best internal business practices. He is also involved in the benefits and is the 401 K Plan Administrator. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge in interpreting financial data to balance goals on both profitability and compliance ensuring viability in a very competitive business environment.
When he isn’t busy managing the finances of these four businesses, Mark enjoys exploring with his two sons: Austin, a Marine, and Alex, who will be entering his freshman year at Thomas Worthington High School this year. During the “warmer” months they enjoy hiking and have explored most of Ohio’s State Parks. They are also known to go sport skeet shooting on the weekends. In the winter, you can find them tubing down Mad River Mountain’s Avalanche hills. Read on to learn more about Mark.
What do you like best about working at MJ2?
I love the genuine enthusiasm the staff has for what they do and for their clients.
What do you do when you are not working?
You can usually find me doing one of three things:
- Bike riding
What is your favorite color and why?
Midnight Blue – If there is ever a feeling of warmth in a color…this is it.
What device can you not live without?
I cannot be without my iPod.
What is your favorite app?
Iheart radio – I change my taste in music by the mood I am in and this foots the bill.
What is currently playing on your Ipod?
Jack’s Mannequin – Swim
What is your favorite Restaurant?
101 Beer Kitchen on Sawmill Road, the name says it all.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Yellowstone National Park, I love to hike.
Do you prefer Jeni’s or Graeter’s?
Hands down, Graeters!