Chief Executive Officer
Mark has a passion for the built environment and a deep appreciation for good design. He is a respected business leader and an active volunteer in the region, where he has cultivated many relationships that benefit the community, HiFive, and its customers.
Born in Bilaspur, India, to missionary parents, Mark grew up in India and the Philippine Islands. After 11 years of mission work in the field, his family moved to Cincinnati in 1970.
Mark received degrees in Chemistry (1976) and Architecture (1986) from the University of Cincinnati. He is a registered architect in several states, and holds a Certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Having successfully bridged the gap from academia to real world design and construction, Mark has personally designed more than 400 constructed commercial projects totaling almost $700 million. Much of his professional life has been spent working closely with his business partner, Brian Zilch.
Since 1993, Mark and Brian have focused much of their efforts on the design and construction of hotel, office, industrial and church projects.
Mark manages all aspects of design and philosophy for HiFive and is involved with every project. Mark and his wife, Leah, live in the Springboro area close to their children and grand-children.
CEO (RA, NCARB)