Avionté Hires Mark Young as Chief Financial Officer
Mark H. Young, J.D., MBA, was recently hired as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Avionté, a staffing software solutions provider out of Eagan, Minn. Young will serve as a key member of Avionté’s Executive Management Team and will be responsible for overseeing Avionté’s Finance Team, and for managing all of the company’s financial operations.
Avionté’s CEO John Long partnered with Versique, a Minneapolis-based executive search and consulting firm, to recruit for their first-ever CFO position, and hired Young in mid-September.
“I am thrilled that someone of Mark’s caliber has joined the Avionté team,” said Long. “Mark brings decades of experience leading hyper-growth companies through a variety of stages in a company’s life cycle, and I’m confident that with Mark’s experience, track record and hands-on approach, we will build stronger financial operations to help us scale and continue to fuel the company’s growth.”
At Avionte, Young will oversee all accounting, billing and collections, expense management, financial planning and analysis, treasury, regulatory compliance, tax and legal processes. He will also be responsible for the managing the company’s relationships with current and future technology partners, and will work across departments at Avionté to implement activities that drive value.
Avionté hired Mark Young approximately nine months after the company joined forces with Serent Capital, a growth equity firm based in San Francisco. In addition to his financial responsibilities at Avionté, he will work closely with Serent Capital’s Board of Directors and will be responsible for tracking Avionté’s annual planning and reporting cycle, producing all requested Board materials, and
ensuring Avionté meets all expectations and requirements.
Before joining the team at Avionté, Young held the role of General Counsel and Chairman of the Board at MentorMate, LLC, a privately owned web and mobile application development services company based in Minneapolis. He also spent four years at Blue Rock Advisors as their Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel and nearly 12 years at Personnel Decisions International Corporation (PDI), where he helped the company grow from $30M to $200M before selling PDI to Korn Ferry in 2012.
Mark’s background includes over four years working as a practicing attorney and nearly 20 years working in a financial role. Mark holds a B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s University, a J.D. from William
Mitchell College of Law, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Avionté Staffing Software provides innovative staffing technology solutions to the Human Resources Industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2005, Avionté quickly became a leader in its space by offering front- and back-office software solutions with a strong focus on service and client relationships. Avionté reported a 36 percent growth in revenue in 2013, making it the eighth consecutive year the company reported a revenue growth of over 35 percent, and has spent three consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list. For more information, visit www.avionte.com.