Mark Papanikolas is a CPA in public practice for more than 35 years. He spent his first 9 years with the national accounting firm of Grant Thornton and followed with his own practice, Papanikolas Company. He graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Utah and then obtained a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He also completed all requirements for a CFP designation. Mark was the CEO of a steel fabrication company for more than 5 years until he oversaw the sale and liquidation of the business. He is a co-founder of CPA Mortgage Services, which recruited fellow CPA’s from six states and trained them in how to offer mortgage services for their clients. For the past five years, his primary focus has been on his CPA practice including income tax, accounting & bookkeeping, payroll services and general business consulting. He is happily married to his wife Denise Landures and they have five children and grandchildren.