Mark is known as a leading expert in management and business for the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental industry. Approaching four decades as a student of the industry, Mark knows AEC firms inside and out. While he started working in bike shops at the age of 12, he began his professional career in a management consulting firm specialized in the construction and development industries, followed up by work as a principal and manager in two different AEC firms.
Over the course of his career, Mark has worked with AEC firms of virtually all sizes and types throughout the U.S. and abroad and helped them solve just about every problem, including developing strategy, turnarounds, partner separations, organizational restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, reenergizing marketing, cash flow crises, ownership transitions, and much more.
Mark founded Mark Zweig & Associates in 1988, which later became Zweig White in 1994, and then Zweig Group in 2014. Zweig Group, today based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been named to the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies three times.
Mark is the author of more than a dozen books on various management and business topics for AEC firms, and has co-authored several more. He has served on the BODs of many different privately-held AEC firms, ranging from $10 million to $200 million in annual revenues. He is an Executive-in-Residence teaching entrepreneurship at The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and in the Fay Jones School of Architecture as an adjunct professor, also at the University of Arkansas.
Mark received both his MBA and BS in Organizational Behavior from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was named to the SIU-C College of Business Hall of Fame in 1992, elected to the College of Business Board of Advisors in 1999, and named Chairman of the Advisory Board in 2002.