Upon joining S3 in June 2015, Mark Redman already had a closet full of green golf shirts, proof that he already understands and embraces the “green” culture at S3.
Not only does Mark like the culture and his co-workers, he thrives on working in an organization that’s decisive and lean. He optimizes every minute of every day and focuses on building processes and procedures that gain efficiencies. The goal, not surprising from an accounting and finance master, is to expedite quickly and accurately. He doesn’t believe in resting on past skill sets, but, rather, continually learning.
Since starting at S3, Mark has passed customer audits at 100 percent, chiseled his way through a tall stack of financial paperwork, filed tax returns and financial statements, and assisted co-workers in the field with a host of financial challenges. In between, he enjoys visits from one of S3’s feline officers, CTO, and he shares in the camaraderie of green Wednesdays and other office celebrations.
But at the end of each day, what makes Mark tick is improving the lives of others. He likes being part of a visionary company that helps individuals achieve their career goals and helps communities become stronger and he rarely misses any company-sponsored fundraisers or volunteer opportunities.
Preceding his S3 position, Mark served as CFO at Spartan Equities High Yield Fund I, LLC, Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., and Critical Signal Technologies, Inc. During his tenure with Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., he was named 2008 CFO of the year by Crain’s Detroit Business.
As a leader, Mark draws out individual strengths by challenging co-workers in new ways that will add to S3’s success. Not surprisingly, Mark goes out of his way to welcome young people who come into S3 for internships. He likes to see them move beyond feeling timid, enjoy their experience, and be empowered to step up and make a contribution.
In his free time, Mark plays golf and travels extensively with his wife, taking junkets across the country and abroad.