As Director of Operations for American Ventures, Mark oversees the development of systems, defines workflows, and drives value within team and across the entire portfolio. For over 15 years, Mark Hansen developed disciplined operational skill sets within the United States Army and continues to develop his competencies within multifamily value-add shops.
Prior to joining American Ventures, Mark assisted in the development of his former company NAPA Ventures, at the time of hire owning $75 million under ownership to just over $325 million over a 3-year span. His contributions, in part, were the workflow systems, financial analysis and personnel development processes that he implemented which allowed for such a hyper focused growth.
As a US military-operations veteran, he is no stranger to executing long- and short-term strategies. While he was with the US Army, he developed the ability to communicate across many different platforms, and decide and direct priorities to his team.
When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Adventure traveling, both short and long stints of any variety, is pleasurable for him. A good whiskey and a grilled/smoked anything is his preference.