I’m Mark Aardsma – 34-year-old entrepreneur, coach, and facilitator. I’ve been responsible for three successful business startups in my adult life, including one recognized three years in a row as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. My current companies specialize in acoustic panels and online audiovisual rentals.
I didn’t start with business school training, investors, or more savings than you probably have. From just me working out of my basement to 30 employees and millions in sales, I have learned a lot about life and business along the way.
Increasingly, I get to spend time engaging with people who want to make a difference in the world, and contributing what I can to their success. I love entrepreneurship and human development, and I have a special interest in how those are applied in the fields of international economic development and poverty alleviation.
I live with my wife and four children in central Illinois.
I also serve on the board of directors of Farmers-Merchants National Bank in Paxton, Illinois.