I’m Mark Aardsma. As an entrepreneur I launched and led two companies to the multi-million-dollar level. Now I invest, write, speak, and coach others who launch and lead.
At age 24 I started a software business in my basement. At 26 I started acoustic panel manufacturer ATS Acoustics. At 28 I started nationwide lens, video, and projector rental business ATS Rentals. I’m a serial entrepreneur and I don’t think I’ve shaken that bug yet.
I am actively seeking business acquisition opportunities, as well as opportunities to invest in select startups. If you know of or are leading a great opportunity, please contact me. I’m a member of the Urbana-Champaign Angel Network, and I also do deals directly through my investment office.
My businesses would have stalled and struggled without the coaching I received. I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I get to pay this forward as a business coach to others who are traveling a similar path.
Ocassionally I speak at conferences or to local groups on leadership and entrepreneurship.