Mark Baird is a graduate of Purdue University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying from the school of Engineering. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Houston Baptist University. After graduating from Purdue and moving to Houston, Texas, Mark worked in the engineering department of a large energy company now known as NRG Energy. During his career at the company, he held several different leadership roles including the Director of Employee Benefits where he was in charge of the company’s 401k plans, stock plans, pension plans, and all health and welfare benefits.
During his tenure, he obtained his designation as a Certified Financial Planner™. Mark has always been passionate about helping people with their financial lives, assisting them with making sense of the sometimes confusing and complicated world of personal finance.
Mark recently authored the book Rules to Riches which reached Best Seller status on Amazon in the Personal Finance, Budgeting category. In addition, through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coach Master Training, Mark learned how best to provide common sense education and empowerment that will give people the skills they need to change their lives. Mark uses this training as well as his expertise as a CFP® to guide families through the creation of a unique financial plan.