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Mark Douglas Mariska
Consulting Professional

Profession: Entrepreneur and Business Consultant

Location Main Office: City // New York area (Stamford) | Country // United States

Professional Expertise

Business valuation, Deal advisory and development, Executive planning, Financial services, Market entry, Mergers and acquisition advisory, Operational management, Project coordination and communications

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

Airline transportation, Consumer retail, Direct marketing, Hospitality, Insurance, Minerals and mining, Social media platforms

CV Résumé

Col. Mark D. Mariska, FLMI

Educated at Benedictine College and the University of Nebraska with final degree of M.A. in Management. Mark has worked in the American insurance industry since 1972 and within the Russian Federation (insurance and consumer retail) since 1989.

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude), Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas.

Master of Arts - Industrial Management (Beta Gamma Sigma), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. Published thesis: "Industrial Management and Centralized Planning in the Soviet Union."

ProfessionalDesignation - F.L.M.I. (Fellow, Life Management Institute), Life Office (Insurance) Management Association (with distinction).

Languages: Russian (Defense Language Institute).

EXPERIENCE 1989 to present

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director of the Aurora Investment Group
American Insurance Consortium, Inc. and Mariska Partners, Inc.
Russian Insurance Consolidation Fund

Organized a Special Purpose Investment Vehicle for insurance company acquisitions as well as a marketing and consulting company in the Russian Federation and the Former Soviet Union that has introduced financial services and insurance, annuities and consumer retail non-durables.

• Established the American Insurance Consortium, Inc. to organise an investment fund (the Russian Insurance Consolidation Fund) and to develop insurance and financial services projects throughout Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Consultant to the Soviet Ministry of Fuel and Energy, the Russian Ministry of Finance, the Federal Insurance Inspectorate and Moscow State University with emphasis on insurance regulation and insurance operations and market development.

•Conducted insurance company organisation, development and financing in the Russian Federation with both agent-sales and direct marketing distribution systems. Principal adviser and consultant to the ROSNO Insurance Company (Russia) throughout merger with the Allianz Insurance Group, Germany.

• Developed Russian market entry strategies and implementation for U.S. consumer products corporations and insurance organisations, to include market review and analysis, strategy development, distribution, promotion, market development, sales, logistical administration, freight transportation and risk management.

• Created a Russian marketing organisation with more than 125 sales affiliates and a wholesale distribution system with customer-responsive sales and service programs. Established a Russian Direct Marketing organisation which developed business-to-business telemarketing sales programs to retail stores and organisations.

Mark D. Mariska joined CBA in Stamford, USA as Consulting Professional and Expert on Russian affairs in May 2017.

Languages spoken

English, Russian


B.S. Business Administration; M.A. Industrial Management

Professional Achievements

• Author of more than 25 articles on insurance and marketing in Russia and a book on Russian insurance reform published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development.

• California Gubernatorial appointment as a member of the Steering Committee, California Earthquake Emergency Task Force, which conducted a comprehensive review of disaster planning (providing a positive response to the 1989 and 1994 California earthquakes).

• Selected by the American Council of Life Insurance for its Executive-in-Residence Program, as Adjunct Professor in Organisation Theory, Middlebury College, Vermont.

• Service as a regular U.S. Army infantry officer with 10 years active duty and 19 years in the Army National Guard (retiring as a Lt. Colonel) and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

• Regular Army Infantry Officer with combat experience; Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner – State of California; Established financial services direct marketing for NYSE-listed company.

• Organised and conducted market entry for Avon Products in Russia; Organised merger between the German Allianz Group and ROSNO in Russia.

Years in Advisory: 28

Total Transaction Volume: EUR 446,000,000

Personal Achievements

• FLMI (Fellow, Life Insurance Management Institute);

• Organised the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, a non-profit corporation to serve Vietnam War veterans experiencing difficulty in making a transition into society;

• California Gubernatorial appointment as a member of the Steering Committee, California Earthquake Emergency Task Force, which conducted a comprehensive review of disaster planning (providing a positive response to the 1989 and 1994 California earthquakes).

Office Locations
United States