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Background & Experience

Mark Cissell serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of KatzAbosch. With over 30 years of experience, Mark remains passionate about creating culture and imparting the vision of the firm on every KatzAbosch team member. Mark is closely involved with KatzAbosch clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in an advisory capacity. The services he provides include developing growth strategies, business and succession planning, and advising on mergers and acquisitions. Mark graduated from Western New England College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Areas of Specialization

Mark provides a full range of services for clients, including:

  • Management advisory services for closely-held businesses and nonprofit organizations
  • Tax planning
  • General business advice and assistance to the healthcare industry
  • Consulting for government contractors

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1984


  • Small Business Administration Accountant Champion of the Year, SBA, 2005
  • Smart CPA, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, 2005, 2012
  • Most Admired CEOs, Daily Record, 2016

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • The Daily Record’s Most Admired CEO Award, 2016
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Maryland Business for Responsive Government, Board of Directors
  • University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Past Board of Directors, Chair
  • Howard County Arts Council, Past Treasurer of the Board of Directors
  • Leadership Maryland, Class of 2011
  • Howard County Leadership, Class of 1997
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director