In 1995 Mr. Holland founded and is currently CEO of Ascend HR Solutions, an HR outsourcing company. Ascend was listed as #17 in Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500 list in 2000 and has been included in the Utah 100 for the tenth time last year. The Company was honored as the 8th largest revenue increase of all companies in Utah in 2010. Mark is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Staffing, one of the Mountain West’s largest staffing companies. Since joining Intermountain in 1992, the company has grown from four offices in one state to 20 offices in 6 states. Combined sales for both companies were over $100,000,000 in 2013.
Mr. Holland is a member of the Utah State University Board of Trustees. He was appointed by Governor Herbert in the 2011. He is a member of the steering committee for Education First. Mark was awarded the Utah State University Spirit of Old Main Award, Next Generation in 2008. He was past Chapter Chair for the Utah Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization. Mark has served as a Board Member for the Childrens’ Center, Single Moms’ Foundation, Ballet West and past president of the Utah Staffing Association. He was Young Alumnus of the Year at USU in 1996. In addition he has held many other positions in the community and his church where he remains active.