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Mark Holland

CEO & Chairman, Ascend Staffing


Mr. Holland is CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing. The company has grown from 3 offices to 43 offices in twelve states during Holland’s tenure. In the last 6 years Ascend Staffing has successfully acquired 11 companies. Ascend Staffing is among the largest (top 2%) staffing companies in the United States and was recently recognized as one of 2019 & 2020’s fastest growing companies in America by Inc. 5000. In 1995 he also founded Ascend HR Solutions, an HR outsourcing company. Ascend HR Solutions was listed as #17 in Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500 list in 2000 and has been included in the Utah 100 nine out of ten years in a row. The Company was honored as the 8th largest revenue increase of all companies in Utah in 2010. Ascend HR was successfully sold 4 years ago.

Holland is cofounder of high growth company, Ascend Medical, a provider of temporary doctors working throughout the U.S.

Mr. Holland has served as Vice Chair of the Utah State University Board of Trustees. He was appointed by Governor Herbert in 2011.

Mark serves on the board of Raffles Insurance, a large International captive insurance group. Mark was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Executive Alumnus, the highest award given from the Huntsman School of Business at USU. He is the Past Chapter Chair for the Utah Chapter of YPO and YPOI. 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, Mark held many other positions in the community and his church where he remains active. Holland has done training on forum process and best practices, locally, regionally and internationally.

He is married to Wendi and has 4 children ages 16 - 24.
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