Meet Mark

Biography of Mark O. Haroldsen
Mark O. Haroldsen was born in Portland, Oregon, attended high school for two plus years in the Middle East, and moved back to the US where he graduated in 1962 from Ames High School in Iowa. Mark attended Utah State University on a basketball and track scholarship. His time on the bench, however, helped him decide to pursue a Degree in Business in 1969. Rather than chase his dream of playing professional basketball, Mark furthered his education by performing post-graduate work at De Paul University in Chicago.

Mark began his career as a stockbroker with Goodbody & Company in 1969. He also worked as a stockbroker for Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, and for Bosworth Sullivan—the latter for whom he managed an office in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1972 to 1974.

Mark ran for Utah State Treasurer in 1975. After Mark’s short political career (he lost), he started purchasing real estate, beginning with “dirt bag” properties, fixing them up, and making huge profits selling them in a hot market. In just four short years, Mark made over a million dollars. Mark then founded and successfully ran a real estate investing Seminar Company setting the standard for real estate investing seminars, conventions, and educational retreats throughout the world.

Not only is Mark an extremely successful real estate investor, he is also the author of four books on real estate investing—one of which, How To Wake Up The Financial Genius Inside You, has sold over two million copies. He also published for over 20 years, the Financial Freedom Report, a real estate investing magazine.

Mark’s involvement in the development side of real estate has been among his most profitable. He successfully completed large condominium development in Bethlehem, PA and in Mississippi. Mark more recently completed a 13 acre commercial development in the south part of the Salt Lake valley and a very successful development of a condominium project on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai.

Mark O. Haroldsen in HawaiiToday Mark divides his time between Salt Lake City, Utah, and his second home on the Island of Kauai, where he still can’t totally sit still. In addition to playing tennis as often as he can, Mark is currently the CEO of Bridge Loan Funding Corporation – a private capital group.

Mark balances his life with his passions. His passion for travel is huge (he has visited over 100 countries), as is his love of writing (his latest book, How to IGNITE Your Passion for Living) and for tennis—which is surpassed only by his devotion to his wonderful wife, Kimberly, and to his children and grandchildren.