Mark Coyle is the President of Bay Area Liquid Capital, located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, which offers alternative commercial funding for small and medium-sized businesses in the Bay Area. Mark received a BS in General Business from Missouri State University. With over 15 years’ experience in sales and 8 years in consumer packaged goods, Mark understands the challenges faced by business owners. In addition, he sees the Tampa Bay area business network as a significant strength and benefit for his clients. Mark has more than 10 years of experience in business-to-business sales, and prior to opening his Liquid Capital franchise, was the Territory Sales Manager with Altria. By opening Bay Area Liquid Capital, Mark was fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning his own business. He takes a client centered approach to business, always striving to work with his partners and clients face-to-face and viewing them as equally important. Mark is always driven to be a positive supportive member of his community; his ultimate goal is to grow his business to the point that he is able to hire veterans recently leaving MacDill, and help them transition back to civilian life. An active part of his local business community, Mark is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Commercial Finance Association, Business Networkers International and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He believes that his connections to these great financial professional networks and local entrepreneurs are vital to his business as “we’re in it together and understand each other’s challenges.” Mark is an intrepid outdoorsman, who enjoys hunting, fishing, and cycling. When not working or enjoying the beautiful scenery of Florida, Mark is active participant in local charitable endeavors; he recently participated in fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Southeastern Guide Dogs.