About Mark Ballas
This is his story
Mark is a former Special Forces “Green Beret”, Army Ranger and Entrepreneur with a 22-year culmination of Special Operations and government contracting industry experience. Mark possesses a comprehensive background in Risk Management, Strategic Planning, and International Security advisement derived from conducting domestic and global operations in the Middle East, Central, and South America. As an entrepreneur and product developer, Mark was featured in the Veteran’s Business Journal May/June 2005, for developing a life sustaining invention brought to market in support of the military, first responder and professional security industries. Military assignments include the prestigious 7th Special Forces Group, and the distinguished 75th Ranger Regiment.
Mark is well-versed in applying military special operations concepts to outdoor enthusiasts, avid athletes and corporate America. He creates a positive atmosphere that engages the participants in activities that promote health and fitness; building strength, confidence and self-esteem. Mark’s entrepreneurial spirit and experiences, endured throughout his Special Operations career, ultimately led to the development of the Green Beret Challenge. The GBC is a disabled veteran owned and operated company.
A western Pennsylvania native, now Texan, Mark spends his past time enjoying the hill country and live music scene found throughout Austin, Texas.