Mark D. Linsz
Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner
After twenty-seven years of holding key corporate leadership roles on three different continents, Mark Linsz co-founded My Next Season with Dr. Leslie Braksick. As a former executive, Mark continually saw an unmet need for support for executives in transition—whether to new and different roles or from long, successful corporate careers to their next phase of life, where they desired to make an impact in new ways. His global leadership, change management expertise, and advising under high-stress conditions led him to co-found My Next Season to enable purposeful and successful career transitions. Drawing from his experience transitioning out of a corporate role and serving as an Advisor for Fortune 100 executives in transition, Mark recognizes the challenges and opportunities that accompany career transitions, both for individuals and the organizations they serve.
Prior to launching My Next Season, Mark spent more than two decades at Bank of America in various senior management positions, most notably steering the company safely as Corporate Treasurer for four years during the worst of the financial crisis. While at Bank of America, Mark also served as the CFO Risk Executive, the Capital Markets Risk Executive, and the Chief Risk Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Mark uses the financial and risk management expertise he acquired throughout his corporate career as a board member for private equity, financial services, and investment firms and as a way to give back to not-for-profit organizations for which he has a passion. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock and Deposit Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and currently sits on the boards of Corporate Capital Trust II and CNL Strategic Capital. His not-for-profit board experience includes serving on the board of Opportunity International for six years and currently serving on the board of directors for African Bible Colleges and LifeNet International. Mark has been married to his wife, Becky, for more than twenty-five years and is the father of three young adult daughters. He and his family live in Charlotte, North Carolina.