Mark Backstrom is a CPA who is an Orange County, California based Partner at Hardesty, LLC. Mark has extensive experience as a financial executive in the multisite healthcare space, overseeing financial planning & analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and the traditional accounting functions. He has worked on both due diligence and integration for acquisitions varying in size from a single location to over 60 locations, leading cross-functional teams that included Operations, Information Technology and Revenue Cycle Management. He also led the sell-side diligence for two healthcare companies with combined enterprise values of $1.5 billion. In addition to accounting for the opening balance sheet resulting successful sale of one employer, he has handled the purchase accounting for over a dozen acquisitions varying in size from under $1 million to over $100 million. Mark has a passion for data, modeling and analytics, having built several complicated analyses that had previously been outsourced to third party specialists.
After graduating from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Mark worked in both the audit and tax practices of Deloitte’s Costa Mesa office.