Mark Trus is a professional finance executive with deep global business experience across services, manufacturing, and distribution organizations. He brings a wealth of experience to Ora, having served in both private and public companies. As Ora’s Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Mark is responsible for the company’s finance, tax, treasury, and information technology functions.
Prior to Ora, Mark was Chief Financial Officer at Veristat, a clinical research organization providing services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Before Veristat, he operated his own company providing contract CFO and other business financial support to companies, including serving as the CFO for Elmet Technologies. He also spent eight years with Thermo Fisher Scientific, first in a variety of senior finance positions and then as the Vice President Global Business Services, Transformation Office.
Mark moved to the U.S. in the late ’90s, but started his career in Canada with the accounting firm of what is now KPMG, then spent 10 years with Unilever in a variety of finance roles. Over Mark’s 30-year career in both Canada and the United States, he has been responsible for finance, tax, treasury, internal audit, information technology, and regulatory compliance. He has deep experience with mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, and investor relations.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in Canada, and is a Chartered Accountant/Certified Public Accountant as a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is both a permanent U.S. resident and a Canadian citizen.