Mark Shaaber was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University in 1988 where he concurrently attended the Ohio State University Army R.O.T.C. program. He was commissioned as an active duty officer and subsequently completed a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management in 2000 while attending the Army Command and General Staff College in residence. Mark served 20 years of active duty service before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In 2008 Mark co-founded SCS Integrated Support Solutions (SCS) a workplace interior and government contracting company. SCS was awarded small business of the year by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce 2013, small business supplier of the year by VSE Corporation 2013 and the HON Company fastest growing dealership 2013.
In late 2015 Mark and his wife established Vision Finders a business consulting firm designed to help small businesses start, grow and thrive. In 2017, Vision Finders was awarded a contract for Mark to serve as the Interim Executive Director of Leadership Prince William.
In 2016 Mark co-founded Phase II Staffing and Contracting (Phase II). The Phase II corporate culture is built on an interest in helping Veterans and military families find their way as they transition from military service into the second phase of their professional lives. All three founders are Veterans and successful entrepreneurs who are very experienced in government contracting. All three are community leaders with extensive professional networks.
Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Is a Leadership Prince William Graduate 2012; Founder and former Chairman of the Prince William Veterans Council, 2012-2014; Has served on Board of Regents of Leadership Prince William, 2013-2017; Past Chairman of the Board of Regents of Leadership Prince William 2015-2017; Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life Member, and a Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Life Member.
Mark and his wife Caroline have been married for 25 years and have two children – Alex 21 and Molly 19.