Mark Koshnick serves as Regional Market President for SWS Group, Inc in Central & South Texas. His responsibilities include overseeing the bank’s community resources and activities designed to help meet the needs of the local community, including philanthropy, volunteerism and community banking products and services. SWS Group, Inc. (SWS-NYSE) is a financial services company operating in four business segments: Retail Brokerage, Institutional Brokerage, Clearing Services and Banking.
Founded in Dallas in 1972, the SWS organization has grown to include multiple subsidiaries, over 1,000 employees, and $3.6 billion in total assets. SWS Group conducts business nationally from its headquarters in Dallas and branch offices throughout the Southwest and across the country.Mark also serves as the Commercial Banking lead in the aforementioned markets. In this role, he has partnered with major companies throughout the region on significant commercial development and economic opportunities.
Mark brings more than 17 years of banking and management experience and a longstanding connection to the San Antonio community to his current role. Prior to this role, he worked in the commercial banking groups of Capital One, SouthTrust Bank and Bank of America.
He is a member of numerous organizations and serves on the board for the San Antonio Fiesta Commission and Great Wall of China Adoption Agency. He also is a member of the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation, Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society and the San Antonio Entrepreneurship Institute. In 2008 and 2010, Mark received the City of San Antonio Mayor’s Citation of Public Service award.
A native of Schererville, IN, Mark earned a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management & Liberal Arts from Purdue Calumet. Additionally, he received an executive MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, facilitated through Capital One’s Leadership Academy.
Mark’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience: “Purdue Calumet and the HTM program played an invaluable role in building my professional foundation. As a student with whom entered PUC with little confidence along with direction in career aspirations, PUC’s HTM professors built my self confidence, esteem and professionalism. Furthermore, HTM taught me the importance of providing excellence in customer service along with intrapersonal skills. Upon graduation, these skills gave me the winning ingredients for success in relationship management within the Financial Services industry.”
Mark’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students: “My advice to Purdue Cal Students is for them to “Dream Big”. They should have confidence in the quality of education that they are receiving from PUC and be open to seeking professional opportunities abroad. Employers like seeing candidates that demonstrate boldness, confidence and flexibility when it comes to a willingness in moving to a new geographic location.”