Mark Ostryn is the CEO of Strategic Company Sales (a division of Knowledge 2020).
Mark has had a multi-dimensional business career, having owned, advised, obtained finance for and sold companies in more than twenty industries.
As a business owner Mark has built companies specialising in financial software, road safety technology and PC distribution. As a venture capitalist he has evaluated business plans across market sectors, undertaken due diligence and managed sale transitions.
Through his VC experience, Mark was instrumental in the early stages in pioneering the early development plans of many technology companies.
Mark has had extensive experience in company buy / sell transactions, including involvement in the multi-million dollar food company acquisition and the chain of acquisitions that resulted in the development of Europe’s leading e-Shopping company
Throughout the late 1990’s as VP Asia Pacific for The Dialog Corporation, Mark spearheaded the growth of the online business information market across the Asia Pacific region, turning a virtual green field opportunity into a $25m business with offices across Asia Pacific. Mark then assisted in the acquisition of it’s largest competitor, followed by the profitable sale of the entire entity.
In his early career, Mark spent eight years in the telecommunications and data communications market in the UK and Australia. Initially he was appointed as a fast track graduate for the newly deregulated British Telecom where he successfully, modernised BT’s telephone handset range. After immigrating to Australia he played a leading role in the growth of one of Australia’s 1990’s success stories, NetComm.
Mark Ostryn is now a Director of Knowledge 2020, and advises the CEO’s of high growth companies to facilitate global opportunities, while assists other business owners to sell their company’s at maximum value. Mark nurtures an annual group of forty entrepreneurs through the NSW Enterprise Workshop. He is also a prolific speaker and facilitates workshops at NSW Government’s, Small Biz September.
Mark is a qualified Business Broker (under the terms of the Property, Stock & Business Agents Act 2002), Financial Planner, and is an authorised sponsor of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB). He is also qualified as an Authorised Financial Planner under ASIC Compliance PS146, and holds various training accreditations. Mark has a Masters Degree in Applied Finance, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Marketing, and a Bachelors of Business Studies. Mark is an AIBB Certified Practising Business Broker and also serves on the NSW committee of this peak industry body.