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graduate: Faculty

Mark Walsh, MBA, MS
Adjunct Professor
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Mark joined New York Life in 2011. Prior to joining New York Life, he was a Financial Advisor at UBS Financial Services in San Francisco. He has also worked as a management consultant for Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, where he implemented world-class financial systems for high growth middle market and Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to that, he worked in corporate finance as a corporate and divisional controller for several high-tech manufacturing companies and as an auditor for KPMG in Oakland and London, England, while earning his CPA license.


A sports enthusiast his entire life, Mark currently enjoys long swims to stay in shape and the occasional swim meet with Pacific Masters. While working in London, and thereafter, he has traveled the world extensively, visiting over thirty countries in total. He is privileged to serve as a lector at Assumption Church in San Leandro and The Cathedral of Christ the Light in downtown Oakland.


  • MS (financial planning), Golden Gate University

  • MBA (international business), California State University at Hayward

  • BS (accounting and finance), University of California at Berkeley

  • Certifications & Licenses

  • Candidate for CFP® certification

  • California Life Agent

  • California Variable Annuity

  • CPA, State of California


2011 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

2011 - Present: Agent, New York Life

2008 - 2010: Graduate Student, Golden Gate University

2006 - 2008: Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services

2004 - 2006: Independent Consultant, Kaiser Permanente & Blue Shield of California

1999 - 2003: Consulting Manager, Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

1997 - 1998: Oracle Project Manager/Finance Systems Manager, Madge Networks

1996 - 1997: Independent Consultant, Hitachi Data Systems

1993 - 1994: Controller, Worldwide Customer Service, Conner Peripherals

1990 - 1992: Corporate Controller, The Learning Company

1986 - 1989: Controller, Xidex Corporation

1981 - 1986: Audit Manager, KPMG


  • Financial Planning Association of San Francisco