Mark Knight serves as Managing Partner for Watkins and Company CPAs. As Managing Partner, Mark’s responsibilities include overseeing the continued growth of the firm’s production and performance, managing the day-to-day operations, new client business development as well as providing accounting services to a group of the firm’s clients.
Mr. Knight’s clients have included primarily small businesses in the service and retail industries. Additionally, he provides a wide range of accounting, tax and consulting services to professional practices, trucking companies and construction companies.
Mark has over fifteen years of business management and accounting experience. Prior to joining Watkins and Company, Mark was an industrial designer in the medical and consumer product development industries with MedVenture Technology Corporation in Louisville, KY and Techtronic Industries in Anderson, SC. During his tenure in product development, Mark designed medical products for surgeons and consumers. Furthermore, he facilitated the transition from the design development stage to mass production of the products.
Mr. Knight graduated from Auburn University, located in Auburn, AL and holds an Industrial Design (INDD) degree. He later attended Mississippi College, in Clinton, MS, earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with accounting concentration and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Mississippi. He is an active member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs.
Mark was born and raised in Jackson, MS but has lived in Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina. He now resides in Madison, MS with wife, Kathy, and their two daughters, Liv and Lola. When Mark is not working he enjoys cycling, running, basketball, good food, movies, music, playing guitar and learning to play drums.