Project Description

Mark DeSessa

Senior Director of Business Development

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Mark DeSessa is the Senior Director of Business Development in our Charlotte office. He is a results-driven and goal-oriented director with a uniquely diverse background emphasizing sales management, relationship management, account management, project management, marketing development, and problem-solving. Mark thrives on new challenges, utilizing analytical and consultative skills, strategy development, and conceptual thinking to meet the immediate needs of our clients. As the director of our business development team, he focuses on the strategic approach behind sales. Mark searches for his team’s motivations and mentors them based on their individual needs, so he can develop each of them into better versions of themselves professionally and personally. His passion, problem-solving abilities, mentorship and innovative approach to training make Mark an extraordinary leader at Search Solution Group.  

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Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina

School: East Carolina University B.S. Economics

Why SSG?

“Company values, culture and opportunity to further develop an existing department by generating more revenue and retaining talent. The opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of executives who I can be mentored by and apply their coaching to my own team.

Favorite Thing About Headhunting: 

“The opportunity to help develop sales reps all while ensuring that SSG has the opportunity to support businesses as they look to grow their staff with top talent. Endless opportunities to network with a variety of professionals in a variety of industries.”

Mark’s Story

Mark was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC to his parents Paul and Leslie DeSessa. He has an older brother Matthew and is the youngest of all his cousins. He played intermural sports in high school when he wasn’t playing shows with his band. He went to East Carolina University and studied Economics and Finance. He decided that he would prefer to get into a different industry so he tried sales after college. He liked what it was all about and decided that he would leave the economics industry for advertising so he moved to Charlotte in April of 2014. Mark worked in digital advertising for over 5 years and then decided to make a change to staffing. He is very excited to be a part of the SSG team and help grow this company. He just got married to his beautiful wife on August, 3rd and they’re excited to get a dog next Spring!

Fun Mark Facts:

  • He has played the drums since he was in 7th grade and was in a band with his friends in high school
  • Mark is a BIG Panthers fan and has been going to games since 1996!
  • He has been to at least, if not more than 75% of the restaurants in the city of Charlotte (new and old)