Mark’s Bio

Mark’s bio is Consulting, Project Management, Asset Issues Resolution, and Specialty Collections.

Before he began his career, Mark worked hard and long hours, as a hay bailer and a horse breaker! He developed some of the ethos that still serve him today, like working honest, smart, and helping as much as possible….

Once his career began… Lookout! Mark made huge difference as Bank President, easily tripling performance over 3 years.  Then, he moved on to work in IT & Telecom as an ATT Global Account Director, and finally worked as the Managing Partner and Founder of Communications Management Group – where he still serves today. He strives to transform the lives and businesses of his clients with advise based on research and experience and helping them to leverage their assets.  He has a long track record of success over the last 30+ years.  Check out Mark’s LinkedIn profile to read more about his career, and previous contracts.

Mark’s bio of his career aside, Mark is a proud father and loyal friend to many. His friends won’t be shy to tell you that if Mark says, “You know I’d take a bullet for you!” You have a “loyal and faithful, friend for life. “ Mark & son Austin Degenhardt CMG's leaders

Circling back to his love for the mountains, Mark has migrated from San Francisco to Murphys, California – where he currently resides at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He is a self proclaimed mountain man who has NOT “hung up his saddle.CMG's Mark Degenhardt 12,000 ft mtn topHe is a passionate horse breaker, and  he always approaches his work as a hired gun, with that same heart and spirit. He is a notable fan of classic westerns, particularly John Wayne and Clint Eastwood films. I’m sure you can name a few – True Grit; Pale Rider & Josey Wales… Although, he loves cowboy movies, but let there be no confusion… He is no cowboy – he’s a mountain man!

“I never ran cows!” He’ll tell you with a grin.

None-the-less, prepare to expand your vocabulary with some old quotes from John Wayne, and mountaineering expressions. Mark has some colorful business and finance terms he has coined and borrowed throughout the years, like “grind em’  & get’r done Sonny Jim!

His friends will tell you they trust he’d take a bullet for them and negotiate their most critical affairs with courage, integrity and tact. Mark with friends on the golf course CMGOr they might say “He’s damn smart and hardheaded, won’t give up, and I’m pretty confident that he’ll get you what you want.” I know; because, they told me directly.

Mark’s bio tells you that: he’s a proud father, never met a strangerno axe to grind, will not work with a jackass, thieves, or liars.  Although, he will and wants to, help as many people as he can.

He’s a character and a brilliant businessman. You’ll be glad to meet Mark.


Mark Degenhardt
Managing Partner, CMG
Angels Camp, CA 


My career has revolved around managing multiple projects simultaneously for small, medium & enterprise size businesses and individuals/families with a net-worth of $3 million to $15 million. I am a multi-dimensional analytical thinker with the ability to overcome obstacles, create advantages, negotiate successfully, win loyalties, and thrive under pressure.

Skills: Project Management, Business Analysis, finance, negotiations, communications and customer service are hallmarks of my skill set. I consistently bring projects in “on or under” budget and always on time. I possess the consistent ability to take on multiple projects with efficiency and success.

Bachelor’s Degree 1978
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Banking, Finance, Business


CMG, Inc. Business Project Management 1988 – Present
CMG AIR Asset Issues Resolution 2008 – Present
Burlingame, CA, San Francisco, CA, Sonora, CA, Murphys, CA
Managing Partner

Strategic Alliance, Inc. (CMG Contract PM) 2011 – 2013
Sonora, CA
Director of Northern CA Bank Executive Relationships

Collection Specialist (CMG PM) 2009 – Present
San Francisco, CA, Sonora, CA, Murphys, CA
CMG Specialized Credit & Collection Service 120+ days

IT Contractor Staffing & PM (CMG Contract PM) 2003 – 2008
San Francisco, CA, Burlingame, CA
Senior Business Development Manager and PM

AT&T Global Enterprise 2000 – 2003
San Francisco, CA
Global Account Director, PM, BA

CMG, Inc. 1988 – to Present
Burlingame, CA, San Francisco, CA
Owner, PM, BA

The Bank of St. Joseph 1983 – 1987
St. Joseph, MO

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