Accordion Expands Leadership Team with New Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Copeland
NEW YORK – July 17, 2023 – Accordion, the private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm, today announced that Mark Copeland has joined the firm as Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created position at the Company.
With 26 years of professional services experience as a Partner at EY, Mark will help maximize the value that Accordion delivers to its private equity clients. Most recently, he was EY’s Strategy and Transactions Managing Partner for the US-West Region, where he led the division’s nearly 16x revenue growth – to $1.1 billion – over 10 years. Additionally, Mark was heavily involved in EY’s global private equity account management strategies, having personally led one of the firm’s biggest PE relationships. In these efforts, he employed a wide range of account coverage strategies which he will bring to Accordion to help fast-track value creation for inclusive growth.
“The leadership team and I are very excited to welcome Mark to Accordion as we look to effectively manage a tremendous, growing market opportunity and maximize the value we deliver to our private equity clients,” said Nick Leopard, CEO of Accordion. “Mark’s experience working with private equity leadership and focus on value creation make him the perfect person to lead our efforts to deepen client relationships and develop bespoke solutions for each sponsor’s unique needs – all focused on the office of the CFO.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Accordion team as its first ever Chief Commercial Officer,” said Copeland. “From over two decades of work with private equity firms, I know the critical role portfolio CFOs play in value creation and the significant need those CFOs have for a trusted advisor like Accordion to augment their internal teams. There is a huge opportunity in front of us and I am excited to spearhead the effort to be an even more valuable partner to our private equity clients and help drive the success of their investments.”
“The market for privately backed U.S. companies is expected to grow 3X to $25 billion over the next five years,” Leopard added. “All of these CFOs need more data-driven services and more structured support across their ever-expanding role. Mark is here to determine how we best work with each client from the start and institutionalize the onboarding process to ensure a consistent approach.”
Mark received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, with honors, from East Carolina University. He currently serves on the Boards of Trustees for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and is a member of the East Carolina University College of Business Advisory Council. Copeland will be based in Dallas.
Accordion is a private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm. Rooted in a heritage of serving the office of the CFO, Accordion works at the intersection of sponsors and management teams to maximize value. The firm’s services span the entire CFO function – including operational and technical accounting, strategic financial planning and analysis, CFO-related technology, transaction execution, interim leadership, and turnaround & restructuring solutions. Across all of Accordion’s services, clients are supported by deep expertise in data & analytics, CFO-specific technology and finance-led transformations. Accordion is headquartered in New York with eleven offices around the globe.