Managing Principal & Co-Founder
Mark Welsh is Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Laurel Wealth Advisors, Inc. and directs LWA’s administration and operations. Mark’s primary focus is to optimize LWA’s operations and technology, and provide advisors with a robust platform for serving their clients’ needs, objectively and transparently.
Mark has over 30 years of operational experience in the financial services industry, locally, regionally and nationally. He has served as a branch manager for UBS Financial Services in San Diego and a divisional administrative manager for Shearson Lehman Brothers in Houston. Mark was also Director of Branch Administration and Senior Vice President for Smith Barney Shearson in New York City, where he was responsible for the operations of all 365 national offices.
Mark lives in Fallbrook, California with his wife of over 30 years, Siobhan, and their two rescue dogs. They enjoy their time as respite caregivers for several San Diego County foster children who have won their hearts. Mark’s family has also been actively involved in supporting widows and orphans in Kenya through short-term mission and humanitarian trips with Heart for Africa and Seeds of Hope for the past 8 years. Mark is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and he enjoys playing the links and watching football with his three adult sons, Matthew, Devin, and Michael, as often as possible.