Mark Vosskamp, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Vosskamp holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duke University, where he was a cum laude graduate certified to teach high school math. He then later pursued his Master of Business Administration degree (with a focus on finance) from ACC rival University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He remains a devoted Blue Devil basketball fan.
Vosskamp’s professional experience in independent schools began shortly after college. After a year teaching in a public school, Mark moved to Roanoke, Virginia, and taught high school math throughout the ’90s at North Cross School. He has since worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, executing for-profit mergers and acquisitions, developing innovative solutions in the publishing industry, and managing finance and operations for a human services organization. While proud to be a math geek, he’s also a creative problem solver with a unique breadth of business experiences that he brings to bear on school challenges. Moreover, he still loves the basics he used to teach—geometry and calculus—but finds finance to be a great extension and application of his fascination with mathematics.
His commitments outside of work have included Chamber of Commerce Board membership, coaching and leadership efforts with the Cub Scouts and youth sports leagues (particularly boys and girls soccer and basketball). In addition to enjoying spending time outdoors (camping, on the water) with his kids, he enjoys scuba diving, woodworking, and photography. And he’s on a quest to travel the country and world with his kids; he is well on his way to visit all 58 national parks.
At GPS since 2016, Vosskamp loves the day-to-day bustle of school life. “It’s fun to see the girls being girls—singing aloud in the cafeteria, cheering for each other in Chapel and on the basketball court,” he says.