Mark was born in Sri Lanka, spent some time in Greece and Singapore as a baby, was raised predominantly in Toronto, and educated internationally. Through all this, he earned a medical degree, an MBA, and started a handful of business ventures. He currently operates businesses in the healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, web development, and construction space.
He's an associate member of good standing with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and teaches at the Ivey Business School in London ON on issues like healthcare, disruption, and entrepreneurship. While he doesn’t practice medicine, he loves to teach it and is intrigued by the ‘business of healthcare.’
Mark married his senior pastor’s (Christian Family Worship Center) only daughter, Rebecca Arumainayagam, who is ordained with the EMCC. They are proud parents to two beautiful children, Caleb (3) and Hailey (6 months) and a very energetic 5-year-old Golden Retriever, Mya.
God has blessed Mark with a creative mind. A few of his companies stemmed from his passion for creative and graphic arts/design. He's also an avid musician. He trained on the violin and also plays the piano, drums, and guitar at his home church. Other interests include a love for cars and enjoyment of reading.
Growing up in the church, Mark had opportunities to learn about all aspects of church ministry from the front-office administration, to outreach, praise and worship, church building growth and AV ministries. You can usually find Mark tinkering in all areas of his church and contributing in any way he can. Ultimately, Mark's passions lie in whatever the Lord wills for him over his life. When it comes to God’s work, he's not picky.