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Hired: 2009


  • Linfield College, BA in Business Administration and Accounting, 1979

Practice Emphasis:

  • Financial auditing and accounting
  • Lead financial institutions practice
  • Financial institutions, employee benefit plans, aviation, forest products, and healthcare

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Mark brings extensive experience providing audit, accounting and consulting expertise to his public and privately-held clients. Prior to joining Delap, Mark spent twelve years at Ernst & Young and eighteen years building Symonds, Evans & Company, P.C.

As a partner in Delap’s audit practice, Mark serves as the lead for the financial institutions industry. His areas of expertise include financial institutions, employee benefit plans, aviation, forest products, and healthcare.

At Linfield College, Mark had the privilege of taking classes taught by Professor Mike Jones. Mike, along with the other professors, provided Mark a foundation in which he was able to monopolize upon his natural talent with numbers. Mark was then inspired to pursue his degree in accounting. With some additional guidance, support and a few great recommendation letters, Mark began his career at Ernst & Young.

Mark treasures spending time with his children, Brian and Emilee. As a native Oregonian, Mark enjoys working out, hunting and spending time at his cabin in Eastern Oregon.

Career Highlights:

  • Joined Ernst & Young in 1979
  • Promoted to Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in 1988
  • Started own firm, Symonds Evans & Co., P.C. in 1991
  • Transitioned his practice and technical expertise to Delap in 2009


  • Oregon Bankers Association
  • Financial Managers Association
  • Oregon Bankers Association Director’s College, former Instructor
  • FDIC West Coast Training Conference for Bank Examiners, former Instructor
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Why Delap?

Mark finds the Delap culture unique and special, touting that for over 80 years the firm has leveraged their expertise to help clients and their people reach their strategic goals and aspirations. He acknowledges that the approach is similar to that of his prior firm, and states “the culture enables me to provide a high level of service and personal attention to my clients to address their needs. With the significant resources of our firm, I can rest assured that our clients will be well served”