Mark Sotir serves as chair of the Ardent Board of Directors. As president of Equity Group Investments (EGI), he focuses on maximizing and sustaining the value of the firm’s investment portfolio. With nearly 20 years of board and CEO experience, Mr. Sotir has overseen a range of investments, serving in the ownership representative role of strategic advisor to portfolio company management teams. He serves as Executive Chairman of Exterran Corporation, a systems and processes company for oil, gas, water and power, Chairman of Lanter Delivery Systems, an asset-light dedicated delivery service provider, and a member of the board of directors of Able Freight Services, a provider of airfreight forwarding services focused on time-sensitive perishable goods.
Before joining EGI as managing director in 2006, he was the chief executive officer of Sunburst Technology Corporation and served on the company’s board of directors. Previously, Mr. Sotir was the president of Budget Group, Inc. (Budget Rent A Car and Ryder Truck Rental) and served on that company’s board as well. His earlier career included senior brand management and sales roles at The Coca-Cola Company. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's of arts degree from Amherst College.