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Mark Silver, Board Mentor, Criticaleye
Mark Silver
Board Mentor

Mark has a wealth of board experience at both CEO and CFO levels in competitive markets with both PE-backed and listed companies. Now in his portfolio career, Mark is Chair of Cordic Ltd, a leading fleet management SaaS provider to UK taxi, private hire and courier service sectors. Cordic has recently received investment from Oakfield Capital Partners. He is also Chair of CET Limited, a business backed by Palatine Private Equity that provides testing and inspection services to the UK construction, engineering and infrastructure industries and property assurance and maintenance services to the UK insurance and construction industry.

In April 2019 Mark was appointed Non-executive Chair of Shield Group following investment from LDC. Shied provides testing and inspection services focused on legionella, hazardous materials, asbestos and fire safety to the European built environment and International maritime markets. Until recently, Mark was also a Board Advisor to Dashboard Ltd, a business at the forefront of industrial process and infrastructure monitoring, capitalising on the IoT (Internet of Things) revolution. 

Mark is the former CEO and Chair of VPS Group, the international protection and management services provider for vacant properties. He joined the business in 2011 as CEO, stepping up to Chair during 2016. Mark was also Non-executive Director for MCS Inc in the US, a former division of VPS prior to its separation in 2014, when private equity investor PAI Partners bought out the European division, which was subsequently sold to American Securities in 2017.
Prior to VPS, he was CEO and founder of Inspicio (now known as ESG - Environmental Scientifics Group), which he grew through a combination of organic growth and multiple acquisitions to 8,500 employees operating in 130 countries. Before founding Inspicio, Mark was CEO of the European IT security group Articon Integralis, having joined as CFO. During his time there he turned the business around and led its recovery by restructuring and reorienting it away from product sales towards higher value services.