Campbell joins Aquorn from California debt advisory commission


Aquorn Inc., a provider of cloud-based debt management and reporting services to U.S. public agencies, hired Mark Campbell to be managing director and head of western region client engagement.

Campbell spent the past nine years heading the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission. He started his new job Sept. 16, Aquorn said.

Mark Campbell

“Mark has extraordinary experience leading and working with public agencies as they strive to more effectively engage the capital markets using both technology and industry best practices,” said Andrew Flynn, Aquorn’s CEO. “His vast industry knowledge, his ability to lead cross-functional teams and his track record in leading public agencies through transformations are rare and valuable. I am thrilled that Mark will be leveraging our strengths as we lead our clients and partners into the future.”

At CDIAC, Campbell was responsible for state oversight of debt issuance by public agencies across California, providing training and staff development on debt and investment management, and advancing industry best practices. Under his leadership, CDIAC focused on compliance reporting and post-issuance administration of financial and regulatory obligations.

“Aquorn’s success is built on the ingenuity of its platform and a deep understanding of its customer’s needs,” Campbell said. “I feel privileged to be joining this exceptional team, and I look forward to working together to scale the company and meet the exciting growth opportunities ahead.”

Before joining CDIAC, Campbell worked for the California Department of Finance as a principal program budget analyst for about four years. In that role, he led a team responsible for the procurement and design of a statewide financial management system known as FI$Cal. Campbell previously served as program manager and administrative officer for CDIAC from 2000 to 2006. In addition, he has worked as a private consultant to state and federal agencies, and has written reports and articles on community and economic development.

“This past year we have developed many new capabilities and features that address the complex needs of managing a public agency borrowing program,” Flynn said. “Mark will help take Aquorn to the next level as we expand our capabilities, increase adoption and expand our platform across the United States.”

Campbell is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz. After his service as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, he earned a Master of Education Administration and a Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Davis.

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