Soevihati Petro volunteers her time in an administrative support role for Lakeland Investor Services, Inc. where she is instrumental in supporting Mark's rigorous task management and client meeting agendas, assisting with the bookkeeping, document imaging, and marketing/communications initiatives. Soevi served for 7 years in a managerial capacity with Kawan Lama, a leader in industrial and commercial equipment sales and supplies in Southeast Asia, and its sister company, Ace Hardware, where she was responsible for building and coordinating marketing and trade show programs, managing inventory control, and managing/supervising online and export sales. She brings a great deal of organizational efficiencies to the back office of Lakeland Investor Services.
Mark W. Petro is a highly experienced financial advisor and has served as President of Lakeland Investor Services, Inc. since 2002. Throughout the "lost decade" which marked the beginning of the new century, Mark has helped his client families patiently navigate the investment climate of the global markets with great care and conviction. Mark brings a multi-disciplined approach to wealth advisory, financial planning and investment management services that grew out of his many years of client service, advanced training, and "in-the-line-of-fire" real life advisory experiences. Prior to launching Lakeland Investor Services, Inc., Mark served as a Financial Advisor with UBS PaineWebber, and has actively held his insurance license since 1995, when he launched his financial services career as an insurance agent representing Bankers Life and Casualty Company. Mark holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.