At the age of thirteen, with the encouragement of his dad, Mark and his brother started their first company. The Chore Company took on many types of projects related to residential development and new home construction. From picking up trash to operating heavy equipment, there were always plenty of opportunities. As the company grew and additional employees were added, the real-world education in practical business principles began. The lessons learned during those years led to a foundation of management experience and operational efficiency that would be the basis for many future business endeavors.
After receiving his Marketing degree from Mississippi State University, Mark shifted his focus from Real Estate to Business Consulting. In 1995, Brannon Professionals was established to provide management consulting, recruiting services and talent selection services for businesses and other organizations.
In 2005, Mark recognized an opportunity to start an additional business. Taking advantage of development opportunities in his hometown, he recruited his brother and dad to form Brannon Builders. Brannon Builders is a residential construction and development company that builds new homes in and around north Mississippi.
Mark and his wife, Belinda, are accomplished musicians and frequently play in orchestras, bands, and churches. They have traveled all over the world on music mission trips spreading the good news of God's amazing grace through the universal language of music.