Mark P. Sparano is a leader in internal audit and risk management disciplines with deep financial expertise.

A Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 35 years of experience in public accountancy, internal audit and risk management all within financial services, Mr. Sparano brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the Sentinel Trust Audit Committee as its current Chair. Mr. Sparano joined Sentinel Trust as a member of its Board of Directors in 2018.

In his former role as Chief Audit Executive of U.S. Bank, Mr. Sparano led over 300 audit professionals in the transformation of U.S. Bank’s internal audit strategies. Mr. Sparano also served as a regulatory liaison to the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and many European and Asian Central Banks. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he was the Chief Audit Executive for Bank of New York Mellon. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sparano served as U.S. Trust’s Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Sparano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Sparano is an active member of his community in the Twin Cities of Minnesota as well as his home state of Connecticut.