The Pinnacle Private Advisors Team

Mark Welsh

Managing Principal

Mark Welsh

Mark Welsh is Managing Principal, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Laurel Wealth Advisors. Mark Welsh is responsible for directing administration and operations. Mark’s primary focus is optimizing operations and technology and providing advisors with a robust platform for serving client needs, objectively, and transparently.

Mark has over 30 years of operational experience in the financial services industry, locally, regionally, and nationally. He served as a branch manager for UBS Financial Services in San Diego and as a Divisional Administrative Manager for Shearson Lehman Brothers in Houston. Mark was also Director of Branch Administration and a Senior Vice President for Smith Barney Shearson in New York City, where he supervised the operations of the firm’s 365 national offices.

Mark lives in Fallbrook, California with his wife of over 30 years, Siobhan, and their two rescue dogs. They enjoy their time as respite caregivers for several San Diego County foster children who have won their hearts. Mark’s family has also been actively involved in supporting widows and orphans in Kenya through short-term mission and humanitarian trips with Heart for Africa and Seeds of Hope. He is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and enjoys playing the links and watching football as often as possible with his three adult sons, Matthew, Devin, and Michael.