Mark R. Edwards CPM — Top Professional

Dallas, TX — Mark R. Edwards CPM is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Professional for his exceptional work in the field and as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at Permit Pros, LLC. 

With over forty years of experience, Mr. Edwards has been lauded for his excellent work ethic. In his current capacity, he works as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at Permit Pros, LLC. With offices in Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, Permit Pros, LLC is a concierge and software business service featuring state-of-the-art modern cloud-based license management software.

The Permit Pros team was created by the coming together of industry veterans from the compliance and IT world with over 40 years of combined experience. They utilize their own cloud-based LMS (License Management Software) developed under Ninth Street Bridge Development. From filing an original application to transferring an existing license, the highly-trained team at Permit Pros is fully equipped to handle a high volume, high transaction, and high-touch work. They are dedicated to delivering total license management with solutions and savings so businesses can run smoothly.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Mr. Mark Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communications with a minor in Business Management. He began his career in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, in equipment sales at ABDick/Savin, moving to commercial printing sales at Marathon Press in Wausau. In 1981 he joined the American Standard Printing Group in Dallas, Texas. He served at a number of major printing companies in roles as a planner, estimator, buyer, manager of customer services, and plant manager. When desktop publishing transformed the printing industry, Mr. Edwards pivoted his career into supply chain management. 

Mr. Edwards next served as a Material Control Associate and Buyer for GTE. After the GTE merger with Bell Atlantic creating Verizon Communications, he received his C.P.M. (certified purchasing manager). He excelled in the supply chain as a specialist buyer and planner in commercial markets, international, COE, and outside plant groups. Similarly, he also worked in the same capacity for Frontier Communications when his group was sold. He then served as a Supply Planner II for Coca-Cola Refreshments Inc. and Coca-Cola SW Beverages from 2010 to 2020.
 From supply chain management to the commercial printing industry and account management, Mr. Edwards has garnered decades of professional excellence in each endeavor. He credits his success to his tenacity and his ability to reinvent himself as needed. In his current capacity, Mr. Edwards began working with his wife, Laine, when she co-founded Permit Pros, LLC. He utilizes his experience and knowledge, in addition to his CPM, to excel in his role as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President.
As a testament to his professional excellence, Mr. Edwards was the recipient of a lifetime CPM in 2017. Over the years of his commercial printing career, he was granted a “Certificate of Merit” in annual International Graphics Art Award competitions.
On a personal note, Mr. Edwards enjoys downhill skiing, fly fishing, woodworking, growing roses, orchids, and gardening in the greenhouse on his property.
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