Accessing capital markets requires navigating the complex regulatory environment. It becomes even more challenging as the US SEC expands its reach into new areas, such as reporting on climate change.

Mark Kronforst

EY Americas Director of SEC Regulatory Matters and Capital Markets Leader – Professional Practice

Former Senior Staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 30 years as a regulator and advisor to public companies. Passionate about making regulation work for the benefit of all.

Mark leads the development and issuance of EY thought leadership publications and other guidance on SEC rules and regulations. He also oversees the EY Americas Capital Markets function and serves as an advisor to EY clients on SEC reporting and disclosure matters.

Prior to joining EY, Mark served in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC for 14 years. As Chief Accountant in this division from 2013 to 2018, he led a technical office and advised SEC leadership on a wide variety of policy matters. Mark also served as an Associate Director, overseeing the division’s filing review program. 

Before joining the SEC, Mark was the Director of Financial Reporting for a large public company. Earlier in his career, he served as an auditor.

Mark graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is a certified public accountant.

How Mark is building a better working world

Mark has decades of experience as a regulator and a thought leader on SEC rulemaking. He is also a seasoned advisor to companies that seek to navigate complex regulatory challenges. He uses this background to help companies build stakeholder trust with leading disclosure practices, which further promote trust and confidence in business and capital markets.

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