Instructor: MARK PYPER



With an emphasis on financial planning, risk-appropriate investment portfolios, first-class service, and results, Mark began his career as a financial advisor in 2004 and co-founded a wealth management team in 2008. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) with corporate management experience, Mark seeks to understand the issues and opportunities facing clients, and use all available resources to provide meaningful solutions.

Recognized as a "Best In State Wealth Advisor" by Forbes/Shook Research, Mark has taught a number of finance courses at The University of Utah's Lifelong Learning program, and serves on the Alumni Council for his high school.

Born in Michigan (a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan) and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Mark earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business, and his BA in English from Denison University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three adult children, biking on trails, roads and snow, and experiencing new places.

What Students are Saying:

"He was very knowledgeable and made the class so interesting. He was very open to questions and yet still covered the material that was the purpose of the class. What I really appreciated was his very detailed explanations of subtle nuances regarding terms used in the financial industry. That really impressed me and was very helpful. He ran over his time and regrettably,I was not able to stay. This class was an excellent investment of my time and resources!"
-Jo Ann M.

"This was definitely a lifelong learning class for sure. I now know how to save for my retirement plans in a way that will benefit me to the max and not only that, I now how to save for my education and for my future kids."
-Prudence M.

MARK PYPER is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Tax-Advantaged Investments and Income Fall 10/22/24 - 10/29/24 Lifelong Learning
Legacy Planning and Gifting Strategies Fall 12/03/24 - 12/10/24 Lifelong Learning

MARK PYPER has previously taught:

  • Financial Planning 101
  • Vetting and Leveraging a Financial Advisor
  • Vetting and Leveraging a Financial Advisor
  • Issues in Financial and Legacy Planning