Our Mission Is to Help Brewers Save Money by Providing Purchasing Power via Economies of Scale in San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties.
Mark Neilson is the co-founder of SoCal Craft Services, which provides an “out-of-the-box” approach to cost and expense reduction efforts for Southern California craft brewers. The organization is modeled after two other companies Mark founded — Accretive of Indiana and Accretive of San Diego — which help companies find money to improve their bottom line and share more with their chosen non-profits.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Supreme Industries, a $200 million publicly traded manufacturer of truck bodies and specialty vehicles; Smoker Craft, a manufacturer of recreational and fishing boats; and several other privately held companies in various industries. He also currently serves as Board Chair for Volunteers of America of SW California, a non-profit organization; is on the board of Association for Corporate Growth in San Diego; and is a member of Corporate Directors’ Forum in San Diego, focused on director education and corporate governance issues.
Mark is a proven finance professional who has a wide range of experience with public and private companies, and has facilitated fast growth and turnaround situations. He is known for his strong diagnostic skills coupled with his owner-oriented management style and excellent presentation abilities. He has experience in a wide array of industries, including building products, transportation, clean tech, newspaper, radio, advertising, sealants and adhesives, and specialty seating.
Mark’s professional career includes executive leadership roles with Tatum San Diego and Phoenix, Towne Air Freight, Shelter Components Corporation and McGladrey & Pullen. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Ball State University and was a CPA from 1983 through 1990. Additionally, he was a 25-year volunteer, fundraiser, and board member for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters agency in his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. He is currently a Big Brother for the third time; is active in church and civic activities; and often speaks at professional financial conferences and meetings.
Buddy Voit is a successful, experienced, well-rounded executive with a broad background in finance, operations and business development. His career has allowed him to develop extensive experience in healthcare, distribution, manufacturing and public accounting sectors. He has proven leadership skills and business acumen to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and issues.