Alumni and Friends Directory

Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson

Title: Partner

Company: Tanner

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Educational Background

B.A., Accounting, Utah State University, 1995
MAcc, Utah State University, 1995

Huntsman School Interactions:

National Advisory Board Member 2012 - Present
Backpack to Briefcase Speaker - November 5, 2021


Mark Erickson received a Master’s of Accountancy in 1995 from USU and began a career in public accounting with the Salt Lake City-based firm, Tanner & Company (now known as Tanner LLC). He spent four years with Tanner before accepting a position with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. As an employee of the SEC, Mark reviewed numerous IPOs, repeat offerings, and periodic reports and was heavily involved in the issuance and subsequent resolution of SEC comments. His unique knowledge of the SEC has been a driving force in the growth of Tanner. After spending two years with the SEC, Mark rejoined Tanner. In 2001, and at the age of 32 was the youngest person to be promoted to a member of the board of directors of Tanner & Company. He has been serving as a partner in the firm ever since. Mark currently serves as the head of the audit department for Tanner.  As an Audit and Assurance Services partner at Tanner, Mark specializes in serving SEC reporting companies, financial institutions, and technology companies. Additionally, Mark heads up Tanner’s mergers and acquisition consulting practice.  Mark has played a key role in increasing the firm from approximately 25 personnel to over 150. Mark is a Certified Public Accountant, served on the Advisory Board for the USU School of Accountancy from 2005 to 2012, and has been a member of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board since 2012. Mark and his wife, Jennifer Needham Erickson (BA English ’94), were named the 2011 Young Alumni of the Year.

Related Huntsman News Articles:

How I'm Building Huntsman (Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2016)
Vision: Mark Erickson, ‘95
(Huntsman Alumni Magazine Fall 2014)


Backpack to Briefcase: Managing Multiple Job Offers