Mark Delas

Tell us about yourself and your family.

I grew up with a close family in Perrysburg, OH. We were very involved with athletics. Both of my parents were Division 1 athletes. They played basketball and baseball. My father was drafted by the Detroit Tigers his Junior year of college. My older sister still resides in Northwest Ohio with her family, and I have a younger brother who is an Army Ranger. He is currently deployed overseas. After high school, I went on to play baseball at The University of Toledo. I finished my career at the University of Findlay where I obtained my undergraduate and master’s degree. I moved to Columbus in 2020 where I met my wife, Julia. We were married in 2022 and we enjoy going to our favorite Happy Hours, listening to live music, going to church, and spending time with friends and family.

Why did you pursue a career in finance?

I wanted a career where I would be able to meet new and exciting people. I grew up seeing my dad pursue a career in the finance / business world and do just that. I witnessed his hard-working character and saw the way he provided and led his family. My father is my role model and I wanted to be like him. Financial planning gives me the opportunity to meet those exciting people and offer a helping hand where I can.

What is your role at Antolino & Associates?

I help the Partners / Lead Advisors with the day-to-day management of their book of business. This includes assisting with the preparation of meetings, helping with our various committees to grow the business, and assist with lead generation which leads to new relationships and opportunities.

What might we catch you doing for fun on the weekend?

You can find me outside with friends and family. I am the godfather to my niece and nephew who I cherish very much. We enjoy days at the zoo, time by the pool, and watching movies. I also enjoy listening to live music on a patio, working out, or playing various sports including baseball, softball, and lifting. On Sunday’s, you can find me at church and growing in my walk with God.