When Bloomberg posts articles about a business person who is involved in the highest levels of the telecommunications industry, venture capitalism, and many other types of businesses, one is tempted to make assumptions about that person. Add the title serial entrepreneur to the subject of the article and the mental image becomes clearer.
The person must be a hard-charging old-school capitalist go-getter with little regard for anything that doesn’t add to the bottom line. Someone created in the hard-edged mold of Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller. A man who only cares about making money. Slow down, because a gentleman named Marc Sparks proves that assumptions can be wrong.
Marc is a self-made man who did average in school and has little formal training. He believes that his success comes from his faith in God, working hard, and focusing on helping others succeed. Marc’s efforts have made him wealthy; however, he stays grounded by purposely cherishing memories of a time when he had difficulty feeding his family.
Understanding how he felt during his struggles with money helps Sparks remember that he is not above anyone else. He shares this thinking when working with startups who are experiencing doubts about their eventual success. Marc believes anyone can succeed with the right backing and has provided startup capital and support to many promising businesses with a vision.
He has built dozens of companies and has helped others do the same thing. Marc moves fast and leads by example. He founded, owns, and is the CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. The company’s offices are in Dallas, Texas, and their specialty is helping startups get off the ground and supporting them with the services they need along the way.
Marc Sparks has boundless energy. In addition to work, he commits to philanthropic efforts in the Dallas area. He stays involved with a homeless shelter named the Samaritan Inn, collaborates with the Habitat for Humanity and loves his pet project, Sparky’s Kids. He finds it incredibly rewarding to give back to his community.
To help him relax Marc loves to participate in outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and hiking. As an avid health enthusiast, he also bikes, plays golf, works out and enjoys traveling to adventurous places around the world. In his spare time, Marc has even written and published a book; They Can’t Eat You, that chronicles his journey and provides information to help others create their personal road to success.