Mark Kangas



Mark Kangas started North Star Advisory Group in 2013 after more than a decade of working for several prominent Wall Street Firms. As the owner and lead member of group, he is responsible for the overall client relationship as well as the design and direction of the team’s client investment program. Mark spearheads the portfolio, investment analysis, and the construction of client investment plans. He is also the lead partner with clients that have ERISA pensions, 403(b), 457(b) and 401(k) plans.

Mark graduated in 2002 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, where he double-majored in both accounting and finance. While at BGSU, he served as president for both the Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Financial Management Society. Continuing his educational pursuits, Mark earned his designation as a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner in 2004. He passed securities registrations including Series 7, 9, 10, 66, 31 which are accompanied by insurance licenses for annuities, life and health. In addition, he attends numerous continuing education seminars on an annual basis and is a sought-after speaker on retirement plan design and implementation.

Mark lives in Orange Village with his wife Caroline and their three children, Victor, Cecelia and Hugh. Mark has been actively involved in the community through various soccer coaching positions since 2007, including Orange’s developmental program, assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach. Mark is also a member of the Diamond Advisory Board for University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, institutions he and Caroline have actively supported for more than a decade. In the fall of 2018, Mark accepted an invitation to join the Finance Advisory Board at Bowling Green State University. In this position he will advise the Dean, Department Chair, and faculty on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, co-ops, job placement, career development, faculty engagement with industry, and alumni affairs.