Marc Sparks is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Unistar Financial Service Corp, a fully-integrated financial service holding company specializing in auto insurance, premium financing, and insurance claims management. He has an extensive experience, running many years in the insurance, surety bonding, and premium finance.
The company’s subsidiaries include U.S. Fidelity Holding Corp., Great Southern, Peak Underwriters, Eagle Premium Finance Company, Eagle Claims Corp., and International Surety & Casualty Company. He also serves as a member of Executive and Compensation Committees.
The company is a private equity firm that provides the necessary capital, office space, equipment, legal, accounting, graphic arts, web development, customer service expertise, intellectual capital, and banking services. Moreover, the company also provides its clients with marketing services, merchant banking, networking, and support staff services.
Besides the businessman, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist we know Sparks to be, he is also a philanthropist. He has always been interested in helping the less privileged. He runs a homeless shelter called The Samaritan Inn. It is a place where they teach self-sufficiency and life skills to meet needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Most services and support are provided free through donations by churches, organizations, corporations, and individuals. Sparks has actively been involved in the Habitat for Humanity through the funding of single unit homes construction to support development efforts.
Sparks is also a big champion of the American Can Academy, a group of magnet high schools. He has his own “Sparky’s Kids” Foundation. He has donated more than a thousand new computers to at-risk children to assist them come out of poverty.
On September 14th, 2014, Sparks published a book entitled ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ He did so after his colleagues convinced him to go ahead with the project.
The book tries to prove wrong the standard high school/college/start-in-the-mailroom path. He teaches how anyone, even a C-student, can become a successful entrepreneur. Sparks is a motivation to many aspiring young entrepreneurs in the world.