Our Staff

Professionalism Is Paramount

Teamwork Our staff is what makes Global Discoveries one of the country's leading unclaimed or lost asset location and recovery firms. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the field, our employees are able to provide professional, efficient and personal service to every client, partner and affiliated professional we serve. They work one-on-one and follow claims from start to finish, giving a level of attention rarely found in business today.

Each member of our team is able to handle every facet of the recovery process.


Jed Byerly - Principal and Managing Member

Jed joined Global Discoveries in 2003 after a very successful executive career managing a multibillion dollar division of a Fortune 500 company, where he was known as a creative entrepreneur who brought practical common sense solutions to each department under his supervision. He was frequently called on to take over and turn around failing departments; this was the most challenging and rewarding part of his career. Much of Global Discoveries’ work requires collaborative problem solving and Jed enjoys using the executive perspective and experience gained in his career to assist each of the department managers accomplish their goals.

Jed has been happily married to his college sweetheart for over 30 years. Together they have a one daughter who is attending the Honors College at Boston University. During the off hours, Jed is a competitive amateur cyclist and can be found competing in road races throughout the west coast.

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Mark Skilling - General Counsel

Mark came to Global Discoveries, Ltd with an enviable track record as a seasoned Manager, Real Estate Broker and Attorney. He began his career as a litigator for a prominent Bay Area law firm where he became a partner and handled numerous real estate related matters. After well over a decade in our legal system, Mark shifted focus to real estate deal making and joined Nationally recognized Lee & Associates where here became a shareholder. At Lee & Associates, Mark built a leading Net Leased Investment firm and closed nearly half a billion dollars in commercial transaction. Mark recognized early the opportunities available in the growing distressed real estate market and formed a new company to buy and sell foreclosures. His successes in the foreclosure market led Mark to serve as Chief Operating Officer for ForeclosureRadar (now PropertyRadar), the leading source for foreclosure data in California. Through Mark’s work repositioning distressed real estate, he saw the opportunity to make a difference in the brokerage community by founding Accurate Real Estate Services, Inc. The breadth and depth of Mark’s professional experiences have provided a solid foundation for his current Business Development responsibilities at Global Discoveries, Ltd.

Mark's educational background has done much to complement his professional pursuits throughout his career. Mark has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from The Colorado College, a Law Degree from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and a Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Most enjoyable to Mark outside of the office is time spent with his wife of 27 years and two grown sons, traveling, playing his bass guitar, surfing and photography.

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Modesto, CA 95354
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