Mark has worked the majority of his career in Information Technology as a business operator and entrepreneur, succeeding in both start-ups and F500 settings. He purposely developed his holistic view, strategic planning approach and decision making framework by holding leadership positions to encompass a wide range of roles and responsibilities, including CEO, founder, General Manager, capital raiser, business strategy, business development, product strategy, product marketing, sales, account management, engineering and, on many occasions floor sweeper.
Mark has demonstrated talent for creating and growing businesses through expertise in go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition, product development, new business development and negotiation.
He is known for his collaborative, solution-oriented leadership style, team building skills and driving results through engaged teams.
Mark has been a driver in several business successes, including the growth of Cisco’s TelePresence video conferencing business from startup to $1B and the $420M acquisition of Savi Technology.
He is passionate about helping others succeed. His wide range of business experiences, leadership roles and entrepreneurial pursuits are vital to helping any type of business achieve healthy growth.
Mark has done business in England, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Canada and France and bring a global perspective when appropriate.
Mark holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson, an MS in Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Boston College.
IT, Communications and Internet of Things
go-to-market strategy, customer acquisition, product development, new business development and negotiation
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