C-Level Leader - Board Member - Public Speaker - Veteran - Influencer - Author
*** Blockchain - Cryptocurrencies - Cybersecurity - Digital Transformation - AI ***
Mark (CISSP - ISSAP, ISSMP, CE|H) - Is an innovative executive focused on making technology simpler and more effective for consumers and businesses alike.
Mark is a driven executive, author and military veteran who helps cast an innovative technology vision for companies and measurably build on it. Proven leader who mentors and empowers staff to achieve their goals through leadership, collaboration, empowerment and strives to bring order out of chaos, excellence out of mediocrity, and efficiency out of inefficiency.
C-Level innovator who believes most business decisions today are shaped and influenced by technology because it has the power to transform businesses, relationships and opportunities. Uses vision and leadership to help shape how companies deploy and manage mobile, social, cloud, Internet of Things, analytics and technologies to support growth, generate more opportunity, increase productivity and profitability.
An Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of Year – Southwest Region" Finalist, Mark served on the board of directors for Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and was named as one of D Magazine’s Internet Top 50 Professionals. Mark serves and has served on several corporate and advisory boards.
Mark presented the Doak Walker Award on ESPN’s College Football Awards Show to a national television audience. Mark has spoken at numerous events and has been quoted by numerous publications including Wall Street Journal, Information Week, eWeek, The Dallas Morning News, Computer World, CRN, InfoWorld and others.
Mark holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. He holds numerous industry certifications including the CISSP, ISSAP and ISSMP certifications from ISC2, The PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Mark served honorably in the United States Army. He served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 2/187th Airborne and the 82d Airborne.
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - Southwest Region
Information Week Start-Up of the Year Finalist - Reader’s Choice Award
Presented the Doak Walker Running Back Award on ESPN’s College Football Awards Show in front of a national television audience national television audience
Performed numerous speaking/influencing engagements each year for companies like IBM, University of Texas Dallas, IBM Watson, ICO Virtual Summit and many others
Advisor/Influencer to Hade Technologies (Blockchain &AI) for successful Token Offering
- Teams I have led have won 3 Gold, 4 Silver and three Bronze Addy Awards (Advertising)
Performed technology and operations due diligence for Lone Star Funds $660MM Acquisition of BI-LO Holdings, LLC, from the Dutch retailing company Ahold
Presented to CHIME group of 21 Healthcare CIOs regarding service availability and HIPAA
Reviewed and assisted with IT budgeting for portfolio companies, including a 530-store grocery store chain and two large restaurant chains with a combined 670-units
Produced only commercial multi-tenant elastic SaaS management cloud utilizing Big Data & IoT
Reduced month-end close by 35%; year-end close by 42% for global billion -dollar company
Named One of D Magazine’s Internet Top 50 Professionals
Led the team that was ranked in Arthur Andersen's Fast Tech 50 - # 4 - Vectrix
Board/Advisory Board Member – SMU Cox School of Business, Vectrix, FireScope, AirTight, etc...
Supervised delivery of numerous information technology, security and e-commerce solutions to large client base that included VISA, FNBO, Chase, Motorola, M&M/Mars, Nabisco & Fandango
Honorably served in the U.S. Army – 3d Ranger Battalion and 82nd Airborne (2/325)
BLOCKCHAIN - AI - CYBERSECURITY
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
"Mark always exercised an open-door policy with his employees, and made sure that he was doing the best he could to make your job more enjoyable.
His vision for growth in his targeted market, and his ability to quickly be ahead of the ever-evolving technological curve, allowed for employees to always have the opportunity to learn new and emerging technologies.
His work ethic and passion makes him a great leader, and I would not hesitate at any opportunity to work with Mark again in the future. He has a true passion for his work and it shows in how he manages his team."
Senior Consultant - Appirio
“Mark is a rare breed. Fully verse and adept in business, commercial and operational matters and a depth of technology knowledge that defies belief.
There really is no one better placed to drive innovation within the burgeoning global BSM sector and meet the demands of both business and technical folks within a client organization. Whats more as a business partner and client service professional he goes beyond requirements and truly exceeds expectations."
"I have had the opportunity to both work for Mark, and to work along side Mark. Mark is a natural leader with an aptitude towards creating innovative IT solutions by challenging conventional thinking and by always pressing for new ideas. Mark is one who accepts nothing but the best and is always looking to better himself, his colleagues and his company.
Mark is of the highest caliber individual, his energy is contagious and his enthusiam for success is unrelenting. Mark is a very "results" driven person. People who know Mark would follow him to the ends of the earth, those who do not know him, want to know him.”
IT Director at First American Title