MARK LYND - CISSP, ISSAP & ISSMP
*** Technology - Data Center - Cybersecurity - Digital Transformation - AI ***
Mark (CISSP - ISSAP, ISSMP) - Is an innovative executive focused on making technology simpler, more marketable 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 mixing marketing and 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. Mark served honorably in the United States Army. He served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 2/187th Airborne and the 82d Airborne.
Learn More About Mark on his website
PRESTON DELLINGER - EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT
*** Strategic Planning - Process Improvement - Financial Ops - Program Management ***
Preston (MBA) – is a senior executive in the FinTech industry experienced at helping companies improve processes and visibility in a broad range of areas across distributed teams both domestically and internationally.
He has successfully led transition and integration of large-scale business and mission-critical operations systems while driving targeted improvements and streamlining processes critical to the business and strategic growth of companies.
Preston is an executive leader who facilitates bridging technology to people and numbers to business decisions. He is skilled at taking business initiatives from concept to reality. He is facilitator who develops and empowers teams to achieve their goals.
He is a strategic planner who believes businesses are driven by a balance of technology, collaboration and communication. He is proficient at creating the hub that connects people and data across departments, levels, vendors and customers.
Preston holds a Masters of Business degree in Management Consulting & Strategy and Marketing from the SMU Cox School of Business and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from Vanderbilt University. He studied at the NEOMA France Business School for International Business as well as the Disney Institute for Creating and Sustaining a Service Culture.
He served as Vice President of the SMU Cox Business Leadership Center Advisory Board.
Preston stays active by serving as a mentor on SMU Cox’s Career Resource Mentor program as well as an interviewer for Vanderbilt’s CoRPS Student Recruitment and Interviewing program.