Based in Silicon Valley, Mark is a senior executive leadership coach, a successful business leader, New York Times best-selling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer - and brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges. Mark was recently named one of the American Management Association’s Top Ten 1:1 Executive Coaches and the #1 thought leader on Innovation Leadership and Engagement.
Mark is the CEO and co-founder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation and is a Founding Patron of Virgin Unite’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Mark is also Program Chairman for the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Mark is Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and cofounder of the Schwab Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry and Interwoven (now owned by HP). Finally, Mark was Chairman of Rioport – which popularized the MP3 player prior to the iPod and iTunes and was Chairman of Integration which was acquired by Silicon Labs.