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Mark is a consulting CMO, strategist, and executive coach who for 20 years has worked with well-known global businesses and pioneers of positive system change. As the founder of The Next Us, he has worked directly with the leadership teams of Synopsys, Honor, Zazzle, OfferUp, Terrain Data, Too Small to Fail, Mindful Schools, Omidyar Network, Nextag, LeapFrog, Art Center College of Design, Misnomer Dance Theater, and Sundance Channel.
Mark began his career as a grant writer for the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. After several years at small creative agencies in San Francisco, he eventually became a Director of Program Management at Sapient Corporation, leading large-scale web projects for Walmart.com, Gap, and Cisco Networking Academy.
In 2002, Mark joined Stone Yamashita Partners as a strategist helping CEOs and executive teams articulate visions for change, build cultures of innovation, and create unique customer experiences. Mark’s clients during his four years at SYPartners included Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, NBC Universal, Lifetime Television, Yahoo!, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
In 2006, Mark started The Next Us to help organizations and individuals achieve breakthrough change.
Mark is a former Board President of BAY Positives and current Board Member of San Francisco Suicide Prevention.
Outside of work, Mark finds inspiration in the performing arts. He is a daily meditation practitioner and amateur singer. firstname.lastname@example.org