Maker Movement Advisory

Bio


 

Innovation revolutionary. I am helping to drive global innovation by arming the creative class with the tools they need to change the world.

Executive with proven expertise in strategy, marketing, business development, product management, product development, IT, technology and creating competitive advantage through innovation and operational execution.

Author – The Maker Movement Manifesto

“Who’s Next” Arial Schwartz – Fast Company
“Biz Dev Ninja” Wade Roush – Xconomy
“Bay Area’s Most Admired CEO’s” – San Francisco Business Times

 

Speaker – Maker Movement, Innovation, Motivation

Mark has spoken at The White House and at events such as SXSW, Techonomy, TEDx, Singularity University and The Clinton Global Initiative among many others.

Here are a few links to talks I’ve done.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Raised $20+ million and turned TechShop into the leader in makerspaces and a leading brand in the Maker Movement.

Grew TechShop from 1 to 12 locations on four continents with many more in development. Grew membership and revenue 35X+ over nine years.

Grew $200 million business 18% in one year at Kinko’s.
Cut $15 million in costs (6.6% of sales) in single year.
Effectively managed budgets over $20 million.

Implemented change management tools and improved morale 20%.
Launched websites for two Fortune 500 firms.
Developed 800-unit retail operations plan.

Successful leadership across industries:
– Consumer Packaged Goods/ Manufacturing (Avery Dennison)
– Retail Services (Kinkos) (TechShop)
– Healthcare (Health Net

MBA – Claremont Graduate School – Drucker Center
BA – Econ. UC Irvine
AS – Business and Technology. Citrus JC
Certificate in Innovation – Stanford

Former Green Beret (I manage Green Beret Alumni forum on Linkedin)
Specialties: General management, innovation, computer tech, business development, acquisitions.

Adjunct Faculty: Singularity Univeristy
Entrepreneur in Residence: UC Berkeley
Industry Advisory Board: Claremont Graduate University