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Forever curious about the intersection of culture, neuroscience, and business, Mark has spent the last two decades applying his insights and research in a wide range of projects and organizations. He has worked with high level executives, renown creative professionals, startups, and large corporations. Former positions include Vice President of Client Affairs for Globefish Media BV, and Principal at UFUSE Visionary Strategy Management.
As the CEO of COMMON, a creative accelerator and community for social enterprises and projects, Mark joined Alex Bogusky, Rob Schuham and John Bielenberg. At COMMON, he advises a wide range of businesses spanning 20 countries and 25 industries using a blend of leadership development and organizational design methodologies. He is the creator of the Maniacal Business Attack, an immersive strategic process that aligns intent with action in the marketplace, and has been called on to help senior leadership at brands such as Calvin Klein, Taco Bell, Warner Bros. create new approaches to leadership and responsive systems for operating responsibly in complex market conditions.
As a principal at UFUSE Visionary Strategy Management, a global consulting firm devoted to unleashing creativity, Mark helped entrepreneurs and high level creatives produce outstanding results through innovative business strategies, organizational design and alignment of partnerships. His work at UFUSE leveraged his experience as an independent consultant and founder of LYFE Systems, a development consultancy that worked with professionals in the area of leadership. Through LYFE Systems Mark integrated aspects of eastern philosophy with western methods and science for increasing human performance and effectiveness.
From 2002 to 2005, Mark served as part of the founding management team and Vice President Client Services for Globefish Media BV, where he oversaw the implementation of mobile and digital content management, distribution and billing, and reporting technologies for clients in the entertainment sector in the U.S. and North America. Additional duties included high level business development with major record labels, recording artists, film studios and media companies.
Prior to Globefish, Mark spent fifteen years as a producer, composer and performer who oversaw and contributed to projects for Fox Studios, MGM, Disney Animation, PBS, Mitsubishi, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Activision, Life/FX, Kids Save, Boston Market Restaurants, Power Athletic Footwear and various record labels. He has also worked with numerous recording artists such as Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt and Ben Harper.
He is married to Malene, from Denmark, and father of two beautiful girls, a classical composer, and lover of tractors. Mark studied Zen Buddhism under the auspices of Bill Yoshin Jordan, Abbot of the Santa Monica Zen Center from 1997 to 2011. He took his first set of Priest vows in 2007 and completed his full ordination in 2008. He currently resides in Los Angeles