Location: Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
Hosted by: Prof. John Greathouse
Mark is an entrepreneur, Fortune 500 executive, educator, and author. He has launched, built, and led high-growth businesses as raw startups and within global enterprises alike; Mark has also been a strategic advisor to organizations ranging from VC-backed ventures to global corporations such as Intel and DirecTV. Mark is currently a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The Haas School of Business where he runs highly sought-after courses and programs on innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and new approaches to driving growth, company resilience and long-term success. Previously Mark led the $350mm Global Technology Brands group at Newell Rubbermaid, founded and built a $150mm consumer products and online commerce division for Sony, and was founding CEO of online payments venture WebOrder which is now a part of Google. Earlier in his career, Mark was a strategy and M&A consultant with Ernst & Young. Mark provides audiences with new approaches to driving innovation, growth, and long-term success in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Mark earned his MBA and BA degrees from UC Berkeley.
Technology Management's Distinguished Speaker Series is one of the program's premier events. This quarterly series features leaders from academia or industry who have distinguished themselves as experts in their fields. Drawing from prominent academic researchers, experienced business professionals, and successful entrepreneurs this series gives UC Santa Barbara's students as well as the community the rare opportunity to learn directly from those who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work.