Mark has successfully served as a catalyst for growth in the industries of technology, entertainment and consumer products for over thirty years. Now, he has translated that expertise into a successful practice enabling CEOs to strategically grow their companies by realizing and leveraging their company’s true, core value propositions into new and multiple revenue streams. In addition, he has helped his clients restructure their organizations to achieve maximum strategic effectiveness in generating momentum and results.
Before consulting, his track record of corporate leadership spanned the entertainment/consumer products industries including many of the major entertainment companies and studios, as well as successful new ventures in technology and financial services.
While head of Walt Disney Records, Mark capitalized upon his knowledge of the pop and family entertainment marketplace to grow the company’s revenue line from $30 million to $120 million over a five-year period. He was also intimately involved in the rollout and expansion of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid franchises during this time.
Prior to Disney, Mark Introduced high quality music programming for children to America with recording artists such as Raffi and grew the A&M Records children’s entertainment business from start-up to $14 million within five years. More recently, he held senior level positions at Warner Bros, DreamWorks and EMI.
He also founded and grew Ecadia, a company that successfully developed and sold enterprise software focused upon buying decision systems technology for internet-based B2C and B2B commerce. Subsequently, he spearheaded the growth of Audit Integrity, a financial services software company that assesses the accuracy of corporate financial disclosures for accounting firms, governmental regulatory agencies, D&O insurance companies, and the investment community.
Mark received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications from UCLA and his Masters of Business Administration in Marketing/Finance from the University of Southern California.
We decided that we needed an outside perspective after several years of stagnant growth. Mark quickly helped us identify a number of areas that needed attention. As a result, our performance has improved greatly. I HIGHLY recommend Mark to assist any executive group that should be killing it but, for…read more→
My company needed to create an in depth marketing proposal for a manufacturer based in Australia. We’re hoping to gain exclusive US representation on one of their brands. A colleague recommended I reach out to Mark, as I didn’t have the time or the bandwidth to complete this project on…read more→
Mark expertly filled our need as a business consultant by taking on the role as our company’s Strategic Advisor. Not only is Mark a trusted business associate, but he is now a good friend. Starting a new business is difficult in itself, let alone trying to break into the cloud-based…read more→
We brought Mark into our organization about 18 months ago and what he produced was nothing short of amazing. His work with ownership and management literally altered the trajectory of our business moving us into an entirely new space of possibilities that I, as CEO, never thought possible.
It was a pleasure to work with Mark and Kirk at Strategic Growth Consulting. They were prompt, professional, and transparent. They conducted a study with a series of interviews and market research to help find solutions for our approach to the market. They were able to utilize their expertise and…read more→