Mark has over 25 years experience working in the international technology and startup sectors. Ten of those years with Fujitsu, working in the sales and operational delivery of professional and technical consultancy services. During his role as UK & Ireland Sales Manager for Stream International (now Concentrix), he dealt with the European support requirements for a number of global blue-chip technology companies.
Based in Silicon Valley over 2002 to 2007, he worked with a number of European early stage companies assisting them on market entry into the North American market. He was Director of Business Development with Connexed Technologies, a Palo Alto cloud based security start-up. Over that period, he was also fortunate enough to be ‘Mr Mom’ to his two daughters, frequently volunteering in the classroom and as a AYSO soccer coach.
In 2009 he founded Statzpack, a first in mobile sports performance system combining mobile app and cloud technology achieving a early dominant market position in the US soccer market in club level sports analysis.
Over 2009 to 2016 he acted as a lead mentor in the Propel Programme, specialising on pitching and business plan development for a high number of successful startups. In 2012 he lead the effort to stage LeanStartupMachine in Belfast and the delivery of Business Launchpad new venture programme in the Queen’s University of Belfast, where he acts as a Teaching Fellow at the Management School.
Mark holds a BA in Business Studies and an MBA from the University of Liverpool.