Mark is a Managing Director of THA with more than 30 years of experience as an Investment Banker, Start-up Entrepreneur and Senior Executive at major Enterprise & Consumer Technology companies.
Before joining THA, Mark was a Managing Director at Palmarés Advisors, a tech-focused boutique investment bank based in the Bay Area. Mark was Co-Founder and CEO of Speak Music Inc., a voice powered AI company that helped Amazon bring Alexa to cars. He was also CEO of HipLogic, a VC-funded Mobile Social Media platform that he sold to Zynga. Mark joined Zynga as a senior executive as part of this acquisition, driving 10x growth of its mobile advertising revenues and actively participating on their M&A evaluation team.
Prior to his start-up experience, Mark was VP of Enterprise Business Solutions at Ericsson, where he led strategic consulting engagements with C-Level executives from Apple, Google, Yahoo, YouTube, and AT&T in the early days of smart mobile devices. Mark’s earlier career was in Enterprise Sales and Corporate Development at Polycom, SnapOne, and Vialto/Cisco. He continues to remain active in the tech startup realm, serving as a mentor for Stanford University’s StartX Accelerator.
Mark has completed Duke University’s Executive Business Management program and holds an International Business degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, along with a BA in Advertising/Finance from San Jose State University. Mark is an active volunteer for hunger alleviation charities and enjoys playing Disc Golf, Pickleball, and Golf.