Mark is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of success in venture-backed and public high-growth technology companies. He is a lifelong learner who has consistently added new skills to stay at the forefront of his field. Mark has a unique combination of technical expertise and a sharp business acumen, and he can thrive in any market environment, from start-ups to established companies facing stiff competitive pressure. He is a leader with invaluable insight and guidance to navigate both challenges and opportunities.
Mark has raised over $8 million in seed capital led by Index Ventures and Cisco with other investors. He is a published author, having written for Wired, The New Stack, LinuxWorld and Enterprise Open Source. He successfully led developer relations for multiple companies participating in open source projects, including Apache CloudStack, Xen, Gluster, Node.JS, OpenStack, and Open Daylight, and he was a keynote speaker at O’Reilly OSCON, LinuxCon and All Things Open, among others.