Mark is an experienced veteran in the international technology sector. Mark is CEO of MDI & Associates, a global consulting group focused on venture, M&A and turn arounds.
Mark was previously Managing Director with Trident Capital focusing on investments in Cleantech and IT, Software and Communications. Trident is a top tier VC, with average IRR over last ten years exceeding 30%.
Mark was also Senior Vice President Global IT and CIO for Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software provider where he also helped to build Oracle’s On Demand (SaaS/cloud) services. His team consolidated 95 regional data centers to one Global Tier IV data center resulting in highly advertised ~$1B of bottom line savings story. Mark was also a member of Oracle’s Make/Buy Committee that reviewed all acquisitions and was involved in the integration of over $15B of acquisitions.
Prior to that, Mark co-managed a Transformational Outsourcing business at SAIC which included a ten year, $1B San Diego County Outsourcing deal (people and infrastructure) and a $500M Build-Operate-Transfer contract with Level 3 Communications where his BU brought Level 3 from a pure greenfield start to revenue generating in 6 months involving building out their OSS/BSS, world class NOCs and data centers. His BU also built out the NAP of Americas which was the foundation for Terremark rapid business growth prior to acquisition by Verizon. In addition, his business unit sponsored nine strategic investments in early stage and growth companies resulting in “top tier” VC returns for the company.
Mark also held executive positions with Raytheon and Honeywell and was also a principle in two successful start ups. Prior to entering the startup and corporate business world, Mark spent four years in professional football with the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in engineering from California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from National University and has received multiple management excellence awards throughout his career.