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Chief Innovation Consultant

As Chief Innovation Consultant at BlackFin Group, Mark is responsible for leading and managing innovation led business transformation and technology project engagements, innovation based advisory services, project implementations, and serves as a respected advocate and thought leader to the financial services industry. Mark started his career as a computer scientist and innovator. As a strategist, he has worked globally advising hundreds of companies across the Fortune 50 to the Russell 3000 to privately owned enterprises. His views on innovation are a direct result of his decades of practical experiences. Mark has worked domestically and internationally on M&A initiatives, operational efficiencies, organizational restructurings, emerging innovations, product and organizational launches, and technology refreshes. In addition, he is a prior c-level executive and program manager leading diverse teams and enterprises exceeding 5,000 personnel.  Mark has worked in industries including financial services, telecommunications,  healthcare, market exchanges, manufacturing, distribution, and high technology. He has been also a principal consultant for CSC, A.T. Kearney, Stanford Research Institute, and a senior manager for Ernst & Young.  His educational foundations include a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master’s in Business. He is a published author of four books, hundreds of business and innovation articles, and a 16 year columnist for the Mortgage Bankers Association, and a prior author on green building of equestrian facilities. His passion for writing centers on steadfast principle—”Make people and enterprises think.” Mark is also a part time college professor, a cyclist, and operates a sustainable horse and crop farm.