His broad technical background, customer driven focus and detailed orientated nature has facilitated his delivery of security initiatives, commercial software, management of large complex infrastructure projects, and implementation of value driven scalable solutions for organizations of any size. His unique blend of application, infrastructure, and management enables him to provide balanced solutions. He excels in dynamic business and technology environments and easily adapts to new challenges. His communication skills allow him to work as a liaison at all levels of an organization from implementation staff and technical leaders to managers and c-level executives.
He is typically engaged on projects related to security, management transition, infrastructure technologies, IT strategy, and project management. When not exploring new ideas and technologies, he enjoys time with his family pursuing outdoor activities (cycling, skiing, and hiking), wood working, and music.
His primary goal on any project, of any size, is to exceed customer expectations and provide an unrivaled customer experience for his clients.
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Career HistoryMark started his career at Yellow Spring Instruments (YSI inc.,) located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, as a co-op programmer. He was responsible for creating and maintaining various pieces of software used with precision instrumentation. His most notable achievement was developing a system to record and analyze measurements of electrical current from thermistors manufactured at YSI. These devices are certified by NASA and the U.S. Air Force for use in space flight and harsh environmental conditions. Upon graduating from the University of Dayton, Mark continued his career as a software developer in the grocery retail business at a company in Dayton, Ohio, called BASS, inc. BASS developed software for grocery Point of Sale systems and back office operations. Some of the largest grocery chains in the US were customers of BASS. Mark was involved in the software development of the first generation DynaKey POS system. The Dynakey POS is now considered the standard for grocery POS.
Mark's career path led him to his first consulting company, Whittman-Hart, in their Cincinnati office. While here, Mark had the opportunity to lead cutting edge software development teams, manage multi-million dollar projects, play key roles in start-up companies, and receive client recognition for his efforts. During this time, Mark delivered a custom Sales Force Automation system for Dayco Industries, played several key roles in Anthem's migration to the Facets system and later lead the technical effort to create a custom printing system for their Customer Health Plans and ID Cards, fulfilled the role of CTO for a local start-up company, and managed numerous technical and non-technical projects.
Mark's next chapter of his career led him down the path of starting his own company, focusing on strategic IT consulting, project management, and IT infrastructure opportunities. During this time, Mark worked with several clients of various sizes, including the Kroger Company. While working for himself, Mark's career focus was closely aligned with IT Management, Strategy, and Infrastructure types of engagements.
Through the success of his own company, opportunities presented themselves, which eventually lead Mark into taking a position of Solution Architect with LUCRUM, inc., Cincinnat, Ohio. Mark was primarily engaged with Cinergy, and later Duke Energy, working on strategic infrastructure initiatives. During the Cinergy / Duke Energy merger, Mark was assigned to lead a critical project for the merger, bill print consolidation.
After the completion of the Duke - Cinergy merger, Mark accepted a position at Centric Consulting, where he is currently employed. While at Centric, Mark managed a data center migration for Fifth-Third bank, and later re-engaged Duke Energy to assist with a Customer Communication initiative related to Smart Grid improvements. After a six year stint in the utility industry, Mark moved his focus towards infrastructure initiatives with larger clients and moved into an executive consulting role. As an executive consultant, Mark developed and implemented IT Strategies, Disaster Recovery Strategies, Security Remediation, Datacenter Migrations, Re-platforming Systems, and IT Department Transformations. In several instances, Mark took on the role of a temporary CIO in order to perform these tasks.
In 2019, Mark left the consulting field to accept a full time position as the CIO of Nexigen, a Managed Service Provider and Security Company in Newport, Kentucky (located across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio). As CIO, Mark is responsible for running the security practice at Nexigen as well as provides strategic direction for Nexigen.