Mark is a graduate professor of management at Parsons School of Design - The New School in New York City. For over forty years, he has advised Fortune 500 corporations, think tanks, philanthropies, not-for-profits, and start-ups.
His diverse entrepreneurial client base includes founders of transformative start-ups in technology, manufacturing, media, education, healthcare, finance, and marketing.
C-level executives benefit from his coaching skills, organizational assessment techniques, and leadership development programs.Corporate and nonprofit boards govern more effectively as a result of his coaching with board chairs.
Mark’s consulting practice is focused exclusively on serving CEOs,C-Suites, and boards of directors. Since 2015, he has also led research strategy for Deloitte’s Chief Executive Program.
His work over the years as a consultant and professor has inspired his writing for such publications as Harvard Business Review, MITSloan Management Review, and Journal of Management Consulting. An earlier book, “Guiding Growth: How Vision Keeps Companies on Course” (Harvard Business School Press, 2003), has been translated into multiple languages and is considered ‘the vision playbook for CEOs.’ His 2017 book, “Mean Men: The perversion of America’s self-made man, garnered media praise and three book awards for its incisive, no-holds-barred analysis of entrepreneurism’s dark side in the U.S.and beyond.
Mark currently serves on several nonprofit boards. Among them is Footsteps, a human rights organization that supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives.
He divides his time between New York City and The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where, for the past forty-five years, he has restored The Alderman Farm. As the third owner (deeded originally by King George III to the Alderman family), Mark feels history’s responsibility; he has brought the mountain-top property back to its original beauty and productivity. The Farm is currently a sanctuary for a large herd of retired work and war horses, representing near-extinct breeds.
Mark received his Ph.D. from the School ofManagement at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and was an Erik Erikson Visiting Scholar-in-Residence in 2009 at the Austen Riggs Center.
“He’s cynical and skeptical about his own profession.” That’s how a journalist summed up Mark’s approach to organizational consultation.
Board member of human rights organization that supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives.
Board member of New York’s largest and most complex non-profit long term care facility. Officer for 20+ years, including board chair.