Mark recently served as co-founder and President of Acuitive, Inc.,
whose clients have included Brocade, StratumOne, Alteon WebSystems,
and NetScreen. In his role at Acuitive, Mark often served as interim
CEO or acting Vice President of Marketing for his client companies.
Acuitive developed extensive techniques and processes to validate
customer and market demand and to develop winning product and business
strategies. Over a period of ten years, Acuitive helped its clients
achieve over $30 billion in exit valuations.
Mark has been involved in product development, business development,
and marketing in the networking industry for more than 25 years.
He has been involved in the technical and market development of
many networking technologies, including 10BASE-T, routing, FDDI,
ATM, Ethernet switching, firewall, Internet traffic management,
and edge WAN switching.
Before launching Acuitive, Mark was a senior executive at SynOptics/Bay
Networks and also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T
Computer Systems. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering
from Purdue University. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife
and three small children, and recovering from spending time with
his three small children by exercising, following the trials and
tribulations of the Philadelphia Phillies, and managing his fantasy