Mark is the executive vice president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, a platform of programs and initiatives in 170+ countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a new venture. He is responsible for all of GEN's communications efforts and global brand management while providing strategic direction and leadership for the organization's largest and most visible projects, including Global Entrepreneurship Week.
In 2008, Mark helped launch Global Entrepreneurship Week and has helped guide its expansion from a U.S.- only pilot program in 2007 to its current global footprint with roughly 35'000 events and more than 9 million participants each November.
In support of GEW, he also helped conceptualize and create the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, turning it into an annual gathering of thousands of entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, researchers and startup champions from ecosystems all around the world.
Previously, Mark served as curator of the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship blog and has provided communications leadership on several national citizen engagement initiatives and more than 100 public forums on a wide range of policy issues impacting entrepreneurial growth and economic development.