Mark is Principal of venture capital management firm Innovation
Forward. Mark has participated in the creation 12 seed, angel, venture and corporate funds including
· TechGROWTH Funds which in investing from its third fund with top quartile performance in Fund I (2007 vintage); and · Ohio TechAngels which is investing from its 5th fund and, with 340 Members,
is the largest angel fund in the U.S.
CompuServe, an $880 million information services company, Mark led the launch of a $530
million IPO (at 3.5x sales and 56x earnings) led by Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. He also helped grow revenues
330% ($655 million) over 6 years by directing the M&A, venture capital, strategic planning, treasury, budgeting and analysis,
cost accounting, and internal reporting activities.
At OCLC Online Computer
Library Center, a $236 million library services company, Mark directed the new product analysis
process which launched the world’s most used reference database (OCLC FirstSearch). He helped grow revenues 200% ($59 million) over 7 years by managing the M&A,
planning and analysis, and internal reporting activities.
Mark received his MBA in finance from The Fisher College of
Business at The Ohio State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in management
and was recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate at the Ohio University College