President | Emerging Growth
Jan 1996 – Present
Through Emerging Growth, Mark has worked with over 25 growing companies
in the past 10 years as an executive, Board member and/or consultant. These
engagements have included being an acting CFO, acting COO, and a consultant.
Mark has been involved in refining and operationalizing go-to-market strategies,
strategic and operational planning, the complete range of financial management
issues, setting up US operations for European or Israeli companies, developing key
metrics, business development activities, and many other management issues
that are attendant to scaling.
Chairman and Co-Founder | CharityChoice Gift Cards
Jan 2000 – Present
CCGC is a project of Special Kids Fund, which is a non-profit umbrella organization
which funds projects that benefit children with special needs. CCGC has pioneered
a new category of gift card; charitable gift cards. These are physical or electronic
gift cards that are tax-deductible to the purchaser and allows the recipient to choose
the charity to which the funds will go. CCGC has over 1,000 charities from which to
choose. The cards are sold to individuals directly through the Web, and they have
also established significant sales through various channels and corporate sales.
Mark taught as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College from May
2014 to May 2015. He is currently Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at
Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University along with Director of their
From 1988 to 2017, among many other ventures, Mark was the Chief Financial
Officer for various companies such as Consilium, Inc., Neuron Data, Logic Works,
Global Partnership for Afghanistan, Kapow Technologies, and Wyng.
Chief Financial Officer | Wyng
Jul 2016 – Jul 2017
Chief Financial Officer | Kapow Technologies
Dec 2007 – Oct 2013
Acting Financial and Accounting Chief | Global Partnership for Afghanistan
2009 – 2010
Chief Financial Officer | Logic Works
Chief Financial Officer | Neuron Data
Chief Financial Officer | Consilium, Inc.
In addition, Mark has been a Consultant, an Advisor to, on the Board of, or Founder
of many companies such as ISD Corporation, SpeechCycle, Inc., RightAnswer Inc.,
Strayer Tirado Consulting, Applango, Gorilla Toolz, Jump Bike, Institute for
Wellness Education, and Neuroview Technology.
Advisor | NeuroView Technology
May 2016 – Present
Founding Director | Institute for Wellness Education
Board of Directors | Jump Bike
Sep 2015 – May 2018
Strategic Advisor| Gorilla Toolz
Mar 2015 – Present
Board of Directors Member | applango
Feb 2015 – Dec 2017
Senior Consultant | Strayer Tirado Consulting
Jan 2011 – Dec 2017
Chairman and Founder | RightAnswer, Inc.
Jul 2001 – Apr 2017
Advisory Board Member | SpeechCycle Inc.
2008 – 2012
Board Member | ISD Corporation
Sep 2003 – Mar 2011