& Strategic Facilitator
Key Areas of Expertise:
Software, M&A, private equity strategic growth, operational excellence and global expansion.
Most Proud of:
Building high-powered, cohesive leadership teams that found ways to blend the right few strategic growth initiatives with key operating objectives, execute successfully, and as a result, generate substantial returns on investment to shareholders; and my close knit family including my five children, the spouses they have picked, and the growing cadre of grandchildren they have given me. The common theme is the mutual respect that my professional families have had and that my own family has for each other.
"Off the Job" Passions:
Grandchildren, bicycling, travel and blackjack.
More About Mark
A former CEO Collective Member and Strategic Leader client, Mark joins the Raffoni Group team as CEO in Residence with a wealth of experience as a practitioner. With over 30 years’ experience in Executive Leadership (12 of those as CEO) Mark brings incredible value and expertise to our clients.
During his tenure as CEO of 20-20 Technologies Inc (“2020”), an $80 million private equity backed interior design software company, For nearly five years, Mark presided over a series of growth initiatives and operating efficiency improvements, leading to a nearly 6x return for its investors.
Mark also served as CEO of Abaqus, a supplier of advanced engineering analysis software. As CEO of Abaqus (and then SIMULIA after it was acquired by Dassault Systèmes) for seven years, the business tripled in size to over $150 million by broadening its value proposition and expanding its international distribution channel.
Mark has served or currently serves on the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors for numerous companies including 2020, Timroon, Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corporation and Comet Solutions. His extensive experience and knowledge makes Mark a terrific asset to our team.