Mark is a leading expert in the areas of enterprise, software, and business architecture. He has worked in entrepreneurial start-ups, mid-market companies, and large International corporations. A former executive for a software solutions provider Mark has worked at all levels from hand-on development to hands-off management. His primary industries include banking, insurance, communications, and manufacturing.
Mark has led many non-profit organizations in professionalization of the various types of architecture found in corporate organizations. He was a co-founder of Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO), which is an International body connecting the profession with standards organizations like the IEEE, OMG, and ISO with professional organizations including DAMA, IIBA, Business Architects Guild, CAEAP, Canadian Information Processing Society, and dozens of others. He is the EVP for the Center for the Advocacy of the Enterprise Architects Profession (CAEAP) and former president of the Business Architects Association.
Mark has tight ties to the academic community. He is an executive member of Northwestern's MSC Alumni Committee, and Co-founded the Computational Finance Program with Massimo DiPierro (covered in a recent DePaul Spotlight article). He has been teaching at the university since 2007, teaching close to 30 graduate level courses and numerous lectures in the professional program. He has his MSC in Systems Strategy and Management from Northwestern University, a MS in Distributed Systems from DePaul University. He is part of the EDBA - Executive Doctorate in Business Administration at DePaul University.
Mark's research area is currently the use of social network analysis/organizational network analysis in corporate innovation and professionalism. He sat for Noshir Contractor's PhD Seminar on Social Network Analysis at Northwestern and attended conferences at Northwestern University, Harvard University, and ETH in Switzerland.