Mark is TeachingPartners’ Chief Executive Officer. He oversees the TeachingPartners’ executive team and all aspects of the organization’s operations, strategy, and growth.
Before founding TeachingPartners, Mark held a number of executive positions at Pearson, the world’s largest education company.
During an 18-year career at Pearson, Mark founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Pearson Charitable Foundation, the independent 501c3 that designed, developed, and managed education-focused public-private partnerships around the globe. During that time, he developed and helped support numerous public-private partnerships devoted to serving classroom teachers and improving outcomes for their students.
He served as the organization’s Global Director of Innovation and Investment, helping to develop the organization’s U.S’ first all-digital US-K12 curriculum program. He led Pearson’s first internet-based education initiative for teachers, students, and parents, serving as President of the Learning Network. As CEO of Pearson’s early cross-business digital-publishing effort, he also helped establish early digital strategies and developed digital consumer programs for Penguin Books, Pearson Television, The Financial Times, and for a number of Pearson’s then-independent education businesses.
Before joining Pearson, Mark worked at Microsoft in Seattle, at an early digital startup in San Francisco, and taught while pursuing advanced degrees at the University of Washington and the University of Illinois.
Mark has served as a board member of Jumpstart; and in 2009 was named an Ambassador by the National Education Association Foundation.
He and his family live in Northern California where he recently completed his last—and 11th consecutive—year as a little league baseball coach.