Hi, I am Mark. This is my bio. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am using the first person for this bio. First person is hard because you have to illuminate your success without bragging. However, I am giving it a try. Forgive me if I brag too much or too little.
I like to make things better. StrengthsFinder says I am a Maximizer. They say a Maximizer should find a career where he/she is helping people succeed. I took that advice seriously. After selling my last company, I started TeamBuilder Search to help clients succeed by solving recruiting and staffing challenges while helping business professionals elevate their careers.
I like to win. Come on, false humility aside, isn’t winning more fun? I learned the enterprise ropes through a successful sales and marketing career with three multi-billion dollar companies before helping a startup build their sales team and then, becoming an entrepreneur myself. I have won a bunch of awards, been on a bunch of Boards, owned two Fast 50 companies and successfully sold one. I am not selling this one. I like it too much. Twenty years after I was supposed to be disabled I won a sports jujitsu national championship, won a silver medal at the world championships, and was inducted into the Sports Jujitsu Hall of Fame. That was way more fun than becoming disabled.
I don’t always mind losing. Losing can be beneficial if the goal is learning. Sometimes I do things in a manner, where losing is likely, because the goal is to learn something. But, if the goal is winning, I really like to win. Did we talk about that already? (If you are a friend reading this, and you beat me at something, I was certainly learning.)
Lastly, I like to have fun and laugh. A lot. Whether it’s scuba diving with sharks, learning a new martial arts technique with friends, traveling with my wife and daughter, or just telling old stories with friends, it doesn’t matter as long as we enjoy the time together and get some laughs in (it’s probably best, though, if the sharks aren’t having too good of a time).
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