Mark was born in Molalla, Oregon. He moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology where he met one Mr. Frank Addante. After graduating he went to work for Frank at Starting Point, Reaxions, L90, and, eventually, the Rubicon Project. Along the way he started a few of his own companies including one providing email services, as well as a blueberry farm back in Oregon.
Mark is retuning to the Rubicon Project after spending a year in the data management space with Signal. Mark lives in Chicago and is married to Leslie Smith, acupuncturist and MD.