“When people look for information – they look to the news.”
“When the news looks for that information – they look to people like Mark”
*The above is a sampling of news sites that have either run articles in full or quoted Mark’s work. However: there is no formal relationship nor should any be construed.
A Biographical Sketch:
Mark is one of the very few that can actually make the claim of being a recognized expert and authority: and mean it.
His insights on Global macro markets, Wall Street, Finance, Business, Sales, Motivation, Entrepreneurship and more have been increasingly sought. His diverse writings appeared regularly or referenced by many of the world’s top media sites, blogs, papers of record and more across the web and around the globe reaching millions. e.g., Reuters, Drudge Report, USA Today, Market Watch, Sky News, ZeroHedge, CNN/Money, Seeking Alpha, Forbes. com-CEO Network, Business Insider, China Daily, Times of India, Belfast Telegraph, SlopeOfHope, Find Law, Investing. com just to name a few, which makes one point abundantly clear: It puts him into that rare category of “leading authorities” on the world stage today.
Starting his career at age 18, without a formal higher education to rely on, he made his way through effort and hard work to be named Vice President of a multi-million dollar corporation at age 23. He held his first position as CEO at 28.
Being a top performer in both sales and management, he has also trail blazed opening ethnic markets and advertising campaigns that included some of the world’s foremost global corporations.
Mark also served in such roles as corporate liaison to the USDA. He was at the forefront for being trained, certified and was one of the pioneers writing company compliance programs for the NASA inspired HACCP program. He has also worked and consulted within the television, radio and advertising industry.
He is one of the very few with a verifiable track record in correctly calling for caution as many remained oblivious to the dangers across multiple industries; only for them to be blindsided by tumultuous upheavals causing $10’s of Billions (yes that’s a B) of both dollars or market share losses.
His first book, “A Fist Full Of Markers” 2012 StreetCry Media [currently out of print] was launched with no fan fare, no social media and no advertising to what many marketing skeptics called “a doomed window” for a book launch (i.e., just three days before Christmas). To many’s surprise the results were better, typically not seen even by those that make the so-called “best seller” lists. In less than 24 hours his book was being downloaded in 13 countries. In 72 hrs – it was well over forty. It was, once again, a moment in a long series of examples where Mark used himself as a true exemplar demonstrating, while publicly documenting the results, proving the skeptics wrong.
Mark retired at the age of 45 and currently resides and travels from “The Horse Capital of the World” Lexington, KY. where he continues to actively write, speak and now hosts the program named “The MYTR Broadcast™”.
Mark believes, “Properly articulated actionable advice has no boundary.”
All this and more from someone who’s not afraid to admit: he has a hard time spelling cat without spell checker.
“Thanks for shipping, Mark“
~ Seth Godin, Entrepreneur, Author, Teacher
Testimonials, much like Bio’s, are a double-edged sword, for they can cut both ways. Far too often many are just over-inflated, self-promoted hype. It’s hard to decipher whether or not what’s being expressed is really an accurate portrayal or not.
We understand this because, just like you, we as well often need to weed through the superfluous and/or self-aggrandizing we come across in our own line of work.
We get it, it’s a task-and-a-half.
So in that spirit, we decided to do something just a bit different from most. We also believe it validates far more than any testimony we may have asked others to write on Mark’s behalf. The reason is simple: If you don’t work directly or even indirectly for the largest media outlets across the globe – there’s no reason or incentive for them to either cite you, reference you, or post your insights or articles in their entirety unless what you’re saying is deemed important. Year, after year, after year.
Using just one example considered to be one of the largest media sensationalized story of our times. The most influential media sources such as, The Washington Post, NPR, LA Times, along with editors from The New York Times and others around the globe reported that this author was shown to be, “…driving and shaping stories, not merely reacting to them.”
If that isn’t the true definition for describing an actual “Thought Leader” – we don’t know what does.
It is here where we’ll leave the evidence to speak for itself and let you decide.
Did we mention that Mark has accomplished the above while not using or even having any social-media accounts? Don’t let that point go by without truly contemplating it, for in today’s world where everyone is selling the idea that without social-media you will never be noticed – Mark has proven by dint precisely the opposite.
The above is only a small sampling, but as we like to believe – the evidence speaks for itself. -StreetCry Media Partners.
“Truly independent thinkers, who look at data and trends with fresh eyes, are rare.”
“Mark is one of the few independent analysts I know, and this makes his work especially valuable.”
~ Charles Hugh Smith, Renowned Financial Pundit, Author, Entrepreneur
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