Mark has over 20 years of experience in online marketing, fundraising, social media and business development. Mark was a pioneer of person to person and online fundraising using social media. In 2003, Mark established Firstgiving, Inc. the US entity of Justgiving, and led the company as CEO from 2003-2008. Firstgiving is a social fundraising platform that that enables individuals to raise money for charities online that includes over 1,000 charity clients and has helped over 2 million individuals raise >$100m for non-profit organizations.
Prior to Firstgiving, Mark served for 5 years as Marketing and Business Development Director at FairMarket, Inc. (NASDAQ: FAIM) an online auction and commerce company that was sold to eBay. Prior to joining Artez, Mark led marketing and business development for Zeer.com, an online database of more than 30,000 foods that helps people with food allergies and celiac disease find safe food. In addition, Mark has 10 years of experience in electronic data publishing with senior roles at ProCD and SilverPlatter Information. Mark also served on the ePhilanthropy Foundation's Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2007 and graduated with a BA from Connecticut College and holds an MBA from Babson College. Mark lives in Lexington Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
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