- 1 Tell us about yourself
- 2 Why do you like working for Hunch Manifest?
- 3 What do you do at Hunch Manifest?
- 4 What do you want to be when you grow up?
- 5 Two fun facts about Mark
- 6 Favorite website
- 7 Blogs you like to read
- 8 Last book you read
- 9 Your career influencers
- 10 What is your favorite social media medium
- 11 When do you get your best work done
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in rural Nova Scotia on a hill were you can see the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. I spent a lot of time playing sports like table tennis and basketball when I wasn’t working on family farms, Christmas tree lots and helping my father cut lumber. Later, I went to StFX University to study Information Systems, then worked in Halifax as a software consultant. In 2005 I moved to Toronto to study Information Engineering at UofT, went to the UK in 2007 to get some international experience and worked as an SAP Consultant. I came back to UofT to do my MBA and caught the entrepreneurial bug.
Why do you like working for Hunch Manifest?
I enjoy working on new and exciting technologies, solving difficult problems while also building the business. Online Presence Management is a holistic way of thinking of how you’re showing up and performing on the web. Getting on top of all the channels and opportunities to leverage a superior online presence is non-trivial – which is a difficult problem and why I like it.
What do you do at Hunch Manifest?
These days I am involved in the strategy, technology and operations of Hunch Manifest. Its a mixed bag, everyday is different and I enjoy figuring out what’s the best effective way to get the results we need for our customers.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I like what I’m doing now, otherwise, I’d like to spend more time with NGO and not for profits.
Two fun facts about Mark
- Spent 5.5 years working in pub and restaurant kitchens while in high school and university; now I like to chop and clean dishes for family dinners.
- Provincial table tennis champion in high-school
Blogs you like to read
Last book you read
Your career influencers
Early in my career it was my management at Sierra Systems, they shaped me into a professional. As I studied graduate engineering it was Michael Gruninger, Michael Uschold and Dave McComb taught me all about Ontologies in the Enterprise. More recently, I’m a fan of Peter Drucker, Bill Reddin and Russell Ackoff. They’re all management systems designers and continue to remind me to do the right things vs do things right.
Google+ for its communities.
When do you get your best work done
Afternoons are best for me.