Mark holds an MBA and MA in Sports Administration as well as a Diploma in University Teaching. He works as a Lecturer in Sports Business at UCLA Anderson’s Center for Managing Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES), a Lecturer in Sports Technology at Camosun College, Professional Sports Business Columnist for “SportsFreak,” and as the Vice President – Marketing & Media Relations for RS Ice Sports & Entertainment who specialize in the production of large-scale professional outdoor hockey events. A recognized expert in the area of Fan Experience & Engagement, Mark has significant interests in large scale event production, mobile fan engagement technologies, social media marketing & ROI, brand management, marketing and law.
Mark boasts a wealth of experience at all levels of sport from academic, business, administration and high-performance coaching perspectives which enable him to speak from experience when it comes to his business relationships and teachings. He speaks regularly on numerous topics related to the Business of Sports having appeared most recently at the LA Dodgers/LA Chamber of Commerce panel on Sports Technology, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Panel on the “Art of Negotiation in Sports,” United Talent Agency Panel on Sports Technology, Prime Time Sports Management Conference (Toronto), KTLA, Chapman University Law School, Occidental College, UCLA Extension, University of New Brunswick and UCLA’s Annual Pulse Conference on Sports & Entertainment. Through his current and prior professional associations with numerous esteemed sports organizations, Mark has developed an extensive professional network throughout all levels of the sports industry, many of whom appear annually during his Sports Business program delivered through the Center for MEMES at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Mark also serves as Advisory Board Chair of the African Sports Business Association and he also serves on the Board of Advisors for two sports technology companies in Manumatix and Pledger respectively.
A dedicated supporter of community involvement, Mark has served Head Coach of the Men’s Hockey program at UCLA since 2010 where he was selected as one of two finalists for the PAC 8 Coach of the Year Award for 2012. Mark was also selected as Head Coach of the PAC-8 Selects at the ACHA National Championships in Philadelphia in March of 2011 and 2013 respectively, and he recently completed a 2-year term serving as the Associate Executive Director of the PAC 8 Men’s Hockey Conference.