People + Partnerships
Mark is a seasoned, globally-minded employee experience leader who has chosen to work for big-hearted companies – including Best Buy, Levi Strauss & Company, and Gap Inc. – to unleash the talents and passions of a company’s employees. Most recently, Mark pioneered the design of the Employee Experience at Airbnb, which was recognized as the #1 Place to Work in 2016 by Glassdoor, and which has since inspired significant changes in the way organizations around the world are looking to expand the HR function to focus on the entire employee journey.
Mark has helped numerous organizations enable their employees to help those less fortunate through volunteering programs and community involvement, served on the Gap Foundation Board of Directors, and is currently on the Board of First Graduate, a non-profit which helps those who are the first in their family to attend and graduate college. Mark brings his experience and passion to Backstage to help further our efforts in investing in underestimated founders and to support our Headliners in the areas of people and partnerships. Mark is a lifelong learner, yogi, married to his best friend, and father of three – well, four if you include their chocolate lab. 😄