Mark is a Director in the strategy consulting practice at Tyton Partners. In this role, he leads teams that provide guidance to public and private sector clients serving K-12 and Higher Education in the U.S.
Mark’s experience is far-reaching, having held or advised senior leadership roles at several education organizations over the last 13 years. He began his career teaching middle and high school science in Philadelphia. He later consulted with domestic and international clients on topics such as growth strategy and institutional effectiveness while at McKinsey & Company. Afterward, he was appointed as Connecticut’s first Director of Performance Management & Strategic Planning at the State Department of Education. While there, he most notably implemented and refined the state’s new accountability system, co-directed the overhaul of its Statewide Longitudinal Data System, and spearheaded a partnership with the National Center on Time & Learning, Ford Foundation, and three local school districts to extend the school year by 300+ hours.
Much of Mark’s work has taken place at the intersection of education, emerging technology, and the future of work. Prior to joining Tyton Partners, Mark held strategic roles at EAB, where he oversaw the research, development, and launch of new, student-facing technologies for colleges and universities, and 2U, where he led the advancement of its education outcomes approach and framework. Most recently, he founded his own consulting practice, where he helped organizations better support students and educators through technology adoption/ transformation, innovation design, and strategic partnerships. Highlights include leadership of two national competitions: Algorithm For Change, a competition funded by the Gates Foundation that awarded over $1M to organizations pioneering the use of AI to help low-income, minority, and first generation students attend and complete college, and the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge, a moonshot initiative funded by Schmidt Futures to identify and support organizations committed to eliminating wage stagnation in the U.S.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Leadership Advisory Board at William and Mary.