Mark brings nearly 25 years of experience in environmental, data center and prototype design to Co3 Group's mission of designing and providing systems that support contemporary work. He has a broad range of experience not only in design but in program, project, construction and operations management in both the public and private sectors. Trained as a musician, architect, and mechanical engineer, over the last 5 years, Mark has focused his attentions on broadening the traditional definition of the workplace, understanding the impacts its' evolution is having and designing ways organizations can take advantage of the countless opportunities the new workplace presents. He has developed a special expertise in understanding technology and collaboration across distance and translating this into new "workplace infrastructure" designs.
Working with long time colleagues, Ann Bamesberger, and Eric Richert, Mark designed the workplace infrastructure at Sun Microsystems for the last 6 years. He created the workplace design standards deployed across the world to help enable Sun's Open Work flexible offices. After becoming the Director of Global Workplace Design Mark took on the responsibility for creating the functionality requirements that became the road map for Sun's IT organization as they evolved to support a majority mobile population. Mark designed and implemented a cost effective, and globally scalable telepresence solution for Sun at less than 25% of the cost of the current market leaders. This enabled a vastly broader implementation and an increased adoption rate.
Sought after as a speaker and expert on how to design and operate an effective contemporary workplace, Mark has presented to numerous forums including the AIA, CoreNet Global, the State of Massachusetts, City of Boston, Harvard, MIT and Tufts University. He has taught seminars on using technology tools and designing technology infrastructure for collaboration.
Mark joined Sun in 1998. Prior to Sun, Mark held a broad range of private and public sector positions designing innovative ways to solve problems including retail store design and implementation (American Stores/Albertson's), Data centers, operations and processing centers, secure money centers and branch banks (Fleet Bank/Bank of America), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as architectural and engineering practice. His design solutions have been purchased for development by the US Government, the City of Boston and MIT.
Mark's education includes a BArch from the Boston Architectural College, BA from the University of Massachusetts, MM New England conservatory of Music and graduate studies in engineering at Northeastern University.