MARK STEPHENS

MANAGING PARTNER
BRAND, INNOVATION, & BEHAVIORAL ANALYTICS

An expert in bringing game changing, innovative products to market with compelling value propositions that captivate consumers and propel companies ahead of their competitors, Mark has over 20 years’ experience leading brand, consumer insights, consumer behavioral analytics and econometrics, innovation, and product development strategies at global hegemons such as; Motorola Mobility and Kraft Heinz. In this regard, he has been a secret weapon behind many beloved consequential new product innovations.

Mark is well versed in the needs of leaders from multiple industries; Hi-tech, CPG, Insurance, Health Care, Energy. He is a thoughtful global expert who has earned his stripes leading cross-functional teams in markets as diverse as Latin America, Europe, North and South Asia as well as North America. This extensive expertise means that he brings a toolbox to engagements that is agile, flexible, and out-of-the-box.

Mark earned his Master of Arts for Political Science & International Relations from Purdue University.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Prairie A&M University’s Benjamin Banneker Honors College, an HBCU. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) and was a visiting fellow at Leiden University, the Netherlands, Erazmus Program in Environmental Policy. Finally, Mark is an alumnus from the Armand Hammer United World College (UWC) of the American West. The UWCs are high schools founded by Lord Mountbatten that make education a force for peace, international understanding and a sustainable future.

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