I’ll be your account strategist here at the Raft. I look forward to learning about you, your company, and how I can best help you get your ideal hits in media.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication arts from St. John’s University, a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University, and an MBA from Strayer University. He has over 15 years of experience consulting with large and small businesses, providing them with management, marketing, and business consulting services and advice. As an entrepreneur at heart, an advocate for small businesses, and a passionate storyteller, Mark used the 2020 pandemic to author and publish a memoir of experience, delivering a cautionary tale about greed and how the desire for money shapes the decisions people make.
Mark’s repertoire of experience is diverse, having worked for a national presidential campaign, well-known companies such as Amazon, Inc., and The Walt Disney Company, as well as small businesses such as 3D Eye Solutions, Inc. and The ExtraHelp Channel. Mark also successfully arranged for Darryl Strawberry to market and promote a small business located in Stuart, Florida. Darryl attended golf outings and represented the client company at several events, including New York Islanders’ and New York Yankees’ games.
A creative, driven, analytical, and business-savvy marketing professional, Mark has consulted with over 100 clients and over 500 small businesses through the public relations process. He has assisted in getting their products and services to market, securing financing, and working with management to improve efficiency and profitability. Mark introduced many of his clients to Fortune 500 companies for joint ventures along with other joint marketing and business efforts. In addition, he is able to utilize his contacts to introduce his clients to sports and entertainment celebrities for local and national endorsement opportunities.
Favorite Client Types:
Mark enjoys working with clients in the crypto, tech, medical, and financial industries. He’s a pro at taking complex material and making it easily-digestible and accessible for larger audiences.
Since joining Otter PR, Mark has had massive success with his clients, landing them placements in CNBC, Yahoo! News, CBS News, Time, Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, US News & World Report, Investor’s Business Daily, Tech Crunch, Tech Target, Bloomberg, Insider, Spectrum News, Miami Herald, The Street, Charlotte Observer, Forbes, and Fortune.
Otter Things to Know:
Attracted to the Central Florida weather and tourist experiences, Mark and his family relocated to the Sunshine State in 2004. He and his wife share their home in Florida with three extraordinary children and two adorable dogs. After meeting client commitments, he makes time to coach both flag football and soccer, shuttle his youngest to Irish step dancing competitions, and make sure his oldest has access to all the comforts of home, “even though she lives on-campus at college.”
At age of 16, Mark survived a head-on crash with a water truck while riding on a moped in Bermuda. Thankfully, Mark walked away with only a few scrapes and bruises on his knees. The experience made him realize how each day is precious and not to be wasted.