Mark has a broad business background in many different functions and industries. He has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Biochemistry, and received his MBA and JD law degrees from UCLA. He is a member of the California State Bar.
Mark began his career as a business lawyer, and then held positions in real estate development and investment banking. He worked as head of Strategic Planning at Nestle USA, and worked in New Product Development in Nestle's $2 Billion Confections Division. Mark next served as President of a privately-held gourmet confections company, and led a complete operational and financial turnaround of the business. While there, Mark helped secure the contract to develop and manufacture the initial line of confections for Starbucks.
Mark was COO of ThinkBox, a "dotcom" startup which created and marketed "educational playgrounds" on the Internet for children, parents and teachers. He has also worked in the computer technology and biotechnology industries.
Mark has run his business advisory practice since 2003. He works primarily with small to medium-sized businesses, and specializes in Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching and Internet Marketing. His company, TreLuCo.com, is based in San Diego, California.