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“Remember the why.”

There’s something about Mark Patel that motivates people around him to strive to be better. Whether counseling a colleague over coffee or one of his students across the yoga mat, Mark doesn’t settle until each idea, experience, or story is more impactful. His passion and energy, delivered with dry, British wit, help him communicate vision, align and empower teams, and manage change.

Mark combines a keen strategic vision with roll-up-your-sleeves execution. He has spent his career in brand, helping organizations live and express their purpose, with past roles at OMSI, where he managed 90 people, and at Mercy Corps, where he served as vice president of brand marketing. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of London.

  • Alternative career path: Travel photographer
  • Hometown: London, England
  • Quote to live by: “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” – Jim Carrey