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Mark is a leading EMS industry analyst on outsourcing electronics. He enjoys discussing regional and global economics and trade policy, especially as they relate to manufacturing and global supply chains. Mark has performed work with a number of regional and foreign state governments and other policy-shaping organizations with interest in these matters.
Mark is founder and CEO of VentureOutsource.com, an online resource and community to help electronics OEM decision makers mitigate risk, reduce cost and make more informed decisions. Mark also acts as one of the domain's business advisors to OEM decision makers.
Mark's expertise is backed by a solid understanding of electronics OEM outsourced supply chain operations, various EMS business models, plus real-time intelligence on EMS industry trends and industry cycles across the various and unique end market sectors.
Mark has executive-level EMS management experience in manufacturing operations with tier-1, -2 and startup providers. He is in regular discussions with OEMs and companies in industry and is skilled at assessing EMS provider strengths and weaknesses. Mark understands the competitive dynamics in the EMS industry and the nuances of provider differentiation which he leverages to help OEMs better define outsourcing program requirements, match OEM programs with potentially suitable providers, and better understand EMS dialogue and the EMS executive mindset.
Mark's writings have been attributed in academic papers and industry reports and he has appeared as co-host on the televised program 'World Business Review' as an industry expert leading discussions on segments dealing with technology manufacturing challenges in the 21st century.