Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Lange is a technology and investment firm advisor with three decades of public sector, private equity and venture development experience. He provides executive and advisory services to public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, international humanitarian agencies and non-profits.
Mark advises executives and boards on high-growth business strategy and go-to-market, private equity, M&A, placements, sales and marketing, product strategy, positioning, channels and business development.
He has launched and grown innovative web, SaaS and cloud ventures in talent management, social e-commerce, consumer health information and IT management, two of which were acquired for over $200 million. He has also accelerated large enterprise software businesses for major technology companies, including PeopleSoft, SAP and CA Technologies.
While a student at Dartmouth in 1982, Mark began his career as an analyst in the U.S. Treasury Department. He was appointed to the White House as speechwriter to the President in 1989, focusing on economic and foreign policy and writing the 1991 State of the Union address during the first Gulf War.
After an MBA from Stanford, Mark ran acquisitions for a KKR private equity fund, where he led $586 million in deals for information and database companies. He has led or seconded a total of nearly $1 billion in transactions.
Mark’s opinion columns on business, workforce policy, health care and job creation have run in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor, where his work was awarded “Best Series” by the National Association of Opinion Page Editors, and was entered by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.