Mark has been advising senior life sciences executives for nearly 40 years. He co-founded Health Advances LLC with his wife, Paula Ness Speers (DC ’80), in 1992 after gaining ten years of strategy consulting experience in the healthcare industry as a Partner at Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm.
Health Advances focuses on helping executives and investors evaluate the commercial potential of new medical technologies and then develop winning go-to-market strategies. The firm is approaching 200 professionals located in offices in Boston, San Francisco, Zug (Switzerland), and Hong Kong. It has been an independently operated division of Parexel International Corporation since 2016.
Mark is a Member of the Partners Healthcare System Corporation and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School. Mark served on the Board of Directors of MassMEDIC for six years and is actively involved in his church.
Mark graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in engineering and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was honored as an Arjay Miller Scholar.