Mark has over 20 years of successful leadership in Business Development and Marketing in Photonics with multiple high-growth startup wins and exits. He is leading all commercial aspects of Telescent and was a Board and Business Development Advisor to the team prior to this. Advisory Board Member of Everix Optical Filters, and a Partner of LightWave Advisors, a leading Advisory firm in the Photonics Space, where he completed Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Development Advisory, and C-Level directed projects for many clients. Prior to this, he was in key management positions at multiple high-growth startups with successful exits, Optametra (pre-revenue through being acquired by Tektronix) and New Focus (early stage through IPO). Mark holds 3 laser related patents.