about mark

I consider myself incredibly lucky.

I get to dream up amazing ideas about what's possible for brands. Then I get to make them happen with a bunch of incredibly smart, super-talented people. 


For roughly three decades, I've been lucky enough to craft and produce hundreds of integrated marketing campaigns, across every media channel, for some of the most well-known brands in the world.


As a passionate and motivated leader, I’m constantly striving to improve my craft, expand my skills, and find new opportunities to grow and be valuable to the people who hire me. Every project I've touched, for every brand I've worked on, has provided this growth and has taught me how to thrive in this insanely competitive, increasingly complex business of creative brand marketing.

I feel lucky because I wake up every day and still love what I do.

If I'm truly lucky, I'll get the chance to do it for you. 

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work experience

executive vp, marketing

apr 2021 to present  -  Biovision Diagnostics   |   STL

chief creative officer  •  founder

jan 2018 to present  -  Manion Creative   |   STL

vp, marketing • business development

apr 2020 to apr 2021  -  Biovision Clinical Solutions   |   STL

svp, executive creative director

jul 2006 to jan 2018  -  H&L Partners   |   STL

associate creative director • writer

feb 2004 to jul 2006  -  GSD&M   |   ATX

creative director • writer

apr 1999 to feb 2004 -  Waylon Ad   |   STL

senior copywriter

oct 1996 to apr 1999  -  DMB&B   |   STL


jan 1994 to oct 1996  -  Momentum Worldwide   |   STL


feb 1993 to jan 1994  -  Ross Advertising   |   STL

brand experience

what i bring to the party

team leadership

I build and lead diverse and multidisciplinary teams to exceed business objectives and client expectations.

strategic insight

I steer the development of insightful creative strategies grounded in consumer behavior and business goals.

creative development

I collaborate with cross-functional teams to create culturally-impactful and strategic brand engagements.

production excellence

I successfully guide the on-time and on-budget execution of high-quality creative assets across all mediums and platforms.

creative advocate

I champion great ideas and celebrate creativity throughout all levels of stakeholders within any business environment.