Mark Hamade survived a wheel chair, Stage 4 Cancer, 7 surgeries, lost 220lbs, and is USMC Veteran.
Mr. Hamade brings 25 years of pragmatic, results driven general management and operations experience. As a Senior Executive, Mark is known as an innovative strategist, developer and leader of people and culture, and a “go to” Merger and Acquisition leader who creates business results through culture and people. Mark’s success in operational change and growth is best expressed in the notion of “doing the right things, and doing things right”.
Mark considers himself to be a Conscious Capitalist – creating successful companies with a profound respect for People, Planet, Profitable Enterprise, and Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Hamad is a serial-entrepreneur and is actively involved in a great number of business entities and ventures and various capacities from coaching, counseling, advising, direct investing and more.
Mark’s career has been delivering uncommon results with pragmatic solutions in several industries, where he was tasked to create successful growth strategies. In the search industry, where he was responsible for growing and expanding several clients at a top 5 nationally ranked search firm. Relationships from this work led him to the practice of working with CEO’s, small, mid, large, Start-up to turnaround organizations. Applying all of the lessons of his previous experience, Mark was responsible for numerous operational and strategic turnarounds within the steel industry and in general manufacturing, as well as renewable energy, and industrial engineering, various industries & has advised many Entrepreneurs.
This global work required that Mark establish and create turnaround and growth results in Mexico, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He maintains business connections in over 50 countries, including those with the wealthiest economies.
At VIVARIS LTD, an equity and investment firm that that is known for its unique sustainable growth/sustainable value approach to building an equity portfolio of companies. For over 20 years, VIVARIS consistently and quietly delivered exceptional results through sustainable growth, value and relationships. Mark holds board positions within the VIVARIS portfolio companies. He also, serves as a strategic officer & connector responsible to deliver and support sustained growth through operational and cultural excellence across the portfolio.
Mark was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1974 and immigrated to the United States in 1985 joined the United States Marine Corps to give back to the country that allowed him to grow & prosper.
His holistic approach to change and growth began with his own commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Since losing 220+ pounds Mark has become a holistic fitness enthusiast, balancing exercise and diet into a sustaining lifestyle.
Mark is a committed philanthropist with both, his time and money. He is active within such activities as the Milken School Shark Tank project, Caltech’s flow project, missions in South America, and Face Forward, an organization that assists women who are victims of domestic abuse.
Mark is a frequent blogger and is cited in journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Mark’s positive, energetic speaking style makes him a sought out national speaker, radio guest and host. Mark was asked to host a weekly radio show called “On the Mark with Mark Hamade.”