MARK ZIDES

Founder and CEO -

Mark has developed and led sales and marketing engagements from multinational Fortune 1000 firms to small and mid-sized (SMB) companies across all industries and leadership teams. His expansive experience includes many organizations in accessing, designing, and developing sustainable programs for revenue generation and growth, sales optimization, marketing strategy, GTM and execution, talent management, channel strategy and execution, leadership development, learning and development, mergers and acquisitions, and business transformation. Mark has led advisory, strategy, and consulting engagements with entrepreneurial start-ups through the growth stage through building sustainable programs driving innovation, revenue, scalability, and impact. Mark is your go-to expert for all of your business needs.

overview

Mark Zides is a highly sought after growth and human capital strategist with over 25 years of experience in optimizing businesses and inspiring individuals. Mark is the founder and CEO of CoreAxis Consulting, an award winning learning and development and talent management firm. He is also the founder of Katama, an agency specializing in sales strategy, marketing, and customer success for small-to-medium sized businesses, and Recipi, a digital marketing agency for rental event equipment companies. Mark has become a leader in his industry with his unique ability to provide insight, skills, resources, and experience to implement industry leading solutions. Mark’s clear vision drives his clients, partners, and employees to remain on task and deliver innovative industry-leading solutions.

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talent management & sales strategy industry expert

  • Revenue Optimization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning

Mark has developed and led strategic engagements for multinational Fortune 1000 and SMB companies across all industries and functional leadership teams. His experience spans an array of companies in accessing, designing, and developing sustainable programs in: revenue generation and growth, sales optimization, talent management, organization excellence, leadership development, learning and development, knowledge management, IT advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and transformation. Mark has led strategy and consulting engagements with entrepreneurial start-ups through the growth stage to consulting at dozens of global brands; while advising small and mid-size businesses through innovation and growth initiatives.

reasons to connect

mentoring

MENTORING

Mark provides mentoring to early stage companies, including introductions to potential investors, partners, and co-founders.

investment

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As an active angel investor, Mark is interested in learning about early and growth stage businesses seeking angel investments.

partnership

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

With over 20 years of expertise in talent strategy and human capital management, Mark is continuously seeking new business partners and opportunities to bring together thought leaders in the space to create innovative solutions to today’s business challenges.

education

education

Babson College:

Bachelor of Science, Finance, Investments, Behavior Sciences 1986 – 1990

expertise

strategy
Talent Strategy
Business Development
Business Development
Strategic Growth
strategic Growth
Angel Investing
Angel Investing
Management Consulting
Management Consulting
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning
Digital Media
Digital Media
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serial entrepreneur

With a strong track record of developing value-based businesses, Mark has orchestrated the launch, growth strategy, and market positioning of a series of startups. His portfolio of successful launches includes both services and product-based firms. Mark’s go-getter attitude paired with his clear focus and understanding of the industries he invests in, has resulted in industry-leading success.

investor

Mark is an active angel investor in the Boston marketplace and has a strong commitment to fostering business growth in this region. He is an active investor and mentor to a variety of startups nationwide. Mark’s deep network of business leaders and investors and track record of proven business success have led to profitable outcomes and established partnerships.

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honors & awards

Company Recognition

  • Inc. 5000
  • Corporate Excellence 2020
  • 50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2017
  • Future 50 Awards

Learning and Development

  • Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning 2020
  • Education and Training Awards 2020
  • Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice 2018

Virtual Learning

  • eLearning Industry’s Best Content Development Companies for Virtual Training Programs 2020
  • eLearning Industry’s Top Content Providers for Employee Onboarding 2020
  • eLearning Industry’s Top Content Providers for Remote Workforce Development 2021
  • eLearning Industry’s Top Microlearning Content Providers 2020
  • eLearning Industry’s Top Content Providers for Blended Learning 2020
  • eLearning Industry’s Top Custom eLearning Content Providers 2020

Immersive Learning

  • Excellence in Technology Award 2020
  • Training Industry’s Top 20 company Experiential Learning Technologies 2021
  • eLearning Industry’s Top 20 eLearning Gamification Companies 2019 & 2020

Content Development

  • Custom Content Program Development Training Network 2020
  • Training Industry’s Top 20 Company Custom Content Development 2019 & 2020

Training Outsourcing

  • Training Industry’s Top 20 Company Training Outsourcing Watch List 2019
  • Training Industry’s Top 20 Company Training Outsourcing 2020

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