Mark Zides


With a firm foundation and proven success record in world-class learning and development, talent management, leadership development, and business strategy and growth, Mark Zides is your go-to-guy for all your career advice and business needs.

Mark was the founder and CEO of CoreAxis Consulting, an award-winning custom learning & development, professional & leadership development, and talent management firm. CoreAxis partners with companies, including Fortune 500s, to develop innovative immersive learning solutions for their entire workforce.  CoreAxis was acquired by ELB Learning in April of 2022 with the goal of globally scaling the world-class programs, methodologies & teams that Mark built over 12 years into a PE backed firm building a learning & talent platform to global companies.

Mark is also the founder of Katama, a marketing agency specializing in on-line marketing, sales strategy & growth, revenue generation and custom media / marketing programs for small-to-medium sized businesses; as well as Recipi, a digital marketing agency for rental event equipment companies.

He 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 best-in-class solutions. He is passionate about helping companies of all shapes and sizes to mold their future, drive growth, and create things that matter. In addition to entrepreneurship, Mark is a coach, mentor, advisor, consultant, angel investor, and author.

During his time as CEO of CoreAxis, Mark Zides noticed something troubling: today’s younger generations aren’t prepared to launch their careers. Somewhere along the way, they missed out on the most crucial keys to success: grit, charisma, perseverance, and emotional agility. The career landscape is rockier than ever, and they have no road map. Mark’s book: The #PACE Process for Early Career Success is designed to help them unlock those traits, find their footing, and achieve their goals in any field.

Leveraging Mark’s more than 30 years of experience, The #PACE Process for Early Career Success teaches young adults the skills they need to get their feet in the door, keep their heads down, climb the ladder, and not stop achieving until they find success. Using real life examples, research, and a little tough love, this book will equip you to not just survive the modern work world, but to conquer it.

Mark has a LET’S GO mentality followed with a positive and all-inclusive demeanor because he wants everyone to enjoy what they do, where they are, and the experiences they have. Mark is a connector who loves to mentor, network, and find opportunities for those he sees potential in. All while maintaining a strong work-life balance with his wife, three kids, and two labradoodles. 

Is Mark passionate? Yes, absolutely. He brings that intensity, along with high-energy and experience to every project, relationship, opportunity, and event he engages in.

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