Mark Sanders (In Memoriam, 2019) -- Marketing and Business Development|
Mr. Mark Sanders was an accomplished entrepreneur with an MBA and over 20 years of executive management and advanced technology experience. Under his leadership, Mr. Sanders has developed industry-wide business systems in support of global financial trading, retail brokerage, asset management, insurance, publishing and media, computer manufacturing and defense-related electronics. He has a proven track record of leveraging technology to improve profitability. He has held executive management positions in diverse functional areas, including technology, sales, marketing, finance and operations.
Mark was recently responsible for the NY Life's Global Technology Vision & Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Engineering, Emerging Technology and the Relationship Management of NY Life's Investment Management business.
Prior to joining New York Life, Mr. Sanders was the Chief Technology Officer for John A. Levin & Co., where he designed, developed and implemented electronic trading, real-time risk-based applications, and a Sales and Marketing CRM system with a fully recoverable business disaster recovery site.
Before that, Mr. Sanders was CEO and CIO of BevAccess, where he increased sales to over $20 million and positioned the company as the number one provider of published information for the Alcohol Beverage industry. Mr. Sanders turned a failing startup into a successful media business while he created an industry wide B2B exchange. Over a two-year period, he acquired two well-known media businesses within the industry and leveraged their products and services to make BevAccess the number one company in its market.
Mr. Sanders was also a Senior Director for Merrill Lynch. During his seven-year tenure, Mr. Sanders was responsible for the development, architecture and support of business applications, data, voice and networked systems for the Merrill Lynch user community.
He is knowledgeable and highly skilled in business systems integration associated with mergers and acquisitions.
Currently Mark was a management consultant and the President of the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) a not-for-profit technology training organization. He was responsible for driving the vision and strategy for the WSTA while looking for new emerging technologies.