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Mark Kaiser

Mark Kaiser is Chairman and CEO of Vanadar, an entrepreneurial firm that "bridges the world of entrepreneurs to large companies, rapidly connecting new products with larger market opportunities." 

Prior to his founding of Venadar, Mark led high-growth organizations in the logistics, telecommunications and healthcare industries ranging in size from $40 million to over $1 billion. He was most recently CEO of Cendian Chemical Logistics, which operated in over 80 countries, and chairman and CEO of Caredata, a leading healthcare database company with clients that included WebMD, Kaiser-Permanente and United Healthcare.

Mark has been involved in the acquisition of nearly 100 companies and has implemented distribution or license partnerships with Fortune 500 corporations. While leading Jobscope, a manufacturing software company, he put in place a global distribution agreement with Hewlett-Packard. This was the first successful External Innovation by HP. As an independent director of RS Andrews, Mark mediated the relationship between the entrepreneurial founder and a large strategic investor as they integrated over two dozen acquisitions to expand from a local HVAC contractor to a regional provider of comprehensive home services.

Mark has led public and private financing including venture, mezzanine, IPO and secondary public offerings as a CEO. He has twice won the Forbes magazine Fast Tech 50 award, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Mark has been featured in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inc. magazine, Georgia Trend, Catalyst magazine, Worthwhile magazine, Georgia Public Television and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Mark is also featured in the best-selling book, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, by Jim Citrin and Rick Smith, where he is featured as a Benevolent Leader—a leader that creates success for himself by creating success for others. Mark is also included in Contagious Success: Spreading High Performance Throughout Your Organization by Susan Annunzio.

Mark is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is a graduate of the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)-accredited NACD Directors' College. He has served as an independent director on both public and private company boards of directors.

Mark is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), a charter member of the Georgia State University Marketing Roundtable and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics from Furman University in South Carolina.

(Venadar, LLC, 2008)

 

 

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