Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Vice President, Smart Cities
Mark Patton is a Vice President of the Columbus Partnership, and co-leads the Smart Columbus initiative.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Mark was the President of FactGem, a data analytics platform for customer intelligence. Mark is a native of the West Coast and moved to Ohio 6+ years ago to help establish JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development organization, where he was the Senior Managing Director, focused on several key industries including: information technology, consumer products and logistics. Earlier, Patton held senior roles in both sales and marketing organizations with corporations, including Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer and Eastman Kodak. Prior to moving to Ohio, Mark spent the previous 15 years leading technology start-up companies in Silicon Valley.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and completed a marketing management program at Stanford University.