Vice President, Marketing
Mark Gaydos is the Vice President of Marketing for SolomonEdwards. Mark is a distinguished and energetic marketing and growth leader with an exceptional ability to motivate staff to maximum productivity through the creative use of people, processes and technology to generate leads and grow businesses. Mark helps the firm grow through a keen understanding of clients’ needs, along with the proper alignment of marketing strategies and integrated marketing tactics that execute effective lead generation programs.
A couple of Mark’s key career highlights include:
- Led marketing effort generating leads to drive exceptional growth from $12M to $110M in revenue with a compound average annual growth rate of 40% over six years. The 650-person business advisory and consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and Europe, successfully sold for $120M.
- Directed marketing and lead generation programs to grow an HR consulting firm from 15 regional offices to over 127 offices worldwide, valued at $100M. The company was successfully sold.
If you could do anything else as an occupation, what would it be?
Race cars and teach teenagers how to drive.
What do you do outside of work to relax and recharge?
Run, take my car or shifter kart to the track, mountain bike and sample craft beer.
What is your proudest personal or professional accomplishment?
Helping my children grow up, overcome challenges and follow their passion.
What is your favorite nonprofit to support?
Street Survival, Caron, Boy Scouts of America
If you could jump on a plane tomorrow and go anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why?
Mt. Everest – to see it in person and become oxygen deprived.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My parents. God chose wisely.
What part of your work day do you most look forward to?
Early morning – quiet time to concentrate and move projects forward.
Describe yourself in three words.
Pay it forward.