Mark studied philosophy in college and went back to school for business when he realized he couldn’t get a real job with a liberal arts degree. While he was in school, he managed production for Paste Magazine and then moved to MailChimp, where he’s been doing marketing for the past six years.
What do you do?
I’m MailChimp’s Director of Marketing. I lead a team of 23 marketers, writers, designers, and developers who tell the world about our awesome products and the company we’re building.
What do you find most rewarding about your role? Most challenging?
There’s a tremendous amount of independence and permission to experiment that we have at MailChimp, and that’s really special. I love finding opportunities to promote MailChimp that are outside the scope of a traditional marketing plan. Our partnership with California Sunday Magazine is one of my favorite current examples of that.
The most challenging thing about it is that I’ve never done it before and I’m learning as I go. On most days, that’s incredibly exciting but sometimes it’s daunting, too. Thankfully, I have a great team around me and lots of support.