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Mark Fackler is foremost a husband and father. He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1987. Their two boys, Steven and David, were born in 1990 and 1992. Steven is a Computer Programmer in Silicon Valley and David is a Data Scientist in Boulder, CO. Mark and Kathy split their time between Durango, Colorado and La Jolla, California.
Mark was born in 1958 in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He spent most of his childhood there until moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he finished his senior year of high school. He attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a BA in 1980. He majored in Economics and also studied Computer Science and Psychology.
After graduation, Mark programmed computers for military and space applications. Three years later, in 1984, Mark founded Stellcom, a hardware and software services company. Over the next 16 years, he grew the company guided by the Core Values of honesty, work/life balance, and continual improvement. In 1999, Mark raised venture capital and private money in a financing round to expand Stellcom at a faster pace. In 2000, Mark hired a new CEO, sold some of his stock in a second round of private equity financing and retired. Following retirement, Mark started mentoring CEOs as a Vistage Chair. After 12 years of being a Vistage member, Mark figured it was time to give back. For more information, see Mark’s page at Vistage or the corporate site at www.vistage.com.
Mark is Treasurer and sits on the board of Saferparks (www.saferparks.org), an organization dedicated to amusement park safety. He is currently a partner of San Diego Social Venture Partners (www.sdsvp.org), an organization dedicated to philanthropy in San Diego. He served as the Chairman for 3.5 years and as a board member for 6 years at SDSVP. Mark also was President for 7 years and a board member for 11 years at TKF (www.tkf.org), an organization dedicated to a world free from youth violence. In his spare time, Mark enjoys training for Ironman distance triathlons. Since 2002, he has completed 7 full and 17 half Ironman races.