Mark Lange has served as a technology and investment firm advisor with over three decades of public sector, private equity and venture development experience. He has provided executive and advisory services to public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, international humanitarian agencies, social ventures and non-profits. He has launched and grown innovative web, SaaS and cloud ventures in talent management, social e-commerce, consumer health information and IT management, with an IPO and two successful exits. He has also accelerated large enterprise software businesses for major technology companies, including PeopleSoft, SAP and CA Technologies. While a student at Dartmouth in 1982, Mark began his career as an analyst in the U.S. Treasury Department. He was appointed to the White House as speechwriter to the President in 1989, focusing on economic and foreign policy and writing the 1991 State of the Union address during the first Gulf War. After an MBA from Stanford, Mark ran acquisitions for a KKR private equity fund, where he led or seconded a total of nearly $1 billion in transactions for small-cap information and database companies. Mark’s opinion columns on business, workforce policy, health care and social justice have run in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor, where his work was awarded “Best Series” by the National Association of Opinion Page Editors, and was entered by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. Since 2020 he has focused his time exclusively on social ventures and non-profits.