City: San Francisco, CA
Passion: Better Product
Mark is no ordinary Silicon Valley entrepreneur. We met him at his sophisticated yet cozy offices in San Francisco, where he greeted us with a big smile, chic style and distinct fashion sense. Mark is a thinker. An original thinker. Through life stories, quotes, and references to literature and philosophy, he revealed to us a different meaning of entrepreneurship and leadership: the nuance of it all, the dichotomy of doing what you love, and the less common places to find answers and clues for direction. Hearing Mark talk about Trumaker, as well as, some of his team members, we knew that the made-to-fit brand is not about just selling shirts: Mark has started a movement of empowering people to be on purpose, and off self, as he likes to put it.
A passage by Tennessee Williams truly describing the relationship between struggle and success: