Mark Rissman is an executive consultant with a diverse range of experience from technology to coaching to strategic planning. As the founder and CEO of a software consulting firm that grew from 5 employees to 500 and from $300,000/year income to $50,000,000/year income in 14 years, Mark brings a unique understanding of organizations and their wide range of needs because he has had to manage fast-paced growth while minimizing the chaos that usually accompanies it.
Mark has personally founded three very different companies in his life: a small video store, an extremely fast-growing software consulting firm, and a peer network for technology executives. During the formation and ongoing development of these very different firms, he gained the kind of experience that would be helpful to anyone who is in the midst of trying to develop their own organization into a model of effectiveness and efficiency.
Some of Mark’s most recent consulting and coaching clients include: Anderson Animal Shelter, Recovery Inc., Chicago Public Schools Office of Education to Careers, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), North American Spine Society (NASS), New Moms, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership, The Stewards Market and the park districts of Batavia, Streamwood and Fox Valley.
Mark’s current role at Rooster Ag’ is to help design the structures and frameworks for creating the high level strategies that ultimately lead to the processes necessary to achieve Rooster’s standards for customer service and satisfaction along with key goals for growth and success.
Mark has been married to Geri, his high school sweetheart, for 37 years and they have one adult daughter and one adult son and two grandchildren. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and has completed many hours of graduate studies at Wheaton College. He attends Emmanuel Baptist Church in his community.