As a principal architect in Microsoft’s Developer Division, Mark is constantly focusing on creating an awesome developer experience across the Azure portfolio. In his short tenure at Microsoft, Mark has revamped the API Stewardship practice and led the initial development of the Azure Developer CLI, and TypeSpec projects. He is a strategic and collaborative leader who increases product value by applying innovation, creativity, and interpersonal skills to solve challenging problems and turn difficulties into opportunities.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark was responsible for the strategic direction and execution for the New Relic developer platform, which included APIs, programming models, tooling, and open source. As a Vice President, he a high-level team of engineers, product managers, UX designers, and marketers that reflect his core values of curiosity, drive, and passion for software development. His is a data-driven management style in which risk and failure can pivot to success.
Mark’s collaborative approach to leadership enables him to work effectively across organizational boundaries, successfully partnering with sales, customer success, and marketing groups to drive shared goals. He has experience in all facets of software development: leading open source projects and communities, planning strategy, partnering with clients to achieve mutually profitable solutions, creating developer ecosystems, and building cloud platforms. Mark believes that open source software is an essential and powerful way to build software that, when done right, dramatically impacts both a company’s culture and bottom line.