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About Mark A. Mears

Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Mentor, and Visionary Business Leader.

During his over 35-year career, Mark has established a significant track record of building shareholder value by driving innovation and profitable growth among world-class, high-profile brands such as

  • PepsiCo/Pizza Hut
  • McDonald’s
  • Frito-Lay
  • JCPenney
  • NBC/Universal
  • The Cheesecake Factory


Today, Mark serves as Chief Growth Officer for LEAF Growth Ventures, LLC,

a consulting firm helping

  • individuals
  • teams
  • organizations

find purpose in fulfilling their true growth potential while making a positive, lasting difference in the world.

 I am committed to the inspiring purpose of elevating humanity through business.


In addition to his work experience, Mark serves as a board member for non-profit organizations and is part of the Senior Leader Network at Conscious Capitalism, Inc.—a global organization co-founded by John Mackey and Dr. Raj Sisodia—committed to the inspiring purpose of elevating humanity through business.

By “paying it backward,” Mark hopes the fruits of his experiences will provide mentorship seeds to help sprout life-transforming growth for

  • individuals
  • teams
  • organizations

to thrive in any season. 

Helping Brands Fulfill Purposeful Growth

Mark Mears has obtained a wealth of experience—including over twenty years as a C-level executive—serving as a catalyst in helping a variety of brands fulfill their growth objectives. 

What Others are Saying about Mark A. Mears

"Mark’s ability to assess a situation and formulate a plan 

is remarkable. I’m always impressed on how Mark can break something down and explain it with 100% clarity: demonstrating true leadership.

Mark’s passion for everything he does is evident after spending just a
few minutes talking with him.”

- Mike Mazzaferro, Director of Strategic Partnerships

“Mark provides a clear strategic and creative vision

of where his brand needs to go next and he understands all the pieces to get there.

Mark has a meticulous attention to detail and is known for making principle-led decisions that drive bottom-line results.

I always appreciated Mark’s passion for the brands he represented, his communication style, commitment to his teams and partnership approach.

- Kevin Key, Digital Agency Executive

“Mark has a teacher’s mentality

 and takes the time to explain his thinking while actively asking questions and absorbing new information to broaden his own knowledge base.

His approach to collaborative, empowering, two-way leadership is
a model I have done my best to emulate.”

- Josh Cole, Chief Marketing Officer

Mark is a mentor not only for his team,
but for
 the entire executive team.

Mark is one of those rare leaders who serves as a mentor not only for his team,
but for the entire executive team.

He challenged me in so many ways that improved my marketing skills. Mark's incredibly creative mind and leadership skills are a winning combination for developing successful, sales-driving marketing campaigns.”

- Susan Daffer, Director of Field Marketing