Mark Frein

Mark Frein

Executive Coach

Mark Frein

Executive Coach

Mark is an advisor to Mechanism on strategic HR, culture, leadership, and operations. He is also an Executive Coach that has helped define how we assess and develop our Entrepreneurs in Residence and portfolio company CEOs.

Mark has spent 10+ years in venture-backed startups as a C-level executive and advisor, including Chief People Officer roles at Return Path, InVision, and Lambda School. Earlier in his career, Mark was General Manager and then CEO of an award-winning professional services company based in Vancouver, Canada, which grew in annual revenue from CAN$1 million to CAN$10+ million during his tenure. Mark holds a BA in English and Classics from Carleton College and an MA and PhD in Education from The University of British Columbia.

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