Mark Piening

“Strength is defining and developing new markets, repositioning products and building repeatable processes.”

Mark joined Grace Hill as Senior Vice President of Sales and Partnerships in January 2020. He leverages over 25 years of experience as a high-tech go-to-market leader of sales, marketing, business development, and product management teams. His work spans across entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies, with an emphasis on software and revenue growth. Mark is also the Founder and CEO of Project Lighthouse, where he works to mobilize volunteer teams in Austin to meet the needs of the community. 

Mark received his B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA in 1992. He earned his M.B.A. in High-Tech Marketing and Entrepreneurship from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1998. While still working to earn his degrees, Mark worked at Ernst & Young as Senior Auditor. He then went on to fill a variety of leadership roles across many industries including tech, retail, real estate, sports and entertainment, media, energy, financial, healthcare, and government. Mark specializes in enterprise software and IT infrastructure.

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