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Mark Hill

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Achieved product/market fit in multiple businesses with revenues over $100mm. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.

Achieved product/market fit in multiple businesses with revenues over $100mm. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


The Wardrobe Essentialist


Retailigence Corporation
Tyco International
Retailigence Corporation


Founder & CEO The Wardrobe Essentialist April 2015 - present
Executive Advisor Retailigence Corporation January 2014 - May 2015
Vice President and General Manager, Global Innovation and Solutions Development Avery Dennison September 2010 - December 2013
Board of Directors Unisource Worldwide, Inc August 2006 - September 2010
Executive Vice President Bain Capital January 2003 - September 2010
Vice President Net Solutions Group Novell 2002 - 2002
Senior VP Marketing and Business Development Vitria Technology 2001 - 2002
CEO Done Inc. 2000 - 2001
Board of Directors Splash Technology Holdings April 2000 - October 2000
VP & General Manager, Document Portals Business Unit Xerox PARC 1999 - 2000
VP & General Manager, Office Business Unit Xerox 1998 - 1999
Vice President and General Manager, Color Solutions Business Unit Xerox 1995 - 1998
Director, Corporate Business Strategy Xerox 1992 - 1995
Consultant Bain & Company 1989 - 1992
Japan Society Fellow Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. June 1988 - August 1988
Associate Consultant Bain & Company 1983 - 1985


Harvard University Business Administration, Management and Operations 1979 - June 2016
Harvard Business School General Management 1987 - 1989
Waukegan West HS 1975 - 1979

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Data Science
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Machine learning
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Mobile Cloud
  • • Social Media Marketing
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Mobile

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Global Marketing • Product Market Fit • Product Marketing • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • external evangelism • Driving profitable growth in multiple industries. • A Proven track record of finding product/market fit

Key Accomplishments

As VP/GM of the global Avery Dennison RFID business, doubled revenues in 2012-13 to an annualized run-rate of $125mm, with 20 of the top 24 US retailers using RFID in either full deployment or pilots. Turned around profitability from significant loss to strongly positive return on capital employed.

As EVP at Bain Capital, defined and lead profit improvement initiatives at Private Equity portfolio companies. Served as Chairman of the Audit Committee on the Board of Directors of Unisource, a $5B North American distribution company.

As VP/GM of the Xerox Document Portals Business Unit, gained CEO approval to fund an Internet document management software start-up. Established product delivery process and marketing organization to move Xerox PARC software research project to commercial product in nine months.

As VP/GM of Xerox Color Solutions Business Unit, grew revenue over 350% from $.4B to $1.4B, and return on sales from negative 10% to positive 10%.

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Tom Coyle
We worked together  •  President, Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging and President, Wireless Consulting Solutions.
Mark has a great mind for business from thinking strategically to understanding the granular aspects of running a business. He has a wonderf ... ully diverse set of experiences and understands the fit of technology in meeting a wide variety of business needs. He is a skillful communicator and is sensitive to the organizational dynamics of enterprises. He thinks differently and has a knack for solving difficult problems.
Mimi Evans
They're my advisor  •  Founder and CEO, Fast Turtle Ventures. Previously Senior Consultant, Avention formerly OneSource. Purdue grad.
Mark has a breadth of business experience, and a wide network, great ideas and knows how to execute on them. He has intellectual and finan ... cial fortitude and unmatched integrity. He has been successful at innovation in both large and small enterprises. I cannot think of better qualities in an entrepreneur.
Allan R. Dragone
We worked together  •  President and COO, GCA Services Group. Previously Chief Executive Officer, Unisource Worldwide, Inc..
Mark, has a wealth of experience. I worked with him on business strategy for two start ups within a 5 billion dollar company. Both start u ... ps are going strong and have double digit top line and bottom line growth the last 5 years. He brings both hands on experience as well as a good thought process from is consulting experience.
Sandeep Bhanote
We worked together  •  CEO, Stealth Mode and Advisor, flexReceipts.
Very sharp and insightful executive. Anyone would be fortunate to partner with him
Michael Ring
We worked together  •  Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Digital Solutioins, Gallus Ferd. Rueesch AG. Previously President, Xeikon.
He is very resourceful and extremely analytical. He has been in the start-up space before so he knows the pit-falls and landmines
Angelo Santinelli
They're my school  •  Advisor, Mercato and Advisor, MediaBridge Capital Advisors. Harvard Business School grad.
Very resourceful and smart. Never give up attitude.
Hoon Chung
We worked together  •  Interim CEO and Board Member, Retailigence Corporation and EIR, EnerTech Capital. Kellogg grad. Princeton grad.
Extremely sharp business acumen, straight forward management style, asks right questions to address issues we are trying to solve. Great guy ... to work with.
John C Sills
We worked together  •  Chief Financial Officer, Phillips-Medisize. Previously Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer, Unisource Worldwide, Inc..
Mark has an extensive industry and business knowledge, is creative, professional, articulate, and easy to work with. He is both a strategic ... thinker and he has detailed capabilities, with a drive toward execution and success.
Ned McCauley
They're my friends  •  Director Retail Strategic Accounts, Tyco Integrated Security. Previously Director, Retail Strategic Accounts, Tyco / Sensormatic.
Mark is an elite leader with the brains and experience to solve complex problems in today's world of technology.

Hoon Chung
They're my advisor  •  Interim CEO and Board Member, Retailigence Corporation and EIR, EnerTech Capital. Kellogg grad. Princeton grad.
Hoon combines deep subject matter expertise with a refreshing openness to real dialogue and problem-solving, vs ego-driven directiveness tha ... t's all too common in new business development. His experience from a long and varied track record of success will be extremely valuable to a team that's building something for the first time.