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Mark Lythgoe

Advisor Provo, Utah Area, US

CTO/ Chief Software Architect/ Scalable SaaS and Efficient IT Expert

CTO/ Chief Software Architect/ Scalable SaaS and Efficient IT Expert

4 vouches

Involved In


CTO iVinci Health January 2015 - present
CTO/Software Architect Consultant ExperienSys July 2001 - present
Chief Technology Officer Tax Technologies, Inc. August 2010 - May 2013
Chief Software Architect Tax Technologies, Inc. August 2001 - August 2010
Consultant Microsoft 1996 - 2001
Consultant DCI August 1995 - August 1996


University of South Florida Management Information Systems/Computer Science 1995
St Petersburg HS, International Baccalaureate 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales Strategy
  • • Marketing Management
  • • Marketing Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Records
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Built complex SaaS software for Fed, State and international tax compliance, provision, and data collection at less than 1/20th of industry average cost. Led a team that maxed @ 60 developers building a system that industry models such as COCOMO II predict should take a team of 1000+. Product produced at approx $1.50/LOC, industry average is approximately $30-60/LOC. Note that approximately 40-50 of those developers were junior developers in India.

IT team of 3 supported > 100 servers, 15+ virtual and 35+ office-based US employees across 3 offices, remote India office of 180+ employees, all internal systems (build, deployment, source control, bug tracking...) and external systems (O365, VOIP)

Have built a high-performance reporting system that was 10x faster than commercial systems and supported features unavailable at that time.

Architected a Hadoop-like parallel processing system to distribute calculations across multiple servers.

Generally kicked ass through leadership, guidance, mentoring, and letting people do what they do best.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work with experienced people where we can collaborate on a direction and leave them to do what they are good at. I do not like to micromanage, it is unproductive.

As an Advisor

I prefer collaboration over dictatorship, and experience over gut-feel. I am right more than I am wrong, but that doesn't make me always right, just a little more right than most. Not afraid to say I don't know, because a half-ass response is worse than a simple I don't know.

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Jones, Daniel
We worked together at Tax Technologies, Inc.  •  Chief Technology Officer/Vice-President, Tax Technologies, Inc.. Previously Senior Software Development Manager, Tax Technologies, Inc..
Mark is extremely talented and looking at issues and finding unique ways to provide solutions. He is always looking for ways to improve and ... does not settle for ok.
Paul Kavanagh
We worked together  •  Consultant, Altamira Services. Previously CTO, Noodle Education.
Strong developer. Thinks clearly and innovatively. Knows the Microsoft stack in great depth. Takes a problem and runs with it until its solv ... ed.
Maureen Eldredge, PMP, CSM
We worked together  •  Sr. Project Manager, It Works! GlobalĀ . Previously Senior Project and Process Manager, TaxTechnologies. University of South Florida grad.
Mark is a natural leader who is intelligent and incredibly resourceful! He is a quick thinker, with innate problem solving abilities. He exu ... des credibility, and leads by example, traits that combine to make him very persuasive! He has great ideas, and is not afraid to take risks.
Gary Wasserman
We worked together at Tax Technologies, Inc.  •  Chief Software Architect, Tax Technologies, Inc. and Senior Software Architect/Development Manager, Tax Technologies, Inc.. University of Florid
Mark is passionate about the profession. He asks great questions and always gives multiple solutions to complex problems. Mark is trustworth ... y and is motivated to provide realistic deliveries.