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Mike Markley

Entrepreneur • Advisor Boise, Idaho Area, US

Owner of Markley LLC, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Boise State University Lecturer, Experienced Technical Communication Professional

Owner of Markley LLC, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Boise State University Lecturer, Experienced Technical Communication Professional

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Side Projects

Crowdfunding Methodology
Wearable Device for Travelers

Positions

Managing Director and Owner Markley, LLC February 2003 - present
Lecturer, Technical Communication Boise State University July 2003 - present
Managing Director, Aquent Studios Aquent January 2007 - April 2015
Resource Manager / Sr. Project Manager Sakson & Taylor, Inc. March 2003 - January 2007
Director of Content Design & Development Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. July 1998 - January 2003

Education

Boise State University Technical Communication 2004 - 2009
University of Idaho Communication - Public Relations 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Saas
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Market segmentation
  • • Wearable technology
  • • Business Development
  • • App development
  • • Backend Development
  • • Commercialization
  • • Hardware manufacturing
  • • SaaS Product Development
  • • Software Architecture and Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Management • Program Management • Writing • Content development • Technical Writing

Key Accomplishments

For over fifteen years, I worked in professional services arena as a project manager, people manager, executive-level decision-maker, and global account manager on Fortune 500 accounts. I managed large teams of (90+) people across multiple continents, set pricing, negotiated contracts, hired, fired, restructured, trained, and built organizational culture. All of my key accomplishments involve building self-sustaining teams: it's all about getting people into a position to succeed.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Trust, good communication, and commitment are critical elements of the co-founder relationship. Once that's in place, we can move a lot faster. I see cofounders as mutual advisors too... so the way I work as an advisor (see section below) is applicable here too.

As an Advisor

I am both collaborative and contemplative, which means that I like having a little time to work on projects and problems on my own, and then come together with others to compare notes, question one another, discuss, and then develop/refine ideas through the collaboration process.

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James Lineberger, MHA, PhD
They're my friends  •  Principal, The Solutions Group, Inc.. Previously Office of Program Management, St. Luke's Health System.
Mike is a passionate yet patient advisor who enthusiastically supports those whom he advises.
Curt Bowen
We worked together  •  President, Semilla Nueva. Previously CEO, Alternativas Organicas de Guatemala.
Mike has an incredible sensibility to the reality of team dynamics combined with a no-nonsense but trustable style of communication to those ... he is mentoring and managing. He has helped a lot in the management of my organization and as a trusted board member.
Kristi Saucerman
They're my friends  •  Member Board of Directors, Healthwise and Mentor for Blaunched Program, B Launched. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Mike is very thoughtful in his approach to solutions and brings a unique perspective to a project in that he is a big thinker and follows th ... rough on tasks with an end game in mind. He's mindful of business strategies and surrounds himself with people that can mentor, guide and that he can learn from - he's not afraid to take risks.
Leif Elgethun
We worked together  •  Partner and Founder, Intermountain Energy Partners, LLC.
Mike is a great communicator, coach, teacher, and has great technical writing and analytic skills. He also is the first to raise his hand t ... o help, is a community leader, and has a great sense of dry humor
Kristin Muchow
We worked together  •  Founding Member, BOBEC Apps, LLC and Vice President, Meeting Systems, Inc..
I have worked with Mike on several projects and he is reliable and resourceful. He is passionate about leading teams to achieve a goal. I h ... ighly recommend Mike as an advisor.
Jeff Walker
They're my friends  •  President & General Manager, Idaho Information Consortium LLC (dba Access Idaho).
Mike, has a positive outlook and is always thinking about how to improve business operations or the community he is involved with. He is dr ... iven with a sense of honesty and integrity when involved with business dealings. He believes in customer service and satisfaction while providing a high quality product. He is a solid leader through personal example and innovative ideas.
Carrie Westergard
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau. Previously Director, Community Relations, Boise Metro Chamber.
It is really difficult to limit describing Mike above to just three qualities. Mike is super thoughtful and intelligent. He is great at gett ... ing an idea through all the stages of development. He is also someone you would want to partner with to get things done.
Erin Cave
We worked together  •  Manager, Leadership & Digital Media, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
I have worked with Mike Markley in many different programs. The latest is our b|launched program. He has been so helpful with his input, w ... illingness to jump in and take on projects. He was an advisor for our high school entrepreneurial program. He worked with their mentor, attended meetings, offered assistance to the students and to the school counselor. I highly recommend Mike!

James Lineberger, MHA, PhD
They're my friends  •  Principal, The Solutions Group, Inc.. Previously Office of Program Management, St. Luke's Health System.
James is a thoughtful, pragmatic, and capable professional. He sets high standards for his advisees and remains very approachable and empath ... etic during times of transformation. James has a natural ability to connect and activate people and to accelerate the projects that he gets behind.

Jeff Walker
They're my friends  •  President & General Manager, Idaho Information Consortium LLC (dba Access Idaho).
Jeff is a great listener and a servant leader (making sure to remove the barriers for his team and putting them first). He asks really good ... questions, offers very specific and targeted advice, and is able draw the larger lessons from any situation.