PRESIDENT'S BIO

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Mark J. Komen, founder and President of Kodyne, Inc., brings a wealth of large corporate and small business experience to his work as a management consultant and business coach. One of his guiding beliefs is that all organizations need effective leadership as the benefits extend to employees, customers, vendors, and anyone with a stake in the business. As such, Mark has worked with managers and executives in numerous industries to help them understand how their leadership drives their organizations.

As a coach, Mark helps business leaders explore how the pieces of their businesses fit together: their work culture, their strategic direction, their plans, their processes and their employee development approaches, to name a few. As a consultant, he works with individuals and teams to improve their personal and organizational effectiveness.

Mark’s unique background allows him to connect with clients at all levels of the organization – from technical professionals to the executive suite to the shop floor. He has over 30 years of engineering design, project leadership, and functional management experience in the electronics and manufacturing industries. He has worked in research and new product development groups, as well as production environments, for Southwestern Bell, the University of Kansas Center for Research, Motorola, Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems and ADC Telecommunications. During the course of his career, he has served in the roles of design engineer, principal investigator, team member, team leader, project manager, department manager and consultant.

Mark began his consulting practice in the music industry with recording projects and live-sound mixing for regional performing acts in the Kansas City, MO and Minneapolis, MN markets, and then moved into artist development and management work. It was here that he began assisting creative talent to bring their products to the marketplace. Expanding this experience to the corporate side, he has worked in, led, managed, and consulted with self-directed work teams since 1987 in the electronics, manufacturing and government sectors.

Mark is a Certified Facilitator and Certified Professional Business Coach with The Alternative Board® (TAB), an international organization that provides peer advisory and coaching services to business owners to help them achieve their personal and business goals. He is also certified by TAB as a Strategic Business Leadership® Coach to provide strategic planning services for small-to-midsize businesses.  In 2012, Mark completed training to join the pool of examiners for the Minnesota Quality Award, an affiliate of the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence program sponsored by the US Department of Commerce.

A frequently requested speaker, Mark has presented for Michigan Technological University, the University of Minnesota, the College of St. Catherine, the Midwest Electronics Exposition, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The Printing Industry of Minnesota, the West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Association, the Council for Independent Professional Consultants and various Minnesota county agency managers/supervisors.

Mark holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.