Mark Hatch is an entrepreneur, author, consultant, former CEO and co-founder of TechShop, is a former Green Beret, an innovation revolutionary and a leader in the global Maker Movement. He has held executive positions focused on innovation, disruptive technology and entrepreneurship at large and small firms including Avery Dennison, Kinko’s and Health Net. His book, The Maker Movement Manifesto, was published by McGraw-Hill in September of 2013 and has become the go to resource for organizations and individuals who want to understand and engage the movement.
The San Francisco Business Times presented Mark a “Bay Area’s Most Admired CEO Award,” Fast Companyrecognized him in their “Who’s Next” column and he has been described as a “Biz Dev Ninja” by Xconomy.
Mark is a sought after speaker and consultant on innovation, advanced manufacturing and leadership. He has spoken to groups from GE, Ford, P&G, ExxonMobile, Kraft, and many other Fortune 500 firms. He has presented at events and universities like TEDx, The Clinton Global Initiative, the Council on Foreign Relations, Singularity U, UC Berkeley, and Harvard.
Mark has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, CNN andFox among others. He has also been quoted in numerous prominent magazines and newspapers like Bloomberg Business, FastCompany, Inc, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and he has published a number of articles including an opinion piece on the Jobs Act for the Washington Post.
Through TechShop, Mark focused on radically democratizing access to the tools of innovation by providing the lowest cost access to tools the world has ever seen. As a result, TechShop crushed the barriers to innovation and built new and exciting pathways for the creative class to do what it does best – create. With 12 locations open and 100’s planned over the next decade, TechShop has already reshaped how the world does innovation.
Mark brought in $10’s million in investment, business development and new income from TechShop customers and partners like Autodesk, Ford, GE, Fujitsu, Leroy Merlin, and Lowe’s along with governmental agencies like DARPA (for advanced manufacturing) and the Veterans Administration (for Veteran’s training)
Mark holds an M.B.A. from the Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate University where he is an executive in residence and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine.