Interim CIO, Business and Life Sciences Technology Leader



Leadership Roles

  • Interim CIO, Terayon Communications
  • Interim Director of Software Engineering Tools and Infrastructure, Sybase
  • VP Information Technology, Depomed, Inc.
  • Senior Director Information  Technology, Pharmacyclics
  • Principal Consultant, Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd & McGrath (PRTM)
  • Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Mark Howard is a partner in Fortium Partners’ Western Region with expertise in the life sciences and high technology industries. He is a technology executive and business consultant with more than 25 years’ experience leading technology organizations in the development of system and process innovations. Mark works from both the business and technology perspectives to make technology decisions that pay big dividends, such as reducing inventory levels by over 75% and improving time-to-market by 40%. His capabilities include assessing the business needs of complex organizations, developing system and process improvements and implementing seamless technology transformations. He is also an exceptionally effective team leader adept at hiring highly qualified staff, developing their skills and careers, and achieving long term retention.    

Mark Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley.