Mark F. DeSantis

Mark F. DeSantis

  • Chief Executive Officer

Mark is the CEO of Bloomfield, a venture-backed AI company in agriculture. He was previously cofounder and CEO of RoadBotics, a venture-backed AI company assessing roadway infrastructure. He was also previously cofounder and Chairman of kWantix, a quant energy hedge fund, and cofounder and CEO of kWantera, a venture-backed energy trading company. Previously, he was CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy. Earlier in his career, Mark was the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and held policy positions as a Senior Policy Analyst in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Administration of George H. W. Bush. He was also staff assistant to late U.S. Senator John Heinz was a management consultant with Booz Allen. Mark is an Adviser to MIR Ventures in Palo Alto and Cascadia Capital in Seattle. He holds a dual appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and has guest lectured at Wharton, Princeton, and other universities. Mark holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Doctorate in Business Administration at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Mark also serves on the board of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Alma Lewis in Pittsburgh.

All Sessions by Mark F. DeSantis

2nd Day November 14, 2024
1st Day November 13, 2024