MARK DONOHUE ceo, lifeguides & cO-FOUNDER AND primary benefactor, BSEC

Mark has specialized in “impact” enterprises, “conscious capitalism” and “triple bottom line” economics for 30 years. His passion is to bring regenerative, healing and sustainable models to much-greater scale in our world.  He is an expert in sales, strategy, design, teaching, consumer products and finance. 

In January of 2019, LifeGuides, PBC, where Mark is Founder/CEO, received the Grand Prize in the prestigious “Abundance Impact Challenge” from Dr. Peter Diamandis, Singularity University and the Abundance 360 leadership network. 

Mark’s past roles have included: Chairman/Founder of a Silicon Valley $100M+ “impact” venture fund; Chairman/CEO of a 200-employee pharmaceuticals enterprise; President of a $100M revenue e-commerce company; CEO of a NASADAQ member Investment Bank, Professor of Entrepreneurship (adjunct), Technology Strategist for a $30B PE/VC fund group, and Board roles for a dozen businesses, including Chair of a 240-employee Internet-of-Things enterprise.

He was Entrepreneur-in-Residence for over five years, and subsequently Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, at Babson College, which is consistently #1-rated in the world for Entrepreneurship education. In January of 2011, Mr. Donohue was honored as one of the "Top 100 American Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior," by the organization Trust Across America. 

In the non-profit realm, he has served on Boards including: Babson College, the Social Venture Network, The Temple of Understanding (USA’s oldest interfaith education organization), and as Treasurer of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.