How I can help you

I've worked for large corporate companies where I learned to function in a rapidly changing technological world.  With the discipline and critical thinking skills developed I can help you analyze issues in your own business and help you find solutions.  I’ve owned my own small business and I understand issues like limited resources and gaps in experience and expertise.   Brainstorm with a non-judgmental SCORE volunteer!

​I began my 24 year career as a scientific computer programmer, moving into database design and support, systems analysis and consulting at a management level, including four years managing database systems for a large regional bank.  The discipline, analytical, learning and problem solving skills carried through to small business ownership.

In my next 13 year career I co-owned a Wine Spectator award winning independent fine-dining restaurant.  Experienced in all aspects of this small business:  staffing, maintenance, finance, operations, marketing & hospitality.  Our facility is still available as an event center for private functions.

Advisor to the Lake Career & Tech Center, Culinary Arts Program 2004-present.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services

Education
  • Central Methodist University, BA Physics
  • University of Alabama (Huntsville), Graduate Study, Fluid & Thermal Engineering
  • 1997-1999 Cultural Exchange, Frankfurt Germany
  • Graduate, Leadership Camden County, Class VII, 2002.

 


Mark Hooker

Communication Methods

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  • Email