A longtime collaborator in many Russ Berger design projects, Mark joined RBDG in 2021. As a gear executive, author, and lecturer, Mark’s ear for audio excellence and decades-long work with talent helps make him a tailor-made fit for this group of architects and engineers. Some of Mark’s past roles include serving as Vice President of Studio Operations at the world’s largest online music instrument and pro audio retailer, Sweetwater Sound, and co-founding EchoXS Entertainment, a media company that offered a streamlined approach to music production, management, and content creation.
Mark’s credits go way beyond sound management. A gifted music producer and audio engineer, Mark is part of some of the most compelling songs in contemporary music. From gospel music pioneer Russ Taff to acclaimed jazz virtuoso Al DiMeola, from rocker Gene Simmons to R&B icons Tower of Power, Mark made a name for himself by bridging artists’ visions with engineering know-how. His work has taken him to some of the world’s greatest musical spaces, such as Abbey Road, Sunset Sound, Criteria, Electric Lady Land, and (of course) many RBDG-designed venues.
When Mark is not spending time with his bulldogs, Henry and Murphy, he enjoys flying, scuba diving, golfing, and playing music. Fortunately, his career has afforded him the opportunity to live in places big and small, where you might see him sip an espresso (or four) and get to know local cultures and cuisine.
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication for the Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University
AES – Audio Engineering Society
NARAS – National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences