Mark DeSantis is the CEO of Bloomfield, a venture-backed ag-tech company that helps specialty crop growers across the US, EU, and South America. He was previously cofounder and CEO of RoadBotics (acquired by Michelin), an AI company that assessed roadway infrastructure. Previously he cofounded and was Chairman of kWantix (acquired by Moody Aldrich Partners), a quant energy hedge fund, and cofounder and CEO of kWantera, an energy trading company. Previously, he was CEO of Think Through Learning (acquired by Imagine Learning), an online tutoring company and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy.

Earlier in his career, DeSantis was 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. DeSantis is an Adviser to MIR Ventures in Palo Alto and Cascadia Capital in Seattle. He also has dual appointment as an adjunct professor at the College of Engineering and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Mark holds a MS in Technology Management from The American University, a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. DeSantis also serves on the board of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Ph.D. Public Policy, George Mason University