Date and time

Mon, March 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

About the Event:

Mark Mears has developed a ‘revolutionary’ 4 LEAF Growth model designed to help individuals, teams and organizations find purpose in fulfilling their true growth potential. And by doing so, “pay it backward” to help others along their growth journey. Mark has over a 37-year career in marketing, communications and executive management with over 20 years in C-level positions (see About the Presenter below, also Mark’s LinkedIn Profile).

Share this with anybody who is thinking of starting a business, already has a business, and anyone else who wants to learn how to start off right! We will be answering your questions in the Q&A after the talk.

About the Presenter:

Mark Mears is a visionary business leader with a significant track record of building shareholder value by driving innovation and profitable growth among world-class, high profile brands.

Mark possesses a unique and diverse background in building growth brands such as PepsiCo/Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, JCPenney and NBC/Universal among others. Mark has also held executive leadership positions including SVP/Chief Marketing Officer for The Cheesecake Factory, EVP/Chief Marketing Officer for Noodles & Company and President & Chief Concept Officer for Mimi’s Cafe. Most recently, Mark served as CMO for WOWorks, a fast-casual restaurant portfolio including Saladworks, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Frutta Bowls and The Simple Greek).

Today, Mark serves as Chief Growth Officer for L.E.A.F. Growth Ventures, LLC – a consulting firm he founded that leverages the power of 4 “revolutionary” and purposeful GROWTH processes (Leadership, Engagement, Accountability & Fulfillment) to help individuals, teams and organizations find purpose in fulfilling their true growth potential while making a positive impact in the world.

You can check out his new book, The Purposeful Growth Revolution: 4 Ways to Grow from Leader to Legacy Builder (Amazon Link) and his free Purposeful Growth Self-Assessment on his website at https://www.MarkAMears.com

About the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship:

We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs (both at CSUF & the general community) develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things, including: consulting projects where students serve up fresh strategies to actual businesses, competitions for students from middle school to grad school, helping entrepreneurs go from concept to launch, frequent seminars and office hours for entrepreneurs and professionals, and much more. Interested in becoming a part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community? Reach out to us at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu for more information! CSUF Entrepreneurship depends on the support of the community, please go here to donate. Interested in Starting up a business? Please learn more about our CSUF Startup Incubator

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We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.