(949) 629-2520

Top Management Consultants 
2010 - 2018

As published in the 
Orange County Business Journal

CEO Advisor® is an invaluable asset to me as a business owner. My CEO Advisor's experience, insight, and guidance, his professionalism, and genuine concern for my success are why I strongly recommend CEO Advisor to any business owner, large or small."


President and CEO, Video Production Company

CEO Advisors
Our experience, expertise and education can be the difference in your business

Each CEO Advisor has experience with both mid-size/major corporations and small entrepreneurial businesses.  Our experience includes years at McGraw-Hill Corporation, The Walt Disney Company,, Digital River, Accenture, Thomson Corporation, Saban Entertainment/Fox and others. Our education includes Masters Degrees in Business (MBA) from top 10 business schools, as well as, Certification in Mergers and Acquisitions from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.


Contact us today for more information, or call (949) 629-2520 for a no cost, no obligation initial consultation.
Mark Hartsell, MBA, CEO     


Mark Hartsell has over thirty-five years of experience with small businesses and Fortune 250 corporations.  He was most recently the founder, Chairman and CEO of Infocon America Corp., a software company that he funded, grew and sold to a NASDAQ company with a $1 billion market capitalization. His prior experience includes Chairman/CEO/President, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Group Director of Consumer Products, and Vice President of Subscriptions Services with companies including McGraw-Hill, Film & Video, Thomson Corp., Saban Entertainment/Fox and Digital River.  As a business advisor to CEOs, Presidents and business owners of small and mid-size companies since 2004, Mark specializes in all facets of a company from accelerating growth, increasing profits, building value, and addressing your business challenges from start-ups to established companies. His specialization in mergers and acquisitions will enable you to grow through acquisitions, and plan and execute your exit.


Mark Hartsell attended the University of Maryland for undergraduate studies, has a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from Loyola University, and achieved a certification in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  Mark is an Accredited CEO Advisor and a member of Tech Council and Octane. Contact Mark Hartsell at (949) 629-2520 or contact us today for more information.



Scott Sparks, MBA, CEO Advisor 
Scott Sparks, MBA, is a seasoned executive with broad-based business experience.  Scott was previously a Partner at Accenture providing strategy and business advisory services for sixteen years to privately-held and public companies. Scott was also an Associate Consultant at A. T. Kearney providing general strategy advisory services to key executives.  


Scott achieved his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Contact Scott Sparks, MBA, CEO Advisor, in Orange County, CA by telephone at (949) 759-8676.

Theresa Caruso, MBA, Vice President/Sr. Consultant


Theresa Caruso has a wide range of business and marketing experience with both small and Fortune 50 companies.  Her experience includes Marketing Director, Account Director, Sr. Manager of Licensing and other positions with The Walt Disney Company,, Sachs/Finley Advertising & Promotions and Thacher, Zades & Aubrey Advertising.


Theresa Caruso attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate studies and has a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a top ten business school.



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