CEO Advisor, Inc. 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."


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CEO Advisors are available to help you in California and in the Washington, DC/Baltimore Metro area.

Our CEO Advisors have experience with both 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.  Education includes Masters Degrees in Business from top 10 business schools. Contact us today for more information.


Mark Hartsell, MBA, CEO/President, CEO Advisor     


Mark Hartsell has thirty-three 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 $2 billion market capitalization.


His prior experience includes CEO/President, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vice President/General Manager, Group Director of Consumer Products, Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Subscriptions Services with companies including McGraw-Hill, Film & Video, Thomson Corp., Saban Entertainment/Fox and Digital River.  As a small business advisor to CEOs, Presidents and business owners since 2004, Mark specializes in all facets of a company for accelerating growth from start-ups to established companies.


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 Hartsell is accredited by the Institute for Independent Business, an international accreditation organization specializing in serving small business owners and CEOs.  He is a Board member of the Tech Coast Venture Network and TechBiz Connection, and a member of the Tech Council and Octane.


Theresa Caruso, MBA, Vice President/Sr. Consultant


Theresa Caruso has a wide range of business 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.


John James, Business Development

John James heads up business development for the firm. John has been a successful entrepreneur and is key to the growth of CEO Advisor, Inc. as a seasoned professional.



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Scott Sparks, MBA, CEO Advisor - Orange County, CA
Scott Sparks is a CEO Advisor and member of the CEO Advisor Network (  Scott Sparks, MBA, is a seasoned business 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.

Scott Sparks, MBA, is a member of the CEO Advisor Network, an integral part of CEO Advisor, Inc. ( Contact Scott Sparks, MBA, CEO Advisor, in Orange County, CA by telephone at (949) 759-8676.



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