Mark Paratore - Vice President of Business Development at GPEC
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Mark Paratore joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) team in April 2020 and serves as Vice President of Business Development. Mark’s primary role is on the advancement of the technology sector and the infusion of venture capital for one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country.
Mark focuses on being a connection point for companies to establish their footprint, test their innovation and scale in a robust ecosystem. Mark obtained a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning at Arizona State University in 2010 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mark has spent nearly a decade in economic development, working for the City of Glendale and most recently, the City of Scottsdale, where he led business development efforts for the department.
Mark is passionate about community building, arts & culture and giving back as much as he can. He serves as chair for the CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter Young Leaders and holds numerous board positions with greater phoenix non-profit organizations.