Mark Brooks | AICPA ENGAGE 2020

Mark Brooks

MBA
Associate Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Durham, NC

Mark is a promethean of innovation and strategy. At 15, he founded a weather website ranked in the top 3% of the Internet. After earning a B.S. Meteorology, he worked 10 years to commercialize research in atmospheric sciences and adjacent disciplines. He founded Envirsion, a technology startup that provided crop advisory tools for wine-grape and strawberry growers. He led innovation at Railinc Corporation, building a data analytics product pipeline for the North American freight rail industry. His current role is to drive innovation through strategic partnerships and culture at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. He pioneers the Association’s first foray into the startup ecosystem through founding and leading a startup accelerator to transform the accounting profession. Frequent speaker and published author. Although not an accountant, recognized by CPA Practice Adviser in 2018 as a "20 Under 40 Superstar" leading the development of technology in the accounting and finance profession.