Justin Mark O’Brien (his friends call him Mark) started his entrepreneurial lifestyle and gained his great work ethic at a young age while growing up and working on his family farm in Nebraska.
In 2004, Mark started his college years with an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While at Disney he received a full semester of “Fortune 500 Customer Service” training courses and hands-on experience at Chef Mickey’s restaurant; even winning the yearly coveted “Guest Service Award”.
During college he majored in Systems Engineering, while working full-time with the Nebraska Husker Football team and the University of Nebraska housing as a Resident Assistant. Mark went on to train 120+ University of Nebraska desk workers in customer service for three years during college. Mark also taught himself web coding and SEO (search engine optimization) during his spare time in college. He would research niche keywords, develop affiliate marketing websites around them, then flip them for a profit; this process helped eliminate all his college loans before graduating!
In 2008, Mark graduated with honors from UNL and took an internship with the Chicago Cubs where he won the 2009 “Employee of the Season”. While working full-time at Wrigley Field, Mark launched a commercial/TV production company; he managed TV commercial production and reality TV show development projects. He also took writing and improv classes at the world-renowned Second City Theater of Chicago.
In 2010 he moved his production company to Los Angeles. Mark has pitched and optioned shows to TV networks including LOGO, Discovery, Comedy Central, TBS, Spike, VH1, GAC, G4, NBC, TLC, CMT, MTV, truTV and Bravo.
While working freelance television and film positions in Los Angeles, Mark O’Brien developed/built various web applications and started multiple successful businesses including an internationally distributed wedding band line and the charitable marketplace. Mark also taught various marketing, business, and math classes at several private high schools, all while launching Coursenvy (a top rated online courses provider with 50,000+ students in the first year).
Since 2005, he has freelanced for various start-ups, law firms, doctors and many other businesses managing their social media marketing, PPC Adwords campaigns, celebrity endorsements and business development. In 2014, Mark finished as a top 8 finalist for the Entrepreneur magazine “Entrepreneur of the Year“.
Mark is a huge Husker Football fan! He loves watching all types of movies. His pastimes include studying/reading about marketing, real estate investing, stocks, human development, life hacking and start-ups. “In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow,” Lou Holtz. Every chance Mark gets (whether it be while driving, hiking, jogging or working on his laptop) he has an audiobook or podcast playing! He has a huge family in Nebraska and is an uncle to ten amazing nieces and nephews!
Mark is always willing to take on a new project and challenge! For more info please contact him now!