Mark Bond

Having been brought in to “turn around”, grow or sell a number of businesses during his career, Mark has always had a passion for improving business performance through people. This has enabled him to work with entrepreneurs and senior business leaders to improve both their own and their team’s performance through having a clear vision, the right strategy and great operational execution to a plan.

Mark has coached, developed and run management teams in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the US, from 50 – 8,000 people in size. He has a reputation as easy to work with and someone who is approachable and comfortable at all levels within the organisation.

His background is running and growing businesses across a number of sectors over the last thirty years ranging in size from £20 million to £3bn turnover. This has been evenly mixed across large corporates and smaller/startup organisations. Mark has been involved in several acquisitions and successful sales through both trade and public offerings. These have predominantly been in the technology sector but Mark has also run businesses in the airline, fintech and marketing services sectors.

Mark spent a number of years as a director at Vodafone running both their consumer and B2B businesses in the UK, along with stints as both Strategy and Operations Director. He has also held various COO and Chief Exec roles at other organisations.

Marks now runs Vistage groups in his local business community that allow him to use his experience to help MD’s and CEO’s develop themselves and their businesses while exercising his passion for developing people. His groups are suitable for business owners, MDs or CEOs, who want to improve their business results, the performance of their team while developing their own leadership skills and style.

Mark is married to Amanda and lives in Wantage, has two grown up kids and is a keen cyclist and general sports fan.