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Mark French

Board of Advisors @ The Players' Tribune

Sports / Entertainment Entrepreneur

New York, New York

Ranked #487 out of 9,738 for Board of Advisors in New York

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Mark French's Work Experience

The Players' Tribune

Board of Advisors

February 2015 to Present

Greater New York City Area

Mission Athletecare

Founder-Inventor, Court Grip™ / Founding Partner, MISSION Athletecare™

2010 to Present

Greater New York City Area

Relativity Media

Creator / Executive Producer Fit Team Five - in conjunction with RELATIVITY Media

January 2013 to Present

Greater Los Angeles Area

Mark French's Education

Ithaca College

Bachelor's Communication and Media Studies

1993 to 1997

Avon Old Farms

1991 to 1993

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About Mark French's Current Company

The Players' Tribune

Mark recently joined Derek Jeter’s Board of Advisors for The Players’ Tribune™. The Players Tribune is a compelling rich-content site that features unfiltered perspective and storytelling from the world’s best athletes. Mark is helping Jeter and the All Star Team of Advisors and contributors including NEA, Legendary Entertainment, Kobe Bryant, Russell Wilson, Andrew McCutchen, Blake Griffin, Danika...

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About Mark French

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Mark French has created and operated disruptive business innovations in the media, sports and consumer goods industries. Mark is a Founding Partner of MISSION Athletecare™ and Inventor of Court Grip™, an NBA endorsed, patented traction enhancing formula and delivery system that Mark developed with Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. Mark and his team also launched EnduraCool™ a revolutionary instant-cooling product line. Mark works closely with celebrity athlete partners Dwyane Wade, Serena Williams, Reggie Bush, etc. on the development and marketing of the MISSION products. With their astronomical revenue growth, MISSION recently secured $35 million dollars of growth capital. Mark recently joined Derek Jeter’s Board of Advisors for The Players’ Tribune™. Mark is helping Jeter and partners (NEA, Legendary Entertainment, Kobe Bryant, Russell Wilson, Blake Griffin, etc.) with strategy, athlete relations, fundraising, marketing and recruiting. Mark is the Executive Producer/Creator of a FIT TEAM FIVE™, a ground breaking interactive kids TV show. Combining forces with Shuki Levy (creator of the Power Rangers) and Relativity TV, French has created an entertainment property with the power to get children off the couch and exercising. FTF™ features celebrity athletes and is premiering in 2016. Mark is the Co-Founder of IS™, a live location sharing mobile tech company. With the backing of acclaimed activist investor Nelson Peltz, Silicon Valley’s legendary angel investor Ron Conway and SV Angel, Mark and his partners will launch IS globally in 2016. Mark is a Founding Partner of RNN-TV™. He is Co-Chairman of REVOLVER New York™ and he serves on the Board of NFTE. Mark was an accomplished media intra-preneur. As the Founder/GM of NBC’s Universal’s alternative media division, NBC Everywhere, Mark developed a national OOH network featuring screens in taxis, trains, gas pumps, etc. delivering 3BB annual captive mobile impressions. www.markfrench.infoBoard of Advisors @ Mark recently joined Derek Jeter’s Board of Advisors for The Players’ Tribune™. The Players Tribune is a compelling rich-content site that features unfiltered perspective and storytelling from the world’s best athletes. Mark is helping Jeter and the All Star Team of Advisors and contributors including NEA, Legendary Entertainment, Kobe Bryant, Russell Wilson, Andrew McCutchen, Blake Griffin, Danika Patrick, etc. with strategy, fundraising, athlete relations, marketing, strategic partnerships and talent recruiting. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Greater New York City AreaFounder-Inventor, Court Grip™ / Founding Partner, MISSION Athletecare™ @ Mark is a Founding Partner of MISSION Athletecare™ and Inventor of Court Grip™, an NBA endorsed, patented traction enhancing formula and delivery system. Mark’s invention has been credited by ESPN, CNBC, the NBA, etc. as ‘one of the most dynamic innovations in the sports industry’. Mark developed his Court Grip business with an all-star team of partners including Miami Heat World Champion Dwyane Wade. In addition to Dwyane Wade, Mark worked closely with NBA superstars Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Brandon Jennings, as well as the NBA, the NBA Trainers, and several premiere NCAA and NBA coaches who all endorse Court Grip. Starting in Footlocker, Court Grip was recognized as one of the fastest selling accessories in sports retail history and is now available in more than 20,000 retail locations worldwide. Today, Mark is in discussions with the leading global sneaker manufacturers who are looking to maximize Mark’s patents of embedding his Court Grip formula directly into the sole of the sneaker. Prior to the official launch of Court Grip, Mark merged his business with MISSION, and joined as President and led the company’s product innovation, marketing and M&A efforts. Mark and his team launched EnduraCool™ a revolutionary instant-cooling product line. Mark worked closely with partners Serena Williams, Reggie Bush, Ryan Tannehill, etc. on the development and marketing of the EnduraCool product lines. Mark produced and directed all of MISSION’s national marketing campaigns and led PR activations for the company. Including unprecedented integration into programs like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Sports Center, the Tonight Show, Mark orchestrated some of the most high profile product features. Under Mark’s leadership, MISSION was recognized with global and national awards for consumer goods packaging, sports marketing and product innovation. With their astronomical revenue growth, MISSION recently secured $35 million dollars of growth capital. From 2010 to Present (5 years) Greater New York City AreaCreator / Executive Producer Fit Team Five - in conjunction with RELATIVITY Media @ Combining forces with RELATIVITY Media, Shuki Levy (creator of the Power Rangers) and strategic partners in the children’s entertainment and youth health industries, Mark and his team have developed a kids entertainment property with the power to get kids off the couch and excited about fitness. -FIT TEAM FIVE™ will feature guest celebrities and athletes who will unite in helping kids become healthy through the show’s world-class fitness content. -Mark and his partners at RELATIVITY TV are currently developing pre-production materials and a pilot for FIT TEAM FIVE out of RELATIVITY’s studios in Los Angeles. All of RELATIVITY Media’s seven divisions (Relativity Studios, Relativity Music, Relativity Sports, M3 Fashion Division, etc.) are working with Mark and team to maximize the I.P. of Fit team Five™ for maximum distribution and product extensions. http://markfrench.info/fit-team-five/ From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaCo-Founder @ Mark’s experience and passion for creating impactful mobile platforms drew him to his latest mobile technology venture, IS™ (In-Sight). Mark is the Co-Founder of IS, a real time ephemeral location mobile application which is quickly changing the way consumers interact with their friends, share where they are, where they are planning on being, and documenting those experiences that matter most. With the backing of acclaimed activist investor Nelson Peltz, Silicon Valley’s legendary angel investor Ron Conway and SV Angel, Mark and his IS partners benefit from the knowledge and experience of some of the most adept and successful investors. With offices in Chelsea, and a world class team of mobile developers, designers, IS is one of the brightest new tech companies headquartered in New York City. Following the recent soft launch in Australia, and the explosion of user activation on select college campuses in the U.S., IS will be launching globally in early 2016. http://markfrench.info/is/ From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Greater New York City AreaCo-Chairman @ Mark is Co-Chairman of REVOLVER New York™, a full-service creative agency specializing in lifestyle marketing, brand development and product design. Their client roster includes Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Trump Hotel Collection, Marriot Word Wide, Hilton Curio, and some of the world’s top luxury hoteliers. REVOLVER is a collective of entrepreneurs, designers, writers, thinkers, doers, musicians and artists. As Co-Chairman of the board, Mark helps the CEO build the culture and vision of the agency. From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Greater New York City AreaFounder-General Manager/Senior Vice President @ -Created and managed NBC Everywhere (digital out-of-home television network), which included first ever screens in taxis, trains, gas pumps, on college campuses, at checkout counters in supermarkets, fitness centers, etc. -NBC Everywhere garnered 3B annual captive impressions, generating over $20M in new OOH advertising dollars in 1st operating year. -Managed programming, sales, technology, finance, business development/M&A and marketing departments. -Hosted the 1st ever digital-out-of-home upfront, which was credited with changing the digital-out-of-home /mobile advertising marketplace. http://markfrench.info/the-nbc-everywhere-story/ From 2008 to 2011 (3 years) Greater New York City AreaSenior Director of Strategic Partnerships @ -Oversaw NBC TV Station’s Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Unit. -Operated a business unit focused on tactical programming & marketing solutions geared towards increasing audience & non-traditional revenue growth for NBCU’s TV Stations. -Mark built & executed NBC’s product integration (branded entertainment) business, generating north of $18MM in new revenue. -Created and managed first NBC Flag Football Tournament. This ground breaking initiative delivered 3 revenue streams to NBC Universal: sponsored on-air / online media promotions featuring Jerome Bettis and the Sunday Night Football broadcast team, onsite event sponsorships and tournament registration fees. -Conceptualized, developed, sold and implemented customized multi-platform marketing and programming initiatives resulting in over $70 million in new business for NBC Universal. -Developed and implemented creation of NBC’s groundbreaking product integration strategy into the daytime TV show, iVillage Live. -Created, managed and executed the pre-show launch sale of 12 annual product integration sponsors, including all Estee Lauder brands, Kraft Brands, Healthy Choice, Bally Fitness, Unilever Brands, GE, Overstock.com, P&G brands, etc. http://markfrench.info/nbc-strategic-partnerships-marketing/ http://www.nbcuni.com From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Greater New York City AreaBachelor's, Communication and Media Studies @ Ithaca College From 1993 to 1997 Avon Old Farms From 1991 to 1993 Mark French is skilled in: Business Development, Sponsorship, Social Media Marketing, Sports Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing, Social Media, Advertising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Event Management, Public Relations, Event Planning, Brand Development, Integrated Marketing, Social Networking


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