Mark Francis, MBA
- Title: Academic Coach, Marketing
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Mark holds an MBA and MA in Sports Administration as well as a Diploma in University Teaching. He currently serves as Principal and Founder of MARK ONE Sports & Entertainment in Los Angeles and whose key clients have included Edwards Technologies International, Panasonic, California Center and BaAM Productions. He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Business at UCLA Anderson’s Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports, and is a course developer and Adjunct Professor for the MBA program in Hockey Business for Athabasca University in Edmonton, Canada. Mark also had the privilege of acting as the Lead Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Custom Programs in Sports & Entertainment Marketing in Shanghai, China in 2016, and served in a similar capacity for Jiaotong University of Shanghai in 2018.
Mark boasts a wealth of experience at all levels of Sports & Entertainment with significant interest and expertise in fan/guest engagement technologies, large-scale event management and marketing. He speaks regularly on numerous topics related to the Business of Sports, having appeared most recently at the 2017 UCLA Anderson Big Data Conference, 2016 Prime Time Sports Management Conference (Toronto), 2015 Gravity Summit & UCLA Sports Technology Panel, 2014 SATE Conference in Themed Entertainment, 2014 LA Dodgers/LA Chamber of Commerce panel on Sports Technology, 2014 Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Panel on the “Art of Negotiation in Sports,” 2014 United Talent Agency Panel on Sports Technology, Chapman University Law School, Occidental College, UCLA Extension, University of New Brunswick and UCLA’s Annual Pulse Conference on Sports & Entertainment. Through his current and prior professional associations with numerous esteemed Sports & Entertainment organizations, Mark has developed an extensive professional network of leaders throughout all levels of these industries, many of whom appear annually during his Sports Business program at UCLA Anderson. He also serves on the international board of advisors for the European-based IBJA Sports Alliance Group.
Mark has served Head Coach the Men’s Ice Hockey program at UCLA since 2010 and won the 2017 PAC 8 Conference Championship along with the LA Kings College Cup and Crosstown Cup Championships respectively. He was also selected as one of two finalists for the PAC 8 Coach of the Year Award for 2012 and was selected as Head Coach of the PAC-8 Selects at the ACHA National Championships in Philadelphia in 2011 and 2013 respectively. He also served a two-year term serving as the Associate Executive Director of the PAC 8 Men’s Hockey Conference. Mark holds 2 CIS (Canada) National Silver Medals and 2 Atlantic University Sport Championships from his time with the University of New Brunswick Men’s Ice Hockey program.
MBA, University of New Brunswick
MA Sports Administration, University of New Brunswick
University Teaching Diploma, University of New Brunswick