Mark Fornasiero (Vice Chairman)

Mark Fornasiero became involved with “I Have A Dream” in 1992 as a business school student, helping to launch the athletic program for the East Palo Alto, CA Flood School. In the following year, he co-founded the after-school program, which provided supervision, academic support, and extracurricular activities for the students. In addition, Mr. Fornasiero served on the Board and as Director of Corporate Fundraising for The MBA Challenge for Charity, the largest MBA nonprofit organization worldwide.

Mr. Fornasiero is Managing Partner with Clarendon Group, a firm focused on developing investments and providing strategic advisory services to the transportation and logistics industry. In 2000, Mr. Fornasiero conceived and co-founded RoadLink as Clarendon’s first investment, which became the first national company focused on pick-up/delivery of intermodal (ocean/rail) containers. Mr. Fornasiero served on RoadLink’s Board and held the roles of CFO and Chief Strategy Officer until 2008, following the company’s sale. Previously, Mr. Fornasiero was a management consultant in the transportation/logistics practice of A.T. Kearney.

Mr. Fornasiero graduated with honors from Cornell University with bachelor’s degrees in operations research and economics in 1989. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1994, where he received a Public Management Program certificate and was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.