Mark Jeffrey was one of the very first people ever to podcast an MP3 audiobook novel online. His first podcast novel, THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT was released in 2005 and has received over 2.5 million downloads to date. It was published in hardcover by Harper Collins in 2011.
He is also an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors. These include The Palace (sold to Communities.com in 1998), Zero Degrees (sold to InterActive Corp/IAC in 2004), Mahalo (now Inside.com), ThisWeekIn, and Glossi. He has authored five books, including the Max Quick series, published and optioned by Harper Collins. Mark consults as a technology co-founder to a portfolio of companies in tablets, mobile, digital media, social, crypto-currency and digital publishing.
Mark served as Chief Product Officer on the founding team of Glossi.com, a new site where anyone can create and self-publish digital magazines. Mark formulated the core idea behind the company, and then managed product design, technology, and ongoing competitive analysis on Glossi's product, business, and technology.
Mark co-founded and served as founding CEO of the web television network ThisWeekIn.
Mark was the founding CTO of Mahalo.com (now Inside.com), a human-powered search and learning site, backed by Sequoia Capital (Google, Youtube, Yahoo), CBS, Newscorp, and Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX).
Mark was Co-Founder and VP Product & Technology for the early business social networking company, ZeroDegrees.
Founded in 2002, Mark sold the company to Barry Diller's IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004, with more than one million registered users.
Mark's first company, The Palace, was backed by Time Warner, Intel and Softbank, and sold to Communities.com in 1998. The Palace was a popular avatar virtual world environment that grew to 10 million users at its peak. The Palace was selected 'The Best of 1996' by Entertainment Weekly, and received numerous awards and coverage including: a Webby Award nomination; "Cool Innovation of the Year" nomination; and was selected as the Chicago SUN-Times' Best Website in 1998.
Mark has been named one of '50 to Watch' by Variety magazine, a 'Hero of Multimedia' by Entertainment Weekly and presented at the very first Harvard Conference on The Internet and Society in 1996.
Mark is the author of five books of fiction, published both traditionally, online and as an audio podcast. His first novel, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT is published by HarperCollins, which holds an option on the series. Mark was one of the first three people ever to podcast a novel: MAX QUICK originally received over 2.5 million downloads in 2005.
Mark holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire and is a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.