Mark DeSantis is CEO of Bloomfield, AI-driven AgTech company. He was previously cofounder and CEO RoadBotics, a venture-backed an AI platform used for infrastructure assessment. He was cofounder and chairman of kWantix, a quant energy hedge fund; cofounder and CEO of kWantera, a GE Ventures-backed energy trading company; CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company; and U.S. managing director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy.
Earlier in his career, Mark was director of government relations for Texas Instruments and held policy positions as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Administration of George H. W. Bush. He was also staff assistant to late U.S. Senator John Heinz and was a management consultant with Booz Allen.
Mark is an adviser to MIR Ventures in Palo Alto and an executive and adviser to Cascadia Capital in Seattle. He also has dual appointment as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark holds a BA and MBA from the University of Dayton, an MS from American University and a PhD in public policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Mark also serves on the boards of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Allies for Children.