Mark Strassman is senior vice president of industry and product management for Blackboard. Mark oversees the company's product and integrated portfolio strategy and roadmap to make sure that Blackboard continues to build solutions that delight educators and their students.
Previously, Mark held various executive management positions at Autodesk. While responsible for Autodesk’s core products, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, he reinvigorated the product line with groundbreaking design and functionality, doubling the business. At Autodesk, he also led the media & entertainment, plant design, and construction businesses.
He came to Autodesk from Kivera, now known as TeleCommunication Systems, where he was vice president of products and marketing. Prior to Kivera, he was the founder and chief executive officer of two successful technology companies in the wireless and IT industries. He served in senior strategic product management and marketing positions at Macromedia, where he introduced and established Flash as a web standard. He also held senior marketing and product management positions at Adobe Systems, where he worked on various web products and initiatives, including PageMill, Acrobat, and GoLive.
Mark earned a master’s degree from the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and industrial archaeology magna cum laude from Brown University.
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