Mark R. Edwards graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy where he studied mechanical engineering, oceanography and meteorology. He earned an MBA and PhD in strategic marketing at ASU. He served as a director for the largest global food and transportation company and assisted in a series of successful food, agribusiness and technology start-up companies. He served as a professor at Arizona State University for 39 years, teaching food marketing, agribusiness, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Mark founded and operated as CEO of a successful software and assessment firm, TEAMS Intl., for 22 years. He served as principal consultant and created advanced metrics for over 600 firms globally, including 7 of the 10 Fortune Most Admired Companies. He invented many innovative and award-winning metrics, including 360o Feedback. TEAMS Intl, the leader in 360o Feedback, won the prestigious Inc. 500 award for growth, leadership and profitability. TEAMS sold to an international consulting firm in 1999.

Mark authored both a business and a science bestseller. Seven books of his 18 books in the Green Algae Strategy series on sustainable and affordable food, water and energy won international best science and environment book awards. Mark has published over 150 business and scientific journal articles and writes the most popular blog in the algae industry, Algae Secrets for Algae Industry Magazine.

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