Conscious Capitalism Talk with Mark Kovacevich, President of North American Enterprises for Improving
Join us virtually on Wednesday, January 26th at 7:30 a.m. where Mark and Andrew Rauch, CC Austin Board Director and VP of Growth for Improving speak to Higher Purpose, the idea that every business has a purpose that goes beyond making money.
Conscious Capitalism Talk is a 6-event series that will take place throughout the year and bring the four tenets of Conscious Capitalism to life through inspiring case studies and simple takeaways you can leverage in your company right now.
January 26th, 2022 ( 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM CST)
Mark Kovacevich is the President of North American Enterprises for Improving, an International leader in delivering technology consulting and training. He is responsible for all International operations, execution, and implementation of Improving’s vision and purpose. In addition, Mr. Kovacevich is responsible for the corporate integration of Improving’s mergers and acquisitions strategy. Through a combination of leadership, excellence and teamwork, Improving has enjoyed great success becoming an nine time recipient of the Inc. 500 award. Based in Columbus, Mark’s efforts led the enterprise to eleven Inc. 500/5000 awards, and more than 50 best places to work in the markets that Improving serves.
Mark is very active in the Columbus philanthropic community. He is currently serves on the board of directors for Columbus Speech and Hearing, Alvis 180, The Goodwill Business Advisory Council, the Central Ohio Conscious Capitalism chapter and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. A proud graduate from The Ohio State University, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, two girls and watching the Buckeyes deliver another win against Michigan.
Finally, Mr. Kovacevich was a proud recipient of Business First’s 40 under 40 award in 2010.
Andrew Rauch has more than 25 years of experience working with and serving with board of directors, CEO’s, executives and business owners on matters of strategy, sales and marketing, technology, business and capital development.
Mr. Rauch has jointly or independently served and advised more than 200 for profit and not-for-profit organizations in industries including technology, training, real estate, telecommunications, professional services, banking, manufacturing, logistics and venture philanthropy.
Mr. Rauch has helped launch and grow numerous ventures including, SOLIDleaders a C-Suite coaching, mentoring and consulting firm, Solid Green Companies a provider of SMART Net Zero™ energy buildings, SalesOverDrive and SalesOutsourcing Pros, a marketing, sales and business development advisory firm, C12 Group, a local and leading Christian CEO roundtable, executive coaching, and business advisory group, higherhands, a venturephilanthropy.com backed real-estate maintenance company equipping, mentoring and providing jobs to unemployed men in the local church.
Mr. Rauch has served in various business growth and leaderships roles including, Vice President of Growth for Improving Nearshore, a digital services firm focused on helping well-funded start-ups to enterprise brands transform their business by leveraging digital innovation. Vice President of Sales at The Knowledge Capital Group, where he was responsible for delivering strategic marketing, sales, and business development advisory services to more than 300 technology companies. Mr. Rauch has also held various business development roles with technology start-ups including Agillion, iChat, InfraWorks, and Motive Communications.Mr. Rauch earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.
Mr. Rauch is married to Sabrina, has three children and resides in Dripping Springs, Texas.
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