All our Mentors are all passionate volunteers that are supporting startups to grow the economy in New Mexico.
The success of cohort companies depends on the support of our extensive network of professional mentors. Mentors volunteer their time to facilitate workshops, coach companies 1-on-1, and share their business knowledge to help companies make progress towards their key growth milestones.
Mark Gilboard – Business Consultant and Trainer, Albuquerque
Mark Gilboard joins WESST in 2017 after 16+ years as a marketing and advertising research professional with Nielsen Media Research and Clear Channel Outdoor. He focuses on helping people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams with careful and insightful guidance and enthusiasm. Prior to embarking on his corporate career, Mark taught college courses in Media, and Communications, at both CNM and UNM. He has a Master’s Degree in Communication from UNM and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Rhetoric and Spanish from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine. Mark believes Albuquerque is a great place to build successful businesses, and an especially great place to start and raise families. He lives in the Ridgecrest area of town with his wife Kristen and two daughters – Anneliese and Nola, plus a bevy of beasts – canine, feline and reptilian.
David King Business Consultant
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ActivateNM actively establishes relationships with business leaders in the community. Would you like to explore an ActivateNM mentorship? Check out our Become a Mentor page for more information.