Mark Sears is the Founder & CEO of CloudFactory. Mark is passionate about using his blend of technology and business experience towards the vision of connecting one million people to online work. Mark started his career as a software developer with Sun Microsystems before spending 10 years in different technology and product roles at startups around North America. He helped a five-person tech startup grow to 130 employees after raising $48 million in capital, then ventured out to run his own company for six years. In 2008, his two week vacation to Nepal was extended a few weeks then a few months, ultimately living there with his wife for 6 years where their two beautiful kids and startup (CloudFactory) was born. Mark and family were based in the Raleigh/Durham, NC office the last three years to help build out sales and marketing but recently moved to Reading, UK to open up a new CloudFactory Global HQ. A proud Canadian, Mark grew up in Red Deer, AB then studied computer science with a business minor at the University of Alberta.