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Mark Payne

Mark Payne

Co-Founder and President, Fahrenheit 212

As Co-Founder and President of leading innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, Mark Payne has spearheaded innovation projects that have created over $3Billion in revenue for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial emerging businesses and Private Equity firms.

Fahrenheit 212 has been described as ‘The Innovator’s Paradise’ by Fortune, a ‘White Hot Idea Factory’ by BusinessWeek, the ‘Epicenter of Innovation’ by Esquire, and ‘Melding the Best of McKinsey & IDEO’ by Fast Company.

A regularly quoted innovation expert, his perspectives have appeared in leading publications including Fast Company, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Investor’s Business Daily, Wired and Crane’s. A provocative speaker on the subjects of innovation methodology, creative thinking, growth strategy and design, his recent speaking engagements have included the Chief Innovation Officers’ Summit (New York, London), Harvard Business School’s xDesign Conference, FT Innovate, the Wharton School of Business, Columbia Business School, Pratt Institute of Design, IFT Wellness, New York University, HEC Paris, Johns Hopkins University, and leadership conferences at many top tier companies.

Mark is the author of 'How to Kill a Unicorn' (Penguin Random House/Crown Business, October 2014).