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Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton is a corporate trainer, published author and venture capitalist for the environmental and healthcare sectors. He is the former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for JPMorgan Private Bank in London and has more than 16 years of experience in investment banking.

He left JPMorgan in 2002 to run corporate training leadership workshops for Fortune 100 companies. Over the past 25 years, he has learned wisdom traditions from a number of masters and applied these practices in everyday business situations. His proprietary courses, Stress Free High Performance™ and Optimal Work Flow Strategies™, improve leadership efficiency and impact. His courses are unique: they use wisdom tradition practices in the hard-edged global business environment. His clients include The New York Times, Deloitte & Touche, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative and thought leaders from TIAA-CREF, JPMorgan, The United Nations, IBM, IMG, Lazard’s and various hedge funds. He has lectured at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City, appeared on more than 60 national and international radio shows and has been the keynote speaker on wisdom practices at a number of national hedge fund and private equity industry events.

Mark leverages his investment banking skills into environmental and health-related areas. He successfully arranged a multi-million dollar deal for a clean technology company in the United States, and is raising funds for a global health project in China with a target deal size in excess of $150 million.

Mark is the published author of a book on meditation practices for busy people Meditation in a New York Minute: Super Calm for the Super Busy, Sounds True Publishing. In addition, he teaches wisdom practices at the Booker T. Washington school in Harlem, New York and is the director of Project Bliss, which aims to enliven the human spirit to the power that lies within each one of us.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.