|Mark Levine is a Managing Director of Silicon Valley Communication Partners. Mark has more than 25 years of communication experience in Employee Communications, Public Relations, and Community Relations. |
With a degree in Journalism and Masters courses in Mass Communication, Mark worked for newspapers, magazines, and a Public Relations agency prior to joining global Silicon Valley high technology companies. From 1986-1991, Mark was Manager of Employee Communications for Tandem Computers, later acquired by Digital Equipment Company (DEC), which was acquired by Compaq Computers, which was ultimately acquired by Hewlett Packard, Inc. While at Tandem, Mark was responsible for their employee publications, including a management magazine, and a four-color employee newsletter.
In 1991, National Semiconductor hired Gil Amelio as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Amelio orchestrated a change process to improve the company's business and people processes and he brought in Mark to drive the global Employee Communication process. Mark's accomplishments were included in Profit from Experience, a book about the change process at National Semiconductor written by Mr. Amelio.
In 1996, Mark moved to 3Com Corporation. In this role, he led the team that developed the internal communication strategy around the acquisition of US Robotics one of the largest technology mergers of its time. During his years with 3Com, he provided communication support to two CEOs, focused on global strategic Employee Communications, and developed and rolled out a unique global employee Expo, an internal trade show, to communicate company strategy. For a number of months, Community Relations reported directly to Mark. In addition, he was responsible for the Fortune Magazine Best Places to Work application process and related employee surveys.
Before joining Silicon Valley Communication Partners, Mark worked for Cadence Design Systems, a global electronic design automation (EDA) company. His work for Cadence was similar in scope to that accomplished at the prior three high technology companies. In fact, the global Expo concept was replicated in this company, with internal strategy trade shows throughout the US, Europe, Asia and India.