Managing Partner and President, The Stagwell Group

With over 40 years in market-research, advertising, public relations, polling and consulting, Mark Penn has advised top world leaders, led companies, and written a bestselling book. Penn is Founder, President and Managing Partner of The Stagwell Group, a private equity fund that invests in marketing services companies, and previously held leadership roles with Microsoft, WPP Communications, and on electoral campaigns for President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Penn earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and attended Columbia Law School. He is a visiting lecturer at Harvard College and a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University.