Mark Morris is a professor of business management and entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has founded three ventures and has advised family and privately backed companies around the world. He specializes in working with family and private entrepreneurial firms through transitions such as business model development, leadership succession and business development. While working at consulting firms such as Deloitte Consulting and Bain & Company he also has advised the executives at Fortune 500 firms in performance improvement initiatives and change management. Mark received a BA from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has been married to his wonderful wife JoEllen for 15 years. They have six children. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, playing games with his children and cheering for his native Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
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