Mark Liston and his team are responsible for hiring over 700 sales professionals for Valpak every year. Liston is a keynote speaker on college campuses across the country, promoting career pathing for new entrepreneurs and sales executives. He has lead workshops with several national college associations on launching careers for young professionals.
Liston is on the Board of Governors for the International Franchise Association’s Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program and is on the Board of the Trustees for IFA’s Educational Foundation. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of DECA/DEX and is on the University of South Florida’s Marketing Department Advisory Council.
Prior to joining Valpak, Liston was in the franchise world as a manager, salesman and recruiter.
Liston is widely known for his Valpakmark blog. He has three Gen Xers and three post Gen Y grandsons. Liston and his wife, Mary Kay, live in Tampa Bay, Florida.