Mark Walztoni

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25+ years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer, human capital advisor, and executive coach assisting clients with M&As, turnarounds, and growth.


Mark Walztoni

Mark Walztoni has more than 35 years of experience as a coach, consultant, and executive leading geographically, functionally, and culturally diverse corporate and entrepreneurial teams.

Walztoni offers CEO and board advising, senior executive coaching, C-suite consulting, and executive and organizational assessment. He specializes in assisting companies with assessing their talent, teaming, and productivity risks during M&A due diligence and integration, leveraging a combination of broad M&A experience and executive coaching and assessment skills.

Walztoni is the Managing Director of Sustainable Ventures Alliance, LLC. Through Sustainable Ventures, he assists inventors, entrepreneurs, and investors with technology commercialization, and provides human capital advisory services to private equity–funded ventures and professional services firms. His portfolio includes such clients as Adidas, Lockheed Martin, and Flywheel Ventures. He is also a cofounder, and the chief business development officer, of Lotus Leaf Coatings, Inc., a PE-funded company that commercializes coating technologies. There he launched the business development and marketing role and raised three rounds of private equity investments.

Prior to Sustainable Ventures, he was SVP of Human Resources for Thomson Prometric, a $310M business unit with 3,500 employees across 11 countries in the US, Australia, Asia, and Europe. He led the integration of Prometric and the subsequent acquisition of another $70M, 700-employee competitor. Additionally, he reduced HR labor expense by 40% while keeping voluntary turnover below 9%, implemented a new HR business partner model, and led major outsourcing efforts that resulted in additional cost reductions.

Walztoni held his first SVP of HR role at iGate Capital Management, Inc. When Walztoni joined, iGate had 6,000 employees and was transforming from a global systems integration company into an e-service / venture capital firm. To enable the transition, he recruited and onboarded more than 30 senior executives, including business unit CEOs. He also merged and integrated three businesses and increased their total combined revenues from $60M to $133M.

Walztoni has held numerous other senior executive and consulting positions. In brief, they include: VP of Corporate Development for Microstrategy, Inc., a $200M software and consulting company; Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Computer Horizons Corp., a systems integration company (for which he developed and implemented due diligence and staff integration for 6 M&As); and director of HR, chief of staff, and Director of People Development – East / Great Lakes Region for Ernst and Young, LLP. He began his career at American Express Company, where he held various recruiting and generalist roles of increasing responsibility over the 10 years he served there.

Walztoni holds an MA in Organizational Psychology, with a concentration in Organizational Change and Assessment Methods, from Columbia University. He also holds a double-major BS in Business and Speech from Northeastern Illinois University. Among the 7 boards he has served on are those of the New Mexico Angels, the New Mexico Biotech and Biomedical Engineering Association, and the state International Coach Federation. He is a certified executive coach and senior HR professional, and is also certified by Hogan Assessments, Linkage Assessments, and Bridges Transitions.