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President, Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search
Author, The Hiring Compass
Certified Stages of Growth / Growth Curve Strategist; Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst
Mark is Founder and President of Bluewater Advisory, and Managing Director of Bluewater Search, the award-winning retained recruitment division of Bluewater Advisory. Bluewater is considered an elite firm in the Talent Management business and adds significant value to organizations throughout the United States in three primary areas:
1. Leadership & Organizational Development
2. Selection & Recruitment
3. Strategic Planning & Succession Planning with comprehensive talent,
operational and organizational alignment.
Mark’s work focuses primarily on “maximizing the art and science of talent management”. He is an expert at recognizing and measuring talent and soft skills, leveraging his talent through direct client work and guiding the Bluewater Search team of Market Directors and expert Selection Specialists.
In 2018, Mark was honored with the Bill Brooks Impact Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies the influence and spirit that the late Bill Brooks brought to the sales, assessment and talent management industries. In 2017, Mark was awarded the Bud Bowers Contributor of the Year title, which recognizes extraordinary contributions and leadership that personified the late Bud Bowers whose contributions significantly enriched the fields of assessments and human capital management. In January of 2013, Mark won Target Training International’s Blue Diamond Award recognizing him as a trusted partner for his cooperation, dedication, and contribution to his clients and Target Training International, Ltd. In January of 2012, Mark and the Bluewater team were awarded the distinguished honor of 2011 Selection Specialist of Year from Target Training International for outstanding growth while retaining a 100% retention rate for client new-hire placements. Bluewater combines TTI’s patented Job Benchmarking process with proactive and proprietary sourcing and selection methodology, resulting in job fit and engagement levels unparalleled in the industry.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore, County, and was awarded an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Loyola University Maryland. Mark resides in Eldersburg, MD where he and his lovely wife Janet are blessed with two daughters. Hobbies include running, golf and saltwater fishing, and Mark also proudly serves on non-profit Boards of Directors and is an advocate for the elderly.
Partner, Bluewater Advisory
Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst; Certified Professional Values Analyst
Lindsey is one of Bluewater Advisory’s two Partners. Bluewater is considered an elite firm in the Talent Management business and adds significant value to organizations throughout the United States in three primary areas:
1. Leadership & Organizational Development
2. Succession Planning with comprehensive talent, operational
and organizational alignment
3. Recruitment and selection strategy.
In addition to serving as project lead on various client engagements, Lindsey’s passion for organizational development shows in her involvement in workshops, leadership programs and other group and individual training programs. Lindsey draws from her professional experience prior to joining Bluewater, as well as her degree from Central Michigan University in Interpersonal Communication and Public Communication, with a minor in Marketing.
Since joining the Bluewater team in the fall of 2014, Lindsey has led and participated in scores of client engagements. In addition to serving as Principal on dozens of Leadership programs, a few highlights include:
- Co-lead on Vision, Mission & Values retreat for a 50-year old professional services client
- Principal lead and trainer for a $1 billion professional services client
- Co-lead and project manager for Succession & Strategic Planning for a large family business client
- Principal lead and Job benchmarking expert, including over 20 job benchmarks for a single client
- Co-lead and content strategist on Bluewater’s acclaimed Leadership Rising program
- Co-lead on a Strategic Planning retreat and full plan for a third-generation large family conglomerate
- Principal lead on DreamSMALL, Bluewater’s impactful goal setting & attainment program
Lindsey is an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, and currently lives near Frederick, Maryland with her husband Gabe, and her daughter, Maggie, and son, Barrett.