About Mark

Mark Deutsch (pronounced DOYCH – since I know that’s not one you see every day!) is the guy behind all things Mark M. Deutsch, LLC.

Mark has over 18 years of experience working with small businesses and entrepreneurs to improve results and drive profitability. He has a unique ability to see quickly to the heart of matters and communicate complex ideas in simple, easy-to understand ways. He is a master at long and short range planning for optimal results.

Mark has also been in your shoes. He has served at a C-level with more than a dozen businesses that had 0 to 100 employees; start-up to mature stages; and with companies that succeeded and others that did not. He is an author of the national best-selling book, Building the Ultimate Network, and an Adjunct Professor for the Community College Workforce Alliance, teaching courses in Sales, Marketing, and Networking. Mark has undergraduate degrees in Communication, German and Business from the University of Central Florida and a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University.

Called the “Mayor of Richmond, Virginia,” and the “guy who knows everyone,” Mark moved to Richmond, VA from Orlando, FL in 1993, knowing no one except the manager of the company he was coming to work for. Today he has a personal and professional network without equal, and Mark is a Master Networker, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, Seminar Leader, Online Information Marketer, and life-long Entrepreneur. Currently, Mark is the Executive Director & CEO of BNI (Business Network International) – Central Virginia, the largest and most successful business referral organization in Virginia; as well as the Dean of Elephant University (part of Dancing Elephants Achievement Group), a training company where he works with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales people who are ready to stop growing in fits and starts and are ready to make exponential leaps in their incomes.  He is widely recognized as THE EXPERT for building your business by referrals.

The son of German immigrants who survived forced labor camps after WW II, Mark cut his teeth in an environment of hard work, survival, overcoming obstacles, and bootstrapping. He built his first multi-million dollar company before he was 30 years old, lost it all, and has bounced back. Mark authors hundreds of articles and he speaks more than 200 times every year to trade associations, business organizations, and professional groups on the topics of networking, sales, marketing, search engine marketing, and social media marketing. Mark is an active member of several boards, and he also owns equity positions in a number of small and mid-sized private businesses across a variety of industries. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and received an MBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Averett University.

When not working, Mark spends as much time as possible with his very understanding family – Henly (his lovely and talented wife), his young sons, Jack & Davis, and our dog that we rescued – Jasper.  He is also a very competitive tennis & soccer player.  The Deutsch family lives in the West End of Richmond and they love to travel whenever possible.

Give Mark a call directly at (804) 338-3987 or shoot him an email at mark@markdeutsch.com.

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