Mark Avnet is Vice President of People at Simulmedia. He most recently served as Global Head of Talent Integration & Culture at Wayfair, where he co-led the global Learning & Development team and was responsible for new hire onboarding and company culture initiatives. Prior to joining Wayfair, Mark was an operations, organization, and leadership development consultant at McKinsey & Company and an internal consultant at San Francisco International Airport, where he built and executed SFO’s People Strategy.
Mark began his career as a software engineer, and he later served in technical and policy roles at NASA and was a professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from MIT, an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from MIT.