After quitting his job at age 23 so that he didn't have to work for people with whom he didn't want to share a water cooler any longer, Mark decided to try his hand at digital product development and began working with some of the UK's biggest organisations, including the NHS, JCB and the Ministry of Defence.
But that wasn't enough, he struggled with the idea of having a "boss" and the stifling feeling that brought with it. Mark decided after a few years as a freelance digital consultant that the only way to actually control his own lifestyle was to work truly for himself, on things that he loves.
So, in 2008 he set up his first "real" business. Obviously, in 2008 that was a web design business.
Since then, Mark has gone on to create a globally successful design agency, work on two tech startups with some serious stories to tell and create a personal brand that has resulted in an audience of worldwide fans who appreciate his "no BS" attitude and straight-talking demeanour.
A regular speaker across the world at tech, business and podcast events, particularly in the United States. A straight-talking, no BS millennial speaker, Mark talks on productivity, startups, work/life balance, personal branding, digital product development, user experience and all aspects of modern marketing.
Right now, Mark is CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, one of the UK's leading podcast companies and was the vision behind the suite of products from Rebel Base Media including a podcast hosting, analytics & distribution platform (Captivate.fm), the world's #1 managed WordPress platform for podcaster (Podcast Websites), Podcast Success Academy & podcast interaction tech, Poductivity along with the Rebel Base Media podcast production studio in Sheffield.
Mark is currently only undertaking selected speaking engagements in order to focus on the development of the Rebel Base Media suite of podcasting products.
You'll find him speaking at the world's best membership conference, Retain Live, Atomicon, Podcast Movement and other specific podcasting events throughout the next few months, having closed his last speaking tour with a range of events at the last Podcast Movement, Podfest Multimedia Expo, the Harvard Club of New York, Harvard University, Fincon, CMA Live and Game Changers Live.
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Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.
Billed as the U.K. podcast expert, Mark is CEO & co-founder of Rebel Base Media, a podcast tech and strategy company that owns Captivate.fm, Poductivity, Podcast Websites, Podcast Success Academy & Rebel Base Studios.
He's a wildly approachable Brit and Star Wars/DC Comics geek.