Mark Burrell is the co-founder of Tongal, a creative social platform for brands and meritocracy for talent. The company was founded on the understanding that creative ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and that although talent is scarce, the pool was and is much larger than the established content creation models recognize. At Tongal, Mark is responsible for business development , sales and strategy leading the world's largest advertisers and agencies into the exciting new possibilities that are created by leveraging Tongal's distributed creative workforce model to produce content for new media.
Previously, he was a partner at Half Shell Entertainment where he managed key content development strategies with HBO and National Lampoon. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Creative at Thunder Road Pictures/Warner Brothers and Intermedia Films where he worked on films ranging from The Quiet American and Adaptation to Terminator 3 and Alexander the Great. Mr. Burrell began his career as an equity derivatives analyst at Morgan Stanley and wisely left after two years.
Tongal has been featured in publications such as Inc., AdWeek, Fortune, Business Week, McKinsey, The Huffington Post, Mashable, Rolling Stone and CNBC and was named one of the 10 most innovative startups in the country by PepsiCo in their inaugural PepsiCo 10 challenge. Mr. Burrell graduated from Boston College with a degree in economics and was the winner of a Superbowl bet on the NY Giants for 1500 dollars