Obey Your Strengths
13 / Authentic Leadership with Mark Roenigk
Jul 2, 2019
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“Hardwired for Authentic Leadership and Excellence in Execution.”  Kathy Kersten speaks with Mark Roenigk, an influential change agent that has helped lead some of the world’s best technology companies grow from small enterprises to hyperscale in just a matter of years.   Mark’s Top 5 Signature Themes are Achiever, Responsibility, Arranger, Relator, Individualization.

As a head of hardware engineering, Mark is responsible for the building, scaling and innovation of infrastructure at one of the world’s leading tech companies. Previously, Mark was the COO at Rackspace, where he managed the global infrastructure and associated services such as data center engineering, operations, hardware design, networking, infrastructure services, supply chain, procurement, facilities, physical & cyber security and enterprise IT. Mark began his career as an engineer at Compaq before moving into management, and has held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Intuit, Sirius XM, and eBay/PayPal.

Mark has been a strong supporter of charities dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities. He is on the Board of Directors of Taelor’s House Foundation, Morgan’s Wonderland and supports the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, Special Olympics and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He previously served as technology advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is the current chairman and president of the Open Compute Foundation. Mark holds a BBA degree in management from Texas A&M University.

Kathy Kersten is the host of Obey Your Strengths, the podcast dedicated to fanning the flame of the Strengths movement one success story at a time.  As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach since 2008, Kathy has helped 70+ organizations, hundreds of teams and thousands of individuals leverage individual’s strengths to increase performance.  Kathy’s Top 5 Signature Themes are Strategic, Input, Learner, Belief, Maximizer. If you would like information on individual, team or organizational coaching, visit kathykersten.com.

To discover your own strengths, visit gallupstrengthscenter.com.

Instagram: @kathy.kersten
Facebook: @obeyyourstrengths
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