Mark Pattison is a former NFL player, now climbing the Seven Summits. He has successfully climbed 4 of the 7 highest peaks and will become the first NFL player to ever do so once accomplished. He also attempted his 5th summit in May 2017 on Denali but was pushed back by minus 40-60 degree temperatures at the summit so will need to come back to conquer the highest mountain in North America. Mark has also started several multi-million dollar businesses including one venture backed gaming company which was acquired.
Mark has developed his own Seven Summits of Success module based on his experience and the wisdom gained from the gridiron, business, and from the mountaintops of the world's tallest mountains. His plan will help and inspire those that hear him speak to achieve greatness on the field, in business, and while climbing some of the world's most dangerous and difficult mountains - or anywhere else they find themselves. The acronym SUMMITS, represents the roadmap to accomplishment in getting things done: Seed, Unleash, Move, Measure, Improve, Traverse, Summit!! Listen to Mark as he intertwines stories from football, business and mountaineering to learn the secrets of succeeding at each level. Truly transformational!
A percentage of proceeds from all of Mark's speaking engagements goes to his philanthropic work with Waterboys.org.
Jim Mora Jr.
Head Football Coach at UCLA
Having been a teammate, climbing partner and friend of Mark's for over 35 years, I can say without hesitation that he is a man of tremendous integrity, moral conviction and mental toughness. His ability to both lead from the front and be a core team member speaks to both his strength of conviction as well as his selfless attitude. Mark has a vision and an energy that others are naturally drawn to, his ability to inspire others with both his words and actions are beyond compare. This is a man that has reached the highest peaks professionally as an NFL player, in business as an entrepreneur, as a father and as a high altitude mountain climber.
Adventurer, Author, Speaker
Mark's feats on the field and in the mountains are tremendous, his ability to simultaneously lead and be an integral working team member is inspiring and empowering. Mark's energy is infectious and his ability to cut through the noise and isolate what is the essential core challenge is remarkable. This skill, coupled with a strategic vision and inclination toward direct action, creates an environment of success that feels pre-ordained or destined.
Former #1 NFL Draft Pick and Super Bowl Champion
I haven't known Mark for long, but having the opportunity to be involved with our Conquering Kili Campaign for clean water told me all I need to know. Mark is extremely motivated to live his life to the fullest, and help other people in the process. His drive and competitive spirit are infectious. He obviously has a football background, but I believe his true calling is in inspiring and helping others through his adventurous, fearless attitude and where that personality takes him.
Chief Pilot Major US Airline
I have known Mark since 1991 and have met few people of his caliber that still maintain the level of modesty his parents instilled in him as a young boy. He is an unassuming individual that has excelled to the highest levels in all aspects of his life; athletics, entrepreneurial endeavors, adventure travel and the business world. You and your team will discover for yourselves that one's journey in life can be fueled by passion, dedication, inspiration and a straight forward approach.
High School: High School All-American (Junior as WR, Senior as QB)
Inducted Hall of Fame 2005
College: 2 Rose Bowls, 2 Aloha Bowls, 1 Orange Bowl including winning catch.
Played under legendary HOF coach Don James
Inducted Hall of Fame 2016
NFL: Played 5 years.
Member of NFLPA
Drafted in 7th Round by LA Raiders. Also played with NO Saints.
Climber: Kili, Elbrus, Kozi, Aconcagua, Mt Rainier, Mt Whitney, Kili (2nd time on charity mission), Denali (May 2017)
Founder/CEO of Venture-backed Front Porch Classics. Toy of the Year 2001 & 2002, 700 retail stores, 7 countries, acquired.
Founder/CEO of Maverick Consulting Company. Multi-Million dollar branding and import company.
SVP Digital Media Company of Scout
SVP Digital Media Company The Maven. Helped take the company public the first 3 months of operation.
Partnered with Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles and raised over $46,000 to build water wells for the people of Tanzania through his foundation, Waterboys.org.
Raised $10,000 for inner city kids of Los Angeles in 2013 on Kilimanjaro.
Currently serves in a mentorship role with the UCLA football team.