Mark J. Gerencser
Mark J. Gerencser is executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a $6-billion global strategy and technology consulting firm with more than 25,000 employees. Mr. Gerencser leads the firm’s Global Commercial Business and also serves as chairman of its Partnership Committee. Previously, he served as the managing director of the Global Government Business, leading the public sector business within the United States and abroad. He has served six terms on the Board of Directors and was a member of Booz Allen's Leadership Team that set the strategic agenda, market strategy, resource allocation and major investments.
Mr. Gerencser has led Booz Allen's National Security business and established its Homeland Security Practice. He created the Commercial Enterprise Resilience Practice serving clients in consumer, financial services, energy and healthcare industries. He also created Booz Allen’s Infrastructure Center of Excellence designed to address America’s greatest infrastructure challenges. Mr. Gerencser joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 1982 as an entry-level consultant.
Mr. Gerencser has had many external leadership roles, including: leading an industry-expert panel addressing NSA's infrastructure resilience; facilitating CEO roundtables addressing the interdependencies between business, trade, and security; hosting a Cyber-Summit for Fortune 1000 and government agency CIOs to create a shared agenda on information privacy and assurance; chairing several technology studies for the Electronics Industries Association to forecast the impact of technological change; leading war games and multi-stakeholder simulations to address port security, bioterrorism, and cybersecurity challenges; and representing industry to several Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Net Assessment initiatives to help assess U.S. defense readiness. He currently serves on a bipartisan policy center commission addressing energy security policy for the United States.
Mr. Gerencser was nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate (Armed Services Committee) as a member of the National Security Education Board, chaired by the Secretary of Defense. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), serves on its Board of Directors and was chairman of its Policy Committee. He is chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland, University College where, in 2009, he received the President’s Medal for his leadership and vision in advancing higher education. Mr. Gerencser is a board member of Security Technology Institute, a nonprofit corporation incubating the growth of new cyber technology companies in the State of Maryland. In 2007, Consulting Magazine named him as among the top 25 most influential consultants in the world. ExecutiveBiz Magazine named him one of the "Top 10 Game Changers" in Washington, D.C., for 2009 and one of the "Top 20 People to Watch" for 2011. Virginia Business Magazine listed him as one of the "Top 25 Executives to Watch in 2011."
Mr. Gerencser co-authored a Washington Post best seller entitled, Megacommunities, which defines how leaders in government, private sector and civil society can tackle today’s global challenges together. He has also authored numerous articles on technology and policy—"Artificial Intelligence," "Robotics and Robotic Vehicles," "Toward a Digital Democracy," "Renewing America's Infrastructure"—and its impact on business or national security. His keynote speech at the 2009 Cybersecurity Symposium was recognized as one of the “best thoughts of the best minds on current national questions” by Vital Speeches of the Day. He has appeared on numerous television news programs, including MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and has also been featured in print
media such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and The
Mr. Gerencser has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College. Outside of consulting, he enjoys golf, snowboarding, martial arts and fast cars.