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Mark Pattison, speaker
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Mark Pattison

    • Former 5 Year NFL Player
    • Completed Seven Summits culminating with his ascent to the top of Mt Everest in May of 2021
    • Sports Illustrated Executive


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Mark Pattison Speaker Biography

Mark Pattison is a former NFL player who has just completed the Seven Summits having scaled Mt Everest on May 23rd, 2021. He became the 2nd NFL player to ever accomplish this goal having climbed the world’s highest peaks (Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Elbrus, Mt Kosciuszko, Aconcagua, Denali, Vinson and Mt Everest) which he started in 2013.
Mark played 5 years in the NFL and then went on to start several successful multi-million-dollar businesses in which one was venture-backed and acquired by University Games in 2008. Today, Mark is a senior executive for Sports Illustrated and helped to take the parent company The Arena Group public onto the NYSE in 2022.

Current Following:

250,000+ Finding Your Summit Podcast downloads after 250 + episodes:

In 2017, Mark launched his weekly podcast series called Finding Your Summit, which can be found on his website or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Mark interviews high achievers who have overcome adversity and gone on to find success in whatever medium they have chosen: Mark’s guests have ranged from a shark attack victim, POW in Vietnam, Navy Seals, Professional Athletes, and Mountaineers to Relationships & Business & Music & Hollywood stars.

450k+ Social Media Followers Across Multiple Platforms:

Mark launched his Facebook Fan Page in 2016 and now has over 320,000 “likes” with a global engaged audience as his page continues to grow over 1,000 people per week. His Instagram feed has over 25,000 dedicated & engaged followers. Mark is also active on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Links to all of Mark’s Socials can also be found on his website, MarkPattisonNFL.com.

Mark was chosen to be featured on a new segment called Life After Football during pregame of the Raider/Chiefs pregame during week seven on the NFL NETWORKS. Mark shares his journey of how he found the mountains after going through a challenging time in his life. The video can also, be found on homepage of Mark’s Website. The NFL also produced a Documentary called Searching for the Summit which one a 2022 Emmy Award for Best Short Documentary.

Mark is also a philanthropist having raised over $150,000 for various causes and most recently, partnering with non-profit Higher Ground, based in Sun Valley. Mark’s daughter Emilia has epilepsy which motivated him to get involved in helping others.


Most of us are in search of something greater — to find an elevated purpose in our work and in our lives. But, we may also lack the discipline or practical knowledge for how to set a course to find it.

Through his Seven Summits of Success presentations, Mark helps business leaders and their teams get off the sidelines, re-engage in life, and win by applying a proven set of principles, process, and tools which Mark has learned from the NFL, mountains and business.

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February 3, 2022

We greatly enjoyed hosting Mark Pattison as the keynote speaker for our Xpress Technologies 2022 Kickoff and Awards event. His presentation was engaging and our employees loved participating with Mark through Q&A at the end of his speech. Before his speech was over, we were getting great feedback through the comments on Zoom and the leadership team continues to receive positive comments about Mark and his presentation.

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