Mark Desantis is CEO of Bloomfield, an AI-driven AgTech company. He was previously cofounder and CEO RoadBotics, a venture-backed AI platform used for infrastructure assessment. He was cofounder and Chairman of kWantix, a quant energy hedge fund, cofounder, and CEO of kWantera, a GE Ventures-backed energy trading company and CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company; and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy.
Earlier in his career, Desantis was the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and held policy positions as a Senior Policy Analyst in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Administration of George H. W. Bush. He was also a staff assistant to the late U.S. Senator John Heinz was a management consultant with Booz Allen. Desantis is an Adviser to MIR Ventures in Palo Alto and an Executive Director and Advise to Cascadia Capital in Seattle. He also has a dual appointment as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Desantis holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He also serves on the board of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania as well as Allies for Children.
Ph.D. Public Policy, George Mason University