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IBM Calgary CIO Breakfast Series


Mark Read
Solution Executive, IBM Enterprise Asset Management

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in engineering, client development, project management, real estate, commercial construction, market development and contract negotiations in domestic and international markets in retail, commercial, industrial and consulting settings.

Prior to joining IBM he managed a real estate/construction capital portfolio valued at $360 million as Development Director for two companies owned by Yum! Brands, Inc. (the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants). He directed the asset development team in charge of market planning, trade area analysis, site selection, franchise recruiting, real estate acquisition, A&E, construction, portfolio management, lease administration and asset management for domestic and international projects.

Mark was in the oil & gas /petrochemical industry. With Jordan Technologies (a Louisville-based privately held company) he was in charge of client development and project management for domestic and international oil and petrochemical client capital projects in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico. Mark was with Exxon Co, USA. He held several project engineering and project manager roles throughout the Southeast and Midwest for gasoline stations, product storage terminals and specialty chemical facilities.