Underscoring the importance of having General Counsel that is broadly experienced in working with rapidly evolving globally focused knowledge based companies, NanoLumens (www.nanolumens.com), the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of visualization solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Carlson as General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, reporting directly to NanoLumens CEO Rick Cope.
“The role of General Counsel has changed dramatically over the last ten years and, increasingly, a company’s General Counsel is being called upon to play a more important role in shaping how businesses operate, managing different kinds of risk, and guiding corporate conduct overall,” Cope said today. “Mark has both the legal and general business background we need at this critical juncture in our growth trajectory. He brings both the legal and strategic business acumen to our senior management team that will help us to achieve our long-term growth objectives.”
Before joining NanoLumens, Mark Carlson served as the Corporate/M&A Group Chair at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. He has also served as Director of Business Development at Fantasma Networks, a Silicon Valley wireless start up; an Attorney at Shearman & Sterling; and as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Mark Carlson holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1995) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dartmouth College (1992).