President's Profile

Mark Lusnar, PhD, founding principal of Vertical Quest, is a highly respected consultant, trainer, and educator with 15 years of organizational, entrepreneurial and training experience. During his professional career, he has held senior-level roles in consulting, leadership development, financial services, and operations. His professional expertise and educational credentials make him uniquely qualified to deliver exceptional programs based in theory, supported by research, and tested in real-world business environments.

As a consultant, Mark has worked with individuals, teams and organizations seeking to improve their bottom-line performance and achieve professional and personal goals. Engagements often involve strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership training, teambuilding, organizational and individual assessment, and meeting facilitation.

As an educator, Mark has taught a wide range of graduate-level courses including Strategic Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, and Interpersonal Relations. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco and in the Executive MBA Program at Dominican University of California. He previously taught in the Executive MBA programs of Northern Illinois University and Loyola University of Chicago.

Mark earned his doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, his MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology as well as his Bachelor's degree in Management from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a member of the American Society for Training & Development, Society of Human Resource Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management.

Leadership and Team Development
Optimize team effectiveness; Sharpen essential leadership skills; Retain Top performers and motivate employees

Professional Development
Expand your skills: Effectively influence others; Succeed at presentations, meetings, negotiations, and mentoring

Strategic Planning and Purpose
Ensure strategic success; Plan the organization's future; Manage change; Measure organizational effectiveness

Learn to lead your career, not just manage it; Build confidence and competence

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Leadership & Team Development
Individual Professional Development
Organizational Focus & Strategic Planning
Executive Coaching