Mark Frasco

President & Founder
Mark Frasco

Mark A. Frasco, Founder and President, started COACT Associates in 2003 with a unique insight into the process of business development. With over 25 years of business leadership experience, as an owner and partner of operating companies (COACT, VistaGroup), holding positions of President, Vice President, General Manager, Sales Manager and Operations Manager, his reputation for cultural transformation, business growth and turnaround activities, has uniquely positioned him as a trusted advisor to leaders everywhere.

Mark has consulted with Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, such as Dana Corporation, Motorola, Alcoa, Wacker Chemical, Sony and Marathon Ashland, as well as small to large-sized service organizations in wholesale distribution, transportation/logistics, information technologies, engineering and construction, and varied other market segments. In the summer of 2002, Mark was selected as a facilitator of “Remembering and Rebuilding” – an event that brought 5,000 world citizens to Javits Center in Manhattan to have dialogue and give feedback on architectural designs for rebuilding and memorializing the World Trade Center site.

Mark was born and raised in Southern California but his career drew him to Northwest Ohio where he earned the degree of Master of Organization Development from Bowling Green State University and a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration with honors in Corporate Finance from the University of Toledo. Active in his community, Mark has served on several boards and has served as a graduate level Adjunct Professor of Business at Bowling Green State University, teaching Research: Data Gathering and Feedback. He lives in Monclova Township, Ohio with his wife of more than 25 years, Kathleen, and their son, Nicholas.

Random fact:
I was not the best student in my early days – school was a social event for me. I started college in my mid-30’s and later completed graduate studies completing a lifelong goal – the first in my family to earn a college degree
Best childhood memory:
I grew up in Southern California. My most fond memory as a teenager was taking the bus with my friends to Huntington Beach – a 10 mile trip. Surfing, tanning, and just horsing around all day. I can’t believe my parents let me go – times have changed
Currently reading:
I’m currently reading The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, a recommendation after reading Steve Jobs’ biography. Some people lead more “interesting” lives than others, especially those of us who have become leaders of industry – you have to be a bit “different” to dig it