Mark Schwartz is a visionary leader who inspires others to become leaders themselves.

Mentorship, advising & investing in

Emerging Technologies   .   Product Development   .   Future Leaders


Mark Schwartz Consultant for Product Development and Tech


I'm a strategic consultant for product startups and emerging technologies.

I've been in the product development game for more than 35 years, the vast majority of which was spent growing and running my startup, Product Development Technologies (PDT). PDT grew into a full-service product development firm with over 120 employees and more than 100 awards for our work. I’m proud to say PDT was twice named to INC 500’s Fastest Growing Companies List along the way, and became one of the premier product development firms serving the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

I continue to have a passion for bringing new product solutions to life and putting my experience to work in guiding and empowering the next generation of innovation makers.

In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding and boating with my family. I also love hockey. I play with a local men’s league as well as on the lake behind my house during winter months that’s prepped with my home-made Zamboni.

Greater Chicago Area

Inc. Magazine "500 Fastest Growing Companies in America"

2000, 2001

KPMG "Illinois High Tech Award"


Crain's List of Chicago's Largest Research and Development Labs


Honored by Consumer Electronics Association, Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and Design, Design Journal, Spark Award, Electronics House Magazine, Appliance Design Magazine, Medical Design Excellence Awards, Industrial Designers Society of America, and Spark Awards


If you’re a tech startup looking for support, an entrepreneur with an emerging technology you’d like to share, or a vendor that may add value to the companies I work with, let’s connect.


Interested in getting in touch? Send me a note or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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