Mark Orlando, Ed.D., is a professor, consultant, and coach of sport business and professional development with several years of progressive experience in both academic and professional working environments. Currently, he serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor for California Lutheran University’s Sports Management Program. Dr. Orlando received his B.A. in History from California Lutheran University, his M.A. in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco, and his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Additionally, he has a post-graduate certificate in Management Analytics with a Sports focus from MIT. Beyond his work with California Lutheran University’s School of Management and Communication Departments, Mark teaches seminars, adjunct courses, and university workshops at institutions like Pepperdine University, UCSB, and MiraCosta College; to name a few. His approach to the classroom setting has been recognized through multiple awards, honors, and nominations on behalf of various departments and student organizations.
Over the last six years, Mark has furthered his research inquiries by highlighting hiring criteria in big market sport professions based on geographical territories. This has inspired Mark to create his own company that educates aspiring and progressive sport professionals with the foundation for building necessary skills for career success. As such, Mark has dedicated himself to creating career clubs across several campuses, which partner with surrounding sport organizations (e.g., Bally Sports Media, Bleacher Report, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, NASCAR, Oakland Athletics, Sacramento Republic FC, and San Diego Padres) to provide unique opportunities in mentoring, networking, internships, and job placement. As an educator and mentor, his vision and personal goal is to provide students of all levels, backgrounds, and personal objectives resources and knowledge that could assist them with their prospective careers and professional development.