Leadership Announcement


Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) has announced that Mark Szollar has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Market Development. Mark will be a part of the GDM leadership team, concentrating on new business development.

Mark comes to GDM after a successful career as an Advertising Executive in the media world for over 30 years. Mark spent 28 years of his career at The New York Times, where he worked in a variety of departments and positions, culminating in his position as the Director of Diversity and Recruitment Advertising for the company.  Mark also spent two years as Executive Director of the National Association of Asian MBA’s (NAAMBA). Additionally, Mark is a very active member of Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America with over 60,000 members.  Throughout his professional career Mark has also been an active member in great diverse organizations such as Prospanica, the National Association of Black Sports Professionals and Veterans Across America.

In addition to his professional career, Mark loves youth baseball and volunteers his time umpiring Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. In 2003, he was inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, not as a player but as an umpire.

I am excited to join Global Diversity Marketing (GDM) as Senior Vice President, Market Development. Combining my passion for diversity and marketing, this opportunity with GDM enables me to use my skills to help companies better understand these markets,” said Mark Szollar.

“Mark’s extensive experience, his reputation and his passion for diversity makes him a valuable asset for our company. We are excited to leverage his expertise to continue our growth in marketing & consulting to diverse markets,” said Tariq Khan, GDM founder and CEO.

As Senior Vice President, Market Development, Mark will bring his expertise in working with organizations promoting diversity and inclusion, connecting with different cultural groups and his experience with a range of industries in his tenure with the New York Times to increase the depth and breadth of GDM’s client base.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Oregon State University and he received his MBA in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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