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Mark Dumas, Chief Strategy Officer and Technology Solutions Division Vice President of Culmen International

Mark Dumas

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Technology Solutions Division VP

Mark Dumas is Culmen International's Chief Strategy Officer, leading the company’s efforts around analytics, strategic technical planning and intellectual property, IR&D, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. Mark concurrently serves as the company's VP of Technology, leading a business unit with almost a quarter of the company workforce. Mark is a entrepreneur, geospatial scientist and technology innovator with more than 28 years of experience including a 3-time patent inventor.

Prior to joining Culmen, Mark functioned as the founder and Chief Strategy Officer for PlanetRisk where he tackled new ideas and concepts around global big data and risk analytics for predictive intelligence to Fortune 500 as well as the Federal Government. PlanetRisk exited in 2018, whereupon a subsidiary was acquired by Culmen leading to Mark's addition to the Culmen executive team. Mark also was the successful founder and CEO of SPADAC, a leader in geospatial intelligence that became a part of then NASDAQ-listed GeoEye in 2010. A highlight at SPADAC was a 2004 ceremonial commendation presented by then Gen. Stanley McChrystal for Mark's contribution in applying predictive analytics to overseas campaigns.
Mark graduated from Mississippi State University with an electrical engineering degree and through the years has been a community volunteer such as a Cubmaster with Boy Scouts of America and a youth basketball coach. He has served as an advisor to the College of Engineering at MSU and was bestowed the honor of a Distinguished Fellow in 2012. In November of 2022, Mark published his first book titled Where There’s A Will, a historical coming of age novel based on the early life of his grandfather, William Miner. In 2023, Mark co-founded a venture capital firm called Okeanos where he serves on its board. More recently, Mark enrolled at Duke's Fuqua School of Business in the Weekend Executive program where he is expected to graduate in early 2025 with an MBA.

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