September 9th, 2020 / Published in: Interviews
How to find the best smart devices for your home, car and life.
Mark W. Westlake is the CEO and Founder of GearBrain. He is a veteran digital executive with a proven ability to lead and build successful digital businesses. Over the past 25 years, he has erected a successful track record in the online world. For the past few years, he has built a new innovative data and technology company to help simplify the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumers and small/medium size businesses. The company has a content site, GearBrain.com as well as a patent pending IoT compatibility find engine called The GearBrain. Both help users make sense of the smart devices in their home, car and office. Whether it’s keeping track of the items users have in their home, providing guidance on how each device can work with other smart devices or offering easy to find access to user manuals, setup guides or warranty information, GearBrain is the solution to assist users run your smart home.
Being part of the C-suite, Westlake has played a key role in acquiring companies, raising funds, leading teams, driving strategy, and hitting revenue goals on both a domestic and international level. He has also been part of two very successful exits (About.com and HowStuffWorks) that totaled over $660 million in value.
He has also been active within the industry as well as outside. He sat on the Advisory Board for Upstream Seller Forum and was a founding member of 212 (a NYC interactive ad association). Westlake has also served on the Advisory Board for the USA Triathlon Association and been President of his local Little League Baseball chapter. Lastly, Westlake also plays in a band, The Modulators that was once the hottest band in NYC back in the 1980’s. Today, they play for fun! His other hobbies include golf and tennis.