Mark Dietrich is Compute Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He specializes in innovative corporate strategy, marketing, business development and exceptional service delivery. Mark was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Prior to joining OSPE, Mark founded Bloodstone Solutions Inc., a Toronto-based professional services firm specializing in strategic value innovation, lean services, and eGovernment solutions for public and private sector clients. Mark was also the Executive VP & COO for the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF). The ORDCF provided support to more than 100+ university-industry research partnerships in diverse areas, including nanotechnology, bioinformatics, as well as working to coordinate HPC initiatives at SciNet, SHARCNet, and HPCVL. Mark has a BEE degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.