Mark Roy

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Mark Roy founded Breakthrough Consulting Group LLC to help his clients have breakthroughs of their own: breakthrough moments that ignite breakthrough habits that help clients break through to next-level leadership, communications, and overall performance.

During the early part of his career, Mark sharpened his marketing and communications skills in the publishing industry as an editor and as a literary agent working with emerging talent and bestselling authors. Later, he helped make history in the nonprofit sector leading the PR activities for several marriage equality lawsuits across the United States. Mark went on to lead the communications teams of five law firms, including two of the ten largest law firms in the world. He ultimately found his way to business-to-business communications in the information and technology industry. At Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, Mark led the global communications team for the $3.5 billion Legal business unit and later served as Vice President, Business Communications Content for the entire $12 billion enterprise. Before turning his focus to Breakthrough full time, Mark again put his skills to work in service of the nonprofit sector. This time, he led the communications team at The WNET Group, parent company of America’s flagship PBS station, among other regional and national stations, and beloved productions like Nature, Great Performances, and many more.

Mark's community service positions have included: founding board member of the Episcopal Response to AIDS, Co-Chair of the Parish Council of St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, and the Vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York. Mark is a member of the LQBTQIA+ Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a lay Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican Benedictine monastic community.

Mark graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Literature/Writing and Baruch College, City University of New York where he earned his M.B.A. while simultaneously leading the marketing communications team for the Americas at one of the largest law firms in the world. He later received executive coaching training from Columbia University’s Columbia Coaching Certification Program, and he is certified by Rutgers University in partnership with global executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles as a Leadership Coach for Organizational Performance. Mark holds additional certifications from the International Coaching Federation (ACC) and Hogan Assessments (Hogan Personality Inventory; Hogan Development Survey; and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory).

Outside of work and community activities, Mark enjoys spending time with his family exploring the beauty and culture in the vicinity of their country house in New York’s Hudson Valley. He promised his daughter he’d learn Tae Kown Do with her and quickly learned that he needed to resume a yoga practice to be flexible enough to keep up with her kicks! More recently, an adherent of life-long learning, Mark returned to graduate school part-time to work toward his Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology.

To learn more about Mark, please connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter. He can be reached at [email protected].