Mark Hopkins earned engineering degrees from Cornell and Stanford and then spent the next twenty-five years deciphering the factors that make some people prosperous, successful, and happy. In 1996, after building a leadership career with companies like Hewlett Packard and Emerson Electric, Mark founded Peak Industries, a medical device contract manufacturer, which he grew and later sold to Delphi. He then founded Crescendo Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and Catalyst, a private foundation focused on supporting Colorado-based nonprofits and micro-lending in the developing world. He is a member of the Chief Executives Organization, a partner in Social Venture Partners’ Boulder chapter, and is on the board of governors for Opportunity International. He has led YPO Global Leadership Workshops around the world.