After 25 years of growing entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofits, Mark Monchek’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable and meaningful businesses in ways that make the world a better place. The Opportunity Lab’s growth model is founded on the principle of “Doing Well By Doing Good,” where business takes the lead in creating a better world while still making a profit. Through this new model, the Opportunity Lab builds opportunity marketplaces with organizations that want to share knowledge, relationships, products, programs and services in order to become more sustainable and more profitable, and to make life better for their employees, customers and local communities.
Some of the more prominent companies and organizations that have benefited from Monchek’s unique approach are: American Lung Association, Apple Computer, Beth Israel Medical Center, City Holdings, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Cornell University, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Euro Brokers, NBC, Paxar Corporation, Time Warner, United Nations, United Way of Greater New York and Zachys.
His articles and work have been featured on the Regis Philbin Show, WPLJ, WHN, WCBS, Catalyst, Newsday, The Westchester Cable, Working Women Magazine and The San Francisco Examiner. As a public speaker, Monchek has had the privilege of giving keynote addresses for the following businesses and organizations: AT&T, Harvard Business School Club, New York City Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The New York Times, Securities Investment Institute – Wharton School of Business, Suffolk Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, World Presidents Organization and Young Presidents Organization. As a filmmaker and author, he has directed and produced one film, is starting on a second, and was lead interviewer and creative consultant on Politics Con Sabor: The History of Puerto Rican Politics in New York State.