Mark Lesswing is the senior vice president and chief technology officer for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, and started programming robots just out of college. In 1988, he began working with object-oriented programming, and in 1992 he launched a consultancy. He has worked for large database vendors such as Sybase (as a startup) and Oracle, and spent a summer in Europe setting up operations for a vendor.
For three years prior to joining NAR, Mark was involved in corporate turnarounds. He is a speaker at major trade conferences, and is listed in the International Who's Who of Information Technology and the National Register of Who's Who in Executive and Professions.