Mark Hacker is the managing director at Alta Leadership Group, a boutique
consultancy based in Denver, Colorado that provides leadership development,
performance management and executive-level coaching services to clients
throughout the United States.
Mark’s work as an HCI faculty member includes teaching five different
courses—Analytics for Talent Management (ATM); Human Capital Strategist
(HCS); HR Business Partner (HRBP); Performance Management Innovation
(PMI); and Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP). He has also worked with
several private clients to deliver customized HCI courses.
His current consulting work includes coaching individuals on career
management, effective leadership approaches, and executive transitions.
Mark works with teams to help them implement strengths-based leadership practices. He also provides services to organizations to help develop high-
potential leaders, design talent management strategies and improve the performance of leaders at all levels.
Mark retired from Walmart after a successful 22-year career in several senior
leadership roles. During his time at Walmart, the company grew annual sales
from $30 billion to $445 billion and became a Fortune 1 company. Mark’s
experience ranged from running a department at headquarters to overseeing
HR operations for a region with 20,000 employees in 18 Western states. Before
joining Walmart, Mark spent several years in various retail operations positions.
He has also taught graduate-level courses at the University of Denver. Subjects
include Leadership Development, Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent
Management, Developing Human Capital, Consulting in Human Resources,
and Current Issues in Human Resources.
Mark’s passion is helping individuals, teams, and organizations reach their
Content Featuring Mark Hacker
Divorcing compensation conversations from performance conversations enables greater honesty and transparency because people stop trying to influence their pay through their feedback. In this HCI Keynote video, a panel of professionals from ...Read more
The annual review is out of step with modern organizations. Goals shift, strategies evolve, and teams change. In this HCI Keynote video, HCI faculty member Mark Hacker describes how the current trend toward agile performance management is ...Read more