Having an enormous passion for inspiring people to accomplish visionary goals and a strong desire to develop young leaders, Mark Fernandes is charged with helping Luck Companies in becoming a global, values based leadership organization. In his role as Chief Leadership Officer and as a member of Luck Companies Strategic Leadership Team, Fernandes is providing overall strategic direction for the enterprise mission and brand; and building and implementing the values based leadership model.
Fernandes joined the company in 1989 in outside sales in the Architectural Stone Division, where he was responsible for account development with builders, contractors and the design community. Prior to becoming the Chief Leadership Officer, Fernandes served as president of two Luck Companies’ business units – the Charles Luck Stone Center and HAR-TRU Sports. His work to reshape the image of stone as a luxury product through his vision for the Charles Luck Stone Center is nationally recognized as an innovative business model in the natural stone industry.
Mark is a graduate of North Carolina State University and executive programs including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Darden School at the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina’s Keenan Flagler. Mark is also the founder and former Chairman of the Board for the Natural Stone Council.