Today we are spotlighting PLANNET Principal, Mark Berg. Mark has a broad range of technology experience gained through over 20 years of working in technology consulting. Mark graduated from L.A. County’s Biola University and is associated with EDUCAUSE, and the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU).

Since joining PLANNET in 2007, Mark has been a valuable member of the data center consulting team with hands-on project experience, including data center assessments, architecting, strategy and planning, and data center consolidation/relocations. He has successfully led numerous complex and critical path projects through programming, budgeting, design, sourcing, bid analysis, integrator selection, and implementation oversight involving multiple technology disciplines. PLANNET clients who have benefited from Mark’s project management leadership include Metropolitan Water District, LA Metro, Mentor Graphics, Mercedes-Benz Group, US Airways, Herbalife, MGM Studios, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, and Edwards Lifesciences.

Mercedes Benz Group Factory, North Carolina

“Having spent many years in IT management, I am able to adopt the perspective of my clients’ circumstance by putting myself in their shoes and anticipating their questions and any issues that would need to be addressed as if I was in their role.” – Mark Berg

Mark is also a recognized leader and expert in critical facilities technology in the education space. He has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Chapman University while also holding the post of Director of Networks and Communication. His project experience includes the design/build of voice/data networks for new construction at Chapman University that include some of Chapman’s most notable facilities like the $40 million Marion Knott Studios housing the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Oliphant Hall housing the College of Performing Arts, and the Leatherby Libraries.

Marion Knott Studios Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University, California

Mark’s expertise and dedication to projects keep clients coming back to PLANNET as a trusted technology consulting authority. Mark specializes in the Data Center practice which offers services such as strategic planning, assessment and design, colocation and cloud sourcing, disaster recovery, project management, migration, problem resolution, and facility planning.

Mark goes above and beyond for his clients!

“Having sat on both sides of the desk as a consultant and a client, Mark truly understands the technology needs of our customers and is always a client advocate, keeping their best interests in mind.” -Andrew Harrod Managing Principal, President, PLANNET Consulting

Looking to upgrade your workplace technology or IT infrastructure? Considering new data center strategies and need expert guidance? Please feel free to reach out for a consultation.