Mark Mayo is the head of all things Firefox, leading the combined Cloud, Desktop and Mobile groups at Mozilla. Mark’s responsibilities include overseeing strategic direction for Firefox, and the associated services that allow Mozilla to be a major force in the world building a safer, better, open Web. Mark came to Mozilla in 2011 to build Mozilla’s cloud offerings, including the Identity, Sync and Location platforms.
Before joining Mozilla, Mark founded an e-commerce company that pioneered mobile flash sales for the outdoor retail market. Previously, Mark was CTO of cloud computing pioneer Joyent where he stewarded Node.js from idea phase to the world’s fastest growing developer ecosystem. Mark’s other professional passion is systems biology, and he spent five years at the Nobel laureate Michael Smith’s Genome Sequencing Center ensuring the human genome was a public resource. His background is in operating systems and bioinformatics, and he holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Guelph, Canada.