Executive Vice President & COO
In his role as Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Mark is responsible for day-to-day operations, research oversight and accountability toward achieving organizational goals. He guides clients to strategically activate on their research results, assess impacts and develop business strategies. Mark also directs the company’s dynamic wargaming services.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former Army Colonel, Purdy brings 25 years of results-oriented experience leading organizations of more than 2,000 people. Purdy’s vast experiences range from leading combat units to managing multi-billion-dollar security assistance portfolios that included procurement, managing the supply chain and government regulatory compliance. Purdy previously served as Director of Wargames at the U.S. Army War College providing actionable solutions to top national security dilemmas.
Purdy grew up on a farm in central Ohio, where his family raised sheep, corn, soybeans and hay. Purdy continued to leverage his agricultural background when he studied Environmental Engineering at West Point, and he currently remains connected to the family farm. Purdy holds master’s degrees in Strategic Studies Military Operational Art from the U.S. Army War College and the Air Force University.