December Member Spotlight: Mark Figart

05 Dec 2016 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Quick Facts

Name: Mark Figart        

Company: Digett

Role:  President

What services does your company provide?
Digital Marketing Strategy, Infrastructure and Operations for Professional Services.

Years of Experience: 25

Learn more about Mark:

Where are you originally from?
Houston, TX

Tell us something really interesting about you.
I assure you I’m quite ordinary. I’m most at home in nature, and enjoy nothing more than to spend a few days navigating a remote river in a kayak.

Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?
Upon attending my first luncheon I was immediately attracted to the energy of the San Antonio Chapter. It seems like an obvious place to get connected and to share knowledge.

What drew you to the A/E/C industry?
Through Digett’s engagements over the past 15 years I’ve recognized that so many AEC firms—often practitioner-led—seem reluctant to embrace the potential of digital marketing compared to our clients in other B2B industries. We’ve made it our mission at Digett to focus exclusively on professional services because we think we sense we can make the most meaningful impact.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?
My favorite place to eat is at home with the family. But it’s hard to beat a recent experience at Gwendolyn for an enjoyable dining experience out on the town. I recommend sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I have a 9-yr-old son who appreciates time with Dad. We spend a lot of time outside making all kinds of things with materials at hand. Next up is getting started on a treehouse.

Do you have any pets?
Just Fin, Nemo and Gary, who live in my son’s aquarium. I’d love to have a dog, but I travel frequently, and I’d prefer not to have to say goodbye to my “best friend” and subject him to doggie day care.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
I’d say a healthy, functioning brain has to rank right up there at the top.

Describe your ideal vacation.
A combination of a good culture shock, time with nature, and the absence of electronic devices.

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