ITG CEO Mark E. Newsome grew up in rural Eastern North Carolina and is the eldest of six children.
As a child in rural North Carolina, Mr. Newsome learned the value of hard work and determination and translates those values into his leadership with ITG. As CEO of ITG, Mr. Newsome provides a vision for the company and leads his team in development of strategies to build on ITG’s past successes. Mr. Newsome focuses his efforts on cultivation of long-term strategic relationships, business development and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. Mr. Newsome has coached numerous business professionals in parallel with his responsibilities as CEO including several who have gone on to establish their own businesses and others who serve in leadership roles in the public and private sectors.
Prior to founding ITG in 1996, Mr. Newsome served as a master instructor for the Army Management Engineering College housed at Rock Island Arsenal. Recruited by AMEC for his private sector consulting experience and expertise in organizational effectiveness, Mr. Newsome was responsible for instilling industry best practices in government agencies. In this capacity, he authored specialized curricula and instructed thousands of federal and defense personnel in subjects ranging from organizational productivity improvement and organizational design to work measurement and process re-engineering. He also led multiple government organizational studies resulting in tens of millions of dollars in savings to client agencies.
Prior to earning his MBA from Saint Ambrose University, Mr. Newsome earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from North Carolina Central University. He continues to conduct and support research across a variety of subject areas and has continued his executive education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University and at the Business College at the University of Texas in El Paso.