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Mark Newhall

Hi, I'm Mark Newhall, Co-Founder of IdealWave Solutions, a retained executive search that focuses on the mobile and digital media industries. I also advise start-ups and am an angel investor. My passion is helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses!

Mark Newhall is an expert on the mobile & digital media industries and executive recruiting with 18 years of experience in the recruiting field. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of IdealWave Solutions, a global executive search firm that focuses exclusively on the mobile and digital media industries. Mark provides high-level executive recruitment, business development, and strategic consulting services. Mark co-founded the firm in 2001 and it has since grown to become one of the area's top executive search firms. Mark also co-founded, a private, invitation-only, global on-line community for senior executives in the wireless industry and related sectors. The community was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Week. Additionally, Mark was a Board Advisor to Peekaboo Mobile, an innovative provider of mobile coupons and deals for local businesses prior to its successful sale to nSphere in early 2011. Mark is currently an Advisor to Payfone, an innovative mobile payments provider, and Byte Ventures, the creator of Prize Per Day, which is a top way to earn prizes from your mobile phone. Mark is also an Angel Investor in innovative companies such as: Qwalify (HR technology solutions), Libboo (a next generation publishing platform), and 1Mind (currently in stealth mode). He is a member of the eCoast Angels Network. Mark is also a mentor at the Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator in New York and a Curator of the recent TEDxBeaconStreet event in the Boston area. Prior to founding his own firm, Mark was a consultant to Charles River Ventures, a tier-one venture capital firm, and a Senior Recruiter for ITCS, a technology focused staff augmentation company. Mark holds a degree in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Mark Newhall's Background

Mark Newhall's Experience

Advisor at Peekaboo Mobile

August 2010 - April 2011

Peekaboo Mobile was a provider of local mobile coupon solutions prior to its successful sale to nSphere in April of 2011.

Co-Founder at

2005 - 2010 was a private, on-line community for executives in the mobile industry and related sectors. was previously featured in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Financial Times.

Consultant at CRVelocity - A Division of Charles River Ventures

January 2001 - April 2001

CRVelocity was a division of Charles River Ventures, a tier-one venture capital firm. The organization provided support to CRV's portfolio companies in the areas of human resources, marketing, accounting, and legal services.

Senior Recruiter at ITCS/Winter Wyman Contract Services

January 1996 - January 2001

ITCS/WWCS was a staff augmentation company that provided contract based information technology, software engineering, quality assurance, and globalization professionals to companies throughout the United States.

Recruiter at ITCS/Winter Wyman Contract Services

August 1994 - January 1996

Investor at Libboo

September 2012

Libboo is a platform that connects buzzers (readers who love to share and talk about books) with books they'll enjoy, to create the next digital bestseller and help talented authors get discovered.

Investor at 1Mind

September 2012

1Mind is currently in stealth mode.

Curator at TEDxBeaconStreet

April 2012

TEDxBeaconStreet is an exciting new conference in the Greater Boston area with a focus on fascinating speakers, captivating Adventures, and a cross-generational audience.

Investor at Qwalify

October 2011

Qwalify, a Waterloo, Canada based company, is an emerging leader in the talent management industry that offers affordable and convenient validated hiring and career management tools.

Co-Founder & Managing Director at IdealWave Solutions

January 2001

IdealWave Solutions is a boutique, global, retainer based, executive search firm focusing exclusively on the mobile and digital media industries. IdealWave provides Board, CxO, and VP level executive search services in the areas of sales, business development, marketing, engineering, and operations.

Mark Newhall's Education

University of New Hampshire - Whittemore School of Business and Economics

1990 – 1994


Mark Newhall's Interests & Activities

Tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, learning, quantified self.

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