After a 30-year career in high technology in Silicon Valley, Mark Walden decided it was time to put his skills to work on pursuing his passion to end the indefensible animal cruelty of factory farming. As Chief Programs Officer at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Mark works across all departments to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the organization’s campaigns. During his tenure in the for-profit arena, Mark worked for a variety of technology companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Fortune 150 corporations. His experience spans a multitude of functional disciplines including operations, supply chain management, product marketing, sales and acquisition integration. Mark is a member of the California State Bar and is active in his community as a volunteer for a variety of non-profit organizations. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his spouse and their two rescue dogs, Sydney and Elvis.