Mark Goldstein joined 2020 in February 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Goldstein has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, most recently with Dassault Systèmes, a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. He served as CEO of Abaqus Inc., a supplier of advanced engineering analysis software from 2001 until 2005. After Abaqus was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2005, Mark continued as CEO of its SIMULIA business unit until 2008. Over these seven years he transformed Abaqus and SIMULIA from a niche supplier at the high end of the market to a mainstream provider of simulation software with 18% compounded annual growth rates. He then served as a Dassault Systèmes Executive Vice President with responsibility for select strategic growth and business development initiatives at the Dassault Systèmes group and SIMULIA brand levels. Mark left Dassault Systèmes in March 2012 to found Managing for Growth LLC, an advisory practice focused on assisting the CEOs and executive teams of mid-market, high technology companies with their growth strategies and operating challenges.
Mark spent the first 21 years of his career at SDRC (now part of Siemens PLM), holding various strategic senior management positions. From 1997 to 2000 he was Vice President of the Products Group, with responsibility for SDRC software product business units. Between 1995 and 1997, he was Vice President of the SDRC-Ford Program Office, responsible for all facets of SDRC’s relationship with Ford Motor Company. Mark spent the early part of his career at SDRC in the technology ranks, helping SDRC transform itself from a computer-aided engineering company to a mainstream CAD/CAM and PDM company.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a graduate of the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute.