Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 | 6 a.m.
Current job: President and CEO, BannerView.com
Education: Snow College (Central Utah), Associate’s degree in computer information systems
About Mark Cenicola: Long before the proliferation of laptops, Mark Cenicola was plucking away at his uncle’s Commodore 64 and Amiga computers, building a background in technology that would prove to shape his professional aspirations. In 1999, Cenicola was working as a network engineer for the City of North Las Vegas, but had always aspired to own his own business, so he teamed up with a couple of grade school friends and launched BannerView.com, which has evolved to provide a wide array of services, including affordable website solutions, e-mail marketing software, eCommerce systems, custom online database solutions, and website hosting and maintenance. In 2007, the company moved into a self-owned and operated secure data center facility, which Cenicola built out at a cost of $1.2 million, with no outside equity financing. BannerView.com is a founding sponsor of Team Survivor Las Vegas – a nonprofit that fosters and promotes exercise opportunities for women with cancer – and Cenicola currently serves on the board of the Turnaround Management Association of Nevada, an international, nonprofit association committed to corporate renewal and turnaround management. “TMA is dedicated to helping companies that need help turning around or growing their business right,” said Cenicola, who has been instrumental in making the Nevada chapter among the fastest-growing in the organization.
The most important issue facing the valley: Employment. It really comes down to having an educated workforce. We have plenty of people who are looking but not a lot who are fully qualified for the positions available.
My mentor and why: I have a group of mentors, the board of TMA of Nevada. There are a number of people in that organization I can turn to for help.
Favorite Web site: www.nasdaq.com
Hobbies: Work is a hobby for me. I’m living out the best possible hobby I could have – one that pays the bills..
Fantasy job: Major League baseball player
One-word description of self: Clever