Mark, aka Fligge, held senior marketing roles at a number of leading medical device companies prior to joining Introworks. He was the vice president of marketing at the start-up Egg Medical; vice president of interventional urology at Coloplast; and vice president of marketing at ACIST Medical. Prior to these roles, he spent 13 years at Boston Scientific where he rose from product manager to director of drug-eluting stents, the largest product category within Boston Scientific’s interventional cardiology business. Fligge holds a BA and MBA, both from the University of Minnesota, and while he wears maroon and gold proudly as a Gopher football season ticket holder, he looks swell in orange.
|1. What attracts you to medical marketing, specifically launching?
Launching, relaunching and boosting marketing communications efforts can have a tremendous impact on companies and their market trajectory. I love being part of that creative force.
|2. What did you do for your summer vacation?
Drove from St. Paul to the Badlands—Rapid City—Devils Tower—Miles City—Bismark and back. Great scenery and time with Lori and Louis Fligge.
|3. What are your all-time top-favorite 5 albums?
- The Velvet Underground & Nico
- Miles Davis — In a Silent Way
- Sun Ra — Lanquidity
- Cabaret Voltaire — The Crackdown
- David Bowie — Low
|4. What famous person do you really want to have dinner with? (No judgement.)
He’s deceased — but a dinner with David Bowie would have been incredible
|5. A little-known fact about you is…
I served on a jury for a murder trial. We found the defendant guilty.
|6. Three items on your bucket list, big or small are…
- More progress on our Mid-Century House Restoration
- A trip to Thailand
- A trip to Helsinki
|7. What is the Fliggeverse?
I gain energy by working with great people. It’s a world where purpose fueled by belief in what can be done by working with a great team reigns supreme.