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Mark Bollman IV ’10

Mark Bollman IV ’10

Founder and CEO, Ball and Buck | American Field | Snergy

“It’s the energy that runs through the campus, that sets Babson apart.”
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What Words Have Changed Your Life?

Work Hard, Play Hard

How Do You Want to Change the World?

Building a worldwide lifestyle brand that is completely made in the USA.

Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

The entrepreneurial mindset drives us to solve problems based on the fundamental truth that people vote with their dollars. Through the creation of business that directly solves a need as well as generate profit (social, societal, or monetary). These win-win businesses are pushed both internally and externally and are therefore the most likely to be successful. World leaders who operate with this mindset can drive the critical changes we need.

What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?

The launch of our first ground-up product, The Hunter’s Shirt. Knowing that every detail was meticulously designed and planned out. That the fabrics, trims, and buttons were hand chosen and they were made right here in Boston, MA. Being able to hold up that shirt and say, “I made this.”

What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?

Every college has classes, some better than others. What sets Babson apart is very hard to put into words. It’s the energy that runs through the campus. It’s the competition level and the notion that failure is not an option. You rub shoulders with classmates who will be running industries both at home and abroad, and while they may not know exactly where they will land, you know they will be successful in whatever they choose.

Photo by: Stuart Cahill

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