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Who is Marc Sparks and what is his newest project titled “Spark Tank”?

Marc Sparks is someone who, since leaving high school in 1975, has been entirely enamored and preoccupied with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, and a successfully eclectic one at that. He has been involved in dozens of start-ups, the performance of which ranged from wildly successful to abysmally poor.

His thought process, along with his life story, following his ups, downs, and lessons learned, can be read in his book They Can’t Eat You. It is an important read for anyone who wishes to learn more about a man who has truly seen it all, traveling from the lowest of low points to the highest of highs.

His newest project, labelled Spark Tank (http://sparktankdfw.com/), continues on his path of humanitarianism and giving back to communities that have given him so much in the past. The conception of the project is derived from when Marc and his partner, Lynne Sipiora transformed a homeless shelter on the verge of collapse into a prosperous and resourceful outlet for the community.

They transformed it from nearly dirt to a building that supports and sustains over 200 people everyday who otherwise would be without any of the amenities they can now enjoy. Following, Marc Sparks and Lynne wanted to continue with the humanitarianism, and decided that the best way to do so would be to fund and operate new social services that exhibit a spirit of entrepreneurship. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital

Essentially, the question “What could you do with $5,000 that would impact lives?” is asked, and the best and brightest responses are followed through on.

The process of the project is fairly simple. Interested applicants must apply, and from that pool, three of the most promising prospects are chosen.

Each of those three organizations are given a maximum of ten minutes to present their ideas for aiding a community, with a final winner being chosen, funded, and enacted. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://disqus.com/by/marcsparks/ and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9661324.Marc_Sparks

However, it takes a special group to be considered. The organization must be a necessity in the area and there must be an adequate measure for the success of the group.

Brian Bonar: Talented, Versatile, Businessman And Entrepreneur

Brian Bonar is a very busy man. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stafford University, has founded several companies, and used his talents and energy to help other companies for which he has worked find success (learn more here: Brian Bonar: Executive Profile & Biography). During that time he has developed an impressive set of skills which have made him very much in demand.

Those skills include the development of innovative sales and marketing strategy, process improvement and lead generation. He’s also highly skilled in Mergers & Acquisitions, new business development, and finding venture capital.

Bonar became involved in the world of work while still studying at Stafford. During those years he worked for IBM as a procurement manager outsourcing motherboards for many of the personal computers produced and sold by IBM. After leaving IBM, Bonar next took a position as Director of Engineering for QMS. During his 4 years there he was able to successfully manage a team of about 100 engineers involved in software and hardware development.

In June 1989, Bonar left his position at QMS and became Vice President Sales and Marketing for the Rastek Corporation. At Rastek, where he remained for just over 4 years, his job was to help with the marketing and sales of printing technology to customers all over the world. After his stint with Rastek, Boner got more deeply involved in the printing industry. He took the position as sales manager for Adaptec. His job called for him to work closely with major Korean and Japanese companies that manufactured printers.

One year later, Brian Bonar decided to strike out on his own. In September 1994 he became founder and CEO of Bezier Systems. Drawing on his experience in the printing industry, Bonar’s company became the first to create and market an SCSI based printer.

A year after creating his company, Bonar again found himself working with printer manufacturers in Japan and Korea as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for itec imaging technologies. He held the post for more than 4 years. By 2008 Bonar was looking for a new challenge. He found it at Allegiant Professional Business Services where he was hired as president and helped improve their sales and marketing.

While working with first itec imaging technologies and then Allegiant, Brian Boner founded and helped manage AMS Outsourcing, a San Diego, California based company.

At Dalarada Bonar’s focus was on creating and improving management strategy and direct sales. In 2011 Bonar took on even more responsibility when he became Chairman and CEO of Trucept. Trucept provides insurance products and temporary staff for companies in San Diego.

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http://people.equilar.com/bio/brian-bonar-trucept–inc./salary/470203#.Vye_cEURW4E
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html