Former NFL Player, Speaker, Mountaineer,
Sports Illustrated Exec & Emmy Award Winner

Mark Pattison

Learn how this former NFL Player overcame life threatening obstacles of snow blindness, a COVID outbreak, a cyclone plus ran out of oxygen on Mt Everest, YET still found the strength to conquer the highest point on earth to complete his Seven Summits goal!

Watch Speaking Reel and Invite Mark to Keynote your Event

While most people talk about achievement, Mark has actually DONE it, multiple times through his Pyramid of Success formula! Who better to talk to your audience or team about setting big goals (NFL, Mt Everest, Sports Illustrated) and then attacking them than Mark? He's got the experience, credibility and business chops to back it up. PLUS, 10% of Mark's speaking fee will be donated to Emilia's Everest Challenge through Higher Ground, a not-for-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between disability and belonging.

Mark Pattison New Orleans Saints Action Photo

Mark played with the Raiders, Rams & Saints. He's a vested member of the NFL Players Association.

NFL Player


Currently an Executive at Sports Illustrated, Mark helped take the parent company, The Arena Group public in 2022. Mark also founded three multi-million dollar companies, including venture-backed Front Porch Classics, which was sold in 1998.



Mark is in rare company to be only one of two NFL Players to EVER scale the SEVEN SUMMITS.  Mark recently completed Mt Everest in Spring of 2021.  



2022 Sports Emmy Award winner. Searching for the Summit-- Best Short Documentary.

Emmy Winner

"Mark was truly inspiring by his story. In the middle of his divorce, he decided to focus on a goal so outrageous that he was able to pull himself out of the negative space he was in. He spoke about loving the process and how much training it took to climb MT EVEREST & the Seven Summits. Finally, being able to pay it forward and see his daughter get healed was the icing on the cake. What a night!!"

Kure It Cancer Research

March 30th, 2023

"Paul and I want to thank you so much for coming down to So Cal for the event on Thursday night. We have gotten amazing feedback from the film and your words after it. People were really blown away by your climb and inspired by your story. We would look forward to doing another one with you!"

Game Change Inc

March 2023

"As a longtime member of Entrepreneurs'​ Organization, I’ve been blessed to partake in many amazing experiences over the years that have inspired me to elevate my thinking, my leadership and myself. Many of these once-in-a-lifetime events include world-class speakers. My most recent Transcend Forum retreat was no exception!"

EO's Transcend Forum Attendee

June 2023

"As a speaker at our convention, Mark Pattison was phenomenal! The way he correlated his climbing experiences to life lessons was masterful, inspirational, and impactful. Mark’s story of grit and determination is a story everyone needs to hear! I could not more highly recommend Mr. Mark Pattison."

Marc Wilson

CEO/Founder, Q Sciences | February 2022