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!

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

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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.

"...inspiration as a keynote speaker..."
"...a genuine sense, and real-life application..."

Steve Crespo

CEO of Security 101