Mark Lyford is the entrepreneur with a cause; a self-taught marketer with an eclectic mix of marketing and entrepreneurial experiences. He has 21 years experience as an online entrepreneur and has been in business for over 25 years. His varied and sometimes controversial career began in earnest in 1997, when he seized an opportunity to enter the adult entertainment industry. At the height of his success, Mark was living with his wife and first son in The Bahamas, enjoying his millionaire status and had over 32,000 websites.
In 2002, having dramatically lost everything during a progressive move to increase business, he moved back to the UK, bankrupt and desperate to re-gain his status. His marital break-up and even a subsequent prison sentence could not make him lose his resolve. In recent years, he has emerged like the phoenix from the ashes of his former career, rebuilding his Internet business and re-inventing himself with hard work, dedication and with some inspired creative product making.
Dedicated to his business goals, he currently works as a publisher, marketer and public speaker with a team of loyal people behind him. His public speaking appearances included: the recent Marketing Summit event in Manchester and multiple London events. He also creates and presents his own training workshops throughout the UK.
His book: Rebel Entrepreneur: Porn, Paradise, Pot, Prison is charting his experiences in life and business tells his real life story of the ups and downs of bis business life. His new book Blockenomics launches in May 2018. With the update of his 2013 Rebel Entrepreneur book coming out in 2019.
Mark lives with his girlfriend Gabi in Ashby de la Zouch in the midlands of England with his dogs Bella, Louis and Mallaba he has two children, James 18, and Alexander 14.