Founder & CEO
Mark is the Founder and visionary behind this project. He assembled the executive team, advisors, and partners to bring this venture to fruition. His background includes 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, including real estate investment, construction, residential renovation and development projects, property management, business development, and managing teams as a director in marketing and design. Mark is a humanitarian and leads MBS with that ethos in mind. He has visited Haiti 13 times, building schools, homes, and orphanages.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Our team brings decades of experience in leadership, land development, construction, manufacturing, and engineering within the built environment. Our collective mission is to revolutionize the construction industry with innovative solutions to solve the housing crisis and the socioeconomic problems surrounding it. MBS is changing how the world looks at construction while directly supporting non-profits and marginalized communities in the process.
Founder & CEO
Mark is the Founder and visionary behind MBS. He assembled the executive team, board of advisors, and industry partners.
His background includes 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, including real estate investment, construction, residential renovation and development projects, property management, business development, and leading teams as a marketing and creative director.
Mark is a humanitarian and leads MBS with this focus in mind. He has volunteered his time locally at homeless shelters and visited Haiti numerous times, building schools, homes, and orphanages.
Chief Technology Officer
Lorne designed our preparatory connection technology and will lead our engineering and design team.
Working for various companies and as an independent contractor, he has over 20 years of experience in designing lumber manufacturing facilities, fluid power system design, sawmill equipment design, highway tanker truck design, drill rig design, and manufacturing innovation designs.
Chief Operations Officer
A graduate engineer with experience in four verticals (telecommunications, utilities, information technology and construction), gained across three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) in businesses of all sizes, under both Corporate and Private Equity ownership.
An accomplished board level CEO and COO with a track record of fast and effective situation analysis and strategy development in turnaround and business development situations.
Chief Production Officer
Bryan has over 30 years of experience in modular manufacturing and offsite construction. He has started several operations from the ground up. He has been employed in Modular Design and Engineering, Production Management, Quality Assurance, General Management, and Operations Management.
Brian holds over 57 building and general contracting licenses and has decades of experience building teams and working with start-ups.
Board of Advisors
MBS' Board of Advisors brings decades of experience and connections in various professions across multiple industries. They are founders, executives, lobbyists, attorneys, professors, and community leaders.
Founder Build-A-Bear Workshop
CEO Clark Fox Foundation
Maxine Clark is one of the true innovators in the retail industry. In 1997, she founded Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear-themed retail-entertainment experience. There are over 400 stores worldwide, and over 200 million stuffed animals have been sold. In June 2013, Maxine stepped down from her executive role to apply her entrepreneurial skills to her passion for improving K-12 public education and investing in and mentoring women and minority entrepreneurs.
Capitol Hill Partners
For more than 30 years, Lee Foley has worked as one of Washington's foremost counselors on policy and legislative advocacy. Lee advises clients and represents various interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch on issues involving: elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, housing, community and economic development, and asset building, financial services, small business development, disability and civil rights policy and technology.
Senior Vice President of Legal
Connie Lewis Lensing
Connie served as senior vice president in the legal department at FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. Her responsibilities included all U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands litigation. She led the Employment, Environmental, Risk Management and Compliance groups and was responsible for litigation avoidance. Connie was responsible for FedEx offices in Memphis, TN, and Orange County, CA.
Blank Rome Government Relations
Alan has more than 30 years of experience serving as a government relations strategic professional. Alan provides lobbying and advisory services to a wide range of clients in a variety of industries, notably banking and finance, at the state and federal levels of government, focusing on municipal finance and green bond initiatives. He also has worked for clients in the sports, entertainment, gaming, national security, defense, and technology sectors.
Founder & Principal
Rachel founded Gladiator Consulting, a boutique consultancy with a holistic approach to non-profit organizational development. Through Gladiator, Rachel has combined her knowledge of Organizational Culture & Fund Development with her deep personal commitment to centering community, seeking justice, and creating belonging for those who have been disenfranchised or targeted by institutions, systems, and policy.
Founder & CEO
Green Street Real Estate Ventures
For more than 30 years, Phil has been a leading visionary in building up St. Louis’ urban core, and paving the way for business activity and commerce in our area. After starting his career as a broker and working his way up through the real estate field, Phil co-founded two successful real estate firms, Summit Development Corporation and Gateway Commercial.
Lawyer & Business Advisor
Reese Street Advisors
David has decades of experience in raising capital for large scale companies and real estate projects throughout the United States. He brings years of experience in business into helping companies realize their goals. His network includes high-net worth individuals, lobbyists, and countless connections within the real estate development industry.
Architect & Professor
University of Bolzano
Mustapha El Moussaoui
Mustapha El Moussaoui is an architect, urbanist, and researcher at the University of Bolzano. In 2020 he obtained his doctorate from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. He completed a post-doctorate at the University of Coimbra. Having studied architecture and philosophy, Mustapha took part in teaching courses in Lebanon, China, and Italy. His research focuses on understanding cities' socio-cultural dynamics and the existential well-being of their inhabitants.
Chair Civil & Structural Engineering
St. Louis University
Carroll’s research interests involve both experimental and educational topics. His experimental research interests include reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, while his educational research interests include the use of problem and project-based learning in the classroom at both the university and secondary school levels.
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Principal Emerald Capital
VP Development Green Street
Matt Drinen serves as a Principal of Emerald Capital Strategic Advisors (“Emerald Capital”), as well as Vice President of Development for Green Street Real Estate Ventures (“Green Street”). Matt has over 11 years experience in Finance and Banking with respect to New Markets & Historic Tax Credits, and Opportunity Zone Investments. His experience spans the structuring, closing, and managing developments for those tax credits and investments.
Senior Vice President
Emerald Capital Strategic Advisors
Jeff is an ambitious operator driving advancement in community development, alternative financing, business creation & growth, and equitable resource allocation. Track record in New Markets Tax Credits, Regulation Crowdfunding, small business financing, and real estate incentives. Evolving experience in renewable infrastructure, EVs, ag-tech, venture, and entrepreneurship.