NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Mark Billik: Founder, BeCore

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Mark Billik founded BeCore in 1999 and was quickly named “Entrepreneur to Watch” in The Sports and Business Journal. Mark began his business by building a sports competency that was launched by creating the first professional in-line skating tour in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. From there BeCore was on the map and began consulting with major corporations like Red Bull, IMAX, Nike, Microsoft and Sports Illustrated on the development of experiential programming. With the BeCore motto “Whatever It Takes,” Mark strategically built his business around the principles of passion and service and has expanded the agency offering which is now an award winning, full service agency. Mark is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in Business Administration.


What do I do best?

•    Create, build, manage, and orchestrate event marketing

•    Do Experiential the best

•    Incredible service personally and professionally

What makes me the best version of myself?

•    Burning in my belly, my drive

What are my aspirations?

•    Double the business in size

•    Sell to the perfect partner who is like minded and has similar culture

My Biggest Success?

•    Getting BeCore to the size it is with consistency for over 18 years

•    Employed hundreds, if not thousands, of good people…a few bad but just a few

•    My kids

•    My wife marrying me

My Most Challenging Moment?

•    Shutting down another business we were running

•    Helped a friend run his pool/fountain design and install business. Became too disruptive to BeCore (it was suffering) turn business off which caused me to lose my friendship with my oldest friend of 48 years

My Motto?

•    Timing is everything

•    Have a sense of urgency

My Favorite People/Role Models?

•    My wife is my role model

•    Dan Ginsberg-former Red Bull CEO, agency owner (sold), and mentor

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

•    Maui-home

•    Punta Mita-St. Regis

•    Costa Rica-Four Seasons

•    Kauai-Kiahuna Plantation

My Favorite Products/Objects?

•    Fuji apples

•    Cotton candy grapes

•    Corona

•    1964 ½ Mustang

•    Surfboards

My Current Passions?

•    Love surfing

•    Love playing golf

•    Novo Body gym