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Profiles: Mark Hendrickson '07


Mark Hendrickson '07
CEO, Plancast

Hometown: Menlo Park, California

Title: Co-founder and CEO of a tech startup called Plancast

Bowdoin ties: None, but my Dad grew up in Kittery, Maine, and almost went to Bowdoin on scholarship. Unfortunately for him, he was ultimately enticed to leave the state for Brown.

Bowdoin Major: Economics

Website: ursusrex.com

Twitter: @mhendric

Greatest influence: Teachers, professors, and counselors I’ve had over the years, as well as many people in my industry that I admire.

Favorite Bowdoin memory (that we can print): Each morning rowing on the New Meadows when the sun came up over the trees and instantly thawed out all of us sitting there shivering in our unisuits

Song playing on my iPod right now: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

I can’t live without: Having a purpose, whether in work or my personal life (hopefully both).

The coolest thing about my job is: I get to create things on a daily basis and learn about how to build a business from scratch

Last blog I read: techcrunch.com

If you call me in 12 years, you’ll find me: Managing a web startup in New York City.

Posted March 07, 2011