Mark Tillinger

Senior Advisor

Mark is an experienced senior executive who was most recently a Partner and Senior Advisor at Cognizant with a focus on strategy, origination, boards, and portfolio company advisory. Prior to this role, Mark worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions as the Vice President and was responsible for elevating the firm’s role in helping companies transform their businesses. Prior to joining Cognizant, Mark had a 28 year career at Accenture, 18 of which as a partner.  While at Accenture, Mark was responsible for some of the firm’s largest client relationships, as well as holding several North American and global leadership positions. Mark is also the Founder and President of The Riedel & Cody Fund, a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization.  The Riedel & Cody Fund focuses on many aspects of companion animal cancer, including treatment funding and support. Mark received his BA, Economics from Vanderbilt in 1981, and his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management in 1982.  He has served on Owen’s Alumni Board and is currently on the school’s Board of Visitors.  In addition, Mark teaches as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Graduate School of Business. Mark lives in Tennessee with his wife, Theresa, where both are quite active in civic and charitable organizations.