Mark Neeleman was born in Salt Lake City Utah in 1978, where he lived until moving to Mountain View CA in 1993 where he had his first entrepreneurial endeavor when he helped launch the catering company Everything Fresh in 1996 which offered catering to all the top Silicon Valley companies which gave him a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the best and brightest in a very exciting time for Silicon Valley. After finishing school and looking for new learning opportunities Mark accepted a position in a new and exciting area with a start up innovating the Health Care industry called HealthEquity.
AtHealthEquity he was responsible for building media relations and awareness for Health Savings Accounts. During this time Mark was able to put HealthEquity in the largest publications in the nation such as The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USAToday, and many others. After deciding to take the skills acquired in his past endeavors Mark decided it was time to follow his dream and move back to Brazil.
After talking with his brother and mentor David Neeleman, Mark accepted a position on David’s team of Co-Founders to help him launch Azul Brazilian Airlines. From April 1st 2008 until present day Azul went from inception to the 3rd largest airline in Brazil. Currently Mark is still involved in many aspects of Azul but in order to pursue other endeavors Mark decided to leave the daily operations of Azul and focus on TVAzul and serve as Innovation Consultant.
Mark is currently working as Marketing Director for Vigzul and pursuing various other Start Up opportunities bringing US business models to Brazil.