Professional Profile: Mark Shapiro 2017

Mark Shapiro

Name: Mark Shapiro

Title: Vice President - Account Executive

Company: The Advance Group

Location: Corporate Farmingdale; Maspeth; Harrison, NJ; and Manhattan offices

Birthplace: Far Rockaway, NY

Education: BS Economics, Ithaca

First job: “French fries guy” All American, Massapequa

First job in real estate or allied field: Director business development, The Advance Group

What do you do now and what are you planning? Currently in sales and manage accounts. Future—grow at Advance, continue to extend my experience and services nationally and globally.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Warm weather evenings—walking 9 holes with my sons. Year-round—morning pick-up ice hockey to unwind before the busy day.

Favorite book or author: “How Successful People Think,” John Maxwell

Favorite movie: The original “Bad News Bears”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Never 

One word to describe your work environment: Unrestricted

Rules to live by in business: 1. Employ creative thinking to be successful above and beyond the crowds of “popular” thinkers. 2. You have your reputation and your word—always keep both in good standing. 3. Be consistent. 4. Sometimes Karma is not nice so you should be

If you could invite one person to dinner who would it be and where would you go? Thomas Jefferson, Changing Times

What is your dream job? Keeping the free hot dog cart filled on a tropical beach