Presented by: Mark Vargas, Cofounder and President, Licentiam
Mark Vargas is cofounder and president of Licentiam, an early-stage startup that simplifies medical licensing and credentialing for licensed health professionals. He has been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald, and in March, the Huffington Post highlighted him as leading one of the most innovative early-stage startups in the United States.
Prior to Licentiam, Mr. Vargas was a principal at a government and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. From 2007-2010, Mr. Vargas served as a civilian adviser in Iraq within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His civilian service at the Pentagon included 14 trips to Baghdad and expanded across two presidential administrations.
Mr. Vargas is a regular panelist and guest speaker on issues including entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, and U.S. foreign policy. A dedicated writer, he is also a contributor to the Washington Examiner.
Mr. Vargas earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson University where he served as student body president.
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