Mark Duarte founded Duarte, Inc. in 1988 after buying a MacPlus 512k for writing his college papers. As an artist, one of the first apps that interested Mark was an illustration program. Mark specialized as a technical illustrator, and when Duarte won business with Apple, Duarte got niched into presentations which was the genesis of what Duarte has evolved into today. As the organization scaled, Mark began to run finance, IT, and built the custom database that ran the company for years. In 2016, Mark semi-retired to pursue his fine art once again as an Oil Painter. He now serves as an advisor on the Executive team.