Mark Kersey is the founder and principal analyst of Kersey Strategies, an independent research and consulting firm in San Diego, CA that focuses on the HDTV, IPTV, telecommunications and cable industries.
Kersey is a staunch fiscal reformer and served on the board of the Lincoln Club of San Diego, co-chairing the Club's Legislative Action Committee, until he declared his City Council candidacy. He is an appointed member of the San Diego County Cable Television Review Commission and is a past member of the San Diego County Republican Party’s Central Committee and Executive Committee.Kersey is actively involved in a number of community organizations, including the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club, the Rancho Bernardo Business Association, the Conservative Order for Good Government, and the Spirit of the Fourth celebration.
For the past five years he has served as the co-chairman of the advisory board of First Book-San Diego, a non-profit organization that promotes childhood literacy throughout the region, and is also very active with the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is a past board member at Casa de Amistad, a mentoring program for Hispanic children in north San Diego County.
Kersey has spent his entire professional career as an analyst in the broadband, telecom, cable and HDTV industries, and has appeared as an industry expert on multiple television and radio programs. He has also been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, MSNBC, Business Week, Bloomberg News, the San Diego Union-Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press.
Kersey has testified before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio regarding the regulation of advanced telecom services and has also moderated sessions at The International Consumer Electronics Show, a major technology-related trade show held each January, as well as other broadband industry conferences. Kersey is an alumnus of Northwestern University and the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golf, coaching tee ball and taking his 5-year old son Tyler to Padres and Chargers games.