Mark Thornton has combined twenty-two years of spiritual seeking with fourteen years work in investment banking. His last post was as a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for an American investment bank in London. Born to Australian parents in 1965, he was raised in Melbourne, attended a Jesuit school, and has a degree in Economics. He lives in New York and teaches international corporations Eastern relaxation techniques. He is the Project Director for The Global Health Institute, a nonprofit organization that aims to unlock the human value of capital. He directs a project to teach and test the bottom line impact to companies on implementing Eastern techniques to create drive, focus, and productivity.