Who is Mark?

Hi, I’m Mark Szulc (pronounced “Shoolks”). The following describes a little about who I am.

Family

I’m married to my beautiful wife Ruth. We’ve been married since 1992 and our relationship has matured to the point that we really know each other well. We travel quite a lot together but equally enjoy sitting on the couch with a good book or DVD. Ruth is working as a Library Technician.

My family name, Szulc comes from my father’s Polish heritage. Unfortunately he died when i was 14 so i didn’t really get to know him as much as I’d like to, but I have been to Poland a few times now to visit my fathers side of the family. My mother Robyn is Australian and lives nearby to us with her husband Jacques.

Career

I work for Adobe Systems as a Principal Solution Consultant for Asia Pacific region and an Evangelist for Adobe’s Marketing Cloud. I’ve been with Adobe since 2004 and I still love every day as much as the first.

Prior to 2010 I was Technical Director for Australia & New Zealand & headed up a fantastic team of extremely talented individuals who together are technical experts in the entire range of Adobe products. Having been with Adobe since 2004, I’ve seen an amazing transformation of the company as together we moved through acquisitions of companies like Accellio / Jetform, Qlink, Serious Magic, Omniture and of course Macromedia. Adobe continues to be an amazing company now with solutions for creatives, business professionals, consumers and enterprises alike.

Before Adobe, I worked for 7 years at Sinnott Bros. I started as a prepress operator sitting in front of Adobe products for hours, preparing and outputting files for print, but quickly became more interested in the technology that made the work possible. I progressed into a support role and soon after took control of the growing IT department. While evaluating our clients needs it became clear to me that there was not an off the shelf product always available to fill the requirement so i began to do more and more programming. To keep up with the work I hired and headed up a development team. Apart from building & supporting solutions and managing the teams, I would get out and talk with customers to ensure that we could build a solution that meets their requirements.

Life before Sinnott Bros consisted of a few years working in a copy center (Click Printing), a drafting company (The Plan Shop) prior to CAD as well and even a photo shop (Kodak Express – Not Adobe Photoshop!)

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Music

Since I was in High School at age of 13 i have been playing music. I play (in decreasing order of talent) Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards & Drums. The bands I’ve been in over the years include The Colts, Purple Haze, Shades, High Ground, NoPoets & Zoomorphic. I’ve played in over 50 different venues around Sydney for the last 15 years.

Apart from playing music, I am very interested in the writing and recording process. I have a small recording studio which I tinker in whenever time permits.

Other hobbies?

Short film making, traveling, online games…

9 Comments

  1. Kate Marshall
    February 11, 2007
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    Hi Mark,

    It is Kate Marshall here. I went on a tour with you and Ruth around Europe with my nan. I have been in touch with Ruth since, but I stumbled across one of her emails and found this web address, so I thought I would pop in and say hello! I hope that everything is going well!

  2. May 11, 2007
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    My name is Sebastian Szulc I was born in poland in 1981. I wanted to see if there is anything I was able to find about possible family members online. At that point I read this ad and noticed you came from polish heritage. Just like to say hello! Capricorn11281@aol.com

  3. Steve Legg
    June 25, 2007
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    Hi Mark,
    A workmate was googling me and came across your site and sent me the link.
    That picture of Shades certainly takes me back. What a great pair of legs I had !
    Do you ever hear from Rick?

    Steve

  4. Piotr
    March 11, 2008
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    Hi Mark – Piotr here I just want to send you greetings from Edinburg 🙂 in Scotland and pls don`t forget send kisses to Ruth – I saw in last e-mail that she can write in Polish language – fantastic 🙂
    P.S. Thx for unbelievable PhotoShop tutorial on YouTube – thx 😀 .

  5. Durga Datt
    March 31, 2008
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    I worked with Mark in Sinnott Bros IT department. It was my first job in a new country and he was very supportive. The initial team was Mark, I, Brendan, Peter and Adam. We had a good time.

    May be one day I will drive him around India!

  6. Carolyn Chapman (aka Carolyn Ward)
    June 16, 2008
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    Hi Mark – I still have my school bag you wrote Purple Haze on!!!

  7. June 16, 2008
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    Hi Mark,
    It’s been a while, found your site when trying to check the popularity of my website, if you have any tips on doing this let me know… Hows life been treating you..

    Cheers,
    Steve Hurley

  8. Jeff Massey
    August 10, 2008
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    Hey Mark
    I have recently been going over old recordings of original
    music that we tinkered with in the 90’s. Had forgotten about most
    of these tracks. Some interesting ideas. Not the ones with Burnsy
    but with Rod. Had to put them on the hard drive before they degrade. Have not penned a song in a while. ‘Been nice to listen
    to these tracks.
    Love to Ruth and fam . Jeff (not you robert)

  9. Mark Szulc
    September 21, 2008
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    Hi Mark, i was looking up the name (Szulc) on my pc and came across my name on your blog. Its nice to know there is more than one Mark Szulc out there. Most people find it difficult to pronounce Szulc, so i am glad of an easy first name ,good luck Mark.

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