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Mark Britton

Strategic Director

Mark Britton joined Madrona as a strategic director in early 2019.

Mark is the founder and former CEO and Chairman of Avvo, an online marketplace for legal services, that was purchased by Internet Brands in 2018. For twelve years, Mark built Avvo into one of the stars of the Seattle tech ecosystem with 400+ employees and raising $132 million from venture investors. For his work at Avvo, Above the Law called him “the person who most disrupted law this decade”. Mark started his career as an SEC lawyer but, over his career, migrated to senior executive and board positions in companies such as Expedia and Orbitz. He is also a long-standing member of the Gonzaga University Board of Regents.


In 2015, Mark won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Pacific Northwest. Mark was also identified as one of three upcoming Seattle “Tech Titans 2.0” by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2012. Mark was named one of the American Bar Association’s inaugural Legal Rebels in 2009 and as one of Seattle’s Top 25 Innovators by Seattle Business Magazine in 2007.


Mark holds a BBA in Finance from Gonzaga University and a JD from George Washington University Law School.