Insightful. Passionate. Thorough.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Milestone Group is a team of 25 professionals across the globe.

Our team has a broad array of experiences in operating roles, venture capital and strategy consulting.  We believe it’s the right mix to provide our Clients thoughtful strategic counsel on how best to grow.  Our engagement teams aren’t a classic pyramid staffing model where junior consultants are learning on your time and your money.  Rather, we believe the best strategic insights come from knowledge, expertise and experience, and that comes from doing the heavy lifting.

Are you an ambitious company doing $20M in revenues and eager to get to $100M or are you a $20B company trying to get to $30B? Our team is equally excited and experienced to work with both.



Mark Zawacki

Founder & Managing Partner

Mark is the Founder and Managing Partner of Milestone Group. Since 2001, he has led/supervised engagement teams on more than 200+ tech, media and telco (TMT) clients globally, working a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives including strategy, innovation, business and corporate development, alliances/partnering and international expansion.

Prior to founding Milestone Group, Mark spent nearly a decade as a strategy consultant with the CSC Index, the strategic management consulting division of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Variously based in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and San Francisco, Mark’s consulting at CSC Index focused on corporate strategy, organizational change and leveraging technology for business advantage.  Mark began his career in tech at Symantec, joining in 1987.

Mark is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at TMT events globally. He is also occasionally guest lectures in several MBA programs worldwide.

Mark holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.


Johannes Hoech

Managing Partner Emeritus

In 2007, Milestone Group merged with 8020 Group, the strategy consulting firm Johannes founded in 1998.

Johannes has a broad background as an entrepreneurial Product Management and Marketing Executive with broad functional and technology industry expertise, a proven track record of not only conceiving new ideas but also executing to plan, and a strong ability to motivate and lead teams effectively and efficiently. Johannes has a unique combination of deep analytical and strategic skill sets with creativity and innovation. Johannes started his consulting career with McKinsey & Company in the Silicon Valley office and latterly held management and executive roles at Quantum, Sony/ETAK, Frog Design, Intuit and now at Intacct. Past consulting Clients include: AOL, ArcSight, Brightmail, NetIQ, Palm, Postini, PeopleSoft, Resilience, SEVEN, Symantec, Trend Micro and Wipro.

Johannes received his M. Eng. & B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Senior Consultants


  • Kiran Bellare
  • Jeremy Brown
  • Bill Burk
  • Tim Carlsen
  • Mark Floisand
  • Marc Friend
  • Alexander Globus
  • Amit Gupta
  • David Hanafee
  • Chris Kocher
  • Philip Leung
  • Rob Levy
  • Olavs Ritenis
  • Elan Sathiase
  • Denise Senter
  • Don Thorson
  • Jon Vote
  • Dinesh Wadhawan
  • Carol Youngclass