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Mark Short

Mark Short founded Transparent Solutions in 1997, after 16 years in the corporate world. His background includes stints at Marion Labs, Southwestern Bell and Peabody Energy, where he worked on infrastructure projects, application development and technical support. His strengths lie in his ability to quickly assess a situation and devise creative solutions to problems. Past employers and current clients especially like his solutions that either make or save money for them.

Now he brings his expert skills to clients who don’t have access or otherwise might not be able to afford an employee with his specialized skill set.

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Transparent Solutions moved us from an unstable platform to a safe and secure web environment. Their team is very knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with.

Danny Kohrs

Vice President of Operations, Hartsook Companies, Inc.

Mark Short has been a tremendously valuable resource and partner. He provided website direction and customization for our company from our first few months in business in 2011, and continues to work with us today. He not only is very skilled at design and implementation, but also is aware of technologies that are emerging and continues to help us take advantage of solutions that are new, cost-effective, and appropriate for our needs. Because of his recommendations and his enhancements to our systems, we’ve solved many issues and streamlined processes, saving labor costs due to efficiencies. I am very grateful to Mark for his guidance. He is great to work with, and I trust him totally. Mark is an extremely valued member of our team!

Laura Schmidt

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I have hired Mark Short and Transparent Solutions many times over the last 15 years – both for my own website and for my clients who hire me to write web content. Mark is one of those rare individuals who understands how to discuss technical web features to a non-technical audience. He has an amazing grasp of what makes a website work well for his customers, whether it’s for a small or large business.

Paula Peters

Award-Winning Technical Writer, Speaker, Author, Peters Writing Services, Inc.

When I started my first WordPress website in 2009, Mark helped me from start to finish in setting it up. Beyond that, any time I have a problem or question, he responds quickly to provide the solution. He also hosts my site and goes beyond the call of duty to help. I would recommend (and have recommended) Mark as an affordable, responsive one-stop website resource to anyone who isn’t a web whiz and needs expert website advice and support.

Liz Craig

Copywriter, Liz Craig, Writer

Mark goes above and beyond the call of duty. He always responds to requests quickly, thoroughly and reasonably. He takes initiative, and his thoughtful suggestions show him to be a savvy expert. It is always a pleasure working with Mark, and I am delighted to recommend him to any organization in need of a website developer or manager.

Kelly Tyler Byrnes

Company Culture Development & Oversight | Senior Leadership Development, Voyage Consulting Group

Simply put, there is NO ONE better suited to tackle your Internet project than Mark. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him for approximately 8 years, and … he has consistently created high-quality projects that are above and beyond anything that I ever thought would be possible. Understanding the nuances and complexities of both the technology and business worlds, Mark goes to great lengths to ensure that his projects don’t just “technically” work; he also makes sure that they work strategically and achieve the desired results. When it comes to successfully launching a new online undertaking, look no farther -- Mark is, hands down, the best investment you can make in a technology project.

Dr. Robert Spangler

Associate Executive Director, Operations and Information Technology, New Jersey State Bar Association

Mark is the most talented systems integrator that I had the pleasure to work with during my career at Marion Labs. He was the guy I always went to with the most convolved application components and/or fuzzy requirements to innovate solutions often beyond the client's vision. Friendship, trust and fun were part of every project for most of our clients which says everything about Mark's work ethic, commitment and long string of successes. Mark's technical career at Marion progressed to Manager of the Competency Center, certainly the top technical position in the North America IT organization. I can't imagine a problem (IT or otherwise) which I wouldn't bring to Mark to collaborate. There is no one I would trust more if I were a client looking for a business solution and a competent technology partner.

Ron Bishop

Retired - Sr. Consultant, NIS

I manage a non-profit website for our Scout Troop. While not a large site it is valuable to over 500 families. Mark hosts our site and this is not a money maker for Mark. Probably more trouble than anything – yet Mark takes the time to be a valuable resource that we rely on when we have an issue. When we made a huge mistake and lost over half of our site Mark was there with a complete back-up. He stopped what he was doing and in just a few hours restored the entire site. He is quick to respond to question and communicates in a way I can understand. Five years of working together has taught me how much we appreciate what he does.

Ron Clary

creative director/art director/designer, clary creative

As President of our all-volunteer organization, I am delighted to recommend Mark. As technological novices, we count on Mark to help keep our website current. Many times he thinks of things we didn’t even know we needed, and proactively takes care of them; and when we do have a problem or an identified need, he takes care of it immediately. He is gracious with his time, his costs, and his ideas, and I am delighted to recommend him. Frankly, I cannot imagine NOT having him available for advice and support.

Judy Sherry

President | Owner, Judy Sherry Consortium | Advertising & Marketing

Mark listens and then applies his considerable expertise to our needs, often understanding problems and issues beyond our ability to articulate. He elevates the value of our online projects on multiple levels. He is a good resource, helping us to evaluate software applications and then customizing when necessary to accomplish projects. He is dependable and trustworthy — a true professional.

Darryl Wilkinson

President, Gallatin Publishing Company

Mark provides solutions to problems a client doesn't even know exist. Mark focuses on what you need, and pulls together an expert team to provide what's needed, within budget and on time. Mark provides great value and he's reliable and responsive. I've worked with him as a client for more than 15 years and highly recommend him as a solutions provider.


Sarah Weitzel

Senior Information Scientist, Quintiles

Mark's down-to-earth, common-sense approach comes across as knowledgeable and conceptually clear. I have had … many comments from my clients regarding my website -- its simplicity and the ease of navigation. All of this is owed to Mark's grasp of form and function.

Necia Gamby

Massage Practitioner, NRGinMotion

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