Mark Diller

Senior Analyst, Workforce Insight
Seattle, WA, USA
Mark is a Senior Analyst in our Workforce Insight practice at exaqueo who brings a diverse background in employer brand, communications, marketing, and data analytics to his work. He’s spent more than 15 years in the digital trenches, building marketing campaigns, driving social strategy, and building high-performing, data-fueled strategies for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and startups. Prior to exaqueo, he worked in-house driving internal communications, employer brand, and executive communications at T-Mobile and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His happy place is that magical space where data melds with creative inspiration to produce something special.
Get to Know Mark

At one point in my life, I was going to be a professor. I got a Ph.D. in the history of religions, and I planned on spending my life writing books and teaching classes. The job market had other ideas, however, and so I ended up as the religion editor at, writing website copy. That sent me down a path that’s led through workplaces such as Microsoft, McCann-Erickson, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, T-Mobile, and (at last) exaqueo.

I transitioned to employer brand from internal communications, and I see that work through the lens of human connection: locate your audience, learn what they value, and become a force for good in their lives. 

Outside of work, I love stories—both consuming them (books, movies, television) and telling them. I write fiction for fun, and am fascinated with and am a student of the structure of effective storytelling. As new technologies develop for assisting and extending the work of writers, I am excited to explore the potential of AI to enhance that most human of elements: the stories we tell.


B.A. History
The University of Chicago

M.T.S. World Religions
Harvard Divinity School

Ph.D. History of Religions
The University of Chicago

Industry Experience

T-Mobile, Internal Communications, Executive Communications, and Employer Brand

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Internal Communications

LUX International, Content Marketing

MRM Worldwide, Digital Marketing

My First Paycheck

In high school, I thought it would be fun and lucrative to work as an umpire for Little League baseball. It was really neither of those things - but it was my first experience at dealing gracefully with negative (parent) feedback.