Mark Kiefer helps transport industry clients grow their organizations strategically into new technology markets, proactively shape effective policy and regulatory changes, and prepare for litigation.
In his more than 25 years in consulting, Mark’s clients have reflected a diverse array of enterprises on the cutting edge of transport technologies. They include the pioneer of the Very Light Jet category, the developer of America’s largest public infrastructure project since the Interstate Highway System, the fastest-ever growing firm to $1B in valuation, the standard bearer in undersea unmanned systems, and the world’s leading defense contractor.
He has also worked for some of the world’s leading law firms, major transpot trade associations, and agencies responsible for running some of America’s largest airports, seaports, and urban transport networks.
Mark has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Aviation Week, Business Week, and on PBS's Nightly Business Report, National Public Radio, and Fox Business Network. He has provided expert testimony in federal court and before the Aviation subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
For a leading global advanced technology company, Mark is helping to develop and execute a strategy to grow the firm's industrial robotics and automation business. This work has included assessing existing and emerging robotics and autonomous vehicle markets, acquisition target identification, customer surveys, M&A due diligence, and an integration and turnaround strategy for a newly acquired high technology business. This work has involved analysis of emerging transport technology markets in autonomous passenger vehicles, industrial robotics and material handling, and entertainment systems.
For the Massachusetts Port Authority, operator of Boston's Logan Internatinonal Airport and the city's major seaport, Mark co-authored a White Paper describing likely developments in and impacts of emerging transport technologies on airport access in the US and abroad. This analysis examined the techincal feasibility, development timelines, and market economics of a wide range of vehicle, communication, and enabling technologies, including specifically the imapct of driveress road vehicles and autonomous eVTOL aircraft.
Mark Kiefer served as an expert economics witness on behalf of Lockheed Martin in a CERCLA case brought by the company in federal court. He prepared an expert report and provide both deposition and live testimony in the case, working alongside other experts in goverment contract accounting and enviromental matters.