Mark Veverka is the head of Sitrick And Company’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm who focuses on strategic communications. Mr. Veverka joined Sitrick after more than 25 years as a journalist, most recently serving as West Coast Editor of Barron’s for 13 years, leading its coverage of Silicon Valley. His “Plugged In” column reported on technology, biotechnology, investment banking, financial markets, corporate governance and venture capital. Mr. Veverka produced myriad cover stories, including a critical profile of Kleiner-Perkins Managing Partner John Doerr, a laudatory profile of Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison, and a prophetic 2006 stock call on Apple. During this time, he also appeared on a weekly segment for CNBC’s Power Lunch and was a regular on the Fox Business Network.
Prior to Barron’s, Mr. Veverka was a financial columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, penning the paper’s “Heard in California” investment column. Before that, he was an associate editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, covering the flawed employee-buyout of United Airlines. Prior to Crain’s, Mr. Veverka worked at a number of daily newspapers, including the Orange County Register where he covered international trade and real estate. Early in his career, he was an on-air television journalist, reporting from the Oklahoma state capitol for the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla.
In 1992, Mr. Veverka was named an Arthur F. Burns Fellow, a journalism fellowship between the U.S. and Germany, and wrote a series of stories on German unification. Through his Burns affiliation, he has reported from Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and Istanbul. He is a part-time contributor to USA Today. The Chicago native holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.