Markell Bridges

Markell Bridges

Director of Information Systems
Mondelez International
As Director, Information Technology & Solutions for Mondelēz International, Markell provides technology business leadership with a global and innovative perspective for business functions, currently focused on Human Resources and its transformational efforts for employee services. Prior to this role, for five years he led the company’s global marketing technology team driving digital marketing strategies and enabling enterprise marketing capabilities. Markell spearheads the delivery of industry-leading technology solutions and services that enable successful execution of business strategies and outcomes. Markell is a global citizen. Since starting at Mondelēz International/Kraft Foods in 1993, he has completed two international assignments. In 2005, while residing in Paris France, Markell served as Director of Information Systems – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application Services. His responsibility included day-to-day oversight for application management and delivery of strategic organizational change. In 2002, residing in Vienna, Austria, he led the implementation of the Kraft Foods Global HR System, across the CEEMA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region. Earlier in his career, Markell worked for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in St. Louis, Missouri and as a high school mathematics teacher for Chicago Public Schools. His professional associations include: Member of ITSMF (Information Technology Senior Management Forum), and a 2017 Cohort of its Executive Academy; member of the Black Data Processors Association; and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association. In addition to his professional associations, Markell is an active community member, where he serves as a mentor, advisor and coach to people manifesting his strong commitment to his stand – “making a positive difference in the lives of others; enabling people to do great things.” He is active with his university alumni association. Markell serves as co-chair of the governing board for UCAN, a Chicagoland area social-services agency. He has participated in Big Brothers and Big Sisters; and other mentoring and community-based service activities. Markell holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff where he graduated as the senior class president; and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010