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Mark Shen and Embodying Perficient Core Values

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HeadshotAt Perficient, you’re given the opportunity to work with and make an impact on the world’s largest brands and leading enterprises. Our colleagues are key to our success, and our people-oriented culture challenges, champions, and celebrates our people and their work through our six core values: integrity, innovation, clients, collaboration, people, and pride.

We want to tell the stories of our people who make our dynamic organization what it is today. Mark Shen, a lead technical consultant in our Southern California location, is a key example of a colleague who embodies our core values of innovation, clients, and collaboration. Read below to learn more.

Meet Mark Shen, Lead Technical Consultant

Describe your job and what you do in your everyday work.

Collaboration Final

I lead the local development team to work collaboratively with multiple global teams to deliver high-quality software solutions to our clients. I also wear different hats that allow me to serve clients as a full-stack developer and provide Agile recommendations to teams.

Who is someone you admire and why?

Cao Cao, courtesy name Mengde, who was a Chinese warlord, statesman, and poet. Though he remains a controversial historical figure and is often portrayed as a merciless tyrant in subsequent literature, he has also been praised as a brilliant ruler, military genius, and great poet with unrivalled charisma who treated his subordinates like his family.


Client Final

What is your favorite Perficient Value and why? 

My favorite Perficient value is Clients. Simply put, happy clients mean a happy Perficient. We satisfy our clients when we consistently drive value, which results in more work to make Perficient better.

Do you have a favorite book or podcast?

My favorite book is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. I’m a big fan of his idea of, “begin with the end in mind.” I don’t have a favorite podcast, but I love to taste different podcasts in different genres, especially in tech or travel-related ones.

Innovation Final

What is something you’ve learned that you want to share with others?

There is always a solution somewhere, so keep trying, and remember that your Perficient colleagues are always there to support you. Be an active team player, and you’ll have the key to any success.


It’s no secret our success is because of our people. No matter the technology or time zone, our colleagues are committed to delivering innovative, end-to-end digital solutions for the world’s biggest brands, and we bring a collaborative spirit to every interaction. We’re always seeking the best and brightest to work with us. Join our team and experience a culture that challenges, champions, and celebrates our people.

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Hannah Elzey

Hannah is the Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based out of St. Louis, Missouri, focusing primarily on strategizing and composing internal corporate communications. She enjoys learning more about Adobe Creative Suite, following hockey, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

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