Mark Altekruse is a guitarist whose career has spanned working in music and music-related fields. He began his career in the music products industry working for RolandCorpUS as a clinician, then moved into sales and marketing. He has also worked for Korg, Marshall and then a very long stint at Apple as their head of marketing for pro audio here in the US and in Europe. Mark studied composition and arranging at Berklee College of Music and then moved from Boston to LA to attend the Musicians Institute (then called GIT). He studied with the late Howard Roberts, Ronnie Eschete, Don Mock, Tommy Tedesco, and he took two very inspiring lessons with the late Ted Greene.