Mark Elderkin

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Mark Elderkin (born September 27, 1963) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded in 1994 with his husband Jeff O. Bennett. Elderkin served as President of PlanetOut Inc. when the company went public in 2004. He retired from the company in 2006. He founded Gay Ad Network in 2007, which was named as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in America. [1]

Elderkin graduated from Haas School of Business with an MBA and Boston University with a BS in Systems Engineering.[2]

Elderkin lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Jeff and daughter Chloe.[3]


  1. ^ " founder's next move: Online ads",, 14 August 2007, retrieved 2008-10-17 
  2. ^ Ellis, Alan; Schaub, Kevin; White, Melissa (2002), "Interview: Mark Elderkin and Rhona Berenstein", The Harvey Milk Institute Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Internet Research, Haworth Press, p. 30, ISBN 1-56023-353-2 
  3. ^ "Contributors", Family Equality Council, retrieved 2008-10-17