Mark Harlan

Mark The Red Harlan was born in Rawlins, Wyoming, and has lived the life you'd expect from someone born there. With a degree in Applied Mathematics (from a institution he despises so much that he won't even say its name), he launched himself into a 20-year career in the computer sector in Silicon Valley. Red's professional background includes work on human-computer interfaces at Apple Computer, the invention of eBay's bidding schema, managing application development at Danger (makers of the T-Mobile Sidekick), and co-founding CyberArts Licensing (providers of the poker software seen on the MANSION and GamesGrid sites). He won his first big swig of triumph at the tender age of eight in a Cub Scout pinewood derby competition, forever warping his oh-so-soft-and-pliable psyche. Under the effect of this experience, he began playing poker the following year (may as well win money if you're going to win) and improved to the point that he was a net money winner in the World Series of Poker Read More chevron_right