Mario Seric was born in Split, Croatia on January 09, 1976.
He holds an economics BA with tourism specialization from the University of Zagreb. Mario furthered his education at Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, New York, where he acquired a Master degree in Management in Hospitality (MMH) – MBA in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Hotel and Real Estate Development.
His professional experience started in 1998 as a Consultant in Horwath Consulting Zagreb where he became Senior Consultant and Partner. He administered a variety of projects, including the Strategic marketing plan for Croatian tourism from 2001 to 2005, commissioned by the Government of Croatia. He went on to manage several hotel and mixed-use development projects in Croatia and Southeast Europe.
Since 2006, he is Owner and Managing Director of MarCon, Split, Croatia and Manages projects for intelligence, consulting, and development in tourism, hospitality, and real estate, operating in Croatia and in the greater Mediterranean area. In 2009, he became Director of the Association of Hoteliers of Split and Dalmatia and in 2010 he was Member of the Management Board, where he planned, organized, and led promotional, development, and other activities of the association of fifteen leading hotels in Central Dalmatia.
He is part of the Cornell Hotel Society Alumni network, the Ron Brown Fellowship Alumni network at the US State Department, Open Society Institute alumni network at the Soros Foundation, etc. Mario has been a Project Team Leader at American Airlines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Seric has also published several articles in renowned newspapers and magazines and has done various strategic management projects for different organizations worldwide.