Harout Markarian C-Suite Network Advisor Since March 2021
Founder and CEO of Markarian Robotics, Author of the book Mobility and Inclusion
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Harout currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in robotics. He also has an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Harout Markarian had a lot of different career paths to choose from. He was a dancer, who became a professional basketball player, who now is a seasoned aerospace engineer. His passion is contagious. No matter what he is working on, he always gives it his best. His motivation is unmatched, and he is a lifelong learner.
After his grandparents became totally dependent on family members and caregivers to perform daily living activities, Harout established Markarian Robotics in 2018 to provide mobility challenged individuals an additional level of independence through efficient and affordable assistive technology. He thought there must be a better way to serve this community.
Harout also established a video podcast called Mobility and Inclusion, where he hosts guests and talks about challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and how to build a better inclusive environment.
Harout’s vision is to collaborate with thought leaders and people with disabilities worldwide to make a massive difference in their lives and build an environment and products that center around universal design.
Harout Markarian | Founder and CEO of Markarian Robotics, Author of the book Mobility and Inclusion
"Harout, is a highly successful and innovated Sr. Level/Principle Engineer with diverse experience in New Product Introduction/Product Development. Harout comes with broad qualification in the areas of Engineering, Management, Operations, and Leadership. I have witness firsthand, Harout’s ability to successfully develop and /or guide the development of a variety of products/component types within Technology Sectors relating to Defense/Aerospace and Commercial/Industrial Commercial.
You will find that Harout is a collaborative leader, able to work with cross functional multi-culture teams, to conceptualize, visualize, and produce outstanding results. In addition, you will recognize Harout brings entrepreneurial spirit, knowledge of strategy, creative thinking/vision, and a multi-faceted and distinctive perspective to New Product Introduction/Product Development.
With a well-rounded professional skill set, I am confident that Harout would make a substantial and meaningful impact at any leading-edge technology organization."
Director of Engineering (Electro-Mechanical Product Development); Sr. Program Manager
"This letter serves as my formal recommendation of Mr. Harout Markarian, we have worked together in (2) different companies, and (2) different positions.
Mr. Markarian adds to his formal education and training an innate analytical ability which in my view makes him a one of a kind engineer.
Mr. Markarian on the other hand possesses great social skills and is good in adapting in any kind of workplace. He has become a key team member the two times I have the opportunity of working with him."