Who is Mark Nogaj

Who is Mark Nogaj

Mark Nogaj is Managing Director of Marksman Business Development which is a business Advisory company based in Hamilton and servicing the Waikato, BOP and Auckland.

Specialising in Business Development (increasing revenue, sales, marketing, staff training, growth ascertainment, growth strategy/planning/implementation, business modelling for growth)

Mark Nogaj has over 25 years successful experience in:

  • Business Development,
  • Business Start-Ups,
  • Senior Management,
  • Saving Failing Businesses,
  • Staff Improvement,
  • Culture Change,
  • Growth Strategy,
  • Media,
  • Business Budgeting,
  • Workplace Well-Being,
  • Strategic Alliances And Business Growth.

Personal Background

  • Hometown is Mamaku (small settlement in the Mamaku ranges near Rotorua).
  • Parent’s: schoolteachers.
  • Sister: is a Journalist.
  • Brother: is Teacher and Social Worker.
  • Ethnicity: New Zealand born and raised; parents are of Polish and Irish decent. (Father and grandparents were WW2 refugees from Poland).
  • Mark Nogaj is pronounced: “Nog-hay” (it is of Polish origin)


Educated at Waikato University: B.Soc.Sc. (Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology).

This relevant qualification has boded Mark Nogaj well as a base of relevant knowledge in the business and specifically business development world.

Work And Business Ownership History

Mark Nogaj started his professional career during his Big OE in London within the worlds most hardcore media industry.

He quickly rose to be the top performer at the media company he worked for in its 75 years history within the extremely cut-throat and competitive advertising sales and marketing aspects.

Upon returning to NZ Mark Nogaj was manager of a well-respected newspaper in Auckland as part of one of the world’s largest media companies.

Within that role he further developed his staff management, sales, financial and general business development skills to significant success within a company renowned for its determined and dedicated performance based (sales) results and quality focus.

From there Mark Nogaj was selected as General Manager of a significant media company in NZ, in charge of 150 staff and several publications and commercial print.

The company had been in existence for over 100 years and the challenge for Mark Nogaj was to turn its performance around from near failure to viability and growth.

By year 2 of Mark Nogaj as General Manager the profit had grown by over $750,000.

This was achieved via outstanding skills in all aspects of Business Development and staff development.

Serious illnesses of two close family members prompted a paradigm mind and career shift for Mark Nogaj and resulted in a move to be closer to family in the Waikato and BOP.

In the Waikato Mark Nogaj became Area Manager (Waikato and Coromandel) for a State-Owned Enterprise that wanted to utilise Mark’s skills to transform their performance from a reactive slow moving government sector operation to a pro-active commercial focus.

Business ownership started 15 years ago for Mark Nogaj upon his commencement of a media and marketing company with the creation of five highly successful print media publications and an Google SEO marketing aspect.

Fifteen years of business ownership, started and run very successfully during the last global financial crise, and in direct competition with one of the world’s largest media companies, and on a shoe-string budget, has given Mark Nogaj the most incredible insight, and skill base in all aspects of business, dealing with every personality and industry type!

Mark Nogaj puts this incredible array of knowledge and skills to great benefit for his many clients of Marksman Business Development- the business advisory company Mark Nogaj created after selling his media and marketing company for significant profit.

Marksman Business Development provides professional advisory services for all business types and of all sizes.

Of particular requirement are those businesses that need or want to grow as a whole or in a particular aspect.

Mark Nogaj is the only dedicated Business Advisor in the Waikato and BOP that solely specialises in Business Development.

When a business requires improvement, its often not that they require generalists help; but actually should “cut-straight-to-the-chase” and focus on Business Development.


Mark Nogaj is an outstanding Business Development Advisor, literally saving several businesses from failure and growing many businesses significantly in an easy and cost effective way.

See the Testimonials and References tab on the Marksman Business Development site for more details.https://www.marksman.nz/testimonials-referees/

On there you will find clients you can call and also statements of how successful Mark Nogaj has been as a Business Development advisor for their business.

Furthermore, Mark Nogaj has a massive array of associate and professional contact, established, and built over the last 25 years, that Marksman Business Development clients can and do benefit from.


Mark Nogaj works tirelessly behind the scenes pro-actively assisting many community and chartable organisations.

He is formal sponsor of Achievement House, which is a charity set up to help adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Mark Nogaj is the creator and organiser of Cambridges largest annual charity sported event: the Battle of the Bridge, which annually is attended by thousands and raises tens-of-thousands of dollars for charity and community organisations.

Mark Nogaj has created and run several community expos to promote community groups, organisations and sports, plus to raise money for those in need; one example of note was to raise money for an overseas life-saving medical treatment for a Cambridge resident.

Mark Nogaj is a regular donator of food for the needy via homeless organisations and other community organisations.

Sponsor and Supporter of Cambridge Community House.

Mark Nogaj has been in the Board of the St Peter’s Parents Association for the past 7 years.

Mark Nogaj is a Committee member and sponsor of the Wairoa Marae.

He is a past Board of Director member of the Waikato Show and past Secretary of the Waikato Polish Association.

Mark Nogaj has sponsored and/or supported over 400 in need people or organisation over the past 20 years.

It is his true passion in life- to give as much as can in either money, product, or time.

Past volunteer for the Cambridge Tree trust.

Creator and past Head of the Cambridge Barbell Club.

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Amotai Maori And Pacifica Business Association
  • Aspire Business Network
  • Business Edge
  • Linkedin Business Network
  • NZ Polish Business Association
  • Te Humeka Maori Business Network
  • Waikato Chamber Of Commerce


Mark Nogaj has been with his wife (Nurse) for over 30 years. They have 2 sons.

Hobbies And Interests

Family, and philanthropy.

Past sports include Powerlifting whereby Mark Nogaj wining several titles.

Who Should Contact Mark Nogaj For Assistance?

Any business that wants help: specifically, to grow

  • really quickly,
  • easily,
  • and affordably.

Also, for those Business Owners feeling under pressure or stressed- contact Mark Nogaj asap he has considerable skills in this regard.

Mark Nogaj is available to service clients face-to-face throughout the Waikato, Auckland and BOP and via Zoom NZ-wide an internationally.


Mark Nogaj, Managing Director, MARKSMAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. www.marksman.nz, Ph. 027 552 5346, info@marksman.nz. Waikato Innovation Park, 1 Melody Lane, Hamilton 3216.