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Mark Kilian | Principal Consultant

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I have always had one mission at 6IXGUN : To provide solutions that consistently provide a solid return on investment for my clients. I am a highly experienced technical consultant - I specialize in advisement, leadership and execution of business growth through the development and refinement of processes and business systems. My experience runs deep in Adobe Commerce / Magento, Cloud Security, SaaS & Networking. I am also a local Adobe & Apple Expert.

Recent projects have included turn-key design, execution and oversight of integrated e-commerce storefronts (Magento / Adobe Commerce, Shopify), interactive database driven websites (Wordpress) , integrations with ERP (Sage, Fishbowl, Netsuite) and management subsystems, Cloud Based SaaS Productivity & Security apps like SonicWall, Google Workspace, Freshdesk, Zendesk, ZOHO, Practice Fusion, Jotform, ElfSight and other related business apps.

6IXGUN is here to solve your commerce, website and cloud security challenges.

Core Competence

I have a broad range of experience across many disciplines in technology and I absorb information like a sponge. I enjoyed four entirely different successful careers as a result of it. That is not attributed to college or training, but rather a lifetime of cultivating the ability to adapt to change.

I always coach people I have mentored - focus on learning how to learn, vs learning a career or a discipline. With that you will go much further in life than you will with any career training you can apply. Over my lifetime I have cultivated the following core traits - these differ per individual of course - but this is my self-assessment based on feedback from colleagues and clients.

I have always found this information helpful when hiring to gauge overall fit and fitness for any job.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Ability To Listen
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Independence & Confidence
  • Technical Talent
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Intuition / Gut

Mark Kilian | Principal

Hi, my name is Mark Kilian. If I have managed not to bore you yet, you are probably wondering "who is this guy". Well I can tell you one thing, I am not your typical tech geek. I am an adventurer at heart & a firm believer that since we spend so much of our lives working - it better be something we truly love to do & I love technology. After graduating college with a degree in engineering, I found myself at a very young age traveling the world and moving up the corporate ladder. I volunteered for the work no one else wanted to do. By 28 I was a director in one of the fastest growing companies in the USA. At 38 I had one of those life defining moments. After spending several months in China - I sat in my office, looked at the four walls and wondered "is this really it ?" "Is this what I want to do with the rest of my life?" - as it turns out, no, it wasn't. I quit, left a very high paying job in Chicago and moved to Arizona. And I did it in less than a month!

My view of business is very much like my view of life in general. It's an adventure. I have never been one to work solely to chase money - all the money in the world isn't worth it if the work is meaningless. For me, it's more about investing in helping others succeed and seeing the fruits of my labor. Of course, that has earned me a great living over the years. In big corporations, I was buried in bureaucracy - so I left and started 6IXGUN. 20 years later and have no regrets !

So you are probably thinking by now "what does this guy charge" ? Well, let's put it this way, I compete regularly with large agencies that are billing their time at $280+ per hour. My rate is $85 per hour - relatively unheard of in my world. I do have some caveats, but for the most part, I do not turn down work if I feel it is a good fit for both of us. I do not do pro bono work, however I have been known to be pretty generous with my time. Hire me and I promise you will not be disappointed. I almost always end up doing far more than what I was originally hired to do.

Adventure On, Mark

What I Do

If your business runs on it, I have most likely had experience with it. My main focus is retail eCommerce (Magento , Shopify), B2B, medical , legal and law enforcement - obviously all types of businesses that require solid security solutions and customer facing websites. Back office work has included firewalls, internal networks, VOIP and many other systems. As an Apple Systems expert, I have extensive experience setting up secure Apple networks, applications and remote support.

Magento SME

Adobe Commerce & Magento Subject Matter Expert. Project Management & Walk-On Support

Networking & Security

Routing, Firewalls, Internet, VOIP Phones & Password Management, File Vaults & HIPPA Compliance

Apple Product Expert

Extensive experience with all things Apple. Design, build, manage all-Apple offices and networks.

Web Design & Dev

Elegantly simple,  exceptionally effective.  That has always been my mission when building sites

Cloud Apps & SaaS

Early adopter of cloud based systems and apps with extensive experience implementing them

Imaging and Optimization

An often overlooked area that can greatly impact website performance.


I work directly with a large cross section of systems and equipment. From eCommerce systems, to cloud based storage and security. If you run your business on it, I probably know it.

Tech is My Business

I am happy to help you out with your business needs - there is no job too large or too small - I am always up for a challenge. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hard working consultant, you have come to the right place. As is always my policy, the initial consultation is always free.

Phoenix, Arizona USA

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Do you have a problem that needs a solution ? I am here to help. My work is accurate and timely, I provide solutions, not excuses. Most of my work comes from fixing the problems others create. Please contact me below - I do my best to reply to all inquiries within one business day. ***Solicitations OF ANY KIND will be ignored***