Mark joined Blackhawk after a successful career as the SVP & General Manager of Akamai Technologies, responsible for all operations of Akamai Technologies in EMEA where he and his team grew rapidly since the company’s inception in 2011.

Prior to joining Akamai in Europe Mark was the Chief Strategy Officer for the IBM’s European Systems and Technology Group based in Zurich, Switzerland and was responsible for successfully launching many strategic programs including XaaS offerings and Enterprise Cloud Services.

Over the last 28 years Mark has had extensive experience of SaaS, Storage & Networking, Telecommunications, Professional Services and most recently in the Cloud Security Industry. He has held many different positions ranging from general management, sales & marketing, IT service delivery, operations and most recently strategic planning for mergers & acquisitions.

Mark founded, operated and rapidly scaled GlassHouse Technologies’ EMEA and spent many years in the data networking market as General Manager of EMEA at CNT Corporation (acquired by McData Corporation) and was one of the original team members of Boston-based GiantLOOP Networks.

Previous to his managed services career, was one of the first 10 employees that established EMC’s presence in EMEA helping it scale to become a dominant storage solutions provider.

Mark holds dual citizenship of United States & Great Britain.