Mark was there at the beginning of the Integrated Workplace Management System [IWMS} revolution. “At TRIRIGA, we joined with Gartner to create the IWMS market, took it global, and elevated the workplace. Now, we’re using AI, IoT, and analytics to transform the employee experience. With iOFFICE, we’re already doing it.”
Mark joined TRIRIGA in 2003 to build the customer base, define the fledgling IWMS market with Gartner, and would go on bring the platform to GE, Nokia, and Capital One just to name a few of hundreds of customers. In 2007, Mark simultaneously lead Sales, Professional Services and Application Development, driving a pace of more than 20% growth annually. During this period, he managed the company’s alignment between product development, service delivery and sales. The result was a transformation in how the Fortune 1000 thought about their space, their people and the untapped potential of these assets. In 2011, Mark and his team sold the company to IBM.
Playing an instrumental role in the acquisition, Mark became a Vice President in IBM’s Global Business Services group leading IBM’s Global Building and Asset Optimization business which included solutions such as TRIRIGA, Maximo, and the IoT, overseeing a team of more than 1000 global consultants to optimize the built environment.
Mark spent the first 13 years of his career at Intergraph, the pioneer in CAD/CAM technologies. Already possessing a CAFM background, Mark focused on bringing together tech and engineering challenges to create highly effective workplace solutions for his customers. Moving on to Cabletron/Enterasys as the VP of Professional Services, and then a leader in several Silicon Valley startups, Mark developed global systems in the U.S. and Asia that prepared these businesses for massive growth, and for Salira Optical Networks, acquisition by Hitachi Communication Technologies America.
“There are few times in a career when you have an opportunity to shape the face of an industry; I believe this is one of those times. I see an inflection point in the market, causing people to move away from legacy IWMS solutions toward lighter, native-cloud systems with human-centric, service-oriented designs, like iOFFICE. No one is doing what we are. With HUMMINGBIRD and our customers, we have the chance to create frictionless work experiences that are the future of the connected workplace.”
Mark holds a degree in Engineering Design Technology with a minor in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, and is happy husband, father of three children and 2 dogs. An avid runner and marathoner, and amateur landscape and wildlife photographer, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, and with his and eleven grandchildren.