Industry veteran, Gary Marksd will take the helm of Australian datacentre infrastructure company, Opengear, in a bid to drive sales.
Marks has extensive senior executive leadership experience in data centre infrastructure management and will have full authority and global day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all sales and marketing activities of the company.
He will take executive leadership responsibility for all of Opengear’s operations and staff in the US.
Opengear chief executive, Rick Stevenson, said Marks' relevant industry experience made him a perfect addition to Opengear's leadership team.
"His expertise in high tech sales and marketing, maximising profitability, and turning companies into customer-facing, market-driven organisations aligns perfectly with our goals to continue business expansion in 2014,” he said.
“Gary's appointment as Opengear’s new president brings a new level of sales maturity that will help us reach new markets and accelerate our already rapid growth."
Marks most recently served as the Senior Vice-President of Global Sales and Marketing for Raritan, a power and infrastructure management provider for datacentres.
Prior to his eight years with Raritan, he held senior executive leadership positions that focused on enterprise sales, marketing and channel growth with Dialogic (an Intel company), Conner Peripherals, AT&T, and Western Digital, where Marks led successful efforts to create a retail channel and a channel partner program.
Marks said Opengear was at a very exciting phase in its development.
“It has a solid customer base and great solutions for datacentres and the fast growing remote management market,” he said.
“I'm thrilled to be joining at a time when all the fundamentals are in place for rapid global growth.
"Together, we hope to deliver on the huge potential of the company and leverage technical leadership into outstanding sales success."
Opengear provides critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products.
Founded in Australia 10 years ago, it generates 90 per cent of its revenues from exports and has achieved major success in the US which is its largest market.