Mark Thacker

Born in Rhodesia, educated in the UK, having worked in many International tech markets, I describe myself as a British entrepreneur now resident in Southern California. I enjoy bringing product ideas to life and designing market entry strategies. My journey started in the early 90s building ISPs around the world followed by launching products and services in internet security, cloud apps, big data, business analytics, consumer electronics and cleantech. I have been lucky to shape a number of start-ups and joint venture businesses whilst working with some incredible teams!

I have advisory positions in a number of tech and clean tech initiatives, a board member and co-founder of a consumer electronics company called Arkami, producer of the myIDkey. I have served as the SVP of Cloud Services at Infor, I was a founder and investor at GenieDB, a cloud infrastructure company. I Co-founded DATAllegro, Inc. in 2003, serving as the EVP of Business Development and on the Board of Directors. My journey has allowed me to gain insight & expertise over the last 20 years in sales & channel management, product management, venture funding, crowdfunding and operations. I've led the Partner & Alliances team for Cable & Wireless Exodus, overseen the go-to-market efforts and channel initiatives for C&W a-Services and run regional operations in Asia for Omnes, a Schlumberger company. I hold industry certifications in solution selling and product marketing and I am a business studies graduate of Thames Valley University in London.

When not thinking about launching new products I spend my time with my kids, on a mountain bike, running a youth soccer league or coaching.