Mark Mercado Joins SingleHop as Vice President, Channel Sales
Talented Tech Sector Executive Brings Extensive Strategic Relationship Experience to New Role
CHICAGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SingleHop, a global leader in highly automated bare metal infrastructure and cloud computing today announced that Mark Mercado has joined the company as vice president of channel sales. Mercado brings a unique combination of technical expertise and strategic relationship skills to his new role at SingleHop.
“Mark’s ability to align sales and partner activities with the company’s growth strategy and his proven program development skills will be a key asset as we expand our industry leadership position,” said Zak Boca, Founder and CEO of SingleHop. “We’re excited about the prospect of working with Mark and our partners to deliver the best scalable, on-demand infrastructure resources in the industry to help our customers grow and compete.”
Mercado’s earlier career history includes key strategic alliance and channel sales roles with NaviSite Inc. and Savvis Communications, where he drove millions in sales and was a major national player in the distribution of data center, cloud, security consulting, storage, and managed services. After Savvis, Mercado was director of channel sales and channel chief at Latisys, where he spearheaded development of a channel sales program for eight data centers nationwide, creating, and implementing a highly effective marketing and sales strategy and overseeing a network of 150 partners.
Mercado has been recognized throughout his career for sales and channel development leadership, consistently establishing winning teams and generating well over $100 million in contract revenues. He holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and history from Elmhurst College as well as tech sector certificates, including VMware product certification.
“SingleHop has achieved sustained, quadruple-digit growth because the company gives enterprises of all sizes reliable, instantly scalable access to infrastructure assets and unmatched customer support,” Mercado noted. “I look forward to working with my colleagues and partners to extend the company’s marketplace leadership even further.”
To learn more about SingleHop, please visit http://www.singlehop.com/.
SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers and a new facility in Amsterdam; SingleHop provides dedicated, cloud, and managed services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online. SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.