Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced the appointment of Gary Marks as President of Opengear. Marks comes to Opengear with extensive senior executive leadership experience in data center 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. In addition, he will undertake executive leadership responsibility for all of Opengear’s operations and staff in the United States.
“Gary, with the relevant industry experience he brings, makes for a perfect addition to Opengear’s leadership team,” said Rick Stevenson, CEO of Opengear. “His expertise in high tech sales and marketing, maximizing profitability, and turning companies into customer-facing, market-driven organizations aligns perfectly with our goals to continue business expansion in 2014. 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.”
Before accepting his position with Opengear, Marks most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Raritan, a power and infrastructure management provider for data centers. 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. Channel publication CRN has awarded Marks as a “CRN Channel Chief” for five years in a row for his initiatives at Raritan. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University.
“Opengear is poised at a very exciting phase in its development,” said Marks. “It has a solid customer base and great solutions for data centers and the fast growing remote management market. 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.”