As Digital Fortress’ chief executive officer, Mark is responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategy. He brings more than 15 years of experience and proven leadership in growing technology companies and managed services.
Mark served as Executive Vice President of Operations at SunGard Availability Services, Inc. where he operated a $1.8B disaster recovery and managed services entity. During his tenure, he led the acquisition and integration of the $100M VeriCenter Hosting operation. Prior to SunGard, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer of Inflow. Prior to his CFO role, he served as Inflow’s Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. He served 24 years in the Air Forcd and reitred as a Colonel, leading the development and acquisition of our nation’s most advanced aircraft and satellite systems. Mark currently serves on several technology company Boards supporting merger-acquisition and integration activities.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in management science from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in national security strategy, concentrating on information warfare and strategy from the National War College.
EVP Sales & Marketing
As the executive vice president of marketing and business development, Steve is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and Digital Fortress’ overall brand and market development.
Steve brings deep experience in go-to-market strategy, channel partnerships, and sales leadership specializing in the challenges presented by revolutionary technology and customer adoption. He brings experience with wide-ranging mobile technologies & markets where he delivered important market-share and time-to-revenue success. Steve’s past lives include sales, marketing, and business development roles at T-Mobile, Impinj, NetMotion Wireless, and General Dynamics Itronix.
Steve holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vice President of Operations
As the Vice President of Operations, Karl is responsible for the operations and managed services group. His unique set of experiences in managing and architecting solutions for colocation, on-premise and public cloud environments is invaluable to our midsize organizations.
Karl has over 20 years of experience in solution-oriented leadership. Most recently, Reeves held director and VP-level positions at cloud infrastructure service providers Datapipe and 2nd Watch. He also brings 13 years of varied managerial and technical experience at Microsoft along with entrepreneurial experience as the cofounder of two technology consultancies, growing one of the firms up to 70 employees.
Karl holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Detroit.
As the controller, Diane is responsible for accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit and tax and provides human resources management for the company.
Diane brings to Digital Fortress close to 25 years of experience in financial, operational and business management. She has spent the last half of her career working specifically in the technology industry for companies providing B-to-B services with such companies as Who’s Calling, Apex Learning and Lighthouse e-Discovery. Diane’s experience also includes controller for Ticketmaster Northwest for over 10 years as well as working for Ticketmaster in Europe and Australia.
Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota.