Mark Thiele

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Mark Thiele

EVP, Data Center Technology
Switch SUPERNAP

Mark Thiele is the Executive Vice President of Ecosystem Evangelism at SUPERNAP. His responsibilities include evaluating new data center technologies, developing partners and providing industry thought leadership. Mark’s insights in to the next generation of technological innovations and how these technologies speak to client needs and solutions are invaluable. He shares his enthusiasm and passion for technology and how it impacts daily life and business on local, national and world stages.

Mark has a long history of technology leadership specifically in the areas of team development, infrastructure and data centers.Over a 20-plus year career, he’s demonstrated that IT infrastructure can be improved to drive innovation, improve efficiency and reduce cost and complexity. He is also founder and president of Data Center Pulse, a not-for-profit group focused on improving efficiency in data centers and providing a voice for the owner/operators.

Prior to joining SUPERNAP, Mark was Vice President of Data Center Strategy at ServiceMesh, a leading cloud management platform company. Mark’s career also includes positions at VMware and Gilead. At VMware, Mark was responsible for leading the effort to build a large data center with industry-leading efficiency and low cost of ownership. He built global infrastructure and data centers for Gilead, a company that grew from $200 million in revenue to $2 billion in four years.