Learn about the team at the helm of the ship at Flagship Solutions Group.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Mark brings more than 30 years of senior management and sales experience to Flagship Solutions Group. In his current capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the strategic and tactical direction of Flagship as well as the integration of services capabilities into responsive customer solutions.
Mark is on the Board of the South Florida Technology Alliance, a regional 501c3 nonprofit focused on driving awareness of South Florida as a technology hub. In 2014, Flagship was awarded with IBM’s highest honor for a Business Partner, A Beacon Award for Outstanding Community Impact. This was the first time in IBM’s history a Business Partner was recognized for their community involvement.
Mark began his career with seven years at GAF Corporation, progressing from Sales Representative to District Manager. Included in his extensive background are key management roles with some of the nation’s most recognized computer and data management firms. At Burroughs, he served as Senior Account Manager; and at NCR his 12-year tenure covered roles as District Manager, Manager of Education and Training, Director, National Accounts, Pricing Manager, and Sales Manager. Mark was also Vice-President of Sales for a division of the Mail-Well Corporation. Mark then moved to Champion Solutions Group for 7 years as Vice President of Sales progressing to General Manager of Champion’s Services Division. Mark held the position of Senior Director at Mainline Information Systems where he had responsibility for Mainline’s Services companies, including IBM Global Services, Disaster Recovery and Professional Services. Just prior to Flagship, Mark was COO for Compuquip Technologies, one of South Florida’s largest systems integrators.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Mark serves on:
- IBM Global Business Partner Advisory Council
- IBM MSP Advisory Council
- IBM Cloud Advisory Council
Mark has a BA in Management and holds IBM Certifications as an IBM Cloud Builder, Systems Expert x series, Smarter Cities Technical and Sales certifications, IBM Disaster Recovery Top Gun, Blade and Storage Certifications. In addition, Mark holds a TOGAF certification.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
As Vice President of Sales, Tom brings more than 26 years of management and sales experience. In his current capacity, Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of the sales of products and services by providing the strategic and tactical direction to the company. He is also responsible for the integration of services capabilities into responsive customer solutions.
Tom began his career with 18 years at IBM, progressing from Customer Engineer to a Systems Management Specialist to a Regional Sales Manager. He served in IBM’s Channel division supporting several of IBM’s largest U.S. Partners. Tom has also lead the services sales business at another IBM partner prior to coming to Flagship.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Tom has served as:
- IBM Global Services Executive Advisory Board Member
- IBM Cloud Advisory Board Member
- Junior Achievement Mentor and Volunteer Teacher
- Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida – President
- Elected President of a Special Dependent Tax District in Tampa, FL
Tom has a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is married to Sarah, a Wellness and Fitness Coach and wife of 30+ years. Tom has a daughter, Brooke, an Elementary School Teacher, and son Tyler, who is a student at the University of Florida.
What Differentiates Flagship from it’s Competitors?
We polled Flagship’s customers asking them what makes Flagship so unique? Here were some of the top responses.
- Customer-oriented 95% 95%
- Commitment to Quality Solutions 88% 88%
- Investment in Technical Expertise 91% 91%
- Relationship-focused 90% 90%
- Dependable / Reliable 96% 96%