Mark Thurmond is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at VCE. He leads all aspects of VCE’s Sales organization from strategy, go-to-market, channels, to executing against the revenue goals for the company. Thurmond and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infrastructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models.
Thurmond joined VCE from RSA where he was most recently the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for RSA, the Security Division of EMC. He was responsible for the division’s go-to-market strategies and execution, and achieving RSA’s revenue goals.
Thurmond has over 18 years of experience in the high tech industry and a proven track record of transforming sales organizations. He has held numerous executive positions at EMC, most notably as Vice President of EMC’s Back-up, Recovery and Archiving (BURA) Sales, and Vice President & Co-General Manager of the Centera Business unit where he had responsibility for Worldwide Sales, Channels and ISV relationships.
Prior to EMC, he worked for Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a leading provider of product life cycle management software solutions. Thurmond held numerous executive sales management positions throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, and helped grow the company’s revenue from $300 million to $1 billion.
Mark holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University.