RapidScale Promotes PaeTec Alum to CSO

New job

Cloud provider RapidScale has promoted Mark Szotkowski, the company’s president of sales, to chief strategy officer.

RapidScale's Mark Szotkowski

RapidScale’s Mark Szotkowski

In his new role, Szotkowski is focused on growing RapidScale’s strategic initiatives impacting all facets of the business. This includes future M&A strategy, as well as business systems automation and efficiencies.

As president of sales, he was responsible for the management of RapidScale’s sales and operations teams, leading the national go-to-market and channel sales strategies. He joined the company in 2012.

Szotkowski has more than 22 years of experience in the technology sector serving businesses ranging from SMB to Fortune 100. He previously owned and operated a voice and data consulting company, and served as vice president of national accounts at PaeTec, which was acquired by Windstream.

Szotkowski will continue to engage and build strategic partnerships around the globe.

“Over the last five-plus years we have seen tremendous growth in terms of new customers, organic customer growth in our base, and talent on the RapidScale team,” he said. “This success led us to our most recent acquisition of Vonage’s hosted infrastructure segment, adding more customers and talent to the fold. As we look forward, we will continue to focus on our core products and services while delivering an extraordinary client experience. We will also look to future acquisitions of businesses that complement our core values and strategies.”

RapidScale has more acquisitions and strategic hirings planned for this year, said Randy Jeter, the company’s CEO.

“Mark has truly been a key part of the success of the company and is well deserving of the move to chief strategy officer,” Jeter said. “In his new role he will lead our acquisition strategy and help operationalize the company for future acquisitions.”

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