Mark Thostenson joins Now Micro as Chief Technology Officer
4/27/2011 4:13:34 PM
Now Micro, a leader in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and services, is excited to welcome Mark Thostenson as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Professional Services. Thostenson will oversee Now Micro’s professional services, managed services and technical sales.
Thostenson will be responsible for developing a strategic IT services solution roadmap, creating service solution offerings, and forging key third party partnerships. He will also continue to grow and add new members to Now Micro’s service team.
“Mark is the perfect executive to lead the expansion of our services offering and delivery,” said Pat Finn, President of Now Micro. “He has a proven record in pioneering new platforms and we are impressed with his highly developed solutions delivery vision.”
Thostenson is a technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience working with B2C, B2B, government, SMB and Fortune 500 markets. He successfully architected key service initiatives and offerings for industry heavyweights including IBM & GE Capital ITS, as well as CSC. Thostenson previously held the title of North American CIO at GN Resound where his efforts led to increased efficiencies and reduced system downtime by more than 25 percent. He also deployed an industry-leading online sales initiative that resulted in unprecedented growth in the North American territory, and a reduction in ordering and configuration errors. His drive, initiative and ability to strike relationships consistently yield results.
“I was drawn to Now Micro by the opportunity to bring my experience to a dynamic and accomplished organization,” Thostenson said. “Now Micro’s exceptional services offering will bring valuable and cost-effective solutions to customers in the Twin Cities, which is particularly vital during these turbulent economic times.”