High-Tech Senior Executive Mark Sochan joins CEO Quest

Mark Sochan
 Global Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Executive

I am pleased to announce that Mark Sochan has joined CEO Quest as a Managing Director.

Mark will coach startup CEOs in the Bay Area, with a focus on companies working in the areas of cloud and mobile technologies, as well as enterprise software.

Mark is a high-tech executive, entrepreneur, consultant and speaker with expertise in strategic partnership formation and over 25 years of experience driving innovation. He has managed mergers and acquisitions, led teams to high growth new markets, and closed strategic deals with major enterprise players, including Microsoft and IBM.

As CEO of Partnerpedia Solutions Inc., Mark transformed the company’s business model and leveraged its intellectual property to create, launch, and sell a brand-new software product. He recruited a top-tier executive leadership team and successfully secured and expanded contracts with Cisco, VMware, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. Subsequent revenue improvement to $6M led to the successful sale of the business to BMC Software.

Mark’s passion centers around helping ambitious technology companies master the art of identifying, pursuing and closing breakthrough multi-million-dollar revenue opportunities. As a Senior Executive at Partner Accelerators, he developed effective go-to-market and sales strategies that allowed numerous tech companies to reach their next level of revenue growth.

As a coach, he leverages best practices when they exist and applies new, innovative strategies when they don’t. He poses questions that encourage organizations to “think big,” while always maintaining an open and collaborative advisory style.

His educational credentials include a B.A.Sc. Degree in Computer Engineering, as well as completion of the INSEAD Global Leadership Development Program during tenure at SAP.

Harnessing a history of successful entrepreneurial ventures as CEO, years of in-the-trenches expertise and a unique consultative sales methodology, Mark is ideally suited to advance CEO Quest’s mission: to help CEOs of promising companies make sharper decisions.

Please join me in congratulating Mark on his new appointment.