Mark Sochan is a high-tech executive, entrepreneur, consultant, and speaker. For over 25 years, he has successfully managed hundreds of strategic partnering initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions, and has grown revenue for clients such as Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, IBM, SAP, Capgemini, and Accenture, to mention only a few.
Mark’s unique gift is his experience on “both sides of the table,” with an ability to successfully manage complex partner relationships. He has a passion for partnering and partner ecosystems and has worked with the “big guys” as well with smaller companies and startups on how to build, fund, run, and sell businesses in the competitive and ever-evolving technology realm.
Today, Mark is an independent consultant and an investor at Partner Accelerators, a technology company based in California, where he consults and speaks on partnership strategies, business development, and positioning for startups. When he has time to enjoy his sunny state, he enjoys flying his Piper Lance and spending time with his three sons. He is also an active musician and plays bass in a number of local cover bands.