Mark has over three decades of experience building and managing companies and business units, primarily in the hospitality technology space. He has an established record of success and is widely regarded as a hospitality technology leader and “change agent” who leads companies to anticipate, design and implement the next big thing. His experience includes serving as CEO of Lorica Solutions and leading XETA Hospitality Solutions, a strategic business unit of NASDAQ-listed XETA Technologies, after facilitating XETA’s acquisition of Lorica. He has directed company pivot and expansion strategies as Swisscom Hospitality’s leader for the Americas and global managed services and was the first CFO of TravelCLICK, where he played a leading role in its growth and global expansion. During his career he also served as Chief Global Sales Officer of London-based iRiS Software Systems; President of Bartech, The Americas; CEO of AlphaNet Hospitality Systems and as an executive consultant engaged in industry-related M&A and corporate development. He began his career in investment and merchant banking and has additional experience serving as President of the Travel Services Division of Western Union and as CEO of a New York-based ground and air courier company. Prior to being named CEO of Cloud5 in 2018, he was the company’s EVP and Chief Commercial Officer. Mark is an honors graduate of George Washington University where he was an Alternate Truman Scholar and is a former US Army Military Intelligence Officer, having served with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Prior to joining Cloud5, Patel spent nine years at Essentra plc, a London-listed FTSE 250 global manufacturer and distributor of essential industrial components. As Corporate Development Director, Patel was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and strategy development globally. In 2019, Patel was appointed VP of Finance for the Americas, based in Chicago, wherein he led strategic and operational finance matters across a complex, multi-site manufacturing and distribution environment, enhancing revenue growth and expanding profit margins; M&A origination and held P&L responsibility for Reid Supply, a supplier of maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) components. Originally from the United Kingdom, additional prior experience includes roles in M&A advisory and project finance at KPMG, and in public policy and strategic finance at the United Kingdom’s HM Treasury. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), from which he holds a degree in business mathematics and statistics, and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).
Jason has over 20 years of contact center experience that he leverages to provide a consultative approach to the needs of Cloud5 clients and his teams. Most recently Jason served as President of One Contact, Inc. and his leadership has spanned Sales, Operations and Account Development teams at both large and niche contact center providers including Bill Gosling Outsourcing and Concentrix. Jason graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, with an Honors Degree in Business.
Senior Vice President, Operations and Business Development
Marc brings more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and enterprise IT Operations to Cloud5. He has been successful in delivering operational excellence, through a process-driven approach, in areas of engineering, service delivery, and support for both voice and data technologies. Prior to joining Cloud5, Marc held Operations leadership positions with CBIZ, Xeta Technologies, and Windstream. He holds a BS in Business Management from Southern Illinois University.
Rich has extensive experience ranging from human resource strategy and planning to employee relations, coaching, staffing and recruiting, change management, compensation and benefits and complete global HR management. He has managed HR across a number of industries including food products, branded office products and chemicals and among emerging company divisions and multi-billion dollar organizations. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has a B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology from Illinois State University.
Jamie is a 15-year marketing veteran who has spent her career successfully developing and executing strategic communications programs for leading brands in the luxury goods, IT and education industries. She brings broad marketing experience in content marketing, brand development and marketing strategy. Prior to joining Cloud 5, Murphy successfully led an independent content marketing consultancy. She holds a BS in public relations from the University of Texas.
Gore joins Cloud5 following an impressive career spanning more than 20 years wherein he has specialized in telecommunications architecture and integration, as well as software development and support services. Most recently, Gore served as CIO and CTO for CrossCom, a leading lifecycle technology solutions provider for several of the largest retail chain businesses within the US. While at CrossCom, Gore oversaw the company’s transition from providing telecommunications services to serving as a full on-premise technology provider. Leveraging his expertise in technology and software development, Gore also successfully spearheaded integration efforts for companies acquired by CrossCom, and launched a new help desk division that leveraged automation to provide excellence in retail customer support operations.
Earlier in his career, Gore has served as a consultant for Centric Consulting, and founded LOIS, Inc., a software development consulting firm. Jerry holds a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.