Mark is an automotive technology veteran with extensive connected technology & services background, currently serving as Vice President Automotive at Vinli. Mark has lead technology and innovation across the IOT Transportation value chain with specific industry leadership positions at Microsoft, Verizon, and Visteon Electronics for well over 10 years driving the future of connected IOT mobility.
Mark’s automotive technology passionate resulted in Microsoft’s innovative software platform commercial success with Ford SYNC, Fiat Blue&Me and Hyundai Blue Link where he directed Microsoft’s Automotive Business Unit. Before that, he held software architecture and systems engineering roles at Microsoft, Oracle and HP.
Mark resides in beautiful Redmond, Washington and enjoys RC aviation modeling in his spare time. Vinli was founded to bring connectivity to every car on the road today. As the leading cloud platform for the automobile, Vinli opens in-vehicle connectivity and the largest ecosystem of third-party apps and services to any car on any lot, in any fleet, or in any shop. Spinning out of the Dialexa Labs incubator in 2014, Vinli officially launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield stage. The company is now backed by some of the largest automotive and tech companies including Samsung, Cox Automotive, Continental, The Westly Group, and First Round Capital. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information, visitwww.vinli.com.