Chief Executive Officer, Dimension Data
Mark Slaga was appointed CEO in July 2013, and provides the strategic leadership of Dimension Data in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Additionally, he develops, communicates and implements effective growth strategies and brings a wide range of operational, business, sales and technical skills to the role.
With Dimension Data planning to triple revenues in the Americas by 2018, Slaga is responsible for developing and implementing organic and acquisition fueled growth strategies. In addition to driving strong organic growth, he helped spearhead the acquisition of Nexus in 2014 – which grew Dimension Data’s U.S. operations by 40 percent and which CRN dubbed one of the “biggest tech acquisitions of 2014″ – and continues to lead the ongoing integration of the two companies. Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, announced that Mark Slaga, has been named to the prestigious 2014 CRN Top 100 list. CRN’s annual Top 100 salutes the key players who continue to shape the way the channel does business. These 100 leaders, handpicked by the CRN editorial staff, represent the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel. Described by CRN as “the right executive with the right stuff at the right time,” Slaga was dubbed one of the “25 Most Influential Executives of 2014″ – a subset of the Top 100 list.
During his tenure as COO, Mark managed all operations across North and South America, including professional services, consulting, managed services, IT outsourcing and vendor alliances. Prior to that role, Mr. Slaga served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer responsible for the Americas’ IT organization and the organization’s technology vision. Mr. Slaga also managed solutions and services development, and the identification of emerging technologies for future service offerings. Prior to that role, Mr. Slaga served as the vice president of Advanced Technologies at Dimension Data, where he spearheaded Dimension Data’s highly successful Converged Communications practice, which was named Cisco’s IP Communications Partner of the Year for 2004 and 2005. Mr. Slaga is a frequent contributor and resource for the media, and has been quoted in key business and industry publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Business Week.
Children at Trinity
Lauren (Class of 2021) and Ryan (Class of 2024)
Mark’s heart for Trinity
Amy and I have found Trinity to be a fantastic place for our kids. We love the education that really prepares kids for their spiritual and life journey. I see skills being taught to my kids that will advance them through life. In addition to the reading, writing, and mathematics, seeing our kids grow in life skills such as public speaking is exciting to watch. The Trinity teachers and faculty have a heart for seeing the kids grow and we are blessed to be a part of the Trinity experience.