Mark Whitby is responsible for driving sales and business development efforts across EMEA for VenueNext.

Whitby comes to VenueNext with more than 25 years of experience of working in the the tech industry. 

Prior to VenueNext, Whitby was SVP of Seagate Technology’s Consumer Group, the company’s $1.7bn global consumer business. There he was responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales of the Seagate and Lacie brands in all major markets. While there he also led the commercial integration of the Xyratex and LSI acquisitions into the company. Before this, he was responsible for sales and marketing for Seagate across Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Prior to Seagate, Whitby was the Director of Global Data Channels at Vodafone focusing on the SMB market, where he spearheaded the integration of Vodafone chips into laptops worldwide. 

Whitby’s first ten years in technology were spent at Intel. In this role, he set up and ran the European Channel Marketing organization. He also ran the U.K. Sales and Marketing organization. 

Whitby holds a BSc from the University of Salford.