Wood to lead the Development of the Verizon Partnership for MarketSpark focusing on Global Enterprise and Public Sector

SAN DIEGO, CA. – MarketSpark, Inc. today appointed Michael Wood to the role of Chief of Carrier Strategy and Business Development for the Verizon channel. In his new role, he will lead the development of MarketSpark’s growth covering both Global Enterprise and Public Sector.

In his 17+ years at Verizon, Wood served in a variety of management and leadership roles, most recently as Verizon Director of Enterprise sales leading a team of 50 sales professionals and 7 sales leaders supporting hundreds of accounts across North America. Wood also previously led teams responsible for strategic accounts including IOT Sales and B2B Marketing and Operations.

“Wood’s background, deep relationships and expertise supporting many of Verizon’s largest enterprise and public sector accounts will help strengthen our partnership and enhance our market position as the premier next-generation POTS solution provider for large enterprises,” said Jeff Gower, Chief Executive Officer, MarketSpark. “Michael is the right person to lead and grow our Verizon Global Enterprise and Public Sector business to build on the incredible momentum we have jointly built with Verizon.” 

During his tenure at Verizon, Wood built large teams accountable for delivering significant market share, subscriber, and revenue growth while creating high satisfaction for our customers. “I’ve worked with my teams and our customers to identify key challenges, strategize custom solutions, and set my customers up with the technological roadmap they need for success,” said Wood.  

Wood earned a Business of Science and Business Administration in both Economics and Marketing from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is committed to supporting children in need as a Volunteer/Organizer of the Feed My Starving Children Non-Profit Organization, which is dedicated to eliminating starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.  He also supports the Evans Scholar foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Glenview, Illinois that provides full tuition and housing college scholarships to golf caddies.  

You can reach Michael direct at: michael.wood@marketspark.com