Dimension Data Americas Appoints Mark Slaga As Chief Executive Officer

Scott Macfee appointed chief operating officer for Americas region

Jul 09, 2013, 09:13 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that Mark Slaga has been appointed CEO of Dimension Data Americas. He will succeed the current CEO, Jere Brown, who retires at the end of the year after nearly a decade with the organization. Throughout the past 13 years, Slaga has held various leadership roles with Dimension Data Americas, most recently serving as COO.

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As CEO of the Americas, Mark will be responsible for the strategic leadership of Dimension Data in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Additionally, he will develop, communicate and implement effective growth strategies to triple revenue in the Americas over the next five years. He brings a wide range of operational, business, sales and technical skills to the role. 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. He has also served as SVP of operations, SVP of solutions, CIO and CTO for Dimension Data Americas.

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data's Group CEO, said: "Mark's proven track record of strategic leadership, successful execution, high performance and team building made him the obvious choice to take up the reins from Jere. He and the Americas team will play a critical role in helping us deliver on the Group's global growth and revenue goals. Jere's strong leadership and vast contributions during the last 10 years have been instrumental in growing and transforming the Americas business and have set the stage for continued success in the Americas."

With Slaga's appointment to CEO, Scott Macfee will assume the role of COO and oversee Dimension Data's operations across North and South America. An integral member of the Americas executive team, Scott has served on the Americas operating committee for the past three years.

Since joining Dimension Data in 1999, Macfee has demonstrated his ability to lead organizational transformation, plan and manage business operations, and inspire talent. For the past year, he was Brazil's country manager while also leading the Americas procurement & logistics team. Before that, Scott was a senior manager within the business where he delivered results in a number of diverse roles, including Americas business transformation director, Americas operations director, and line of business director for convergence and security.   

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

For further information, please contact:

Jackie Funk 

Mariah Torpey

Dimension Data Americas 

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006 

T: 781-418-2404

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com  

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com  

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