As President of Global Markets, Mark Gruzin leads Blackboard’s global go-to-market and business operations organization. By leveraging the company’s broad portfolio of capabilities and market expertise, Mark and his team enable institutions and organizations of all types to reimagine education by putting learners and world-class technology solutions at the heart of everything they do.
Before joining Blackboard, Mark served as IBM’s Vice President, Worldwide Solutions Sales Transformation, where he had global executive leadership focus for IBM’s software portfolio from a sales strategy and business operations perspective. Prior to this, Mark served as Vice President, Software for the East Region of the U.S. where he led an organization of over 2,500 professionals driving client value for IBM customers in many industries. He also served as Vice President, responsible for IBM’s federal software business supporting all U.S. federal government agencies. In this role, Mark helped agencies better execute on their mission. Prior to joining IBM, Mark held various executive leadership positions in the software industry.
In 2017, Mark was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Sales Leaders by The Modern Sale. He has served on the board of directors for the Tech Council of Maryland, Federal Committee for Tech America (formerly International Technology Association of America) and the board of directors for the National Fragile X Foundation. He currently serves as a coach for Special Olympics.
Mark is a graduate from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business.