Dimension Data Appoints New Americas Chief

dimension-dataIT solutions and services provider Dimension Data has named Mark Slaga, a 13-year company veteran, as chief executive of its Americas operation.

Slaga, who was promoted from his chief operating officer (COO) slot, will succeed Jere Brown, who is retiring at the end of the year after seven years in the Americas top slot and 10 years with the company. Scott Macfee, who has served on the Johannesburg, South Africa-based company’s Americas operating committee for the past three years, will take Slaga’s former job and oversee Dimension’s operations in North and South America.

“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,” said Brett Dawson, Dimension’s group chief executive. “He and the Americas team will play a critical role in helping us deliver on the Group’s global growth and revenue goals.”

In his new job, Slata will be charged with tripling Dimension’s Americas revenue over the next five years. To reach that high-water mark, he’ll be expected to provide strategic leadership for Dimension’s business in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Chile and to develop, communicate and implement effective growth strategies.

Dimension said Slaga is well-suited for his new responsibilities, bringing a wide range of operational, business, sales and technical skills to the role. As COO, Slaga handled Dimension’s operations in North and South America, including professional services, consulting, managed services, IT outsourcing and vendor alliances. He also has held the company’s senior vice president slots in operations and solutions and served as its chief information officer and chief technology officer for the Americas.

As for Macfee, a 14-year company veteran, he brings to his new post experience in organizational transformation, planning and managing business operations and developing talent, Dimension said. He most recently served as Dimension’s country manager for Brazil and led the Americas procurement and logistics team.

On the departing Brown, Dawson said, “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.”

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