Former EDS Executive Joins Ayoka as EVP of Sales and Marketing
Mark Blaskovich Brings 30 Years of Experience Selling and Delivering Strategic IT, ERP and Related Services to Arlington, TX-based Software Development Firm
ARLINGTON, Texas–Ayoka announced today that Mark Blaskovich, former director of global alliances at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), has joined the company as executive vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Mark will work to improve on Ayoka’s tremendous growth by expanding the company’s “Made in USA” software services to additional geographic markets throughout the United States.
Blaskovich is a seasoned business leader with nearly 30 years of experience in strategy, planning and organizational development for the energy, manufacturing/distribution and consumer products industries. He comes to Ayoka from EDS, where he served as client executive, practice director and global alliance director, managing the worldwide program for key software partners including SAP. In this role, Blaskovich grew partner-influenced contracts by more than 350 percent from 2005 to 2007. Previously, he was a principal with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Blaskovich also spent nine years as a project manager of sales operations at Frito Lay and began his career as a systems engineer with EDS.
“Mark Blaskovich has the aptitude and business relationships to drive Ayoka’s Made in USA software services model beyond our current growth and into new local markets around the country,” said Ayoka CEO Eknauth Persaud. “In conjunction with the addition of our new COO last month, we now have the right team in place with tremendous experience and the same high-output, customer-centric mindset that has made Ayoka so successful in delivering enterprise class solutions to the mid-market.”
“I’m excited to be joining an emerging software services company with such an innovative business model,” said Blaskovich. “Ayoka’s focus on personal care and attention for its clients on a local level is a breath of fresh air in the industry. I look forward to spreading the message of targeted, Made in USA software services to local customers in overlooked industries.”
Blaskovich holds a Bachelor of Science in statistics from the Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Ayoka is a trusted leader in the custom software development market, providing enterprise class solutions for small and mid-sized companies in the e-commerce, manufacturing and distribution, finance, healthcare, and government industries. Ayoka specializes in modernizing core business systems to the latest Web and database standards. Using a unique business model that offers affordable software development Made in USA, Ayoka has a track record of providing the personal care and attention that is emerging as a high priority in the application outsourcing industry. For more information, visit www.ayokasystems.com.