Mark Thacker is the President of Sales Xceleration, a firm specializing in sales strategy, sales process and sales execution. Mark has a 33-year history of sales leadership and success in diverse industries.
A natural leader and motivator, Mark has led sales teams with annual revenue responsibility from $1 million to in excess of $800 million. Prior to the founding of Sales Xceleration, he personally worked with over 50 companies in the small business community, serving as an Outsourced VP of Sales, helping many to record-breaking results. As the leader of Sales Xceleration, he has overseen the growth of over $1 billion in revenue from Sales Xceleration clients since 2011.
Mark earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Butler University, where he is a long-standing basketball season ticket holder and ardent supporter. Mark is the author of Beyond the Mountaintop: Observations on Selling, Living and Achieving, which not only recounts his trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, but highlights the sales and leadership best practices that he has learned throughout his career. He is also the author of Hope Realized: Finding the Path to Sales Success, which is an uplifting fable-style story that makes an often-complex process easy to read and relatable for sales leadership professionals.
Mark and his wife, Pam, reside in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. They have been married since 1986 and have two adult children, Stefani and Kyle and two grandchildren, Keyden and Rio. Mark enjoys hiking, running and golfing. An Elder in his church, Mark participates on the Missions Team and leads an annual outreach event called the Day of Caring.