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Randall Eckel is currently CEO & Co-Founder at Marker Advisors. A career entrepreneur with experience spanning more than 25 years in the enterprise software sector, Mr. Eckel has founded, grown and managed a variety of software and IT professional service organizations, and has spent many years as an advisor to small and medium-sized software and services businesses.


  • 25+ years as CEO of several IT Professional Service / VAR companies representing:

    • Novell

    • Lotus

    • IBM

    • Microsoft (Infrastructure Servers)

    • Microsoft (Application Development)

    • Microsoft Dynamics

    • Netscape

    • Oracle

    • Citrix

    • Cisco

  • 5 years as a sell-side enterprise software analyst and research director

  • Multi-year experience in managing Data Centers

  • Co-holder of two patents in Portal Design: Federated Portals and Pivot Portals

  • Advised on dozens of company acquisition transactions, with an aggregate transaction value exceeding    $5 billion


  • E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year

  • CRN Magazine’s Partner of the Year

  • CRN Magazine Reseller All-Star

  • Lotus Development - Partner of the Year, North America

  • Lotus Development - Beacon Award (4)

  • Lotus Development - Education Company of the Year (6)

  • Lotus Executive Partner Council (4)

  • Microsoft Global Alliance Partner (3)

  • Microsoft Executive Partner Council (3)

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