1 September 2023
Leading Australian digital infrastructure operator iseek has appointed industry veteran Mark Pratley as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to spearhead the company’s growth and diversification in the digital services ecosystem.
Mr Pratley brings 30 years’ experience in cloud services, strategy, and new product development to iseek, gained in senior leadership roles at Oracle, Telstra, IBM, Kaz Group and Advantra.
Mr Pratley delivered substantial earnings and efficiency improvements as Regional Director at Oracle, more than doubling the company’s cloud footprint to 13 regions and implementing global data-driven customer engagement programs. Prior to Oracle, he was a General Manager for Telstra Product driving the successful market entry into IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings with Telstra’s Cloud Services, a globally leading shared infrastructure platform, entirely locally operated which saw Annualised Recurring Revenue (ARR) surpass $200 million within three years.
As iseek COO, Mr Pratley will be responsible for the development of channel partners and customers while also improving the company’s critical infrastructure operations across Queensland, NSW and South Australia.
iseek CEO Jason Gomersall said, “Mark’s hands on experience leading companies into new growth areas will be an asset for the business as we continue to scale and diversify our digital services offering to meet evolving customer needs. His success in translating complex customer needs into new products and features will give iseek a competitive edge in the highly dynamic digital infrastructure and services sector, increasing our value to our government and enterprise customers.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mark Pratley said, “I’m thrilled to be joining iseek as the company enters its next growth phase, following its recent acquisition of South Australian data centre operator YourDC. Critical infrastructure has never been more important and I’m passionate about building products that make a tangible difference for our enterprise and government customers. I look forward to leveraging our competitive advantages to assist more businesses to improve the flexibility, scalability and efficiency of their digital infrastructure.”
Mr Pratley holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England.