Jeff Stark serves as the Director of the Strategic Partner Team within the Design, Management, Operations group of Zebra Technologies. In this role, Mr. Stark is responsible for managing the operational strategic partner ecosystem, which includes chipsets, operating systems (OS), enterprise mobility management (EMM), carriers, cloud and new emerging technology partners. In his Design, Management and Operations role, he is responsible for overlaying the pan Zebra technology roadmap with Zebra's operational partners.
He also drives platforming and innovation. In this capacity, Mr. Stark manages the collaboration with Zebra’s global partners Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Intel, as well as global carriers, to help define Zebra’s next generation devices, solutions and platforms. He also interfaces with leaders of various Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics (T&L), Retail, and Healthcare organizations around the world to collaborate on go-to-market initiatives and strategies in coordination with Zebra’s strategic partners.
Throughout his career, Mr. Stark has held positions with various technology and telecom companies. Immediately prior to Zebra, he was with KORE Wireless as the Vice President of KORE Systems Group, which built, developed and deployed IoT PaaS solutions to mobile network operators globally. Prior to KORE, Mr. Stark was the Managing Director of IMC Island ehf. Iceland and launched Alterna Cellular as the fourth mobile operator in Iceland. Prior to IMC Island ehf., he was the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Tyco Electronic Inc. In this role, he was responsible for all activities for Subcom. He negotiated and secured the first operational East Africa-India submarine cable system.
Mr. Stark also lived in Moscow, Russia, for four years building data networks. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Rutgers University Executive MBA program.