Leslie T. Powell
In 1995 Leslie Powell saw the early trend in Information Technology to move sales into the channel. As a long-time sales representative in the healthcare industry, Leslie took the opportunity to start Mark III Systems, which focused initially on IBM IT infrastructure, but has since expanded to all aspects of IT infrastructure, software, services, cloud, cognitive, and digital. With her sales background, Leslie understood the value of having strong resources to support our customers, which is why Mark III has a ratio of close to 3:1 system engineers to sales reps and a team of DevOps engineers and developers to assist clients with digital and cognitive initiatives. This formula has led Mark III from humble beginnings to one of the most innovative IT solutions providers and IBM Platinum Partners with clients all across North America.
Leslie is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. She is a widow with two wonderful sons. An avid reader, Leslie is the best customer of the Friendswood Public Library. She enjoys traveling, and her favorite hobby is hunting for sea glass on quiet beaches.
Vice President - Finance
Ann M. Wilkerson, CPA, is the Vice President – Finance for MARK III Systems, Inc.
Teaming with President Leslie Powell in garnering the designation of MARK III Systems, Inc., as an IBM Premier Business Partner in the 1990s, Vice President Wilkerson serves the corporation as a member of the Board of Directors and a shareholder in this certified women-owned enterprise.
Ann graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and received her Certified Public Accountant license shortly thereafter. Having now been licensed and running an independent practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas for over 30 years, Ann has a broad range of clients in the Houston area.
Ann has lived in the Houston area for over 30 years and is married with three sons, three daughter–in-law’s and 2 beautiful grandchildren. She grew up on Lake Erie and spends her summers there enjoying the cooler weather.
Vice President - Sales
Stan Wysocki, Vice President of Mark III Systems, has been with the company for 20 years. As the first employee hired, Stan has served in both sales and technical roles, and for the last 9 years has managed the sales and technical staff. Under Stan’s leadership, Mark III has grown into one of the largest IBM Premier Business Partners in the country with clients across the United States.
Mark III Systems was founded as an IBM Business Partner, and is still true-blue thanks in part to Stan’s belief that with a narrow focus they can be great at what they sell, rather than being only good at lot of products. Prior to Mark III Systems Stan worked primarily in software, most recently at Sysco Corporation.
Since graduating from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing, Stan has made Houston his home. He married a Houston native, Diane, and has a 15 year old son, Thomas.
Vice President - Technical Resources
Stephen Rodriguez joined Mark III Systems in 1998 and currently serves in the role of VP of Technical Resources. Previous to his current senior leadership role, Stephen worked as a Senior Systems Engineer for over a decade at Mark III and brought the experience required of IBM Business Partners to have Certified Engineers on staff when he joined in 1998. Stephen’s IBM Certifications over the years have included PowerHA, Power Systems, Mid-range and High End Storage, plus the comprehensive IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect certification.
Prior to Mark III, Stephen began his career as a Computer Programmer with the IRS in Washington, D.C. in 1986. He accepted a transfer to Houston in 1994 where he continued his work with the agency an additional two years. Stephen accepted a position as a Systems Administrator with Randall's Food Market in 1996 where he spent two years expanding his skill set to include AIX.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Stephen graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate degree in Applied Science - Computer Science. Stephen and his wife, Rose, have four children and reside in West Houston.
Vice President - Strategy
Andy Lin joined Mark III Systems in 2009 and has served in various roles as a Vice President, Sales Executive, Solutions Architect, and Marketing Strategist in Mark III’s Austin office. Andy is currently responsible for helping to drive strategy and execution for key initiatives company-wide, including Mark III’s emerging initiatives. One of Andy’s key focus areas has been building out Mark III’s capabilities on supporting client bimodal IT strategies, which include helping clients build tech stacks for not only business-critical core applications, but also for newer digital on-premise and hybrid platforms that revolve around open source, cloud, analytics, and mobile. Prior to Mark III, Andy was a Field Technical Sales Specialist for IBM’s System Storage brand in Dallas and Austin supporting large enterprise clients primarily in the southwest US.
Andy is a published IBM Redbooks Author and is a current IBM Champion for Cloud and IBM Champion for Power Systems, as selected by IBM. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Business Development & Alliances
Chris Bogan joined Mark III Systems in 2014 after 10 years with IBM. Chris is currently responsible for all aspects of Mark III’s operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as customer satisfaction and Mark III Business Development on a wider range client-focused initiatives across the United States.
Prior to Mark III, Chris served in a number of sales, management and leadership positions with IBM including Converged Systems, Analytics, Healthcare, and Virtualization roles supporting Enterprise and Select Industry accounts across the western United States.
Chris is an IBM Leadership Award winner and was ranked as a “Top 10%” leader in customer and employee satisfaction. Born and raised in Texas, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Following graduation Chris began his career with IBM in San Francisco, where he met his wife Sara.