SlashData’s Technology Lead goes The Distance

SlashData’s Technology Lead goes The Distance

Today we’re excited to announce the appointment of Mark Wilcox as our new Technical Director.

From working as a smartphone software architect at Nokia in the days before the iPhone, to acting as a consultant at Samsung, Mark has a storied career that spans many facets of the technology industry. Mark has led successful app projects for global brands such as Audi and Domino’s Pizza, and has even seen Apple feature apps of his own making in over twenty countries.

In the wake of his seventeen years experience, Mark’s path has brought him to The Distance, the York-based app agency, where he will fulfil the role of Technical Director. Mark said: “The Distance have been building excellent apps for many years now and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help them get to the next level.”

Managing Director, Anthony Main, remarked: “Our growth has reached a point at which we need a skilled individual like Mark managing our development team and making technical decisions on a day-to-day basis. Mark will also be paramount in supporting our App Academy program, which enables us to employ inexperienced graduates and train them to become star players in the mobile industry. Mark’s background and technical knowledge will prove invaluable to the growth of the business and the evolution of our development team.”