Mark Clearwater, Chief Executive Officer

Mark is Chief Executive Officer of Markinson Business Solutions, a leading provider of business software solutions to mid-market manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers across the Asia-Pacific region.  Mark joined Markinson in 2015 leading the business development team in delivering significant growth in solutions, focus and market footprint.  Mark’s contributions to the management team and passion for delivering customer value lead to his appointment as CEO in July 2018, assuming full management responsibility for the execution of Markinson’s vision: Customer Focused, People Inspired.

Mark brings over 2 decades of business software solutions experience to Markinson, having previously held leadership roles in the financial services, regulatory and health sectors.  Mark has a track record of leading accelerated growth, sustainability and change to maximise customer value.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, as well as an MBA from Melbourne University with studies at leading business schools in Germany and Chicago, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders.

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Roger Gibson, Head of Client Services

Roger has national responsibility for the provision of Professional Services and Support for the Markinson business, within the Vela Australia Group. Roger Joined Markinson in 2010 following the sale of Gibson and Beebe, an ERP reseller and consulting business, which he founded in 1986. He has significant experience operating within the Professional Services sector in Australia, having previously worked at Deloitte, in a variety of audit and ICT consulting roles.

Roger holds a degree in Applied Economics and Accounting from the University of New England, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia.

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Jodi Lyons, Head of Business Development

Jodi is an experienced B2B professional and leader, with a background across a range of industries and software solution suites.  She is passionate about strategic relationships, people and solutions.

Joining Markinson in 2016, Jodi has been instrumental in Markinsons renewed focus on its core vision ~ customer focused, people inspired.

Leveraging her ability to build strong relationships and bottom-line results, Jodi works closely with customers, industry and partners alike to ensure mutual benefit and growth.

Jodi holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Otago and regularly engages in personal and professional development activities and events.


Glen Smith, Head of Product Development

As the newest member of the Markinson management team in 2019, Glen brings a wealth of product management experience and passion for delivering innovative, people focused software solutions. He has broad experience in senior IT and leadership roles in the private sector, including ASX 100 listed companies, and more recently influencing business intelligence strategy in the QLD Government.

With roots developing software solutions to meet specialised customer needs to roles over the last decade leading product and development teams, Glen’s experience traverses the wholesale, distribution and retails sectors with a focus on ERP, POS and Business Intelligence.

Glen’s collaborative, customer focused approach brings new life to the Markinson product suite which will translate into value for our customers now and in the years to come.