ANN ARBOR—Secure-24, THE Southfield-based provider of managed cloud services, IT operations, and applications hosting, announced that veteran marketing executive John Bonapace had joined the company as chief marketing officer, a new position.
In this role, Bonapace will be responsible for establishing strategic partnerships, driving new business development opportunities and executing the company’s go-to-market strategy.
Bonapace has more than 25 years of executive experience leading high-performance global sales, business development and marketing teams. Most recently he coached CEO and executive directors on strategic business development and marketing. In the role of Secure-24 CMO Bonapace will report to Jeff Esposito, chief revenue officer.
“John has a unique blend of marketing and business development experience that will be a valuable addition to the organization, and we are excited to welcome him to the team,” Esposito said. “His appointment underscores our commitment to expanding the depth of our partnerships, refining our go-to-market strategy, and driving continued business growth.”
Bonapace has worked in technology with enterprises and partners in the automotive, manufacturing, health care, finance, and insurance industries. Prior to joining Secure-24, he was a business unit leader for the Oracle business practice at Meta7, a division of Forsythe Technology, where he drove marketing, business development and sales. He also served as an area vice president at Oracle responsible for hardware sales, and as a global client executive and director of field marketing at Sun Microsystems, where he spent the majority of his career.
“I have always admired Secure 24’s company culture and its highly motivated and loyal employees. Great employees translate into highly satisfied clients,” Bonapace said. “The opportunity to work with great people and grow the company is special, and that is why I joined Secure 24.”
Bonapace is active in the Detroit community, contributing his time to non-profit charities. From 2009 to 2018, he served on the board at the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), and he currently leads fundraisers and provides coaching and mentoring at MCWT.
Secure-24 is owned by the Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Communications. The company is an SAP certified Hosting, HANA, and Cloud Partner, a Microsoft Gold Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner managing Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Hyperion applications. Secure-24 has been named one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for six consecutive years. More at www.secure-24.com.