Jan 19, 2024
Get to Know Power’s Chief Business Technology Officer: Marc Sule
Power is much more than a service business. We’re also in the business of tech. As we enter the next stage of growth, we need people-first, service-minded individuals that can innovate our technology systems, software, and culture to support that growth.
That’s why we’re proud to welcome Power’s new Chief Business Technology Officer, Marc Sule, to our organization to aid in that mission. Marc is a tech leader with 30 years of experience whose innovative spirit and humble leadership style will quickly impact our business and our people. Read on to learn more about him.
Tell us about your career before joining Power.
“Even though I graduated with a business degree from Drexel University, I have worked in technology ever since starting with my first job doing desktop support. During the internet boom, I became a developer and quickly grew into leadership roles in leading IT organizations in well known companies like GSI Commerce, Ebay, Urban Outfitters, and CVS Health. Before coming to Power, I was the Chief Information Officer for six years at alphabroder, which is the largest distributor and manufacturer of branded merchandise.”
What was it about Power that stood out to you?
“I love the energy at Power and it is reinvigorating me in what I do every day. I also love building things and look forward to helping to shape the technology that drives the company’s success.
Coming to Power is the closest thing to making a complete career change that I have experienced. The company is so unique and the culture is so awesomely different than any other place I ever worked. I feel like I am starting my career over with a whole new perspective.”
‘Chief Business Technology Officer’ is an uncommon title within the tech industry. Can you explain what your role is?
“I oversee the Business Technology (BT) department at Power. My main responsibilities are to ensure the BT employees are empowered to deliver the highest value features and services to the business while our applications and infrastructure are equipped to scale to meet the growing demand. I will also focus on preserving the great Power culture in BT and making sure employees continue to love working here every day.”
Ok now the fun stuff…
My secret obsession: Vintage sneakers
Hobby: Doing home renovations/carpentry
Bucket list item: Heli-skiing
Favorite book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I read this book when I was young and traveling the country alone. It connected with me in a meaningful way.
Causes I care about: A Better Chance Foundation. ABC places high-performing students of color into the nation’s leadership pipeline through increased access to the nation’s top independent and public schools.
We also volunteer for Family Promise of the Main Line, whose mission is to help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Power is inspiring me to be more philanthropic and I look forward to taking advantage of the Power of Giving program and community impact opportunities here to give towards meaningful causes.
Favorite sports team: The Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite meal: Everything bagel, veggie cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomato, avocado and hot sauce. No one will care about my breath when I’m dead.
I nerd out on: Vintage cars. I don’t own one yet. But I will.
My favorite quote is: “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
I’m inspired by: Majestic Places
I unwind by: Enjoying a good IPA
I can’t live without: Coffee
My mornings start with: A cup of coffee, some stretching then taking my dog for a walk.
My dream ‘Quest’ lineup at Power’s annual holiday part wold include: LCD Soundsystem, Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys
If you’re interested in joining Power’s Business Technology department, you can view open positions here.