Our People. Your Security Team.
We take the responsibility of protecting businesses seriously. And that starts with our people. From employing the largest field technician and customer service teams to continuously integrating new technologies into our world-class electric fencing systems, you won’t find a fiercer team.
AMAROK Leadership Team
Mark Wesley, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Mark is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the company’s strategic vision. During his tenure, AMAROK has changed its name, expanded its product portfolio, grown rapidly via investments in sales and marketing, strengthened operational capability, improved customer service, and maintained a culture of highly engaged team members.
Prior to joining AMAROK in 2018, Mark was President of Recall Corporation, North and South America, which provides outsourced information management services to companies worldwide. While at Recall, Mark also served as President of Australia and New Zealand, Vice President of North America Operations, and General Manager of Document Management Services.
Mark has acted as a supply chain consultant with A.T. Kearney, worked in senior account management positions with The Coca-Cola Company, and held senior management roles with ICG Commerce. He also served for five years as a Logistics Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mark is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer
Nathan Leaphart, Chief Financial Officer
Nathan joined AMAROK as Chief Financial Officer in June 2007 following its initial private equity recapitalization. In his role at AMAROK, Nathan is responsible for overseeing overall financial strategy, human resources, compliance & government relations, and legal. Within his finance role, he oversees accounting, tax, treasury, and financial analysis and planning. Within compliance and government relations, he oversees AMAROK’s permitting and licensing activities as well as its legislative strategy.
Prior to joining AMAROK, Nathan was the Chief Financial Officer of publicly-held manufacturer Glassmaster Company and held various roles in public accounting. He is a certified public accountant and was recognized as one of The State Newspaper’s 20 Under 40 in 2007.
Nathan graduated from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where he currently serves on the Business Partnership Foundation’s Board of Advisors. He lives in Chapin, SC with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Spicer, Chief Information Officer
As CIO, Ashley is focused on driving AMAROK’s IT Strategy, Technology Roadmap, and Technical Operations to support the explosive growth and scale of the business. Since joining AMAROK in May of 2022, Ashley is leading the optimization and risk management of Data and Compute Architecture, delivery of timely support to end users, as well as continuing to adapt and enhance functionality and user experience of core applications.
Ashley has served in executive IT leadership roles in both large and mid-sized companies across several industries, among them Huntsman Chemical, Abercrombie and Fitch, Belk Stores, LPL Financial, and most recently Henry Schein Pharmaceuticals. For each company, Ashley led technology transformation and operations to enable business strategy and achieve company objectives. She spent the last four years building technical infrastructure, applications, and shared services for mid-sized operating companies within Henry Schein Pharmaceuticals.
Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of West Florida.
Chief Information Officer
Michael Dorrington, SVP of Sales and Marketing
Michael joined AMAROK in 2016 to transform a fledgling team into a high-powered sales and marketing machine. During his tenure, he has introduced a high-energy culture mixed with a strong data discipline to achieve record-setting performances. In 2020 and 2021, Selling Power Magazine named AMAROK, the “#1 Organization to Sell For” in the United States.
Thanks to his overwhelming success, Michael became Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2021.
Michael came to AMAROK with 20+ years of experience in leading sales teams to success. While at Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, he served as Vice President of Sales, taking his product development and sales teams from $0 to $92MM in annual sales. He managed a diverse project portfolio, including new product development, CRM implementation, data and analytics programs, as well as sales leadership training.
In a prior role as Director of Sales for Cintas Corporation, Michael led the hiring, training and development of sales teams charged with growing the company’s key business units for the top sales region.
Michael holds a BA in Communications/Public Relations from Michigan State University with formal sales training in both the Challenger and Requirements Based Selling methods. He is a native Midwesterner and avid runner, and recently relocated to the Columbia, SC area with his wife, son and daughter.
SVP of Sales and Marketing
Mark Madej, SVP of Operations
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Mark oversees field and warehouse processes, installations, and service and support functions. His priorities include consolidating and improving supply-chain logistics and procedures, which is indicative of our rapidly growing enterprise. By focusing on increasing customer satisfaction, improving cross-functional communication and collaboration, and evaluating and implementing new efficiencies to drive improvements and cost savings, Mark will help AMAROK continue to grow, both as an industry leader and career builder.
Mark has prior logistics experience on the global stage with nThrive, where he served as Vice President of Global Enablement, expanding nThrive’s operational footprint in Asia. He also worked for Iron Mountain and Recall, where he held a variety of operational roles, including Vice President of Integrations and Divestures.
Mark served as an Army officer, graduated from the University of North Carolina, and lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and four children.
SVP of Operations
Hayelom Tadesse , SVP of Strategy and Continuous Improvement
As SVP of Strategy and Continuous Improvement, Hayelom plays a pivotal role in driving AMAROK's business, operational, customer, and employee transformation initiatives. He collaborates with all key functions to develop a comprehensive multi-year Roadmap that enables growth, scales our business, and enhances our internal and external customer experience. Specifically, Hayelom focuses on optimizing and simplifying our end-to-end processes.
Hayelom is an executive that has built a strong track record in driving change, strategic visioning, establishing an employee and customer-centric culture, and building consensus for implementing new processes and technology. Most recently, he served as the VP of Global IT Operations at Iron Mountain, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s Global IT operations and ensuring they align with its strategic goals. Before that,
Hayelom was the Vice President, of Enterprise Technology, leading various transformation programs, M&A, and Security. He has also served as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, fostering a continuous improvement culture, and providing training and mentorship. Hayelom was also a co-founder and Chair of the Black Colleagues Employee Resource Group and an advisor to Iron Mountain’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity leadership team, demonstrating his commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Hayelom is an active co-founder of the Tegaru Professionals Network and the Chairman of the Clayton County Public School Foundation. His passion for making a difference in diversity, youth development, and community service is evident in his involvement in various initiatives that promote equity and advancement opportunities.
Hayelom earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Management from Penn State University. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife Olga and kids.
SVP of Strategy and Continuous Improvement
Joseph “J” Bury, VP of Research, Development & Production
J joined AMAROK in 2008 and now serves as Vice President of Technology. J oversees AMAROK's efforts in providing greater integration of security technologies that include access control, video, and intrusion detection for AMAROK's premier electric fence system. J also manages the company's ERP system and other initiatives aimed to enhance customer fulfillment, including "machine to machine" communication.
After receiving a degree in Political Science from Syracuse University, J worked in a variety of high-tech positions, including ADP's Brokerage Industry Services Group, based in Mount Laurel, NJ, where he rolled out new CRM/trading software for top U.S. brokerage firms. After that, J worked for Prophet 21, implementing a start-up, state-of-the-art Windows, and SQL-based application for the distribution industry.
In 2001, J joined CC Dickson as director of IT, where he transformed the company's handwritten invoice, no-inventory tracking system to a leading, technology-based HVAC/R distribution organization. Having successfully modernized their technology, J became the new director of materials. J lives in Rock Hill, SC.
Joseph “J” Bury
VP of Research, Development & Production
Kerry Gibson, VP of Marketing
Kerry joined AMAROK in 2019 as Director of Marketing. Kerry leads all marketing strategies and initiatives for AMAROK and maintains relationships with major industry organizations to ensure that AMAROK shares the perimeter security expertise it has developed.
Kerry’s immediate and sustained positive impact with AMAROK earned her a promotion to Vice President of Marketing in 2021.
Kerry has had extensive leadership experience in B2B marketing with highly technical organizations. She was the Strategic Marketing Manager for Spirax Sarco, a steam system solution organization based out of the UK, where she focused on driving thought leadership and building a revenue marketing model. She also was a leader in the marketing department at Avtec, now a Motorola Solutions company, and helped build infrastructure and processes to develop a best practice lead generation organization. Prior to that, Kerry was a member of the marketing and business development team at Sensor Electronic Technology, a semiconductor company.
Kerry graduated from The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business with a degree in Marketing and HR Management. She lives in Lexington, SC, with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending free time on Lake Murray with her friends and family.
VP of Marketing
Sean Moening, VP of Product Management
As Vice President of Product Management, Sean drives the development, validation, and launch of AMAROK's complete product portfolio.
Sean has extensive product management experience within the security industry from his time at Allegion and InVue. At Allegion, Sean was the Global Locks Portfolio Manager for the Kryptonite, Trelock, and AXA brands. In that role, Sean led a diverse and global team of product managers, engineers, and procurement professionals for the three brands. After Allegion, Sean joined InVue as a Senior Product Manager, where he continued to develop security products for the retail and consumer electronics industry.
Sean lives in Charlotte, NC and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.
VP of Product Management
Melody Moss, VP of Human Resources
Melody joined AMAROK in 2011 and now serves as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to her role as Vice President, Melody was a Senior Accountant with responsibilities in general accounting, payroll, and human resources. As AMAROK's growth dictated the need for a full-time Human Resources Department, Melody was chosen to lead the initiative.
Melody provides guidance and leadership to senior managers in all areas of Human Resources , including benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition and management, compensation, and regulatory compliance. As a Human Resources professional, Melody implements HR policies and strategies, delivers HR services, and serves as the primary point of contact for employees.
Melody is a proud graduate of University of South Carolina where she served on the cheer team. She currently lives in Chapin, SC with her husband and two daughters. In their spare time, they enjoy camping and hiking.
VP of Human Resources