Marcus Wasdin is the chief information officer of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. At the Hawks, Marcus has responsibility for the technology, analytics and business strategy functions. As a key contributor in formulating and implementing strategic short and long term goals for the Hawks, Marcus understands the importance of a sound strategy, improving operations and the growing the business. In addition, he understands the growing importance of technology and provides the Hawks with executive leadership, strategic planning, implementation and support to help define and meet company priorities.
Prior to joining the Hawks, Marcus served in multiple executive roles for hospitality, software and technology companies where he proved to be a successful and driven business leader. Most recently, Marcus served as chief information officer at Church’s Chicken. Marcus' experience also includes time as vice president of marketing and product management as well as the vice president of sales support for SumTotal Systems, a strategic human capital and business planning software provider. Marcus also serves as an advisory board member for Hospitality Technology Magazine which is the only media brand dedicated exclusively to covering technology trends and solutions in the lodging and food service industries.