A Fanatical Experience Starts With Fanatical Leaders

Martin Blackburn, Managing Director, EMEA

Martin Blackburn

Managing Director, EMEA

As the Managing Director of Rackspace's EMEA region, Martin is focused on delivering profitable revenue growth and Fanatical Experience™ to customers. Part of his growth focus includes continuing the tradition of Rackspace as a best place to work for all locations throughout the EMEA region.

Martin is an accomplished and inspirational leader with a career that spans many countries and more than 35 years in technology including Marconi, Logica, HP, EDS and IBM. Throughout his career he has led organizations to achieve significant performance with a focus on customer success, execution and innovation. Prior to working at Rackspace, Martin was Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners where he was the Executive Chair for a number of Marlin companies. Before Marlin, he held positions at the global technology business for IBM in Europe as General Manager, Chief Operating Officer for Europe, General Manager for Benelux and UK & Ireland where he was responsible for outsourcing, consulting, cloud and security services. 

He has also held C-level roles with EDS/HP and CGI/Logica. A technologist at heart, Martin began his career in London as an engineer with Marconi advancing to managing director, systems integration. 

He currently lives in London with his family.

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