SparkPost Recognized by the Tech Council of Maryland in 28th Annual Industry Awards

CEO Phillip Merrick Presented with CEO of the Year Award in the Technology Field

SparkPost, the leading cloud email service, today announced that CEO Phillip Merrick was presented with the award for technology CEO of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland. The 28th annual industry awards recognize individuals and businesses that have had a positive impact on the state’s technology industry over the last year. The awards were given during a dinner attended by more than 600 technology and business leaders.

The Tech Council recognized Merrick for his leadership, working with the teams that directly contributed to the growth of SparkPost’s customer base, while also forging significant business agreements, including a strategic partnership with HP. Merrick and the SparkPost team continue to innovate, providing developers and businesses with the technology they need to deliver, manage and analyze marketing, transactional and customer engagement email streams.

“The SparkPost team has worked together to help the company accomplish some pretty remarkable things,” said Merrick. “I am honored to share this prestigious industry award with them.”

“The technology and life science communities in Maryland are rich with innovation and talent, which is epitomized in the winners of our 2016 Industry Awards,” said Rene B. LaVigne, president and CEO of Iron Bow Technologies and TCM chairman-elect. “We are proud to honor our recipients for their accomplishments and, through all of our nominees this year, to showcase the impressive work that is being done across our state.”

“They say that behind every CEO is a dedicated team of tireless professionals. Nowhere is this more true than here at SparkPost,” Merrick concluded. “I am proud to work every day with people who are excited about what the future holds, developing products that will continue to help our customer base achieve success in 2016 and beyond.”

About the Tech Council of Maryland, Inc.

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit

About SparkPost

SparkPost is the world’s #1 email infrastructure provider. Customers including LinkedIn, Twitter, Groupon, Marketo, Zillow, CareerBuilder, Pinterest, the Financial Times and Comcast send over 3 trillion messages a year, more than 25 percent of the world’s legitimate email. These companies chose us to provide the deliverability, speed and insight they need to drive customer engagement for their business. Follow us on Twitter @SparkPost or go to


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