Mark Brown joins VesselVanguard as director of dealer development

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners, announced today the appointment of Mark Brown as Director of Dealer Development. Brown joins VesselVanguard from MarineMax, the worlds largest boat retailer, where he served for 14 years in brokerage and new boat sales. In his new post, Brown will be responsible for developing new dealer relationships and fostering stronger relations with existing partners, as well as conducting training webinars for dealers.

“I am so pleased to welcome Mark to the VesselVanguard team,” said Don Hyde, CEO and founder of VesselVanguard. “We have seen substantial growth recently as a result of our continuing innovation in product development and excellence in customer service, and now it is time to elevate our success to new heights with renewed vitality. With Mark’s skills, we will be able to build upon the important relationships we have with our boat dealer partners and create relationships with new ones.”

In addition to his time as a boat broker, Brown is also a certified yachtmaster and scuba instructor. With a passion for sailing and travel, he has pursued the boating lifestyle from Europe to the Caribbean. Brown currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife and children.

“I’ve spent much of my professional career sharing my love of the water with others,” said Brown. “Recognizing the benefit and value that VesselVanguard brings to its subscribers, I feel this position is a natural progression. I’m proud to work for a company that really helps boaters get the most from their ownership experience. I look forward to making a tangible contribution to the team and the future of VesselVanguard.”

Since its launch more than two years ago, VesselVanguard has helped to streamline maintenance management and improve the ownership experience for thousands of boaters worldwide. A cloud-based, easy-to-use personalized portal, VesselVanguard gives owners a secure and comprehensive boat profile accessible from the cloud, anywhere at any time, by browser, tablet or smartphone. Each profile also contains all vessel equipment manuals in searchable form with current updates, warranty data, and registration and insurance documentation, organized to the preferences of the owner. Designed for boats over 30-feet, this innovative service leverages a dynamic scheduling algorithm that proactively helps boaters stay current with their vessel’s upkeep.

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