Marius Merkel

Angestellt, Business Unit Executive IBM Automation Technology (D-A-CH), IBM Deutschland GmbH

Köln, Germany

About me

I have three things driving me: The enthusiasm for digital transformations, the passion for innovative technologies and the pursuit of new ways of a modern leadership in IT. For the last 6 years I have been working with many large companies in the context of digital transformation. The topic of Hybrid Cloud is a constant companion in this cooperation - where can potentials be raised, how do I adapt modern cloud architectures, where do I create added value/innovation within my daily business, how do I create a modern culture with new ways of working and how do I lead them to success? Greenfield innovation is easy, but how do I integrate and adapt the potential of innovative technologies into my existing business/processes? If you have also recognized the potential of innovative technologies in the area of Hybrid Cloud Computing, let’s talk - I am always looking for an exciting discussion!


Cloud Technology Solutions
Hybrid Cloud Solutioning
Software/ Platform/ Infrastructure as a Service
IoT Solutions
Blockchain Technology Solutions
Sales Management
Cognitive Solution Sales
gewissenhaftes und zielstrebiges Arbeiten
Kreativität/ Flexibilität/ Zuverlässigkeit
Know-How im Bereich Segment - und Produkt Marketin
Know-How im Bereich Projektmanagement
Know-How im Bereich Corporate Development
Key Account Management


Professional experience for Marius Merkel

  • Current 1 year and 9 months, since Jan 2022

    Senior Sales Manager IBM Automation Technology

    IBM Deutschland GmbH

    Leading a wolves pack of 10 great people to maximize IBM's revenue target for IBM Automation Technologies. We work together with IBM's most strategic clients in Germany to accelerate projects in areas such as AIOps, Enterprise Observability, Application Ressource Management, API & App Integration Management, Process Mining and RPA. We are driven by the passion to innovate & automate for a more efficient business! #letscreatewhatmatters

  • Current 4 years and 3 months, since Jul 2019

    Business Unit Executive IBM Automation Technology (D-A-CH)

    IBM Deutschland GmbH

    In my role as Business Unit Executive for IBM Automation Technology I engage daily with IBM's key topics such as AIOps, AI, Enterprise Observability, Business Automation and modern Integration Software for public or private cloud platforms. Our strategic focus lies in a hybrid multi-cloud world and is part of my daily work. Through our technology, combined with our strategic alliance with Red Hat, we are leading the way for every company to safely take advantage of cloud technology. #passionforIT

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jan 2021 - Feb 2022

    Manager IBM Technology Enterprise & Brand Sales for Strategic Accounts D-A-CH

    IBM Deutschland GmbH

    I lead and work together with a senior enterprise sales team and am grateful for the many exciting customer engagements we drive forward as a team. Working with our customers is absolutely our focus and at the same time brings the fun we feel every day! Our area of responsibility focuses on strategic long-term engagements to strategically and sustainably relaize a digital transformation together with our customers and partners. We cover topics such as automation, data&AI, multi-hybrid cloud or security.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2019 - Dec 2020

    Senior Sales Professional Hybrid Cloud and Cloud Platform

    IBM Deutschland GmbH

    In my role as Senior Sales Professional I am working together with IBM's strategic clients. I am covering topics like Public Cloud Platform, Application & Integration Modernization, Hybrid Multicloud Management and Application Development with IBM Cloud Technology and the IBM Garage for Cloud, an agile modern co-creation framework. My role is all about the combination between strategic work with my clients and designing the right Hybrid Cloud Solution Scenario specifically for my client's needs.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jun 2017 - Jul 2019

    Sales Representative - Innovation Technology Solutions

    IBM Deutschland GmbH

    Solutions Designs for - Cognitive Solutions - Blockchain Solutions - Cloud Solutions - IoT Solutions

  • 1 year and 3 months, Apr 2016 - Jun 2017

    Sales Representative - IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions

    IBM Deutschland GmbH
  • 6 months, Oct 2015 - Mar 2016

    IBM Systems Middleware - Software Services Sales

    IBM Deutschland GmbH
  • 2 years, Oct 2013 - Sep 2015

    Studentische Hilfskraft

    Nyhues GmbH & Co. KG

  • 6 months, Oct 2014 - Mar 2015


    Telekom Deutschland GmbH

    Tätigkeiten im Segmentmarketing für den Geschäftskundenbereich, Commercial Management und Projektmanagement

Educational background for Marius Merkel

  • 2 years and 3 months, Sep 2015 - Nov 2017


    FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management

    Sales und Marketing

  • 3 years, Oct 2012 - Sep 2015


    Universität zu Köln

    Marketing, Corporate Development


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish



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Neue Kontakte
Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing



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