Mark Wadlington, SVP, Core Markets Group

Mark Wadlington

Senior Vice President, Core Markets Group

Mark Wadlington rejoined Xilinx in 2018 as senior vice president of Core Markets Group. He is leading the sales strategy for Xilinx’s Core Vertical Markets, as well as channel sales across core, wired/wireless, and data center markets. Wadlington is excited about his charter at Xilinx because it allows him to glimpse into the future. That is, he has the opportunity to sell the technologies today that industry-leading companies will use in the years ahead in smart factories and cities, autonomous cars, satellites, machine learning/artificial intelligence, and other applications.

Wadlington brings to Xilinx a blend of core semiconductor experience and a proven record of motivating sales teams to thrive. He has built an organization with deep business acumen and unwavering authenticity. Blue-chip companies around the world look to his team as trusted advisors to help them gain a competitive advantage. And the organization has repeatedly exceeded goals, aided by Xilinx’s formidable engineering machine, which provides customers with critical adaptability to keep up with today’s rapid pace of innovation.

Wadlington was most recently senior vice president of Worldwide Sales at Synaptic, Inc. There, his team achieved leadership positions in the touch/display mobile and PC touch/FP markets at key original equipment manufacturers. Prior to that, Wadlington held a variety of executive roles at major FPGA and ASIC vendors including Lattice Semiconductor, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, NVIDIA, and LSI Logic. He also served as vice president of Americas Sales at Xilinx from 2008 – 2011.

Wadlington holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio Institute of Technology.

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