Mark Leathem is a graduate of Durham University, England with an Honors Degree in History and began his technology career in England working for VNU and Ziff Davis. He joined Datrontech, a UK computer component distribution company as sales and marketing director and was part of the management team taking the company public in 1994. Mark then joined Kingston Technology as a regional director helping to setup the European HQ based in Sunbury, England. He later transferred to the US Corporate headquarters in Orange County, California and has performed various sales and marketing functions including Vice President of Marketing for Kingston, and more recently for HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc.. Mark has been with Kingston Technology for 25 years and is currently the HyperX General Manager focused on growing HyperX as a major brand in both gaming products and the gaming community. He also claims to be fluent in both English and American.