Thursday, February 22, 2018



SparkPost, the most performant cloud email delivery service available, today announced its CEO, Phillip Merrick, will deliver the closing keynote address at this month's TechBUZZ Spring 2018conference in Washington, D.C. Produced by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), TechBUZZ is one of the premier venues for credible early companies coming to market.

Merrick has a long track record of building technology startups into successful companies. Since joining SparkPost in 2014, he has overseen the company's evolution as the market's leading API-driven cloud email delivery service provider. SparkPost sends over 25 percent of the world's legitimate email for companies like The Financial Times, Zillow, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Previously, Merrick held the role of chairman at VisualCV (acquired by TalentTech), EnterpriseDB (acquired by Peak Equity) and Rollstream (acquired by GXS). He also served as Chairman and CEO of webMethods, Inc., a leading vendor of business integration software.

"Phillip Merrick is one of our market's most accomplished company builders, and is an integral part of the fabric of the mid-Atlantic's successful history as a community for building great companies," remarked Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. "From his days as CEO of the game-changing webMethods, to his newest endeavor, SparkPost, Phillip can speak to many lessons learned as a seasoned founder and company leader. We welcome Phillip to our stage as he and his company continue to break new ground and provide leadership to our community."

"The startup community is the backbone of our country's economy, and it is an honor to be given the opportunity to share what I have learned throughout my career with the hundreds of business leaders, investors and company-builders who are part of the burgeoning mid-Atlantic tech startup scene," said Merrick.

TechBUZZ Spring 2018 will be held on February 28th from 1:00 - 7:30 pm Eastern at the FHI 360 Conference Center, located at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.



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