Mark Taricco serves as the Executive Director, IT Infrastructure and Operations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).  He is responsible for providing high quality IT services to the growing WPI community through the continued management and strategic planning of scalable and secure enterprise systems, networking, telecommunications, servers, virtualization and storage environments. Additionally, he oversees the ITSM, Service Support, and Desktop Services department.

Mark represents WPI’s information technology mission by promoting innovation to deliver an advanced technology infrastructure to meet academic, student, and administrative needs.  Prior to joining WPI in 2018, he spent 15+ years in information technology leadership roles focusing on business and information technology strategies, developing team environments, and collaborating effectively with clients, vendors, and cross-management teams.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Emerson College, a Master of Business Administration from URI and several certificates, including a Graduate Certificate from WPI in Health Care Information Management, CISSP, Regional Leadership from the Society for Information Management, and a LEAN Yellow Belt.