ITA Development was formed by Mark Tomko in 1991 after returning to Silicon Valley from Turkey. The concept was to build an infrastructure for companies to move their international marketing development into the US without the need to build from the ground up. Within a year, ITA had assumed the responsibility of introducing the Nokia brand in the US using their data products before bringing their mobile phone line under the brand.
ITA managed all aspects of the Nokia effort from importing through warehousing, sales, marketing and invoicing. Forbes magazine identified the Nokia/ITA relationship as America’s first virtual corporation.
ITA brought other products to market, including the first retail ‘touch’ mouse, Touche, which was based on technology from Synaptics. ITA was acquired by Nokia in 1997.
Between 1997 and 2001 he consulted with several venture capital firms. From 2002 to 2004 he was working with theNobe Tribe in North Panama. Before his return to Turkey in 2009 he spent two years on the concept, ‘The Cronkite Channel’, working with Walter Cronkite.
Mark Tomko reformed ITA in Turkey in 2011 to to both act as a platform to entrepreneurs developing local Technology in Turkey and as a bridge to western technology companies wanting to enter the booming Turkish market. ITA Turkey has evolved into a full service consulting entity focusing on bringing management and marketing disciplines to the Turkish industry.