|[February 04, 2013]
John McCarthy Named President/Chief Operating Officer of Mainline Information Systems
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Rick Kearney, CEO and founder of Mainline Information Systems, has
promoted John McCarthy to president and chief operating officer.
McCarthy joined Mainline in 2009 as senior vice president of sales and
marketing and was subsequently promoted to executive vice president and
COO. This newly announced promotion culminates the successful
implementation of a three-year plan to transform and diversify
Under McCarthy's leadership, Mainline has expanded its focus, primarily
as an IBM (News - Alert) hardware reseller, toward IT solutions such as business
analytics and has retooled Mainline's professional services division.
Mainline completed three acquisitions in the past three years, the
latest being the purchase of Software by Design Inc., a boutique IBM
Cognos and Netezza (News - Alert) service provider.
"We feel very fortunate to have John as the leader of our organization.
He has transformed our company in several key areas and has dramatically
improved our day-to-day operations, yielding positive results for our
employees and clients. We are looking forward to continuing to make new
stride into business analytics and services as well as expanding other
areas of our business," said Kearney.
In this role McCarthy will be responsible for all aspects of Mainline's
business, including customer retention, employee satisfaction and strong
partner relationships that will drive long-term profitability for
"It means a tremendous amount to me being recognized by Rick as well as
having the support and close working relationships with the other
Mainline executives. The leadership team we have assembled combined with
the world class sales and technical talent that Mainline is known for
has us poised for great success. I am excited to embrace the new
challenges that are associated with our continuous transformational
efforts as we accelerate the upward momentum we have created over these
past few years," said McCarthy.
The announcement was made at Mainline's national sales meeting, where
record growth for the company was also announced to the more than 400
employees in attendance.
McCarthy has spent more than 25 years in the technology industry and has
experience with multinational, publicly traded companies as well as with
small, independent startups. He has held leadership positions with EMC (News - Alert),
StorageApp, HP, McData, CNT and Virtual Iron.
About Mainline Information Systems Inc.
Mainline, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is an information
technology solutions and IT consulting firm and has more than 500
employees nationwide. Mainline has received many industry accolades,
including VMware Global Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year, Red
Hat North American Partner of the Year, multiple IBM Leadership Awards
and an HP Virtualization Elite partner designation. Mainline provides
solutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The
company may be reached by phone at 850-219-5000 and on the Internet at www.mainline.com.
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