Rick is Chairman and CEO of Mainline Information Systems, Inc., a company he founded in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1989. Starting with a handful of people with computer programming skills, he nurtured the company into Florida’s number three high-tech company, as rated by Florida Trend magazine.
Mainline was on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States for five years in a row; for three years the company ranked in the top 25.
Today Mainline employs more than 500 people and has offices throughout the United States and in Brazil.
John joined Mainline in April 2009 and is currently President and COO reporting directly to CEO and founder Rick Kearney.
Under McCarthy’s leadership, Mainline has expanded its focus, primarily a hardware reseller, toward IT solutions such as business analytics and he has retooled Mainline’s professional services division. Strategically, he has worked on a multi-year plan to transform Mainline from a strictly IBM HW reseller to a true technology integrator that understands a varied client environment.
Prior to joining Mainline, John served in executive management positions with EMC, StorageApps, CNT, McData and Virtual Iron.
Joe Elebash has more than 20 years of experience in the financial/accounting field and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Mainline Information Systems. Joe oversees finance, information technology and human resources for the company.
Prior to joining Mainline, Joe was the VP of Finance for Tui Marine, which is a division of TUI Travel, one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies. Joe also spent several years each at e-Security, as CFO, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as an Audit Manager.
Bill is Senior Vice President of Sales for Mainline Information Systems where he is responsible for a national sales team of more than 300 sales professionals, systems engineers and architects.
Under Bill’s leadership, Mainline has expanded its sales portfolio from mainly IBM systems to multi-vendor solutions, providing customers with best of breed and best fit business solutions including systems, software and services. Before joining Mainline, Bill was Director of Sales at Adaptec, where he doubled revenue and turned IBM into Adaptec’s largest customer by expanding the products sold and divisions of IBM sold to. Under Bill’s direction, Adaptec bought IBM’s ServRaid Division, which proved to be a significant growth engine for Adaptec. Bill began his career at IBM in Detroit.