|[April 10, 2012]
Mark H. McGourty Named Chief Financial Officer at BEAR Data Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Mark H. McGourty has been named chief financial officer for BEAR
Data Solutions, a leading global IT solutions provider, by Don W.
James Jr., chief executive officer.
Mark H. McGourty has been named chief financial officer for BEAR Data Solutions, a leading global IT solutions provider based in San Francisco. (Photo: Business Wire)
A veteran financial executive specializing in operations, infrastructure
and capital markets, McGourty will be an integral member of BEAR Data's
executive team. He will be responsible for establishing more
far-reaching systems and efficiencies for the company's next stages of
BEAR Data surpassed $100-million in sales in 2011, doubling in revenue
from $65-million to $112-million in the last year. The company also has
expanded its worldwide footprint, including in the Pacific Rim.
"BEAR Data has been on a strong growth trajectory," said James. "We are
looking to Mark, who is well regarded for his operational expertise, to
help us broaen our service offering to our customers as a complete
solution center, encompassing hardware, professional and managed
services, and software development, in addition to other technologies.
His financial acumen will help us realize the greatest possible ROI."
McGourty brings over 25 years experience to BEAR Data, with extensive
expertise with start-ups and in cloud computing. Most recently, he
served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer with
Eightfold Logic, an early-stage Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) provider of
inbound marketing applications.
Previously, McGourty was an advisor to and chief financial officer for
The DealMap, an aggregator of daily deal data that provided select deal
data based on geographical location. The company was sold to Google (News - Alert) in
Earlier, McGourty served as chief operating officer and chief financial
officer for Sports Retail Networks, an advanced Digital Out-of-Home
(DOOH) retail advertising and marketing communications platform. He
played a key role in a corporate merger.
McGourty also served in financial leadership roles with BayHill Partners
LLC, Atherton Capital Inc., Brokers Acceptance Corp., First California
Mortgage Co., and The Associates. He began his career at Ernst & Young.
He received his bachelor of science degree in business
administration from the University of California, Berkeley. McGourty and
his wife, Sally, live in Orinda, Calif., with their three college-age
About BEAR Data Solutions
BEAR Data Solutions, Inc. (www.beardatasolutions.com),
a San Francisco-based global IT service provider with 11 offices
throughout the U.S. and around the globe, helps enterprise clients
design, optimize, and support mission-critical IT infrastructures. By
combining expert engineering resources, best-of-breed technologies, and
superior customer service, BEAR Data delivers high-performance IT
solutions and services including virtualization, unified communications,
networking, storage, database, security, managed services, wireless,
staffing, and support contract management.
• Selected to CRN Tech Elite 250
• Ranked on CRN VAR500 list
Selected to CRN Tech Elite 250
Ranked 185 on VAR500 list
Ranked 3208 on 2011 Inc. 5000 List
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