Mark Kelly – CEO
Mark Kelly joined the MWRC team in 2000, and worked extensively on the development of MWRC ExoVend® System. Mark's principal roles are in the management of client integrations and the development of new features and functions to meet client needs.
In 1994 Mark co-founded DirectNet, one of the first ISPs in Southern California. He served as CEO of the company from its founding until 1998 when he negotiated the sale of the company's web hosting services to Sage Networks. In addition to providing dial-up and dedicated Internet access for thousands of customers, DirectNet designed, produced and hosted web sites and performed programming services for a wide variety of clients.
From 1998 to 2000, Mark was Director of Sales and Marketing for the ICOM Division of Interliant, Inc.(formerly Sage Networks), growing sales from less than $2 million in annual revenue to an annual run rate of nearly $8 million. Mark developed and introduced the company's e-commerce marketing capability in early 1999 and also developed its most popular shared server product.
From 1984 to 1992, Mark was AVP of Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company where we was Director of Product Development responsible for developing and acquiring approval for new insurance products from commissioners in all fifty states. He was also head of Sales Administration and responsible for a sales force organization with 120 offices and more than 3,000 representatives nationwide. Mark is an accomplished screenwriter and film director with his latest film "House Under Siege" currently in distribution in twelve languages around the world. He earned his BA from Holy Cross College and his MBA from Babson College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Chuck Hohn – Vice President Technology
Chuck Hohn has been a key member of the MWRC development team from the beginning. He directed all aspects of programming, database integration and system testing from initial prototypes through to launch of MWRC ExoVend® System in March, 2003.
Chuck began his software career as a lead software developer for Brownstone Research Group, a maker of test generation software for universities and major educational textbook publishers. There he authored the Diploma II and Diploma IV software packages for the Apple II, which software functioned and performed comparably to Brownstone's then-flagship DOS versions of the same software packages.
At the same time, Chuck pursued a career in the music industry, and spent many years as a professional recording studio engineer, record/production company manager, and musician. He engineered and oversaw the release and promotion of numerous rock and pop albums. Chuck has also been a member of several music groups as a musician and songwriter, including Orange County, California-based alternative rock band NC-17.
Chuck is co-owner, software designer, developer and administrator of Alpine Achievement Systems, Inc., which provides Internet-based reporting on students' standardized test results for public school districts. He is also the software designer, developer and administrator for Vertical Innovation, Inc., a provider of web portals and content in the Credit Union marketplace.