MercuryGate Names Mike Lipps as President and Chief Operating Officer

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CARY, N.C.- (BUSINESS WIRE)- MercuryGate® International, Inc., a leader in Transportation Management System (TMS) Solutions, announced today Mike Lipps has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. On a trail of continued growth and key executive appointment announcements,Mike Lipps is the latest talent addition to the MercuryGate executive team.
Mike comes from LexisNexis where he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for the Legal Software division, headquartered in North Carolina. At LexisNexis, Lipps led the creation of the Raleigh software and technology campus on North Carolina State Centennial Campus, growing it to 600+ employees. Prior to LexisNexis, Mike was with Intuit Inc. for over 14 years in a variety of leadership roles.
“With fast growth companies, there comes a time when there is a need to scale and operate at the next level of maturity. MercuryGate is in such a position, having achieved tremendous success and market growth. I am well suited because of my strength in being able to build the processes and accounting while inspiring continued innovation,” said Mike Lipps, President and Chief Operating Officer. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence.” Reporting to Mike will be Engineering, Product, Finance, Marketing, Sales, and Professional Services.In other news, the company announced that Steve Blough, President and Co-Founder will lead a new innovation group which will work in partnership with the primary businesses to meet evolving customer needs and stay ahead of the shifting competitive landscape. The end goal is for the innovation group to serve as a catalyst for the company to quickly transform its business models, processes and programs, and user experience. “I am very excited to lead the innovation team. Having resources dedicated to new product innovation enables us to focus on a multifaceted agenda of expanding important features and functionality of our current platform for our existing customers while exploring new opportunities, customers, and markets through dedicated research and development,” said Steve Blough, President and Co-Founder.
“I could not be more excited about the growth and results we have achieved. The expertise and talent we are attracting to MercuryGate is testament to our success. Mike Lipps’ leadership experience, coupled with his proven ability to deliver results, makes him the right person to help execute our strategic priorities and drive significant growth,” commented Monica Wooden, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Additionally, Mike will complement Steve’s skills and qualities, making them a formidable team as they work to advance the company’s hyper-growth innovation agenda.”

About MercuryGate

MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs. Find out why MercuryGate has set the industry standard for the most adaptable, comprehensive transportation solutions suite in the industry at or on Twitter at @MercuryGate.

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