“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.