Richard Darrell received his early sales and sales management training from IBM and Xerox. As a Regional Sales Manager for Xerox at the age of 25, he managed sales, services and an operation's team over 13 southern states.
He also spent 20 years as a successful entrepeneur (President/Owner) as he built and sold 4 high growth technology businesses including:
Interprint Corporation and Quality Connections, Inc.: Interprint was a fast growing computer products distribution business with 5 sales offices that averaged 60% annual sales growth and had no debt. Quality Connections was a custom computer cabling and installation business that had a manufacturing site and multiple design and installation crews. These businesses were sold to a private equity buyer.
Dealer's Choice Systems Corporation: Dealer's Choice was a computer and peripheral distribution business that experienced rapid sales growth. This company achieved over $10 million in annual sales in 2 years and was purchased by a public technology company.
Direct Computer Corporation: Direct was a computer and networking integration business that enjoyed 60-100% annual sales growth. This company became the largest privately held Computer Reseller business in the State of Texas with distribution centers in Dallas, Houston and Seattle. Direct Computer achieved annual revenues exceeding $50 million in 6 years with over 100 employees and was sold to a Nasdaq public company.
American Technology Acquisition Corporation (ATAC): ATAC was a Mergers and Acquisition consulting services business that specialized in technology companies transactions. ATAC sold software companies, IT consulting, computer resellers, telephone resellers, and a telco service provider company. Competed M&A transactions ranged from $7M to over $200M. This business was eventually transitioned into 2Merge.com.
M-Tech/ Hitachi Data Systems (HDS): To learn the software business in depth, Richard Darrell spent 12 years working for this Security Software company, first as Director of US Sales, and after building a national sales team, he was promoted to SVP of Alliances and Channels where he managed global partnerships with all the major MSP's and security software Alliance partners. This software company was acquired by Hitachi in 2008.
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