Mark Mahoney, Co-Founder, CEO
Mark Mahoney’s passion is solving business problems with technology. Mark has been involved in organized youth sports since 1973. He has instructed and coached young athletes and he has owned sports facilities. Mark developed Class Master, a class management system, in the 80’s and sold it to another company. Due to the large number of previous clients asking Mark to develop another system, he decided to build a web-based application to eliminate the need for owners to worry about database backups, software updates, and technical issues.
Mark has a wealth of experience in information technology. Mark serves on the MIS Advisory Board for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also belongs to the National Eagle Scout Association.
Mark holds a BBA from the University of Georgia and enjoys triathlons, water-skiing, and backpacking. When he isn’t spending his time mentoring the team at Jackrabbit, Mark loves spending time with his kids on the lake.
Mike Carper, Co-Founder, CTO
Mike’s passion is designing and developing software applications. In the early 90’s, Mike started out as a software consultant in Charlotte’s rapidly growing banking industry and worked with Mark at the same consulting firm. In 1997, Mike left the consulting world to co-found his first company developing international banking software. While this company transitioned into more staffing-based consulting, Mike wanted to continue developing software with dreams of building a product. Since 2000, Mike has turned his attention to developing web applications for smaller businesses where the impacts are immediate, strong and often personal. In 2004, Mike met Mark for lunch and the rest is, as they say, history.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mike enjoys developing software (no, really!), running, playing golf, sailing on the lake and spending time with his wife Christy and their two children.
Darin Soll, COO
Darin helps SaaS companies grow. He has two passions, coaching people to sustained success, and helping bridge the gap between customers and technology. Drawing on his 20 years of experience, Darin asks the right questions to remove roadblocks and optimize execution. He is a semi-professional drummer and authors a popular blog to help drummers get the most out of their gear.
Jorine Jones, Client Services Director
Jorine Jones began working at Jackrabbit in 2007 and was part of the original, part-time, support team. Since starting with Jackrabbit, the company has grown rapidly and she is now leading the support team that spans from West to East Coast. With 20 years of support experience behind her, she originally came to Jackrabbit with a telecommunications background and has lead the growth of Jackrabbit’s support department for the last 5 years. Originally, from Canada she now lives in Jackrabbit’s headquarter town near Charlotte, NC and enjoys spending time with her family and the endless search for the perfect junking deal!
Tracey Chantry, Human Resources Director
Tracey Chantry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University, and by 1997 had worked her way into the Human Resources profession. Her HR experience is diverse, having worked in Texas as well as North Carolina, in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and in industries such as architecture, cardiology, information technology, manufacturing, and others.
Tracey likes to laugh, she likes to exercise and spend time with her family. She and her husband, Pete, have two boys and a girl between the ages of 21 and 10.
Greg Bronzert, Director of Engineering
Greg has been developing software for over twenty years. This has included everything from hacking VPNs for the Department of Defense to large volume payment processing sites used by Fortune 500 companies. He most enjoys making people’s lives easier through software.
Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech. When he is not coding or playing with new technologies, Greg enjoys spending time with his family on Lake Norman, hiking the mountains of North Carolina, skiing, and traveling.
Emily Smith, Director of Marketing
Emily Smith has been passionate about children and families for most of her life and has been uniquely involved in the education and business side of the child care and activities industries for over 10 years. She is currently leading the Marketing team at Jackrabbit Technologies, the parent company of Jackrabbit Class, Dance, Swim, Music, Cheer, and Care editions.
Emily has served as an Executive Director for three national child care organizations, been an active consultant and national speaker on child care sales and marketing, and was actively involved with the marketing and enrollment of her centers for most of her career. She has extensive experience and vast knowledge of successful sales & marketing systems, methods, strategies, and techniques that she has brought to the development of programs, systems and to her consulting with child care and activities centers on best business practices.
Ray Hayes, Sales and Onboarding Director
Ray has worked in technology and software since 2003. Along the way, he has played a pivotal role in sales, customer service and implementation processes. With extensive experience building sales and onboarding teams, Ray is passionate about architecting and perfecting the journey of Jackrabbit clients across the world. Ray focuses on a consultative and collaborative approach to selling and onboarding, which he believes ensures the best customer experience.
He is the proud father of a son in graduate school. In his spare time, Ray likes to travel and has been to numerous countries around the world.