Digi-Net welcomes Hynes as president
Published: Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 11:08 p.m.
Robert Parker, founder and chief executive officer of Digi-Net Technologies Inc. in Gainesville, is handing over the presidency of the company to Mark Hynes, who will oversee the company's strategic direction and lead the company's worldwide sales and marketing efforts.
"Mark brings an unparalleled track record level of industry experience, technical savvy and passion for success to Digi-Net," said Parker, in announcing the change. "We are in the process of releasing some very exciting new products, and Mark's leadership and vision will be instrumental in getting us to the next level."
Hynes has more than 13 years of management and industry experience with high-growth companies, according to Digi-Net, and most recently was the co-founder and chief operations officer of Xevo Corp., a software development company whose customers were large enterprises and service providers.
Parker will continue as CEO of his company, which was founded in 1999 and provides online communications and interactive sales and marketing software for enterprise-level organizations.
"Digi-Net is one of those very rare companies that combines exceptional products in a growing market with an extremely dedicated and talented team," Hynes said. "I look forward to this opportunity and becoming a part of its continued success."
Melinda and John Farrell, owners of ProGifts Inc. of Gainesville, are the nominees for Small Business Person of the Year by the University of North Florida Small Business Development Center.
The Farrells, who started their business in 1999, sell promotional products, business gifts and branded apparel. They first will compete for the district title in Florida, and if they win will go on to compete regionally. If they capture the regional title, they will move on to the national competition.
The national winner will be named in mid-April, in time for the Small Business Administration's Small Business Week.
The Small Business Development Center, based in Gainesville, covers five counties: Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy.
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