Transforming My “In the Business” Self into an “On the Business” Crusader One of my goals in my role at Jackrabbit Technologies is to devote more time to working “on the business” to ensure that it gets better, rather than working on projects directly related to daily operations “in the business.” I’m being extremely transparent […]
About Mark Mahoney
Mark Mahoney, CoFounder and CEO of Jackrabbit Technologies, discovered his passion for technology and gymnastics in college (MIS major and member of UGA gymnastics team.) After working for several smaller software companies, he decided to combine his passions and launched Jackrabbit Technologies in 2004. Jackrabbit Technologies (www.Jackrabbittech.com) provides online class management and billing software to children’s activity centers, including gymnastics and cheer gyms, dance studios, child care centers, music schools and swim schools.
Jackrabbit has won numerous awards:
• Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 List for 6 consecutive years
• University of Georgia’s Alumni Honor List: The Bulldog 100 for 6 consecutive years
• SmartCEO Magazine’s Future 50 Awards winner - 2016
• Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index - 2016
• Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® - 2015
• Several years selected as one of The Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and Fast 50 companies
Mark’s leadership style is to hire smart people and turn them loose to reach their full potential for Jackrabbit. This style has driven consistent and impressive growth over the company’s 13 year life cycle and has earned Jackrabbit very impressive employee loyalty. Revenue goals are surpassed year after year and customer elation continues to escalate.
Mark is actively involved in helping students with their careers by mentoring business and IT students and sponsoring MIS scholarships each year. He is active in his church and an active donor with other charitable organizations, including The Rainbow Network which is an interdenominational Christian Ministry working in rural remote Nicaragua. In 2015, Mark named finalist for the Blue Diamond Award’s IT Executive of the Year.
Following Mark’s philanthropic lead, Jackrabbit is a major contributor to Grain of Wheat, an international children’s summer camp program for third world countries. The company also does several large annual volunteer projects to support the organization.
Entries by Mark Mahoney
“Do you trust us?” It is a question that you would rarely ask of customers. You may even assume that you know their response. “Sure I do.” Why else would they do business with you? How can you uncover this information? After all, it is important. This level of customer trust can make a difference […]
Let’s say you lose a key member of your staff and it takes you 6 months to get the replacement hired. You’re really desperate to get that position filled so that some pressure is taken off the rest of your team and so that any tasks that were put on hold as the position was […]
A mission statement defined is this: a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual. Unfortunately, most mission statements for businesses like yours are just meaningless hype. They could be describing any business in your industry. Those whose mission statements are like this really don’t understand what a mission statement’s […]
Jackrabbit helps dance, gymnastics, swim, music, arts, learning, martial arts, cheer, and children’s care organizations with more than 11,000 locations get back to doing what they are passionate about. By helping them to leverage technology – something Jackrabbit is very passionate about – Jackrabbit’s clients get out from behind their desks and teach, lead and […]