Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Midaire LLC announced today that Jerry L. Mayo has joined the company as an angel investor and has immediately assumed the role of non-executive chairman.
"Mr. Mayo has thirty five years of telecommunication leadership experience working in systems integration as manufacturer reseller and enterprise buying decision maker," Midaire announced. "His national and international experience in market-building is a key in Midaire's current co-op and franchise development strategy."
Commenting on his decision to both invest and join, Mr. Mayo stated, I had a similar role investing in Universal Solutions while I was executive vice president for sales and marketing at MCI, WorldCom and SkyTel. As a result of hard work and insight, Universal Solutions enjoyed spectacular growth as a systems integrator, ultimately reaching number 20 on the Inc. 500." (Note: Universal Solutions became one of Avaya’s four largest resellers prior to being acquired by BlackBox, Inc. in 2005). Midaire has an even brighter future because they are unique."
"Most recently," Mr. Mayo added, "as president of GN Netcom (GN manufactures Jabra audio IP endpoints and headsets and Beltone hearing aids), we had an opportunity to work in product development with Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Skype and others. By and large, clients have expressed a pressing need for an improved integration solution and Midaire is on the forefront of bringing that to the market in a very unique way. After studying what Midaire is doing, combining real technology solutions, a non-conventional distribution model, and social networking, investment in the company became very attractive."
No details were disclosed on the amount of private equity Mr. Mayo has invested.
Midaire's corporate spokesperson stressed that it is "Mr. Mayo's franchise development work, performed in developing just such a model for Dun and Bradstreet, demonstrated the value of building out locally owned but systematically trained consultants as ideal for a nationwide coverage option to these manufacturers. Beyond Mr. Mayo's extensive technology background, his franchise development experience solidified his position as a unique and important partner for the company's future.
"Midaire’s proprietary process 'Technutility' and its seamless integration of cloud based applications for all things IP-enabled – connecting and collaborating through the cloud, quite literally, 'in midair' - makes sense on so many levels. Their concept of how to integrate network, data, voice, video, and software, perfected and market tested for five years, is now poised to be deployed using 'real' social networks nationwide. I see a bright future for this company and look forward to helping them achieve even greater success."
Previously, Mayo also worked as Division Manager for AT&T leveraging Bell Lab technology into market applications for integrated voice response and sales of early voice messaging and deploying email technology in the United States. While leading sales at SkyTel, that company deployed the first nationwide wireless email capabilities in North America. Mr. Mayo officially retired from Alcatel-Lucent effective November 16, 2012.