Date and Time: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 2 PM Eastern Time
I would like to introduce and invite you to attend the second episode of the CEO Success Stories to take place in a live webinar format sponsored by the Cloud Voice Alliance. In this webinar, I will have a fireside chat with Mark Essayian, who I have known for 16 years. When I was at 3COM and Mark was on the Reseller Advisory Council, he was the first council member I met at a party on opening night of the reseller event in San Diego. I had just started at 3Com leading the convergence product management team which included the NBX and VCX product lines. Mark was a leading reseller and trusted advisor selling these product lines that he combined with networking and security products and services to his small and medium-sized businesses. Over the years, Mark led KME Systems into a world-class Managed Service Provider (MSP), essentially reinventing his business for the SaaS model of unified communications (UCaaS).
Let’s take a look at Mark’s credentials in preparing for our live webinar where he will share his successes, challenges and how he built and refined his company over the past 28 years!
Mark Essayian is the Founder, President, and CEO of KME Systems Inc., an IT support company he founded in 1993 that provides technology products, process, security, and business continuity consulting to a wide range of clients. KME Systems helps clients improve profitability via the way they securely communicate with and assist their respective clients.
Mark’s background has involved technology for over 30 years. He attended the University of California Irvine where he earned a degree in Physics with an emphasis in computer science and engineering. Mark is an expert and passionate about assisting clients along their IT journey to protect their assets, culture, and people.
Mark has presented for the Wall Street Journal, SCORE, Microsoft partner network, technology manufacturers, IT peer groups, and numerous executive meetings. Mark also currently serves on advisory boards for several manufacturers and is a source of information to the IT industry.
Mark strongly believes in helping local charities leverage their technology to better serve the community. One of KME Systems’ core values is “Because we give a damn” and we know constantly trying to contribute improves us all.
As you get to know Mark, you will learn about his personal path to CEO, his philosophies and leadership styles, and the company culture he has built and continues to flourish. Mark is an exemplary example of the type of CEO I write about in my book, “The Rookie CEO, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” which discusses 9 rookie CEOs I worked for (not Mark!), how each of these CEOs and their companies was driven by these elements, which is a framework I call PPLC – the Path each took to become a CEO, the Philosophies they brought to the party, the Leadership styles they created over their career and together these drive the type of company Culture they will create.
I hope you can join us on February 17, 2022 at 2 pm Eastern for our live interview and chat, but if you register, you will have the ability to watch the replay. Please register here.