Beacon on Metro-Raleigh Business Radio

By | 2017-08-07T16:15:02+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Categories: Beacon News|

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Raleigh Metro Business Radio Show

Thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Metro-Raleigh Business Radio show at the Business RadioX studios in Wake Forest NC yesterday!  Thanks to Ann Revell-Pechar, Cal Hackman and Reid Powell for having me on the show and letting me talk about the ever-changing world of the web, Beacon’s experiences over the last 16 years and our new GAFUSION product.  Fred Hathaway, Managing Director of EntreDot, was also on the show.  He has been consulting with small business entrepreneurs for 27 years and I found it very interesting that a lot of businesses experience the same issues that Beacon faced at startup and particularly, with growth.  If you have a startup company or are thinking about it, I highly recommend contacting Fred at EntreDot.  Click here to listen to the podcast.

Mark Dirks at Business RadioX

About the Author:

Mark Dirks
Before becoming Beacon's CEO, Mark climbed through the technical ranks, starting as an application developer for RJ Reynolds. He then spent 15 years at AT&T, where he led the creation of one of the world’s first corporate intranets. Co-founding Beacon in 1998, he has driven consistent growth, long-term partnerships and a unique culture for 20 years. Mark was instrumental in forming relationships with Google, Accenture, KPMG Consulting, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Department of Education (when Beacon developed FAFSA on the Web). These relationships during the company's early years, coupled with Mark’s leadership and business development skills, foreshadowed the growth of Beacon's Higher Education portfolio over the last 10 years. Mark holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Wake Forest University and an M.S. in Computer Systems from Kansas State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Technology Association, was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and received the Entrepreneurial Success Award by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.