BEAR Data Solutions has named Mark McGourty as chief financial officer (CFO). A veteran financial executive specialising in operations, infrastructure and capital markets, McGourty will be an integral member of BEAR Data’s executive team. He will be responsible for establishing more far-reaching systems and efficiencies for the company’s next stages of growth.
McGourty brings over 25 years of experience to BEAR Data, with extensive expertise with start-ups and in cloud computing. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer (CEO) and CFO with Eightfold Logic, an early-stage software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of inbound marketing applications.
Previously, McGourty was an advisor to and CFO for The DealMap, an aggregator of daily deal data that provided select deal data based on geographical location. The company was sold to Google in July 2011. Earlier, McGourty served as chief operating officer (COO) and CFO for Sports Retail Networks, an advanced digital out-of-home (DOOH) retail advertising and marketing communications platform. He played a key role in a corporate merger.
McGourty also served in financial leadership roles with BayHill Partners, Atherton Capital, Brokers Acceptance, First California Mortgage, and The Associates. He began his career at Ernst & Young. McGourty received his BSc degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
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