ATLANTA - JUNE 30, 2011 - MemberClicks today announced that Founder and President/CEO Thomas Howard will be stepping aside from his position at the end of the month, and that Vice President of Business Development Mark Sedgley will assume the role.
After the transition, Howard plans to remain active on a part-time basis with the business, focusing on its strategic direction as well as special marketing projects.
Howard founded the company in 1998 to help small-staffed membership organizations leverage the web for membership management and community-building. With nearly 1,400 customers throughout North America, Australia and the U.K., MemberClicks has grown to be the leading provider of web-based membership software for organizations with 10 or fewer staff members.
After successfully leading sales teams at Cardinal Health for three years, Sedgley joined MemberClicks in 2004 as Director of Sales. In 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of Business Development. "Over the years, Mark has become a vibrant part of the association marketplace," Howard said. "He's passionate about educating small-staff associations and truly understands that it takes a unique approach to serve them," he added. Sedgley currently serves on ASAE's Small Staff Committee and is actively involved on their innovation taskforce.
"I am both humbled and excited by the opportunity in front of MemberClicks. Under Thomas' leadership, all of us at MemberClicks have benefited greatly. While at the same time, he has deepened not only our understanding of the association space but more importantly how to serve it in a refreshing and simple way. I look forward to working with each of our team members in continuing that tradition and pushing it even further."
"I couldn't be more excited about the future of MemberClicks and the opportunities we have in front of us," Howard said. "After 13 years, it's time to pass the baton and leverage a new skill set. There's no doubt that Mark is a natural born leader and will help the company reach its ultimate potential. I can't wait to watch and be a part of it."
ABOUT MEMBERCLICKS - MemberClicks provides refreshing technology solutions to small-staff membership organizations. From public and members-only websites to online membership management and event registration, MemberClicks empowers organizations to save time and sanity. Founded in 1998, MemberClicks works with more than 1,500 organizations throughout North America. For more information, visit www.memberclicks.com or call 1-800-914-2441.