1888 PressRelease – Orion prepares for accelerating growth in the IT market.
Orion Systems Integrators (“Orion”), a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to the Fortune 500 and other large and mid-market customers, today announced the appointment of Mark Gerencser and Geoff Nyheim to the company’s Board of Directors, as the company prepares for accelerating growth.
“We welcome Mark and Geoff to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with them as Orion expands its global presence and customer relationships,” said Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of Orion. “As one of the fastest growing full service information technology services firms with a presence spanning four continents, we are well positioned to continue our rapid growth. With an expanded Board of Directors and their collective deep industry and business expertise, we are increasingly prepared to capitalize on the numerous growth opportunities available to Orion.”
As members of the Board, Mr. Gerencser and Mr. Nyheim will provide guidance to the Orion leadership team to enhance the value of the company for all shareholders. “Their extensive expertise and deep knowledge, as well as proven success in working with some of the most notable organizations in the technology industry, will be an extremely valuable resource to the company going forward,” commented John Bates, Founder and Partner at Potomac Equity Partners. Earlier this year, Potomac Equity and Orion announced a partnership and an investment in Orion by Potomac Equity.
Orion offers a broad set of technology solutions, including applications development, systems integration, managed services and staff augmentation. Over the last five years, the company has focused on its data analytics, business intelligence, cloud, and mobility offerings, and has completed multi-million dollar solutions for global clients in each of these areas. The company has a strong reputation for client service with its customer base, which has resulted in substantial repeat business and a leading Fortune 500 and other large and mid-market client list.
About Mark Gerencser
Mark Gerencser recently retired from Booz Allen Hamilton after various leadership roles and  years of service at the firm. During his tenure at Booz Allen, Mr. Gerencser served six terms on the company’s Board of Directors and was a member of the firm’s leadership team that set its strategic agenda and market strategy, and made the firm’s resource allocation and major investment decisions. Mr. Gerencser previously led the firm’s Commercial Business, focused on helping financial services, health, energy, and utilities clients address complex issues associated with cybersecurity, business and IT transformation, and risk mitigation. Prior to this role, Mr. Gerencser was Managing Director of Booz Allen’s Global Government Business, leading the public sector business within the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Gerencser was nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate (Armed Services Committee) as a member of the National Security Education Board, chaired by the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Gerencser is also Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland, University College. Mr. Gerencser was named by Consulting Magazine in 2007 as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world, and was recognized by ExecutiveBiz Magazine as one of the Top 10 Game Changers in Washington, D.C. for 2009 and one of the Top 20 People to Watch for 2011.
About Geoff Nyheim
Geoff Nyheim recently retired from Microsoft Corporation after various leadership roles and  years of service at the firm. During his tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Nyheim was the Vice President, Corporate Accounts and Partner Sales, and also Worldwide Small and Medium Solutions and Partners, where he managed over [$40] billion in revenues of Microsoft’s enterprise products, cloud services and support offerings. His prior roles include Vice President, Office 365 Sales, Worldwide Enterprise Products Group, for which he was responsible for leading the Office 365 initiative from start-up to mainstream scale of five million users and forty markets; as well as Vice President, U.S. Central Region, where he held profit center responsibility for over $2.5 billion in revenue. Over his Microsoft career, Mr. Nyheim was responsible for many of the company’s strategic initiatives with its reseller partners and Fortune 1000 customers. In addition to his time with Microsoft, Mr. Nyheim also spent over eight years with Hewlett Packard and Unisys, driving tremendous revenue growth during his tenure at each of these companies.
About Orion Systems Integrators
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in New Jersey, with nine offices spanning four continents and a workforce of over 1,100 employees, Orion Systems Integrators is a global provider of IT solutions and services to the Fortune 500 and mid-market clients. Orion serves as a strategic IT partner for leading financial services, healthcare, communications, consumer products, education, and government organizations. Orion offerings include mission critical enterprise software design and development, cloud development and integration, cloud migration, data analytics and business intelligence, mobility solutions, quality assurance, infrastructure support, systems integration, implementation, maintenance and support services. Orion’s ability to service a broad range of clients using its blended engagement models has resulted in delivering cutting edge and cost effective solutions to its clients, and the company has experienced revenue growth in 21 of the 22 years since its founding. For more information about Orion visit www.orioninc.com.
About Potomac Equity Partners
Potomac Equity Partners is a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns through the close partnership and collaboration with its portfolio company management team members. The firm strives to invest in companies with leading products and services, superior management teams, and in which its invested capital and collaborative efforts can enable companies to exponentially ramp their long-term growth prospects and overall performance. The principals of Potomac Equity Partners have a long and successful history of investing with management teams across a wide range of industries including software and technology, education and training, information services, and healthcare. For more information, visit www.potomacequitypartners.com.