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John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders. Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high technology, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.
Sculley joined PepsiCo quickly moving up to Pepsi-Cola Company's senior vice president of marketing, where he oversaw the launch of the first plastic soft drink bottle, giving Pepsi a major hit product in their competition with The Coca-Cola Company. Later, as Pepsi-Cola Company CEO, "Pepsi Generation" and "Pepsi Challenge" became two of the most successful campaigns ever, enabling Pepsi to pass Coke as the largest selling packaged soft drink in the U.S.
Sculley was recruited by Steve Jobs to be Apple CEO from 1983 to 1993; during which time, 'Macintosh', 'Desktop Publishing' and 'PowerBook' launches propelled Apple to being the largest PC seller in the world.
Since leaving Apple, Sculley has helped build many successful private companies, serves as a mentor to several serial entrepreneurs and is a highly sought after speaker around the world.
A graduate of Brown University, Sculley holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a PhD (honoris causa) from Johns Hopkins University.
John Duffy is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in communications and payment processing. As founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive, Duffy is responsible for setting corporate strategy, driving revenue, and helping to maintain the company's key relationships with customers, vendors and shareholders.
Prior to founding 3C™, Duffy built several successful companies in a broad section of industries including Internet Billing Company, one of the first Internet-based payment processing companies, which sold to Intercept in 2002.
Duffy believes giving back is at the heart of his success. He serves on the boards of the Dan Marino Foundation and Florida Atlantic University Foundation and is very involved in several other philanthropic organizations including the Jason Taylor Foundation, Junior Achievement of South Florida and Here’s Help. He also believes he is the product of great mentoring, returning the favor through his support of entrepreneurship programs at Florida Atlantic University, The LaunchPad at the University of Miami and Startup Florida.
Duffy has been honored with numerous awards for his leadership including the South Florida Business Journal’s “Palm Beach Ultimate CEO”, the Sun Sentinel’s “Excalibur Award”, Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of The Year® Award” in Florida as well as being named to Irish America magazine’s “Business 100” list of the best and brightest leaders of Irish descent.
Duffy is a sought after speaker on topics including mobile and entrepreneurship. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times and Forbes as well as appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box and multiple times on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show.
As co-founder and president Mike FitzGibbon is the day-to-day leader of 3Cinteractive. FitzGibbon’s primary focus is providing strategic direction for the various departments that comprise 3C. This includes leading the execution on overall market strategies, managing core partner and vendor relationships, and generating profitable revenues. In his role, FitzGibbon leverages his passion for motivating and developing team leaders to ensure that 3C is properly represented to its clients, partners and the marketplace.
Prior to co-founding 3C, FitzGibbon spent seven years at MCI Communications, serving in various sales and management positions. As the leader of MCI's South Florida region, FitzGibbon managed a team of sales, service and technical personnel that were responsible for annual revenues of more than $40 million.
Recognized as one of the region’s best and brightest professionals, FitzGibbon has been named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the South Florida Business Journal, a recipient of the “Top Workplaces People on the Move” award by the Sun Sentinel and a Florida Governor’s “Innovators Under 40 Award” winner.
FitzGibbon is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
As COO Mark Smith is responsible for 3Cinteractive's day-to-day operations. He has an extensive operational and marketing background in both telecommunications and the online processing industry.
Prior to the start of 3C, Smith spent 16 years at MCI. After leaving MCI Smith joined startup Internet Billing Company, one of the first Internet-based payment processing companies, as executive vice president of sales and operations. Smith was instrumental in helping build the company to over 400 employees and processing over a half a billion dollars a year in payments. After the sale of Internet Billing Company in 2002 to Intercept, a publicly traded company in Atlanta, Smith was involved in several new endeavors, including PayVentures, Governmental Management Services, and 365 Billing.
Mr. Walsh is a managing partner for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisor's growth private equity activities. Beyond his time engaged with Kayne Anderson, Mr. Walsh has successfully started, acquired and turned around technology and telecommunications companies for over 20 years. After four years in corporate finance at Ernst & Young, in 1988 he became a partner in the buyout fund Maiden Lane Associates. In 1991, Mr. Walsh acquired a bankrupt technology company, Card*Tel Inc., and later sold the company to Transaction Network Services, Inc. at a ten times return for shareholders. Mr. Walsh continued to develop the business for TNS until 1999, when TNS was acquired by PSINet. Mr. Walsh then started FortuneLinX, a provider of real-time revenue assurance systems to the telecommunications sector, which was acquired two years later. Mr. Walsh currently serves on the Board of Directors of Learn.com, a KAPI portfolio company, as well as The Walking Company, Inc. and Sage Publications, Inc.
Mr. Walsh graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School.