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Founder and CEO
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.
Co-Founder and President
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.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
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.
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Talent Management
Greg Thorson is responsible for supporting 3C’s ability to continuously re-define its market, create unique advantages in its industry and deliver extraordinary value for its clients.
Before joining 3C, Greg was the founder and managing director of FutureRendering, a consultancy that coached senior leaders on how to improve their teams’ reasoning processes and create environments that inspire high commitment and exceptional performance. Prior to that, Greg was the executive vice president of enterprise transformation at Best Buy where he was responsible for linking strategy, competencies, processes and structures to customers in order to drive more than $700 million in yearly economic value added.
Greg also spent eight years at Accenture as a partner, where he was responsible for more than $1.5 billion in global transformational outsourcing deals. Most notably, he was the architect and leader of a successful turnaround initiative for J.C. Penney, a more than 100-year-old, $13 billion retail company. At the time, this transformation was called the “Retail Turnaround of the Decade.”
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Elk is the senior vice president and general counsel at 3Cinterative. Elk has 24 years of experience practicing corporate and real estate law. He has been recognized for his expertise in corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and sales and commercial and residential real estate, borrower and lender representation for loans and commercial finance.
Prior to joining 3C, Elk was a partner at Ruden McClosky. Elk joined the firm in 2008, after merging his practice of 12 attorneys, Elk, Christu & Bakst, LLP (EC&B), with Ruden McClosky. EC&B was a highly respected, multidisciplinary law firm in Palm Beach County for 18 years that was consistently recognized as one of the top law firms in South Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide.
Elk holds a B.S. from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from the University Of Miami School of Law. He is also a member of the Florida and Colorado Bar and the American Bar Association.