After obtaining his MBA, John began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting and consulting firm, and subsequently joined Progressive Corporation, a large U.S. based insurance company. John was a Division President at Progressive and subsequently became the CEO of a New York based private equity investment company. In 2001, he founded MMI as a platform investment company and MMI has subsequently acquired 10 additional companies. John is also a founder and co-owner of SFI Investments, LLC, a registered broker dealer.
John’s professional credentials include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Series 7-General Securities Representative, Series 24-General Securities Principal, Series 63-Registered Representative and Series 79-Investment Banking Representative, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is a frequent speaker on various business topics and most recently was the subject matter expert for the writing of “Selling Your Business For Dummies,” a Wiley Press publication.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is a graduate of Miami University. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Merrymeeting since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining MMI, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer for several businesses. He was also previously a Manager with KPMG, the international accounting and consulting firm.
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a licensed insurance broker. He is also a certified instructor for the International Business Brokers Association.
Kelci Cotter is the Brand Manager for Sunbelt. Kelci has been with Merrymeeting since 2006, when she joined as the Training Coordinator for MMI’s franchised brands and worked to create and enhance our training programs. Since then, Kelci has worked predominately on the Management Teams for Sunbelt and Computer Troubleshooters franchises. Kelci has extensive experience in on-boarding and supporting franchisees through sales and marketing, training and other brand initiatives.
Chief Financial Officer
Laurel has been the CFO of Merrymeeting, Inc, Sunbelt’s parent company, since its inception in 2001. She is responsible for all of MMI’s financial operations and our customer service center in Phoenix. She was previously the controller of a publicly traded company. Laurel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of Arizona State University.
Chief Information Officer
Steve has been the Chief Information Officer for Merrymeeting, Inc. since its inception in 2001. Additionally, he is the CEO of Marathon Technology Services, an affiliate of MMI, that develops software products and provides other technology services for various niche markets. Prior to joining MMI, Steve worked in the technology groups of several Fortune 500 companies. Steve is a graduate of Miami University.