This Week’s Show
On this week’s CEO Exclusive, Sean Murphy and Ed Flachbarth with Procurri discuss trends in technology and how to keep your core values consistent when your company goes global.
Sean Murphy is the Chairman and Global CEO of Procurri Corporation Limited. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, and he is responsible for the strategic planning and overall management of the Group. Sean began his career in technology sales, and within 10 years, worked his way to the position of Vice President of International Sales at Sun Data Systems, Inc., overseeing sales in over 70 countries. In 1998, he, together with three partners, launched Canvas Systems, LLC (“Canvas Systems”), one of the world’s largest independent resellers of pre-owned, enterprise computer systems with offices in the US, UK and Netherlands. Canvas Systems was acquired by Avnet Inc. in 2012. Sean’s string of tech successes in the US also included co-founding Optimus Solutions Inc. in 2001, which was sold to Softchoice Corporation in 2008.
Sean received the Entrepreneurial Success Award by the US Government-SBA Division in 2002. In 2006, he was selected as one of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and was awarded the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Small Business Person of the Year in 2007. A native of Roswell, Georgia, Sean graduated from Emory University with a degree in Economics.
Edward Flachbarth is Executive Director and Global President of Procurri Corporation Limited, and was appointed to the Board in April of 2017. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Group. Ed began his career in 1990 with Sun Data Systems, Inc. where he held various roles before his promotion to Wholesale Manager. In 1998, Ed, together with Procurri’s Chairman and Global CEO and another partner, launched Canvas Systems, LLC. With the acquisition of Canvas Systems, LLC by Avnet, Inc. in 2012, he went on to join Avnet, Inc. as a Channels Manager and Operations Manager, where he was responsible for channel sales.
Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Connect with Ed on LinkedIn.