John Burgess and Mark McClelland, co-founders and President and Vice President, respectively, of Mainstream Technologies went from promising careers as Financial Application Managers at Dillard to starting a new tech business in 1996. Although the internet was young and internet support businesses were few at that time, these two mavericks were brave enough to take that entrepreneurial leap of faith and visionary enough to know their futures would be bright. Mainstream Technologies began with only three employees and has grown to over 50 employees today.
John attended Bryant High School and afterward initially studied Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech. He transferred to UALR and completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Not surprisingly, John volunteers with organizations that have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) emphasis including the Museum of Discovery, Arkansas AIMS, The Little Rock School District EXCEL Technology program, the EIT Leadership council at UALR and the Little Rock Tech Park.
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