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Richard Holland - President ARKONA

Richard Holland - President ARKONA

Richard Holland, formerly president and co-founder of Ensign Information Systems, has been designing and developing cutting edge technology systems for more than 23 years. He wrote his first computer program at the age of 17 and has been a leading innovator since that time. As co-founder of Ensign, Holland was the chief system architect of their fully integrated business management software that has improved communications within organizations to improve customer relationships and profitability.

As president of ARKONA, Richard directed product strategy and development. Because of his strong combination of technical and business expertise, he is uniquely qualified to keep ARKONA on the forefront of innovation and developing products that meet the needs and wants of the customer.

Prior to ARKONA, Holland was the national sales manager for Cars/Dyatron, a specialist in General Motors dealership software. Under his leadership sales increased more than 240% over a two-year period. Prior to that he was general manager of Advanced Computer Systems (ACS), the first company to introduce IBM systems for the automotive dealer industry. While at ACS he proved his expertise in building a business from the ground up starting with ten customers to more than 200 over a three-year period.

Holland has a Bachelor of Science degree in Tax Accounting and Finance from the University of Utah. He is also a Certified IBM Professional.