Chief executive officer of one of Microsoft's preeminent partners in the Greater Southeast District to concentrate on long-term growth while CEO focuses on daily operations
Intellinet, a highly certified, professional IT consulting services firm, today announced that effective immediately Frank Bell, founder and chief executive officer, will transition out of managing the day-to-day operations of the company to focus on the long-term vision, strategic growth initiatives, and client-partner-community relationships as the organization's founder and chairman.
The executive vice president of organizational development, Hardin Byars, was announced as Bell's successor in the role of chief executive officer and will begin working with Bell immediately to ensure a smooth transition.
"I have the utmost confidence in Hardin's ability to bring people together to accomplish extraordinary results," stated Bell. "We have a leadership team with great wisdom and experience who are deeply committed to bringing an even tighter focus to our vision of helping CIO's succeed, delivering an outstanding employment experience, and growing profitably."
In 1993, Frank Bell founded Intellinet from his Peachtree Road apartment, and in the 15 years since the company's inception Intellinet experienced triple-digit growth in the first five years, recognition on Inc. 500's "Fastest-growing Privately-held Companies" list, acknowledgement by Microsoft as the Southeast Partner of the Year, multiple Worldwide Microsoft Partner program awards, and successful creation of the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA).