Since 1997, MRC group has specialized in the full time placement of Sales, Technology, Marketing and Financial professionals at both the executive and senior individual contributor levels for early-stage, mid-sized and industry leading technology companies. The direct industry experience of the firm's principals, coupled with an established and growing network of industry leaders and venture capitalists, ensures that MRC group understands their client's needs, identifies, qualifies and introduces only top-level candidates.

In addition to recruiting, MRC group has provided venture capital and executive consulting for early stage technology companies.

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Mike Norton

The founder of MRC group, Mike brings a strong record of building and leading large and successful sales organizations in the software industry. Prior to MRC, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Federal Sales for CA and an early stage software company, Logic Works, with the latter going through a highly successful IPO during his tenure in management. Mike began his professional career at Xerox Corporation and graduated from Loyola University.

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Rob Wilson

Before joining MRC group in 1998, Rob was a managing partner and the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cutting Edge Computer Solutions, a software reseller and professional services organization specializing in the development of custom software applications. Rob helped lead Cutting Edge from its start-up days through acquisition by a publicly traded organization in 1997. Rob holds an Undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.


Maryann J. Lawler

Maryann has more than thirty years of experience in staffing for high performance and developing talent for both small and large enterprises. She is an accomplished senior-level executive and an expert in go-to market strategies, business development and capture management, sales and sales planning, coverage and compensation, strategic planning, and transformational and operational integration. In addition to joining the MRC group as an Executive Recruiting Partner, she continues to serve as the Managing Partner for Xcellarant, LLC., focused on consulting solutions and operational expertise. Her past clients range from Fortune 500 Companies to small rapidly growing companies in the technology space. Other clients include government agencies and marquee organizations such as major universities and nationally recognized brands.