DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fireracker, a Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider, today announced a new investor, Jim Dixon, who will provide direction on strategic partnerships and evaluate the quality of service the company provides to small businesses.
“At Fireracker, we offer the same high quality services and solutions as large enterprise service operators, focusing strictly on small businesses,” said Sam Darwish, CEO of Fireracker. “Jim’s experience will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow our various service lines and explore new partnerships.”
Dixon has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He served as CEO for CompuCom Systems, Inc., a Dallas-based $2.2 billion IT outsourcing company, from 1987 to 1996, when he left to start a web development and consulting firm, and rejoined as CEO in 2004 for a second tenure when CompuCom became a private company. He retired in May 2013, and became Chairman of the Board until early 2015.
“Today, many small businesses are forced to piece together an IT department because they cannot afford a full-time team or a reliable vendor. Fireracker is the first company I’ve seen that provides an affordable one-stop shop of enterprise-level offerings and support for small businesses,” Dixon said. “I am excited to dive deeper into the company and provide direction on leveraging new partnerships that will help them grow significantly.”
In August 2016, Dixon was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame, an esteemed list honored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that recognizes the careers and contributions of the IT industry’s top innovators and leaders. Dixon’s past professional experience includes executive-level positions with Bell Atlantic and IBM. He has also served on the boards of five public companies, as well as the board of IT industry association CompTIA. He currently serves on the board for three independent companies and the College of Engineering and Science Board at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University.
For more information on Fireracker, please visit: www.fireracker.com.
Based in Frisco, Texas, Fireracker provides small- to medium-sized businesses with comprehensive technology solutions not normally available at the smaller scale. The company offers affordable hardware with no minimum requirements, as well as immediate 24-hour remote and on-site support for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the U.S. Fireracker also offers consultation services for SMBs to educate them on technology-related issues, and serves as a resource for recommending solutions that will enhance the business. For more information, visit www.fireracker.com.