Guest Column | December 26, 2019

Reader Spotlight: John Stubbs, Mac Productions, Inc.

A conversation with John Stubbs, Mac Productions, Inc.

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In this Reader Spotlight, Mac Productions, Inc. Chairman/CEO/CMO John Stubbs shares a little about himself, company, and the state of the channel.

Summarize your background/professional experience. Over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from social media marketing, website design and hosting, telecommunications, and more

What is one interesting/humorous/entertaining fact about you? I can sort of wiggle my nose like I Dream of Genie.

What verticals do you serve and what services and technologies do you sell? Very small to medium sized business, and self-funded nonprofit organizations. We offer website design and hosting, mobility handsets and services, merchant services, social media marketing, business video, business phone systems, high speed internet, and fiber.

What vendor partners do you work with? Constant Contact, and Vonage.

What is the best sales opportunity on your 12-to-18-month horizon? Small business and nonprofit website design and phone systems.

What threatens that opportunity? A shortage of qualified developers.

What could accelerate it? A source of qualified developers.

What is the most difficult aspect of leading an IT service provision company? Maintaining sufficient staffing levels of qualified personnel.

How are you attacking that challenge? Staying in constant hiring mode.

In the context of running your business, what apps/tools/utilities could you not live without? Zoho suite of SasS tools and Facebook messenger.

On the flip side of that, what would you be happy to do without? Nothing.