CSGA Corporate Biography's

Name: Mike McGarry

Position: Executive Board

CSGA Business Profile
Mr. McGarry began his career as a high school mathematics teacher and athletic coach. He soon migrated his talents to the business world where he spent sixteen years within IBM in various sales, marketing, and leadership positions. After receiving considerable recognition and building a strong portfolio of sales and sales leadership skills, Mr. McGarry decided to pursue the world of entrepreneurship. He assisted a world-renowned expert in the field of artificial intelligence build a company from scratch to build technology-based learning software.
Mr. McGarry was instrumental in growing the company to an annual revenue stream of $10M and 140 people, and leading the company’s efforts to raise $17M in capital. Mr. McGarry has since been recruited several times to help organizations with challenging business development issues. These companies include BellSouth Wireless Data (now ATT Wireless), Metamor, and the Tom Peters Company. Mr. McGarry is currently President Emeritus of Socratic Arts, an innovative design and development company in the training and e-learning space. He co-founded the company with world-renowned technology-based learning pioneer, Roger Schank.
Mr. McGarry served as President for 20 years before stepping aside to focus on Socratic Arts’ cyber business. Mr. McGarry’s strengths include a passion for leadership; a track record of success in closing F500 clients and in accessing the executive suite in doing so; solving complicated problems; account strategy; resource utilization; mentoring/coaching; and public speaking.