Leadership

A principal factor in PCC’s many years of success is our management team. From the Board of Directors to our executive staff, we are built on a solid foundation.

 

Mike Wons
President, GCR’s State Government Busniness Unit (PCC)

Mike has more than 20 years of leadership experience in GovTech, having held senior positions with Payit, CellTrak Technologies, and Federal Signal Corporation as well as having served as the first statewide CTO for the State of Illinois. There, he helped successfully launch the state’s first federated IT agency, combining 40 individual agencies, 1,400 staff, $1.1B annual IT spend, and over 2,800 systems under the newly created Department of Innovation & Technology. Today, he serves as President of GCR’s State Government business unit. Mike is a graduate of Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University, Governors State University, and Aurora University.

Mike is a leading GovTech strategist focused on emerging technologies, industry interoperability, and strategy execution supporting leading technology segments. His focus is on helping make government more personal and accessible to its constituents. He provides leadership and deep delivery knowledge in Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Technology Strategy Execution across the digital disruption levers of IoT, AI and Machine Learning, and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies.

Connect with Mike Wons:

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewons

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mike_wons  

Email: mwons@gcrinc.com

Tom Amburgey
CEO, GCR

Prior to joining GCR, Tom Amburgey served as General Manager, Public Administration at CentralSquare Technologies, where he led the business unit focused on providing software and services to over 3,000 local government agencies across North America. While at CentralSquare, Amburgey led several mergers and acquisitions and spearheaded the company-wide transformation of legacy products to a new and robust SaaS delivery platform. He has been recognized nationally as an innovative technology leader and has spoken internationally on many government technology topics. Tom has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Christopher Porras
CFO, GCR

Chris has more than 30 years of Big 4 auditing, financial reporting, mergers/acquisitions, and system implementation experience. He joined GCR after five successful years at CCH, a tax, accounting, audit, and firm management software and services company. He has served international organizations and small and midsized private equity backed firms as CFO, COO, and VP of Finance. Chris has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Finance from Georgia State University.

Matt Blakely
CTO, GCR

Prior to becoming CTO, Matt founded and served as CEO of MB3, a grants management software company acquired by GCR in 2018. At MB3, he helped communities recover from large-scale disasters by building software to manage the distribution of billions of dollars in government grants. His many years of business experience and leadership have made him a recognized expert in the development of corporate culture that positions companies for real growth. Matt’s core belief is that a culture of empowerment becomes a competitive advantage and key growth strategy, and he has written a book, “Empower Then Lead,” on that topic.

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