The Catapult Group Completes Merger And Launches As Rainwire
Market Wire, August, 2000
Less than three weeks after completing its stock exchange with Charleston-based Envirometrics, Atlanta-based Internet technology services firm The Catapult Group announced today it has changed its name to Rainwire Partners, Inc. and would be traded publicly under the stock symbol RNWR [ OTC BB : RNWR ].
Rainwire executives also announced an addition to their senior management team and that the Company had secured its first round of funding.
Effective September 1, 2000, the company will operate out of its new headquarters (12,000 sq. feet of office space) on Plyant Avenue in Midtown, Atlanta (former home of eTour). At that time, Rainwire will also open a second office in Charleston, South Carolina.
Rainwire's senior management team will be lead by Bryan M. Johns, Founder, Chairman and CEO. Joining Johns in Atlanta will be Craig E. Hoffmann, Chief Marketing Officer, and Phillip J. Eckman, Chief Information Officer. Walter H. "Skip" Elliott III, former President and CEO of Envirometrics, will serve as Vice President of Business Operations out of the Charleston office.
"The firm foundation of a strong, senior leadership team is now in place," said Johns. "We've worked overtime to build a solid management structure from the ground up. We're now in a position to begin an aggressive execution of our business plan to become the premiere middle-market provider for our services in the Southeast."
Rainwire specializes in the design, management and delivery of complex Internet business technology initiatives.
Among Rainwire's initial clients: The Egg Factory (www.theeggfactory.com) an innovation company focusing on creating and managing transformational technologies, products and business models from ideas through market entry and QUIKRETE (www.quikrete.com), the North American leader in packaged concrete products. Rainwire has also secured a significant account from Infrastream, one of the fastest growing competitive technology infrastructure providers. Infrastream focuses on providing small and medium sized businesses with enterprise-class telephony and information technology.
About Rainwire Partners, Inc.
Information about Rainwire Partners, Inc. Rainwire is an advanced technology consulting firm specializing in the design, management, and auditing of Internet-powered business initiatives. Rainwire has expanded its expertise beyond pure web development, providing strategy, design, process management, and quality assurance services that act as an insurance policy for organizations undertaking broad and extensive technology initiatives. For more information, please visit www.rainwire.com or 770.448.9088 X118.