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Meet the ACOM Management Team


Edward J. Kennedy

Founder and Chairman

Mr. Kennedy founded ACOM in 1983 after service as a national sales manager at Burroughs Corporation.  Mr. Kennedy began his career with Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, later holding positions with Xerox, Boise-Cascade, Vydec Information Systems and System Development Corporation.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and did graduate work at the University of Denver and Stanford.

Patrick McMahon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McMahon joined ACOM in 1997 following several years as Chief of Operations at Strategic Mortgage Services, a $120 million provider of software solutions and information processing services to the mortgage, banking and real estate industries. Earlier, he had been President of Automated Processing & Development Corp, a software development and systems integration firm specializing in enterprise-wide electronic workflow systems. Mr. McMahon graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. degree in Business Administration, subsequently earning an M.B.A. at the University of California at Los Angeles.

James R. Scott

Senior Vice President, Core Business Division

Mr. Scott joined ACOM in 1997 as Vice President of sales and marketing. Currently SVP of ACOM’s Core Division, he has accrued more than 25 years of experience in the information and payment processing industries. Prior to joining ACOM Mr. Scott held positions as Vice President of sales at Strategic Mortgage Services and as Vice President of sales for the Western Division of ADP, among others. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston with a marketing emphasis.


Mark Firmin

Senior Vice President
General Manager, ACOM Health

Mr. Firmin is General Manager of ACOM’s Healthcare Business Division. Mr. Firmin joined ACOM through the company’s acquisition of Formula One Systems, of which he was a principal. Mark graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England with a B.A. degree in Business Administration, subsequently earning his M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University.

Sam Mikhail

Senior Vice President of Sales, Core Business Division

Mr. Mikhail joined ACOM in 1993 as a sales account executive, rapidly progressing to regional manager, and subsequently holding positions as director of sales in several of the company’s divisions. Sam is a graduate of Long Beach State University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems.

Steven R. Snider

Vice President, Controller

Mr. Snider joined ACOM in 1993, following 12 years as an accounting manager with Petrolane, Incorporated, an oil exploration and producing company. In his current position, he manages all financial aspects of the company’s operations.  Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Long Beach State University, with an accounting emphasis.

Hoang Nguyen

Vice President of Technology and Development

As VP of technology and development, Mr. Nguyen’s responsibilities range from participation in product strategy planning, through oversight of software development projects and quality assurance. Mr. Nguyen joined the company in 2000 as a software engineer, following a position as a project leader at a software firm developing applications for the airline industry. While there, he also participated in an ISO 9000 Certification program. Hoang holds a B.S. degree in computer science from The University of California at Irvine.

Tony Chavez

Vice President of Operations, eBusiness Division

Mr. Chavez joined ACOM in 1993, his broad experience with the organization over 15 years includes leadership postions in business development, technical support, and professional services. Tony holds a B.S. in electronics and engineering.

Mgmt_Killworth1Kevin Killworth

Vice President of Channel Operations

Kevin originally joined ACOM in 2011 and currently has responsibility for Professional Services and product design for the company’s AP Automation solutions, ERP integration and SaaS delivery platform.  Prior to joining ACOM, he had spent over 15 years in the Microsoft Dynamics VAR channel providing consulting services with Leaf Software Solutions and KSM Consulting.  Kevin also had charge of ERP product design and development at Aplicor, and held the role of IT Director for The Care Group (now St. Vincent Medical Group). Kevin Attended Purdue University with a major in Mechanical Engineering