As a Managing Partner, Mary Ellen is the Driving Force behind ITG. She is a compassionate and positive role model to both her staff and customers. She has the unique ability to see the “Bigger Picture” and is excellent at identifying a plan to get there. She is a visionary who stays focused and is not afraid to join the ranks in getting problems resolved. She is a firm believer in “The Customer Comes First” and has passed this thinking to her staff.
Mary Ellen has recently been recognized as an “Influencer in the Industry” in 2017 by the Cannata Report. During her tenure at ITG, the company has been awarded Sharp’s Hai Kuman Kai Award, ENX Magazine Elite Dealer (’15, ’16, ‘17), MWAi “Innovator Award”, ITEX Perfect Image Award for “Outstanding Customer Service”,recognized by Sharp Electronics as a Platinum Dealer and as a Pro Master Award dealer from Toshiba. ITG has also been recognized as a member of the INC 5000 fastest growing companies as well as by American Express as a one of the 50 Fastest Growing Woman Owned companies.
During her time at Avalon Software, Mary Ellen lead a Customer Service organization which was responsible for software development and implementation support. She managed Development teams in both Arizona and India, creating Oracle based software for the Manufacturing industry. Mary Ellen was recognized as the youngest person to achieve a Director position at Avalon.
Mary Ellen is the proud wife of Robert Franz, and has been blessed with two daughters and a son. She enjoys the art of cooking and can be found creating specialty dishes on weekends with her family. She loves the outdoors and is an avid bicyclist, and enjoys hiking and traveling with her children.