Adonix, Inc., one of the Washington DC area’s top suppliers of accounting systems, budgeting and forecasting, business intelligence, and customer relationship management solutions, announced that its CEO Michael Mahoney, CPA, has been elected to The Women’s Center board of directors. Mahoney has been a vocal advocate for the awareness of domestic violence issues for a number of years.
“Our family has gone from being victims of extreme domestic abuse to being survivors, and finally to being outspoken advocates for awareness of this serious issue,” said Mahoney. “If not for services of organizations like the Women’s Center, I have no doubt we wouldn’t be where we are today. My mother turned to them for assistance and the counseling and support services were invaluable.”
Mahoney’s family has been involved with domestic violence concerns since the mid-1990s when the issue hit home.
“My mother, Jeanne, fled from Saudi Arabia with my five younger siblings and a few suit cases to leave a violent and abusive marriage. After receiving legal, counseling, and support services for her and my siblings from places such as The Women’s Center, she has survived and become a great spokesperson for this cause,” said Mahoney.
In 1996, Jeanne Mahoney was awarded the national award from the ROSE Fund of Boston recognizing her for her successful struggle against domestic violence. Mahoney’s sister, Michelle Mahoney Short, was recently named “Mrs. Virginia Globe 2004,” and will use her platform to advocate domestic violence awareness for the WIN Foundation (Women In Need).
“Michael Mahoney and his family are true survivors of domestic violence,” said Cynthia Huheey, Executive Director of The Women’s Center. “His company’s success is a tremendous validation of how individuals can overcome huge obstacles and flourish with the proper support. We welcome him to our board of directors.”
Mahoney founded Adonix in 1997 to help support his family after they moved to Virginia from Saudi Arabia to be with him. Since then, Adonix has grown significantly adding companies such as Lockheed-Martin, ExxonMobil, The American Institute of Architects, and other blue chip accounts to its customer roster. The company has built a strong business servicing government contractors, trade associations, and high-tech firms in the metro DC area. In 1999, Adonix became a founding member of the Brittenford Group, extending its reach into New England and the West Coast.
Mahoney has led the company through uninterrupted growth that recently garnered an Inc. 500 honor. As CEO and President, his primary focus and responsibilities are in the areas of business development, client relations, and strategic direction.
Mahoney has 16 years of experience in consulting and business development including five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He was also controller at a private merchant banking firm in Washington, D.C., and a manager at ExxonMobil. He graduated with honors from Mississippi State University with a BS in Accounting and a BA in International Business in 1987. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. In 2003, he was selected to the Birthing of Giants program at MIT’s Sloan School of Business, a three-year executive development program.
Mahoney is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) and is the YEO DC Chapter Finance Co-Chair. He serves on the membership committees of both the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Tower Club. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the American Society of Association Executives, the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.
The election coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which takes place in October.