With more than 25 years of experience in the technical services, engineering, telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing, and government contracting industries, John Mahony is responsible for the operations management, business development, and management of employees and culture for Kavaliro nationally. Prior to launching Kavaliro, Mahony was a founding member and managing partner for SGIS, a National Government Services contractor that sold to Salient Federal Solutions in 2010. In addition to Kavaliro, Mahony has been involved in a number of business’s including help launching Knight Federal, a Government services firm headquartered in Orlando, FL. Along with Bill Peppler and Mark Moore, Mahony helped launch the HR tech software company FYRE, which sold to Peoplenet/Bullhorn within 2 years of creation.
Mahony gives back to the community through a variety of charitable organizations including supporting Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Catholic Charities, and closest to home, Kick off for Kids (a Kavaliro Sponsored 501c3) . Mahony attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications. He continues to support his alma mater through the UCF School of Communication board of visitors as well as the UCF Shareholders Society. Mahony also serves as the chapter chair for the Orlando chapter of YPO and well as an at large board member for the Southern Sands chapter of YPO. He also serves on the Audit Committee Board for Fairwinds Credit Union in Central Florida.
Born in Columbia, SC, he now resides in Orlando & Charlotte with his wife Diane and three children Caden, Owen, and Ava. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his family as well as supporting athletics for his alma mater UCF and has been a diehard Bucs fan since 1976.
Charlotte Mover and Shaker award
Orlando Business Journal Top 10 Businessmen to Watch
2 time Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner
Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in the Mega category
YPO forum chair excellence award for the Southeast region