Barrett Joyner, a longtime executive at SAS and part of management teams at several high-tech startups, is retiring from Mi-Co.

Joyner has spent the past five years as senior vice president at the company that focuses on conversion of handwritten information to electronic data and data capture through forms developed for mobile devices and table PCs.

"Mi-Co has achieved a high level of success, the company has an excellent management team in place and the partner-centric model is working,” Joyner said in a statement. “I thought it was a good time to change careers, and since the Yankees were set at short stop, I decided to look for opportunities in the nonprofit world."

Before joining Mi-Co, Joyner worked 14 years at SAS in several different roles, including vice president of sales and marketing and president of SAS North America. He also was an executive vice president at SciQuest and chief executive officer at FullSeven Technologies.

Mi-Co, which is run by the father-son team of Jim and Greg Clary, said Joyner would remain involved with the company.

"We asked Barrett to continue to be part of the Mi-Co family and he will be serving as Mi-Co’s VP of Marketing Emeritus," said Greg Clary, Mi-Co’s chief executive officer. "We appreciate that Barrett will continue to be part of the brain trust at Mi-Co."

Also on Friday, Mi-Co named Melissa Neal as vice president of channel sales, a new position at the firm. She had been director of reseller strategies at Global Software.

"Hiring Melissa will allow Mi-Co to take a much more proactive role in identifying and recruiting partners as we focus even more resources on our channel sales strategy,” Clary said.

Neal earned her undergraduate and MB degrees at North Carolina State University.