Cary-based MercuryGate has a new president and chief operating officer as well as a business group focusing on innovation to be led by one of its co-founders.

MercuryGate, a provider of transportation management system solutions, named LexisNexis executive Mike Lipps to the new post.

Lipps isn’t moving far. He had been CEO and managing director of the LexisNexis Legal Software Division based at N.C. State’s Centennial Campus.Earlier in his career he worked at Intuit.

Steve Blough, a co-founder of MerCuryGate, will lead the newly formed innovation group , its “end goal” being “to serve as a catalyst for the company to quickly transform its business models, processes and programs, and user experience.”

The changes were announced Tuesday.

“Mike Lipps’ leadership experience, coupled with his proven ability to deliver results, makes him the right person to help execute our strategic priorities and drive significant growth,” said Monica Wooden, MercuryGate’s CEO and a co-founder. “Additionally, Mike will complement Steve’s skills and qualities, making them a formidable team as they work to advance the company’s hyper-growth innovation agenda.”

MercuryGate solutions support “all modes of transportation on a single platform,” according to the company.

“With fast growth companies, there comes a time when there is a need to scale and operate at the next level of maturity. MercuryGate is in such a position, having achieved tremendous success and market growth. I am well suited because of my strength in being able to build the processes and accounting while inspiring continued innovation,” Lipps said in a statement. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence.”

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