Team

Mort O'Sullivan

Founder and Global Leader

Mort O’Sullivan didn’t begin his career intending to revolutionize the cash handling business—he wanted to brew beer.  At the age of 26, while taking courses in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Wall University in Scotland, he was asked to become a distributor of cash dispensing equipment for a large financial services company.  Excited by the opportunity, Mort put beer on hold and moved into the world of cash automation, founding ARCA from his one-bedroom apartment in 1998.

  • ML100 Visionary Leadership Award, 2015
  • EY Entrepreneur of the year National Finalist, 2014
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization Board Member, 2009-2013
  • 40-under-40 honoree by the Triad Business Journal, 2012
  • Scholar of the Worshipful Company of Distillers
  • B.A., Literature & Religion, New College of Florida
  • B.S., Chemistry, City University of New York City College
  • Masters coursework, Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt University

As the founder and global leader of ARCA, Mort has built a global company that focuses on improving the efficiency of financial transactions for bank branches, retail stores, and self-service kiosks.  Sixteen years ago, Mort looked at cash automation technology and saw potential to expand into non-traditional areas. Mort’s vision for markets beyond banks and credit unions helped pave the way for an entire industry of cash automation in verticals such as grocery store self-checkout lanes, parking garages, car washes, bill-pay kiosks, and more.

Under Mort’s leadership, ARCA has grown from a one-man operation to an organization employing 450 people, with revenue in excess of $125 million.  ARCA’s growth can be attributed to Mort’s emphasis on continuous improvement, development of a culture that embraces change, and dedication to developing and applying technologies that solve real-world problems.

Mort lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Ali, and their three children. He is an avid tennis player, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, and works hard at perfecting the subtle art of home brewing.  Mort is also an active member of the Raleigh-Durham Entrepreneurs’ Organization.


Aubrey Meador

ARCA US

Aubrey heads up the United States operations and is responsible globally for the sales of the company. He came to ARCA in 2002 and served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing until 2012, when he assumed the role of President.

Aubrey studied at Brown University and has more than 20 years of history in sales and marketing prior to ARCA. Aubrey and his wife Celine live in Mebane, North Carolina and have three children and 10 grandchildren. An avid runner, Aubrey has completed seven marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2012.


Eric Teague

CFO

Eric's primary responsibilty is to provide strategic financial leadership for ARCA. He launched his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Greensboro audit practice, but quickly grew to prestigious roles with the Global Capital Markets and the Structuring Practices in Europe and NYC. He served as a global advisor to major domestic and international corporations, and private equity firms on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and structured investments.

In 2001, he left PwC and established TeagueRossCapital, an Eastern North Carolina-based private equity firm. Three years later, Eric co-founded and served as CEO of Wavelength Corporation, a technology firm specializing in the provision of broadband, wireless and video solutions. Under his leadership, the company achieved 100% year-over-year revenue growth and reached customers in 38 states. Wavelength was acquired by Illinois-based Pavlov Media Corporation in 2010 where he worked as Chief Business Development Officer until his departure in 2011. Since leaving Pavlov Media, Eric has worked as a C-level advisor and angel investor in the Research Triangle Park, providing strategic leadership counsel to high-potential technology and life science ventures.

Eric is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in accounting from North Carolina State University. He currently lives in Raleigh with his wife and three children.


Rudi Ryshway

ARCA UK

Rudi runs ARCA's United Kingdom operations and manages the entire distributor network. Before joining ARCA, Rudi worked for NCR in a variety of positions, focusing primarily on OEM operations.  He has worked on projects all over the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Egypt.   

Rudi is a Scotland native and is a rabid soccer fan.


Enrico Bocchiardi

ARCA Italy

Enrico runs the day-to-day operations of ARCA Italy and leads the global product development circle.  In 2014 ARCA acquired the CTS Group, in which Enrico had various managment roles for nearly 20 years.  His experience goes from R&D to Product Management, from SW Integration to Technical Support and from Product Planning to Marketing and Sales support.  

Prior to joining the CTS Group, Enrico spent 17 years with Olivetti.  He loves outdoor activities and spending time with his family.