Rick Johnson

President and CEO
Rick is responsible for leading Kadro's strategic vision, developing the business, and directing the company's operations. Rick has over 30 years experience in software engineering and engineering management in the areas of software product development, professional consulting services, and information technology.

Kadro eCommerce Insights Newsletter-Special 20th Anniversary Edition

February 2021 Special Edition

In the rapidly changing world of eCommerce, there has been one constant for the last 20 years, Kadro Solutions!

A message from our President/CEO, Rick Johnson

This eCommerce Insights newsletter is all about Kadro Solutions' 20th Anniversary. It was on February 23, 2001 that Kadro Solutions was incorporated in North Carolina. Founded by Rick Johnson, Malcolm Allen, Scott VandeLinde, and John Bowser in Raleigh, NC. It has been a long journey to establish, build, survive, and grow the business together. I am forever grateful to my business partnership and friendship with Malcolm, Scott, and John. Building and running a business takes commitment, hard work, dedication, and making many sacrifices along the way. Thank you. It has been a remarkable journey together.

Kadro's founders - Rick Johnson, Malcolm Allen, Scott VandeLinde, and John Bowser
Kadro's founders - Rick Johnson, Malcolm Allen, Scott VandeLinde, and John Bowser

For Kadro's successes, we have many people to thank.

First, our clients. We are very grateful and thankful for each and every one of our clients. They have all been a pleasure to work with and serve. We take a great deal of personal pride in helping our clients. Those that appreciate it the most often share their personal and thoughtful thanks to our staff for their service and commitment. Knowing that we're helping our clients run and grow their business is the best motivation and energy to strive for 20 more years.

Second, our partners and vendors. Everyone involved in helping us run our business, a heartfelt thank you for your support, dedication, and service. I'm very grateful for the help, counsel, and service you've provided to me, our business, and our employees.

Third, our technology partners who provide additional services and software alongside our engineering team so we can collaboratively and jointly serve our clients together. Thank you for your support and dedication.

A few words to our technology partners from Ariel Mordetsky, VP of Revenue at Kadro

A video message from Ariel Mordetsky, VP of Revenue at Kadro

Last, but certainly not least, is a big thank you and appreciation to all of our employees. From Mitchell Scott, who's been with us for 20 years, to our latest new hire, Joseph Tysinger, and everyone in between - THANK YOU! Without your hard work, dedication to our clients, and going the extra miles you often do, we could not have accomplished what we have over the past 20 years without each of you. My hope is that each employee - former and current - have all had the opportunity to grow, learn, and take pride in what they have accomplished by working at Kadro. You are all part of the Kadro family.

Happy Birthday Kadro!

Rick Johnson


Celebrating 18 Years!

Kadro is 18 Years Old

As we mark our 18th anniversary at Kadro, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers, partners, vendors, and employees who have helped us achieve this milestone.

Founded in February 2001 on the heels of the dot-com bubble and the start of a financial recession, we began our journey during a period of uncertainty. We were very fortunate in earning the business to serve REEDS Jewelers in March 2001 and The Steritech Group in April 2001, our first two customers who both remain our customers today.

Over these 18 years we have evolved, matured, and transformed our business through many custom software development projects and system integrations to deliver solutions for over 300 businesses. It has been a very rewarding experience.

Today, as we enter our 7th year delivering Magento B2C and B2B eCommerce sites for our clients, and our 8th year onboarding businesses onto eBay, Amazon, Walmart, and Jet marketplaces, we are focused more than ever on helping our clients succeed and grow their businesses.

Happy Birthday to the entire Kadro family!