Experience, Integrity, Trust

Brian Carlin

In 1989, Mr. Carlin founded Cornerstone Solutions Group, a custom software engineering agency, to help businesses extend their reach and improve their productivity through the development and deployment of network-based software applications. In 1998, Cornerstone spun off LIBRIX Learning to focus on the development of the LIBRIX Learning Management System and custom e-learning courseware and Mr. Carlin became its President and CEO.

In 2001, Maritz, a $1.5B sales and marketing services company, purchased LIBRIX Learning, integrated it into its newly formed Learning business unit and named Brian Carlin the division President. Under his leadership the division grew from $10M to over $100M in annual revenues and had offices in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Detroit and London. In 2007, Mr. Carlin took on the additional role of Group Executive at Maritz, taking on the responsibility for strategic direction and financial performance for two professional services business units. Mr. Carlin was also named a member of the Maritz Strategy Council, the senior executive team, for the corporation.

In 2010, Maritz restructured their Learning unit and spun off a portion of it Mr. Carlin, who reconstituted it as LIBRIX, LLC, and became its President.

Jim Messina

Jim is the LIBRIX partner with responsibility for client growth and satisfaction, and he brings over 20 years of Sales, Marketing & Customer Service expertise to LIBRIX and its clients. Most recently, Jim was Chief Sales Officer and a member of the executive leadership team of Clearent, a financial technology company founded in 2005. As the executive in charge of developing and executing strategies to grow, educate and manage the performance of Clearent's direct and channel sales forces, Clearent's customer base grew from 1,100 to over 7,000 during Jim's tenure.

Prior to Clearent, Jim spent eight years in the Maritz organization in a variety of sales and sales leadership roles in the Research and Learning business units, culminating with his role as Chief Sales Officer of the Learning business unit from 2005 to 2008. In that role, Jim's experience in improving client companies' sales and customer experience performance was a key factor in the business unit's ten-fold growth. Jim has also held senior leadership positions with Influence LLC, Computer Sales International, and Reynolds & Reynolds. He regularly speaks to undergraduate and graduate level business classes at universities around the country on the topics of Sales, Customer Service and Leadership learning strategies.