Pharos Systems is Proud to Partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer!

ROCHESTER, NY, JULY 2022 — Pharos Systems International, a leading cloud services and technology company specializing in print management software, is partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS) to help raise money for the Rochester Light The Night event on September 23, 2022. Pharos is excited to sponsor the upcoming event, which brings the local community together to celebrate, honor, and remember those touched by cancer.


LLS funds blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Light The Night brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients and families.  Through this inspirational nationwide movement, they raise awareness and funding for groundbreaking research and treatment options to eliminate cancer.

Pharos has been sponsoring the event for the last four years. Their involvement in Light The Night was inspired by one of their employees, Michael O’Leary, who is currently in active recovery from Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. After his diagnosis in 2018, Michael formed the Remission Possible team, which has raised $73,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, with contributions from Pharos and their employees. The team’s goal in 2022 is to surpass the $100,000 donation mark.

“When you hear the words ‘you have cancer,’ it’s one of the darkest moments in your life. That was what I faced four years ago. Since then, I have been touched by many affected with cancer and have worked closely with the LLS. Pharos, its employees, and family members are excited to support this year’s event – to celebrate, honor, and remember those touched by cancer. Our hope is that others will join us at Light The Night to bring hope instead of despair when it comes to blood cancer. It’s an uplifting, emotional, and respectful event that instills hope in all of us,” said Michael.

Pharos CEO, Kevin Pickhardt, joins Michael O’Leary as co-chair for the Western & Central New York Light The Night Campaign. Their collective focus is to develop the region in terms of building awareness, gaining corporate participation, and helping support the mission of curing blood cancers.

“I have been inspired by Mike’s commitment to use one of the darkest moments in his life to bring light to others. Pharos has benefitted directly and indirectly from the work of LLS, and I am honored to represent my colleagues at Pharos as we help to kindle Mike’s flame and ignite those of others in our community,” said Kevin.

Since its founding, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has helped expand what is possible for blood cancer patients, investing more than $1.5 billion in blood cancer research; helping advance 85% of all blood cancer treatment options approved by the USFDA since 2017. Pharos is proud to partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support the upcoming Rochester event.

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About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Pharos and PathForward Announce Partnership for Expanded Enterprise Print Consulting Services

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK April 2022–Pharos Systems International, a leading cloud services and technology company specializing in print management software, and PathForward and Associates, Inc. announced a reseller partnership in which PathForward will resell Pharos Systems software solutions and provide value-added, strategic consulting services to enterprise clients in the commercial and public sector markets.

Pharos Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise print management solutions delivered both on-premises and through its Pharos Cloud Printing platform. Kevin Pickhardt, CEO of Pharos Systems highlighted the benefit of the new partnership, “Most organizations in the world are looking to reduce the complexity and cost of their printing environment. This includes the printers, the printing, and the IT infrastructure that supports printing. This is what Pharos software and cloud solutions do for many of the world’s largest global companies. We are pleased to announce a partnership with PathForward which specializes in working hand-in-hand with enterprises seeking value-added consulting services to optimize their printing environment.”

Pathforward is being created as an independent entity from Pharos Systems by Keith Nickoloff, who has held several executive leadership positions in Pharos for the past thirteen years. “I’m pleased to reintroduce PathForward to the market. The PathForward business had been acquired by Pharos from the Standard Register Company in 2009. I look forward to once again growing PathForward as an independent business with a strategic partnership with Pharos,” said Nickoloff.

Originally founded in 1988, PathForward worked with the world’s biggest brands to solve their toughest enterprise print challenges. PathForward is built on the premise that large enterprises want and need help acquiring, deploying, and optimizing their use of print technology, including taking print infrastructure to the cloud.

PathForward is committed to continuing to provide customer-centric consultative excellence with white-glove service, through on-site and remote resources. Along with this customer-first service, PathForward provides incomparable analytics and reporting across the three environments where print happens: hybrid work environments; internal production print; and print that is sourced externally.

Together, PathForward and Pharos provide independent, vendor-neutral, objective software and consulting expertise tailored specifically for client’s goals, priorities, and requirements. This partnership drives bottom-line impact through a unique blend of experience, industry knowledge, and innovative cloud technologies; delivering up to 65% net hard-dollar savings with an eye toward security and sustainability.

For more information about enterprise print management solutions, visit our Enterprise Print Solutions page and

Pharos Expands Senior Leadership Team with Three New Additions

ROCHESTER, NY, April 2022 — Pharos Systems International, a leading cloud services and technology company specializing in print management software and solutions, announced the addition of three new senior leaders to their rapidly growing team. Pharos welcomes Matt Bryant as Chief Financial Officer, Kelly Johnson as Chief Technology Officer, and Trent Howell as VP, Global Sales and Business Development. These new hires will directly contribute to Pharos’ plans for increased growth in 2022 and beyond.  
In early April, Matt Bryant joined the team as Chief Financial Officer. Matt is based out of Rochester, NY and brings with him 25 years of experience in finance with a particular focus in software technology and the unique demands of rapid business growth. He joins Pharos from his most recent role as Vice President of Finance at Advarra and has also held positions as CFO of Bio-Optronics and senior finance positions at PharmaSmart and Flower City Printing. “I’m thrilled to join Pharos,” said Matt, “and I am looking forward to helping the finance team improve its efficiency and working across the company to help drive the continued growth.”  
Following Matt’s arrival, Pharos welcomed Kelly Johnson as Chief Technology Officer. Kelly is based out of Denver, Colorado and brings a wealth of software industry experience and knowledge, most recently at Vertafore, and has been a senior technology leader in businesses from start-up stage to teams of hundreds of engineers. Kelly’s experience as a senior technology leader is a great addition to the Pharos team. Kelly expressed his enthusiasm in joining by stating “I could not be more excited to join the Pharos leadership team. I was drawn to the people, culture, and mission of the company. Pharos is positioned to be a major disruptive force in the industry and I am looking forward to helping lead us through the next phase of our growth.” 
Most recently, the Pharos leadership team added Trent Howell as the new VP, Global Sales and Business Development. Trent lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and joins Pharos from his latest position as Regional Vice President of Sales at Sovos, an enterprise cloud SaaS business providing international tax compliance solutions. He will be leading Pharos Channel Development and Direct Sales Engagement efforts. With 30+ years in the industry, Trent is a seasoned sales leader in enterprise and cloud SaaS sales and has experience in rapidly scaling businesses and in building sales processes and developing sales leaders. Trent noted, “I am extremely excited to be a part of the Pharos team. My goal is to expand sales at Pharos by building on an already successful go to market plan and by expanding the direct sales organization both in size and expertise.” 
These hires were carefully selected to join the leadership team, based on their key skills and demonstrated successes in large enterprise SaaS businesses, a record of successfully accelerating software business growth, mastering the skills and practices required to build systems and processes to support that rapid growth, and exhibiting a commitment to building empowered teams and people, making their businesses great places to work in addition to achieving business success. 
“We are investing in the Pharos business, augmenting our industry leading team with great new colleagues like Matt, Kelly and Trent. Our multi-year investment in Pharos Cloud has positioned us as the market leader and the customers and partners embracing the Pharos Cloud fuel ever-increasing aspirations for Pharos.  Welcoming people with new skills and experiences is a catalyst for accelerated growth. April is an exciting month as we welcome three new, talented people to the journey” said Kevin Pickhardt, Chief Executive Officer, Pharos. 
To learn more about the Pharos leadership team, as well as the latest products and news, visit our About Us page or call us at 888-864-7768.