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Business World Names Stephen Carlisle CEO

Founder Jerry Carlisle passes torch to son as Little Rock-based company marks 40th anniversary

LITTLE ROCK — After four decades as chief executive officer of Little Rock-based Business World, Jerry Carlisle has appointed his eldest son, Stephen Carlisle, to the leadership position. The multifaceted business-services platform, which Jerry founded in 1977, offers consultation for office equipment as well as digital solutions, with an increasing focus on cyber-security and data management.

Stephen will guide the company’s expanded digital offerings, while maintaining a high-level of personal service. “I have watched my father lead this company since I was a young child,” said Stephen. “What I learned from him is that passion, focus, and honesty lead to happy customers and a healthy business. What’s exciting about becoming the CEO is the opportunity to build upon what my father has already established.”

Stephen Carlisle, a successful entrepreneur in his own right, attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and was a longtime employee of Business World before being promoted to CEO.

A Little Rock institution, Business World is committed to innovating in the fields of IT and enterprise solutions while maintaining its focus on community service and charitable causes. Stephen plans to continue to expand the company’s efforts to support local and regional non-profit organizations and causes.

About Business World: Since 1977, Business World has been one of the region’s leading providers of comprehensive enterprise solutions. In addition to offering consultation for office equipment, company provides managed IT services as well as managed print services and holds CDIA+, A+ and Network+ certifications. With offices in Little Rock and Jonesboro, Business World works to help clients improve profitability, increase productivity, lower costs and maintain a competitive edge. For more information, visit or call 866-981-1230.

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