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Information from MSPEXPO 2021 in Miami. List for MSPEXPO 2022 to be posted soon.

Bernard Breton

CEO, Adaptiv Networks

Adaptiv Networks

Bernard is an experienced executive in the field of telecommunication software, with international experience in marketing, sales, product management, research & development, business operations and mergers and acquisitions. Bernard has led start-ups and spin-offs; and held leadership positions in large international companies including Ericsson and InfoVista. Bernard is an Electrical Engineer by education and a customer focused business executive by inclination.


Jeremy Jordan-Jones

Chairman and CEO, Amalgam


A serial entrepreneur and creative with a thorough understanding of the mediums between business development, financial technology and creative media, Jeremy has served as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amalgam since its inception in November of 2017. Jeremy has brought the firm from ideation to a company that has seen a peak price point of $4.52 per token (for a total market cap of $952 million), secured massive multi-year partnerships with organizations such as the Los Angeles Clippers, the United States Department of Defense, the US Air Force and more. Under Jeremy’s supervision, Amalgam currently processes over $6B per year in digital payments, offering borderless payment facilitation to global telecom and credit card processing companies. Having studied music production, engineering and management at Berklee College of music and then Economics at Harvard University, Jeremy earned the #1 spot on the 2018 Innovators Quarterly 40 Under 40 list, as well as the FiNext conferences Excellence in Financial Technology award for Zeo’s predecessor, AmalgamPay.


Walter Contreras

Founder & CEO, Binox MSP

Binox MSP

Founder and CEO of Motiva Networks since 2007, Walter brings more than 25 years of Technology Industry Leadership in Cybersecurity, and Software Development.Walter oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Motiva’s operations, including sales, support, consulting, marketing, and partners. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and clients. “It’s our duty as an organization to empower Small Businesses, with tools and innovation second to none. So that they too have a chance to succeed as a global member of the business community”.Before creating Motiva, Walter worked at NSLIJ Health System as a Support Engineer, and it was there that he was truly inspired to help others.With Walter’s vision. Motiva has expanded their IT Services, from the traditional model to something unique where Cybersecurity is paramount “Every business is different in itself and we adhere to their needs not ours”. Motiva’s services expand from Cybersecurity and Compliance, 24/7 Help Desk, Software Development, VoIP and Disaster Recovery Solutions”.Walter is a graduate of Columbia University Business School and holds several certifications on his field


Joe White

CTO, Brightlink


Joe is the Chief Technology Officer and has been with Brightlink since its inception in 2009. Joe built the original Brightlink network, and his organization is responsible for sales engineering, network engineering, information technology, and product development. Prior to Brightlink, Joe spent 10 years in other lead technology roles including Commvault, where he led the team of sales engineers in the Southeast designing complex data protection solutions, CTS/Agilysis, where he was a lead sales and service engineer for storage and data retention solutions for Dell EMC customers, and Troutman Sanders, where he was a senior systems engineer and a Microsoft certified consultant.”


Eva Mata

Sales Support Manager, Broadvoice


Eva Mata is a ten-year Broadvoice veteran and Broadvoice subject matter expert. She has held several roles in the organization and was recently promoted to Sales Support Manager, which acts as a liaison between partners, channel sales and operations to drive business forward.


Patrick Lee Jr.

President, Cheapeake Think Tank

Cheapeake Think Tank


Kevin Anderson

Executive Vice President, FileCenter

Eric Burger

Professor, Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. He was on detail to the White House as the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that on detail to Federal Communications Commission as its CTO. Dr. Burger contributed to the Secure 5G and Beyond Act Implementation Plan, as well as ensured funding and support for the R&D and scaling of 5G IoT, smart city, and mobile applications. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He serves as an advisor to numerous companies and prior to his government service served on corporate boards. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several public and private network equipment and enterprise software companies. Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Naina Raisinghani

Product Manager, Google


Naina Raisinghani is a Product Manager on the AMP Project. She focuses on helping developers be more productive with AMP. She previously spent 2 years as a Software Engineer on the Chrome team working on making the rendering engine pixel perfect.


Charlie Pagliazzo

VP of Channel, Granite Telecommunications

Granite Telecommunications

Charlie Pagliazzo oversees sales and support for channel partners for Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a US-based network services provider that services over 1.75 million voice and data lines for business and governmental customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Granite Channels provides over 500 contracted agent, wholesale and resale partners access to Granite’s transformational voice, data and network integration solutions that maximize the end-user experience, generating over $300 million in annual revenue. Prior to Granite, Mr. Pagliazzo was responsible for the growth and management of data centers, carrier services and international telecommunications operations for another national, facilities-based CLEC.


Juan Betancourt

CEO, Humanintelligence


Juan Betancourt serves as Chief Executive Officer for the Miami-based culture and talent intelligence startup, Humantelligence, whose solution helps organizations accurately measure and manage culture at every level of an organization, from individuals and teams to overall corporate culture. He also founded Gonza Executive Search, as well as served as a client partner for both Korn Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles -- all of which teed up his work for Humantelligence. Recently named a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer by HR Executive, Juan is an expert in managing and hiring for culture fit, and in helping organizations leverage culture analytics to build highly collaborative teams and increase performance.


Phil Friedman

CEO, iBynd


Phil Friedman, is the CEO and Founder of iBynd an Insurance Technology company focusing on the distribution of Cyber Liability Insurance through digital publishing and direct to carrier partnerships. Prior to iBynd, Phil was a consultant for Insurance and Insur-tech companies including Amtrust Financial, Clearlink, and Bold Penguin. Before starting his consulting practice Phil was the CEO and Co-founder of Click2CallNetwork a pioneer in the mobile click to call industry which was sold to in January of 2017. From January 2013 to June 2018, Phil was also the Chairman and Co-founder of Transparint Inc, a SaaS compliance platform for AML and KYC due diligence. Transparint was acquired by Steele Compliance Solutions in June 2018. Before Click2Call Phil was the founder and CEO of Ward Media a leader in the Education Lead Generation industry. Ward Media was sold to Zeta Global in 2008 and Phil was elevated to the role of President while continuing to run the division formerly known as Ward Media before he was promoted to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. Zeta went public on June 10th 2021 with a $1.65 billion market cap. Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters and his hobbies are training for triathlons and dreaming about cyber insurance.


Marcia Dempster

Senior Director of Channel Sales, Keeper Security

Keeper Security

Marcia Dempster is the Senior Director of Channel Sales at Keeper Security, the leading Enterprise Password Security platform. She is responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with partners, VARs, MSPs and distributors and their vast networks of trusted advisers. Marcia brings 15 years of Technology and Channel experience to her role. Prior to Keeper, Marcia was the National Channel Manager at ArmorSecurity. Before that she led the Cloud Platform Executive Team within CDW’s Cloud Practice. She is very involved in women’s enablement groups like Alliance of Channel Women (Marcia was the recipient of ACW’s elite LEAD Award in 2019) and is a board member of the Cloud Girls national organization. Marcia is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and resides in downtown Chicago.


Angela Leavitt

CEO, Mojenta


Angela Leavitt is the founder of Mojo Marketing, a full-service marketing agency that has served more than 150 tech companies. With 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, Leavitt creates targeted and effective marketing strategies for companies of all sizes in telecom, IT, and cloud. She has been a regular presenter at ITExpo, COMPTEL, Channel Partners, and Cloud Partners conferences, as well as numerous corporate meetings and events. She is a champion for small business, and a consistent supporter of women in business and technology through organizing and participating in Women in the Channel industry events. Leavitt was a top three finalist for the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year Award in 2009, and was named to the San Diego Business Journals Most Admired CEO list in 2016 and 2017.


Dave George

SVP Revenue and Customer Experience, netsapiens


Dave brings over two decades of leadership and enterprise management experience to NetSapiens. Client acquisition and mutually beneficial relationships, as well as values-based leadership and team development have been a consistent factor in all of Dave’s professional endeavors. Dave has founded several successful companies, all of which enjoyed significant growth and success with him at the helm.For much of the new millennium, Dave managed the family ILEC, Ironton Telephone, and its CLEC, Service Electric Telephone. Under Dave’s leadership, the ILEC and CLEC quickly evolved from being a small rural telco to one of the fastest growing privately owned telecommunications companies in Pennsylvania. In 2010, seeing the evolution of land based telecom and the shift from premise to cloud services, Dave, as Chairman of the Board, founded Ironton Global, an ITSP, to offer next generation SIP and Hosted IP-PBX services. At the same time, Dave also founded Telzy, a business based on the deployment of a multi-lingual mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to deliver affordable international calling to over 180 countries around the world.Then in 2011, seeing a need to redefine and improve the sales consultative process for Enterprise and SMB Cloud Communications and Computing, Dave, as CEO, co-founded GreenStar Solutions, creating a business that was geared for the next evolution in Cloud and the continual improvement in the client experience.Today Dave proudly serves the NetSapiens leadership and staff in fostering an energetic and collaborative culture, designed to create purpose for all within the company and an open ecosystem for our clients, thus enhancing the customer experience and increasing the NetSapiens value proposition.Outside of work, Dave serves on several telecommunications advisory boards. He also enjoys teaching Jujutsu and Aikido, sailing, scuba diving, freediving, the Lower Florida Keys and traveling with his fiance Michelle and their three children Corey, Megan and Tyler.


Scott Schwalbe

CEO/Co-Founder, NimbeLink


As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporatevision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held leadership roles forseveral industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica. Healso served and retired after 20 years in theU.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist. He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.


Dave Beagle

Sr. Director of Channels, Ooma


David Beagle is the head of channels at Ooma, with the unique opportunity to develop a go-to-market program that can fit with any type of partner. Previously, he was a leader in building out a channel at Office Depot with a managed services offering.?Recognized as a three-time Channel Chief by CRN at two other companies, he is an established leader in the channel, having led efforts to build, expand, and grow opportunity engagements and revenue.?Currently, David also serves on the CompTIA Channel Advisory Board.?With his 15-plus years of experience in UCaaS/hosted VoIP at companies like ShoreTel, Fonality, and M5 Networks, he has helped partners identify and take advantage of revenue opportunities.


Brad Nichols

Sr. Manager of Channels and Private Label, Ooma


Brad Nichols is the Sr. Manager of Channels and Private Label at Ooma. With his 15-plus years of principal telecom and unified communications experience, he has overseen crucial aspects of sales and operations and has helped partners identify revenue opportunities. Brad’s ability to develop unique channel and wholesale programs provides partners with relationships that work best for their customers. Brad has contributed to significant growth to multiple UCaaS companies and is an expert in developing strategic channel partner programs.


Joel Maloff

SVP of Strategic Alliances,

Mr. Maloff is a globally recognized expert and author on Internet, its uses for business purposes, and the convergence with traditional telephony. He currently serves as Senior Vice President – Strategic Alliances and Chief Compliance Officer for (, and has responsibility for the Channel Partner Program, large scale business development, inside sales, and assistance with network-related strategies and tactics. Since 2011, he has served as a course developer for The SIP School, focusing on helping sales and marketing professionals learn about SIP, hosted PBX, unified communications, and SIP trunking. In addition, Mr. Maloff has been an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Technical University for more than eight years, and has taught introductory classes, information technology (such as Disaster Recovery and Network Design and Implementation), Introduction to Marketing, and created a course on Digital Marketing. Maloff has written several books, spoken at industry conferences worldwide, and written numerous articles. Among his more notable accomplishments, Maloff acted as a consultant to then Senator Al Gore in the drafting of the High-Performance Computing Act which went on to become the basis of the commercial Internet as we know it today. He was further involved in the commercialization of the Internet as part of Advanced Network & Services which managed the backbone for the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNet) in the late 1980’s/early 1990s.


MacLindsay Mitchell

Operations Support Specialist, QuestBlue


With a BS earned from North Carolina State University MacLindsay Mitchell brings communication and interpersonal skills to an entirely new level to assist clients from idea to inception. Since joining QuestBlue MacLindsay has completely revamped the local number portability department which is now estimated to be in the top ten porting departments in the United States. In his role of Operations Support Specialist MacLindsay has successfully onboarded additional national and international interconnected carrier agreements allowing QuestBlue to cover over 99% of the dial tone required by our clients helping you navigate the sometimes-difficult waters of telecommunications. MacLindsay is an organized and meticulous Operations Specialist with a consistent level of leadership in the industry successfully onboarding enterprise level clients since June 2019.


Patrick Elliott

VP of Marketing,

VP of Marketing


Albert Diaz

CEO, RingLogix


Albert Diaz is the CEO and product architect at RingLogix. Over the last 20 years, Albert has gained experience in telecom sales, operations, network design, carrier management, and most recently soft-ware development. Prior to RingLogix, he was president of 3NG Networks.His hobby, which also happens to be his job, is to design products your customers want to buy, use, and tell everybody about.


Scott Sheffield

Chief Executive Manager, Scai Software

Scai Software


Paul McMillan

Chief Evangelist, SIPPIO


Paul McMillan has over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of large scale voice, video, and IP networks. He has extensive knowledge of military, government, and commercial markets. Paul joined Siemens Enterprise Communications in 1996 to assist in establishing the IP networking business in the U.S. market. He has held subsequent positions in network engineering, engineering management, and new technology introduction. In his current role, Paul is tasked with developing the long term UC technical vision and strategy for Siemens Global customer base.


Adam Cole

CEO & Founder, SIPPIO


Adam Cole is the CEO and founder of SIPPIO (, the only company to offer a 100 percent, Azure-native based cloud platform. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, SIPPIO is the largest, secure, Azure-based provider of voice services for Microsoft Teams, globally. As a Microsoft co-sell partner, SIPPIO provides partners with a fully automated, 100 percent Azure-native, end-to-end solution to put voice in Microsoft Teams. Available in 60+ countries with toll-free and emergency services, SIPPIO does not require any code, build or maintenance. SIPPIO activates full outbound calling capabilities in minutes, requires no hardware or professional services, and scales to your business needs to not only enhance communications and collaboration, but to also unify the modern workplace experience.Adam began his career in the IT industry over three decades ago with the founding of ABTECH, which provided computer, cabling and telephony services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and was recognized by Siemens as one of the top reselling partners in the United States. Prior to his IT career, Adam attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and worked in management at some of the top restaurants in Manhattan, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. It was while he was in Manhattan, that he began using a new invention called the personal computer for professional use. He took Windows on the World restaurant from keeping extensive wine inventories on paper to automation. As Adam’s interest and expertise in technology grew, he left the restaurant industry behind, but not his love for food. In his off time, Adam enjoys time with his wife, Donna and their daughter, Rylan and their dogs, as well as travel and dining. Adam served on the Board of Directors of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, during which time he moved the professional company to a new studio, coordinating the provision of cost-effective space, with donated materials and labor.


Ed Dryer

Senior Technology Strategist, Steadfast


With more than 20 years of experience in the technology world, Ed’s specialty is turning the impossible into the new standard. When hes not building solutions for you and your clients, he spends his time geeking out over games of all types and teaching his three kids the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.


Mark Elliott

CRO, The 20

The 20

Mark Elliott has been helping businesses develop strategies to analyze, manage, and overcome the ever-changing technology challenges they face for over 25 years. A central focus has been security and HIPAA compliance. His experience includes preventing, detecting and responding to hackers and threats. Thus, ensuring that your organization is safe from invasions while simultaneously meeting regulatory compliance.During his career, Mark has advised clients on effective – and cost-effective – approaches to developing infrastructure that fosters productivity and profitability. His work has provided him with a broad-based knowledge of business from the inside, with an expertise in areas that go beyond IT alone, ranging from strategic planning to cloud computing to workflow automation solutions.As an entrepreneur who has worked successfully with startups to Fortune 500, Mark is also well aware of the unique hurdles that small and medium-sized enterprises face in assembling their business technologies.


Jason Meyers

Sr. Director of Business Development, Truphone


Jason has been in the cellular and technology industry since 1990, with roles at companies such as AT&T, Sierra Wireless, Verizon Wireless, and most recently US Cellular. He has held positions in retail, multiple enterprise markets (SMB, Majors, Global/Enterprise) and has been focused on IoT connectivity, solutions and ecosystems since 2011. Outside of work, Jason lives in IL with his wife and two teenage children. He is very involved with their son’s competitive travel baseball and sports programs, as well as cooking with their daughter.


Dan Rosenrauch

CTO, Viirtue


Dan Rosenrauch is the CTO and co-founder at Viirtue. The son of IT entrepreneurs, Dan was building computers since he was barely old enough to ride a bike. Originally joining the Air Force to pursue a career in law enforcement, Dan found himself at an internship with former telecom giant Nortel after the military. After quickly progressing and achieving some of the highest-level industry certifications, Dan has become a known innovator within the VoIP industry. After some time learning the ins and outs of telecom and teaming up with some other notable members of our leadership team, Viirtue was born.


Wojciech Wieronski

VP of Engineering, Viirtue

Vincent Cosomano

Security Team Lead, Vijilan


Vincent is the Security Team Lead at Vijilan Security, a company that enables IT service providers to offer security monitoring and alerting services. He enjoys working where security concerns and business needs collide. He also works to both train the next generation of security professionals as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Cybersecurity Bootcamp program and to create more sustainable Security Operations.


Christian Stredicke

CEO, Vodia


Christian Stredicke is the CEO of Vodia. Prior to that, was founder and CEO of snom. He has been involved in the VoIP industry since the beginning of SIP and . He holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering and a masters degree in business. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.


Chris Trittin

Account Manager, Cloud Service Provider, VTECH/SNOM


Chris Trittin, Account Manager, Cloud Service Provider Chris joins VTech and Snom with over 20 years of telecom and UCaaS expertise. In that time, he successfully guided myriad service providers, ITSPs, and Tier One/Tier Two carriers and resellers to transform their market share and increase their revenue year-over-year.Chris most recently worked with Panasonic Unified Communications for seven years. There he wore many hats in sales management, channel management, end customer vertical DECT mobility, and product development and product management, to name just a few.Outside of work, Chris values spending time with his family and enjoys cheering for The Minnesota Twins.


Robert Cooper

Managing Director of North America, Wildix Inc.

Wildix Inc.

Robert Cooper is the Managing Director of Wildix, Inc., where he leads the charge toward a channel-focused approach to Unified Communications. He manages the operations for the growing Americas business with a broad range of responsibilities that include business strategy, sales, technology implementation, partner recruitment, onboarding and management. Based on his success in the U.S. and Canada, he recently expanded the company’s presence to Latin America Prior to joining Wildix, Robert worked in increasingly responsible positions in engineering and business development for a number of technology companies. He led engineering and major account teams during the early stages of MCI’s growth before moving on to lead the global accounts group at Ameritech. He returned to his entrepreneurial roots with leadership positions at growing startups Citel and Astra before joining Wildix as the first U.S employee. He began his career in the U.S. military and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer School. He has also served as a state delegate on the White House Council for Small Business and has taught a class on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California.


Nelson Nahum

CEO, Zadara


Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software infrastructure industry. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and led to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI. Nelson holds 10 patents related to storage technologies. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.


Harry Moseley

Global CIO, Zoom


Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firms competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the companys transformation to the worlds best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.


Moderator List

Rich Tehrani (Moderator)

CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief, TMC


Rich Tehrani is the CEO and group Editor-In-Chief of TMC, as well as the Founder and Conference Chairman of ITEXPO, a leading technology trade show held twice each year. Rich oversees a diverse portfolio of successful technology magazines, web sites and trade events at TMC, which recently celebrated its 44th anniversary. Rich has guided TMC’s ascension and evolution from a print publishing and trade show company focused exclusively on voice/data convergence and computer telephony integration (CTI) markets, into a media powerhouse covering all of today’s most important technologies – Wireless/Mobile, Cloud Computing, IP Communications, IoT, and more. Rich is TMC’s driving force in the creation and implementation of pioneering publications and events. Since launching TMCnet in 1995, Rich has pioneered the development of more than 300 online communities of interest, revolutionizing the online world and changing the way companies leverage their brands online. Rich is a media icon, maintaining an active role as an Editor-In-Chief and a very prominent technology blogger/social media participant. TMC’s event and online platforms serve as an incubator for new concepts from the leading minds in the technology space. Rich launched and oversees the ITEXPO Franchise (which is in its 34th installment) – and is constantly adding collocated events by using his creativity and ability to launch synergistic conferences. Various collocated events include: CVx (ChannelVision Expo), IoT Evolution Conference & Expo, IDEA Showcase, and MSP Expo. Aside from his contributions to the online media world, Rich is an active and engaged philanthropist. He a member of the local JCC, a Board Member of the UCONN Engineering Department, and the engineer behind the future TMC Technology Center at a local Boys & Girls Club. This is all in addition to being an active and involved father and member of the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut where he lives with his wife and two daughters.


Erik Linask (Moderator)

Group Editorial Director, TMC


Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of TMCs print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves more than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet. Erik also develops to conference programming for ITEXPO, and TMCs other communications and technology events, including Software Telco Congress. Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.