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Noah Sessions

Channel Sales Executive, 7 Figure MSP

7 Figure MSP

Noah Sessions is a seasoned sales and marketing leader with over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. He leads the sales team at 7 Figure MSP. The company enables IT service providers and MSPs to scale to 7 figures and beyond through top-level business coaching and resources. Prior to 7 Figure MSP, Noah has held senior sales and marketing roles with GENBAND, Imagine Communications, Tango Networks, Taqua, and Cytracom.

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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.

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Jonathan Morgan

Vice President Network Security, Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies

Jonathan brings more than 25 years of marketing, technical, and management experience from across the, mobile/fixed communications and semiconductor industries to his role with Akamai. Jonathan is responsible for products and operations in the Akamai Network Security Products Business Unit. Prior to Akamai, Jonathan was at Cisco through the acquisition of Starent Networks. As Senior Director of Product Marketing at Starent Networks, he was responsible for all aspects of external product marketing for the company. Prior to Starent Networks, Jonathan was Vice President of Product Marketing for Tatara Systems responsible for all aspects of product marketing and product management. Jonathan has held numerous other management positions, including: Director of Product Management for Appian Communications and Senior Director of Product Marketing and Business Development at Fujitsu Network Communications. Earlier in his career, Jonathan spent 7 years at Bellcore in various organizations, including the SONET Requirements and Project Management Departments, in addition to his time with the semiconductor company TranSwitch. He holds a B.S.E.E. from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S.E.E. from Rutgers University. Jonathan is the holder of three patents and is routinely invited to speak at a variety of international organizations as well as leading industry conferences.

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Shawn Lieu

Technical Director, Aparavi

Aparavi

Shawn Lieu is a Technical Director at Aparavi with over 20 years of experience in IT technologies. He is based out of Atlanta, GA and his areas of expertise include storage technologies, virtualization, data lifecycle and automation. Shawn is an active member of the community where he is a current member of the Cisco Champions.

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Stacy Hayes

Co-Founder & EVP, Americas, Assured Data Protection

Assured Data Protection

Prior to joining Assured Data Protection in October of 2016, Stacy was Vice President, Channels & Alliances for Virtustream, a leader in the enterprise cloud management software sector. Stacy started out with DS3 DataVaulting, a company he co-founded to deliver Backup as a Service in the early 2000s. As President, he led DS3 through a successful acquisition by Terremark in 2009. He remained in a business development role through their acquisition by Verizon in 2011. After this, Stacy ran U.S. Civilian sales for Terremark’s Federal Division, leaving the company in 2013 to join Virtustream.

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Siva Juturi

Executive Vice President, Americas, AutomationEdge

AutomationEdge

Siva is an Executive Vice President - Americas at AutomationEdge, where he is the pillar of growth andcustomer success for North America & Latin America Regions. AutomationEdge is committed to building delightful workplace experience with Conversational AI and Automation. The vision of AutomationEdge is to enhance customer experience and remove inefficiencies from IT and business processes using AI and RPA. Siva has donned strategic and tactical operational positions in Software Product Firms, Globalconsulting organizations & IT corporates , providing valuable contribution to saving bottom-line & increasing top-time to Fortune 500 customers , in a global multi-cultural environment. He excels in strategic planning, building/enabling high performance Sales, Pre-Sales & Consulting Services teams, implementing best practice methodologies & continuous improvement programs across IT & Business.

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Adam Khan

VP, Global Security Operations, Barracuda MSP Managed XDR

Barracuda MSP Managed XDR

Adam Khan is the VP, Global Security Operations at Barracuda MSP. He currently leads a Global Security Team which consist of highly skilled Blue, Purple, Red Team members. He has previously worked over 20 years for companies such as Priceline.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Scholastic. Adams experience is focused on Application/Infrastructure Automation and Security. In 2008 he and his team at Priceline led an investigation which led to the capture of Dmitry Zubakha AKA Cyber Bandit who performed a massive DDOS attacks against Priceline, Amazon and Paypal. Adam is passionate about protecting SMBs from cyber attacks, which is the heart of American innovation.

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Matthew Harty

Channel Sales Manager, Bigleaf Networks

Bigleaf Networks

Matthew is Channel Sales Manager, Southeast at Bigleaf Networks, where he is responsible for leading channel go-to-market strategies and partner engagement. He has a passion for collaborating with IT leaders to navigate the changing technology landscape and solve business challenges. Prior to joining Bigleaf Networks, he held channel sales and enablement positions at AppSmart and RapidScale, a Cox Business company. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in Negotiations from Wake Forest University School of Business.

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Fred Corsentino

CRO, BIO-key International

BIO-key International

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Elizabeth Bieniek

Internal Startup Founder and Co-Founder, Webex Hologram, Cisco

Cisco

Elizabeth Bieniek leads bleeding edge innovation for Ciscos Collaboration organization. Cisco Collaboration is a 5000 person, multi-billion dollar business that enables 300M people across the globe to work better together every day with Webex: messaging, meetings, calling, and AI/ML enriched hardware. Elizabeth is an active day dreamer, continually experimenting with combinations of ideas, people, and practices to find new ways of doing old things better, easier, and with a lot more fun. She focuses on the interface of people and emerging technology and how to make the lives of the former happier by efficiently and invisibly applying the latter. A problem-solver at heart, Elizabeth believes “impossible” just means no one’s done it yet. She relies on her previous experience in industries as varied as technology, art, publishing and education, as well as life and travel experience, to bring a unique flair to challenging conventional thinking and inspiring teams to achieve unprecedented results.

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Nathan DiNatale

Signing Director, CLA

CLA

Nathan has extensive experience in complex capital structures for IRC 409A and ASC 718 and advises clients and attorneys on valuation issues for estate tax purposes and dispute issues. In addition to valuation work, he has also been qualified as an Expert Witness in litigation matters involving valuation, lost earnings calculations and economic damages. He has been recognized for his ability to clearly communicate the results of his valuation conclusions to management, attorneys and courts of law. Nathan has worked with both state societies and national organizations in developing technical valuation materials.

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Frank Seltzer

Channel Chief, ConnectMeVoice

ConnectMeVoice

Frank Seltzer is the Channel Chief for ConnectMeVoice, a 100% partner-focused UCaaS provider. A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in cybersecurity, he started in the IT services industry as an intern and served in several roles before assuming his current position. Frank is a third-generation member of ConnectMeVoice, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. His main focus is helping channel partners bring world-class communications capabilities to virtually any organization.

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Jeff Li

Sr. Director, Partner Service Revenue, ConnX

ConnX

Jeff Li has a decade of experience in telecommunications as a leader in multiple capacities with ConnX, a trailblazing global company that has consistently led the way in the dynamic and rapidly changingcommunications and collaboration industry. Since joining ConnX in 2012, has guided ConnX in productizing and executing on executive vision in service delivery, client and partner experience, process, and marketing. This has put Jeff at the forefront of communications transformation for some of the largest global enterprises and has given Jeff a unique understanding of client needs. His prior experiences in real estate development and international import-export fields, his professional skill set as an attorney, and his creative eye for marketing adds to this unique understanding. Jeff’s career highlights include digital transformation for several of the world’s largest financial, manufacturing and biotech institutions, helping Fortune 500s to transform, include and promote diversity and inclusion at a Board level, and building over 6,000 affordable homes in New York City.

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Indrajit Ghosh

CEO, ConnX

ConnX

Indrajit “IG” Ghosh is a true visionary and strategic thought leader at the forefront of communicationstransformation, and for over three decades, has been driving predictable business outcomes that enhance productivity, mitigate risk, and increases the bottom line for the largest global enterprises andservice providers. IG leads ConnX as a trailblazing global company that consistently anticipates enterprise needs and market dynamics, and provides visionary, transformative, integrated solutions in adynamic communications industry that helps enterprises maintain their competitive edge.With his visionary leadership, ConnX has built its ConnX Global Communications Platform that simplifiesbusiness connectivity, collaboration, security and service assurance that provides end-to-end, Client-toCloud observability, security, performance management, analytics and active assurance in oneintegrated, global platform.IG has used his extensive background to build a seasoned leadership team that manages highperformance global teams working at the forefront of technologies that drive enterprise success for ConnX clients. IG works with key senior executives in established business critical global partnerships, respected technology leaders, and with OEM service provider organizations to foster and drive change in the industry, and provides ConnX with the vision, strategy and leadership to build its business and create new clients, while pushing the envelope of the digitally connected virtual workforce.

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Ashish Bambroo

Chief Revenue Officer, DesktopReady

DesktopReady

Ashish is Chief Revenue Officer at Anunta DesktopReady. He brings over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the software and cloud business. Prior to Anunta DesktopReady, Ashish was VP of Business Development at Heavy.ai, where he led global partnerships and channels for big data analytics. Ashish held leadership roles at MuleSoft in rapid growth years leading to IPO and acquisition by Salesforce. Ashish was at Intuit where he held senior management positions, including GM of QuickBooks Hosting. Earlier in his career, Ashish was Country Manager-India for a Samsung Subsidiary. Ashish holds an MBA from UCLA, and a BS in Electronics Engineering from NIT, India.

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Dmitry Karpov

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, ElectroNeek

ElectroNeek

Dmitry Karpov is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of ElectroNeek Robotics, a SMB hyperautomation platform for IT Service Providers. Dmitry is a small business robotics pioneer and recognized thought leader in the area of automation-as-a-service and future of work in small and medium size companies. Prior to ElectroNeek, Dmitry created and led EY Momentum, global corporate accelerator of Ernst & Young, based in Palo Alto. At EY, he focused on enabling innovation opportunities for the entire EY Global organization with more than 270k employees, leading annual global innovation challenge and investing in Intelligent Automation. During his career in consulting, he assisted Fortune 500 companies with the development of innovation processes and delivering AI & Robotics projects. Before joining EY, he worked as consultant at the World Bank, focusing on technology-enabled approaches to fighting international corruption. At age of 21, he co-founded Idea Logistics agency that was acquired by a subsidiary of Omnicom group. He studied at Georgetown University and University of Connecticut, holds M.B.A. and M.S. (Physics) degrees, and honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

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Paul Dundas

CEO, Emersion

Tia Hopkins

Field CTO & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist, eSentire

eSentire

As Field CTO & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist, Tia Hopkins is focused on engaging with the cybersecurity community, providing thought leadership, supporting strategic customer and partner engagements, and working closely with the sales, marketing, product, engineering, and customer success teams to drive security outcome-focused initiatives. She has spent the past 20+ years of her career in various IT and IT Security roles and has over a decade of experience in the managed services space. Outside of her role at eSentire, Tia is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Cybersecurity Leadership. Tia holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology, M.Sc. in Information Security and Assurance, as well as a M.Sc. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. She was recognized by SC Media as a 2019 Reboot Leadership Award recipient in the Outstanding Educator category. In 2020, Tia was awarded The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and the Cyber Defence Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity. She was also recognized in 2021 by IFSEC Global as a top global influencer in the Security Executives category.

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Nathan Jaskot

Owner, EverConnect

EverConnect

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience building, managing and tuning databases. Nathan has worked with notable organizations including The US Dept. of Defense, Universal Studios, Hewlett-Packard, AVG Technologies, Pilot Corp and many others. Nathan Jaskot founded Everconnect Data Systems Inc. in 2010. Since then, he has endeavored to dedicate himself to providing a full range of database, software, and support services.From 2010 onwards, Nathan and his team have been working hard to ensure that Everconnect Data Systems Inc. is the partner that businesses can trust, and it has worked. The Everconnect model has since become widely successful – especially in North America. So, while Nathan jokes that he is a mediocre yoga practitioner, you can be guaranteed that there is absolutely nothing mediocre about Everconnect.Nathan is a Marine Corps Veteran (8 years). Nathan has a wife, son and 3 dogs. ?The Everconnect team is generally brought in to assist with: 1.) Augmenting a team and completing projects they dont have time for such as building new features, enhancing existing features, or addressing known bugs and issues. 2.) Consulting or advising based on our expertise in databases, web development, ETL (extract, transform, load), performance tuning, and project management. 3.) Managing existing systems, at a fraction of the cost of a full-time staff member. 4.) Managing both on-prem (premise) and cloud platforms, as well as facilitating cloud migrations.Everconnect team has experience in supporting up to 120 concurrent (production, test and development) database servers. Some of these db servers house up to 100 databases on them and the size of these databases range from 100mb to 10 TB. The Everconnect team has supported up to 10 SQL Server Clusters and 2 MS OLAP servers/SSAS. This takes a great deal of organization and understanding of the various data systems. Below is a complete list of Everconnects expertise. Database platforms:•SQL Server•mySQL•PostgreSQL•MongoDB•Oracle Duties on these DB platforms:•DBA (Database Administrator)•Database Development•ETL (Extract Transform Load) Development Programming languages:•SQL•T-SQL•PL/SQL•C#•Java•ASP•PHP•Powershell (PS1)•Shell Scripting Data regulations:•Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox)•HIPPA•PCI compliance.•Change ControlServer Management:•Basic Server support (Windows, Linux and UNIX)•Basic Webserver support (IIS) Overall Experience:•Database Administration (SQL Server, mySQL, Postgres, mongoDB, Oracle)•Database Development•Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity•Web Development•Web and Database Hosting•Server Monitoring & Maintenance•Networking Setup & Support•Network Security•Penetration testing (pen testing)•Data Backup & Recovery•Hosted E-mail Solutions•Web Application Programming (C#, .net, Rich Internet Applications)•Mobile & Smartphone App Development•Project Management (Agile, Waterfall)

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Salim Khouri

Head of Channel Sales, Expereo

Expereo

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Antonella Commiato

CTO and CISO, EXTEND Resources

EXTEND Resources

Antonella Commiato has 23 years of IT and information security leadership experience across a range of industries that include legal, environmental, transportation and logistics, and professional services. Antonella is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer (IBITGQ CIS LI), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE™), CMMC Registered Practitioner, certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and Scrum Master.In her role as a Virtual CISO, Antonella has also worked with numerous clients, including law firms, legal services providers, healthcare information companies, and facilities management services to craft, deploy, and manage holistic information security programs and achieve ISO 27001 certification, helping to safeguard sensitive and confidential information held by those organizations.Antonella is experienced in leading the development and implementation of a wide variety of platforms and technologies, including information security compliance management tools.Antonella is a take-charge leader who excels at aligning IT and information security strategy with enterprise goals. She has a proven track record in guiding critical program and application development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication. With her technological expertise and guidance, companies can support their complex business initiatives, grow their businesses, and implement efficient internal operations.

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Mike Anderson

Director of Product Management, GetWireless

GetWireless

Mike Anderson is Director of Product Management supporting the Peplink line, Get Wireless. Mike comes to Get Wireless after spending 19 years at Verizon. He had several positions there focusing on IoT implementation, Partner development, and Network Solution design. He will be focusing the Peplink knowledge and development.

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Terra Bastolich

EVP Marketing & Business Development, GetWireless

GetWireless

Terra Bastolich is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with responsibility for corporate business development and marketing communications. Terra is a true advocate for IoT technology and has held strategic leadership roles in sales and marketing for key hardware providers in IOT. She is an industry veteran and has been recognized by numerous industry publications for her thought leadership in the wireless industry; including Connected Worlds Women of M2M and “IOT Now Magazine”. Terra also takes a personal role in a notable non-profit (Safe Haven Foster Shoppe) raising awareness and funding for essentials and clothing for foster children.

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Mark Porter

CEO & President, High Wire Networks

High Wire Networks

Mark Porter is President and CEO of High Wire Networks, a publicly traded global human capital management company delivering professional and managed services in the technology, cybersecurity and commercial electrical industries. Under Porter’s leadership, High Wire has become a trusted partner to VARs, VADs, distributors, manufacturers, systems integrators, and MSPs serving the largest technology companies in the world. Over the past 20 years, the company has evolved beyond its roots in field technical services to include Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace and JTM Commercial Electrical. Porter has grown the company from a few employees to nearly 300 full-time employees and more than 20,000 contractors across the globe. His leadership has earned industry accolades including Channel Partner Insight’s 2020 Channel Chief of the Year and Field Service USA’s Most Innovative Approach to Service Delivery in 2018. Porter is passionate about mentorship and is involved in the Incubator Entrepreneurship Program at a local high school in the western suburbs of Chicago, where he lives with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys sports and is an avid golfer.

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David Barton

CTO, Highwire Networks

Highwire Networks

David Barton is Chief Technology Officer at High Wire Networks. He oversees High Wire technology solutions and leads the sales engineering teams for High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace, which enables partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that’s easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable subscription. Barton has more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience with companies in various industries, including telecommunications, health care, software development, finance, mortgage, and government. He is the former CISO for Stellar Cyber, the company behind the open-XDR solution that Overwatch leverages to deliver managed detection and response through its 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) as a Service.

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Brad Powell

Cofounder / Channel Chief, Hook Security

Hook Security

Brad Powell is Cofounder and Channel Chief at Hook Security, a psychological security awareness training company. Brad is a serial sales professional, entreprepreneur, and business owner skilled in building businesses in niche markets with a focus on revenue growth. Using his experience as a business owner and successful sales career, Brad brings a unique growth mindset to Hook Security’s business, culture, and the people he works with. Brad understands the life of running a company, and strives to be a true and trusted partner to all of Hook Security channel partners. He obtained his Business Administration Degree from The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina, and obtained a MBA in Entrepreneurship from Clemson University. He also studied International Business at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

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David Poellhuber

Executive Vice President, Hornetsecurity

Hornetsecurity

David Poellhuber, CISSP is a graduate from Montreal University and the MIT (EDP). After a successful consulting career, he founded Zerospam security pioneering the email security industry, which was acquired by Hornet Security in ’21. He now represents the company as Executive VP in Canada. He has 20 years experience in messaging and collaboration security in a broad set of environments. He is a member of the CCTX SMB subcommittee focusing on better infosec protection for small businesses, the WI (Women in IT) Network and supports Women in Cyber. Besides sailing the world, David likes to coach and mentor younger entrepreneurs by sharing his knowledge.

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Pranav Kondala

Principal Solutions Architect, Hughes

Hughes

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Susan Elder

CEO, Ignite+Propel

Ignite+Propel

Susan Elder is a technology marketing pro and leads Ignite+Propel, a technology marketing consultancy specializing in marketing communications, branding, content, demand generation, media, event planning and coordinated marketing and sales strategies. Prior to launching her own business in the spring of 2022, Elder spent 10 years heading up marketing for Jenne, Inc., a value-added distributor and cloud services brokerage. At Jenne, she was responsible for leading the development of marketing programs in support of the 200+ manufacturer and supplier lines which the company distributes, including advertising, branding, co-op/MDF programs, demand generation, digital marketing, graphic design, market research, media relations, merchandising, public relations, trade shows and events, social media marketing, video and website marketing. Susan’s years of experience in marketing and corporate communications, and creative expertise, helped drive the companys marketing strategy to provide measurable results and added value for Jenne partners. She has earned numerous industry recognitions throughout her career, including being named to CRN’s Women of the Channel list multiple times. She is a member of the Alliance of Channel Women. She also is a frequent speaker at channel conferences, including Avaya Engage, Sangoma Engage, Astricon and other professional conferences. Prior to joining Jenne, Susan served as Chief Marketing Officer with the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland, where she was responsible for marketing, sales, communications and operations, including logistics and customer service. Susan also spent 10 years with Invacare Corporation, a Fortune 500 Manufacturer of non-acute care medical products, where she was responsible for building Invacare’s core corporate marketing function and led its branding initiatives on a global basis.

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John Schlager

CEO & Co-Founder, Inceptus

Inceptus

John Schlager is a visionary that harbors a passion to create and build innovative cybersecurity solutions. Having over twenty-seven years of experience in information security he has designed and developed robust security programs, provided incident response, intrusion analysis, forensics, and remediation services to some of the most at-risk organizations including the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), Civilian agencies of the Federal Government, Federal, State & Local Law Enforcement, and Fortune 500 companies. He uses this deep industry expertise and knowledge to provide businesses with cost effective solutions and services that secure their data and protect their reputation from even the most determined adversaries. Mr. Schlager is the CEO & Co-Founder of Inceptus, trusted advisors providing high-end consulting services and military grade cyber defenses that focus on helping organizations deal with the increasing risk and impact of cyber-attacks. By combining best of breed technologies, advanced data analytics, exclusive threat intelligence, and years of digital combat experience Inceptus’ elite analysts build ultimate cyber resilience aligning with an organizations business strategy. He was the Co-Founder & Chief Cyber Strategist of Skout Secure Intelligence (now Barracuda MSP). Skout was a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Consulting Company offering cyber services to clients across numerous verticals including Critical Infrastructure, Financial Services, Information Technology, Healthcare and Retail. He was responsible for the selection, development and operationalization of the Skout’s Managed Services, Security Operation Center (SOC), Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), and Skout Labs. He was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the United States Capitol Police responsible for the overall design and deployment of their enterprise cybersecurity program, including its associated technologies and policies. He was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he developed strategies for the clandestine detection, containment, eradication and continued monitoring of Foreign Nation States and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Deep understanding of these hackers’ tools & techniques it allowed him to design, develop, and operationalize security strategies that protected organizations across the DoD, IC, and Federal Government. Mr. Schlager was an Information Security Officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he was responsible for the cybersecurity program and posture of the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training (OCEFT) and the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). Mr. Schlager graduated with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, majoring in Cybersecurity with a minor in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland. He is a member in honor and leadership societies including the National Society of Leadership and Success – Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society for the Computing, and Information Disciplines – Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Throughout John’s career he has also held many IT Certifications including the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), as well as numerous Cisco, Checkpoint, and Microsoft certifications.

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Jimmy Augustine

Chief Technology Evangelist for Emerging Business Group, Ingram Micro Cloud

Christian Buerk

Director of Cloud Business Development, US, Ingram Micro Cloud

Ingram Micro Cloud

Christian Buerk, the Director of Cloud Business Development in the US for Ingram Micro Cloud, is seasoned with in-depth experience in managing a myriad of core business functions—with a demonstrated ability in recruiting, supervising, directing, and guiding a sales team in the fulfillment of goals. A results-driven professional with experience in telecommunications sales management, operations, business, and marketing, Christian wields an impressive record of success at various tech companies. He is a key player at Ingram Micro in developing strategies and solutions that generate substantial revenue and growth, identifying and capturing market opportunities to accelerate regional expansion, and improving profit contributions.

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Rhett Livengood

Director, Digital Business Enabling, Client Computing, Intel

Intel

Rhett Livengood is Intel’s WW Director of Digital Business Enabling working with solution providers (system integrators, IT outsourcers, resellers, managed service providers) to integrate Intel technology into customer workplace transformation solutions. He was most recently Intel’s WW B2B Customer Engagement Director managing lead generation activities, Intel’s Enterprise Board of Advisors, and online sales development working targeting Global 5000 enterprises and SMB customers worldwide. During his career in the IT industry, Rhett has managed regional and worldwide sales and marketing for Intel’s Services group. He was Worldwide Marketing Manager for Intel’s Software group and Product Marketing Manager of Intel’s Mobile Computing Group and held marketing and engineering positions in Intel’s memory, processor, software and platform divisions. He was worldwide Director of Marketing at Lam Research. Rhett began his career as a design engineer at Honeywell. Rhett holds a BS degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Iowa and an MS degree in Electronic Materials Process Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Intel Achievement Award winner.

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John DeLozier

President, Intelisys

Intelisys

John DeLozier serves as President of Intelisys, a ScanSource company. In this role, John oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, supplier services, operations and marketing, with a focus on growing partner and supplier relationships. He is also responsible for the development and evolution of Intelisys’ strategy, as well as innovative programs and tools to allow for enhanced partner insights and growth opportunities. John has worked with ScanSource for more than 20 years as both a partner and a supplier. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales for 8X8. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at CenturyLink, Unify and Virsae. He also spent nearly 20 years at Arrow System Integration, after selling the system integration company he co-founded, ACT, to Cross Telecom, which was later acquired by Arrow Electronics.

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Tammy Alexander

Senior Partner Development, Manager Intuit QuickBooks, Intuit

Gina Avila

Senior Manager, Partner Development Management, Intuit

Tim Last

VP & General Manager, IOT Line of Business, Iridium Communications

Iridium Communications

Tim Last is Vice President and General Manager, IOT Line of Business at Iridium Communications Inc. He is responsible for new business development including Satellite Internet of Things (IOT), Machine to Machine (M2M) & Data Services. He is responsible for IOT Product Management & Business Development activity at Iridium to markets including transportation, heavy equipment OEMs, oil & gas, asset tracking & management, and personnel tracking. IOT is Iridium’s fastest growing line of business, and represents over 60% of its customer base.Tim is an executive with over 25 years of experience in sales, market and business development for M2M, networking solutions, communications & IT services and outsourced solutions in the enterprise, government and wholesale sectors. He has had an instrumental role in leading sales teams, consulting and developing business opportunities with wire-line, wireless and international telecommunications companies. Prior to Iridium Mr Last held positions with Orbcomm , BT Global Services USA, BT Wholesale UK, BT Government.

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Zamir Javer

CEO, Jumpfactor

Jumpfactor

Zamir Javer is the Founder and CEO of Jumpfactor, a 5 time Growth500 listed Agency that specializes in digital marketing and lead generation for MSPs and IT Channel vendors. Throughout his 14 year tenure at Jumpfactor he has helped generate over $500 million in revenue for MSPs and IT vendors with a specific focus in generating managed services revenue. His team has worked with HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Netapp, Dell, SAP, Oracle, and various other IT vendors. Zamirs team brings hyper specialized knowledge of the MSP industry coupled with T-shaped in house digital marketers and an agile methodology to deliver a powerful advantage for MSPs to drive leads at the lost cost and highest ROI in the industry. Their clients are spread across cities in North America and Europe. A notable case example of his teams success is driving $150 million in revenue for PCM Canada over a period of 8 years. With over 20 years of experience in building high growth businesses, today Zamir speaks on various topics related to lead generation and revenue growth in the MSP space. His team is primarily based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada. He is an active angel investor and mentor helping early stage businesses grow. Specific areas of specialty include inbound marketing, account based marketing, search engine strategy, and partnership marketing strategy.

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Colin Bastable

CEO, Kaduu

Kaduu

Colin Bastable was, for the last four years, CEO of Security Awareness vendor Lucy Security Inc, recently acquired by ThriveDX SaaS as part of a cybersecurity roll-up.Prior to this, Colin was founder and CEO of innovative MFA vendor Mi-Token Inc, which he built into a global player with customers in North America, LatAm, the Middle East, Japan, and throughout Europe. Colin started his 30 year IT security career in Europe with anti virus pioneers Dr Solomons and McAfee, before being recruited by British crypto security startup nCipher. As President of nCipher Inc Colin established nCiphers global operations, leading nCiphers support and sales teams throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Colin was part of the nCipher management team which took them public with a listing on the full London Stock Exchange. He has been widely quoted in the US and international press as an expert on cybersecurity matters. Colin is a US Citizen and lives with his family in Austin, Texas. https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinbastable/

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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.

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Mark Volchek

Founding Partner, Las Olas Ventures

Ron Cuevas

Vice President of Sales and Marketing/vCIO, Lincoln IT

Lincoln IT

Ron Cuevas joined LincolnIT in 2016 and is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing/vCIO. He has over thirty years of experience, primarily in IT services. Ron served in the Army and specialized in Telecommunications. He continues to earn professional and leadership certifications, and completes business training, to remain knowledgeable in the IT industry. Throughout his thirty years of experience, Ron’s career progressed from Network Engineer to various levels of management. He spent 14 years at AIG, where he was responsible for the creation and management of domestic and global IT teams supporting multinational IT environments. Throughout his career Ron has continued to have escalating responsibilities from creating IT standards and leading Multinational programs including business divestitures, data center consolidations, enterprise application deployments and audit initiatives to managing Global Network Infrastructure Services organizations. Ron brings a technical and operations focus to the sales organization at LincolnIT, while driving focus on the customer experience, and the internal workflow between the sales and service teams.

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Santhosh Narasimhamoorthy

Senior Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

ManageEngine

Santhosh is a Senior Technical Evangelist for unified endpoint management solutions at ManageEngine. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the broadly defined categories of endpoint security, technical support, and product implementation and training. His speciality is guiding customers to make the best choices while selecting and implementing endpoint management and security solutions for enterprise environments.

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Andra Hedden

CMO, Marketopia

Marketopia

Andra Hedden is Chief Marketing Officer at Marketopia, the premier B2B marketing and lead generation agency for technology companies. Andra has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development and 12 years of experience focused specifically on the IT channel. She has deep expertise and passion for helping technology service providers realize their growth potential and vendors drive growth through partner recruitment and enablement. Over the past six years, Marketopia has evolved from a team of two to over 100. Her passion has created an organization recognized as a three-time Inc. 5000 award winner and ranked among the Tampa Bay Best Places to Work. Being an entrepreneur may be 24/7, but when she is not working on the business, you will find her on the water with friends and family soaking up the Florida sun.

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Pascal Menezes

CTO, MEF

MEF

High-energy technology leader Pascal Menezes has broad expertise, business acumen, and ability to translate technical strategies into results. He has demonstrated success in technology strategy, planning, and execution in internetworking, next-generation information systems, communication architectures and cloud technologies. A MEF co-founder and CTO, Pascal directs the organization’s technology strategy.

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Emil Sayegh

CEO, Ntirety

Ntirety

Emil Sayegh is the President and CEO of Ntirety, a global leader in Comprehensive Compliant Cybersecurity Services. Emil is an early pioneer of the Cloud, having launched and led successful Cloud computing businesses for Rackspace, HP, and Codero. Recognized as one of the “fathers” of Open Stack, Emil also led the merger between Hostway Inc. and Hosting Inc. to form Ntirety, which manages IT Security for organizations across the Fortune 500. Ntirety is the only company that embeds compliant security throughout an organization’s IT systems and culture. Emil has spent more than 25 years in the IT industry developing, marketing, and growing businesses for Dell, Rackspace, HP/Compaq, RLX Technologies, Codero, Hostway, and now Ntirety. He holds nine patents.

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Matt Siemens

CEO, NUSO

NUSO

Matt is the CEO of NUSO, a rapidly growing business cloud communications service provider. He is responsible for overall leadership and strategy at NUSO and previously directed the SoTel IP Services/Cloud business (now NUSO) since 2012. Matt’s career spans over 25 years of managing technology-focused sales, marketing, technical teams, and public and private fund-raising efforts. He held leadership positions for high-growth recurring revenue streams in communications services for companies such as NuVox, Electric Lightwave, Appia, and Voxitas

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Michael Voigt

Sales Manager, Ocean Tech

Dave Beagle

Head of Channels, Ooma

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.

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Michael Friedhoff

Solutions Architect, OpsRamp

OpsRamp

Michael is a Hybrid Enterprise Systems Management and IT Service Management Architect with over 20 years of experience. He has designed, implemented and managed solutions in this space for some of the largest customers across financial, managed services, and retail verticals.

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Howard Hoffmann

CEO, Orrios

Orrios

Howard Hoffmann is a senior executive with 40 years of financial, operational and general management experience in a wide range of industries.During his 10 years in the financial services industry and 26 years as a turnaround professional, Howard gained extensive experience in financial and operational restructurings and acquisition integration, creditor and government negotiations, litigation management (single plaintiff, class action and government), tax law, leasing, trade financing, cash management and control, inventory management, accounting, production, distribution, IT, product and brand management, the development and implementation of growth strategies, and the fostering of high performing cultures, both domestically and internationally.In 2013, Howard shifted the focus of his efforts to developing businesses that deliver high quality solutions to clients for a variety of challenges and opportunities through the utilization of disciplined processes, technology enablement, data capture and analytics, information security tools and procedures and experienced, multi-disciplinary leadership. After launching and rebranding several organizations in the legal services, legal optimization & support, business process outsourcing, and information security services arenas, Howard established ORRIOS LLC in 2019 to offer information security and data privacy compliance tools designed to help companies meet new and evolving government regulations and business requirements.Howard’s information security experience includes:•Developing an information security and privacy services portfolio that strategically supports clients’ needs to create comprehensive, effective programs that demonstrate compliance;•Leading multiple companies to achieve multi-year ISO 27001 information security certifications;•Achieving CMMC Registered Provider Organization status to demonstrate expertise in helping contractors and subcontractors meet Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements.Howard has served on boards of both public and privately-held companies.

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Brandon Marks

Managing Partner, Overwatch Group

Overwatch Group

Brandon Marks is the managing partner at Overwatch Group (OWG), a professional services organization and managed services provider (MSP) with offices in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Brandon’s first experience with computers was in the mid-80s with an IBM AT system (dual floppy disk drives) provided by the US Army to his parents for remote work. He began working in the IT services field in 1994 and has worked with most mainstream platforms, including Novell, MAC and Microsoft-based networks. Brandon co-founded and sold a large regional MSP in 1999. Recently he has been focused on cybersecurity and public cloud infrastructure (Azure and AWS).Brandon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Thomas Edison State University. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, and holds several industry certifications.

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Dennis Colar

Director of Channel Development, Parallels

Parallels

Dennis serves as Director of Strategic Alliances & Channel Partners at Parallels. In his current role he is creating channel communities through value-added services, solutions, and strategies. With more than two decades of sales and channel development experience, Dennis has a proven track record of creating and executing channel programs that create market share growth and profitable revenue for the partners and the channels he has developed.

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Zack Austin

Vice President, Business Development, PC Matic

PC Matic

Zack Austin is the Vice President of Business Development for American made cybersecurity company, PC Matic. Zack possesses a high-powered and tenacious attitude to drive the paradigm shift in cybersecurity to Zero Trust. He is determined to remove the misperception of complexity around implementing default deny, as well as eliminating complications of governance and management caused by the traditional Software Asset Management (SWAM) solutions. In his role, Zack is responsible for conducting strategic industry partnerships and alliances, innovating product integrations, and continued expansion of PC Matic’s Application Whitelisting throughout the Consumer, SMB, MSP, K12, Enterprise and Federal space. In his previous roles, Zack served as both PC Matic’s Senior Sales Engineer and Malware Researcher/Analyst. Along with establishing and building corporate development, Zack was responsible for the daily maintenance of PC Matic’s signature global whitelist including the validation and verification of all incoming metadata. Zack has assisted in PC Matic’s rapid growth and presence in the cyberworld of Zero Trust, including their participation in the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Alongside 23 of the world’s top cyber companies, PC Matic is collaborating with other Zero Trust contributors to design the standard of what ZTA should be.

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Scott Francis

Technology Evangelist, PFU America, a Fujitsu Company

PFU America, a Fujitsu Company

Scott Francis, Technology Evangelist at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, brings morethan 30 years of document imaging expertise to his position where he’s responsible forevangelizing Fujitsu’s industry leading scanner technology. With over thirty years of experiencein the enterprise content management industry, he frequently provides thought leadership ondocument scanning use cases and best practices in addition to the overall benefits of digitaltransformation solutions.

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Kevin Masse

CEO, QuestBlue

QuestBlue

Kevin Masse is the CEO of QuestBlue Systems Inc. He is primarily responsible to provide a path for strategic planning and policies that sets the direction and oversee operations of QuestBlue Systems, Inc. QuestBlue is committed to providing the best PBX and VOIP technology and support to serve your needs. For almost 15 years, we have supplied our customers with more than just SIP trunks, PBX systems, or telephones. We have been a business partner, a trusted provider of comprehensive product lines and infrastructure solutions. We have backed our services with a solid guarantee, fast and friendly services, and incredible sourcing capabilities. Our mission is to listen to our clients specific needs and deliver high-performance products through continuous product innovation and operational excellence. To this end, we operate out of a fully redundant data center to ensure you are provided service consistently and reliably.

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Hector Garcia

Partner & Principal Accountant, Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting LLC

Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting LLC

Hector comes from an entrepreneurial background having cofounded Cubisma.com, a Cuban real estate website with +5,000 visitors per day. Previously relocated to Quebec, Canada in 2013 as part of theQuebec Program of Skilled Professionals. He moves to Florida in 2016 where he became the SoftwareTeam Lead for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He co-founded InMyTeam in 2018.

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Eric Hernaez

CEO, RabbitRun Technologies

RabbitRun Technologies

Eric Hernaez is CEO of RabbitRun Technologies, the leading provider of innovative SOHO SDWAN solutions designed specifically for the work-from-home market. Previously Eric was Founder & President of SkySwitch, a leading provider of channel-only white label UCaaS to MSPs. Prior to that his experience in service-oriented software dates to 1999, having founded telic.net, one of the first service providers to offer communications Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

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Mike Geller

Distinguished Cyber Security Architect , Radware 

Radware 

Michael Geller has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and operations in Cyber Security. Mike is currently a Distinguished Cyber Security Architect focusing on protecting critical workloads, their API and the networks that deliver them. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami and University of Michigan, Mike is a lead Instructor for the Thrive DX Cyber Security program.As a Principal Engineer at Cisco, Mike held several leadership positions over the 24 years there. Most recently as a leader in the GSAT or Global Security Architecture Team, responsible for security architecture across Cisco. Michael is a company leader for Security and Threat Defense. Michael’s recent focus is on 5G Security and the path to it – including security for cloud native as it relates to 5G Stand Alone and how to get there via 5G NSA and 4G. Michael’s research, development and customer facing work includes a 4G/5G threat surface analysis, segmentation and zero trust for the 5G network as it applies to application delivery and network slicing, and route science and security. Michael also focuses on the MSSP side of security delivery with a NetOps and SecOps focus now moving to a DevSecOps focus too. Michael led the ATIS Cybersecurity efforts and is active in other standards and consortium groups. Michael is deeply involved in go to market and technical evolution of the Threat Defense and Security As A Service for Cloud Providers, Service Providers and Enterprise building on traditional and evolving architectures and controls such as MSSP, NFV, Mobility and SDN. Prior to joining Cisco Michael designed and delivered the foundational technical systems for health care, education and public safety. He holds a Master’s of Science in MIS University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics. Michael is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and most enjoys the company of his Wife, Rebecca and two children, Sarah and Ben.

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Cory Schillinger

Director, Sales, Ray Allen, Inc.

Ray Allen, Inc.

Cory Schillinger is Director of Sales at RAY ALLEN, which specializes in IT Asset Management within the networking industry. Corys professional experience includes 12 years in the networking and software maintenance renewal space, with his most recent roles including Director of Partner Services and Director of Customer Success. Cory is a leader in the Customer Experience space and has proven to be successful in managing and retaining Fortune 500 customer and partner relationships. In his 6-year tenure at RAY ALLEN, Cory has helped develop many aspects of the company’s core products and deliverables, including analytics dashboards to prove ROI and end-customer network risk. His accomplishments include increasing customer renewal rates to above 85% and leading a team of high-performing customer success managers, renewal sales specialists, and data support analysts. Outside of work, Cory enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, and attending sporting events.

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Valentina Flores

CEO, Red Sentry

Red Sentry

Valentina Flores is CEO of Red Sentry, a continuous penetration testing platform that exposesexploits automatically. She was formerly a detective investigating cybercrimes for a large,metropolitan police department. In that role, she was part of state and federal task forcesfighting these criminals. Valentina has a BA in Criminology from the University of Florida as wellas an MS in Business Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. She ispassionate about protecting people and companies from bad actors.

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Paul Evans

CEO, Redstor

Redstor

Paul is an entrepreneur and partner focused businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of Redstor which he has steered through 4 evolutions to become the category leading smart cloud native backup platform for MSPs. He also cofounded Centrastage, an MSP focused remote management SaaS company which exited to Vista/Autotask. Paul has strong private equity experience and today Redstor is currently backed by Bregal Investment Partners.

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Patrick Elliott

VP of Marketing, Rev.io

Rev.io

Patrick Elliott is the VP of Marketing at Rev.io. He is responsible for developing the company’s go-to-market strategy, building brand awareness, and creating demand for Rev.io’s billing and back-office software platform. Patrick joined Rev.io in 2019 and has over 15 years of experience in B2B marketing, product and brand management, and business development in a variety of complex industries, including enterprise technology. Over that time has been as a trusted partner for organizations in telecommunications, IT services, healthcare, and finance. Patrick is based in Rev.io’s home office and lives with his family in Metro Atlanta.

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Tom Vu

Director, Alliance Partner Solutions, ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic

Tom Vu leads the system engineering team for service providers and global system integrators at Sciencelogic focusing on helping customers build service assurance and automation solutions that provide maximum value for them and their customers. Tom Vu has been in IT automation and service assurance space for over 25 years. Prior to joining Sciencelogic 8 years ago, Tom Vu served as the Technical Evangelist for IBM Tivoli Netcool helping the world’s largest Service Providers and Telcos build and design scalable solutions to support their business.

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Spencer Sheinin

CEO, Shift Financial Insights

Shift Financial Insights

Spencer has the rare and unique combination of speaking both the language of accounting and the language of entrepreneurship. As an accountant, hes a 20 year CPA, CA and as an entrepreneur, hes owned businesses in manufacturing, construction, cold storage, real estate and now, financial services. With the goal of making accounting not suck, Spencer is now the CEO and founder of Shift Financial Insights, providing ridiculously simple accounting and financial insights for businesses on the rise. Guided by the belief that entrepreneurs can change the world, Shift is on a mission to help small and medium-sized businesses by removing their financial blind spots and turning the numbers side of the business from a source of pain to a source of power! Spencer is the best selling author of Entreprenumbers, the surprisingly simple path to financial clarity. He is also a highly rated international speaker, delivering engaging and actionable keynote presentations and workshops to industry and membership associations such as TEDx, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and TEC Vistage. His keynote presentation, Unf*ck Your Books: The Surprisingly Simple Path To Financial Clarity, compliments the lessons he teaches in his best-selling book Entreprenumbers. (For speaking inquiries, please visit www.shiftfinancial.co/speaking.) Using the same drive in sport as he does in business, Spencer is a passionate endurance athlete and has completed several marathons, ultramarathons as far as 100 miles/160 kilometers, Iron Man, distance cycling events, and a marathon distance swim.

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Sean Breeden

Director of Sales, SkySwitch

SkySwitch

Sean Breeden is responsible for helping the companys team of Channel Account Executives to acquire new partners and to collaborate with those partners to increase their bottom-line success by assisting with platform demonstrations, cost analysis, and sales strategies. In the five years since he joined SkySwitch, Breeden has onboarded over 300 partners. Sean previously worked as sales team lead at CoreDial, where he onboarded over 200 partners. Before entering the telecommunications industry, Breeden was owner/operator of a Play N Trade video game franchise. Breeden received a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Cabrini College.

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Colby Winegar

SVP Business Development, Storj

Storj

Colby Winegar is the SVP of Business Development at Storj, which is tackling data privacy and security with decentralized data storage powered by the STORJ digital token. As SVP of BD, Colby leads the relationship development with our tech and channel partners. Colby has worked in the decentralized cloud storage space for over four years. He was recently the CEO of CrowdStorage, which joined Storj earlier this year. Colby previously worked at Vivint, Avery Dennison, McKinsey & Company, and Dow Chemical.

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Bill Johnson

President, Tallac Networks

Tallac Networks

Bill Johnson is a co-founder and is the President of Tallac Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in the networking industry and is a leader in the networking industry and in Software Defined Networking solutions. Bill is an outspoken advocate for Software Defined Networking and for providing enhanced automation in networking solutions to identify and resolve common networking problems without having to send an IT person on site. Prior to Tallac Networks, Bill managed Research and Development at Hewlett Packard Networking with responsibility for HP’s worldwide R&D team that was responsible for mobility, wireless and wired network infrastructure. Bill also brings strong experience in Marketing, Business Development, Management, and executive leadership. Bill brings a strong passion for customers, technology, and business results to Tallac. Bill has a CS/Mathematics Degree from Cal State University, Chico.

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Dr. Christopher Metzler

Consultant and Strategist, The National Urban League

The National Urban League

Dr. Christopher Metzler is Consultant and Strategist for The National Urban League. He is alsoan expert in navigating uncertainty, as well as the reasons why unlikely people can often be thesource of our greatest new ideas. Dr. Metzler created the first program in the nation at CornellUniversity where he was a faculty member in DEI, Law and related disciplines. He also launchedthe Master’s degree in H.R. and Diversity at Georgetown University where was also on facultyand developed eight (8) Master’s Degrees. He frequently advises organizations on Board Governance and Compliance. In conjunction with Moth & Flame and National Urban League, he is redefining education and learning. Dr. Metzler provides strategic, policy and SEM support for global sustainability strategy, ESGreporting and ESG stakeholder engagement. He is a graduate of Columbia University inInternational Human Rights and The University of Oxford in Human Rights Law. He also hasdouble doctorates at Aberdeen.

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Jim Dalton

CEO, TransNexus

TransNexus

Jim Dalton began his telecom career at BellSouth in 1988 in roles that included financial analysis and market planning for their GSM wireless and mobile data businesses. Recognizing the promise of Voice over IP, Jim founded TransNexus in 1997 to develop software solutions for VoIP carriers. Over the following years, TransNexus has developed applications for Least Cost Routing, billing support, quality of service monitoring, analytics, and prevention of telecom fraud and unwanted robocalls. During this time, TransNexus has obtained 27 patents for various software innovations. Recent innovations include the development of software that uses the SHAKEN/STIR framework to authenticate, sign and validate caller ID information for prevention of unwanted robocalls, which often use caller ID spoofing to lure subscribers into answering robocalls.

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Dean Manzoori

Chief Technology Officer, UniVoIP

UniVoIP

Dean brings over 30 years of telecommunications and leadership experience in a variety of roles including operational management, strategic planning, and business development. In his current role as CTO, Dean ensures UniVoIP continues to deliver client satisfaction leveraging best-of-breed cloud communications products with comprehensive client support.

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Jerry Clark

Cloud Sales Development Director Cloud Sales Development Director, US Signal

US Signal

With over 22 years of experience in the technology and IT industries, Jerry Clark influences and effects change in the way IT infrastructure is being delivered and supported by leading others towards the benefits of cloud computing. As Director of Cloud Sales Development at US Signal, Clark leverages his expertise in cloud computing to help IT Consulting firms, Managed Service Providers, VARs and Integrators nationwide achieve their strategic goals, increase efficiencies, and grow their bottom line. Prior to his time as Cloud Sales Development Director at US Signal, Clark held positions as Director of Cloud Sales at Comlink, and V.P./Director of IT Services at Kraft Business systems. Clark started his career after college repairing circuit boards on the first IBM PC/AT circuit boards and in 1989, started a computer service/sales business, and merged with a copier company in 2004.

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Patrick Cannon

Field CTO, US Signal Company

US Signal Company

Pat Cannon is US Signals Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As aseasoned professional with over 15 years of IT consulting andleadership experience, Pat has extensive experience architecting scalable, secure,and resilient solutions for customers in a wide variety of industries. Pat’sexperience as an IT consultant allows him to look at business objectives andtechnology options to produce solutions that have a meaningful impact oncustomer operations.

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Scott Cassidy

VP Global IRS Offer Marketing, Vertiv

Vertiv

Scott has spent more than three decades working closely with customers and specializing in an outside in approach to customer service, sales and marketing. Many of those years, he spent building channel programs and alliances with Kodak and APC. Scott enjoys transforming organizations to become more customer centric. From the first days selling copiers and printers in New York City to his current assignment looking after offer marketing for the Integrated Rack Systems business at Vertiv, he has never wavered from his desire to put the customer first. Since 2000, Scott has transformed several different organizations by evaluating current state, listening to current partners and employees, documenting the gaps and filling them with a new strategy and structure. Motivating employees to their own personal goals creates great loyalty and achievement of business results. Before joining Vertiv, Scott was a sales and leadership consultant for ASLAN Training and Development. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Alison where they welcome frequent visits from their four children.

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Wojciech Wieronski

CTO, Viirtue

Viirtue

Wojciech is a passionate technologist that brings over 20 years of software development and leadership experience. His mission is to deliver indispensable value to product consumers by internally cultivating a culture of: innovation, personal growth, knowledge sharing, and leading through example. When he’s not pushing the envelope of technology, he tries to inspire an atmosphere of positivity through humor via the excessive use of hilarious dad jokes.

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Kevin Nejad

CEO & Founder, Vijilan Security

Vijilan Security

Kevin Nejad is the CEO and founder of Vijilan Security. With over 15 years of experience in security monitoring and 10 years of expertise in developing security analytics and correlation rules, Kevin and his team have perfected the art of detection, monitoring, and reporting security incidents.

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Joe Shanahan

Sr. Account Executive, VoIP Supply

VoIP Supply

Joe Shanahan is Sr. Account Executive at VoIP Supply. He is one of the longest-tenured employees at the company and have been helping customers and developing lasting relationships since May of 2005. His deep expertise includes everything in the VoIP and telecom space and he excels at helping VoIP Supply’s customers become more profitable by ensuring that they have the phone systems and hardware that best fit their individual needs. Prior to joining VoIP Supply, he was an educator for 17 years. While working with customers on a day-to-day basis, Joe has also been a contributor to VoIP Supplys VoIP Insider Blog leveraging his insight and experience.

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Jason Gintert

CTO & Co-founder, WANDynamics

WANDynamics

Having managed IP/MPLS networks and service provider products for nearly 20 years, Jason co-founded WAN Dynamics based on the belief that SD-WAN will be the way we build wide area networks from now on. Working with networking technologies is not only his profession, but something of a hobby as well. Jasons education consists of hacking on Linux since 97 and surviving the late 90s/early 00s ISP world. He now lives in the woods outside of Cleveland Ohio with his wife, 2 girls, 2 dogs and a rabbit.

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Robert Cooper

Managing Director, 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.

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Joan D. Pepin

Founder & CEO, ZeroWall

ZeroWall

Joan D. Pepin is a security pioneer and the Founder and CEO of ZeroWall, an AI company that empowers small to midsize organizations to assess and evolve their information security programs with confidence. Pepin’s entrepreneurial drive gave her momentum to bring this service to life after her experience leading security initiatives as a CISO or BISO for several successful, high-growth organizations over the last two decades, including Auth0, Nike, and SumoLogic. She is a well-recognized thought leader who often challenges the status quo and has shared her learnings and perspective on cloud security and compliance at many events, including RSA. In addition to her work disrupting the security industry, Pepin prioritizes community support by angel investing, advising startups, and serving as a board member to non-profit organizations, including Bradley Angle and the Technology Association of Oregon.

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John Peterson

Chief Product Officer, ZTEdge

ZTEdge

John is responsible for product strategy and helping to define and support Ericom’s go-to market activity. Most recently, he was founding Chief Product Officer at Stellar Cyber. In his 30-year career, John has held executive positions at Comodo, Barracuda, Juniper, Fortinet, Websense, Montego Networks and Netscreen. He was a key member of four companies that went public and three that were acquired. John served as a United States Marine and holds multiple patents.

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Moderator List

Gary Audin (Moderator)

President, Delphi, Inc

Delphi, Inc

Gary Audin has more than 40+ years of computer, communications and security consulting and implementation experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented, and operated data, LAN, and telephone networks. These have included local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Caribbean, and Asia. He has advised domestic and international venture capital and investment bankers in communications, VoIP, and microprocessor technologies.

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Akshay Sharma (Moderator)

Advisor, Lionfish Tech Advisors

Lionfish Tech Advisors

Akshay Sharma is a former Gartner Analyst who has authored or co-authored over 280 research notes on emerging technologies, like Value Stream Management/Delivery Platforms, 6G, Blockchain, IoT, etc. in the past decade. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, etc. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms. Currently, he is an Advisor/Analyst at Lionfish Tech Advisors, CTO at Kovair in the DevOps and Value Stream Management solutions space, and Tech Advisory Board Member to Unified Office, and Agnity in the UC/IoT and Telecom space.

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Joel Maloff (Moderator)

Chief Compliance Officer, Phone.com

Phone.com

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 Phone.com (www.phone.com), 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.

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Rich Tehrani (Moderator)

CEO, Group Editor-in-Chief, TMC

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.

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