Peter Isler

Peter Isler – Keynote Speaker

Internationally renowned sailor, motivational speaker and author, Peter Isler has parlayed his love of sailing into a career. Inextricable from the America's Cup since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in Australia in 1987, he has sailed in five Cup campaigns (most recently with the BMW Oracle Racing Team in Valencia, Spain), winning it twice. Serving as a TV commentator, Peter has been a member of two Emmy award winning broadcast teams. He founded two America's Cup teams including the America3 Women's Team which raced for the 1995 Cup. Isler has entertained and motivated hundreds of groups including many Fortune 500 companies with his presentations. A prolific writer, he is Editor at Large for Sailing World Magazine and has co-authored the best-selling book, Sailing for Dummies (Wiley) and wrote the acclaimed business book, At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters (Doubleday) with Peter Economy. He is president of Isler Sailing International, Inc.


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Monday
9:15 - 10:00 am

Session: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters

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Michael George – CEO, Continuum

Michael is CEO of Continuum and he has over 25 years of experience in starting, building and leading world-class software companies. Previously, he was the CEO of RFID software leader OATSystems where he successfully repositioned the company with a vertical market strategy and dominated several key market segments. OAT was acquired by Checkpoint Systems in 2008. Prior to OAT, Michael was the CEO of Bowstreet and successfully redefined the company as a leader in portal infrastructure composite applications. Bowstreet was acquired by IBM in 2005. Michael is a graduate of Suffolk University where he served as a Trustee for 10 years. Michael also completed MIT's Birthing of Giants Executive MBA Program. 


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Monday
10:00 - 10:45 am

Session: True North

Paul Chisholm

Paul Chisholm – Keynote Speaker

From 2003 until 2013 Mr. Chisholm was the CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT and cloud services to small and medium businesses throughout the US. Mr. Chisholm was hired in 2003 by the Venture Capital owners to rebuild a struggling company. He grew the company from $5M to just over $100M and managed the acquisition of the company by a large national retailer. Prior to joining mindSHIFT, Mr. Chisholm provided business management and telecom consulting to various venture capital firms. From 1996-2001 Mr. Chisholm was the President & Chief Executive Officer of COLT Telecom Group plc headquartered in London, England. Mr. Chisholm started his career at COLT in 1992 as the company’s first Managing Director and grew the company from inception to a public company with revenue of $1B. 

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Mark Cattini – President & CEO, Autotask

With his passion for technology, commitment to quality and an unrelenting drive to help customers succeed, Mark has helped Autotask achieve the most impressive growth in its history and successfully expand its solutions and operations around the world.

Mark began his career in the software industry in his native UK where he worked at several technology companies, including nine years at Lotus Development Corporation. He has also served as President and CEO of Awareness, Inc., a social media software development company and President and CEO of MapInfo Corporation (where he led the company through 17 consecutive quarters of record growth and its acquisition by Pitney Bowes in 2007). Following the acquisition, Mark served as President of Pitney Bowes Marketing Services and was a member of Pitney Bowes’ leadership team.

Mark has a BA in Business Studies, with Honors, Thames Valley University, London, UK.

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Tony Scott – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, VMware and Board of Advisors, Continuum

Tony held the top IT spot as CIO of Microsoft, overseeing all aspects of the company’s information technology organization and enterprise digital supply chain. He was CIO at The Walt Disney Company, responsible for corporate and companywide shared service functions, including enterprise-wide application development and support. Tony served as the CTO of Information Systems & Services at General Motors Corporation. He currently leads the global information technology group at VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, helping the company meet the IT needs of more than 500,000 customers. He was inducted as a member of CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame in 2009.

Tony holds a bachelor's degree in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Intellectual Property, International Law from Santa Clara University.

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Tuesday
3:00 - 3:30 pm
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Len DiCostanzo – Senior Vice President, Community & Business Development, Autotask

Len is one of the most widely-recognized figures in the IT industry with more than 25 years experience in the channel. He joined Autotask in 2008. Len develops and nurtures Autotask’s strategic industry alliances around the world. He also works tirelessly to ensure the continued success of Autotask’s global client base by developing and delivering business building and product education content via live and on demand webinars, events and other digital media.

Before Autotask, Len was founder and CEO of a business technology solution provider that was one of the first to develop a managed services practice, generating recurring revenue by delivering scheduled and consistent IT services to clients in support of business operations.

Len currently sits on CompTIA’s MSP Partners Executive Council and the Vendor Advisory Council.

Len has a BS in Computer Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

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Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson – President, Vertical Solutions

Bruce D. Nelson is the President of Vertical Solutions, an R.L. Nelson and Associates Company, responsible for the operational and strategic vision of the company in addition to providing high end consulting services. Bruce is a CPA (inactive) with over 15 years of financial, accounting, consulting and management experience in both public accounting and private industry. He was in public accounting with Deloitte’s audit practice for three years. Bruce has been involved in the planning, implementation and support of hundreds of technology related projects for small and midsized organizations throughout the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University and a master’s degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Bruce is a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh XXI Class and the CORO Civic Leadership Program.

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Marc Silverman – Chief Technology Officer, Vertical Solutions

Marc Silverman is the Chief Technology Officer at Vertical Solutions, responsible for all Data Center Operations and Technology Development. He is a CPA (inactive) with over 25 years of financial, accounting, and management experience in both public accounting and private industry. Marc developed a passion for automation and technology and started his own consultancy firm which he then merged into Vertical Solutions in the summer of 2007, when assumed his current position. He graduated from Duquesne University with a BS in Business Administration and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

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Monday
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Bryan Gilliom – Founding Coach, Level 5

Bryan Gilliom is the founder of GrowMyMSP.com, a coaching practice that helps MSP leaders overcome the walls keeping them from outstanding growth and profitability. He founded GrowMyMSP after 30 years of IT industry experience, growing two seven figure MSP practices, as well as steering a $40M Integrator/CLEC through a successful sale as its CEO. Bryan is currently finishing his first book, “The Breakthrough MSP”. 

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Monday
11:00 - 11:45 am
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Mike Schmidtmann – Peer Group Facilitator & Business Coach, 4-Profit

 

Mike Schmidtmann is a member of 4-Profit, an organization dedicated to education, growth and profitability of solution providers in information technology. With over 20 years of experience, Mike is veteran leader in sales management, helping both resellers and vendors improve margins and profitability by identifying what it takes to hire and retain the most talented sales staff. Mike is the author of the “Talent Rules” series, a complete guide for sourcing, screening and hiring productive sales individuals. He is also a frequent public speaker on business and management topics, and is past-president of the National Speakers Association DC Chapter. 

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Monday
11:00 - 11:45 am
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Arlin Sorensen – CEO, HTG Peer Groups

Arlin serves as the CEO and Founder of the Heartland Companies which includes HTG Peer Groups, a peer group organization for IT company owners.  When he is not traveling to speak and consult, Arlin is home on his farm in Iowa with his wife Nancy.  He is a proud “Pop” to four precocious grandchildren who serve as daily reminders of why he is intentionally living to leave a strong legacy of faith and integrity.

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Sunday
1:00 - 4:00 pm

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Gil Cargill – Owner, Cargill Consulting Group, Inc.

After concluding a spectacular sales and management career at IBM, in which he led his sales team from a dead-last rating among 220 branch offices to first place in less than a year, Gil Cargill launched his own consulting prac­tice in 1978. Cargill Consulting Group, Inc. was built on the same strategies that produced Cargill’s outstanding sales results at IBM.

Gil Cargill has spent the past 39 years as a consultant, speaker and trainer helping thousands of businesses achieve dramatic and permanent improvements in sales productivity.

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Monday
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Session: An Anatomy of an Effective Sales Process
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Anurag Agrawal – CEO & Analyst, Techaisle

Anurag Agrawal, CEO & Analyst, Techaisle (frequently referred to as SMB Guru) is veteran market research executive with over 25 years’ experience.  As an Industry analyst he focuses on the SMB market and Channel Partner segment. He writes and advises IT Vendors on cloud computing, routes-to-market, emerging technologies, mobility, big data, Industry and Channel Dynamics. Previously Anurag headed Gartner's Worldwide Research Operations. As a Vice President, he managed data collection and analysis for hardware, software, services groups, as well as implemented Gartners' quarterly tracker products and IT Market Databook. He began his market research career with IDC, where he was responsible for launching IDC's quarterly tracker research. 

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Tuesday
11:15 - Noon
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Chris Wiser – Founder & CEO, TechSquad IT

Chris Wiser is the CEO and Founder of TechSquad IT, a Milwaukee-based company, which provides managed technology services to small businesses with 10 to 200 employees. Since founding TechSquad IT in 2008, Chris and his team have set the industry standard by bringing practical and pertinent expertise to the “outsourced IT” experience. It is through his 10-plus years of experience in professional IT consulting and telecommunications that Chris and his team have been able to consistently surpass the unique business needs of today’s SMBs. The vision of where TechSquad IT is today -- and where it is going in the future -- has been built by Chris and his team; being one step ahead of the market curve is Chris’s (and TechSquad IT’s) daily goal.

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Tuesday
1:15 - 2:00 pm
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Stuart Itkin – Chief Marketing Officer, ThreatTrack Security

Stuart Itkin leads ThreatTrack Security’s global marketing strategy and operations. He has more than 20 years of executive experience creating and executing marketing and product strategies at a variety of technology and software companies. Most recently, Itkin served as an advisor and interim executive to early-growth-stage businesses and as a marketing mentor and advisor at Mach37, a vertical accelerator focused on launching the next generation of information security companies. Previously, Stuart led global marketing at fast-growing startups and large public companies, including CEB, Kronos, Zebra Technologies, Lucid and Symbol Technologies.

Stuart is an active speaker on industry and marketing topics at seminars and conferences worldwide. He earned a B.A., M.A. and ABD from the University of Illinois in research psychology, computer science and mathematics.

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Monday
3:15 - 3:45 pm

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Joy Beland – Managing Partner, LA IT Girl

Joy Beland started LA IT Girl in 1997, providing computer network support and IT consulting services for educational, non-profit and small-to-medium businesses. The mission of LA IT Girl is to help these organizations run more efficiently with the right hardware and software while having the proper training to utilize it. LA IT Girl finds and retains the best technicians available – both men and women. Joy has secured several Microsoft credentials, including Silver Small Business Partner and Cloud Services Partner. She gives back to the SMB IT community by educating her peers through frequently presenting at IT conferences across the country. She often discusses her methods for budget review and relationship management with clients as well. She participates in several local user groups, including the SMBTN Pasadena Chapter and the IAMCP-SoCal North Group.  

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Monday
11:00 - 11:45 am
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Jeff Connally – President & CEO, CMIT Solutions

Jeff Connally has 30+ years of experience serving the IT needs of the SMB market. He began his career with IBM as a Systems Engineer, then went on to start and grow several businesses providing technology to small businesses. He currently runs CMIT Solutions, a 140 office company based in Austin Texas that leverages the franchise business model in delivering enterprise class technology solutions to the SMB market. 

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Monday
4:00 - 4:45 pm
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Vincent Fung – Founder & CEO of Debian Information Technology Inc.

Vincent Fung is the Founder and CEO of Debian Information Technology Inc., a premier Managed Services Provider headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For over 18 years, Debian I.T. has served in the SME market space and was one of the pioneers of the Flat Rate IT services delivery model in North America. Mr. Fung was featured in Avenue Magazine’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 List and was a nominee for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. He owes much of his success to his passion and dedication towards building and maintaining a “kick-ass” company culture of teamwork and collaboration, constant pursuit of growth and learning, and delivery of exceptional customer experiences that WOW! Vincent’s favorite pastime is travelling; there is nothing that compares to exploring the world for all of the wonders, ideas, and inspirations that are somewhere out there for all of us to experience.

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Stuart Selbst – Managing Partner/ Sr. Consultant of Stuart Selbst Consulting, LLC.

Stuart Selbst is a well-respected industry leader, speaker, business coach and the Managing Partner/ Sr. Consultant of Stuart Selbst Consulting LLC, a consulting firm which offers executive level business coaching and consulting to the technology industry. Selbst has personally coached and consulted with hundreds of Managed Service Providers and Technology Firms in the United States, UK and Australia, each one of them achieving different levels of success based on their personal and business goals.

Stuart Selbst has been named to the MSP Mentor Top 250 Most Influential Industry Executives in 2009, 10, 11, 12. He has also been named to SMB Nation’s SMB Top 150 in 2011, 2012 & 2013. He speaks at a number of industry events and is currently serving a 2-year appointment on the Channel Partners Advisory Board.

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Tuesday
1:00 - 1:45 pm

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Jack Knocke – Owner & Lead Consultant at The VAR Advisor

In addition to being a CompTIA faculty member, Jack Knocke is the founder and lead consultant for The VAR Advisor, a consulting company that helps Resellers and Telecom Agents establish and grow channel sales for telecom, cloud and managed services. Knocke is a 26-year veteran of the telecom industry. Most recently, he spent five years as COO for master agency MicroCorp. Inc., where he automated, streamlined and guided the business through 400 percent growth and facilitated two acquisitions. Previously, he held business development and operations positions at Lite Appliances, Direct Line Communications and InPhonic Inc/Simplexity (Inc Magazine # 1 Fastest Growing company, IPO 2004). Before that, Knocke spent 14 years with GTE/Verizon leading new initiatives in Marketing, New Product Development, Systems Integration, Product Fulfillment and Finance.

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Tuesday
2:00 - 2:45 pm

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Don Viar – Managing Partner & Owner at Epic Technologies, LLC

Don serves as the driving force behind Epic's sales, marketing, and operations activities. His experience and strategic vision have transformed Epic from a small-town technology company into a national professional services firm. Don has literally worked with more than 500 companies across his career and has been able to study their use of technology, policy, and operational best practices to bring them to bear for Epic's clients. Prior to joining Epic, Don served as the Retail Controller for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, as a founder of ConnectedHealth.Net (a $15 million subsidiary of Ernst & Young), as a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young's Emerging Technologies team, and as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. In these capacities Don frequently served as a trusted advisor to the top executives of multi-billion dollar and Fortune 100 companies. He is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration.

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Tuesday
11:45 - noon

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Mitch Morgan – Partner at Growth Achievement Partners

Mitch Morgan is the co-founder of Growth Achievement Partners (GAP), an internationally recognized consulting firm that advises businesses on strategy, operations, sales, organizational development, and the impact of emerging technologies on their operations. In his 20+ year-career , Morgan  has built and successfully sold a regional Technology Services firm, and built a $400 million North American wide IT Services business through acquisitions and organic growth.

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Chris Ryne – Partner at Growth Achievement Partners

Chris Ryne’s experience includes a successful track record in technology sales, operations, management, and strategic planning as he built a multi-million dollar Technology Services business unit within a Fortune 500 company.  In 2010 he co-founded Growth Achievement Partners (GAP), an internationally recognized consulting firm that advises value added resellers about the impact of emerging technologies on their sales strategies and business operations today, tomorrow, and into the future.

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Scott Jones – President, Liberty Technical Solutions

Scott Jones is the president of Liberty Technical Solutions, a Professional IT Services company located in southwest Missouri.  A cautious adopter of the MSP model, Scott observed many companies flounder at delivering Managed IT Services.  After identifying what  refers to as the MSP 'sweet spot' he transformed his company from a break-fix shop into a successful and growing MSP.  Scott is passionate and motivated by helping others identify and achieve their potential.  Scott and his wife, Gail, are the proud parents of 8 children.

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Chris Johnson – CEO & Founder, Untangled Solutions

Chris Johnson is CEO and founder of Untangled Solutions, his motto, “We untangle healthcare technology” has catapulted his company on to the go to short list for healthcare providers across the United States. With more than fifteen years of experience in IT services and web development, he specializes in helping medical practices make strategic HIT decisions that improve how providers safely treat their patients, productively run their practice and profitably manage their business.

 With dual comfort zones of knowing IT and delivering strategic counsel regarding how technology can maximize medical practice performance and ensure compliance, he provides invaluable expertise to his clients, proven by Untangled Solutions’ continuous growth. 

A thought leader in his industry and a desire to “give back”, Chris is the current Vice Chair for CompTIA’s IT Security Community, an active CompTIA Ambassador and is the former chairperson of the Healthcare IT Community. 

 Specialties: EMR/PM Integration, small provider workflow strategies, Regulatory Compliance, network architecture and security, emphasis on providing outsourced HIT and EHR solutions. 

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Tuesday
11:15 - Noon

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Paul Rouse – President & Owner, Rouse Consulting Group

A native of Moline, Paul Rouse is a graduate of the University of Iowa, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (1992) and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He earned a doctorate in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, in 2004. Prior to launching his own consulting firm in 1995, he was International Sales Manager for Montgomery Elevator’s accessory division.

 

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Tuesday
1:00 - 1:45 pm

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Dee Zepf – Vice President of Product Management and Technical Services, Continuum

Dee Zepf joined Continuum Managed IT Services as Vice President of Product Management and Technical Services in 2011 bringing over 20 years of software and product management experience. She was a CRN Channel Chief in 2014 and recognized by CRN as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2013 and 2014. She created a Partner Advisory Council that brings together 15 of Continuum’s partners and gives them a seat at the table for all strategic business and product planning. She was previously Sr. Director, Product at Care.com, Senior Product Manager at IBM and Director Product Management at Bowstreet. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Simmons College.

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Monday
1:00 - 1:45 pm

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Jeanne Hopkins – Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & CMO, Continuum

Jeanne Hopkins is Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & CMO at Continuum Managed IT Services. She has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and is renowned in data-driven, high-velocity demand creation marketing programs for high-growth SaaS companies. Co-author of a No. 1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com, Go Mobile, she was Vice President of Marketing at HubSpot where her marketing leadership helped the company become the second-fastest growing software company in the Inc. 500 by generating over 50,000 net new leads each month. She was CMO of SmartBear and MECLabs, owner of MarketingSherpa, MarketingExperiments and InTouch, as well as Senior Director, Marketing Programs and Communications for Symmetricom. Jeanne has been honored with many awards and named to numerous lists, including the 10 MSP Industry Executives to Watch in 2014.

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Monday
4:00 - 4:45 pm

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Paiman Nodoushani – CTO & VP Engineering, Continuum

Paiman Nodoushani is Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Engineering at Continuum Managed IT Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering management. He was Senior Director Cloud Products & Solutions for Avaya and Director Engineering & Portfolio Management for Cisco. He is on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and a Board Trustee for Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC).

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Monday
11:00- 11:45 am

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Amory Wakefield – Product Director, Continuum

Amory Wakefield is Product Director at Continuum Managed IT Services responsible for Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM). She has over 10 years of experience solving business challenges in growing technology companies. Prior to Continuum, she served E Ink Corporation in product management and business development. She has also held positions at MathWorks and Texas Instruments. Amory has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT.

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Tuesday
2:00 - 2:45 pm

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Jeff Neumann – Product Director, Backup Solutions, Continuum

Jeff Neumann joined Continuum Managed IT Services as Product Director, Backup Solutions in 2011. He is responsible for Continuum’s backup strategy and the development of Vault, the company’s backup and disaster recovery solution. Before joining Continuum, he held various product and strategy roles at IBM, Bowstreet and Ektron. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and computer science from Bentley University.

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Tuesday
1:00 - 1:45 pm

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Doug O'Flaherty – Cloud Product Director, Continuum

Doug O’Flaherty is Cloud Product Director at Continuum Managed IT Services, responsible for the direction, development and go-to-market strategy for its cloud portfolio of products, including C3. He has held senior management roles at Red Hat, AMD and several start-ups. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Yale University and has done course work in entrepreneurship and leadership at Harvard Business School Executive Education.

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Monday
11:00- 11:45 am

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Nicholas Bruno – Chief Information Security Officer, Continuum

Nicholas Bruno is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Continuum Managed IT Services. He comes from Pegasystems where he was IT Security Officer, developing and implementing the company’s information security and IT risk management strategy. Prior to Pegasystems, Nick was Head of Information Security and Risk Management for EMD Millipore, the Chemicals Division of Merck KGaA, which acquired Millipore Corporation. Early in his career, Nick held IT security-related positions at Boston Communications Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and H&R Block Mortgage Corporation. He is highly educated in the field with a bachelor’s degree in MIS from Salem State College, a master’s degree in network security from Capital College and holds many certifications such as Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and CISSP-ISSAP.

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Adrianna Gugel – Product Manager, Continuum

Adrianna Gugel is Product Manager at Continuum Managed IT Services, focused on cloud solutions. She spent several years at Invensys in product management and various engineering positions. She was also a chemical engineer at NewPage Corporation. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine and is working toward a master’s degree in engineering management from Tufts University.

 

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Monday
2:00 - 2:45 pm

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Nicolas Dard – Product Manager, Continuum

Nicolas Dard is Product Manager with Continuum Managed IT Services, responsible for third party products integration for the company’s Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution. He was previously Product Manager and Engineer with Qualisteo in Nice, France. He was also Functional Analyst consultant for Amadeus. He worked on a viral marketing and network immunization research project for Imperial College in London. He has a master’s degree in communication and signal processing from Imperial College London and a master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering and management from Supelec.

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Mark Wadnizak – Founder & President, Voice Smart Networks

Mark Wadnizak is Founder and President of Voice Smart Networks, Southern California’s leading unified communications provider. As President of Voice Smart Networks, Mark is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic direction, expanding the organization’s offering with cutting edge technology, and developing  programs and services that continually drive the profitability and competitive advantages of Voice Smart Networks’ customers.

Mark was co-founder, with his father, of Southern Counties Telephone, Inc., the organization that evolved into Voice Smart Networks. He also founded and was CEO of Xenium Communications. The company invented state-of-the-art software for computer telephony automatic call distribution (ACD) applications and "call back in queue" software. Many of Xenium's applications were later adopted by all major telecommunications companies. Xenium had exclusive OEM contracts with Mitel, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Mark has an exceptional technology background and superior engineering capabilities. He holds many certifications including Cisco CCNA, Microsoft, ADTRAN, ShoreTel, Zultys, Mitel, and VMware.

Mark is a sought after speaker delivering presentations on technology, managed services and best business practices at vendor dealer meetings and industry conferences.

Throughout his career, Mark has sat on numerous Advisory Boards including Technology Assurance Group (TAG), Continuum, ShoreTel, and Mitel. He was also the recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for the Top 100 U.S. Businesses by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mark studied Physics at Queens College London University.

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Mark Rouleau – Chief Visionary, iTech Las Vegas

Mark Rouleau is the Chief Visionary and founder of iTech Las Vegas. Established in 2007, Mark has grown iTech into a boutique, referral only company that is organically growing year after year. With his vision of delivering customer service first and technology as their vehicle iTech is beginning their growth outside of Las Vegas market.

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Shauna Peters – Technical Account Manager, Continuum

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shauna Peters is Technical Account Manager at Continuum Managed IT Services, with numerous certifications including CompTIA’s A+ and Network+, MOS Office Outlook 2010, MOS Office 365 and more. She has also served Continuum as Service Desk Engineer, skilled in proactive identification and resolution of critical systems and network issues. She was Help Desk Tech at Paul C. Rizzo Associates Inc, specializing in the civil engineering and earth sciences fields. She has a bachelor’s degree in information systems/information science from University of Pittsburgh.

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Zeshan Raja - Senior Technical Account Manager

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zeshan Raja is Senior Technical Account Manager at Continuum Managed IT Services, serving the Midatlatic area. Previously, he held technical account manager and product specialist positions at Zenith InfoTech. He was Network Operations Center (NOC) Analyst for Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection. Zeshan has a bachelor’s degree in information science from University of Pittsburgh and is expected to graduate in 2015 with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), Management Information Systems and Services from University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

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Todd Wolpert – Senior Technical Account Manager

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Todd Wolpert has been a Senior Account Manager and a Senior Technical Account Manager at Continuum Managed IT Managed Services for the past seven years. Previously, he was Territory Representative for ComponentOne, leader in the Microsoft Visual Studio component industry and a Gold Partner of Microsoft. There, he represented Development Controls for Visual Studio and Borland development platforms and the Help Authoring Tool “Doc-To-Help.” Todd is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a concentration in Information Systems Management.

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Peter Melby – President, Greystone Technology Group, Inc.

Peter Melby is the President of Greystone Technology Group, Inc., a Denver based MSP intent on changing the MSP playing field.   His passion for redefining the client experience with a unique, common sense focus has propelled Greystone to an average of 40% annual growth for the past 10 years and a client retention rate of more than 97%. Peter and Greystone have received recognition for their growth and innovative service model from Inc Magazine, MSPMentor, and more.He’d love to spend his time in Boston bragging about the Broncos playoff victory over the Patriots, but the Super Bowl was pretty humbling.  

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Monday
1:00 - 1:45 pm 

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Charles Love – Director of Service and Cloud Operations, Big Sur Technologies

Charles Love has been working in the IT field since 1997. He has worked for enterprise level city government agencies and commercial businesses throughout his IT career. Charles started out as the first full-time hire of the now rapidly increasing technical support team. As Director of Service and Cloud Operations, Charles’ role includes developing new and streamlined processes for all of Big Sur’s offerings and leading Big Sur’s highly talented team of engineers. Charles is also very active in the managed service provider peer industry often being asked to attend various industry tradeshows to both speak and be on expert panels. In 2011, his efforts earned him a coveted spot on the MSP Mentor Top 250 list for his contributions to the service provider community. His involvement with the Level Platforms Partner Council helps executives gain insight as to how we use our Remote Management Tools which influences how the tools are shaped and developed.

With a passion for customer support you can count on Charles for caring about your infrastructure from the desktop to the cloud. Most people know Charles as the brains behind Big Sur’s latest technology solutions but what most people don’t know is that he moonlights as a Cub Scouts’ Pack Cub Master for Boy Scouts of America, and he and his wife have matching chicken suits.

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Monday
4:00 - 4:45 pm

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Carl Brooks – IT Analyst, The 451 Group

Carl Brooks covers cloud computing and the next generation of IT infrastructure for 451 Research. Previously, he spent several years researching and reporting on the emerging cloud market for TechTarget. Carl has also spent more than 10 years supporting small and medium-sized businesses as an IT consultant, network and systems integrator, and IT outsourcer. He specializes in server and desktop operations, Linux and Microsoft products, and security, and has thorough knowledge of hardware platforms and networking technologies, as well as significant experience working with the channel market.

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Tuesday
9:45 - 10:15 am

Session: Industry Trend Panel
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David Skeddle – Senior Technical Account Manager, Continuum

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David Skeddle is the Senior Technical Account Manager of the Southeast Region at Continuum Managed IT Services. He has 25 years of experience in information technology as a business owner, IT Consultant, IT Project Manager, Regional Network Administrator and Sr. Systems Analyst. Previously, he was an Owner/Partner at Sales Star Agency, providing sales recruiting and sales and motivation training. He has worked for two Fortune 100 companies, Alcoa, leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, and Supervalu, a grocery industry leader and wholesale distributor. David has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duquesne University and a master’s degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

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David Boulos – Senior Technical Account Manager, Continuum

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David Boulos is Senior Technical Account Manager at Continuum Managed IT Services. Before joining Continuum, Dave was a Technical Account Manager for Zenith Infotech, owner of Blackberry Meadows Organic Farm, and a technician with Team 1 Systems. In addition to several technical certifications, Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as playing hockey and golf.

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Gary Harlam – Founder & President, Technology Advisory Group

For nearly 20 years, Gary Harlam, as the founder and President of TAG has led the company to continually find ways to leverage technology in order to help clients increase their efficiency and reliability.  In his role as CTO, he implemented tools and automation that allow TAG to proactively monitor the status of their clients’ equipment often allowing TAG to become aware of issues before the client.

Over the years, Gary has maintained the company’s focus ahead of the industry by evolving TAG offerings, tools, and skill sets, from Netware servers to Windows servers to virtual servers and now to the cloud. 

With an early background in programming, Gary keeps his skills sharp by developing custom programs and reporting engines for his clients.

Prior to founding TAG, Gary worked at Lotus Development in their Quality Assurance Department then as the Co-Owner of Karew, a local manufacturer of mirrored perfume trays.

When not engrossed in technology, Gary loves to be on his boat cruising the local waters with his family.  He also enjoys regular games of roller hockey or basketball.

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Francois Daumard – Vice President,  Channels, Fiberlink

Francois Daumard is Vice President, Channels at Fiberlink, overseeing sales, marketing and operations for North America. Prior to Fiberlink, he spent two years at Apple building the brand new channel of service providers capable of delivering integration solutions for iOS in business, a partner program that attracted hundreds of channel partners of all sizes, in the US and Canada.

Before that, Daumard worked for over a decade at Microsoft, where he developed channel expertise through a number of roles, including managing directly some key Distributors like Synnex and D&H, developing existing and new partner programs, and running the alliance between Microsoft and HP in SMB.  He also had various marketing and I.T. management roles at Microsoft.

Prior to coming to the US, Daumard started his B2B-focused career in France as a business strategist for SFR, one of the largest telcos in Europe, and as a consultant for market research firm IDC.

Daumard has an MBA from the Wharton School.

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Jason Holbrook – Owner,  Empower Information Systems

Since 1998, Jason Holbrook has been the Owner, Chief Technology Integrator and Security Consultant at Empower Information Systems (EIS), providing Help Desk Support, Network Management and Business Continuity services to small and medium sized business customers. Based on Newport News, Virginia, EIS has been a Continuum partner since 2011. Jason is featured in a Continuum Success Story. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Carolina University.

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Ted Roller – Vice President of Channel Development, LogMeIn

Ted Roller, Vice President of Channel Development for LogMeIn, has spent his entire career working in the channel as either a reseller or channel vendor.

Roller launched Oxford Systems Integration, an Ohio based technology services organization, in 1991.  In 2004, Roller merged with competitor PC Solutions to form the leading provider of technology solutions in southwestern Ohio, Quanexus. He sold the business to partner Jack Gerbs in 2006, who continues to run it today.

Since then, Roller has worked with itContol Solutions and Intronis to structure viable and profitable channel programs that are designed to both drive revenue and create bonds between channel partners and their end user customers.  In 2012, Roller joined LogMeIn, charged with building and managing a channel engagement model designed to help MSPs extend their business to include network, data and app management with LogMeIn products.  Roller has been recognized by CRN, MSPMentor, and others for his dedication to the success of channel partners worldwide.  He is a former CompTIA Board Member, and currently chairs the CompTIA Cloud Community.

Roller continues to live in Ohio, and spends a great deal of time face to face with the channel community at events and roadshows.

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Shannon Mayer – Channel Engagement Manager, LogMeIn

Shannon has joined LogMeIn as the Channel Engagement Manager. She is focused on arming LogMeIn partners with in-demand products, education, and the tools they need to succeed in the increasingly competitive market. Prior to LogMeIn, Shannon was the Director of Marketing & Channel Relations for Datto Inc., where she helped the company more than quadruple its partner base, achieve its fourth consecutive year of 300% revenue growth, and win over 35 prestigious industry awards.

Shannon was named a 2013 Channel Chief by CRN and has also been named to the MSPmentor 250, CRN’s ‘Top 100 People You Don’t Know, But Should’, and CRN’s ‘Women of the Channel’ lists.  

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Terry Fleming – VP of Business Development, Malwarebytes

Terry Fleming creates long-lasting, high-value, strategic relationships with key partners and suppliers to Malwarebytes. Terry was directly responsible for working together with Continuum to make Malwarebytes' technology available on the Continuum platform.

Terry has over 25 years of strategic software sales, business development and partner relationship expertise. He has a passion for bringing best-in-class technology to market in unique and creative ways. 

Prior to joining Malwarebytes Terry helped propel Webroot Software into hyper-growth; and he is committed to repeating that success at an even higher level with Malwarebytes. Not your typical "biz dev guy", Terry has built several commercial software programs and ecommerce web sites and co-authored portions of "The High-Tech Marketing Companion", published by Addison-Wesley.

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Chad Bacher – VP of Products, Malwarebytes

Chad Bacher leads the Product Management team at Malwarebytes. He is responsible for defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for the entire Malwarebytes product portfolio. Chad brings 15+ years of experience in the security and high tech industries.  Prior to joining Malwarebytes, Bacher served as Chief Product Officer at Webroot with responsibility for over 20 products in the consumer, SMB, enterprise and OEM markets. Prior to that he held various Product Management positions at Abacus and Schwinn Cycling & Fitness. Bacher earned a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Win Pham – VP of Software Development, RapidFire Tools

Win Pham is VP of Software Development for RapidFire Tools, makers of Network Detective. He has 20 years of product development experience and most recently has focused on monitoring and management software. 

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Tom Richbourg –   VP of Services Operations, SyCom Technologies  

Tom Richbourg is responsible for the Project Management Office (PMO) and the Technical Services Center (TSC) which includes the Helpdesk, Technical Assistance Center (TAC), Network Operations Center (NOC) and Managed Services. In his position, he oversees a staff of 50 information technology professionals supporting SyCom’s diverse customer base.

Tom has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry which has included designing, building, managing and growing Support operations and PMOs, IT change management, project management, systems engineering, and software development. He is an experienced leader in building value added solutions that provide concrete improvements and efficiencies for both the customer and supporting company.

Prior to coming to SyCom, Tom was the Director of Packet360’s Project Management Office and the General Manager / Director of Engineering and Operations of Acision’s North American software development office. At Acision he developed a global PMO responsible for software development projects spanning three development centers in Richmond, Virginia, Prague, Czech Republic, and Bangalore, India.

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Dale Stein –   Co-Founder, Technology Assurance Group (TAG)

Dale Stein, one of Southern California's leading entrepreneurs, co-founded Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an international organization of independently owned telecommunications and IT providers, and currently serves as a partner. Dale holds the responsibility for developing TAG's strategic planning and guiding its business development. One of the nation's most sought-after speakers on technology and its impact on advancing businesses. Dale has over 30 years of proven entrepreneurial, business strategy, management, sales and marketing experience.

In 2009, TAG entered into a partnership with Voice Smart Networks, an industry leader in unified communications. As a result, Dale holds a central role at Voice Smart Networks, located in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego and is the driving force behind its business development.

Until the spring of 2000, Dale served as CEO of INET, Inc., one of the country's most successful telecommunication companies. Under his leadership, INET achieved over $3 Million per annum in internal sales growth and became the number 1 distributor of Mitel products in North America averaging $18 Million in business. The company was acquired by a public CLEC in 2000. Dale also founded Westec Security Corporation and served as its CEO. While there, he grew the private security company to more than $30 Million in annual revenues and at time of sale the company had 22,000 homes protected in Southern California and 36 distributors nationwide. Dale sits on TAG's board as well as TargetSafety, an online compliance and training company. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Phone+, a 5,000 national telecom agent organization.

Dale is also highly visible in the academic community. He regularly conducts lectures for the Management and Entrepreneurship programs at San Diego State University.

Dale received a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University in Chicago and certification from Harvard University's Small Company Management Program.  Distinguished Recipient of Devry Pinnacle Award. Recognized and the recipient of the San Diego Daily Transcript Most Influential of 2012.

Past Board Member of:  YMCA, La Cuna, Human Development Foundation, San Diego Social Venture Partners

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Joe Consolmagno –   Senior Technical Account Manager, Continuum

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Joe Consolmagno is Senior Technical Account Manager at Continuum Managed IT Services, managing a team of three account managers working with 1,300 Continuum partners. Previously, he was Technical Account Manager at Zenith InfoTech. He was Help Desk Technician for the Pittsburgh Pirates, troubleshooting failed equipment and performing weekly hardware checks throughout the ballpark. He was also Technician & Warehouse Manager for Premier Technology Systems. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in information technology form Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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