Hall of Fame Basketball player, NBA Champion, NCAA Champion and ESPN/PAC-12 Network broadcaster Bill Walton will appear on September 29th at Navigate 2016, presented by Webroot.
One of basketball’s most recognizable figures, Bill Walton inspires audiences with tales from his life and career. Walton played for legendary coaches and can share their leadership secrets. The most-injured player in NBA history, Walton was forced to quit the game he loved. He decided to pursue broadcasting, but first had to overcome the lifelong stutter that afflicted him. Catastrophic spinal collapse represented the toughest challenge of Walton’s life. His 37th surgery put him back together, but it was a rocky road that led to his triumphant recovery. Through it all, Walton’s determination carried him through. Bill Walton is an authentic and true original who personifies greatness and is one of the most compassionate figures in sports. He has an extraordinary record of giving back through his work with numerous charities and non-profits. For his efforts, in 2002 he received the NBA Retired Players Association Humanitarian Award. He has also penned two books: Back from the Dead and Nothing but Net.
Bill Walton has a passion for his work, for family & friends, for music, for life and for greatness! Bill brings his outsized passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and beyond.
Mr. Chisholm presently invests in and serves as an advisor to a number of small businesses (Next Gen Golf, ANSWR and Unified Office) and young entrepreneurs.
Mr. Chisholm retired in 2013 having served for ten years as the Chairman & CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT services to small and medium businesses throughout the US.
Prior to joining mindSHIFT in 2003 Mr. Chisholm provided business and telecom consulting to various venture capital firms.
From 1992-2001 worked as a Senior Executive for COLT Telecom. 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.
Mr. Chisholm also held various general management positions at Teleport Communications Group, Shawmut Bank, AT&T and New England Telephone.
Mr. Chisholm received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1971 and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College in 1982.
Mr. Chisholm is on the Board of Directors of Summit IG and Synoptek and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cathedral High School in Boston and Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
As Vice President of Cybersecurity Services, Mike Buratowski is responsible for managing the Network Defense and Forensics business area at Fidelis Cybersecurity, including the Digital Forensics Lab. Prior to joining Fidelis, he was the Business Area Director for the Cyber Operations Solutions business and program manager for the US-CERT contract in the Cyber Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Mr. Buratowski served in various operational roles at General Dynamics, including nearly ten years on the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory contract as an examiner in the Major Crimes & Safety section, a network intrusion examiner in the Intrusions & Information Assurance section, and the section chief of the Imaging & Extraction section. Before his tenure with General Dynamics, Mr. Buratowski was a Police Officer with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department where he served as a detective in the Computer Crimes Unit. He holds a Master of Science in Forensic Studies of Information Systems from Stevenson University as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.
Michael George has over 25 years of experience in starting, building and leading world-class technology companies. He has served as CEO at Continuum since 2011, ensuring the company provides its thousands of Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners who serve the SMB markets around the globe with the platform and tools they need to capture their portion of the growing $241 billion managed IT services market. His maxim to enable the company’s IT Service Provider partners to leverage a global digital transformation, Continuum’s “smart-sourcing” model, dynamically delivers the right IT functions on demand. This transformational business model uniquely enables Continuum partners to focus on more strategic initiatives to grow their business, producing the most successful MSPs in the industry. He previously served as CEO at OATSystems, Bowstreet and Interlynx, and held executive leadership positions at TALX Corporation and DEKA Corporation.
Michael founded the Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing financial support to local and national charities that focus on helping veterans find jobs in IT and serves on its Board of Directors. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including ITEX, CMIT, Technology Assurance Group (TAG), Business Technology Association (BTA) and Navigate by Continuum, among others.
Michael is a graduate of Suffolk University where he served as a Trustee for 10 years and completed MIT's Birthing of Giants Executive MBA Program.
An office equipment veteran, Ed McLaughlin has more than 40 years of experience in the information and imaging industries. He was President of Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America for more than nine years and Executive Advisor at Sharp Electronics for nearly two years. Prior to Sharp, Ed served as Vice President, Direct Operations for Savin/Ricoh. He was President of Duplifax, a Canon USA Company and Director, National Accounts Division for Canon USA. He also served NeXT Object Channel Partner and Sperry Rand Corp. In September 2016, Ed was appointed Vice-Chairman of Innovolt, Inc., a provider of power-protection solutions and analytics. He previously worked with Innovolt as a strategic advisor. He is currently President and CEO at Valderus, bringing together dealerships with an innovative approach for shared profitability while retaining local management and brand identity.
Ed began his career in the office equipment industry in 1971 as a sales representative for 3M Company. He has received many honors during his career including Marketing Research Associates’ Lifetime Achievement and a BTA Lifetime Achievement, both in 2012.
Brian joined Continuum Managed IT Services in 2015 as VP, Products. Previously, Brian was Senior Director, Business Line Management at UpToDate, a premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource, leading a team of six product managers, UX designer and UI developer managing a $250 million SaaS product line. At Kronos, he led a team of seven product managers and directors driving a $200 million portfolio of products. He was CEO and VP, Business Development at Clinton Foundation-Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Brian has served iManage, Ariba (now part of SAP) and Documentum (now part of EMC), among others in senior product management roles. He has a master’s degree in chemistry from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
Brian has been on the Board of Advisors at CYCLE Kids, addressing the issue of inactivity and poor nutrition habits of students, as well as families and school staff, since 2012. He also served on the Board of Directors for Jericho Road Project, a group of volunteer experts who have helped non-profits deliver stronger services including strategic planning, marketing, IT, Web design and more, to communities in Massachusetts and across the country.
Mike Dudek, attorney and CPA, is owner of Zygoquest Group "seeking to unite" which provides customized merger & acquisition services to buyers & sellers of companies. Dudek has consummated over 400 M&A transactions in the office products, document services, technology services, and telecommunications industries. Prior to founding Zygoquest, Dudek was Vice-President of Acquisitions for IKON Office Solutions, a $5.5 billion NYSE company acquired by Ricoh Corporation. Dudek has evaluated transactions ranging from million to billion dollar deals. See www.zygoquest.com for deals you will recognize.
Dudek also owns the Law Office of Mike Dudek which provides owners with customized affordable legal services on mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions. See www.mikedudeklaw.com.
Tonya Barnett joined Continuum Managed IT Services as a Technical Account Manager in 2014 bringing over 15 years of IT experience. She has served in the US Air Force as a Systems Analyst and worked as a System Administrator for a Telecom Energy company. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a Technical Success Manager working with partners in the southwest region.
As Senior Director, Strategic Partners, Raymond Vrabel focuses on helping to drive the recruitment, on-boarding and launch of the strategic new partners for Continuum Managed Services. Ray focuses his time on the largest prospective partners across various selling teams (Channel Development, Office Equipment, Telecommunications, Europe and Business Development). In his role Ray will be involved in all aspects of the program including the management of the team of Tech Specialists that are currently involved with this program.
Prior to his new role he lead Continuum's Technical Account Management teams for several years as the Director of Technical Account Management. As Director of the TAM organization, Raymond defined business strategies on the Managed Service Market. Raymond is involved in building strong customer partnerships and strategic alliances with existing and new Continuum partners.
Prior to Continuum, Ray joined Zenith Infotech in 2005 and held several positions including Director of Management, Service Desk Manager, Sr. Technical Account Manager and Sr. Manager of Service Operations. He currently has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in Managed Services, Disaster Recovery, and Cloud Solutions. Prior to Continuum and Zenith, Ray worked at ANH Refractories, a world-class provider of Refractories products, in their Service Desk Department.
Jeanne Hopkins is Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum Managed IT Services. She has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and is renowned in data-driven, high-velocity demand creation marketing programs for high-growth SaaS companies. Since joining Continuum in 2013, she has built a powerhouse metrics based sales and marketing machine. She is co-author of a No. 1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com, Go Mobile.
Jeanne 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. She is on the Advisory Boards of Bedrock Data and BrightInfo and as well as Co-Chair of the MassTLC Sales and Marketing Cluster.
Most recently, Jeanne was named to CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel and Power 100. She has been honored by the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) as one of the 50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management professionals, 2011– 2014 and 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in 2015 and a 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management winner for five straight years, most recently in 2016. In 2014, Jeanne was named to the MSPmentor 250 list. In 2013, she was named to the 10 MSP Industry Executives to Watch in 2014 list.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zeshan Raja is Assistant Director, Partner Success at Continuum. Previously, he held Sr. Technical Account Manager and Product Specialist positions at Continuum and Zenith Infotech. Prior to that, he was a Network Operations Center (NOC) Analyst for Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection. Zeshan has a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and recently received his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh. When he is not working, he enjoys going fishing and golfing.
A talented marketing professional with 25+ years of experience in strategic marketing, Mary is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Continuum. Prior to joining the team in 2014, she spent eight years at Constant Contact where she earned her reputation as a customer-focused growth catalyst with a career history of developing innovative go-to-market strategies, effectively leading and motivating cross-functional teams, and driving bottom-line results. Mary is a devoted mom who enjoys going to the theater, reading historical fiction and exploring new places with friends.
Nicolas Dard is a Sr. Product Manager on the RMM product management team at Continuum, with responsability for all things security, including patching.
He was previously a Product Manager and Engineer in several tech companies, like Qualisteo, a Green Tech startup in Nice, France, and Amadeus, the world leader in travel reservation systems.
Adrianna Gugel is on the RMM product management team at Continuum. She covers the desktop and server agent, reporting, scripting, and is starting to take a look at general UI changes.
Prior to Continuum, Adrianna held product management and engineering roles in the process control and automation division of Schneider Electric. When not working she enjoys traveling and trying new things.
Jonah is the CEO and co-founder of Crayon, a platform that provides inspiration & market intelligence to the world's best marketers. Crayon tracks hundreds of millions of pages across 4 million companies, and has over 30,000 users. Crayon is based in Boston, MA.
Prior to Crayon, Jonah was the VP of Customer Success on the management team at HubSpot, a leading marketing software company. Jonah joined HubSpot in 2007 as Employee #6, and helped scale the company over the next six years to over 8,000 customers, 400 employees, and $50m in revenue.
Jonah started his career as a consultant in the Strategy & Operations group at Deloitte Consulting, where he served fortune 1000 companies in Healthcare and Manufacturing. Jonah has also lived and worked in China, where he focused on entrepreneurship and non-profits.
Jonah has a BA in Physics from Cornell, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dominick DiGennaro is a Senior Technical Success Manager at Continuum Managed Services. Previously he held account manager and product specialist positions at Zenith InfoTech. Over the past two years at Continuum, Dominick has helped hundreds of Continuum partners onboard new Help Desk clients, and he authored a Help Desk Onboarding Checklist that was posted to the Doc Center. He has assisted with numerous Help Desk escalations and frequently advises partners on best practices and process improvements. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University.
Since starting her consulting practice in 1997, Joy’s ability to develop solid and creative technology solutions has brought efficiency and affordability to small and medium businesses alike.
Joy began her consulting practice with Hebrew Union College (HUC), her largest client at 30-hours per week for eight years. In her role as Network Administrator, Joy single-handedly supported five servers and 105 computers. As Joy added more technicians to her team, it enabled her to focus on securing more small business clients, obtain Microsoft Certifications, and align LA IT Girl with the industry’s most notable vendor partners. Her extensive experience in implementing business plans, setting and achieving project goals, and developing workflow processes while utilizing the most efficient technology has resulted in bringing far more to the table than just creative technology solutions.
Picking up momentum in early 2015, Joy’s focus has shifted to cyber security. Her philosophy is that offering protection and peace of mind to her clients is paramount, and continues LA It Girl’s tradition of secure and reliable network support. Joy obtained her Security + certification and is currently training with the FBI on Ethical Hacking, as well as testing and implementing layers of cyber protection for her own business and her clients.
To address the cybersecurity needs of the community, Joy created Pink Hat Technology Management, a division of LA IT Girl, Inc., to offer security solutions to the small and medium business owners in 2016.
Joy’s individualized network planning, strict attention to details, concise communications and service loyalty make her a well-respected and sought-after IT partner for small businesses.
Arlin Sorensen serves as the CEO and Founder of the Heartland Companies which includes HTG Peer Groups. 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. He loves making a difference in the lives and companies of small to mid-market business owners. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @asorensen
Tim Weber, Director of Infrastructure Services, has been with ADNET since 1994. Tim began his career as a Systems Engineer and rapidly progressed into a leadership role in 1999. Since then, Tim has focused on the continual growth and development of ADNET’s service delivery team, and on the evolution of ADNET’s delivery model.
Tim works with our clients to develop their overall IT vision with the goal of creating a manageable and secure infrastructure, balanced efficiency in operations, and redundancy and security. While providing strategic guidance, Tim and his team also work to implement security and disaster recovery best practices, develop standards and IT service levels, and establish IT Governance models.
Tim participates within his chapter of the Heartland Technology Group, a national networking association for IT service providers. Through membership in HTG, Tim is exposed to new solutions and best practices in the technology industry that he brings to ADNET for the benefit of our clients. Tim is also a frequent speaker at industry events and strives to help his audience think differently about their IT challenges.
Tim serves his community as an Officer with the Lost Acres Volunteer Fire Department and enjoys teaching local students about fire prevention and safety. Tim maintains a blog and frequently draws parallels between his work as a firefighter and an IT advisor.
Matt Waters has over 8 years’ experience in the IT/MSP Channel serving in various Business Development, Account Management and Sales Management roles. Matt is currently Continuum’s Director of North American Sales and has been with Continuum since its inception in 2011. As Director of NA Sales Matt oversees Continuum’s Partner Development and Channel Development teams as well as manages the corporate relationship with CMIT, Technology Assurance Group and Computer Troubleshooters, three strategic Continuum partnerships. Matt has also been instrumental in creating Continuum’s Strategic Partner Growth Program and has been an active participant on MSPtv, MSPradio as well as various Continuum blogs and webinars.
Prior to Continuum Matt has held various Sales, Business Development and Management roles at Zenith Infotech, TrueCommerce EDI, TruGreen and 84 Lumber and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Peter is the President of Greystone Technology Group, a Denver MSP recognized nationally for their innovative client services model, unique company culture, rapid client acquisition, and consistent retention. Peter co-founded Greystone at age 20 and has built it from being the sole technician to employing over 60 team members and becoming a repeat winner as one of Denver’s Top Workplaces. Greystone has used innovation in the sales, service, and employment experiences to average 40% annual growth for the past 13 years.
Peter's career passion is "innovating with people" and targets much-needed reinvention of the tech service mentality both in his work with Greystone and outside organizations. In 2016 Peter was named as one of ChannelPro’s 20/20 Visionaries. Peter loves connecting with anyone on the topics of driving genuine engagement, service experience, and the Denver Broncos.
Music lead me to electronics, electronics led me to IT. I have been in the IT industry for over 25 years. I currently sit on several industry advisory boards as well as actively speak on various panels throughout the NYC Metro area. I strive to stay on the cutting edge and leverage today’s technology to make the lives of our clients as well as our staff easier. Today’s technology is more than just setting up a server and going. It requires strategic planning on how the business needs alignment with technology. That’s where I sit. I take the time to best understand our clients’ needs and match them up with the appropriate technology for their immediate needs as well as considering the future requirements.
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 dealers and value added resellers about the impact of emerging technologies on their sales strategies and business operations today, tomorrow, and into the future.
Mitch Morgan, a founding partner of Growth Achievement Partners (GAP) is an internationally recognized Consultant and Speaker. Mitch has owned several successful Information Technology Services firms, built a North American wide IT Services division of a Fortune 500 company, and has been providing consulting services since 2005.
GAP advises companies on appropriate strategies, execution tactics, and business models to successfully expanding their business operations. These expansion opportunities include Managed and Cloud Services, Business Process Optimization, and Strategic Sales development. GAP has worked with Continuum to co-author a Managed Services Business Model, which assists MSP’s in achieving benchmarks for success. This MSP Business Model will be reviewed in detail for MSP’s at Continuum Navigate 2016.
Together with Zygoquest, a leading Mergers & Acquisition firm in the technology space, GAP also provides acquisition related services for MSP buyers and sellers.
Tyler Moffitt is a Senior Threat Research Analyst with Webroot. He joined Webroot in 2010 and is a key member of the Threat Research team, immersed deep within the world of malware. Tyler works directly with malware samples, develops antimalware intelligence, tests in-house tools, writes blogs, and speaks at industry events. He has a passion for hands-on learning, which ultimately results in improving Webroot capabilities and customer experiences with malware threats.
Dale Stein, owner of INET, grew the company from $600k in annual sales to $18 million within six years. INET became one of the most successful VARs in the industry. Dale is a partner at Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an organization of the leading managed service providers in North America (www.tagnational.com) representing $300 million in annual sales, and a partner at Voice Smart Networks, a leading technology provider in Southern California. Voice Smart Networks received the 2013 Channel Partners 360 Award for providing a holistic approach to Managed IT Services, Network Security, Disaster Recovery, Voice, SIP and Surveillance technology solutions for their customers. Dale invented TAG’s proprietary Seven Step Sales Solution revolutionizing the way technology is sold. Learn more about Dale http://www.tagnational.com/bios/DaleS.aspx
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, David Boulos is Assistant Director, Partner Success at Continuum Managed 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.
Dan Wilson has built a successful career, spanning over 30-years, in the field of Information Technology. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 1/2 years where he built his technology career as a small computer technician, network administrator, and network manager and earned degrees in Information Systems and Education. Upon his return from service, he spent time as a network engineer and independent contractor managing the technology infrastructures for many Fortune 1000 companies.
In 2003, Dan founded and became President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Waypoint Solutions Group, a managed IT service provider, serving customers worldwide. In 13 years Waypoint has grown to over 20 employees and nearing 275 contracted clients. Waypoint Solutions Group has been named a Top 100 MSP by MSPmentor.net, a Top 100 Small Business in the state of North Carolina, a Top 300 Small Business in the South, a Charlotte Business Journal FAST50 winner from 2010-2013 and was ranked in the INC 500/5000 from 2011-2013. Dan Wilson was also named to the Top 250 Executives in the MSP industry in 2008-2013, a finalist for CIO of the Year in 2013 and 2105 by the Charlotte Business Journal, a Charlotte Mover & Shaker for 2009-2010, and a Charlotte Top 50 Entrepreneur in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Outside of leading Waypoint’s company growth, Dan is an active board member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Charlotte chapter and Area Director for the East Region, Board member for the Patriot Military Family Foundation and the Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program for Carolina Rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC. Dan enjoys sailing, golfing and spending time with his wife, Lynne, and their three daughters.
Jeff Barnett is the Assistant Director of Partner Services working with the onboarding of new MSP’s that come onto the Continuum platform. He has served 10 years in the U.S.A.F. Shortly after leaving the Air Force he started working for the platform in early 2008 as one of the original 13 Help Desk Technicians in Cranberry PA. From this position he moved up from Technical Sales Engineer to his current position creating and maintaining the training regimen for new Continuum MSPs.
Sean Butler is a Sr. Product Manager on the RMM product management team at Continuum where he is responsible for network and virtual monitoring solutions. Prior to joining Continuum, Sean served as a Product Manager at ABILITY Network where he was part of the product management team responsible for launching new products into the post-acute healthcare market. Sean has also served as a Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group where he covered mobile, cloud computing and other technologies that organizations are deploying and managing today. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Sean also served in product management with Imprivata, a Healthcare IT company, and Kronos, a leading HCM software provider. He has a B.S. in economics from Pennsylvania State University. In his free time Sean is an avid golfer and loves to read books by Michael Lewis and watch the movies based off of them.
Tracy has been in the forefront of the high tech industry for over 20 years. As the President and founder of BroadPR, she is the visionary leader that manages an enthusiastic team covering the public relations needs of enterprise, consumer, MSPs and non-profit organizations. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in USA Today, CNET, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and a plethora of trade publications. Tracy spends time outside of work volunteering locally and abroad, and serves as the PR Chair on the Board of Directors for Many Hopes.
Win Pham is VP of Software Development for RapidFire Tools, makers of Network Detective. He has over 20 years of product development experience in the IT monitoring and management space. Win is responsible for the Network Detective line of products, which includes modules in both the IT Assessment, security, and compliance space. Prior to joining RapidFire Tools, Win has developed products for RMM, e-commerce, search, and Java development and served on the original Java Beans advisory board. He is a proud father of two boys and resides in the Atlanta area.
Devi Mazumdar is the President of CMIT Solutions of San Antonio Northeast. Her business is a leading provider of IT support in the San Antonio area. She has won the prestigious “Small Business Leaders Award” from the North San Antonio Chamber. Customer service being a top priority for Devi and her team, CMIT Solutions of San Antonio Northeast recently earned its CompTIA Managed Services Trustmark, a respected industry credential that signifies a company’s commitment to quality service. Devi leads a team of highly qualified engineers and Helpdesk technicians who understand her passion for exceptional customer support. Prior to launching her CMIT Solutions office in Northeast San Antonio, Devi worked as programmer and educational technology consultant. Devi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from DePaul University in Chicago. She also has a Master’s degree in Education Technology and Leadership from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. As a Continuum partner, Devi has visited the NOC and met with the team members who play a major role in her business.
Daniel McDonnold leads Prosource Technology Solution’s technical assistance Center enabling Prosource to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Daniel has been in the IT industry for 12 years. and part of the Prosource family for 5 years. Daniel’s team of engineers support client facing issues as well as manage the Continuum Helpdesk, NOC and other product offerings on a daily basis.
Bill Ooms has over 30 years of experience in computer consulting. His business and economics education, along with his experience, help Bill provide valuable recommendations for using today’s technology to meet the needs of small businesses. He has consulted for major corporations as well as dozens of small businesses. He has developed several applications, taught classes, worked extensively with networks and the Internet, and has designed and planned various systems. Bill currently is President of the Greater Lafayette Information Technology Society, and is President on the Board of Directors for the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation.
As president and owner of Business System Solutions since 1995, which is based in West Lafayette, Indiana, Bill has focused on customer service to meet the IT needs for small business. Bill’s clients consider him an absolute genius at all things technical. His goal is to help business owners gain incredible peace of mind by eliminating costly, frustrating and time-consuming problems that most businesses have with technology.
With over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology and services industry. Tim focuses his management and technical expertise on NSK Inc. He is an expert in many technology fields including Microsoft Small Business solutions, data storage and virtualization, backup and disaster recovery solutions as well as communication systems and videoconferencing. Tim has an unmatched passion for breaking new ground in these areas and adapting enterprise technologies to the small business.
Tim joined NSK Inc in 2001 as an associate. He took the role of Partner in 2006 and then as President in 2008 to assist in growing NSK Inc. Tim is responsible for managing the operations of NSK Inc. His duties include managing all of the NSK staff and working with customers to design, manage and implement IT-related projects. Under his direction NSK has continued to be a leading IT service provider in the metro Boston area.
Tim is also an active member of the North Shore Technology council. Tim has a BS from the University of Massachusetts.
Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. providing IT Support in Los Angeles since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business. Continuum’s NOC and Business Continuity/backup products have served as an important part of DCG’s managed service offerings for almost 10 years.
Charles Love has been working in the IT Support and Consulting field since 1997. Before IT, Charles was working on his FAA A&P Airline Mechanic Certification. Throughout his career he has provided valuable consulting to various types of customers and technologies throughout North America. Charles’ role includes developing new and streamlined processes for all of Untangled Solutions’ offerings and solutions. Charles’ daily focus is the operational duties mostly revolving around back end systems that our customers use. These systems include our HelpDesk, NOC Services, RMM Tools, Billing Systems, Backup Systems, Cloud Farm, and various other customer facing cloud based products. In 2014 Charles was voted into the CompTIA Managed Services Executive Council. The goal of the Managed Services Community is to advance the managed IT services industry through the promotion of best practices, the development of tools and templates and the refining of educational tracks for other solution providers.
Charles has also been invited to be a speaker for many industry events. You can often find him at Managed Services Trade-shows participating on panels, or being involved in interactive sessions.
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 some of our latest technology solutions but what most people don’t know is that he moonlights as a Cub Scout Cub Master and a Boy Scouts Assistant Scout Master.
Glenn Grant is the Founder & CEO of G2 Tech Group. Glenn is a visionary, entrepreneur, and tech-executive with over 20 years of experience in the IT support industry.
As one of the pioneers of the managed IT services movement, he facilitated the transition from a “break-fix” reactive support mentality to a proactive, results-oriented managed services approach.
In recent years, Glenn has taken this initiative one step further, pivoting G2 from the traditional IT MSP model to a full-service provider of Managed DevOps on the Amazon Web Services cloud platform.
Today G2 is focused exclusively on the entrepreneurial SMB and tech start-up market. G2 helps SaaS entrepreneurs reach beyond simple cloud hosting, to truly align their technology with the scalability and growth demands of today’s highly competitive market.
Glenn is a husband, father, pro-geek, and fanatical Star Wars fan. He is extremely passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, and building businesses with remarkable teams and truly amazing company cultures.
Ethan is the president of MySherpa®. He started with MySherpa® in 2005 as a part time engineer and has worked through virtually every position in the company. Ethan was promoted to president in 2013 to focus on the daily running of the company and to continue to improve the processes and services that MySherpa® provides to its clients. Ethan’s focus at the company has been to try and find ways to provide better service to MySherpa®’s customers. Ethan has been in the Information Technology field since 1997 when he was a grad student at the University of Chicago studying Ancient Mediterranean history. Ethan loves to provide technology solutions that remove roadblocks and helps them scale the heights of IT success.
Danny Kennedy is a business owner, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) with more than 25 years of industry experience in Microsoft networking, operating systems, messaging platforms, and Active directory services. He has spent most of his career serving as a consultant in a client-facing technical role. He spent the last six years of his career building an IT managed services company, and serve as Virtual CIO to my client base.
David Eichkorn has been in the IT industry for 21 years. Early in his career, he focused on field engineering working with organizations based in Midwest, some with international operations. For the last 14 years, David has been with Gordon Flesch Company based in Madison, WI. Gordon Flesch Company is one of the largest independent providers of office technology solutions in the nation. David’s experience with GFC includes information systems operational management followed by joining the team that developed GFC’s managed IT services program. GFC’s managed IT services program is designed to provide clients with strategic guidance to align technology with their business goals while providing operational support solutions. David’s role as a vCIO in this program has been to provide pre-sales assistance and strategic technology consulting to GFC’s clients. During his time as a vCIO, he has provided consulting for clients in the non-profit, legal, real estate, financial and professional services markets. Today, David is the manager for the managed IT services program serving four states and six markets. David’s role is to support the development of the business, ensure client satisfaction and the success of our team. David lives in Madison, WI with his wife, Mary and his son, Max.
Passionate about organisational and individual productivity. Stephan is dedicated to improving the exchange between effort and result at both an individual and an organisational level through the introduction of the best of breed frameworks. Stephan’s focus is not only on getting things done but getting the right things done at the right time, which invites a holistic approach to success and achievement.
Stephan Jenner is the owner of, Telus Partners a new breed management consulting firm and Australian-based IT services company Future Logic a 20+ year veteran Managed Services organization.
Stephan is a certified Coach and trainer in Holacracy, Getting Things Done (GTD) and Making a Difference. When he’s not busy organizing he can be found behind the BBQ and was crowned WA Tongmaster in 2011 and went on to compete in 2012 at the Annual Capital BBQ Cook-off in Lexington, North Carolina.
His dream is to one-day combine business retreats, BBQ-ing and his love of tropical destinations under one beach umbrella.
Thomas H. Vaughan III started his career programming equipment for the manufacturing industry in the 90’s. After 10 years of working with the manufacturing industry he moved to Northern Virginia where he continued his education and started www.VideoConverting.com. He did this all while working full time in ministry and Managing IT Systems. After 6 years of living in the DC area Thomas sold everything and moved to his home town of Lynchburg, VA. There, he purchased and transformed the Telecom company Central Virginia Communications into a full turn-key technology solutions provider now known as Central Technology Solutions. Tomas’ company went from selling strictly Telecom into a company that now includes: Telecom, Structured Cabling, Managed Services, Hosted IT and Telecom, IT Security, Video Surveillance, Access Control, Multimedia, and More. Central Technology Solutions services customers in USA, Canada and Mexico. For more information please visit www.CentralTechnologySolutions.com or call (844)-237-4300.
Bruce Nelson started his career in public accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) consulting. His focus during that part of his career was on the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP solution. The experience gained by working with hundreds of clients in various industries position Bruce well to take on his next role of President of Vertical Solutions. For the past 8+ years Bruce has successfully led the transition from break fix IT services to the Managed Services model and our transition to a cloud solution provider. Bruce holds both a BS in Accounting from Duquesne University and a M.S. in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his formal education Bruce was a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh XXI Class.
Scott Spiro is founder and President of Computer Solutions Group, Inc. (CSG), and author of “The Small Business Guide to Hassle Free Computer Support” and the Amazon Top 10 seller “The Business Owner’s Guide to IT and All Things Digital”.
He has been featured on television, radio, and in various publications including the CBS Evening News, KTLA Channel 5, KCAL Channel 9, CBS Los Angeles, and the New York Times as he educates consumers and small businesses around the country about cybersecurity and unhealthy tech habits.
His company is listed as a 2015 and 2016 Inc.5000 honoree as one of America’s fastest growing companies and Scott’s national reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and opinionated experts in the technology field continues to grow as he teaches individuals and small businesses how to disconnect from their technical problems and become better, happier, and more productive at work and in life.
Scott is a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, and in addition to solving the typical I.T. challenges that most businesses face, Scott focuses his own personal efforts on helping his clients and their families battle the new onslaught of online privacy and security issues like cybercrime, cyberbullying, government spying, and other harmful uses of technology.
Scott has dedicated himself to protecting both businesses and consumers from the dangers of being connected 24/7 to the digital world, which now includes the danger of being “device addicted”. With two small children of his own, and after realizing one night that he and his wife were texting each other in bed instead of talking, Scott developed a new program designed to help business owners better manage their technology and lifestyle. Now he preaches his mantra that “You have to disconnect in order to reconnect.”
Scott resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two children, where he does his little part to save the world.
Dima Kumets is the Sr. Product Manager for OpenDNS managed service provider security offering: Umbrella for MSPs. Dima has been working in technology for 20 years with expertise in security, software development, IT services and product development. He was recently recognized as a leader in the managed services industry on the MSPMentor 250 list.
John Machacek is the Director of Operations for ZLan Partners, Inc. He is responsible for the operational efficiencies as related to internal and external service delivery. John started with ZLan in 2008, developing the Managed Services and Business Continuity offerings for the company. He has led ZLan’s Managed Services team, Engineering team, and has been a Project Lead on multiple high value customer engagements. Prior to ZLan, John worked in the Document Management space for 8 years as a Technical Writer and Product Trainer, with focus on International Resellers. As a result, he has travelled extensively abroad, having visited every continent sans Antarctica.
Brian Coffey is a Channel Account Manager managing strategic RMM partnerships for Webroot. Brian is based in Atlanta and has worked in the security industry for the past 12 years with Webroot. In those 12 years Brian has held multiple roles from Systems Engineer to Product Manager to his current role supporting strategic RMM partnerships. These roles have allowed Brian to build a unique understanding and perspective of the ever evolving threat landscape and its impact on technology innovation. While security presents MSP’s with real challenges it also opens the door to building out richer security offerings for the MSP’s customers.
Dan has over 25 years of progressive experience in IT management and support. He has been part of two successful entrepreneurial startups. Dan founded and owned 7 Layer Solutions, Inc. from 2002 – 2012. He currently works as the Director of Managed Services at integraONE. He is passionate about leadership, relationships, and community. He enjoys helping employees, customers, and vendors be the best they can be.
Joerg Laves is the founder and owner of IT Secure in Manchester, NH. IT Secure is a Managed Services Provider focusing on small and medium sized businesses, and has recently been included in the MSPmentor 501 list of best IT Service providers worldwide. Prior to starting IT Secure in 2007, Joerg managed support organizations for Bay Networks, Digital Equipment, Eastman Software and in the VoIP space. His experience includes working in the Business Intelligence and Port Security Solutions arenas. Joerg graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management and an MBA from Bentley University.
Jacque Rowden has managed technical teams for 26 years. She is currently the Senior Director of the Help Desk at Continuum. Prior to Continuum, Jacque was the Manager of Customer Support for the Askesis Development Group and an Engagement Manager for ServiceNow.
She has a B.S. in Biology and her certifications include MCSE, HDI Support Center Director, IT Project Management and ITIL v.3 Foundations. Her teams have been HDI and ICMI finalists in several categories. The Continuum Help Desk was a finalist for HDI’s inaugural Service Improvement Award in 2014.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ally Hollins-Kirk is the CEO of Onestop IT Solutions. Prior to that he earned multiple technical qualifications including MCSE, Prince 2, CNA and others while providing IT services as an outsourced contractor. Ally has a Master’s Degree in English and Scottish Literature from the University of Aberdeen and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems from Napier University, Edinburgh. When not working he enjoys thinking and reading and being a nuisance to his four kids.
In 1991, Darryl d’Aquin founded CommTech Industries, an information technology and communications system consulting, integration, management and solutions firm based in New Orleans. With as many as 60 engineers and professionals, CommTech has implemented and managed systems throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Mongolia and Australia. These projects have included large scale systems designs for entire cities, international data systems, offshore communications, corporate data backbones, security and encryption, online data services, educational systems, banking solutions and electronic commerce. CommTech has partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ShoreTel, NetApp, Avaya, LifeSize, Dell, and HP. In 1993, Mr. d'Aquin also founded CommNet Data Systems, a New Orleans-based Internet services company. CommNet grew to provide Internet and online data services for many of New Orleans' prominent businesses. It was later sold to a regional telephone company.
Patrick Campbell is the Co-founder and CEO of Price Intelligently, the team and software behind some of the biggest and best SaaS pricing strategy out there from companies like New Relic and Autodesk to Wistia and Litmus. PI is also the maker of ProfitWell, which is free financial metrics for subscription businesses. Prior to Price Intelligently Patrick lead Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community.
Coming to IBM as part of the Fiberlink acquisition, Brian has spent the past 15 years managing various aspects of IBM’s market-leading Maas360 Platform for securing, managing and enabling mobile devices, applications and content. Including developing and managing the partnership with Continuum over the past 4 years.
Based in the Cranberry Township, PA office of Continuum, Corey Nulton is the Senior Partner Development Manager in the Northeast region. Prior to Continuum, he had worked in the Value Added Reseller space outside of Washington, DC, selling security and backup solutions to Federal, State, and Local government entities. Corey leveraged this experience to land a job with Continuum as an Account Executive in 2013. In the last 3 years, he has gone from an Account Executive, to Account Manager, to Senior Partner Development Manager within the organization. When he’s not at work, Corey enjoys the outdoors, playing in his band, Harmony Hot Haus, and spending time with his wife and dog.
Jake Bloedow is the Service Manager for Thriveon, a family owned Managed Services Provider based in Minnesota. In addition to overseeing project, proactive and reactive service teams, Jake provides leadership for the company alongside his brother, Sam, the CEO, and is currently guiding Lean initiatives for continuous improvement. Jake’s experience in network design and performance goes hand-in-hand with his vast knowledge of monitoring tools. He gains energy from seeing clients succeed and staff grow in knowledge and accomplishment.
Joe Panettieri is co-founder and Content Czar of ChannelE2E, guiding IT service providers from Entrepreneur to Exit (E2E). Panettieri is one of the best-known media entrepreneurs in the IT channel, having previously co-launched, built and sold MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud. Track him on social media (@JoePanettieri, @ChannelE2E) and by reading his daily blogs at http://www.ChannelE2E.com.
Chris is an industry veteran within the Managed Services sphere. Having founded Fully Managed in 2002, he grew this MSP to become one of Western Canada’s largest and most successful technology companies. Chris is currently Chairman of the Board at Fully Managed, and continues to provide strategic direction for the business. In 2013, Chris founded IT Glue with the vision of profoundly changing the way people create, manage and interact with IT documentation; one of the industry’s most challenging problems. IT Glue has grown in a short time to support over 1,500 clients globally, with 30,000 users in 5 continents. In 2015, Chris further expanded his interests with a strategic investment in Warranty Master. Chris regularly speaks at leading technology conferences throughout North America and was instrumental in helping Fully Managed achieve Alberta’s Best Workplaces (Overall Category) in 2013 and Best Employer in BC in 2014. Chris is also a recent recipient of the Top Forty under 40 award in 2013 in Vancouver.
As the Director of MSP and SMB Marketing for Intel Corporation, Eric has more than 18 years of experience supporting education and outreach across the computing spectrum—from devices to services to software. He has partnered with companies across industry verticals including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and services. He has strong beliefs in the efficiencies and value created by Managed Service Providers and the technologies they deploy. Along these lines, he has often consulted with ISVs and OEMs on the integration of Intel® vPro™ and other technologies into their product offerings.
Alex Hoff is the co-founder and VP of product and sales at Auvik Networks. He also spearheads Auvik’s channel program, working closely with MSPs to identify growth opportunities for their businesses.
Prior to co-founding Auvik, Alex was senior product manager at Sandvine, a publicly traded company that sells networking solutions to some of the biggest telecom companies in the world. Alex has a degree in computer science, as well an MBA.
Raffi was born in London, and raised in New Jersey, by two Armenian parents who were born in Lebanon. Raffi graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Engineering and from Fairleigh Dickenson University with an MBA in Information Systems. After some engineering work, Raffi worked in Corporate IT at mid-tier financial services firms from 1995 up until starting Triada Networks in 2008. Raffi has 4 boys, coaches soccer although never played himself, is an rabid Steelers fan since the third grade and is a follower of the Queens Park Rangers now relegated from the Premier league. Raffi holds a Computer Information Systems Security Professional certification, has held political office (reluctantly).
Matt Hubbell is the Regional Sales Manager for Continuum. He has been with the company for about a year and a half and prior to that spent about 3 years selling Managed IT Services for a national MSP.
When Matt isn’t at work helping to support our valued partners you can find him enjoying time with his wife and son. His summers are largely spent on the boat enjoying Pittsburgh’s 3 Rivers with family and friends and winter time flies past on the ski slopes. He enjoys the outdoors and loves being around water!
When the weather keeps Matt inside you can frequently find him watching movies, Wedding Crashers, The Elf, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation top his list of favorites.
If you get the chance, be sure to ask Matt why his superpower of choice would be having the ability to see into the future!
As a Content Marketing Manager at Continuum, Mary primarily manages the MSP Blog and has consulted with hundreds of partners, lending website, blog and social media support. Before that, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics. Like her school’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, Mary believes learning never ends. She considers herself a passionate, lifelong student of content creation and inbound marketing.
David has 16 years of experience in MSP marketing for the IT industry, including his current position as Marketing Director and Partner at MSP SEO Factory. He also speaks at IT marketing trade shows, guest blogs on websites like Continuum and MSP Alliance, is a sales trainer for major IT companies, and is a published author with an upcoming book titled 'Stratospheric Marketing Secrets for Generating Sales Leads.'
Tim Busa is Director of Demand Generation at Continuum where he leads all content and web marketing efforts. Tim’s main goal is to generate high quality leads through a calculated combination of inbound and outbound marketing programs. Prior to working at Continuum, Tim worked for nearly a decade at Constant Contact helping to define and build their field marketing and channel marketing organizations.