Presenters

Chris Jones was one of the three founders of Canalys in 1999 and is based in the Canalys Americas office in Palo Alto, Calif. Chris specializes in mobile ecosystems and devices—from mobile phones to notebook computers. In 2000, Chris pioneered market-specific analysis around smartphones and handhelds, helping Canalys to become the leading global provider and standard source of data and ana...
Chris Ploessel is president of RedNight Consulting. Chris and his expertise have shaped the company’s purpose and vision. He utilizes his extensive technical and business expertise to benefit clients in a variety of industries. With more than 20 years in the IT industry, Chris’ strengths and experiences include the enhancement of revenue-generation and cost-reduction initiatives through innovative...
C.J. Ezell launched his first company in 1998. Twenty-two years later, he is still starting new ventures and inspiring others to do the same. He is a frequent speaker at business-building events throughout North America. He has a proven track record of success in the technology services and healthcare industries. His current businesses include: PointClear Networks, a 2018 MSP501 winner, which prov...
Colleen Frye is manag­ing editor of ChannelPro, which she has been involved with since issue No. 1 of the publication, first as a freelance copy editor and then adding writing and special project duties, until as­suming her current role in 2017. Her work has appeared in publications such as InfoSecu­rity Professional, Application Development Trends, Online Learning Magazine, and vari­ous Tech Targ...
Craig Crescas, based in Denver, began his Microsoft career in March 2000. He joined the organization during the years when Microsoft began investing in Business Applications (ERP and CRM). With over 18 years of experience in Dynamics, Craig is chartered with changing the world one partner at a time. Since the launch of Dynamics 365, Craig has dedicated his efforts to recruiting and onboarding orga...
Dan Tomaszewski came to ID Agent after working for 4 years as CEO of a small MSP business. Dan was able to successfully take his MSP from 0 customers and 0 dollars in revenue to 1.675 million in revenue in just 3 years.  Dan attributes much of his success to the resources and insights gained from industry peer groups ASCII and Robin Robins. He’s experienced the same objections MSPs face...
Dan Wensley is the CEO of Warranty Master - Global leader in Automated Asset Lifecycle Management. He is entrusted with leading a team of #MasterMinds to help IT Service Providers sell more and service less by automating the reporting on the age and warranty status of all devices.No stranger to the ITSP/MSP ecosystem, Dan brings with him 25 years of experience propelling organizations to success b...
As the chief visionary behind Exigent Technologies’ long-standing success in the IT industry, Daniel J. Haurey stands out as one of New Jersey’s leading entrepreneurs and accomplished business leaders. His passion for success and fun-loving nature inspire Exigent’s high-energy company culture and white-glove customer service. Dan founded Exigent in 1997 with a mission to meet th...
Dave is currently the Category Manager for HPE ProLiant Easy Connect. He is responsible for product development and management as well as go-to-market and distribution strategy for this new line of business. Prior to this role, Dave spent 5 years as Category Manager in HPE’s ISS Options business. This followed more than 10 years in various data center product and account management roles at Emerso...
Dave Seibert has been involved in the IT industry for 30 years. His background includes technical and management positions in start-ups, IT franchises, and Fortune 50 companies. His technical skills span several decades from CP/M OS-based computers to today's blade servers with virtualization. His management positions have included IT Director, CTO, IS Manager, Regional Manager, and Executive Vice...
David Bennett is the Chief Executive Officer at Axcient. Bennett brings more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, including senior executive positions with leading IT companies. He is a proven leader with the ability to take technology companies to the next level of revenue growth and innovation.Prior to Axcient, Bennett served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Webroot...
David Dadian is a 34-year IT veteran and founder and CEO of powersolution.com, a solutions provider and MSP in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. The company focuses on design, engineering, and deployment of secure, reliable, and stable corporate network infrastructures, and provides data security services, managed services, consulting services, and application development services for delivering cloud-based applic...
David Hutchinson is the vice president of vertical market solutions for global IT distributor Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, and is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Avnet’s vertical market segments, including healthcare, government, retail, energy/utilities, and financial services. He and his team help solution providers accelerate their business through vertical...
David Wilkeson has been a serial entrepreneur from the early 90’s until today, building and selling four very successful technology companies. His first two companies provided much-needed computer services and technology training in the early days of home and small business computing. His third company was the first Youngstown, Ohio area Internet Provider and the first area Website developer, crea...
Des Dougan is Principal of Dougan Consulting Group Inc., based in metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Des has been running the consultancy since 2007, following a 30-year corporate IT career. Originally focused on break/fix, the company has been evolving towards managed services over the past several years. 
Don has been in the mounting and security industry for over 32 years, founding Vantage Point Products Corp in 1987. Eight years ago a strategic partnership with  Compulocks Brands, Inc. was formed to develop antitheft and security products for mobile devices such as Laptops, Tablets, Smart Phones and other high profile theft worthy items like Apple’s Mac Mini Computers, Apple TVs. The company...
Mr. Fiore brings more than 25 years of senior level technology and sales management experience to Tech Data’s clients. After receiving a BS in Computer Science, his career path led to a CIO role for Baxa Corporation, a medical device manufacturer located in Englewood, Colorado.  His success in that role encouraged him to found and build his first consulting firm, Qortex, which succe...
Drew Sanford is the co-founder of CARVIR LLC, a security vendor focused on enabling managed service providers to bring enterprise class tools into the SMB space. Before founding CARVIR, Drew served as COO and co-owner of a Nashville, Tenn. based MSP that served customers in the Southern part of the United States focused on the automotive, manufacturing, distribution, and medical verticals. He has...
Ed Correia is the founder and CEO of Sagacent Technologies, Inc.  a 14-year old managed service provider in Silicon Valley.  As a 35-year Information Technology professional, Ed brings a unique blend of business management experience, operational know-how and computer industry knowledge to Silicon Valley.Prior to founding Sagacent Technologies, Ed managed the west coast sales and operati...
Ed Roberts has been involved in the computer industry for more than 20 years. He is the president and CEO of Lethos Inc., an IT consulting firm based in Southern California. Mr. Roberts is also the founder and chairman at large of the Southern California IT Professional Association, a non-profit corporation for community benefit based in Orange County, Calif. Ed has a technical background in rad...
Ed Mana is the founder and chief technologist of Technology On Demand, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y. For more than 18 years, Ed and Co. have provided technology services to various vertical markets, specializing in the audio/visual industry. These services include traditional IT services along with Crestron programming of both AV and lighting systems. Ed was one of the first Crestron Certified Pr...
Eric Long is the President of TeraCloud, Inc., a Dallas-based cloud solutions provider with additional offices in Florida. His responsibilities include business and partnership development, with a key focus on creating innovative business solutions built around cloud and on-premise technologies.Eric has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector and has created and sold a number of compa...
As Channel Marketing Manager, Erica Mikulsky designs and manages programs and partner-facing engagement opportunities, while driving power management solutions with partners in the US.  Eaton strives to expand product sales through channel partners who are looking to meet all of the power demands generated by the new data center. 
Co-founder of one of the first "Pure Play" MSPs in the industry, and creator of the MSP Mastered™ Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index™ that identifies IT channel program maturation for strategic growth, Erick Simpson is a strategic technology business growth and transformation specialist. He is experienced in improving top a...
Frank Ballatore is president of The New England Computer Group, Inc. (NECG), a Connecticut-based technology consulting firm. Frank has a vast background in personal computing dating back to 1981. In his corporate career at Unilever and then Citicorp, he held a number of positions that all involved automating financial control tasks that had previously been done manually. This led to his love of co...

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