Presenters

Bala is responsible for Jumio’s product vision and strategy, and is leading the execution of Jumio’s digital identity platform. A former TransUnion executive, he brings more than two decades of product innovation and leadership experience to Jumio.
With more than 20 years of high-tech service, support and sales experience, Barb Miller leads Tech Data’s Services teams. In this capacity, she oversees technical government services experts, including systems engineers, business development representatives and government bid specialists. Barb also leads Tech Data’s TechEDG government services team, the Healthcare Specialized Business Unit (SBU),...
As COO, Barbara Goworowski ensures the JS Group delivers the ultimate client experience: clients that are delighted with the work we do. In addition, Barbara is the queen of all things marketing—marketing to channel partners, and through channel partners, is her idea of fun! From identifying the right target to crafting a unique message platform and driving demand, she leads the process and produc...
Barbara Paluszkiewicz, CDN Technologies CEO, is the author of IT Scams: How To Avoid Being Ripped Off and talk show host of "KNOW Tech Talk." Over the course of her 20-year career in IT, she has been known for her ability to present highly technical information in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. A frequent expert guest on ABC, NBC, CBS, City TV, and FOX TV news and talk shows, she speaks on th...
Ben currently oversees all sales, marketing, services and vendor management relations for MNJ Technologies. Before joining MNJ, he spent a decade at Canon Solutions America, a subsidiary of Canon USA Company, where he was in a variety of management and executive roles. At MNJ, Ben remains focused on working with new and existing customers to solve their technology and services business issues that...
Benson Chan is senior partner at Strategy of Things Partner, a Silicon Valley-based innovation consultancy that brings science, breakthrough strategies and disruptive digital technologies to help cities solve complex problems in new ways. Benson has over 25 years of scaling innovative businesses and bringing innovations to market for Fortune 500 and start-up companies. With deep experience in stra...
Beth Haddock, managing partner of Warburton Advisers, is committed to delivering sustainable governance and compliance services to boards, CEOs, and compliance management at leading multinational corporations, FinTech companies, and impact investing firms. Beth and her team leverage a counterintuitive approach that protects clients while embedding behavioral incentives and delivering an ROI on com...
Bill has been in the IT industry for 20 years initially working for a Compaq/HP reseller in Houston for the first 10 years after college before starting at Buffalo in 2006. His desire to create an easy and proactive channel based program and sales team is rooted in his years as a VAR. As a result, Bill requires a high level of customer support and direct engagement from his team with solution prov...
Evans is a partner at Function4, which has offices in Sugar Land, Beaumont, and Paris, Texas. Function4 is a premier provider of office technologies and services including managed IT, document and print management, enterprise content management and cloud services. It is an authorized dealer for Konica Minolta, Sharp, Kyocera, HP, and M-Files, covering 31 counties in Texas, five counties in Oklahom...
Brad manages partner programs and initiatives for HP Inc.  His responsibilities include defining sales and marketing strategies and promoting partner engagement in the SMB segment for PC and Print categories.  Brad has over 20 years working with channel partners in various roles including sales, distribution, and reseller account management.  Brad earned his Bachelor...
Bradley Gross is the founder and President of the Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A., which specializes in transactions involving MSPs, VARs, OEMs, technology solution resellers, cloud solution providers, IT professionals, and technology and media companies globally. He is a leading legal authority on cloud computing and IT service transactions, and has lectured on issues involving cloud-based tran...
Brian Bielawski is the head of CalChip Connect’s strategic partnership and sales teams, connecting the company with other leading IoT solution-based enterprises with like-minded goals. He has more than 15 years in sales and leadership management and has worked both on the corporate side of business as well as owning his own business. He has a varied background in technology, non-profit, education,...
Brian Weiss is CEO of ITECH Solutions. He lives in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and started working with computers as early as 1996 while still in high school. After graduating he worked for a small mom-and-pop computer shop while attending college, focusing on computer and network services. A few years later, he left college to start his own IT company, initially working as an independent contractor...
Bruce McCully is the chief security officer for Galactic Advisors. Bruce helps MSPs take the guesswork out of security so their businesses can grow. He is the authority on that spot where cybersecurity and operations intersect. Bruce believes no one should have to lose sleep wondering if their systems are vulnerable to breaches.  Why would you listen to him? He’s been where you are. Bruc...
Bud Custer, National Sales Director at Oki Data Americas, Inc., provides leadership and strategic direction to a team of Strategic Account Managers in North America.  He built his reputation in the industry through C-Level relationships at several of OKI’s major accounts along with several significant Channel and Distribution relationships.  Prior to being promoted to Director at OKI, Bu...
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...
Carl Mazzanti is president and chairman of the board of eMazzanti Technologies, founded in August 2001. Built with a continuity mindset, eMazzanti Technologies has done everything possible to recover and keep customers open when the worst happens. Within 72 hours of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating landfall in 2012, 100% of his 300-plus customers were back up and running. Carl lives by innovation and...
Carlo Cortina Jr. is a Branch Chief with Office of Field Operations Communications Office.  In this role, Mr. Cortina leads the public affairs and social media division.  Among Mr. Cortina’s recent successes include his role as the Public Information Officer on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) National Incident Command for Operation Allies Welcome, a historic success for CBP....
Carrie Simpson is the founder and CEO of Managed Sales Pros, a cycle-acceleration company that supports IT manufacturers, distributors, vendors, and resellers. She has more than 20 years of cold-call prospecting strategy and execution experience and has created successful outbound programs for enterprise, midmarket, and small tech companies.
Chad Kempt founded Fast Computers in 1998, which mostly focused on doing break fix/project work. He transitioned his business to managed services back in 2005, and now currently has a team of eight employees. He is very active within the managed services community, sitting on the Datto Advisory Board as well as the ASCII Advisory Council, and attending and presenting at several industry events thr...
Charles Henson is the owner of Nashville Computer, the premier cybersecurity and IT services firm in Music City. He was cast in the Amazon Prime movie Cyber Crime. He is an international best-selling author of MSSP Playbook and is often featured in industry publications as the unofficial spokesman when an industry leader is needed for the story and has graced the cover of ChannelPro magazine. An i...
Charles Weaver is president and co-founder of MSPAlliance, a Chico, Calif.-based industry association and accrediting and certifying body for managed services and cloud computing. In addition to leading the daily activities of the organization, Weaver writes and speaks extensively about managed services. Prior to starting the MSPAlliance, he was an editor for an Internet news organization and the...
GISI is pleased to include a proven sales leader as part of the management team. Christopher Christensen brings 20-plus years of successful sales leadership and delivering value to enterprise and small business customers through cross-functional teams in various markets. He has a proven track record of leading strategic, enterprise, and inside sales teams to drive top-line growth and profitability...
Chris has worked with SolarWinds Backup since 2010, from its early launch into the North American MSP market. Chris has 16 years of SaaS-based business experience, focused on bringing innovative products to market. His familiarity with MSPs provides valuable expertise in helping end customers understand the importance of MSP-provided data protection.
Chris Hoose is the founder of Choose Networks, Inc, An Iconic IT company.  Choose Networks was born in 2001 as a sole proprietorship, grew to 42 employees, and merged with three other leading IT companies to form Iconic IT in 2019.   Chris is now the VP of Communications for Iconic IT and is very involved in the IT community, he participates in ConnectWise’s IT Nation Evolve, speaks...

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