Presenters

Joshua Liberman, President of Net Sciences, started in computing in 1990 and has built, secured and managed hundreds of networks over the years.  Starting out as a Novell CNE and later becoming a Microsoft MCSE and CISSP, he has grown Net Sciences into a mid-sized network support firm, offering systems integration and MSP services throughout New Mexico.  A former rock and ice climber, ma...
Karl formed an IT consultancy in January of 2000 as a side interest. In 2009 he saw the opportunity move it into a managed service practice that focused on sound IT practices along with cybersecurity and compliance. He hired his first employee in 2009 and grown it quickly since. The business was founded in the Phoenix market and now has offices in Atlanta and San Francisco as well. Karl serves on...
Karl W. Palachuk has built and sold two successful managed service business in Sacramento, Calif. He is a business coach, and the author of seventeen books. His books include "Managed Services in a Month," "The Network Documentation Workbook," and the 4-volume set, "The Managed Services Operations Manual." In fact, Karl has written and produced more training materials for SMB IT consultants t...
Keith Lubner acts as an advisor, mentor, and executive coach to several of today’s leading sales and channel focused organizations on strategies, tactics, and programs to accelerate growth. He is a world-wide recognized expert on sales, sales enablement, channels, marketing, and leadership. His training programs and workshops have been delivered across the globe to several start-up and multi-natio...
Kelly Borkowski is a Senior National Account Manager for Belkin International, which includes the Belkin, Linksys and Wemo brands. Most recently, Kelly leads the commercial sales team supporting National Solutions Providers, where she manages full strategic planning for the networking division.With over ten years of experience, Kelly has demonstrated an exceptional record of accomplishments drivin...
Kelly White is the President of Silvertail Software, a software consultancy specializing in XAML solutions for the Windows Phone and Windows 8 App Stores. He has more than 13 years of industry experience building Web applications, and has a passion for startups as a serial entrepreneur. Kelly has served on the organizing boards for the Portland Code Camp, Portland Startup Weekend, and the Oregon...
Ken Thoreson, Acumen Management Group, Ltd. President, is a sales leadership professional who “operationalizes” sales management systems and processes to pull sales results out of the doldrums into the fresh zone of predictable revenue. He is a thought leader and recognized as an expert in sales execution, channel management, revenue generation, sales analysis, compensation, forecasting, recruitme...
Lauren has had a distinguished career as a leader in business in the tech industry. A lover of all thing’s tech, Lauren joined Datto after 5+ years at Red Hat. At Red Hat, Lauren managed all North American Enterprise Telco accounts with a focus on technical training solutions. Today, Lauren serves as a Channel Development Manager for Datto, representing Datto at numerous trade shows and technology...
Leon J. Rutkowski, New England territory manager for StorageCraft, is a respected industry sales veteran of the high technology computer storage, backup/DR, cloud, and infrastructure business. He is actively engaged in the sale of StorageCraft’s revolutionary OneXafe andShadowXafe object-based storage, backup/DR, and cloud solutions that bring new ease of management and lower costs to the importan...
Lisa Shorr is a certified image consultant and owner of Shorr Success and co-owner of Secure Future Tech Solutions, an MSP in Warwick, R.I. With more than two decades of experience in the sales and marketing arena, she conducts workshops and coaches MSPs on professional development and corporate branding.
In less than a decade, Luis Alvarez has grown the Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) from a small two-person consultancy to the premier information technology (IT) solutions provider on the California Central Coast, delivering IT services to more than 200 companies throughout the state. A visionary who never shies away from exploring exciting new technologies that might give his clients a compet...
Manuel is the coach that will take you to the gym, not just send you there.He is the author of the book "Getting To The Next Level: A Blueprint For Taking You And Your Business To The Top." He has over 30 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electronics industries. He has owned several successful businesses, managed several successful IT and MSP service compan...
Manuel (Manny) Lloyd is CEO and president of Manuel W. Lloyd Consulting, an IT services provider with offices in Alpharetta, Ga., and Wilmington, N.C.Manny’s love of technology began when he created motherboards from the spare parts his mother brought home from work. His tech background includes a stint in programming and technology training in the U.S. Marine Corps.After his military service Mann...
Marie Cheung-Ong is the Americas Partner Sales Development Manager for HP Inc. In this role she is responsible for driving key channel sales initiatives to spur profitable growth with partners and drive partner pipeline generation in SMB, public sector, and mobility. During her 29-year tenure at HP, Marie has held a variety of management positions in marketing, strategic planning, and channel sale...
Mark Smith is the EVP of EH Media, publishers of ChannelPro Network, the premiere resource for growing IT service companies. Mark was was the Founder of Windows NT Magazine, with a reach of 1.5M unique enterprise IT professionals in 160 countries. Mark sold Windows NT Magazine to Penton Media for $100M. EH Media has helped customer's generate thousands of leads, and Mark teaches these marketing au...
Mark Woldman is in the business of helping others with their businesses. As a partner at Xcellerate, Mark is focused on expanding the managed service provider client base and ensuring those clients are positioned for success. Mark has spent more than 20 years in IT outsourcing, software, and consulting, with nearly half that time working with MSPs. He has lectured from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and...
Matt Whitlock is responsible for the strategic direction and technical content of ChannelProNetwork.com. He brings more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry to his reviews, analysis, and general musings about all things gadget and gear. Matt’s decade of experience in online media, community management, and web development has been instrumental in propelling the ChannelPro b...
Melanie Gass, aka The Microsoft Princess, is the president of CenterPoint Solution LLC, a technology firm that focuses on providing Microsoft productivity solutions through training and consulting to corporations and other businesses worldwide. Melanie has been an expert in Microsoft products since 1998 and has written numerous books sold through retailers and via Microsoft’s Courseware Marketplac...
Michael Davis runs the pre-sales and implementation teams at Broadleaf Services, a company dedicated to helping midmarket clients with their data center infrastructure needs such as consolidation, disaster recovery, business continuity, hybrid cloud deployment, and infrastructure as a service. Mike is a consultative business leader with a background in technical and project management as well...
Mike Harvath, president and CEO, founded Revenue Rocket Consulting Group LLC in 2001 after having led several multimillion dollar technology companies through both turn-around and rapid-growth phases, increasing revenues ranging from 30 percent to 100 percent.   Prior to that, Mike managed a $600 million region of a multinational information technology company that grew a considerable 60...
Michael Klein is president of Computer Directions Inc., a full-service computer and management consulting firm founded in 1987. Michael is also a founding member and serves on the executive board of the New York Small Business Server Group. A frequent lecturer whose monthly talks for IT business owners have run at Microsoft’s New York offices for several years, he is regularly asked for feedback o...
Michael Siggins is the co-founder of The ChannelPro Network. Since March 2007 the network has been providing targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via its print and online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to business success. Michael is also vice president and publisher of ChannelPro: The Insider’s Guide t...
Mike Bloomfield is the President Geek of Tekie Geek, a managed service provider based in Staten Island, New York. Mike is regularly published in numerous IT publications including ChannelPro magazine and others. Mike has had a passion for technology since an early age and has continued to push forward and ensures that he is always in the forefront of all technological advances. Prior to being Pr...
Mike Ita is the CEO and Founder of IT Corps, a Cleveland based IT consulting company. As CEO, Mike is responsible for customer satisfaction, business development and strategic planning.  He brings over 20 years of IT experience to his company and is looking forward to showing you "Tech Done Right!" Before forming IT Corps, Mike served as Vice-President of another IT Service company for six ye...
Mike McCurdy is president of Integrated Technologies Inc., serving all of Southern Idaho, Northern Utah, and a good handful of national companies. Integrated Technologies was the first office equipment dealer in Idaho to enter the IT business, which now represents more than one third or our annual revenue. Mike is responsible for the overall management of the company, with an emphasis on customer...

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