Presenters

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....
Carlos Perez is an award winning and nationally recognized Technology Professional with years of IT Infrastructure experience at Avanade/Accenture & the Microsoft Corporation. Perez is a Microsoft Certified Professional specializing in Microsoft Technologies & Cybersecurity. He has been responsible for projects & Cloud integrations for Fortune 100 companies in the United States & E...
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...
Chad Kempt is president of Fast Computers, a Canadian full-service IT solution provider focusing on business continuity and network security. He is an advisory board member for the ASCII Group and Datto, and the vice chair of the Grand Erie Business Centre board, a community futures development corporation.
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 Lannan, a U.S. Decorated Army Special Forces combat veteran, brings over two decades of Federal Government and Technical Business expertise to our leadership. His background includes defense specialized acquisitions, business management, and tactical communication operations. With a proven track record overseeing Defense fiscal budgets exceeding $5 Billion and multiple A/S-CAT I-V lifecycl...
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...
Chris Johnson is a cybersecurity compliance strategist at heart. As a former MSP and MSP-Ignitepeergroupsmember, Chris focused on helping small to midsize businesses make the strategic IT decisions and technology implementations that improved their cybersecurity posture. He is currently CompTIA’s senior director of cybersecurity compliance programs with a focus on bringing the CompTIA Cybersecurit...
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 Loehr currently serves as executive vice president and CTO of CFC Security/CFC Response/Solis Security, a division of CFC Underwriting, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s incident response and proactive cybersecurity teams. Chris has spearheaded numerous improvement and optimization efforts for CFC Response. He is passionate about assisting small and medium-size organizations...
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...
Christopher Barber proudly wears the badge of Chief Nerd at Cheaper Than A Geek®, leading his team in delivering exceptional technical support and customer service to the small business community. As the founder of this innovative MSP, he brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to the table. But his influence doesn't stop at Cheaper Than A Geek®. He's deeply engaged in local chambers o...
Christopher Vollmond-Carstens (CVC) is the Chief M&A Officer of Ntiva, a leading provider of managed IT, security, and digital transformation services. He joined the company in 2020 to lead the company’s M&A and integration practice and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership team. He has led six successful acquisitions and integrations during his tenure. His prior experience of...
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...
Conor White is part of the core team that founded Daon, joining the company as Chief Technology Officer in 2001 with the goal of designing and delivering trusted experiences that put human beings back at the center of digital transactions. In this role, Conor shaped the technology strategy for the company, including the development of its award-winning IdentityX® platform. Subsequently, Conor acce...
Corey Kirkendoll, President and CEO of 5K Technical Services, heads a leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) serving SMBs in North Texas. With over 30 years of experience in Information Services and technology, Corey held pivotal roles at IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, and VMware. Recognized for expertise in IT and Cyber Security, Corey's leadership drives rapid growth and industry benchmarks for...
Corey L. Kirkendoll is president and CEO of 5K Technical Services, a renowned MSP company serving SMBs in North Texas. With over three decades of experience in the IT sector, Corey's leadership and expertise have driven the rapid growth of his MSP and influenced others nationwide. He is a recognized IT and cybersecurity expert, accomplished speaker, and published author. Corey holds prominent role...
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...

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