Presenters

John Krikke is a partner and Vice President of Onward Computer Systems, a 28-year-old organization that offers complete IT solutions and managed services to small and medium sized businesses in Southern Ontario.John has been involved in the IT technology industry since 1986. In 1993 he formed Krikke Computer Services (KCS), an innovator in providing managed support services for small and medium si...
Jon Clay is responsible for managing marketing messages and external publication of all the threat research and intelligence within Trend Micro as well as different core technologies. As an accomplished public speaker with hundreds of speaking sessions around the globe, Jon focuses on the threat landscape and the use of big data in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats. Jon is also a vo...
JonathanSmith serves as director of channel development for Hyperion Partners. He has led sales, operations, IoT, and wholesale organizations with multiple wireless carriers. Jonathan began his 25-year-plus career at Bell Atlantic Mobile(now Verizon) on the front line, working in the third-party distribution/sales organization. He has held various senior leadership roles at Nextel/Sprint, includin...
Josh Peterson is the co-founder Bering McKinley, a consulting firm for MSPs and IT solution providers. Josh has been in the IT Solution Provider arena for the last 15 years. First as an owner, then as a management consultant with Taylor Business Group for 8 years, and now as founder of Bering McKinley.  Josh’s track record of developing management solutions for 100s of MSPs, VARs, and in...
Joshua Liberman is President and founder of Net Sciences, Inc. He started PC Services in 1990, providing Novell networking and becoming a Master CNE. Since starting Net Sciences in 1996,  Joshua has built and secured hundreds of networks in New Mexico and the area. Joshua has been a rock and ice climber, martial artist, and lifelong photographer. He speaks five languages and has tra...
As a pre-sales engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, Justin Thomas has worked within MSPs, architecting the infrastructures of SMBs and managing the support and partnership relationships with their clients and vendors. He is an expert in assisting in the evaluation of solutions to meet the needs of MSPs and SMBs alike. Using his knowledge of the Webroot and Carbonite portfolio of sol...
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...
Keith has been an IT channel pro for over 25 years and brings all his experience together to lead the charge for ChannelOnline. To break away from the day to day demands of work, he likes to hike, garden, rock climb, sail, or hide with a good book.
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...
Larry has over 25 years of channel experience. His first tenure with ChannelOnline was 2002 - 2007, and after a brief departure, he rejoined in 2010. Larry remains with us today managing the Eastern Region. When he’s not busy being a ChannelOnline evangelist or spending time with his three grown kids, he keeps busy through golf, hiking, playing music, and dabbling in photography.
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.
Luis M. Alvarez is president and CEO of Alvarez Technology Group (ATG), a technology services provider that delivers security, InternetofThings (IoT), and managed information technology solutions. ATG was founded in 2001 in Salinas, Calif., in the heart of the fresh food agricultural sector. The company embraced IoT solutionsearly on, before the rest of the IT service industry, providing its clien...
A seasoned Information Systems Technology executive with over 20 years of experience in IT Managed Services, Cloud Hosting and Consulting, serving customers worldwide in various sectors. Malik Khan started PointClick in 2007 to focus on end to end Cloud and Managed IT that spans beyond Infrastructure Management. PointClick is a Microsoft Gold CSP Tier 1 partner with a heavy focus on Azure, Azure S...
Manuel Palachukis the coach who 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 and the upcoming book Agile Service Delivery: The Ultimate Secret To Making Work Flow. He has over 30 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electronics indus...
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...
In 2016, Mark Ballegeer joined the Barracuda MSP team and ever since, he has played a key role in educating our current and prospective partners. Mark graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s in business administration and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. With over twelve years in the IT security industry, Mark continually builds and shares his industry knowledge by...
Mark Smith is the Business Development Director of The 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 market...
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...

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