Presenters

Pete Busam is founder and owner of Equilibrium Consulting LLC. Equilibrium serves a broad range of commercial, institutional, and government clients throughout the United States and Canada. Under his leadership, Equilibrium has been repeatedly recognized for quality and performance by clients and major industry partners.From creating a $6 million commercial IT services business from scratch in two...
Peter Melby is president of Greystone Technology Group, a Denver MSP recognized nationally for its innovative client services model, unique company culture, rapid client acquisition, and consistent retention. Peter co-founded Greystone at age 20 and was the company’s sole technician. He has since built the company to its current size of more than 60 team members across five services lines. Greysto...
Phillip Walker, Customer Advocate Leader for Network Solutions Provider, has more than a decade of experience helping solve big, technically complex, mission-critical challenges by using technology to increase customer sales, increase customer profits, and increase customer productivity. At Network Solutions Provider, Walker focuses on helping businesses stay up to date with the latest IT solution...
Rayanne Buchianico owns and operates ABC Solutions LLC in Clearwater, Fla., an accounting, tax, and business systems consulting firm serving SMB IT companies throughout the United States. She is also a partner in Sell My MSP, a listing service connecting interested buyers with motivated sellers of IT firms.You can also find her in the Tech Your Books department of Third Tier, a consultancy th...
Revenue Rocket’s Vice President, Reed Warren, works with professional services firms and IT companies to identify and understand the barriers to growth, while identifying strategies required for success. It’s Reed’s job to learn about your core business functions, facilitate all M&A responsibilities, and conduct the necessary assessments like target profiling, due diligence, financial modeling...
 As ChannelPro’s founding and executive editor, Rich Freeman is responsible for setting overall editorial direction, covering industry trends, and reporting on breaking news in the SMB technology market. A veteran writer and editor, Rich has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including over eight years in Microsoft’s vertical industry and enterprise marketing groups and more...
Richard is a Business Development Manager on the cloud team at Tech Data, a fortune 100 company and the world’s leading end-to-end technology distributor. He is an accomplished business professional with a creative mind who also enjoys looking at the world through the lens of a camera. With over 23 years of experience in the IT industry, Richard’s primary goal is to implement strategies built arou...
Rick Murphy is an innovative, serial entrepreneur with a wide range of merger and acquisition experience. As the CEO and managing partner at Cogent Growth Partners LLC, he has led 75-plus acquisition transactions for his firm's buy-side clients in the IT services space since the inception of the company in 2010. Rick is expert at conceiving, planning, and leading comprehensive acquisition strategi...
Ridley brings 20 years of industry knowledge to Dropsuite. Previously, he was as Vice President Sales and later General Manager of StopTheHacker, a leading website security company (acquired by CloudFlare). Ridley has prior experience in sales, marketing, business development, website security, and forensic data duplication.
Ro Kolakowski has more than 20 years of experience in M&A, private equity, investment analysis, and development of operational strategy with an emphasis in telecommunications and technology.He was a senior equity analyst covering telecommunications companies in Latin America, including Telmex and Telebras while at D.A. Campbell Company Inc. In addition, he provided investment banking services...
A 12-year veteran of the IT industry, Robert (Robb) Patterson is a leading technology consultant and advisor to businesses and community organizations, as well as a sought-after speaker and writer, in the New York Metro Area. In 2011, Robb joined Progressive Computing Inc., which designs, installs, and maintains computer networks for small and midsize companies, as business development manager....
Since 2003 Bob Dale has been a strategic growth and M&A advisor for owners and entrepreneurs who want to build, buy, and sell companies. His firm, the Austin Dale Group Inc., specializes in working with cloud, IT service, and software companies, providing services such as business sales, acquisitions, valuations, financial coaching, strategic exit planning, and value enhancement. Previously Bo...
Robert A. (Bob) Nitrio is the CEO of Ranvest Associates, a business technology consulting firm that he founded in 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. The company provides strategic business consulting and technology solutions to the SMB market. By becoming intimately familiar with each client’s operations, Bob guides them through an analytical process designed to streamline and enhance their operations. Ap...
Ron Culler Jr. is co-founder of Secure Designs Inc., a premier managed internet security provider to SMBs. He currently serves as the CTO, executive vice president, technology architect, managed security services visionary, and security evangelist for the company. With more than 30 years of channel experience in the technology and security fields, Ron is an innovator and creative thinker actively...
Ronnie Parisella is a senior IT professional with 20-plus years of high-level experience. He has been working in the fixed-fee/managed services space since 2004 when he first deployed ConnectWise and Level Platforms. In his non-entrepreneurial working career, Ronnie was an engineer and project manager for Charles Schwab & Co., the McGraw-Hill companies, Scholastic Books, MTV, and The New York...
Rory Sanchez is CEO of True Digital Security. Rory is the visionary responsible for the company's strategic direction and high-level architecting of its award winning IT and security delivery platform, Guaranteed Networks, a comprehensive suite of offerings which has positioned True Digital Security as a recognized leader in the managed IT, managed security and secure cloud computing space.
Ryan Morris, principal consultant for Morris Management Partners, has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, sales, and management in the technology/telecom industry that is specifically focused on building successful multitier channel solutions and profitable solution provider businesses. As an instructor, analyst, and consultant, Ryan has developed, launched, and helped to implemen...
Stanley Louissaint has more than 18 years of experience in IT consulting and entrepreneurial projects. He is the founder and principal of Fluid Designs Inc., a full-service IT services and support company formed in 2001. Over the years Stanley has provided technical solutions for a variety of business problems. He enjoys the intricacies involved in learning an individual’s business pain point...
Steve Hall, CEO of District Computers LLC, has more than a decade of experience in technology consulting in the small business arena. Twelve years ago he founded District Computers with the vision of being able to provide affordable solutions and services to small businesses that would enable those businesses to better compete with the giants of their industries. Today they are still making that v...
Steve Rutkovitz, founder and CEO of Choice Cybersecurity, enables leading MSPs to offer turnkey security and compliance solutions. Steve has a unique understanding of the needs within the managed services industry, having spent the last 20 years building and selling companies. He has successfully tapped into the security and compliance market, developing an innovative approach: Assess, Address, Ma...
Terry Chapman serves as president of Business Electronics Corp., which was founded in 1988 and provides document imaging systems to the Birmingham, Ala., business community. Previously Terry worked in the banking industry. In 2011, while at Business Electronics, Terry was named a “Retailer of the Year” by the Alabama Retail Association. He is currently serving as board president for the Mountain B...
In 2003, Terry left a successful career in management consulting to found Infinity Business Systems, later renamed Infinity Technology Solutions, a leading IT service provider with operations throughout Florida and Georgia. Infinity provided a complete technology offering for hundreds of businesses, including hardware and software solutions, outsourcing, Managed IT Services, Cloud Solutions, VoIP...
Tim Renegar is President and Co-Owner of Kelly Office Solutions a Savin, Konica Minolta, Canon dealership in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tim has over 35 years in the industry in management in both corporate environments such as Ikon and Sharp Electronics where he acted as President of North Carolina, and dealerships such as Charlotte Copy Data and Triad Business Solutions where he was executive vice-presi...
19 years at Microsoft working as an Engineer, Field Support Engineer and Partner technology strategist, Tim Walton is an experienced solutions expert with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is a strong professional skilled in Azure, .Net, Open Source Solutions, Office 365, SQL Server , Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, Agile Methodologies, and Softw...
Tom LeBlanc has been covering electronics integration since 2003. He is editor-in-chief of Commercial Integrator, a magazine and website aimed at helping technology integrators improve their businesses, and TechDecisions, a site designed to improve organizations’ ability to choose and implement technology. Prior to being named editor-in-chief of CI and TD, Tom was senior writer and managing e...

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