Presenters

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 31 countries on six continents. He is the author of "Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey and Surviving Cyberwar" (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, "There Wil...
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 Kolakowskiis the founder of 6th Street Consulting, a management consulting firm focused on providing strategy and technology consulting services. He has more than 25 years of finance and technology experience. He was a senior equity analyst covering telecommunications companies in Latin America, including Telmex and Telebras while at D.A. Campbell Company. In addition, he provided investment ba...
Rob Webster has served as Director of SMB Sales at Tech Data since September 2016. In this role, Webster is responsible for the strategic direction, development, and execution of Tech Data’s sales programs for small to medium-size business (SMB) resellers. Webster started at Tech Data in 1995 as an Inside Sales Rep and progressed through various positions for 16 years before joining Lenovo in Aust...
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...
Robert Boles is the founder and president of BLOKWORX, an organization built on three foundational tenets: security, reliability, and a positive user experience. Robert has designed infrastructure for hundreds of companies ranging from small businesses to large corporations to municipalities. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and complex global networks, Robert made the decision to p...
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 an entrepreneur, investor, and currently the CEO of True Digital Security, a full-service cybersecurity firm that assists its clients in raising the maturity level of their IT, security, and compliance programs. True’s team includes a number of government-trained and military-trained cybersecurity experts who bring a unique perspective to how we deliver penetration testing, MDR, ma...
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...
Scott Beck is CEO of the fast-growing cybersecurity and IT services firm BeckTek, based in New Brunswick, Canada. He’s a two-time international best-selling author and award-winning speaker, including appearances at NASDAQ and Harvard Club of Boston. Co-star of the Amazon Prime documentary Cyber Crime, Scott is a frequent celebrity guest expert with appearances on NBC, ABC, Fox, and Global. His ne...
Scott began his career in the ERP world in 1988 with Solomon Software (later acquired by Microsoft) and has operated in the Microsoft ERP space ever since, holding a variety of sales, channel, and customer service positions.  For the past 15 years, he has primarily been focused on partner management and enablement and has helped hundreds of partners to build and grow their ERP practices....
Seana Fippin is founder and CEO of Red Box Business Solutions, a women-owned business. Red Box Business Solutions is a concierge-level managed service provider, exceeding the technical needs of San Francisco Bay Area businesses. Seana began her career in management at a leading ISP and web hosting company in the Silicon Valley, where she gained experience in managing teams of technicians and growi...
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...
Susan Bradley has been patching since before the Code Red/Nimda days and remembers exactly where she was when SQL slammer hit (i.e. trying to buy something on ebay and wondering why the Internet was so slow). She writes the Patch Watch column at askwoody.com, and manages a fleet of Windows Servers, an Exchange Server, desktops, a few Macs, several Windows mobile and iPhones and tries to keep patch...
Syed Zaeem Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and is a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has more than 38 years of experience in the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer...
Tal is a senior project manager, solution architect and technical leader for Storage Guardian, a data protection company specializing in providing backup and restore services for critical business data. He has a BA in Business Administration from Ruppin Academic Center.
Taylor Clark is the CEO and founder of Alternegy, a sustainability, IoT, and telecom solutions company that designs energy and water conservation services for commercial facilities and municipalities with smart controls. Some of the services include LED lighting, HVAC, water reduction/reclamation, cogeneration, trigeneration, solar, facial recognition, security, building automation, data monetizat...
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...

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