Presenters

John Port is a cybersecurity expert with experience in investigations, detection engineering, and leading security operations center (SOC) teams. As the manager of Barracuda XDR's SOC Team, John has a unique view into the cybersecurity industry as he oversees initiatives including threat hunting, detection engineering, and the engineering of the Barracuda XDR platform, focused on automated remedia...
Jonathan Browning joined ChannelPro as the executive editor in 2023. His goal is to serve the channel community by covering the issues that matter most to MSPs, VARs, technology integrators, and IT consultants. He has successfully served in marketing, sales, and IT leadership positions throughout his career, including roughly six years in marketing director roles for Massa...
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...
Jordan Burris is the Senior Director for Product Market Strategy - Public Sector at Socure. In this role, he partners with government leaders to develop and scale Socure's public sector offerings for identity verification and fraud detection. This includes leading efforts to promote and evangelize industry leading concepts in digital identity inclusion and fairness.
Joseph Brunsman is the founder of Brunsman Advisory Group, an insurance brokerage focusing on Tech E&O, E&O, and EPLI.Joe is an author, speaker, and insurance broker. He is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Naval Academy where he obtained a degree in Systems Engineering (Robotics). He specialized in database management and network security. In 2019, he compl...
Joshua Liberman is president and founder of Net Sciences Inc. Founded in 1995, NSI has secured hundreds of networks in New Mexico and beyond for decades. NSI is an MSP 501 winner, and the most security-focused MSP in New Mexico. Joshua is a former mountaineer and martial artist, and is a lifelong photographer, has traveled half of the world, and speaks several languages. He is a frequently publish...
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...
Josh Weiss, an IT expert and business leader with specialties in cybersecurity, digital transformation, and automation, is president of LA Creative Technologies.  His first tech job was as an 8-year-old, helping to promote a local children's software store. The three-plus decades since then have included running his own online bulletin board in the early 90s, selling books and records online...
Joshua Liberman is president and founder of Net Sciences. 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 traveled...
Joy Beland joined Edwards Performance Solutions in 2020 as the CMMC training program manager. In addition to actively participating in multiple concurrent NIST 800-171 cybersecurity assessments, Joy oversees the curriculum development and live instructor training for the CMMC-AB Approved certification courses, as well as customized security awareness training for worldwide enterprise clients. Prio...
Juan Fernandez AKA The Chief Encouragement Officer has been invested in improving process and procedure, and empowering individuals to be successful while delivering business outcomes via technology his whole career. He is an early-stage investor in software startups as well asco-founder and CEO of the MSP Growth Coalition that has built a scalable framework to empower business owners with the abi...
Justin Hampton is the Microsoft Azure Strategic Account Executive at Tech Data. He is an 8-year veteran and ambassador for Tech Data’s Microsoft and all-up cloud teams. Justin carries various certifications with Microsoft as well as other vendor lines. He has a passion and proven track record for leveraging his expert knowledge and experience with products, programs, processes and skill developmen...
Justin Reinmuth is the founder, CEO, and president of Techrug, a risk management and insurance firm that specializes in the IT and MSP/MSSP space. Techrug's TechMal (Technology Malpractice) Cyber Liability Errors & Omissions Insurance Policy is a one-of-a kind, first- and third-party policy geared toward IT service providers via the creation of policy language granted to us by the carrier. Sin...
Karen Lindquist is co-founder of Green Stream Technologies, an environmental IoT firm based in Wake Forest, N.C.Green Stream’s real-time flood monitoring system provides ground truth on water levels and rainfall for environmental and public safety professionals. Situational awareness allows customers to respond quickly to protect property and improve safety and mobility, and improves their ability...
Having spent 20+ years in the managed services space, Karen uses her passion for helping others as she guides companies in reaching their own growth goals. Karen specializes in helping companies seeking a systematic approach for prospecting, qualifying, and closing new business without giving away "unpaid consulting" to prospects who say they want to "think it over" then stop returning phone calls...
As Vice President of MSP Sales for Barracuda, Karen Ward is focused on partner success and development. With 20 years of experience in sales, her career has included working with technology distributors, VARs, System Integrators, and OEM partners. Karen joined Barracuda in 2017 as Director of Partner Success following Barracuda's acquisition of Sonian. Before that, she was with Experian Data...
Karl Bickmore currently serves as the CEO of Snap Tech IT, with locations in Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Francisco. He is a longtime partner advisory council member for ConnectWise and Sophos. Karl has served as the facilitator of the Aftershock regional IT user's group with over 1,000 IT companies in membership. He has spoken at industry events on business leadership, cybersecurity, and how to sell...
Karl W. Palachuk has been an IT Consultant since 1995 and is one of the pioneers of the managed services business model. He is the author of more than twenty books, most of which are also available as audio books. Karl founded the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community in 2018. He maintains four blogs, including Small Biz Thoughts and Relax Focus Succeed, and produces three podcasts, including 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 Stone, Chief Marketing Officer at Channel Program, is a dynamic marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience driving success through strategic digital marketing, event organization, social media campaigns, and brand enhancement. Known for her passion and results-driven approach, Kelly has consistently aligned go-to-market plans with corporate growth goals, maximizing both B2B an...
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...
Kendra Lee is a prospect attraction authority, founder, and president of KLA Group, and author of The Sales Magnet. She guides MSPs to get more customers and grow their businesses with sales and lead-generation strategies that work in today’s competitive, over-communicative market. Her company helps MSPs build effective sales and marketing to realize their growth goals. After working with KLA Grou...

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