Liz AnthonySenior Vice President of Marketing, ViON
Ms. Liz Anthony is ViON’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and has over 20 years of experience implementing marketing plans and strategic communications programs across the globe. Prior to joining ViON, Ms. Anthony served as Senior Manager at Cisco and NetApp, where she was responsible for the U.S. Public Sector strategy and developing integrated programs with key partners. While at NetApp, Ms. Anthony managed sales enablement for SAP globally. Having owned her own marketing consultant organization for over 16 years, Ms. Anthony is a passionate, long-time advocate of women in business. She is a proud member and former board member of Women In Technology, serving as a Board Consultant and Communications Chairperson, and is also a member of the AFCEA.
Wendy BeechamManaging Principal, Korn Ferry
Wendy Beecham’s diverse and global career has spanned operational and executive management roles in corporate, non-profit and start-up/small business sectors in the US, Europe, and Asia. These experiences have allowed her to develop acute insights and problem-solving responses in support of her clients and their organizations. Her work with clients has spanned industries including electronic publishing, technology, energy, healthcare, food and agriculture, and financial services/pension funds. Her expertise covers women’s leadership, boards of directors diversity, corporate strategy, and growing and scaling a business. As an executive coach, Ms. Beecham inspires her clients to create opportunities to achieve their highest potential.
Most recently, Beecham was managing director - executive education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management where she led the development of customized executive education programs tailored to the needs of her clients. In this role, she developed and delivered programs for a group of agribusiness CEOs in China as well as leading programs for CalPERS investment office staff and Genentech. As former CEO of Watermark, an organization for senior women leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, she supported the development of women’s leadership initiative groups and created and launched the Watermark Institute Board Access Program to provide tools and resources for women interested in attaining a public or private board seat. Beecham also brings extensive operational and international experience from previous roles as managing director of Sweet & Maxwell, a UK legal publishing division of the Thomson Corporation and as a senior vice president at Lexis Nexis, a division of Reed Elsevier.
Beecham serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors Northern California chapter and is an advisory board member for Illuminate Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture fund. She holds a master’s degree in library science from North Texas State University and a bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman’s University. She received her coaching qualification from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.
Margaret-Ann BoltonSenior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Margaret-Ann Bolton serves as Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing at Red Hat and is responsible for marketing programs to grow Red Hat’s OpenSource business through an ecosystem of partners. She has over 25 years experience in the IT industry encompassing strategic planning, direct and indirect sales, alliance development, worldwide partner and channel marketing and go-to-market execution.
Ms. Bolton joined Red Hat in 2011 as Senior Director of Integrated Field Marketing. In the five years she has been at Red Hat, she has unified global partner marketing into a high-performing organization delivering marketing and sales programs for Red Hat’s expanding partner ecosystem. Driving 70% of Red Hat's revenue, these partners include ISVs, OEMs, systems integrators, solutions providers, distributors and cloud service providers. Her areas of expertise are OpenSource business models, solutions design and marketing, co-branded demand generation programs and delivering scalable partner programs and tools. A passionate advocate for partners and OpenSource technologies, Ms. Bolton recently championed the redesign and relaunch of Red Hat's partner portal to enable a more capable and productive partner ecosystem extending reach and relevancy for Red Hat's complete portfolio.
Prior to Red Hat Ms. Bolton held executive positions across multiple disciplines including direct and indirect sales, engineering, services, product management, and product marketing with global technology companies including EMC, HP, and Sun Microsystems. She has been recognized as a CRN Woman of the Channel in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a CRN Channel Chief in 2014, and 2015 which acknowledges top channel leaders for their accomplishments and impact on the technology industry.
Ms. Bolton earned her undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York and her masters degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. She is married with two children and an avid runner and outsdoorsman.
Ann BorzaVice President of Services, DSS
Ann Borza, DSS Vice President of Services, is responsible for the full lifecycle of the DSS Services business - from marketing strategy and sales through delivery of contract commitments and sustaining and extending client partnerships. The Services portfolio includes design and implementation projects, data center hosting, and 24/7 managed services. Her team focuses on providing exceptional value in long-term contracts, specific project deliverables, and day to day support. Borza joined DSS in 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. She began her career with IBM in Reading, Pa. She is ITIL Foundation certified and speaks at DSS and industry events regarding IT service effectiveness and business value. Prior to joining DSS, Borza held leadership positions in marketing and development with the Reading Rehabilitation Hospital and the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Borza holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College. She servers on the Marketing Committee of the Alvernia University Board and is a player and volunteer captain with the US Tennis Association. She and her husband reside in the Lancaster, Pa., area and have two children.
Dorie ClarkMarketing Strategy Consultant & CEO, Clark Strategic Communications
Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
Cheryl Fields TylerOwner & CEO, Blue Beyond Consulting
Cheryl is the founder and CEO of Blue Beyond Consulting, a management consulting firm. Cheryl has over 25 years’ experience building organizations and is passionate about creating organizations where both the people and the business can thrive. Most work is with Fortune 500 companies, but also consults with non-profits, universities, government, and small and mid-sized firms. Cheryl is an entrepreneur, wife, CEO, mother, consultant, friend, leader, colleague, advisor, daughter and sister—in no particular order.
Julie HaleyCEO, Edge Solutions
Haley’s invaluable 20-year career as a business and commercial litigation attorney with a focus on driving public sector initiatives and key lobbying efforts in support of education and sustainable growth across the southern US drive the success of Edge Solutions. In addition to her experience as a law associate at several top Texas law firms, Haley has committed years of service to key public service positions, including chief lobbyist for the Georgia PTA, Congressman Tom Price’s Citizen Advisory Board, the Fulton County Code Enforcement Board, and other education advocacy and advisory boards. Haley was named as the North Fulton Small Business Person of the Year in 2011, CRN’s Top 100 Women of the Channel in 2011 through 2014, and a finalist for Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year in 2011.
Wendy HoeyDirector of Distribution and Vendor Alliances, Optiv
Wendy Hoey is the Director of Distribution and Vendor Alliances at Optiv. Wendy is a dynamic and technically-savvy channel executive leader with demonstrated experience in channel account management, strategic channel marketing, and channel partner development within the IT Security Industry. Exemplary record of delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains within highly competitive B2B and B2C vertical markets.
Kelly IrelandCEO, CB Technologies, Inc.
Kelly Ireland is the CEO of CB Technologies Inc. Kelly has been striving to serve customers with excellence since entering the Reseller industry in 1984. Kelly is a catalyst, change agent, mentor and enthusiast. Spending her time driving strategic growth initiatives and most importantly, providing CB Technologies' employees with an outstanding work environment.
Dee Dee LearSenior Vice President, Emerging Channels, Avnet Technology Solutions
Dee Dee Lear serves as Senior Vice President, Emerging Channels for Avnet Technology Solutions Americas, reporting to President Jeff Bawol, president. In this role, Lear is responsible for the companyâ€™s strategic direction, expansion and growth through new routes to market driving incremental revenue and profitability for Avnet and its suppliers. Lear is also responsible for operations in the Latin America and Caribbean region, a strategic and high-growth emerging market. With more than 26 years in the technology industry, Lear brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspective to this role. She has extensive leadership experience in sales, strategy, and business development.
Lisa MacKenziePartner, Executive Vice President, The Channel Company
Lisa MacKenzie is a seasoned executive with expertise in marketing, sales, product management and operations. Lisa was instrumental in The Channel Company's evolution from providing traditional media to offering a full portfolio of solutions and services. She brings her proven expertise to The Channel Company's extensive events portfolio - helping ensure that our events meet the evolving needs of our customers. Thanks to Lisa's leadership, The Channel Company attracts record audiences and receives high customer satisfaction scores. Lisa also repositioned our consulting, research and education offerings, resulting in increased profitability and new product launches.
Gina MastantuonoExecutive Vice President, Finance, Ingram Micro Inc.
Gina Mastantuono serves as executive vice president, finance of Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions based in Santa Ana, Calif.
As a member of the Ingram Micro worldwide executive team, Gina is responsible for financial planning, analysis, controllership, SEC reporting, treasury and tax. She joined the company in April 2013.
Prior to joining Ingram Micro, Gina was with Revlon Inc. for six years, serving most recently as senior vice president, chief accounting officer, controller and international chief financial officer, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of external reporting, financial planning and analysis, corporate accounting and international finance, and she was a key contributor in the area of corporate finance.
Before Revlon, she held various finance executive roles, including four years with InterActiveCorp., a $6 billion, publicly traded operator of a diversified portfolio of specialized and global brands, and four years with Triarc Companies, Inc., a consumer products company with holdings that have included Snapple, RC Cola and Arby's.
She began her career at Ernst & Young, LLP in New York, where she was a manager in the entrepreneurial services group. Gina is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of finance experience.
Gina attended the State University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration.
Wendy PettySenior Vice President, Field Sales and Services, Erwin
Wendy Petty is Executive Director, Global Channel Sales, at Verizon Enterprise Solution responsible for building indirect channels that support the overall Channel Strategy. This includes leveraging Enterprise partners and building a scalable model that will protect our installed customer base and create net new upsell revenue streams, bring new Verizon Enterprise Solution to market and develop partnerships that will create new routes to market for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Wendy has 25 years of experience in building startups, channel sales organization in both small startup’s and large enterprise software companies. She has a number of Channel Awards including being selected as one of the Powerful Women in the Channel, by Everything Channel. She looks forward to leveraging her leadership and channel experience to build the Verizon Channel.
Susan PiergeorgeRegistered Dietitian & Nutritionist , Asante Publications
Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and lifestyle coach, with over three decades in nutrition counseling, health promotion, food and pharmaceutical industry along with culinary experience. She also possesses a Professional Culinary Certificate. Susan provides nutrition and health coaching to individuals and groups. Her background includes teaching nutrition education, stress management, smoking cessation, corporate wellness, cooking demonstrations, and food industry experience. Susan is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accomplishments include numerous community service awards from the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and American Cancer Society. She currently volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation. She is also the author of the book “Boomer Be Well! Rebel Against Aging Through Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle” (2011) and writes a food and nutrition blog at www.boomerbewell.com.
Calista RoussosSr. Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Calista's career started at Tech Data where she spent eight years mostly running the HP Enterprise business where she was leading strategy through sales, engineering, and product management. After leaving Tech Data, Calista joined Vology, a Solution provider/ MSP in the Tampa area as Director of Vendor Strategy and Marketing. For the past four years she has built Vology’s vendor management organization to drive partnership and innovation through their offerings and was also responsible for managing the solution architect team and the Marketing Organization. Calista joined Microsoft as Partner Executive – US Distribution and now the Sr. Partner Development Manager, responsible for the creation and execution of joint Sales strategy and plans as well as insuring a strong partnership to achieve joint success in driving our mutual cloud strategies.
Luanne TierneySenior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Proofpoint
Luanne Tierneyis currently the SVP/CMO Corporate Marketing at Proofpoint, a global next generation cybersecurity firm based in Silicon Valley. She honed her marketing skills over the past 25 years at some of the most important tech companies on the planet, including Apple, HP, and Cisco Systems.
Luanne is the go-to marketing expert for companies looking to kick their marketing strategies into high gear, and she is a sought after speaker recognized globally for her insights and abilities to connect marketing to sales in order to achieve unparalled business growth. She inspires her audiences with her insights on marketing strategies as well as her perspectives on achieving life and career success.
Her passion is developing career strategies for the next generation of leaders, and she co-authored a best-selling book, SAVVY, The Young Women’s Guide to Career Success. She has been featured in HuffPost, WSJ, and Success Magazine, and has been recognized by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Forrester, YWCA, Professional Business Women of California as a influential thought leader in the industry. Luanne serves on two boards, Knock Inc, and ContentMX, and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Mallory WeggemannParalympic Swimmer,
Mallory Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. On Jan. 21, 2008, she went to the hospital to receive her final epidural injection that she was receiving to help treat back pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia. The epidural injections that were supposed to help with the debilitating pain instead left Mallory a paraplegic. Just three months after her injury at the age of 18, Weggemann chose to return to the pool. In April 2008, she attended the Paralympic Swimming Trials as a spectator. Still coping with her new disability, Weggemann found one thing unchanged, her love for swimming.
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