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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is comprised of business, technology, and public leaders dedicated to the development of North Carolina’s tech sector.  Advisors serve as a resource by providing guidance and feedback, assist with growing the membership and promoting NC TECH through their networks. 

Advisors range from those who have interest in eventual service on NC TECH’s governing Board of Directors, to those that appreciate the benefit of discounted event registrations, to those who seek a more visible level of engagement and more exclusive relationship building opportunities.

Meet our Advisors

Brian Prentice - Vice President 

Emily Larkin - Chief Information Security Officer

Rich Wanden - Chief Customer Success Officer

Ed Fody - Director

Aditi Consulting
Craig Scates - Sr. VP, Technology Solutions Global Delivery

Chris Lim, National Practice Director

Jim Molnar - Senior Client Director

Aligned Technology Group
John Zemonek - Managing Director

Alliance of Professionals + Consultants
Andrew Wayne - Market Director - North Carolina

Ally Financial
Arvy Rajasekaran - CIO - Digital Channel Technology

Alpine Growth Partners
Mike Provance - Managing Partner

American Greenz Inc.
Bob Holden - Recycling Specialist

Virmarie Zengotita - Director, Information Systems

APC Towers
Danny Agresta - President & CEO

APCO Worldwide
Hannah Morecraft - Deputy Managing Director

Chris Cox - Chief Operations Officer

Kimberly Lanphear - Chief Executive Office

Brandon Keesee - Data Center Operations

Catherine Saadat - Partner

Artemis Immersive
Adam Isley - Co-Founder & CEO

Atlantic Packaging
Trey Thompson - Director of Information Security

Atomic Robot
Sam Sontag - Director of Client Solutions

Axiom Path, Inc.
Sakib Kadak - CEO/Principal

David Doolittle - Vice President of Global Communications

Bizcom Global
Mark Wiener - President

Blacks in Technology Association
Bobby McNeill - Chapter President, Raleigh/Durham

Blue Cross NC
Trevor Johnson - VP, IT Solution Delivery

Daniel Williams - CEO

BraveSoft, Inc.
Dan Stanley - Regional Vice President

Brighthouse Financial
Perry Pao - VP, Head of IT Operations + Infrastructure

Ashley Berenson - VP, Product Management

Paul Curlee - Enterprise Field Sales Director

Carolina Cyber Network
Mark Sorrells - Executive Director

CAS Severn
Mark Belluz - Managing Director

Cato Networks
Darren Anderson - Enterprise Sales Director - Raleigh

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard - Director of IT

Centri Business Consulting
Ryan Starkes - Partner

Cherry Bekaert
Megan Hutchinson - Partner

Cii Technology Solutions, Inc.
Kristin Stewart - President

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Liz McCormick - Regional Sales Manager

City of Raleigh - Department of IT
Beth Stagner - Director, Enterprise Applications + Data

Clarkston Consulting
Michelle Tartalio - Associate Partner

Clean Energy Services
Brandon Zschokke - Chief Product Officer

CliniSpan Health
Dezbee McDaniel - Co-Founder & CEO

Cory Aurandt - Principal

Lindsey Hill - Account Executive

Marty McDermott - COO

Coastal Credit Union
TJ Wyman - Chief Digital Services Officer

Coca-Cola Consolidated
Darrell Thompson - Sr. Vice President, CIO

Tony Rossi - Field Applications Engineer

Brian Chandler - Director, Business Development

Corebridge Financial
David Ditillo - EVP Chief Information Officer

Corning Optical Communications
Angela Haneklau - VP of Sales

Corsica Technologies
Daniel Curnutte - Partner, Marketing Manager

Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
Brennan Barber - Head of Business Development

Credit Karma
Ashleigh Anderson - Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Don Shin - Founder + CEO

CrushBank Technology
Dave Poole - Senior Consulting Director

Dan Lumsden - VP of Integration

DataStaff, Inc
Mark Prakke - Sr. VP of State + Local Government Solutions

Davis Moore
Matthew Cooke - Partner

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC
Jason Miller - Business Consulting Director

Dell Technologies
Gregg Lumsden - Director of Production Operations

Sam Gibbs - Specialist Executive

Denodo Technologies
Marty Nelson - Sales Director

Deutsche Bank
Priyesh Patel - Director, Global Head of Post Trade Product & Production Engineering

Katherine Hostetler - Regional Sales Manager

Sarah Norton - Managing Director

DH Griffin
Patrick Love - Director of IT

Digital Realty
Steve Eanes - Senior Account Manager

Dogwood State Bank
Todd Boufford - Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation

DoubleBlaze Consulting
Ron Boling - Partner

Dualboot Partners
Michelle Coviello - VP of Client Development

Duke Executive Education - Fuqua School of Business
Anita Stockmans - Director, Executive Education

Carl Boggis - Regional Director

Eagle Landing Solutions
Bradley Hilton - Founder, CEO

ECPI University - Raleigh Campus
Natalie Ocean - Business Development Manager

Edward Jones - Geoff Raynor
Geoff Raynor - Financial Advisor

Elliott Davis
Denise R Bailey - Principal

Elon University - Office of the CIO
Pat Donohue - Assistant CIO + Director of Campus Technology Support

Embassy of Canada

Tim Chadwick - CISO

George Reichert - CIO

Antwine Jackson - President

Robert Duncan - Senior Sales Executive, US SLED

Envestnet | Yodlee
Jillian Munro - Group Head, Data + Analytics Technology

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain - General Manager

Todd Moses - CEO


Justin Hanke - Senior Manager, Technology Consulting

Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC
Robert Van Geons - President + CEO

Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Mark Lawler - CIO

Fidelity Bank NC
Joe Zinger - Chief Information Technology Officer 

Fidelity Investments
Sterling Ingui - Head of Next Gen Retirement, Workplace Investing & Regional Site Leader

First Citizens
Jerome Savage - IT Systems Integrator

Ken Makoid - Regional Vice President of Sales

Flow Control Group
Tom McNany - VP of Information Technology

Flywheel Advisors, Inc. 
Chip Royce - Principal

Pat Watkins - Sales Director

Fortuna BMC
Diana Potts - Chief Operating Officer

Mark Parisi - Executive VP of Corporate Strategy & Strategic Programs

Gilead Sciences
Marc Berson - SVP + CIO

Sabina Schneider - Chief Solutions Officer

Christopher Chesnutt - ABP, Google Data Center

Dan Govindasamy - Partner-Client Delivery

Grace Federal Solutions, LLC
Esther Aguillon-LaBeur - Business Development Manager

Green for Life Environmental    
Hubert Barkley - Vice President, IT

Greene Resources, Inc.
Jason DeFreitas - VP + General Manager

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes - Director of IT

Cindy Martinez - Senior Business Development Manager

HCL America Inc.
Rahul Singh - Senior Director + Head of Operations, Global Delivery Centers, Americas

Horizon Performance
Daniel McGurrin - Chief Science Officer

Hornets Sports + Entertainment
Ronnie Bryant - SVP + CIO

Hummingbird Creative Group
Wendy Coulter - CEO

Jenna Lazenby - Director of Client Engagement

Vishwani Dua - Director of Expert Labs

ICAP - Intellectual Capitol
Barry Newkirk - Managing Partner

IDA Ireland
Catherina Blewitt - VP, Technology & Business Services

IEM Inc.
Theodore Lemcke - CTO

IES Communications
Gilbert Romo - VP of Sales + Marketing

Joe Jones - US SLED Director

Infosys Limited
Deverre Lierman - AVP, Delivery Head

Inmar Intelligence
Kevin Goode - Vice President of Information Technology

IntelliData Solutions
Alec Smith - President 

Investors Title
Randy Moran - VP, Engineering

ITG Commerce
Stephen Stark - CEO

Jackrabbit Technologies
Darin Soll - COO

JCMR Technology, Inc.
Jake Kent - President & CEO

Ryan Lawrence - Executive Vice President

Becky Scott - Sr. Manager, Technology Community 

K12 Computers
Jack Carty - Business Development Manager

Caitlin Walsh - Director

Jay Lockwood - Senior Vice President

Bola Oyegunwa - CIO, Labcorp Drug Development

Latino Community Credit Union
Terry Phelps - COO 

Srinivas Madabushi - Vice President, Technology

Lenovo (United States) Inc.
Libby Richards - Community Engagement Manager

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan - General Manager

Marchon Partners
Iryna Khomenko - Business Development Manager

Marsh McLennan Agency
Ned Archer - Business Insurance Consultant

MAXX Potential
John Spauls - Principal Technologist

Maynard Nexsen, LLC
Sam Whitt - Shareholder

Dave Rahe - Vice President Technology, Life Sciences & Strategic Growth

McGuireWoods Consulting
Bo Heath - Senior Vice President and Director

James Nester - Sr. Director Marketing & Client Advocacy 

Megaport (USA), Inc. 
Shane McCleskey - Sales Executive

Shayesteh Sims - VP, End User Technology

Michael Best
Mallorie Moore - Director of Market Development

Microsoft Corporation
Scott Sample - Sr. Client Director

Todd Marks - CEO

Moore and Van Allen
Bret Buckler - Associate Attorney

Angela Brantley - Regional Sales Director - South

National Institute of Minority Economic Development
Linda Hughes - Technology and Innovation Manager

Navigator LLC
Christopher Pittman - Director

NCCU Technology Law & Policy Center
Diane Littlejohn - Attorney and Executive Director of Technology Law & Policy Center

NC Community Colleges System
Patrick Fleming - Sr. VP + CIO

NC Department of Adult Corrections
Glenn Mack - Chief Information Officer

NC Department of Health + Human Services
Reese Edgington - Chief of Technology Services

NC Department of Information Technology
Glenn Poplawski - Deputy State CIO/Chief Solutions Officer

Duncan Moore, VP, Object Storage, Storage Grid

Next DLP
Jonathan Martz - Account Executive

North Carolina Esports Academy
Caleb Smith - CEO

North Carolina Independent Colleges + Universities
Vicki Humphreys - Director of Information Technology

Dennis Cespedes - CSO

Kendra Parlock, Vice President, Partnership Development

Scott Abbott, Enterprise Account Manager

Erica Emerson - CEO + Founder

Sean Larkin - CEO

OnTarget Group, Inc.
Steven Dmiszewicki - CEO

Rich Van Winkle - Regional Director

Orange County Government
Robert Reynolds, Chief Information Officer

Palo Alto Networks
Gen Greenwich - Named Account Manager - SLED Carolinas

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP
Skip Lohmeyer - CIO


Julie Keane - Chief Academic Officer

PassionIT Group, Inc.
Scott Todd - CEO

Peter Millar
Bob Bowling – VP, Technology

John Bradford - Founder + CEO

Pierson Ferdinand
Maryam M. Meseha, Esq. - Founding Partner

Pinnacle Financial Partners
Mike DeBender - Commercial Banker

Nathan Scott - Director of Sales

Project Kitty Hawk
Jerry Thompson - VP, Technology

Prudence B2B
Mouli Somayajula - President & CEO

Wayne Hippo - Owner/Managing Partner

Garret Tripp - Partner

Jeff Maze - Founder / CEO

Racepoint Global
Bob Osmond - President

Randstad Digital
Pascal de Hesselle - Executive Client Partner

REEDS Jewelers

Kay Krafft - CEO

Amanda Miller - Associate Director

Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) of North Carolina
Kevin Patterson - Director of IT

Research Triangle High School
Cornelius Klein-Gloria - Director of Technology

Reveal Global Intelligence
Tina Ruark-Baker - Chief Growth Officer

Revtech Labs
Sara Garces - Managing Partner

Richie Knows
Rich Melcombe - Founder & CEO

RightDirection Technology Solutions
Joey Hutchins - President + CEO 

RTI International
Bernice Bond - VP + CISO

Jennifer Rendon - Account Executive

Brady Terrents - Senior IT Manager

Satva Softech
Poojan Gajera - Digital Solutions Architect

Josh Bomba - CITO

Securis IT Asset Auditing, Recycling & Destruction
Pryor Davis - N.C. V.P.

Segra Communications
Rose Chambers - CIO

Seneca Resources
Harold Zeishner - Managing Director of NC

Silver Tree Consulting & Services
Lauren Holt - CFO

Smart CellCo
Carroll Spencer II - President

Smith Anderson
Darrell Fruth - Attorney

Joyce Weiland - President

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc. (SGA)
Joe Bartolotta - Account Manager

Stearns Financial Group
Dennis Stearns - President

StoneLaurel Consulting
George Williams - Chief Integration Officer

Successive Technologies
Mark Bavisotto - Founder

Summit Human Capital
Matthew Tartaglia - Executive Vice President, Commercial Services

Supply Chain Partner
Chimae Goncalves - CEO

Syneos Health
Stephen Rayda, EVP Enterprise Shared Services Technologies 

Synergy Technical
Dan Finn - Southeast Sales Manager

Joy Cao - Senior Director Customer Success

System Soft Technologies
Tony Clark - Regional Vice President

Ramin Karimpour - Founder & CEO

Charles Hunte - Consultant

The Diversity Movement
Kurt Merriweather - Head of Products

The Hardy Financial Group
Andrea C. Hardy - Financial Planner

The Wall Printer
Paul Baron - Founder & CEO

Meg MacNabb - Senior Account Manager

Ronnie Duncan - CEO

Ting Internet
Patrick Mulhearn - Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement

Sasha Birger - CIO

Town of Cary
Nicole Raimundo Coughlin - CIO

Town of Morrisville
Steve Rao - Councilman


Trend Micro
Lou Karwoski - Regional Account Manager, NC

TriNet HR
Heather Shaffer - Director of Sales


Turnberry Solutions
Rocky Silvestri - Managing Partner - Southeast

Alison Kiing - Director

Allison Brotman - VP, Learning and Community

Alejandro Fernandez - Digital Practice Director

UNC Charlotte - College of Computing and Informatics
Ahmed Helmy - Associate Dean for Research

UNC Health
Rachel Foppiano - VP: ISD - System Relations

UNC Kenan Flagler
Sandra Chandler - Associate Director, Employer Engagement + Recruiting

UNC Pembroke
Katina Blue - Associate VC of Information Resources/CIO

USI Insurance Services
Clark Johnson - Partner & Commercial Practice Leader

Vaco, LLC

Vanguard Technology Group
Brent Neal - vCISO

Lisa Hammond - CHRO

Jim Olevano - Principal Architect

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten - CEO

VMware by Broadcom
Henry Veloza - Sr. Client Executive NC

Volt Technologies
Mason Witaker - President

Wade Associates
Kevin Flowers - AAI, Advisor, Innovation Risk Division

Wake Tech Community College
Ryan Schwiebert - VP/CIO of Information Services

Walk West
Abha Bowers - CEO

WGU North Carolina
Ben Coulter - Chancellor

Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Gerry Hayes - President + CEO

Wireside Communications
Stephanie Styons - Executive Vice President

WorkSmart IT
Jim Rappl - Director of Business Development

Les Roach - VP of Sales


$600 annually, billed at the time of your organization's NC TECH membership renewal (we'll pro-rate the amount for those joining outside of the annual dues cycle so that future billing will be aligned).

Each NC TECH member organization may have one (1) representative on the Board of Advisors.

Click below to view Advisor benefits!

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Contact if you have questions about, or are ready to join, the NC TECH Board of Advisors.

Time Commitment

Service on the Board of Advisors is calendar friendly!  There are no meetings, per se.  We convene about once a quarter, most often in conjunction with existing events and meetings on our calendar, and communicate virtually with newsletters/special message and through an exclusive LinkedIn group.  We also give advisors first dibs on special offers that come our way (private suite at a sporting event, seats at the NC TECH table at business awards events, etc.).

For more information about serving on the Board of Advisors and/or to sign up to serve, contact

Board of Advisors Overview Video



Form more information about the Board of Advisors reach out to Jessica Lopez.