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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.

Learn more about the Benefits

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2022 Advisor Benefits

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

members of the board of advisors

101 Solutions
Keith Tobias - Principal

5S Technologies
Mike Shook - CEO

Abrigo
Emily Larkin - Chief Information Security Officer

Accenture
Ed Fody - Director

ACF Technologies, Inc.
Jan Opalka - CEO + President

AHEAD
Jim Molnar - Senior Client Director

Ally Financial
Dan Lemont - Head - Technology Strategy + Execution

APCO Worldwide
Travis Bullard - Senior Director

Aprio
Patrick Coleman - Tax Partner - Technology

AT&T North Carolina
Brian Smith - Account Executive

Atlantic Packaging
Ken Thompson - Software Development Manager

Attain
Stacy Stratton - State + Local Executive

Avalara
Nichol MacDonald - VP, Compliance Operations

AvidXchange, Inc.
Mike Praeger - Co-Founder + CEO

Axiom Path, Inc.
Sakib Kadak - CEO/Principal

Bandwidth
David Doolittle - Director of Global Communications

Blue Acorn iCi
Mark Kelley - VP of Digital Engagement

Blue Cross NC
Jo Abernathy - CIO

BlueMatrix
TBD

Blueprint Family Office
Ryan Collison - President

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

Brightly
Ashley Berenson - Vice President, Product

Brown Advisory
Chris Wilson - Client Advisor

Catalent Pharma Solutions
Lindsay Fernandez - VP, IT Enterprise Applications

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard - Director of IT

Cherry Bekaert
Megan Hutchinson - Partner

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jeffrey Moore - Director, Partner Sales Organization

CITE Research
Andrew Edwards - SVP, Polling + Insights

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

Clancy and Theys
Mike Infinger - Director of Information Technology

Clarkston Consulting
Michelle Tartalio - Associate Partner

Cloud Giants
Kelly Pfrommer - CEO

CloudWyze
Shaun Olsen - CEO

CNP Technologies
Trey Harb - Sr. Client Executive

Coastal Credit Union
David Faleski - CIO

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

CommScope
Tony Rossi - Field Applications Engineer

Conduent
Armon Rahgozar - Head of Conduent Technology Innovation

Confianz Global, Inc
Anoop Menon - President + CEO

Connection
Cheryl Casale - Director of Sales

Conterra Networks
Selwyn Scott - Area Sales Manager

Corning Optical Communications
Angela Haneklau - VP of Sales

Credit Karma
Ashleigh Anderson - Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Credit Suisse
Paul Masterson - Director of Cognitive + Digital Services 

Cross Impact Coaching
Betsy Kauffman - Founder + CEO

Cumberland Group
TBD

Data Network Solutions
Bruce Fisher - Director of Sales + Engineering

DataCaliper
Ram Jeyaraman - CTO

DataMasters
Jason White - Director - Search + Placement

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

Davis Moore
Matthew Cooke - Partner

Dell Technologies
Andrea Rekrut - Manager, Process Engineering + New Products Program Management

Deloitte
Sam Gibbs - Specialist Executive

Deutsche Bank
Mark Collins - Director - Equities, Risk, + Core Trading Technology

DH Griffin
Patrick Love - Director of IT

Digital Realty
Steve Eanes - Senior Account Manager

Diversified
Dan Lumsden - Regional Director

dmarcian
Shannon Draegen - COO

DoubleBlaze Consulting
Ron Boling - Partner

Dualboot Partners
Michelle Coviello - VP of Client Development

Dynatrace
John Castillo - Account Executive

Eagle Creek Software Services
Kevin Burkhart - Executive Vice President

ECPI University - Raleigh Campus
Natalie Ocean - Business Development Manager

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

Embassy of Canada
Zachary Zimmerman - Trade Commissioner - FDI Promotion

Empowered Benefits
TBD

Enact
George Reichert - CIO

Enitech
Antwine Jackson - President

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

Equinix
Eric Bezek - Regional Sales Director, NC

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain - Vice President

ExtraHop
Kevin Bartlett - Regional Sales Manager

Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC
Robert Van Geons - President + CEO

Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Mark Lawler - CIO

Fidelity Investments
Jordan Ford - SVP, Tribe Leader, Planning + Advice Platform

Fifth Third Bank
Preston Bergen - Triangle Market President

Fike + Co.
Anessa Fike - CEO

First Citizens
Jerome Savage - IT Systems Integrator

Fortinet
Pat Watkins - Sales Director

Garrison Consulting Group
Lynne Garrison - President

Genesys
Bobbi Hall - Sr. Account Executive

Gig East Exchange
Will Aycock - Greenlight Manager

Giga Data Centers
Rick Sanford - CIO/CTO

Gilead Sciences
Marc Berson - SVP + CIO

Givens Communities
Richard Foor - Corporate Technology Director

Google
Christopher Chesnutt - ABP, Google Data Center

Green for Life
Hubert Barkley - Vice President, Information and Technology

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes - Director of IT

Greyshore Associates
Paula Paul - Distinguished Engineer + Owner

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

HelpShelf
Omar Hamid - CEO

HireNetworks Inc.
Craig Stone - CEO

Hornets Sports + Entertainment
Ronnie Bryant - SVP + CIO

Hylaine
Jenna Lazenby - Business Development Manager

Hyper Source
Pawan Misra - CEO

IBM
Vishwani Dua - WW Delivery Migration Leader

ICAP - Intellectual Capitol
Barry Newkirk - Managing Partner

IEM Inc.
Theodore Lemcke - CTO

IES Communications
Gilbert Romo - VP of Sales + Marketing

Individual - Anna Langford
Anna Langford

Individual - Oita Coleman
Oita Coleman

Infosys Limited
Anurag Varma - Vice President, Head of Government Affairs

Inmar Intelligence
Kevin Goode - Vice President of Information Technology

Internetwork Engineering
Sean Rollman - CTO

Investors Title
Randy Moran - VP, Engineering

Jackrabbit Technologies
Darin Soll - COO

JLL
Ryan Lawrence - Executive Vice President

Kilpatrick Townsend + Stockton LLP
Carl Sanders - Partner

Kinetic by Windstream
Richard Lehman - Consultant

KTL Solutions
Stephen Reid - VP Sales + Marketing

LabCorp
Bola Oyegunwa - CIO, Labcorp Drug Development

Lenovo (United States) Inc.
Eric Kern - Executive Distinguished Engineer

Live Oak Bank
Renato Derraik - Chief Technology + Digital Officer

LoanBoss
JP Conklin - CEO

Local Government Federal Credit Union
Terry Phelps - SVP, MIS

LogicMonitor
Mike Metarko - Enterprise Account Executive

Lumen
Steve Brewer - Director, State Regulatory + Legislative Affairs

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan - President

MAXX Potential
John Spauls - Principal Technologist

McGriff Insurance Services
Baker Freiberg - Employee Benefits Consultant

McGuireWoods Consulting
Tommy Sevier - SVP for State Government Relations

MCNC
Todd Broucksou - Senior Director of Community Support

MetLife
Shayesteh Sims - VP, End User Technology

Michael Best + Friedrich
Joseph A. Dickinson - Partner

Microsoft
Scott Sample - Sr. Client Director

NAF
Bill Taylor - VP, Outreach + Partnership Development

NC DHHS
Charles Carter - Assistant Secretary for Technology Services

NC State Entrepreneurship
Tom Miller - Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach + Entrepreneurship

NC Tech Road
Jay Norman - CEO

Newmark Knight Frank
Issac Brown - Associate

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Sam Whitt - Counsel

North Carolina Community College System
Patrick Fleming - Sr. VP + CIO

North Carolina Department of IT
Glenn Poplawski - Deputy State CIO/Chief Solutions Officer

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

Nutanix
Matt Eguren - Client Director, SLED Strategic Accounts

ONEByte, LLC
Erica Emerson - CEO + Founder

OnLogic
Sean Larkin - CEO

OnTarget Group, Inc.
Steven Dmiszewicki - CEO

Opex Technologies
Ronnie Harrell - Managing Partner

Pacific Western Bank
Tony Brill - VP, Application Development

Parker Hannifin
Michael Lubak - Director, Business + Information Technology

Parker Poe Adams + Bernstein LLP
Skip Lohmeyer - Chief Information Officer

Participate
Julie Keane - Chief Academic Officer

PassionIT Group, Inc.
Scott Rose - Managing Partner

PC Matic
Eric Moore - Territory Account Executive

Peter Millar
Bob Bowling – VP, Technology

Pfizer, Inc.
Melissa Bishop-Murphy - Senior Director

PharmHand Consulting
Zack Miller - CEO

PwC
Lennie Austin - Partner

Pyramid Consulting
Montae Monroe - Market Sales Account Manager

Quinsite
Jeff Maze - Founder / CEO

Racepoint Global
Stephanie Styons - Senior Vice President

RBC Bank
Richard White - Head of Technology 

Red Canary
Dan Graves - Sr. Account Executive

Red Hat, Inc.
Melanie Chernoff - Government + Community Affairs Sr. Manager

REEDS Jewelers
Arthur Phidd - Chief Information Officer

Relias
Kay Krafft - CEO

RENCI
Shannon McKeen - Consultant

Research Triangle Foundation
Kevin Patterson - Director of IT

Resolvit, LLC
Craig Scates - Partner

Retail Business Services LLC
Subodh Mishra - VP, IT Solutions Delivery

RightDirection Technology Solutions
Joey Hutchins - President + CEO

RTI International
Anne Hungate - VP of Infrastructure + Operations

SAS
Tim Campbell - IT Director

Sectigo
Chris Hughes - Regional Director, Enterprise

Secure-24|NTT
Jim Kunz - Enterprise Sales Executive

Securis
Pryor Davis - N.C. V.P.

Segal
Christopher Lawson - Vice President

Segra Communications
Daniel Eskew - VP Enterprise Sales

Silver Tree Consulting + Services
Lauren Holt - CFO

Smart CellCo
Carroll Spencer II - President

Smith Anderson
Lori Fuller - Attorney

SoftPro
Joyce Weiland - President

Spectrum Enterprise
John Moore - Regional Sales Manager, Government + Education

Spoonflower
Brad Schomber - CFO

Spreedly Inc.
Christopher Hudel - CISO

Stearns Financial Group
Dennis Stearns - President

StoneLaurel Consulting
George Williams - Chief Integration Officer

Summit Leadership Partners
Nancy McNelis - VP Strategic Partnerships

Syneos Health
Stephen Rayda - SVP, Global Infrastructure + Production Support

Synergy Technical
Dan Finn - Southeast Sales Manager

Synoptek
Bill Mell - Managing Director, ServiceNow Practice

Telit
Steve Canterbury - Director of Finance

TharseoIT
Eric Wimer - CEO

The Diversity Movement
Kurt Merriweather - Head of Products

The Hardy Financial Group
Andrea C. Hardy - Financial Planner

The Nautical Group
John Sidebotham - EVP

TierPoint
Jeff Waide - RVP of Sales

TimelyText
Ronnie Duncan - CEO

Tizbi
Sasha Birger - CIO

Town of Cary
Nicole Raimundo Coughlin - CIO

TransImpact
Will Taylor - Marketing Director

Trend Micro
Lou Karwoski - Regional Account Manager, NC

Trilliant Networks
Prem Ranganath - VP, Quality + Risk Management

Truist
Sarah Updike - Technology Business Office Consultant

UNC Health
Rachel Foppiano - HCS Exec. Director: IT - System Relations

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

Vaco, LLC
Emily McBride - Senior Associate

Veracity Solutions
Jack Jones - Executive Director

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten - CEO

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

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

Webonise
Rob Katz - CEO

Western Governors University, North Carolina
Ben Coulter - Chancellor

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

Wyrick Robbins Yates + Ponton LLP
Molly Martinson - Attorney

Xerox
Tino Lancellotti - VP of Global Infrastructure + Production Support

Investment

$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.

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 membership@nctech.org

Board of Advisor benefits overview video

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