Board of Advisors

The NC TECH 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 organization through introductions and referrals; and help promote NC TECH through their organizations and 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 complimentary event registrations, to those who seek a more visible level of engagement and more exclusive relationship building opportunities.

For more information about serving on the Board of Advisors and/or to sign up to serve as an advisor complete the interest form below or reach out to Lee Yates.


Khari Baker - CTO

A10 Networks
Mark Rubin - Senior Regional Sales Manager

ACF Technologies, Inc.
Jan Opalka - CEO & President

Laurie Leigh - Director of Sales

Mark Burgess - VP Solutions Management, Ambulatory

Ally Financial
Peter Maio - CIO Customer Information & Analytics

Alston & Bird LLP
Chris Gegg - Partner

APEX Analytix, LLC
Walt Kristick - SVP, CIO

Apple, Inc.
Tom Jacobik - Operations Manager

Apptio, Inc.
Jeff Stark - Consulting Director, Professional Services East

Dave Boeberitz - Systems Development Lead

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Greg Lamm - Vice President, Information Technology

AT&T North Carolina
Dan Sisson - AVP

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

B/E Aerospace
Ben Holder - Corporate Director Enterprise Applications

Noreen Allen - Chief Marketing Officer

Bank of America
Casey Smith - Private Client Advisor

BB&T Insurance Services
C. Kelly Upchurch, III - VP, Employee Benefits 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Casey Parks - Chief of Staff

Harmandeep Singh - Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Bridgera LLC
Ron Pascuzzi - SVP Sales & Marketing

CA Technologies
Jonathan Harrell - Solution Account Manager, API Management

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Doug Speight - Executive Director, American Underground

Sean Ahlum - Director of Business Development

CDI Southeast
Matt Long - Manager Professional Services

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard - Director of IT

Rob Simora - CTO

Bobby Suggs - Field Sales Director

Cherry Bekaert

Ciber Global, LLC
Darryl Locklear - Account Manager

Grant Kitching – Senior Director, Product Management

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Paris Fogle - Innovation & Mobile Strategy Manager

Darren Anderson - Regional Sales Manager - NC, SC

Craven Community College
Annette Walker - IT Program Coordinator/Faculty

Credit Suisse
Kevin Walker - Director, Information Technology

Crown Castle Fiber
Jeff Fisherauer - Enterprise Account Executive – NC

Gary Storr - Managing Director, Raleigh Branch

Dais X
Neal Davis - CEO

Dassault Systemes Americas
Tom Schorr - Director, Technology Alliances, Strategy and Market Development

DataStaff, Inc
Rob Crabill - Senior Vice President of Operations

Dell Technologies
Brent Taylor - Senior Director, Global Supply Chain

Deloitte Consulting
J.R. Shearin - Managing Director

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

Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS)
Rowena Heath - Senior Account Executive

Dimension Data
Grant Sainsbury - SVP, Solutions

Dan Lumsden - Regional Director

Duke Energy
Chris Heck - CIO

Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
Meredith Conder - Director of Business Dev, Executive Education

Spencer Snedecor - Regional Director

DynPro Inc.
Charlie Rogers - SVP

Eagle Creek Software Services
Kevin Burkhart - Executive Vice President

ECPI University - Raleigh Campus
Bill Armour - Campus President

Arun Singh - COO

Ellis & Winters LLP
Alex Pearce - Attorney

Elon University - Office of the CIO
Tony Rose - Senior Business Analyst

Empowered Benefits
Benjamin Agner - Senior IT Security

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain - Vice President

Extended Stay America
Nancy Templeton - Director, Enterprise Applications

Mike Murdy - Office Managing Partner, Raleigh and Triad

FHI 360
Thomas Maloney - Associate Director Infrastructure & Support

Fidelity Investments
Christopher Melia - Senior Vice President - HRC Technology

First Citizens

Forsyth Technical Community College - Office of Planning and Information Services
Deanne Wesley - Chair, Davis iTEC Center

Forsythe Technology
Jim Olevano - Technologist

Freudenberg IT LP (FIT)
Katie Thacker - Business Development Manager

Genworth Financial
George Reichert - CIO

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Claudio Edelman - VP, Payment Engineering

Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nicole Keshler - National Sales Manager

Greene Resources, Inc
Jason DeFreitas - Vice President of Recruiting Solutions

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes - Director of IT

Hall Booth Smith PC
Richard Sheinis - Partner

HCL America Inc.
Matt Preschern - EVP and Chief Marketing Officer

HireNetworks Inc.
Tina Cochrane - VP, Client Development

Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Ronnie Bryant - VP of IT

Greg Boone - President & CEO

IES Commercial, Inc.
Gilbert Romo - VP of Sales & Marketing

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

InfusionPoints LLC
Rob Seate - SVP & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist

Inmar Inc.
Melissa Wittner - VP, Software Engineering

Intellectual Capitol
Barry Newkirk - Managing Partner

Internetwork Engineering
Sean Rollman - CTO


IT People
Sai Nidamarty - Co-Founder & CEO

Thomas Gentry - Account Executive

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

Ben Wiant - Senior Talent Advisor

Mark Wright - SVP Customer Facing Products

LaVallee & Associates
Mike LaVallee - Managing Partner

LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC
Dave Recchion – Principal

Lenovo (United States) Inc.
Jerry Fralick - Chief Security Officer

Patrick O’Neil – Global Corporate Communications Director, Technology Strategy

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan - President

Todd Broucksou - Senior Director of Community Support

Kim Donica - Vice President, GTO

Mitchell Martin, Inc.
Helene Dooley - Senior Account Manager

National Business Training
Jon Kudlick - Vice President of Business Development

NC State Poole College of Management
Dan McGurrin - Director, Executive Education

Net Friends, Inc.
John Snyder - President

New Horizons Computer Learning Center Greensboro & Charlotte
Don Henesy - Regional Sales Manager

North Highland Consulting
Mike Ferrara - Vice President

NorthState Technology Solutions
Marc Montoro - General Manager

Olympus Infotech, LLC
Srinivasan Vanamali - Principal

Brent Moore - Market Director

OnTarget Group, Inc.
Steven Dmiszewicki - CEO

Patheon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Lindsay Fernandez - Global Head of Information Technology

Tom Beaulieu - Regional Director, Public Sector

Peter Millar
Bob Bowling – VP, Technology


Pfeiffer University
Kenneth Russell - VP Digital Transformation and CIO

Pfizer, Inc.
Melissa Bishop-Murphy - Senior Director

Pitney Bowes Digital Commerce
Chris Spencer - State Government Client Executive

Poyner Spruill LLP
Eric Stevens - Partner

Precision BioSciences, Inc.
Sinu Bhandaru - Director, IT

Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Rick Purcell - Associate Manager

Hal Hawisher - COO

Railinc Corp.
Cathelene Thomas - Chief of Staff, Executive Adminstration & Facilities

Rebyc Security
Keith Haskett - President & CEO

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

Resolvit, LLC
Craig Scates - Partner

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

Riverturn, Inc.
Kevin Duerr - CEO

Robert Half Technology
Anthony Fernandez - Branch Manager, Technical Staffing Services

Ronco Communications

RTI International
Neale D'Rozario - CIO

Rural Sourcing Inc.
Monty Hamilton - CEO

Sarah Levitt, LLC
Sarah Levitt - President

Secure Designs Inc.
Ron Culler - CTO

Pryor Davis - Partner

Shaw University - Office of the CIO
Hooshang Foroudastan - CIO

Signature Consultants, LLC
John Suther - Local IT Branch Manager

Skookum Inc.
Bryan Delaney - Co-Founder and VP

Small Footprint, Inc.
Seth Carpien - VP of Sales

Smith Anderson
Joe Dickinson - Partner

Joyce Weiland - President

SolarWinds MSP
Brian Benfer – Senior Director, Sales

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

Spirit Communications

Square 1 Bank
Tony Brill - Vice President, Software Development

Stearns Financial Group
Dennis Stearns - President

StorageCraft Technologies
Carl Bjerke - Territory Account Manager

Syneos Health
Jonathan Shough - Chief Data Officer

Syntelli Solutions, Inc.
Mohana Bhrugubanda - Director, Business Development

Syzygy Solutions, LLC
Dean Dolittle - Principal Partner and Sales Executive


The Select Group

Samantha Wojenski - Regional Vice President

Sasha Birger - CIO

Trillium Health Resources
Mike Lewis - VP Technology & Informatics, CIO

UNC Wilmington - Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Diane Durance - Director

Vaco, LLC
Josh Haymond - Partner

Veracity Solutions
Brett Kunkle - Director of Business Development

VeriStor Systems
Mike Arnold - District Sales Manager

Vidant Health
Tammy Wilkins - Talent Acquisition Consultant

Visible Value, LLC
Chandra Storrusten - Managing Director

Scott Feinstein - Sr. Director - Govt. & Education Sales

Wake Technical Community College - Office of the CIO
Ryan Schwiebert - VP for Information Technology Services & CIO

Waste Industries USA, Inc.
Hubert Barkley - Director, Information Technology Services

Wells Fargo
Erica Frazier - Vice President

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

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Xerox Corporation
Michael Spinelli - Sr.Client Manager, Public Sector

Zencos Consulting, LLC
Ben Zenick - COO

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