Event details




Thursday 22nd April 2021

08:30-10:45 PT

2hr 15 mins

Speakers Information

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Nima Green

Editor, Channel Partner Insight

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Nima Sherpa Green is a British/Sherpa journalist and editor of Channel Partner Insight.

Nima has a multimedia background in newsrooms across the world, as a commissioning editor at The African Business Magazine; producing at the Russian World Radio Service London Bureau; and reporting at Vice Magazine and the Herald Sun in Australia.

She has an MA in Journalism from Monash University, Melbourne, and a BA in Southern African political history from the University of Sheffield.

Her work has appeared in Vice Magazine, The African Business Magazine, The Guardian, Sputnik News, The Herald Sun, Hipmunk Travel, and Urban Adventures.

Nima was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has lived and worked in Uganda, South Africa and Australia.

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Don Gulling

CEO, Verteks Consulting

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Don is the Founder and CEO of Verteks Consulting – a leading provider of computer networks and cyber security solutions in Central Florida. Don is an experienced IT professional, project manager and system architect with over 25 years of experience in the IT field. Don began his IT career in 1987, working as an application programmer for a company providing ad agencies and publishers with customized word processing and ad creation software. Over the past 25+ years, Don has worked with clients in a wide array of industries - including Insurance, Banking, Medical, Government, Distribution, Transportation, and Education. Don has pursued ongoing technical education, as well as additional project management and system design training. Don participates in a wide array of industry groups and associations. Don served on a variety of manufacturer dealer councils and is also a longstanding member of an HTG peer group. Don’s current day-to-day work responsibilities include partner relationship management, key account management, sales and marketing management, as well as traditional CEO responsibilities. Away from the office, Don and his wife Michelle and their two sons – David and Sean – enjoy time away together at the beach.

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Matt Lee

Director of Technology, Iconic IT

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Passionate. Innovation Evangelist. Full Stack Magician. On a personal mission to make people smile and to be awesome.

Matt provides overall leadership and strategic direction for information technology environments throughout Iconic IT on behalf of its numerous customers (internal and external) and partners. A technology veteran with expertise in virtualization, platform as a service (PaaS), cloud security, and technology transformations, Mr. Lee has been tasked with developing the Iconic IT roadmap and leading Iconic IT’s technology initiatives while working closely with customers and partners.

Matt Lee is one of only 141,600 IT specialists in the world to have achieved the elite Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Mr. Lee creates mutually valuable partnerships by participating actively on major partners’ advisory boards, as well as service delivery councils. He was the recipient of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2016 CIO award. Mr. Lee has been a featured presenter for industry events such as Continuums Navigate and Watchguard Partner Summit. He participated on the Green Clouds Partner Summit 2019 Pac. Under Matt’s technological direction Choose Networks was ranked in the top 50% in the prestigious ChannelPro 2019 501 list.

To unwind, Matt enjoys flying down the streets of Wichita perched atop two wheels, decked out in neon biking gear.

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Justin Thomas

Solutions Consultant, Webroot

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As a pre-sales engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, Justin has worked within MSP's, architecting the infrastructures of SMB's and managing the support and partnership relationships with their clients and vendors. He is an expert in assisting in the evaluation of solutions to meet the needs of MSP's and SMB's alike. Using his knowledge of the Webroot and Carbonite portfolio of solutions and the security industry, Justin also speaks to MSPs and partners on best practices and how to get the most from the Webroot\Carbonite suite of cyber resilience products.

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Joseph Cerrone

Channel Account Manager, Webroot

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Joe Cerrone is a MSP Account Manager at Webroot. He joined Webroot in 2018 and has been an essential piece in the continued growth ever since. Joe works with his partners to develop better understanding of the overall threat landscape and demonstrates the key role Webroot plays within Malware Prevention. His overall goal is to assist his partners in obtaining everything they need to ensure their clients are protected and thriving in a streamlined process.

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Brian Babineau

SVP & GM, Barracuda MSP

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A native of Boston, Brian is responsible for Barracuda’s managed services (MSP) business, ensuring our products are integrated with a service delivery platform to meet the evolving buying habits of customers. His success has been aided by his previous role as VP of Product Marketing, where he built up a comprehensive knowledge of the competitive advantages and value propositions of Barracuda's solutions.

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Stacy Hayes

Founder, Assured Data Protection

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Prior to joining Assured Data Protection in Oct of 2016, Stacy was Vice President, Channels & Alliances for Virtustream, a leader in the enterprise cloud management software sector. Stacy started out with DS3 DataVaulting, a company he co-founded to deliver Backup as a Service in the early 2000s. As President, he led DS3 through a successful acquisition by Terremark in 2009. He remained in a business development role through their acquisition by Verizon in 2011. After this, Stacy ran U.S. Civilian sales for Terremark’s Federal Division, leaving the company in 2013 to join Virtustream.

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Michael Mask

Vice President of Professional Market, Aqueity

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Michael Mask is VP Professional Services Aqueity.

Michael is Aqueity’s VP of Professional Services and Partner Programs . He joined Aqueity with over 20 years of experience in IT management consulting, financial services and risk management.

As a leader at Aqueity, Michael has helped expand Aqueity’s portfolio of services with a focus on cybersecurity and resiliency. Michael leads new customer acquisition and focuses on enhancing our relationship with partners. Throughout his career, Michael has delivered on projects while bringing insights, governance and transparency to each engagement.

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Jared Reimer

Founder, Cascadeo

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Jared Reimer is the Founder and President of Cascadeo, a Seattle-based cloud consulting firm with operations in the US and Asia. Cascadeo is uniquely positioned as a leading vendor-neutral, cloud-centric engineering and managed services firm. Areas of focus include large-scale distributed systems, cloud architecture and migration, deployment automation, monitoring systems, and hybrid cloud networking. Jared holds a MS in computer science and engineering from UW, and operated one of the very first ISPs in the Northwest. He resides in Mercer Island, WA with his wife, two dogs, and three young children. Jared enjoys world travel, camping, cooking, and SCUBA, is a retired single-engine airplane pilot, a passionate electric vehicle enthusiast, a serial entrepreneur and an accomplished downhill skier. He served as a senior technical advisor to HBO’s award-winning “Silicon Valley" series.

Outside of work, he is the proud father of three amazing young children and an accomplished downhill skier. He enjoys world travel, camping, cooking, and SCUBA, am a retired single-engine airplane pilot, a passionate electric vehicle enthusiast, a serial entrepreneur, an advisory board member to university programs, and one of the co-founders of the Seattle Internet eXchange -- the world's largest free Internet exchange point. Previously, he was an early pioneer in the ISP world, helping to build one of Seattle's first dialup Internet Service Providers after running BBSs for many years. Other personal interests include SETI, cryptocurrency, music, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Chant Vartanian

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, MTheory

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A devoted father of two, Chant Vartanian was raised in Los Angeles, where he founded his company, M-Theory Group in 2007.

While an LA native, Chant and his family immigrated to America in 1980.

As CEO of M-Theory, Chant wields technology as a catalyst for change. He aims to innovate the delivery of enterprise infrastructure needs.

Chant pioneered the advent of the subscription-economy by founding M-Theory around a single idea. This creation was dubbed CapEx-as-a-Service™, and the spiritual predecessor of IaaS. All of this predated the mass adoption of AWS.

Chant continues to drive M-Theory to deliver cutting-edge technology that sees farther than the human eye to solve problems before they begin.


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