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Speakers

Meet Our 2020 Speakers

Nicole Glaros (She/Her)

Techstars
Chief Investment Strategy Officer

Morgan Flager (He/Him)

Silverton Partners
General Partner

Lloyd Armbrust (He/Him)

Armbrust American
CEO/Founder

Courtney Caldwell (She/Her)

ShearShare, Inc.
Cofounder & COO

Jim Brown (He/Him)

Arena Growth Partners
Founder & Managing Partner

Julia Cheek (She/Her)

Everlywell
Founder and CEO

Tony Tovar (He/Him)

Sana Benefits
Head of Community

Mike Dodd (He/Him)

Silverton Partners
General Partner

Albert Swantner (He/Him)

Board Member at Naturally Austin
CTO at Mobile Tech RX

Kerry Rupp (She/Her)

True Wealth Ventures
General Partner

Carolyn Jenkins (She/Her)

C-Suite Consulting
Advisor

Jody Page (He/Him)

Lighter Capital
Director

Monica Cravotta (She/Her)

WP Engine
Vice President of Marketing

Bart Bohn (He/Him)

Root Aspen
Founder

Ari Palmer (She/Her)

TaxTaker
CEO & Co-Founder

Charlie Plauche (He/Him)

S3 Ventures
Partner

Holly Firestone (She/Her)

Venafi
Head of Community

Jeff Ketner (He/Him)

Ketner Group Communications
CEO

Steve Schaffer (He/Him)

Nextfront Ventures, LLC
Advisor | Mentor | Investor | Board Director | Speaker

Laura Russell (She/Her)

Adlucent
Senior Director of Marketing

Adrian Taylor (He/Him)

Pushstart Creative
Creative Director & Co-founder

Kristine Bryant (She/Her)

Gladiator Consulting
CEO

Natalie Khoo (She/Her)

Avion Agency
Director

Jill Klinvex (She/Her)

Capital Factory
Senior Venture Associate

Amos Schwartzfarb (He/Him)

Techstars
Managing Director

Amber Hinds (She/Her)

Equalize Digital
Creative Director & CEO

Annette Alexander (She/Her)

WP Engine
Chief People Officer

Caitlyn Conner (She/Her)

Popspots
People Operations

Marcus Carey (He/Him)

ReliaQuest
Enterprise Architect

Brianna Littlepage (She/Her)

soona
Director of Marketing & Sales

Ian MacDowell (He/Him)

argodesign
Technology Director

Bessy Kim (She/Her)

argodesign
Design Lead

David Matthews (He/Him)

RevTech Ventures
Managing Director

Kate Herling (She/Her)

Tandem
CEO & Founder

Jonathan Dampier (He/Him)

Revionics
SVP Global Marketing

Wendy Howell (She/Her)

Cisco Systems
Chief of Staff

Jen Sovada (She/Her)

MissionTech Solutions, LLC
Chief Futures Officer

Krishna Srinivasan (He/Him)

LiveOak Venture Partners
Founding Partner

Laura Oxler (She/Her)

soona
Customer Success Manager

Desmond Thomas (He/Him)

Walmart Global Tech
Community and Operations Manager

Morgan Simon (She/Her)

Well Thymed
Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Scott Marcus (He/Him)

Vital Farms
Chief Marketing Officer

Thomas Ball (He/Him)

Next Coast Ventures
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Junice Rockman (She/Her)

JRock Therapy
Neuropsychotherapist, Journalist, Public Policy Advocate, M.A.,LPC, LCDC-i

Sonia Ramirez Anderson (She/Her)

Husch Blackwell LLP
Attorney

Clark Nowlin (He/Him)

Golden Ratio
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Cecilia Laseter (She/Her)

Peck Boards
Founder/CEO

Albert Carrion (He/Him)

Husch Blackwell LLP
Partner

Cristina Bocanegra (She/Her)

Mini Market, Love Child & Co-Founder of Current Conference
Founder

David Lucas (He/Him)

Pushstart Creative
Industrial Designer

Anna Westbrook (She/Her)

Isabel & The Runaway Train
Producer, Composer / Playwright

Patrick Hitchins (He/Him)

FitRankings
CEO // Founder

Elisa Sepulveda (She/Her)

Operational Leader and Community Builder

Kurt DelBene (He/Him)

Microsoft
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operation

AJ Davis (She/Her)

Experiment Zone
Founder

Kurt Wilkin (He/Him)

HireBetter
Co-Founder

Dana Wildeboer (She/Her)

MassChallenge
Senior Director of Marketing

Erika Isett (She/Her)

AppSumo
Senior Partnerships Manager

Trevor Boehm (He/Him)

Techstars
Managing Director

Reagan Pugh (He/Him)

Reagan Pugh LLC
Speaker & Facilitator

Joi Chevalier (She/Her)

The Cook's Nook
CEO

Bob Bridge (He/Him)

SWAN Impact Network
Executive Director

Mariana Fischbach (She/Her)

Ketner Group Communications
Director of Media Relations

Kevin Koronka (He/Him)

Husch Blackwell LLP
Partner

Llewyn Paine (She/Her)

Llewyn Paine Consulting LLC
Principal

Jake O'Shea (He/Him)

Capital Factory
Investor Relations Manager

Meggie Williams

Skiptown
Founder & CEO

Serenity Carr (She/Her)

Serenity Kids
Co-Founder and CEO

Tom Digan (He/Him)

Ladder
Co-Founder & President

Roman Gonzalez (He/Him)

Gardenio
Founder and CEO

Ryan Fenton (He/Him)

FloSports
Director, Global Rights Acquisition/Partnerships

Paul Puckett (He/Him)

Army Enterprise Cloud Management Office
Director

Moby Hayat (He/Him)

Fire Show Media
Founder

Naijean Bernard (She/Her)

Jeany's Ginger Elixer
Owner/Founder

Marissa Epstein (She/Her)

The University of Texas at Austin Nutrition Institute Department of Nutritional Sciences
Director

Lizzie Aquirre (She/Her)

Soulstice Retreats
CEO

Marc Nathan

Egan Nelson
VP Client Strategy

Mark Valentine (He/Him)

Microsoft
General Manager, National Security

Mellie Price (She/Her)

Texas Venture Labs
Executive Director

Michael Balazs (He/Him)

The MITRE Corporation
Chief Futurist, Autonomy

Kevin Landtroop (He/Him)

Capital Factory
Vice President of Defense

Julie Shannan (She/Her)

VentureLab
Executive Director

James Garvey

Self Financial
CEO and founder

Janice Omadeke (She/Her)

The Mentor Method
CEO and Founder

Jen Savage (She/Her)

Active Cyber LLC
Offensive Security Consultant

Jim Breyer (He/Him)

Breyer Capital
Founder & CEO

Dee Bryant (She/Her)

Boozy Bites by Prim Improper
Founder & CEO

Edwin Marty (He/Him)

City of Austin
Food Policy Manager

Emily Kealey (She/Her)

Naturally Austin
CEO/Executive Director

Gustavo Sanchez (He/Him)

Pandata Tech
Co-Founder

Chris R. Traylor (He/Him)

Heavy Oil Solutions, Inc.
Chairman & CEO

Cullen Jones (He/Him)

Microsoft
Sr Startup Lead: National Security Group

Cat Dizon (She/Her)

Active Capital
Co-Founder/COO

Chad Jewell (He/Him)

Austin Office Space
Founder and Principal Broker

Carolyn Lowe (She/Her)

ROI Swift
CEO & Co-Founder

Chris Moe (He/Him)

Cartograph
COO, Co-Founder

Andrew Shearer (He/Him)

BravePath
Founder and Principal

Mollie Duckworth (She/Her)

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Partner

Bobby Umar (He/Him)

DYPB - Discover Your Personal Brand
CEO

April Dominguez (She/Her)

Handsome App
Founder and CEO

Denise Antoon (She/Her)

Human Experience Group
Founder

Cody Simms (He/Him)

Techstars
Partner and Senior Vice President

Ellen Chang (She/Her)

BMNT/Syndicate 708
Director/Managing Partner

Gwan Hyeon Shin (He/Him)

Atozsoft Corporation
Marketing Manager

Jason H. Karp (He/Him)

HumanCo
CEO / Founder

Kana LiVolsi (She/Her)

Dos Mundos Creative
CEO

Karen Fernandez (She/Her)

formerly @ The Guild
Startup Advisor, Head of People

Kirstin Ross (She/Her)

SKU
Managing Director

Meg Hare (She/Her)

Accenture
Sales Director

Sedon Hwang (He/Him)

Strong Friends Company
CEO

Shannon Davenport (She/Her)

Esker Beauty
Founder

Na-Young Seo (She/Her)

Mooyeokwang, Inc.
Marketing Manager

Paul O'Brien (He/Him)

MediaTech Ventures
CEO

Ryan Carpenter (He/Him)

Carpenter Wellington PLLC
Managing Attorney

Mario Glisic (He/Him)

Carpenter Wellington PLLC
Attorney

Jose Martins (He/Him)

Hubspot
HubSpot for Startups

Kris Gilot (She/Her)

Insperity
General Manager

Lloyd Greenwald (He/Him)

CACI
Executive Director

Dr. Kevin McNeill (He/Him)

CACI
Sr. Vice President, Cyberspace Solutions

Heath Butler (He/Him)

Mercury Fund
Partner

Jack Elston (He/Him)

Black Swift Technologies
Founder and CEO

Aisha Lewis (She/Her)

Notley
Director of Strategic Programs

Brittany Hill (She/Her)

Accelerist
Founder/CEO

Douglas Drakeley (He/Him)

JAIC
Industry Outreach Officer

David Reeths (He/Him)

Red 6
Chief Strategy Officer

Nancy Fechnay (She/Her)

Independent Advisor/Angel
EIR at Notley Ventures

Hwan Hee Koo (She/Her)

Lupin Company Inc.
CEO

Kylie Everhart (She/Her)

Friday Health Plans
Director of Sales, Texas

Marcelo Cordini

December Labs
CoFounder, Head of Texas Office

Richard Deulofeut (He/Him)

Trust Ventures
Associate

Sherri Greenberg (She/Her)

University of Texas
Professor of Practice in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Director of Research for Good Systems Future of Work

Will Griffin (He/Him)

Hypergiant
Chief Ethics Officer

Wei Escala (She/Her)

Eggschain Inc.
CEO

Jonathan Kaplan (He/Him)

Next Coast Ventures
Chief Operating Officer

Zawadi Bryant (She/Her)

Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care
CEO

Tam Hawkins (She/Her)

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
CEO

Rob Cohan (He/Him)

Accenture
Managing Director

Elisabeth Bohlmann

December Labs
VP Client Strategy

Francis Pahng (He/Him)

Zinnotech Corporation
CEO & President, Zinnotech

Greg Martin (He/Him)

Sumo Logic
Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Unit

Charlie Bonner (He/Him)

MOVE Texas
Communications Director

Christine Mei (She/Her)

Gathered Foods Corporation
CEO

Jeehee Kim (She/Her)

Studio CrossCulture
CEO

Colin Guinn (He/Him)

Guinn Partners
Founder

David Dufresne (He/Him)

Panache Ventures
Partner

Leigh Christie (She/Her)

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation

Kehlin Swain (He/Him)

Xplosion tech
Tech Lead

Chris Ripley (He/Him)

Smarter Sorting
CEO

Melissa Moloney (She/Her)

Accenture
Higher Ed, Non Profit, and Government Consulting Executive

James Skelton (He/Him)

Galvanize
Technical Evangelist

Randy Fisher (He/Him)

Insperity
Strategic Marketing Manager

Matt Miller (He/Him)

Liongard
Director of Product Management

Rima Imad Fadlallah (She/Her)

Thawra Network
CEO/Founder

Sarah Ortiz Shields (She/Her)

Austin Tech Alliance
Executive Director

Monica Landers (She/Her)

StoryFit
CEO & Founder

Mark Holland (He/Him)

Choose Health
CEO

Savannah L. Barker (She/Her)

Notley
Senior Director of Program Operations

Devin Breen

CHAaSM
Vice President

Todd Kimbriel (He/Him)

Accenture
Government Senior Advisor

Toni Portmann (She/Her)

Walkabout Collaborative LLC
CEO and Co-Founder

Vincent Tran (He/Him)

Liongard
COO/CPO

Will Matthews (He/Him)

Ex-Pro Football Player / Entrepreneur / Advocate

Katie Townsley (She/Her)

Accenture
Strategy Director

Sean Duffy (He/Him)

Capital Factory
VP of Partnerships

Chris Armstrong (He/Him)

Accenture Interactive
Experience Optimization Lead

Kevin Finisterre (He/Him)

DigitalMunition
Penetration Tester

Aimy Steadman (She/Her)

Future/Proof
Founder & COO (and also founding board member of Naturally Austin)

Bader Alam (He/Him)

CAVU Venture Partners
Principal

Candice Hahn (She/Her)

R/GA
SVP, Managing Director

Chris Pardo (He/Him)

Dun & Bradstreet
VP, Innovation

Anh Selissen (She/Her)

Texas Department of Transportation
Chief Information Officer

Chris Valentine (He/Him)

SXSW Pitch
Event Producer

Derek Ruth (He/Him)

Catena Technology
CEO

Gavin Booth (He/Him)

Greenbelt Craft Kombucha
Founder

Gordon Daugherty

Capital Factory
Co-Founder & President

Dina Santos (She/Her)

Consulate General of Canada in Dallas
Senior Trade Commissioner

Amanda Crawford (She/Her)

Texas Department of Information Resources
Executive Director

Joshua Baer

Capital Factory
Founder & CEO

Kevin Ellenwood (He/Him)

Accenture
Managing Director

Lisa Besserman (She/Her)

Indeed
Head of Program, Global Incubator

Joelle Vail

Capital Factory
Chief Revenue Officer

Martin Martinez (He/Him)

A-Player Media
Founder & President

Nathan Diller, Colonel (He/Him)

Air Force
Director, AFWERX

Sandy Carter

Amazon Web Services
Vice President

Richard Zhu (He/Him)

ZipcodeXpress Inc.
CEO

Ted Gutierrez (He/Him)

SecurityGate.io
CEO

Brent Bellm

BigCommerce
CEO

Will Harris (He/Him)

Eagle Eye Networks
Reseller Partner Director

Brian D. Courchaine (He/Him)

Principal USAF ACC Cyberspace Operations
MITRE

Bryan Chambers (He/Him)

Capital Factory
Vice President of Accelerator and Investment Fund

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

Huston-Tillotson University
President

Eric Starkloff

NI
President & CEO

Hugh Forrest

SXSW
Chief Programming Officer

John Berkowitz

OJO Labs
CEO & Co-founder

Kiwi Camara

DISCO
Founder and CEO

Linda Ginac

TalentGuard
Founder & CEO

Mike Snead (He/Him)

Accenture
Social Insights Manager

Robert Alvarez

BigCommerce
CFO/COO

Tahjar "Tee" Roamartinez

Cyber Warfighters Group
Founder & CEO

Tamara Fields

Accenture
Austin Managing Director

Tony Aguilar

Chipper
Founder/CEO

Tyson Tuttle

Silicon Labs
CEO

Speakers

Brittany Ballard (She/Her)

Austin Startup Week
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