Board of Advisors

NCTA’s Board of Advisors is an avenue for higher level engagement and visibility throughout the year for our Members. Advisors serve as a resource by providing advice and feedback; growing the organization through community outreach; and promoting NCTA as the primary voice for North Carolina's tech sector. The caliber of participants is high, and there is strong mutual benefit. Participants have ranged from those who have interest in eventual service on our governing Board of Directors, to those who seek a more visible level of engagement with NCTA leadership, to those who value the relationships that are developed here.

Who is eligible?  Each NCTA Member organization may have (1) representative on the Board of Advisors. See roster below.

What are the benefits?  Complimentary registration to certain annual signature events; exclusive invitation to select VIP receptions and briefings; printed and/or virtual visibility at events and on the website; inclusion in exclusive NCTA leadership input opportunities (national and state sector surveys/reports/etc.); and added opportunities to connect with business leaders in the state's Technology Community.  The ROI on participation is realized quickly.

What is the investment?  $600 annually, billed at the time of your organization’s NCTA Membership renewal (we’ll pro-rate the amount for those joining now so that future billing will be aligned with your organization’s regular membership renewal month).  

What is the 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/activities on our calendar) and communicate virtually with a monthly executive newsbrief and through an exclusive LinkedIn group.  We also give Advisors first dibs on special offers that come NCTA’s way (private suite at a sporting event, seats at the NCTA table at business awards events, etc.).

How do I join NCTA Board of Advisors?  Contact Alison Gordon, Director of Membership Development, at 919.856.0393 or Email Alison.


Current Members of the Board of Advisors

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Khari Baker, CTO

A10 Networks
Mark Rubin, Senior Regional Sales Manager

ACF Technologies, Inc.
Jan Opalka, CEO & President

Agio
Laurie Leigh, Director of Sales

Allscripts
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

ARCA
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

Bandwidth
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

Brady
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

CastleBranch
Sean Ahlum, Director of Business Development

CDI Southeast
Matt Long, Manager Professional Services

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard, Director of IT

Cengage
Rob Simora, CTO

CenturyLink
Bobby Suggs, Field Sales Director

Cherry Bekaert
TBD

Ciber Global, LLC
Darryl Locklear, Account Manager

Citrix
TBD

City of Durham - Office of the CIO
Kerry Goode, CIO/Director of Technology Solutions

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

Cohesity
Darren Anderson, Regional Sales Manager - NC, SC

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, IT Program Coordinator/Faculty

Credit Suisse
TBD

CSpring
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, Sr. Vice President of Operations

Dell Technologies
Brent Taylor, Sr 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

Diversified
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Duke Energy
Chris Heck, CIO

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

Dynatrace
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

EDM
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

EY
Keith Werner, Govt. & Public Sector Leader

FHI 360
Thomas Maloney, Associate Director Infrastructure & Support

Fidelity Investments
Christopher Melia, Senior Vice
President - HRC Technology

First Citizens
TBD

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

Hutchison PLLC
Daniel Fuchs, Partner

iCiDIGITAL
Greg Boone, President & CEO

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

INC Research, LLC
Jonathan Shough, Chief Data Officer

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

Ivanti
Thomas Gentry, Account Executive

JAGGAER
TBD

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

Kelaca
Ben Wiant, Senior Talent Advisor

Koolbridge Solar, Inc.
Phil Johnston, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Chief Legal Officer

LabCorp
Mark Wright, SVP Customer Facing Products

LaVallee & Associates
Mike LaVallee, Managing Partner

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

LexisNexis
TBD

Lightower Fiber Networks
Jeff Fisherauer, Enterprise Account Executive – NC

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan, President

MCNC
Todd Broucksou, Senior Director of Community Support

MetLife
Kim Donica, Vice President, GTO

Milner, Inc.
Lin Cashwell, Regional Vice President

Mitchell Martin, Inc.
Helene Dooley, Senior Account Manager

MobileSmith
Bob Dieterle, CEO

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

Onepath
Brent Moore, Market Director

OnTarget Group, Inc.
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

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

Pegasystems
Tom Beaulieu, Regional Director, Public Sector

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

Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Rick Purcell, Associate Manager

QuintilesIMS
Prem Ranganath, Senior Dir. IT Delivery & Assurance

RadixBay
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
Kerri Pyne, Regional Sales Mgr. - Mid-Atlantic

RTI International
Neale D'Rozario, CIO

Rural Sourcing Inc.
Monty Hamilton, CEO

Sarah Levitt, LLC
Sarah Levitt, President

Secure Designs Inc.
Ron Culler, CTO

Securis
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

SoftPro
Joyce Weiland, President

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

Spirit Communications
TBD

Square 1 Bank
Tony Brill, Vice President, Software Development

Stearns Financial Group
Dennis Stearns, President

StorageCraft Technologies
Carl Bjerke, Territory Account Manager

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

Syzygy Solutions, LLC
Miles Romello, Principal Partner

Telit
TBD

The Select Group
Doug Wise, Regional VP

TierPoint
Samantha Wojenski, Regional Vice President

Tizbi
Sasha Birger, CIO

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

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

Vaco, LLC
Sid Mitchener, Managing 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

VMware
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
Zach Bishop, Attorney

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

Zencos Consulting, LLC
Ben Zenick, COO