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The 2018 "Building a Cloud Practice: The Real Answers" Roadshow


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Carlos Blanco

Global Senior Director - Cloud Service Provider
Citrix Systems

Carlos is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, with over 30 years of domestic and international experience. During his career, Mr. Blanco held executive technical and channel sales and marketing positions at DCA, Micro Tempus, Verint, Ingram Micro, Eastern Airlines, Citicorp and FPL. Currently, Mr. Blanco serves as the Global Senior Director for the Cloud Service Provider business at Citrix Systems

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Carlos Carpizo

Link America

Carlos Carpizo is a senior managing executive with over 20 years of experience in strategy, operations management, financial management and sales & marketing. Currently, Carlos is the President and a board member of Link America, a $200M privately held telecom and IT services firm out of Dallas, TX. Prior to Link America he was Division Vice President at Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox company, where he achieved major improvements in profitability, customer and employee satisfaction providing BPO and ITO services to healthcare payer organizations. 

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Crystal McFerran

VP of Marketing
Velo IT Group

Crystal McFerran is a seasoned marketing executive with over 15 years of experience catapulting businesses through strategic marketing and synergistic branding. Crystal leverages keen analytical research and compelling, dynamic content to achieve better reach, engagement and conversions for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She currently serves as VP Marketing for Velo IT Group, a Dallas-based MSP, where she has developed and executed a highly successful multi-channel marketing strategy. She is responsible for digital marketing, branding, demand generation, PR, content development, integrated search marketing, and thought leadership.

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Wade Yeaman

Founder and CEO 
Fluid IT Services

Founder and CEO of Fluid IT Services with more than twenty years of experience including leadership and operational responsibility for functions related to both business and information technology. Other experience includes providing business effectiveness coaching and mentoring to organizations, by working with executives and clients to provide them with practical tips and tools they can use to make immediate improvements in their business. After spending many years delivering technology solutions to very large organizations, Wade discovered a significant gap in the type and quality of services available to small and medium businesses. 

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Ernest Trujillo

Director of Business Development
Conexus SG

Ernie Trujillo has been working with ERP solutions including Microsoft Dynamics SL/GP/NAV/AX and Oracle NetSuite Software solutions for the past 20 + years. He has worked with over 500 + companies, locally, nationally and internationally in verticals including Manufacturing, Distribution, Not-for-Profits, Healthcare, QSR, O&G and Professional Services. 

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Joe Gabriel

Head of Global Partner Marketing

Joe Gabriel is the Global Head of Partner Marketing at Informatica. In this role, Joe leads the marketing strategy to develop and grow pipeline with Informatica partners.  This work includes helping develop the Indirect Route-to-Market strategy and creating partner programs that provide meaningful financial incentives and enablement of partners. His prior experience includes leading the Worldwide Channel Marketing at Red Hat, EMC and RSA Security.

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Mark Wilcox

VP of Business Development

Mark Wilcox is Vice President of Business Development for ICSynergy. ICSynergy is a privately held company with offices in Plano, Toronto, and Pune that focuses exclusively on identity and access management solutions. Mark has been involved with sales since his father ran his own small insurance company in Waco, Texas during the 1980s.  In his career, he has focused on evangelizing the adoption of emerging technologies including web, mobile, and hybrid cloud computing. He holds two patents and is the author of "Implementing LDAP." His favorite hobby is LEGO photography.  

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Bret May

Senior Director of Business Development

Bret May has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry. He is performance driven and is always looking to inspire customers and co-workers to embrace change and innovation by encouraging positive and creative thinking, along with consistent communication and collaboration. He does this by utilizing an extensive executive network to gain insights across industries and expertise to personally impact the creation of innovative solutions aligned specifically with the strategic direction of his customer relationships.

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Rich Kaeufer

Owner & President
CMIT Solutions of Frisco and McKinney

Rich Kaeufer is currently the owner and President of CMIT Solutions of Frisco and McKinney.  CMIT Solutions is a franchise system of more than 200 franchises providing responsive, professional IT support and technology services for your business, performing proactive maintenance, monitoring, and backups — everything necessary to ensure an efficient, safe, and reliable IT environment.  He has been a part of the system for approximately four years.  Previously, Rich was the sixteen-year owner of Data Applications Corporation, a hardware maintenance company specializing in desktop support for public sector organizations.  

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Wesley Sheridan

Channel Account Manager
Datto, Inc.

Wesley is a Channel Account Manager who believes we are in a period of rapidly advancing technology and there is a knowledge gap allowing criminals to take advantage of the small business. He believes most people don’t understand the importance of data protection and business continuity. Because of this need, Wesley works closely with his partners to help educate the ones they support. Through the process of educating their customers the partners, Wesley works with becoming scalable through increased profitability and efficiency. 


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Rod Baptie

Baptie & Company

Rod is formerly Managing Director of WBN (a leading hi-tech agency). In 1993 he launched Baptie & Co, which began organizing conferences addressing key sales and marketing issues for senior executives in the technology and telecom industries.