Mid Atlantic 2018 Speakers

Mid Atlantic Conference


Kimberly Blessing

Vice President of Technology, Think Company

Kimberly Blessing is the vice president of technology at Think Brownstone, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, PA. In her nearly 20-year career on the Web, Kimberly has evangelized design, code, and accessibility best practices, Read More >

Liz Brown

Co-CEO and Head of Design, WebJunto

Liz Brown is Co-CEO and head of design at Webjunto, a user-experience-focused design and development company based in Philadelphia. After receiving a master’s degree in urban planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at SUNY Buffalo, ;

Theresa Caragol

Founder and CEO, Achieve Unite

Theresa Caragol is founder and CEO of Achieve Unite, LLC a strategic advisory & performance partnering firm that provides business acceleration services to global enterprises including partner and channel development, go-to-market planning & programs, M&A channel integration and education forums. Read More >

Bobbie Carlton

Founder, Innovation Women

Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, an online “visibility” bureau, helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Read More >/a>

Courtney Christian

Software Engineer, Webjunto

Courtney was an Angular and Ionic software developer at Webjunto but her journey there was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an intern at Jarvus further ignited her interest in software development. Read More >

Catherine Cook Connelly

Co-Founder and VP of Brand Strategy, The Meet Group

Catherine is VP of Brand Strategy at The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) and co-founded MeetMe (originally myYearbook) with her brothers when she was only fifteen. Read More >

Rakia Finley

Co Founder, Fin Digital

Rakia Finley is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Surge Group and Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of FIN Digital. She is responsible for leading and strengthening both companies’ offerings and success internationally.  Read More > 

Marita Fowler

Senior Analyst, Capital One

Marita Fowler is a senior analyst on the Capital One Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) team. She has over two decades of intelligence and cyber experience spanning military, government service, contractor, and financial sector employment. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and gaming. Read More >

Paulina Gallo

Software Engineer, Webjunto

Paulina started her technical journey at a very young age through video games. This interest sparked her drive to study and receive her bachelor’s in computer science and digital media. Not only does Paulina code, she stays heavily involved with managing the full development process of a project at Webjunto. Read More >

Sandhya Gorman

Senior Category Manager, Amazon Web Services

As a Senior Category Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sandhya oversees the AWS Marketplace’s portfolio of emerging security and networking vendors. Read More >

Tina Gravel

SVP Global Channels, Cyxtera

An award-winning executive with more than 25 years of experience in the IT outsourcing, cloud, security and SaaS industries, Tina is currently leading the channel globally for Cyxtera. Prior to Cyxtera, Tina was a Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Strategic Alliances for Cryptzone, a Cyxtera Business. Read More >

Kimberly Gress

Vice President, Customer Success, Epilogue Systems

Kimberly Gress is known for her SaaS Customer Success leadership as well as preparing organizations for scale. However, her passion lies with building the next generation of leaders. Kimberly takes great pride in watching her former mentees and employees see their dream careers come true. Read More >

Cristina Martin Greysman

Vice President, Ecosystem Expansion, SAP North America

Cristina Martin Greysman is SAP North America’s Vice President, Ecosystem Expansion and a proven channel sales and partner programs leader with extensive experience creating new revenue opportunities for technology companies. Read More >

Sarah Griffis

Director of Engineering, Slice

Sarah Griffis is Director of Engineering at Slice in NYC. She has worked in backend, data, and iOS engineering, and dabbled in devOps. Outside of tech, Sarah loves coffee, Thai food, and running on the west side highway in NYC. Read More >

Lauren Hasson

Founder, DevelopHer

Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer, a career development platform for tech women by tech women, and a software engineer at a prominent Bay Area fintech company where she’s building their iOS SDK and working in information security. Read More >

Meredith Hassett

Developer Evangelist, SAP

Meredith is a Developer Evangelist for SAP sharing her knowledge in front-end development, UI design, and IoT. Originally from the Philadelphia Area, she attended the University of Virginia where she got a BS in Computer Engineering. Read More >

Monique Riviere

Chief Program Officer, Byte Back

Monique Riviere is the Chief Program Officer of Byte Back, a Washington, DC based nonprofit providing free technology education and career training to unemployed adults. Read More >

Marty Sinclair

Director, Engineering and Multimedia, Gromelski and Associates, INC.

Marty Sinclair graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in biochemistry. After a short stint doing Ebola research, she jumped into the internet bubble and joined the America Online team where she began her love affair with Flash. Read More >

Gabrielle Trotter

Firmware Engineer, Tesla

Gabrielle Trotter is a University of Pennsylvania graduate and was recently hired as a Firmware Engineer at Tesla. Previously, Gabrielle led the Embedded Systems team at BuLogics, Inc. During her three-year tenure at BuLogics, Gabrielle led multiple teams of engineers to success across a dozen design/build projects. Read More >

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founder, TechGirlz

Tracey is the founder of TechGirlz. She is also a founding member of, and Chief Marketing Officer for, Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based Java and open source software development and consulting firm. Tracey has created the branding and marketing strategy for Chariot, helping it to grow from 10 employees in 2002 to 50. Read More >

Yuval Yarden

Director for Ecosystem Engagement, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Yuval Yarden is the Director for Ecosystem Engagement at Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a network of 170 countries building startup communities. She’s responsible for the expansion of Global Entrepreneurship Week across the United States and is passionate about supporting community builders across the country and the globe. Read More >

Swathi Young

Founder & Chief Product Strategist, TechNotch Solutions

I’m Swathi Young and in my 20 years of technology experience, I have managed over 50+ projects which produced a combined revenue of $200 million. I have also led innovative solutions like SaaS applications for Enterprises, enterprise Mobile Strategy as well as digital transformations including omni-channel experiences. Read More >

Amy Gawronski Zuccaro

Sr Manager, Global eCommerce UX, Symantec

Amy Gawronski Zuccaro is the Sr Manager for Global UX Design in the Norton eCommerce group at Symantec. Read More >.