"Our ability to innovate is contingent on the sharing of ideas and posing of 'what if' questions. Having a strong network of leaders helps each of us achieve our greatest potential for our teams and organizations."
In today’s fast-changing business landscape, it’s not your competitors that threaten your company’s survival. It’s your organization’s willingness and capacity to disrupt its existing business model or be disrupted. Because the CIO is at the center of the digital transformation journey she or he is uniquely positioned to deliver fearless leadership, fuse emerging technologies with process redesign and people skills, partner with the C-suite and board of directors, and successfully navigate the business into the future.
The courageous leadership traits needed to foster a culture of innovation and transformation on the path to genius will be the focal point of the 2017 Seattle CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
Ashwin Ballal, Ph.D.
SVP & CIO
Scott Fenton Consulting
SVP Global Customer Services
Palo Alto Networks
SVP IT & CIO
President & CEO
President, CXO & Founder
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
CTO, Tech for Social Impact
Curtis A. Carver Jr.
Vice President & CIO
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chief Technology Officer
Pearl Long Term Care Solutions
Director of IT and CIO
King County Housing Authority
Global Security Practice Lead
Chief Trust and Security Officer
Executive, Global Modern Workplace Lead
Director, Corporate Partnerships
Chief Product and Operations Officer
Vera Whole Health
CEO & Co-Founder
WideNet Consulting Group
Kory Avaiusini is the CEO and Co-Founder of WideNet, responsible for leading the Sales, Marketing, Client Relations Executive Search and Community Outreach functions. Kory, also a member of the Jobs for Washington's Graduates Board of Directors, has over two decades of experience working in the Puget Sound area within the Technology Consulting and Staffing/Recruiting space.
He started his career in the mid-90’s working for one of the largest staffing firms in the world, Technical Aid Corporation where he was a Regional Account Manager. He led the development and management of such major accounts like Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq, Attachmate, Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and Corbis. After TAC, Kory was hired by one of his clients, Bill Gates' privately owned Corbis. In this role, Kory led all global recruiting efforts during the company’s major growth and acquisition phase. He later became Director of HR & Recruiting, North America and APAC. Kory was also part of Corbis' Leadership NOW program, identifying the top future leaders of the company. Mr. Avaiusini eventually left Corbis to start his own technology staffing and recruiting company that he grew to become one of the fastest growing companies in the area. He later sold his ownership stake to other business partners.
Mr. Avaiusini has also worked and consulted in leadership roles at Weyerhaeuser Corporation, T-Mobile and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His experience working internally at mature, enterprise, global clients along with his years of working in professional services puts him in a unique spot when assisting clients and customers.
Kory is local to the Seattle area, having grown up in Normandy Park, WA. He attended Central Washington University where he received a B.S. in Marketing. Kory resides in Browns Point, WA with his wife Amy and their two daughters, Allison and Olivia. When he is not working, you can usually find him at his kids' soccer games, playing soccer himself or camping and hanging out with family and friends.
NTT Global Networks
Advisor, Investor, Board Member
C Sensei Group LLC
Director, Digital Business Advisory Services
Senior Client Partner
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Caroline was principal of a Human Resources advisory company providing consulting services to corporate clients in the areas of Organizational Development, Leadership Improvement, Strategic Talent Optimization and Board Effectiveness.
Caroline spent 15 successful years as an equity partner with another leading international search firm. Caroline brings experience working with a broad range of clients including knowledge-based and entrepreneurial organizations with expertise in technology/software companies. She worked with investors, CEOs and boards to help them introduce and advance leadership, professional management and governance practices.
Caroline builds on her earlier management experience having spent 12 years with Xerox where she held leadership roles in sales, human resources, leasing and helped build the Xerox Quality Consulting business.
Caroline is a Patron of Science World BC having served seven years on the Board of Governors. She currently heads the Governance Committee for Social Venture Partners a not-for-profit organization that uses a time and money investment approach to support children in-need and youth at-risk. Caroline served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the BC Technology Industry Association, the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Board of Directors of Douglas College.
Caroline holds an honours bachelors of commerce degree from Queen’s University, in Kingston Ontario Canada and a diploma in international corporate governance from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
As Year Up Puget Sound’s Executive Director, Fred brings more than 20 years of experience serving young adults who find themselves on the wrong side of the Opportunity Divide. From Casey Family Programs to Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Fred has built programs and partnerships that improve the lives of homeless and former foster youth. In 2012, Fred joined Year Up Puget Sound as Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, developing strong partnerships with Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile, and Amazon, among many others, and helping build Year Up’s co-location model with Bellevue College.
Since moving into his role as Executive Director in 2017, Fred has worked to build Year Up Puget Sound’s vision for scaling impact and building Year Up’s presence in our community and within our corporate partners. Fred holds an MSW from Portland State University and a BA in Psychology from Linfield College. When he is not busy serving our young adults, he enjoys time with his two daughters.
Managing Director, Digital Transformation and CIO Practice Lead
Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s Digital Transformation and CIO practice from its San Francisco office. Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Tony has conducted many “C” level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming/building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. He has conducted “C” level searches conducted for organizations such as Aurora Healthcare, Axalta, Catholic Health Initiatives, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Kaiser Permanente, Novant Health, PG&E, Polycom, Sutter Health, Symmetricom, TE Connectivity, and Wellmark.
Prior to his executive search experience, Tony was a Board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million Public Company. Before that, Tony ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and Chairman of its ISP and a board member of its 2 million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.
Tony uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for Tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, ‘Resources for the Modern CIO” (www.tonyleng.com).
The core of Tony’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.
Tony has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum for the past 12 years. The Forum is a monthly venue for CIO’s and CTO’s to discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and has afforded these leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies have included: Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma among others.
Tony received a Bachelor of Commerce (with honors), University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.
Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books on software development, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. Magenic (magenic.com) transforms our client’s businesses through technology.
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Aaron is Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Josephs Health (PSJH), and Managing General Partner, Providence Ventures (PV). Providence St. Joseph Health is a not-for-profit health system that combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. Both organizations have served the Western U.S. for more than a century and together comprise 106,000 caregivers who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services. Aaron is responsible for the digital, web, mobile and online marketing channel for PSJH. His team is also responsible for driving innovative new programs across PSJH that improve convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Aaron is also responsible for early stage/venture technology and medical device investments for Providence Venture’s $150M fund. Aaron serves as an observer/board member on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA, Kyruus, and Sqord.
Prior to PHS, Aaron worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was an executive/founder of two early-stage technology companies funded by New Enterprise Associates and Mayfield.
While at Amazon, Aaron was general manager of CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing and print on demand business. CreateSpace gives authors the ability to publish their book on Amazon for free globally. Aaron went on to lead the Kindle North American Trade business helping major publishing partners like Random House, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins transition their businesses to ebooks on Kindle.
Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Starbucks Chief Technology Officer, leads the global IT (information technology) function and plays a key role in shaping the technology agenda across the Starbucks business.
Gerri joined Starbucks in 2015 with 30 years of experience leading large-scale global IT organizations for companies experiencing explosive growth through acquisition, global expansion and implementing new business models. She most recently served as Adobe’s senior vice president and chief information officer, where she oversaw Adobe’s global Information Technology team and played a key role in enabling Adobe’s transformation to a cloud-based business.
Her expertise includes leading organizations through transformational change, connecting IT to the needs of the business and aligning IT costs. Before joining Adobe, Gerri was CIO of VeriSign, where she oversaw corporate information technology services for the company’s 60 offices worldwide. Prior to VeriSign, she served as CIO for Network Associates, Inc. and McAfee Associates, Inc. Before joining McAfee, she held several senior systems roles at Chevron Corporation, including serving as process consultant to Chevron's executive staff.
Gerri has received numerous awards and accolades over her career. Most recently, she was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the Judges’ Choice award for her integral role with Adobe’s successful shift to a cloud-services company. Additionally, she was honored as a 2015 CIO Leader by HMG Strategy and was named to the 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter 2015. She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Washington State University. She is a member of Wall Street Journal CIO Network and Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board.
Global Privacy Officer and Privacy Counsel
Marcus Morissette is eBay Inc.’s Global Privacy Officer. He leads the Global Privacy Team, and is responsible for the development and implementation of privacy programs for all of our global eBay Inc. brands. He has been with the company since 2011.
He was formerly the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Concise Consulting, a consulting firm based in Seattle, WA. He has worked in the data protection field for over 16 years, serving previously in a diverse set of roles at various companies.
He also serves as an attorney in the U.S. Navy and is currently a reserve Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the Commander, Pacific Fleet. He provides advice to the various Pacific Fleet commands on issues of operational law, rules of engagement and Law of War complianceHe received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, and his law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law. He holds certifications as a CIPP/US, CIPM, and CIPT. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington
President & CEO
Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.
Hunter is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.
HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.
Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.
Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.
Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.
Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com.
Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.
An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.
Chief Trust and Security Officer
Vanessa was formerly VP and CISO for DocuSign helping to lead the company in providing an industry leading security program to its customers. Vanessa formally worked with US Bank as the Senior VP responsible for Enterprise Information Security and a team of over 120 people. She also was the CISO at Expedia and has held senior level security roles with Washington Mutual, Cingular and AT&T Wireless. She has held numerous other roles specifically within the wireless arena including Network Planning, Architecture & Engineering, Technical Sales, and Product Development. She has an MBA from Stanford University, a MS in Telecommunication from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley. She holds GSEC, CRISC, CISM, and CISSP security certifications as well as the Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) privacy certification.
Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. As chief digital officer, Todd Pierce shapes and leads the integrated strategy for technology and digital platforms in service of the foundation’s mission.
Prior to joining the foundation, Todd was the senior vice president of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry at salesforce.com where he led the strategy and cross-functional execution of the company's products, solutions and partnerships for the industry. He joined salesforce.com in 2011 as the executive vice president of operations and transformation with overall responsibility for IT, real estate, security and trust. Before joining salesforce.com, he spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years as the chief information officer at Genentech where he led the company’s move to cloud and mobile technologies and later, as the global head of Pharma IT and Group Infrastructure for Roche. He has held several leadership positions in the public sector including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of Santa Clara as chief information officer.
Todd has a personal commitment to developing talent and building strong morale and culture in his organizations. He received a master’s degree in health policy from UC Berkeley and his undergraduate from Austin College. He currently serves on the board of directors for Dignity Health, the nation’s fifth largest nonprofit hospital system and is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community.
Ed Soo Hoo
Data Center Evangelist
Ed Soo Hoo is a Lenovo's Data Center evangelist and a change agent, catalyst, & asymmetric thinker who crosses the intellectual and practical boundaries of business and technology. Ed has more than 25 years of experience in High Tech including roles at Lenovo, Oracle, HP, and Unisys all focused on helping accelerate customers time to value.
Chair, CIO Advisory Board
Patrick Steele retired at the end of 2014 as the Executive Vice President and CIO for Delta Dental of California and a member of the Senior Executive Management Team. Delta Dental is a $9 billion enterprise and one of the largest dental benefit administrators in the nation.
Mr. Steele currently chairs a CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital, an early stage venture firm, and is active in the evaluation of new companies for the firm to invest in.
Mr. Steele has 47 years of experience in healthcare, insurance, corporate retail, wholesale, supply chain, merchandising, information technology (IT), dot.com profit & loss, and worldwide retail exchange functions.
Prior to joining Delta Dental, he was involved in consulting and business development, and was active in establishing several technology companies that serve the retail sector.
As a former member of the executive management team for a $37 billion retailer, Mr. Steele led numerous strategic projects, inclusive of both large and small mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Steele sits on the Advisory Board for a Venture Capital firm and is active in the evaluation of new companies for the firm to invest in.
Mr. Steele is also a Board Member of Dignity Health, a large multi-state healthcare delivery company based in San Francisco.
Mr. Steele holds a BA in Business Administration and a BS in Mathematics, both from the University in Washington.
He has been active in numerous civic organizations.
October 31, 2017, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
|8:50 AM - 9:20 AM||
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Resilient Leadership
Clark Golestani, President, Emerging Businesses and Global CIO, Merck
Interviewer: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Clark Golestani is leading Merck’s portfolio of digital health services and solutions companies, as well as the company's global Information Technology organization. He will share his thoughts on resilient leadership as companies today face greater cyber risks. Ensuring recovery from disruptions to operations is essential for all leaders, especially the CIO.
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|9:50 AM - 10:30 AM||
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Transformation: A Case Study on How a Technology Leader Continually Reinvents Itself
John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace
Rackspace Chief Technology Officer John Engates gives us a rare look inside more than 15 years of the company’s evolution from managed hosting company to a multi-cloud and technology services leader as a case study on transformation and innovation. Learn about the bold changes the company made to reinvent itself several times since its founding in 1998 and how you can apply the same lessons learned, including: the importance of a customer-service-obsessed culture, measuring results and bold changes in strategy on a massive scale.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|11:00 AM - 11:40 AM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: New Technologies - Driving Speed to Market and a Competitive Edge
Ben Griner, Director, Digital Business Advisory Services, Neudesic
Yousuf Khan, CIO, Pure Storage
Aaron Martin, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO, DocuSign
Moderator: Patrick Steele, Chair, CIO Advisory Board, Blumberg Capital
As a corporate mantra, the innovative retail giant Amazon promotes a “Day 1” philosophy which means to always have a start-up mentality and be focused on the customer. This way of thinking drives innovation and technology implementations that quickly create new, positive, frictionless customer experiences that result in increased revenue. This panel of executives will discuss advancements in technologies that are driving a competitive edge and speed to market to lay the foundation for their new digital roadmap.
|11:40 AM - 12:00 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Beyond Leadership – What Makes a Technology Executive Successful
Kory Avaiusini, CEO & Co-Founder, WideNet Consulting Group
Caroline Jellinck, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
Tony Leng, Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP, Diversified Search
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy
Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to the forces of change to become a digital enterprise, no matter what business they are in. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony. What are the skills and steps necessary to lead a successful digital transformation, develop collaboration with the C-suite and board, and fine-tune your personal brand to empower your career ascent?
This panel of top technology search executives will share valuable advice on what key attributes and strategies, beyond leadership, are making some technology executives more successful than others.
|12:00 PM - 1:10 PM||
Year Up News: Fred Krug, Executive Director, Year Up
Presentation of the HMG Strategy 2017 Transformational CIO Award to Clark Golestani, President, Emerging Business & Global CIO at Merck
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Global Markets and GDPR
Marcus Morissette, Global Privacy Officer and Privacy Counsel, eBay
Interviewer: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
For organizations that operate globally, addressing and complying with the EU GDPR will likely require significant investment in personnel, process change, and new tools. In order to meet the compliance deadline, companies are actively preparing now.
Marcus Morissette will share his thoughts on the overall impact this will have on global markets and the challenges most will face as they work towards compliance.
|1:40 PM - 2:10PM||
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Serving Up Innovation at Starbucks
Gerri Martin-Flickinger, EVP & CTO, Starbucks
Interviewer: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy
Since 2015, Gerri Martin-Flickinger has led the Starbucks technology organization through significant transformation while developing and enabling industry-leading innovations including mobile order and pay, voice ordering and social gifting. Gerri will share how under her leadership, Starbucks technology is focused on delivering continued innovative, cloud-based and digital solutions that empower partners and delight customers globally.
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: The App Economy, IT Transformation, & the Implications of DevOps
Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo
Digital transformation, Consumerization of the Cloud, and the App Economy are forcing foundational changes in how IT approaches the business. Ed Soo Hoo will discuss the transformation changes needed of IT and how customers, with help from Lenovo, are enabling their communities of developers to be more agile in delivering software capabilities which link them more closely to their customers, make their employees more efficient, and better leverage their suppliers and key business partners.
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners
|3:40 PM - 4:20 PM||
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Lead, Reimagine, Reinvent – Driving a Culture of Genius for Success
David Endicott, CTO, Providence Health & Services
Rockford Lhotka, CTO, Magenic
Ed Soo Hoo, Data Center Evangelist, Lenovo
Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC
The new mantra in business today is disrupt or be disrupted. Consider that just 12% of the companies that were in the Fortune 500 in 1955 are still on the list today. Savvy C-suite executives recognize the need for their companies to constantly reinvent themselves and create new products and services that can differentiate them in the market. In this session, leading technology executives will share the steps they are taking to recast the enterprise, empower innovation, and foster a culture of genius.
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Executive Networking Reception|
Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Lenovo delivers compute, storage, networking, and services including converged, cloud, Big Data, high-performance computing, and hyperscale solutions for the enterprise market. With servers ranked #1 in reliability (ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, July 2015) and customer satisfaction (TBR Customer Satisfaction Survey, August 2015), Lenovo provides a solid foundation for business solutions. The company’s strategy is built on driving innovation and value, offering choice and flexibility through an open partner ecosystem, and being a trusted technology advisor with end-to-end engagement.
Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace is a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide, and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes and others as one of the best companies to work for.http://www.rackspace.com
Magenic is a digital technology-consulting firm that helps get your digital products to market faster. Magenic has the right strategy, the right process, and the right people to deliver your digital products with unmatched quality and speed.https://magenic.com/
Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.https://www.neudesic.com
Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.https://www.purestorage.com
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.https://www.workday.com
The best customer experiences are built with Zendesk. Zendesk’s powerful and flexible customer service and engagement platform scales to meet the needs of any business, from startups and small businesses to growth companies and enterprises. Zendesk serves businesses across a multitude of industries, with more than 100,000 paid customer accounts offering service and support in more than 30 languages. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk operates worldwide with 15 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.https://www.zendesk.com/
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP innovations help 365,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use live data to predict customer trends – live and in the moment.https://www.sap.com/index.html
Diversified Search is one of the top ten executive search firms in the United States. With experienced consultants, a proven track record and global reach, we are uniquely qualified to give your organization the leaders necessary to meet the challenges in your ever-changing market. For over 35 years, Diversified Search has been identifying and assessing outstanding executives and placing them in senior leadership and board roles across a broad range of industries. We approach search differently than others. Throughout our history, we have always sought leaders that not only have strong character and credentials, but also those with different perspectives and views. We use the power of this perspective to help guide your company beyond the expected. In fact, when you work with us, you can be assured that we will uncover high-potential standout candidates with fresh views. Because the opportunity for greatness is often found in unexpected places. Visit diversifiedsearch.com for more information.
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.http://www.egonzehnder.com
Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.http://www.heidrick.com
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.https://www.kornferry.com
Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.http://www.russellreynolds.com
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.https://www.spencerstuart.com
Amplify Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm committed to redefining IT infrastructure, invests in technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar Infrastructure 2.0 disruption. Amplify helps talented founders build valuable businesses by investing the right amount of early-stage capital and providing active company-building assistance. Amplify offers the unique combination of deep domain expertise, early-stage focus and a network of Venture AmplifiersTM to improve outcomes for infrastructure entrepreneurs.http://www.amplifypartners.com
Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).http://www.greylock.com
Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.http://lsvp.com
Sequoia is a venture firm with a 40+ year track record of partnering with daring entrepreneurs. Founded in 1972, we’ve been early business partners with many of technology’s biggest companies (Apple, Google, Oracle, Cisco, and more) along with many emerging leaders (WhatsApp, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, FireEye, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Airbnb, etc).https://www.sequoiacap.com
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