Erik Matlick guides vision and corporate strategy at Bombora, bringing over 15 years in founding, board and executive management experience. Prior to Bombora, Erik was the founder and CEO of several advertising technology companies including Madison Logic. He also founded IndustryBrains and MediaBrains. Erik began his career in ad sales at Ziff-Davis and divides his time between Miami and New York.
Ray joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. He is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies.
Mark Organ is a serial creator of multi billion dollar software categories and companies. He coaches CEOs on how to discover, develop and dominate their categories. He is also creating the largest global community of category creating leaders, the Categorynauts.
Mark is currently the Chairman and was previously founder and CEO of Influitive, the creator of the the advocate marketing and community category. Influitive creates communities of customer advocates, mobilizing advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more.
Mark first revolutionized B2B marketing as the founding CEO of Eloqua (ELOQ), the world leader in marketing automation software, which was recently acquired for $871M.
In between, he was a go-to-market consultant for SaaS companies in North America and Asia.
Mark has also helped over a dozen software companies successfully go to market in asymmetrical or disruptive ways as a consultant and entrepreneur.
With an M.S. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University and a passion for understanding human psychology, Mark is a dynamic speaker with a unique vision centered not only in business success and technological innovation, but also how and why people think, act and interact the way they do.
Mark enjoys sharing his observations, regularly writing and speaking on entrepreneurship, marketing and advocacy. He has energized professional audiences at a number of recent events, including DemandCon, Influence HR Summit, The Globe and Mail Small Business Summit, InsideSales Virtual Summit and many more.
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Matt Ford launched his first Music Tech startup - spotlight.fm - while attending the University of Wisconsin in 2011. Spotlight.fm was a marketing platform for major festivals, record labels, promoters, and music brands including Ableton, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Frank Productions. After growing the userbase to over 250k, Matt successfully exiting the company and started Solstice in 2014. Solstice started as a hybrid concert management platform and concert promoter. While putting on thousands of events around Austin including an annual festival (Solstice Festival), Matt began working on technology to connect venues and artists with a tech partner Adrian Tavares. Through this process, the ubiquitous problem venues, agents and promoters face operationally became abundantly clear. Prism.fm emerged in 2018 with Matt as the CEO. In just 2 short years since inception, Prism is working with hundreds of partners around the world booking thousands of venues.
Derek Wang is the CEO and co-founder of Stratifyd, Inc. Wang grew up in Beijing and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Along with two other co-founders –began conducting government-funded research on the ways AI could be used to ingest, analyze, and visualize unstructured data.
As a serial entrepreneur, I live and breathe franchising. He has started several local and national successful businesses in the technology, rental, service, e-commerce and retail markets which have generated hundreds of millions in sales. Steve identifies the creation of Bpro as the main contributing factor to his success in franchising his businesses.