Users Summit in San Diego!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Networking Happy Hour: 4:30-6pm
ScaleMatrix is a data center and colocation facility in San Diego. They leverage extensive technology, service and management backgrounds to provide their clients with reliable, secure, and innovative technology solutions every day.
Lars Helgeson - Founder & CEO, GreenRope
Lars' vision for GreenRope is to create the world's foremost Business Operating System, a platform to combine sales and marketing efforts into one system. Based on 15 years of client feedback, GreenRope is designed to save time and money, and create growth and revenue, for the organizations that use it.
Doug Holman - VP, Membership & Corporate Relations - San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Doug currently sits on the Board of Directors for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, ESET Foundation and Greensox Baseball Club and formerly served on the Downtown YMCA and San Diego Community Council for Child Development and is heavily involved as a volunteer with Eastlake Little League. Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1989 from San Diego State University and is married with two children.
Doug Feeney - Director of Operations, GreenRope
Involved in the golf industry since 1997, from 2002 through 2008 he worked specifically in the golf career education field holding management positions at 3 separate campus locations for the San Diego Golf Academy and Professional Golfers Career College. He was responsible for expansion and relocation strategies for 5 US campuses as well as coordination of corporate partnerships, and more recently for all internet marketing efforts for Keiser University’s College of Golf.
Doug is a 12 year PGA of America Class A member, holds a Bachelors degree from Florida Atlantic University, is certified at the highest level by the USGA & PGA in Rules of Golf and Tournament Operations, and is a certified golf fitness instructor.
Jason Kessel - Marketing Communications Manager, GreenRope
Jason graduated with honors from Platt College, earning an Associates in Computer Graphics, Animation and Multimedia Design. He is also graduated from Studio Arts Hollywood as an AutoDesk/Alias Ceritifed Character Animator, trained by Directors of Animation from the likes of Disney and Warner Brothers.
On his spare time, Jason enjoys being outdoors. He likes kayaking, fishing, hiking and mountain biking. He is also our resident Star Wars and Science Fiction enthusiast.
Lyle Hopkins - Consultant, GreenRope
Lyle finished top of his class in MSc Software Engineering from The University of the West of England.
Tom Suchy - Consultant, GreenRope
Prior to joining GreenRope, Tom spent many years in the email marketing industry, working at CheetahMail as employee #6. He then moved to Bigfoot Interactive and stayed with them through their eventual acquisition by Epsilon and the formation of Epsilon Interactive and Purple @ Epsilon. During his time there, he managed the process of delivering custom solutions for platinum-level clients like Expedia, Northwest Airlines, and Citicards.
He also spent some time developing software at some of the world's leading financial companies in New York, including Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, along with stints in telecommunications at AT&T and MCI.
He holds a degree in Computer Science from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. He is currently based in Dallas, Texas.
Alessandra Ceresa - Director of Marketing and Social Network Management, GreenRope
Ryan Bahl - Client Services Manager, GreenRope
When not assisting the valued GreenRope customers, he devotes his time to ice hockey. He has played ice hockey overseas both professionally and as an amateur, in countries including China, Canada, New Zealand, Czech Republic, and Australia. While he continues to train to advance in the sport, he volunteers his time to coach local youth ice hockey teams.
Darius Artiola - Client Services Manager, GreenRope
Darius' passion external from GreenRope resides in music; you can frequently find him strumming a guitar, hammering a piano, or simply humming a tune.
Michael Kelley - CEO of InterMedia Development
Michael earned a BA in Political Science/History (Pre-Law) at Santa Clara University in 1983 and a BS in Computer Engineering/Mathematics at the University of California - San Diego in 1991. Michael relaxes at his ranch with his horses or out on his surfboard. Michael also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, live music and trekking around the world.
Dan Watkins - Consultant, GreenRope
Prior to joining GreenRope, Dan co-founded Mercantec in 1995, architecting and developing Mercantec’s SoftCart product, one of the first commercial Internet shopping cart products. Dan led Mercantec’s technology department through four rounds of funding and three generations of the product.
As a consultant, Dan has also worked in the fields of health informatics, e-government, and e-commerce.
Dan resides in the Chicago area with his wife and son. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He enjoys playing lead guitar, composing music, and snowboarding.