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Robert Allen, Editor, Instructor | Tech-Gaming.com

A ceaseless appreciation for interactive entertainment is what drives Robert Allen, Tech-Gaming.com’s editor and podcasting personality.

Having written over two thousand reviews, and interviewed a wide swath of the industries’ luminaries, Robert aspires to share his appreciation for the medium with an ever-growing audience interested the intersection of technology, gaming, and culture.

When a controller isn’t in hand, he can usually be found clutching a dry-erase marker- instructing classes in writing, communication, and technology at two Southern California colleges.

Joe Pettit, Managing Editor | The State of Security

Joe is the Managing Editor of the award-winning State of Security blog.

Joe is responsible for sourcing content, working on promotional activities and driving revenue for the business. Joe is also manage the social media accounts across all mediums.

Mimi Towle, Editor | Marin Magazine

Currently editor of Marin Magazine, Miml Towle has been committed to promoting the positive efforts of businesses making a positive impact on our planet for decades through print and online.

David Stoyka, Account Supervisor | Marx Layne & Co

David Stoyka specializes in account management, creating and implementing strategic public relations and marketing campaigns, which includes messaging; media outreach; media training, onsite coordination, product launches and special events. He has been with Marx Layne and Co. for more than 18 years.  

Stoyka works with variety of clients, specializing in automotive, manufacturing and transportation having worked with a numerous of tier 1 and 2 global suppliers. 

He also has vast experience working with financial and professional services firms as well as entertainment, retail and hospitality on a local, regional and national level. He directs numerous account teams at Marx Layne & Co.

He has regularly been called on to carry out events including grand openings and groundbreaking ceremonies for large multinational companies. He has managed events in several states for Marx Layne clients.

Stoyka has worked in media for over 25 years having worked as a television news producer and research specialist for a major daily paper. 

Cihan Koral Malak, Sustainability Consultant | Por Muta

Cihan Koral Malak is a sustainability consultant based in Istanbul, with extensive experience on designing and implementing sustainability initiatives in the corporate world and civil sector.

Having strategized and managed the Eczacibasi Conglomerate’s sustainability agenda, system, principles and targets for 39 companies at the Holding, she then set up another sustainability department at Building Products Division where she managed the company-wide Blue Life Sustainability Management Strategy and System.

Her work has earned her awards and recognition including:

European Business Awards for the Environment - EU Winner
European Awards for the Environment - Turkey Winner
Istanbul Chamber of Industry
ÇEVKO Green Dot Awards
ÇEDBİK Sustainability Award

Naeem Bari, President and CTO | Agilis Systems LLC

Adrienne Mazzone, Editor of DietarySupplementNews.com and President of TransMedia Group. At TransMedia Group, Mazzone oversees both its domestic and international operations; DietarySupplementNews.com, Adrienne oversees product reviews and bylined articles written exclusively for DietarySupplementNews.com. Adrienne has a diverse background that includes branding natural products such as SerenityGoats.com Goat's Milk Soaps, Body Crème and Salt Glow scrubs by introductions to retail buyers and accredited media for reviews.

Over the years, Mazzone has successfully achieved goals from arranging prominent galas, film festivals and films, most recently Palm Beach International Film Festival. Mazzone also coordinated celebrity filled Golf Tournaments, Concerts, Art and Fashion shows and other prominent venues. Mazzone’s own writings have been published in The Entreprenette Gazzette, COMMPR.Biz, listed on the IMDB.com, cited in many articles that appeared in MEDILL Reports, Examiner.com, WWD, Million Dollar PR Advice and quoted in MobileCause.com for her fundraising advice and fitsmallbusiness.com for press release advice. Mazzone is an active member of the Global Trade Chamber, Listed in Who's Who Of American Women, Who's Who In America, Who's Who In Finance & Business, Manchester Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women and tweets frequently from both @adriennemazzone and @transmediagroup, rides an Indian motorcycle with Fury Road R.C.

Janel Laravie, Chief Executive Officer | Chacka Marketing

Janel Laravie runs one of the most successful female-owned digital media agencies in the country, Chacka Marketing, working with top global brands, including Barnes & Noble, Shutterfly and Experian. A seasoned business leader, Janel has more than 15 years of product, marketing and business management experience and serves as a thought leader in the digital marketing industry in publications such as Media Post, AdWeek and Internet Retailer. 

Her work has earned her awards and honors such as: inducted to the 2017 DMN Marketing Hall of Femme, Advertising Age’s 2016 Best Places to Work, 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year finalist, Florida Fast 100, Best in Biz Awards 2016 Gold winner in the Advertising or Marketing Agency of the Year category, 2017 U.S. Search Awards finalist in the Best Large PPC Agency category and 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation.

Adrienne Mazzone, Editor - DietarySupplementNews.com

Adrienne Mazzone, Editor of DietarySupplementNews.com and President of TransMedia Group. At TransMedia Group, Mazzone oversees both its domestic and international operations; DietarySupplementNews.com, Adrienne oversees product reviews and bylined articles written exclusively for DietarySupplementNews.com. Adrienne has a diverse background that includes branding natural products such as SerenityGoats.com Goat's Milk Soaps, Body Crème and Salt Glow scrubs by introductions to retail buyers and accredited media for reviews.

Over the years, Mazzone has successfully achieved goals from arranging prominent galas, film festivals and films, most recently Palm Beach International Film Festival. Mazzone also coordinated celebrity filled Golf Tournaments, Concerts, Art and Fashion shows and other prominent venues. Mazzone’s own writings have been published in The Entreprenette Gazzette, COMMPR.Biz, listed on the IMDB.com, cited in many articles that appeared in MEDILL Reports, Examiner.com, WWD, Million Dollar PR Advice and quoted in MobileCause.com for her fundraising advice and fitsmallbusiness.com for press release advice. Mazzone is an active member of the Global Trade Chamber, Listed in Who's Who Of American Women, Who's Who In America, Who's Who In Finance & Business, Manchester Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women and tweets frequently from both @adriennemazzone and @transmediagroup, rides an Indian motorcycle with Fury Road R.C.

Zenobia Godschalk, Chief Executive Officer - ZAG Communications

ZAG’s founder and CEO, Zenobia is an entrepreneur from the word go. Mix that with business savvy and vision and you have the best and the brightest to help emerging and high-growth companies find their path to success. She’s a Stanford girl at heart with a keen understanding of IR, PR & marketing. Previously, a sell-side analyst with Morgan Keegan, she was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ranked Software Analyst team where she covered the security sector, including 12 publicly-held security companies. She also served as head of corporate communications for Opsware Inc (NASDAQ: OPSW), which was acquired by HP for $1.6B.

Kevin Bauer, Chief Executive Officer - American Solar Direct

With over 25 years of experience leading companies in the energy and finance industries, Kevin joined American Solar Direct to inspire the adoption of solar energy, one roof at a time. He is currently directing the company on its path to becoming a leader in the solar energy movement. Kevin is passionate about environmental stewardship, improving awareness of home energy consumption and enabling homeowners to become energy-independent by harnessing solar energy. As an avid outdoorsman, Kevin is passionate about fly-fishing and considers Teton Valley in Idaho and Wyoming his second home.

Ajit Gaddam, Chief Architect | VISA Inc.

Ajit Gaddam is the Chief Architect for Information Security at VISA Inc. Over the last decade, Ajit led the Information Security and security architecture programs for various Fortune 150 financial, insurance and technology companies. He also co-founded two startups with successful exits. He is an active participant in various open source and security standards bodies including for Open Group, NIST, and OWASP. He is a prolific inventor (over 50 patents), international speaker (BlackHat, Strata Hadoop, COSO, OpenGroup, etc.), instructor (SANS, community colleges), and a security researcher (book author, papers published with over 180 citations). In his spare time, he practices Judo Jujitsu, participating in marathons, playing Halo 2 and COD MW2.

Rebecca West, Founder and CEO - Helium Communications

In founding Helium Communications, Rebecca West is on a mission to provide premium level strategic counsel to emerging brands without forcing them to pay the outrageous retainer fees associated with traditional agencies. Rebecca is an original co-founder and former SVP at Atomic Public Relations, a firm that she helped to grow to 140 people and $18M in billings over the course of 14 years. Rebecca also founded the firm’s sister agency, H3O Communications, where she oversaw strategic communications programs for a diverse roster of technology clients, while managing a team of enthusiastic and talented PR professionals. Before that, served in PR management positions at Shafer Communications and Quantum Magnetics. In the 20 years she's spent in PR, she's worked for a broad range of consumer and B2B companies. In addition to strong business, client and team management skills, Rebecca’s particular strengths are in strategic planning and execution of PR programs involving a mix of traditional and social media.

Glenn Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer - Parallel Communications Group

Glenn serves as chief executive officer for Parallel Communications Group, and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and management, as well as client strategy and execution.

Glenn has over 30 years of public relations experience, working in both agency and corporate environments. Before founding Parallel, he spent four years running the public relations practice for Scott Cooper Associates, a New York-based integrated marketing firm. Among the clients he worked with were technology giants NEC and Sprint.

Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for The Blankman Group, a New York-based public relations firm. In this capacity, Glenn was responsible for all agency operations and client services for an eclectic mix of telecommunications, energy, retail and professional service organizations.

In addition, Glenn has written and co-produced four Emmy-award winning documentaries, and has lectured on public relations and sports marketing. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey Sesol, Strategic and Operational Technology Consulting | J. Allan & Associates

Jeffrey A. Sesol has over 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology sector, encompassing various development, design and technical leadership roles for several companies. His experience and expertise in software development has allowed him to travel the nation reviewing innovative software, hardware and application solutions, and write about his experiences as a technical writer and author. As the COO and CTO of the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS) and iMiller Public Relations – a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing consulting firm focused on serving the global telecom and technology sector, Mr. Sesol is responsible for assessing situations and determining the best technology solution to support operations for growth and stability. He also shares these solutions in online articles and blogs, including Data Center POST and Cloud Post.

Ryan Matzner, Co-Founder & Marketing Director | Fueled

Ryan started his career with a chain of London based restaurants where he pioneered new uses of social media, including Europe’s first Foursquare offer. More recently, he has done social media strategy for brands including Discover Card, Samsung, & Fashism. He also worked closely with New York’s largest web-development agency to re-launch their website & helped increase traffic to their website by 300%.

As a member of the founding team at Fueled, He’s focused on helping build a team and brand that he can be proud of. He spends most of his time making sure potential new clients find out about us and then help them work out the direction the project should take.

Ambika Hanchate, CEO/Director - Green India International Foundation (Non-profit Organization)

District president of Sirigannada Vedike; 2) District president of police crime news by news media association of India; 3) District president of Kastoori Sirigannada Vedike; 4) Assistant /General Secretary of Chutuku Sahitya Parishath of Haveri. 5) Director /CEO of Green India International Foundation; 6) Co-Founder/Co-Editor of Green India International Book of Records; UP 7) CEO/Director of Manavaseva Vikas Foundation; 8) Commissioned Ambassador of Millennium Development Goals to Nigeria From India 9) Global youth Ambassador for World at School; 10) Representative of Light Millennium Org,USA; and 11) Ambassador of Daos Children Center. Ambika Hanchate is social activist, NGO worker, District president, State Co-coordinator in media council, State president of women's wing in women empowerment, as well as several other similar experiences.

Scott Gordon, Chief Sales Officer - American Solar Direct

With 20 years of sales and marketing experience, including a decade of leading sales teams in distributed energy, Scott joined American Solar Direct to lead the expansion into new markets. Scott believes that successful companies are constantly innovating so that they can continue to bring value to their clients. Scott began is solar career in 2006 when he and his family installed solar on their home in California. Since then, he has helped over 5,500 residential, commercial, and government agencies reduce their energy costs with solar, energy storage, analytics, and efficiency measures.

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