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Speakers

James Springhetti
RVP of Sales, West
As a sales leader, James empowers and enables his team to maximize their efforts every day. He's passionate about helping his team grow, learn and exceed expectations.

James' team benefits from his 13 plus years of experience as an individual contributor, sales trainer, inside manager, and field sales regional vice president selling technology.

His interest in martech and sales enablement fuels his passion to work with his team every day to provide exceptional buying experiences.
Meagan Eisenberg
CMO
Meagen has spent more than 20 years in high-tech and most recently as the CMO of TripActions, previously CMO of MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB) and on the boards of G2, TinyPulse and Reactful. Before joining MongoDB, she was VP of Demand Generation at DocuSign (Nasdaq: DOCU). Named Top 25 for B2B Marketing Influencers.

Meagen has advised more than 25 tech companies such as Branch.io, Chorus.ai, Sendoso, CoreOS (acquired by RedHat), Accompany (acquired by Cisco Systems), TinyPulse and SumoLogic, seven of which were acquired in the past two years.

She has an MBA from Yale SOM, and a Bachelor of Science degree in MIS and a minor in CSC from Cal Poly – SLO.
Colleen Bashar
SVP, Global Solution Sales
Senior Sales Executive focused on Enterprise Software for over 20 years who thrives in challenging or uncertain environments where leadership skills and ambition combine to produce remarkable results.

As a mother of two, Colleen is passionate about lifting up women in technology and uses her skills to help mentor other women seeking similar career paths. Colleen has a Biomedical Engineering degree from Boston University and an MBA from Duke University.
Chris Carter
Sr. Bid & Content Manager
Chris has been a part of the proposal world for the past eight years, working for offices in the US, Hong Kong, and the UK, and her mission is to create proposals that really speak to the reader and help sell amazing products.

During this time, she's built various highly successful bid writing teams from scratch. Chris truly enjoy creating and curating proposal library content, creating new proposal strategies, writing winning proposal responses, and watching horror movies.
Stephen Edmonds
CISO
Stephen Edmonds is currently the CISO at Vertafore, Inc. a leading provider of insurance solutions. Previously he was the Deputy CISO & Privacy Officer at Ping Identity.

He has extensive background positioning security and privacy topics with prospects and existing customers.
Charles Clarke
Dir. Solutions Architecture
Charles Clarke has over 20 years IT industry experienced gleaned from around the world. He has worked extensively in Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA.  In his role as Director of the Solutions Architects for Veeam North America his focus is helping organisations remain 'always-on' in this age of cloud data management. He leads and mentors a team of highly skilled architects as well as engaging in many Veeam internal projects, such as the RFP process, POC templates and design methodology.

In addition to industry certifications, Charles holds an Honours degree in Philosophy and a Master of Science in IT from the University of Paisley in his native Scotland. He presently resides in the North Eastern USA.
Greg Bentham
VP of NAM Pre-Sales
Greg Bentham is a highly motivated IT Leader with 21 years experience leading diverse, multi-culturals teams and has core competencies in Cloud,Service Management and Security.

Greg brings extensive international experience, both from long-term and expatiate assignments, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he a large 9 - country IT Service Delivery Operation.

Greg’s professional career has evolved ‘through the ranks’, beginning in Operations & Engineering, evolving to Architecture, Consulting, IT Service Delivery Management and now, Executive Leadership.
Michelle Craven
Dir. Business Operations
Michelle Craven has been at Parexel for over 10 years, in 2016 she relocated from the United Kingdom to North Carolina, USA. She is part of a global team of directors overseeing proposal development for a wide spectrum of clinical phases and services, producing over 700 proposals per month, with 150 remote proposal managers based across the globe in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the USA. She is well known for her development of winning commercial proposals solutions for clinical trial delivery. Meeting and exceeding clients' requirements, Michelle works with her team from high-level oversight of the proposal development process through preparation, pricing, revision, and negotiation of proposals phases.

Before working at Parexel, she worked at several small and large clinical research organizations, hospitals and healthcare organizations both private and public in the United Kingdom, she has over 22 years of experience with the clinical research industry.
Denise Mesa
Dir. Global Proposal Management
Denise has a passion for all things RFP – yes, Requests for Proposals and the people behind the magic. She has dedicated her career to building teams and helping organizations transform proposal pursuits through a combination of innovation and expertise. Innovation in the form of technology and expertise from talented people with a creative mindset. Her background ranges from small, startup ventures to large, established corporations and extensive knowledge in both commercial and government markets as well as international experience. She also designed and delivered proposal management training to partners in Asia to enable expanding proposal expertise across the region.

Denise serves as Director of Global Proposal Management at Workday, where her team supports the worldwide sales and presales organization. She loves what she does and strives to make proposal pursuits an uplifting and rewarding experience for the people she works with and supports. Before joining Workday, Denise held various positions leading proposal management at Symantec, VeriSign, SugarCRM and Sun Microsystems.
Thad Eby
CEO
Thad Eby is CEO and Co-Founder of Ombud. With 20+ years of industry experience (working in various leadership roles across Sales, Product Marketing, and Pre-Sales Engineering for software pioneers like Ariba and IBM), Thad has a deep knowledge of the sales space, the unique problems salespeople face, and how Ombud's offerings can help solve them.
John Zenk
Dir. Engineering & Innovation
John Zenk is a seasoned machine learning engineer and holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He has 10+ years of experience with various big and small data technologies as well as algorithms and tools to collect, clean, store, analyze, enrich, interpret, and visualize data. As a self-proclaimed data nerd, John is passionate about improving Ombud's search capabilities and improving the experience of Ombud Rx's users.
Wes Parrish
Sr. Customer Success Manager
Wes Parrish is a Senior Customer Success Manager at Ombud in Denver. Starting initially as a Customer Support Rep 4 years ago, Wes quickly showed a competency for client relationship management and has helped build the Customer Success Management team from the ground up. He is an Ombud expert and deftly handles customer feedback and implementations. Outside of Ombud, Wes plays bass guitar in a local band and is an avid sports fan. (Go Falcons!)
Kayla Kirkeby
VP of Growth
Kayla Kirkeby brings 15 years of B2B tech experience in high-growth, scaling environments. A pragmatic, data-driven revenue leader, she is passionate about building exceptional teams and seeing people reach their full potential. Kayla joined Ombud to amplify the unique company story and expand the number of happy customers it serves.