DIY Home Center
Business Development Director
Carlos Arena is a Director for Business Development at R3. His responsibilities include deploying mature Corda applications to market and expanding R3’s consortium in Latin America and Spain. Previously, Carlos worked in Goldman Sachs (13 years) and Deutsche Bank (2 years) covering Latin America for derivatives and international debt issuances. He holds a BBA in Finance and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Carlos represented Mexico, swimming in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Strategic Alliance Director
A B2B technology veteran, especially in SaaS, Dustin Avol leads Partnerships for Smartsheet in Northern California. Smartsheet is designed to unleash the benefits of greater work agility and collaboration by providing a powerful platform for organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Smartsheet empowers teams to execute with speed and accountability — and make better decisions, faster.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dustin is a sports nut and lifelong Californian - now living in the Bay Area with his wife and their two young sons.
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Senior NetSuite & Integrations Developer
I am an IT professional with a lifelong background in Information Technology ranging anywhere from entry level documentation to IT Management (with a lot in between: experienced web developer, systems administrator, network administrator, application developer, college instructor, etc.). Currently I manage the HotSchedules NetSuite development, ZenDesk development, and integrations administration and development.
Partner, Digital Platforms
Robert Bavis leads the Digital Platforms practice for Deloitte Digital which includes the leading SaaS products: Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle CRM, SAP CRM, and other emerging vendors. He has an extensive portfolio of working with CXOs delivering programs focused on digital technology strategy, customer and digital cloud transformation, sales operating models, business analytics, cloud and on-premise ERP, and IT organizational design.
As a Principal with over 30 years of client focused experience, he has worked with a variety of Media & Entertainment and Communication corporations including broadcasters, newspaper and magazine publishers, telcos, education providers, cable distributors and networks, content providers, filmed entertainment, television, ISPs and radio.
Robert holds a MBA in Finance from American University, a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Computer Science and Economics from the College of William and Mary, and a Masters Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Villanova University.
Becker Safety and Supply
Devin Becker is the Vice President of Becker Safety and Supply, which is a family owned and operated Wholesale Safety Supply Company in Northern Colorado. As a former full time firefighter with Loveland Fire and Rescue Authority in Loveland, Devin has blended his emergency services background and his passion for technology to help bring the company into the 21st century.
He has been married to his amazing wife, Crimson for over 5 years. In his free time, Devin likes to travel, spend time outdoors riding his ATV, going on bike rides, and walking their two dogs.
Business Systems Project Manager
Jenny Berg is a Business Systems Project Manager at Forte Research. She has 14 years of experience in the software industry including technical writing, software testing, and project management. Jenny first learned of NetSuite while interviewing at Forte and was hired in fall of 2016 to take on the NetSuite admin role. She’s been on a mission to improve Forte’s NetSuite instance ever since!
Regina Andrew Design Inc.
I am passionate about bringing value to those I work with and assisting my team members to reach their fullest potential in the company. I am also a proud to be a “Spartan” and my Alma Mater, Michigan State University (Go Green!), graduating from the Eli Broad College of Business with Major in Accounting (1995). My desire to give back has fueled my philanthropic nature. I am proud to be founder of the Children’s Museum of Findlay in 2014, with my lovely wife Nikki. I am also blessed to have shared this life’s passion with my fabulous son Enzo (8) and extraordinary daughter Edna (5). The Children’s Museum of Findlay has been inspiring children, connecting families and building community through exploration, exhibits, programming and play since July of 2014. (www.cmfindlay.com) But most of all, I am passionate about Regina Andrew Design (www.reginaandrew.com). Passion for their customer, has led Regina Andrew Design to invest in NetSuite, providing a “best in class” customer experience. The company launched their Suite Commerce, B2B e-commerce website, in January of 2017. This extraordinary site has proved to be an extremely powerful sales tool. It has successfully streamlined the business processes, while providing a complete consumer buying experience.
Alicia Bremner is a Project Coordinator at Picis where she currently manages all Client Services projects and is the NetSuite OpenAir Administrator. In addition to being the NetSuite OpenAir Administrator for Picis, she has also helped with the implementation of OpenAir at two additional Harris Computer business units. Alicia lives in Prince Edward Island Canada and is currently taking her Masters in Leadership at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada.
Chief Operating Officer
Mack's Prairie Wings
Chief Operating Officer at Mack's Prairie Wings for the last three years with 17 years of experience in several industries. Experienced in "home grown", out of the box, enterprise and on premise and cloud based software solutions. Focused on efficiencies and user experience that positively impact the customer experience.
TOP Step Consulting
Manager Enterprise Applications
My name is Eliot Cohen. I am an Enterprise Applications Manager at Rapid7. In my role, I help people realize value from technology; specifically, I enable efficient, innovative business systems and operations for my organization. My team is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and enhancing business applications and solutions. Prior to joining Rapid7, I spent 4+ years supporting business applications at Eze Software Group. I have served in management and individual contributor roles for implementations and enhancements of best-in-class systems, such as, Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, and of course, Oracle NetSuite. For the past several years, I have developed a proven track record of successful leadership in the world of IT operations specifically with enterprise systems and business process. I started my career as a Technical Support Engineer at Bain Capital, where I worked directly with Policy Board members and other Managing Directors. I hold both a B.S. in Business Administration (Business Logistics focus) and a MBA (High Tech focus) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Sr. Director, Operations
Danny is the Senior Director of Operations for Sugarfina, a luxury candy retailer for grown-ups. As the company’s first employee, Danny has worked together with the founders to rapidly scale the business since its inception in 2012. Sugarfina now operates 50 retail boutiques across North America alongside robust e-commerce, wholesale, and custom gifting sales channels. Danny and his team oversee all business operations systems and the integrations which connect them. He obtained his degree from the University of Southern California and remains in Los Angeles with his wife, Monica, and their miniature Labradoodle, Charlie.
Manager, Channel Sales NetSuite
As manager of channel sales for SPS Commerce, Keith is responsible for SPS’s NetSuite channel partnership. He excels in partnering with NetSuite and its ecosystem partners to help customers understand their challenges and providing cloud-based supply chain solutions that deliver new efficiencies and opportunities. He joined the company in 2006 and has served in various positions within sales and business development.
Tim is CEO and Co-Founder of Pronov8 Technologies, a NetSuite Solutions provider. Pronov8 also develop their own range of rugged phones/tablets, are experienced in mobile app development, industrial automation and digital transformation.
Up to recently Tim was Engineering & IT Director at Actavo where he lead efficiency programs across the business through implementing a Continuous Improvement program and technology solutions.
He held various positions over 20 years in Dell. Setup and managed the Desktop global supply chain from Chengdu China. Setup Dell’s global engineering & manufacturing processes and headed up EMEA Engineering including Dell's Continuous Improvement Program.
Vice President Finance
Kitchen Art of South Florida, LLC
Rick Cuseo is the Vice President of Finance for Kitchen Art of South Florida, LLC, a privately held cabinet distributor, subcontractor and service provider in the construction industry. Rick has a passion for combining operational and financial metrics for business efficiency and financial enhancements.
Mr. Cuseo has 25 years of successful leadership experience in financial turnaround, strategic planning, cash flow management, M&A activity, ERP system implementation, international trade and financial reporting in the construction, manufacturing and service industries.
Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, Mr. Cuseo is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and a Florida Certified Public Accountant.
Paul Dell is the founder and owner of SportStop.com an e-commerce retailer since 2001 that focuses on the sport of lacrosse. Paul had been in the retail e-commerce space since 1996 when he started his first online sporting goods company SportingAuction.com. Paul has an undergraduate degree in Physics and enrolled in a PhD computer science degree program for 2 years till he dropped out to run his first e-commerce business full-time. He continues to grow SportStop.com while pursuing a new Podcast focused on Telsa, myteslapodcast.com.
Manager Business Applications
Melissa Dragonu is a Business Applications Manager who works with Engineering, Finance, Customer Care and other teams to support day-to-day operations, new business needs and streamline processes. After 10+ years experience ""personalizing"" NetSuite, Melissa knows how to quickly get to the root of the need/problem and develop a plan of action that is relevant, executable and reportable.
Melissa is a Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant and holds a BA in Accounting from Kennsaw State University.
In addition to solving other's problems, she loves spending time with her husband and three daughters, camping and scuba diving.
Director of IT
Brett Ellis is the Director of information technology for Driscoll Enterprises. Brett has sixteen years of experience in information technology and working in large data environments. He also has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a master’s of business administration.
Co-Founder and President
Solar Site Design
Nathaniel Enders is a blockchain/energy entrepreneur, co-founder of Energy Blockchain Network, and Director of On-Demand Energy Cloud at Correlate, Inc. Nathaniel has nearly 10 years of experience delivering technology solutions to the energy industry’s utility, commercial, and industrial markets. He is a blockchain/energy thought leader specializing in Energy Technology Convergence.
Sr. Business Systems Analyst
POS Supply Solutions
Since 2016, Mark Fitzgerald has served as COO and VP of eCommerce Operations at POS Supply Solutions, an online distributor of point-of-sale and transaction supplies. He has more than 17 years of experience managing B2B/B2C e-commerce sales and marketing operations with a passion for simplifying technical solutions that catapult growth. A serial entrepreneur, Mark's ability to orchestrate online success stories has spanned from working with start-ups to consulting with some of the largest brands in Retail (Keurig), BioPharma (GSK) and Fashion (David Yurman). Mark is credited with leading teams that master personalization, best-in-class UX, and multi channel sales growth. His own e-commerce success story began in 1999 when he and two college classmates founded an online footwear company and pioneered a data-driven approach to marketing that drove annual revenue to over $20 million in four years.
Napoleon Fredrick has been with Stradis Healthcare for the better part of a decade and has seen the warehouse changes over that span. He was heavily involved in the ERP selection, as well as the business process modeling, design and implementation, training, and support. In addition to running the warehouse, Napoleon also oversees production planning and IS. He understands the entire logistics chain and has the technical knowledge to make it all work.
DC Dental, Inc.
Howie Friedman is the CFO and COO of DC Dental, the fastest growing independent dental supply company in North America. Prior to joining DC Dental, Howie worked as an Internal Revenue Agent at the IRS where he was quickly recognized for his ability to develop and present training material as they went on a hiring binge. He left to join DC Dental which was a young and entrepreneurial company that would allow him to pursue his passion for growth, financial management, analytics and operational logistics. Under his tenure, revenue grew from $8 million in 2007 to $44 million and counting. Howie sponsored and implemented many large projects including the implementation of Netsuite to run their entire enterprise, the installation and integration of large scale robotics in their distribution center, and the migration of their eCommerce platform to SuiteCommerce Advanced. In each instance, DC Dental saw massive reduction in redundancies and increases in efficiencies. In recognition of his various achievements, Howie was presented the Smart CXO award by SmartCEO Magazine in 2012 and the CFO of the Year in 2014 by the Washington Business Journal. Howie is actively involved with various local charities and is an executive board member of Shoresh, a 501(c)(3) that brings community and positive experience to local teens and their families. He, along with his wife, founded the JEWELS School, a special needs school in Baltimore, MD. They have four beautiful children.
President of Futurecast
Sr. Managing Director
TSI Transforming Solutions Inc.
Alan is a Practice Director for TSI. Al draws upon over 35 years of experience working on all sides of the of table within Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail industries to guide a company’s multifaceted ERP, Supply Chain & Commerce initiatives. After 18 years leading his own companies through IT transformation as COO General Manager, Al made the move to Epicor where he rapidly moved up to VP and headed North American consulting services for both sales and delivery practices for over 14 years. Alan subsequently made the move to other ERP companies such as Infor & NetSuite as the industry transformed itself to a cloud-based system architecture. He is a strong advocate of the TOC principles of manufacturing and process management and has been involved in many Lean-focused implementations at some of the largest corporations doing business today. During his years at various manufacturing companies, Alan was also granted multiple device and process patents, as well as published in many trade journals for the industry. Alan graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and has since spent many years in his various roles as a main stage speaker at user groups, trade shows and international user conferences presenting & explaining the latest trends in ERP & Technology, and how companies can transition their systems to become most effective in today’s rapidly changing landscape. Alan currently resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago along with his wife and two children.
Executive Vice President of Development
Goldberg is responsible for product strategy and development at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Goldberg was CTO and Chairman of the NetSuite board. Before co-founding NetSuite in 1998, Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a vice president. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. When he left Oracle, he started mBED Software and built groundbreaking website technology. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
Founder & CEO
Entrepreneur Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint inc., the San Francisco-based company which produces the leading unsweetened flavored water. hint® recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with hint fruit essence. Kara has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Further accolades include EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, SF Business Times Most Influential Woman, Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, EY Winning Woman 2012, Fortune Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink 2015, NACIE appointee 2016 (recently resigned), the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Amex OPENforum’s Women to Watch, and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company. Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of SFBay YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016, Kara launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, and she recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries.
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Shelly is a Netsuite Administrator and System Design Specialist. She has work with multiple clients, successfully implementing Advanced Manufacturing, Standard Cost Accounting, Advanced Inventory, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, WMS, reporting and third party integrations. Shelly publishes Netsuite articles, tips and best practices at: ABiggerView.com.
Senior Ecommerce Specialist
Girl Scouts of the USA
Services Business Systems Manager
Global Programme Director
Finance professional leading the global implementation of NetSuite at PageGroup.
Director of Technology
I have been a NetSuite administrator and avid supporter since 2007 when MasterGraphics choose NetSuite to be their next business system. At that time we migrated 17 different data systems to NetSuite, using nearly every module available. Early on we realized the importance of constant process improvements and developed many ways to improve our business processes. We found that by using saved searches, mass updates and workflows we have saved thousands of clicks and hundreds of hours each month. Nearly everyday we find new ways and interesting ways to use NetSuite and the data it contains. This is my sixth SuiteWorld conference and fourth time presenting.
Manager, INTL Consolidations
Service Delivery Coordinator
Capgemini America Inc.
Technology and business consultant with 3 years of experience in NetSuite, focused on coordinating implementation and support efforts for the finance, procurement, supply chain and accounting modules. The knowledge she has acquired, both in her daily tasks and through her ITIL certification, allow her to fulfill a key role facing daily support challenges, providing proper implementation of enhancements and configurations, and making sure everything responds to the industry standards on change management Diebold Nixdorf in the Americas requires. She is currently the Service Delivery Coordinator of the AM engagement, supporting 6 countries and making sure all of them stay compliant along with the US based headquarters. She is the communication link between all stakeholders thanks to her translation skills, facilitating accurate and complete understanding between all groups.
Gopher Stage Lighting, Inc
Camille Holthaus is the accounting supervisor for Gopher Stage Lighting, Inc, a specialty contractor/retailer working primarily in the upper Midwest. Camille led GSL’s 2016 NetSuite implementation which included new job descriptions and processes for almost all of its fifteen employees. In addition to overseeing accounting activities, Camille leads the ongoing optimization of NetSuite as new functionality is incorporated into GSL’s business practices. Combining her degree in Theatrical Arts with job experience in finance and operations, Camille joined GSL in 1998 as the office manager. Since then, she has enjoyed seeing her job grow and change as GSL changed ownership and moved from being a theatrical rental and supply company to an in-demand specialty contractor and service provider with strong ties to the theatrical community. Camille has continued to design lighting for theatrical shows as her "hobby that sometimes pays.” Camille volunteers with theatrical and community organizations in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she lives with her two teenage sons.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.
Cassandra started her career in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young, serving SMB to Fortune 500 technology companies for 4 years. She is currently the Senior Manager of Global Accounting at Zendesk, owing our Netsuite ERP and various Financial Close systems, as well as leading the General Ledger and International accounting teams.
GM / VP, Business Operations
Jorge Antonio Jimenez is a Los Angeles-based sales, marketing, and operations executive with 20 years of experience specializing in direct-to-business, omni-channel retail, wholesale, and e-commerce sales to the motion picture and television entertainment industry. As a former US Navy sailor, and business administration major at Mount Saint Mary's University, Jorge Antonio is proud to have built his career on a foundation of 'get it done!' execution, actionable research, data statistics, and analysis of evolving social trends in 'integrity-first' customer best-practices. Jorge Antonio is the General Manager of Filmtools, a global retailer of filmmaking equipment and products, and Vice President of Business Operations for its parent company Moviola, which is celebrating 99 years in business serving the Hollywood filmmaking community. In the last six years, Jorge Antonio was entrusted to orchestrate and manage the acquisition of 4 competitor organizations to Filmtools, helping the organization achieve faster-than-projected growth, establishing Filmtools as a top three business leader in its marketplace. An avid runner, outdoor enthusiast, and photographer, Jorge Antonio is happiest volunteering as a cross country / track and field coach, and in the mountains of Arizona - running, hiking, and taking pictures of its beautiful southwestern landscapes.
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is universally known for his 13 year career in the NBA, but also as a champion in business. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, which through strategic investments, partnerships and endorsements, provides products and services that particularly focus on ethnically diverse urban communities. Magic Johnson is also Vice President and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. The growth of Magic’s business ventures after his NBA career is a fascinating study on reinvention, especially with all the different ways he has expanded his brand, business, and ownership holdings in a rapidly evolving world. Magic will address the NetSuite audience as an athlete, an entrepreneur, and a survivor, promising to captivate and inspire.
CMO & COO
Steiner Sports Marketing
As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Steiner Sports Marketing, Kelvin Joseph is at the intersection of Sports Marketing and Finance. A CPA, former CFO and business owner, Kelvin utilizes his extensive experience in business consulting to help companies from new startups to Fortune 500s create efficiencies and maximize limited marketing budgets. Enjoying close personal relationships with professional teams, star athletes, and sports media puts him in a unique position to guide corporate clients to leveraging full or fractional access to appropriate sports figures and assets to build their brands. Kelvin was awarded the American Advertising Federation Trendsetter Award, INC Magazine’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” (winning this award the same year as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg), and he was the 1st MassChallenge Winner which is the world’s largest business startup competition. As the first U.S. born son of immigrants from Grenada, Kelvin’s unique balance between spiritual things, family, and then his career will be his legacy.
SR VP of Info Tech
Brian Keare has been a NetSuite user since 2005. He is currently CIO for Nortek Security & Control, a $600M company that engineers, manufactures and distributes smart products for homes and businesses. Nortek has over a 600 NetSuite users across the US, China, and Europe. Brian came onboard to implement NetSuite at Nortek, and in the process led the effort to re-engineer all core business processes across the company. He is now driving data analytics across NetSuite and other business systems. With respect to supply chain, Brian has leveraged NetSuite, SIOP, and 3rd Party MRP business systems, bringing them all together using Dell Boomi middleware.
Brian earned a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Director, Customer Success
Director, Financial Systems Support
Director, Financial Systems Support - Reporting into the Finance leadership at Blackberry, and manage a team of 11, where their primary function is to Administer and support NetSuite along with other Financial Systems. I have been working at BlackBerry for over 10 years supporting other Financial and ERP systems and was the Finance product owner for our NetSuite implementation. I have over 20 years experience in various Accounting, Finance and System Support roles.
Associate Director Resource Management
Jim Lawton is a 20+ year veteran in the Digital Marketing world and he has worked in multiple departments and disciplines including technology, project management, business analysis and account management. At iCrossing, Jim is currently a VP of Technology Management and responsible for leadership across all technology departments as well as global initiatives including the rollout and ongoing support of NetSuite within iCrossing.
Global E-Commerce Platform Development Manager
Williams Sonoma Inc.
Solar Site Design was founded in January 2013 by Jason and Samantha Loyet. With over a decade of solar experience, Solar Site Design was built to gather information about solar projects to be instantly shared with all stakeholders in the project. Our team understands that soft costs of the solar industry can be a road block in the development of new solar projects. Soft costs include installation, customer acquisition, permitting, etc., and can cost as much as 60% of a solar project. So, our team built Solar Site Design to help streamline the process of sharing information, all while empowering new solar originators to enter the industry and help reduce expensive soft costs.
Our team has completed both a clean-tech accelerator and a social enterprise accelerator, hosted and produced by Village Capital/Venture Well and The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, respectively. We also participated and were chosen as a winner of the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. In 2018, Jason Loyet became Founding Member of Energy Blockchain Network.
Senior System Manager
Design Within Reach, Inc.
I've been with Design Within Reach for over eight years, starting in our call center back in 2010. I've moved from the call center to the Operations department, and ultimately to the Information Systems department where I am now.
Andrew Marsh is a NetSuite Business Manager for Anderson Frank, based in the London office.
Andrew joined Frank Recruitment Group in 2016, with the remit to grow and expand Anderson Frank’s EMEA presence within the NetSuite space. Andrew has established himself in the NetSuite ecosystem by delivering highly experienced freelance NetSuite professionals across the UK, Europe and Middle East. He manages the successful Anderson Frank EMEA Freelance team and is very excited about the rapid expansion of NetSuite across Europe and the huge growth areas of the Middle East and Africa.
Born in London and a graduate of the University of Westminster, Andrew is a keen golfer and huge fan of soccer.
Christine Martin spent 20 years in industry as a Tax Manager specializing in sales and use tax before joining Avalara 10 years ago. She has been responsible for reviewing the sales and use tax exposure of future acquisitions, assisting companies in automating the sales tax compliance process, installing sales tax solutions and has been responsible for managing compliance from researching taxability of new products to exemption certificate management and audit management.
The Duck Store
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, Maynard leads overall business strategy and marketing. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite, Maynard was NetSuite’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and was in charge of strategy, marketing and corporate development. Maynard joined NetSuite in 2015, bringing 20+ years of software experience including founding an application startup and serving as a leading equity research analyst for Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. He has an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Business from California State University, Sacramento.
VP, Business Applications & IT
Laura McDonough is Vice President, Business Applications & IT at HotSchedules where she and her team are responsible for all employee-facing business applications and the processes and integrations that surround them. Prior to joining HotSchedules, Laura held management positions at Oracle in the product development and Advanced Customer Services organizations, as well as technical consulting and sales consulting roles at Siebel Systems, Price Waterhouse, and Andersen Consulting [Accenture]. Laura attended Penn State University and has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two children.
As a Solutions Manager for Vertex, Denise McGarry performs the analysis, use case development, business requirements, and testing of the tax integration to NetSuite and other ERP systems. She also assists with customer support, sales support, and training of the integrations. Denise joined Vertex in October 2015. Prior to Vertex, Denise held positions in Software Development and Professional Services for Financial solutions. Denise received her B.B.A in Computer & Information Sciences from Temple University.
Executive Vice President
McGeever leads all business operations at Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. He joined NetSuite in 2000 and was the company's 15th employee. From 2000 to 2010, he served as NetSuite's Chief Financial Officer, and was a driving force behind NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007. In 2010, he became the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for global sales, services and support operations. In 2015, McGeever became the company’s President. He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and in 2007 was named the Bay Area CFO of the Year.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chris Merritt is the Chief Revenue Officer at Cloudflare, a company committed to helping to build a better Internet. Cloudflare makes websites, APIs, and applications lightning fast, protects them from attacks, and ensures they are always online. Today the company runs one of the world's largest networks: powering more than 10 trillion requests per month, nearly 10% of all Internet requests, for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. The Internet performance and security company was named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List, selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology Company for two successive years, and named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Chris was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Sales Leaders in 2018, and serves on the CRO Advisory Council for YCombinator. Prior to Cloudflare, Chris held senior roles at a number of global technology companies. He earned a BS degree in Operations and Systems Engineering, Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University and spent some time at MIT’s Sloan Management School.
Solution 7 Ltd
Simon is the CTO and founder of Solution 7 - the popular Microsoft Excel Financial Reporting SuiteApp for NetSuite. Simon is a Computer Science graduate with over 20 year’s financial reporting experience. With his unique financial reporting skills built firmly on solid IT foundations, Simon provides thought leadership to CEOs, CFOs, accountants and analysts throughout the world.
Global Systems Integration
Jimmy is a NetSuite Consultant at GSI, and holds a B.A. in Organizational Management. He has a background in web development and working with various ERP systems, and has experience in Finance & Accounting, CRM, Professional Services Automation, and Reporting & Workflow configuration and customization.
ERP Team Lead
Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC
Software Developer and NetSuite Certified Administrator, former Solution provider Partner, Using NetSuite since 2006, have participated in several implementations as well as re-implementation projects. I have worked in all areas of NetSuite from Purchase to Pay and Lead to Cash. Using SuiteScript 2.0, SuiteFlow, SuiteTalk, SuiteBuilder.
VP Enterprise Sales & Engineering
Jeff Newton leads the company’s efforts in securing enterprise relationships with agent partner organizations and large end-user accounts. Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the procurement, implementation, and maintenance of cloud-based and facility-based service and software providers. He has managed software systems at nearly every stage of the development lifecycle and has served on the advisory boards of numerous global organizations in the development and launch of their own software products and internet service provider (ISP) networks.
Logistics Manager / NetSuite Administrator
Paul Nichols has been the NetSuite administrator for CatEye America since 2015 where he's had his hands in all aspects of the business. His strong-points within NetSuite are: ERP, SCA, Advanced Inventory/purchasing, and order fulfillment. In Q1 2017 Paul managed a compete refresh of CatEye America's SCA platform along with the CSS team at NetSuite which has produced a 20% growth in year-over-year revenue and has led to a fresh approach to CatEye America's indirect and direct marketing efforts. Paul studied philosophy and computer science at St. Cloud State University and enjoys the outdoors while living in Boulder, CO with his wife and 2 dogs.
VP of Finance and IS
Lancaster Bingo Company
Director of Accounting & Systems
Aaron Roberts is an experienced Director of Accounting at Downtown Project in Las Vegas. As a Las Vegas native, Aaron is honored to be a part of the downtown revitalization and business development efforts that Downtown Project, founded by Tony Hsieh, is leading. In his 4 years at Downtown Project, Aaron has created an accounting department that oversees the accounting for over 135 businesses ranging from restaurants, retail, commercial, residential, real estate, and venture capital. Aaron believes efficiency is key in his field and as such has led his team through a full implementation of NetSuite from hundreds of Quickbook accounts. Through these efforts Aaron has been able to increase accounting efficiency and substantially reduce costs for the organization. Prior to joining Downtown Project, Aaron established a solid accounting background by working at the well known online retailer, Zappos.com. He started as an intern with Zappos and grew into an accounting and systems role where he gained experience with numerous financial projects including development, programming, GL, Financial Systems, SQL and SAP.
Systems Administrator - Supply Chain Analyst
Depatie Fluid Power
Technology Evaluation Centers
Ted Rohm covers the areas of enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), configure price quote (CPQ), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), and IT service management (ITSM), with a particular expertise in manufacturing. He has over 20 years of experience in large-scale selection, design, development, and implementation projects, primarily in the biotech/pharma industry.
Prior to joining TEC, Rohm worked for a number of companies including Oracle, Syntex, and Genentech (now part of The Roche Group). Rohm worked with Genentech for 13 years, starting as a senior programmer analyst responsible for building custom applications using the Oracle Tool suite in support of sales and marketing and product distribution. He then became senior manager of commercial systems, where he directed the development, deployment, and operations of enterprise-wide applications for the sales and marketing departments. Rohm was the principal systems architect during his last few years at Genentech, focusing mainly on the implementation of SAP ERP and its integration with other systems.
Rohm holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Allegheny College.
Co-CEO, EVP of Product
Trevor joined Merchant e-Solutions in early 2015 where he has led product strategy and development. He has 20+ years of experience defining technology strategies and leading product and business development initiatives for diverse companies.
Prior to joining Merchant e-Solutions, he was COO at CareCap, a cloud-based payment management system, and a Partner at Industry Ventures focused on technology investments. A payments industry veteran, Trevor served as EVP of Product, Strategy and Business Development at Bank of America Merchant Services and SVP of International Product at First Data Corporation, serving clients in 36 countries, with revenues exceeding $1B. Previously, Trevor worked in technology companies focused on eCommerce, data analytics, Salesforce management and database design.
Trevor is a co-founder of LaxCB Sports, the provider of Cradlebaby, a unique product that allows lacrosse players to practice anytime, indoors or out. Trevor studied speech communications and architecture at the University of Washington, and lives with his family in Seattle.
Rubenstein Justman Management Consultants
Gary Rubenstein is an expert in systems and operations across many industries including Distribution, Manufacturing, Entertainment, and Financial Services.
Gary excels in facilitating complex projects and working closely with both the technical staff and the operations staff to bridge communication and achieve goals of the organization. His creative approach to presenting challenging project issues in a manner to achieve understanding, consensus, and team decision making is prized by clients.
Gary leads the project teams through a combination of understanding the business industry, the roles of the departments in the company, a broad appreciation for the unique software and operations necessary to achieve successful integration, and an appreciation for managing a project budget while accomplishing the project's objectives within scope.
Gary is a highly respected professional who was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Management Advisory Services group for over seven years and was previously the Corporate Director of Technology Audit Practices for Washington Mutual Bank, formally Great Western Financial Corporation.
Gary holds a BS in Finance from California State University, Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Gary is a noted speaker on technology and operations management.
Strategic Data Scientist
Eli Rustenbach wrangles data-driven decisions and process improvements as Strategic Analysis Team Lead at elope, Inc. (everybody’s laughing on planet earth). She received her Ph.D. from Penn State University in Sociology and Demography in 2009 and went on to work for the U.S. Census Bureau and World Vision for a total of seven years. At elope, she works alongside other data whisperers to improve processes and inform business decisions. She was the project manager for the NetSuite implementation at elope in 2017. As part of the implementation, elope imported two years of historical data and connected NetSuite to multiple b2c channels, such as Amazon, eBay and elope.com, as well as serving their wholesale customers. Eli brews her own beer and has been known to occasionally lose her mind cheering on Penn State Football.
Director IT Automation
Ted has been involved with SasS and on-prem integration development and design for the last 10 years. 7 of those years have been at Qlik, where he’s helped shift Qlik’s integration landscape from targeted and bespoke solutions, to a more centralized, platform driven approach.
Sr. Proposition Manager
Adam is a Senior Proposition Manager for ONESOURCE Indirect Tax and has been with Thomson Reuters, and formerly Sabrix, for over 16 years. Leveraging his extensive market experience and deep technical background, he supports strategic product initiatives spanning the entire product suite. Prior to his current role, Adam spent over 7 years architecting Global Indirect Tax automation solutions for prospective customers. Prior to that, Adam held multiple roles in IT from Database Administrator to IT Manager. Adam has a BS in Business Management from Marylhurst University and is an Eagle Scout.
Director, Finance Transformation
Michael Shultz is an accounting leader. As BlackLine’s Director of Finance Transformation and Product Expert, Michael combines 20 years of accounting experience in auditing (Big 4), consulting, and financial reporting management to guide companies on their path to Modern Finance. Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a Finance Minor from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in 1997. Today, when not writing bios in third person, Michael travels the world sharing his experience and presenting innovative approaches to increase productivity and optimize the close.
Director Of Finance
InVision Communications, Inc.
NetSuite System Architect
Montrose Environmental Group
Vice President, NetSuite System Architect Montrose Environmental Services. Managing an environment with 1100 users and over 20 subsidiaries, I have been active in the NetSuite environment since 2004, serving as administrator, consultant and system architect. From implementation to system architecture, development, training and change management, I have been involved with all aspects of NetSuite accounts both large and small. I am happy to be back for my 8th SuiteWorld conference and second as a speaker.
Sonoma Media Investments LLC
Director Of Marketing
Becca Sickbert directs marketing initiatives as Marketer of Joy/Marketing Team Lead at elope, Inc. (everybody’s laughing on planet earth). A proud Boulder native, she started her career in digital media as the education coordinator for a community technology center in Kansas City, Missouri. After winning first place for multi-media storytelling from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014, Becca joined the elope team. She uses her love of laughter, literature, and dramatic video lighting -- plus, her beloved NetSuite dashboard -- to guide her team's B2B and B2C product launch processes of over 100 new licensed and original products each year.
Manager of Productivity Solutions
"Kelly Simons is the Manager of Productivity Solutions for TableTop Media dba Ziosk, a leading disruptor in the restaurant and entertainment industries. At Ziosk, he is responsible for all things Cloud/SaaS and leads the way in the adaptation and adoption of leading edge technologies that make daily operations more efficient and his colleagues’ lives easier. Kelly leads a team focused on business process improvement, operational streamlining and system extensibility.
Kelly’s background spans across multiple industries including telecommunications, e-commerce, manufacturing and accounting but says that he found his calling by answering the siren call of the NetSuite ecosystem. He is a self taught NetSuite Administrator and enjoys the thrill of discovery and teaching others how to be successful in the NetSuite world.
Kelly understands the value of organizations evolution and lives by the words of author Richard Bach who said, “A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” He challenges each and every person he meets to be the tiny change that is a catalyst to a better future.
Global Head of Information Technology
Aesop was established in 1987 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with offices and stores in over 22 countries.
Aesop’s objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide customer selections.
Troy Smith has been the Global Head of Information Technology at Aesop for over 6 years. During this time Aesop has gone through significant global growth, with NetSuite being a critical technology enabler allowing for successful continued rapid expansion.
Andy Snook, CEO at Fastpath, is certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC) as well as certified in Microsoft Dynamics and SAP. He is active member of the Audit Advisory and Partner Advisory boards for NetSuite. He has been designing audit and compliance solutions for over 15 years and has assisted with compliance projects at more than 100 companies. Under his leadership, Fastpath has grown to support more than 1,000 companies in over 30 different countries. Andy is a speaker at many industry events, including SuiteWorld, InfoSec World, and SAP GRC. Prior to his time at Fastpath, Andy was a financial systems implementation consultant for Microsoft Dynamics and an SAP management consultant with Ernst & Young. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Economics and Computer Applications.
Sr. Director, Healthcare
Tribridge Holdings, LLC
Vice President of Technology
Mike A. Starcher currently serves as Vice President of Technology for Accuserv, a brand based logistics and distribution company. Mike was an early adopter of Netsuite and has expertise in Supply Chain, ERP/MRP, SaaS, WMS, Cloud Computing and Wireless Mobile Devices. He has over fifteen (15) years of hands on operations and project management experience, twelve (12) of which working directly with NetSuite in the wholesale distribution, consumer electronics and wireless repair industries.
Help Desk Analyst
Montrose Environmental Corporation
Net New Sales Manager
Jeremy Thomas graduated from East Tennessee State University with an Industrial Engineering degree and has spent the past 20 years focused on the logistics and warehousing industry. He has been with RF-SMART for three years leading the New Business Sales Team and has worked with hundreds of NetSuite customers looking to better manage their inventory.
Forum One Communications Corporation
At Forum One, Jeff works closely with Business Development, Account Management, and Technology Services to provide sales estimates, identify technical and creative solutions, write project documentation, and consult on client projects. He has over 10 years of experience working with in Open Source software development and managing the delivery of large-scale projects for enterprise, higher education, healthcare, government, and non-profit customers.
In 2017, Jeff managed the implementation, migration, and rollout of OpenAir at Forum One, improving visibility of service management across departments and integrating systems to reduce the overhead of manual labor.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
An enthusiastic and engaging communicator with over 12 years experience inside a wide array of technical industries with hands on involvement at every stage of a project lifecycle. A strong passion for and understanding of the business, technical, and human importance of an engaging, manageable, and adaptable product. TJ Tyrrell has given several presentations at SuiteWorld all surrounding NetSuite customization management and maintainability. An early adopter of the SuiteCloud Developer Framework (SDF) and SuiteScript 2.0 and having developed several external tools to support the SDF infrastructure (most of which are Open Source), TJ has become a champion of bringing best practices into every NetSuite instance.
Tim has a wealth of experience in the IT sector having spent over twenty five years in various senior IT executive roles for both large and small organizations. He has been responsible for many ERP selection and implementation projects gaining detailed knowledge and experience across wide variety of ERP solutions. Since becoming Chief Information Officer for CraftMark Bakery in 2014, Tim has lead a company wide NetSuite implementation that has focused on driving significant and sustainable business value across all aspects of the business.
Director of NetSuite Development at Fastpath
Driscoll Management Company, Inc
Heath Wells is the CEO and Co-Founder of NuORDER, a B2B eCommerce platform that is revolutionizing the wholesale industry.
Heath is an entrepreneur at heart, starting his first Internet-based business at the age of 15 in Adelaide, Australia. From 2004-2008, Heath served as the the Managing Director at Furst Media in Australia, where he and partner Olivia Skuza led the company to great success across publishing, creative, and digital commerce.
After a successful exit at Furst Media in 2008, Heath and Olivia moved to Los Angeles where they founded STATE OF TOMORROW, L.A.’s first and only purely fashion-oriented marketing and digital agency. While the agency produced award-winning campaigns and cutting-edge brand development, Heath spurred the innovation side, expanding the agency’s work on eCommerce sites into full back-end CMS development. During this process he witnessed a fashion wholesale model that was, in short, antiquated, and saw an opening to revolutionize the entire industry. This led Heath to begin developing NuORDER in 2011.
Today NuORDER is the leading B2B eCommerce platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, and with offices in New York and London, NuORDER helps 800+ brands & 260k retailers transact over $2b in GMV annually. Heath’s passion, spirit for positive change, and unrelenting drive have been key factors in NuORDER’s current success, while his natural tendency for big thinking continues to propel the company’s creative innovation and shape the industry.
Michael White is the Director of Information Technology for the ACG Materials portfolio of companies, which focuses on mining and manufacturing of limestone, gypsum, and aggregate products. Since going live with NetSuite in 2014, ACG has doubled in size and continues to grow through mergers and acquisitions. Michael has served as the NetSuite architect from initial go-live through all on-boarding go-lives. None of these have ever taken more than 90-days.
The I-Dent Group
Director of Finance
CraftMark Bakery, LLC
Financial Systems Reporting Manager
Rachel Zoe Inc.
Rachel Zoe is a distinguished designer, editor, author, TV personality and entrepreneur renowned for her effortless take on glamour. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy as Creative Director of the Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe is the Editor-in-Chief of online style destination, The Zoe Report, reaching over 18 million worldwide and Box of Style, a quarterly subscription service filled with coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle items all hand picked by Rachel and her team. She started her career as a world-renowned stylist revolutionizing the styling business and inspiring future generations of stylists. Zoe is committed to philanthropic organizations both locally and globally, serving as an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children and on the Board of Directors for Baby2Baby. In addition to being recognized as an avid philanthropist, Zoe has been on countless most influential lists from virtually every domestic and international fashion and financial publication. Rachel and her husband, Rodger Berman, run their lifestyle brand all while being parents to two young boys, Skyler and Kaius.