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Peyton Manning

Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as one of the leaders in nearly every statistical passing category.

Hear Peyton Manning share the real world leadership advice he picked up on the football field and how you can translate that to your own business as he shares his stories about adapting to life’s ever changing circumstances. Our Wingman2020 keynote speaker combines his trademark humor and real life examples to challenge and inspire you to reach higher, pass your goals, and be more of a leader on your “field”.

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Billy Beane

Executive VP of Operations for the Oakland A’s and the Subject of “Moneyball”

Best-selling author Michael Lewis chronicled Beane’s journey in his 2003 best-selling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, now a critically acclaimed major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Wingman2020 keynote speaker Billy Beane inspires audiences with his unforgettable underdog story. By striking parallels between baseball and business, Beane conveys his innovative, winning style of management and leadership that involves utilizing analytics to identify undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage.

Arlin Sorensen

Arlin Sorensen

VP of Brand and Ecosystem Evangelism, ConnectWise

Arlin Sorensen is VP of Brand and Ecosystem Evangelism at ConnectWise. Among other things, he founded and served as CEO of HTG Peer Groups before being acquired by ConnectWise in 2018. HTG, now IT Nation Evolve, is one of the most respected communities of technology service providers in the market today. They walk with leaders to foster business and personal growth through execution, benchmarking, accountability and life-work excellence. IT Nation Evolve today serves over 600 member companies throughout North America, APAC and EMEA. When he is not traveling to speak, facilitate or consult, Arlin loves to be home on his farm in Iowa with his wife Nancy. They enjoy having their four grandkids a quarter mile up the road and being able to spend time with them regularly.

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Jennifer Bodell

Vice President of Channel at Pax8

As the Vice President of Channel at Pax8, Jennifer is responsible for the company’s field marketing strategy. In her role, she develops and manages key IT channel relationships, including new growth opportunities and the company’s award-winning partner program. Before joining Pax8, Jennifer held multiple channel-focused leadership positions at StorageCraft. Throughout her career, Bodell has earned several accolades, including CRN’s Power 100, Women of the Channel, 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, HTG’s 2016 Presenter of the Year, and she was named a 2015 Rising Star by the Utah American Marketing Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from the University of Utah.

Ryan Walsh

Chief Channel Officer at Pax8

Ryan has more 18 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily sell, bill, and support cloud subscription services. He is an award-winning speaker and currently serves as a member of Channel Futures’ Think Tank, Co-Chair of CompTIA’s Channel Advisory Board, and a CRN Channel Chief. Ryan has dedicated his career to enabling businesses with Internet–based, IT solutions. He holds a BA in Business Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Kris Blackmon

Kris Blackmon

Senior Director of Content for Informa Tech, Channel Brands

Kris Blackmon is the Senior Director of Content for Informa Tech, Channel Brands. She leads programming for the full Channel Partners events portfolio, oversees IT channel coverage for Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures, and is responsible for the prestigious MSP 501 program. Kris is a 12-year veteran of the tech B2B and tech startup sectors, where she has worked in digital marketing, brand building, content and event strategy, journalism, and community engagement.

Jessica Maria

Jess Maria

VP of Market Development at Pax8

As Vice President of Market Development, Maria is developing new market opportunities for Pax8, working closely with Marketing and Sales leadership to develop programs, education initiatives, and marketing around strategic routes to market, including strategy, content, and logistics for large-scale events like Wingman2020. Previously, Maria held the role of Director of Marketing at Intelisys where she led the Marketing and Cloud Services University teams, and was responsible for the organization’s go-to-market strategy and the building of a world-class education platform and its related high-revenue generating, live education programs, such as Super9. Her channel career spans three continents and 12 years. She has been recognized as a CRN Women of the Channel and is a North Bay Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient.

Nick Heddy

Nick Heddy

Chief Revenue Officer at Pax8

Nick has more than 16 years of experience in indirect sales in industries such as technology and telecommunications. In his role as Chief Revenue Officer at Pax8, Heddy is responsible for revenue generation processes and ensuring key departments are aligned to create the best Wingman experience for partners.

For three consecutive year, Nick was named a CRN Channel Chief, he was recognized as a Circle of Excellence Award winner for CompTIA, and he has won multiple awards for his speaking engagements. Nick holds a BA in Entrepreneuring from Central Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Colorado Business School.

Andrew Pryfogle

Andrew Pryfogle

Chief Market Development Officer at Pax8

With the coming convergence of the MSP and telco agent channels, Pryfogle is leading the strategic effort in modernizing IT distribution to include network and unified communications. Andrew Pryfogle is a leader in the telecommunications and IT industries with more than 30 years of experience. A sought after speaker, Pryfogle has served on numerous industry advisory boards and is dedicated to education and evangelism around cloud technologies.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Vice President of Corporate Communications at Pax8

As Vice President of Corporate Communications, Amanda provides leadership, planning, and execution for all of Pax8’s strategic communications. In her role, she is responsible for corporate internal and external communications, media and public relations strategies, analyst relations, crisis communications, and the planning and successful execution of programs and initiatives that support, promote and protect Pax8’s strategic business objectives and reputation. As the communications strategist, Amanda is responsible for developing and leading the execution of a communications and public relations strategy that supports Pax8’s mission, vision, and values.

With more than 16 years of public relations and marketing communications experience, Amanda has worked with Fortune 500 companies, SMBs, and U.S. Congress to provide overall strategy and communications planning. She holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications from Georgetown University. She is also a community advocate, serving on the Advisory Board of Voices For Innovation and Community Leader for The Women In Tech (WIT) Network—Denver. She is also the founder of TechStart Denver, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering future technology leaders.

Colin Knox

Colin Knox

Director of Product Strategy, SolarWinds MSP

Colin Knox serves as the Director of Product Strategy, SolarWinds, and is the founder & former CEO of Passportal up until its acquisition by SolarWinds in 2019. With an education in software development and information technology, Colin Knox has spent the past 15 years deeply embedded in the technology field. Previous to Passportal he founded, operated, and successfully exited a multi-million dollar MSP.

Colin is a respected member of the global MSP (Managed Service Provider) industry, having his former MSP business, XCEL, listed in the top 500 firms in the world for 3 years, as well as being personally listed twice (2012 and 2014) as one of the 250 most influential and successful MSP executives. He is a professional speaker with past engagements across North America advising MSP owners how to grow, expand, and mature their own IT practices.

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Lori Tisinai

Technology and Training Specialist for Computer Concepts, USA

Lori Tisinai is the Technology and Training Specialist for Computer Concepts, USA. In her role, she consults with clients on leading-edge technology and manages the training and change management process to drive adoption. For more than two decades, she has owned and operated a computer training & consulting business, providing comprehensive training, business consulting, and MSP services. She is a productivity accelerator who leverages software features to save time and frustration for her clients, while proactively monitoring and maintaining Macs, PCs, and networks. Fun facts: Lori is an avid curler and a USCG charter boat captain.

Daniel Johnson

Chief Executive Officer of machineLOGIC

Daniel Johnson is the Owner and President of machineLOGIC, an award-winning managed IT services provider based in Denver, Colorado, focused on Cloud, Security, and Collaboration solutions for small and mid-sized companies.

Since founding the company in 2001, Dan has grown machineLOGIC from a small consultancy to a thriving Microsoft Gold Partner with competencies in Cloud Productivity and Cloud Platform.

machineLOGIC has achieved a number of awards including Inc Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Channel Future’s MSP 501, and CRN’s Fast Growth 150 and MSP 500 lists.

Dan is a 25-year IT channel veteran and is recognized as a forward-thinking leader in the MSP industry, being asked by vendors such as Microsoft, Datto, Ingram Micro, and Pax8 to help refine their partner engagement programs and go-to-market strategies.


Danny Perry

Managing Partner of ITCubed

Danny Perry is the Managing Partner of ITCubed, a Houston based Managed Services Provider that helps Texas-based companies maximize their investments in technology in order to effectively operate, expand, and protect their businesses. In this capacity, he is directly responsible for all aspects of operational management for one of the fastest growing MSP’s in Texas. This includes strategic planning and development, fiscal management, technology planning, staff development, logistics and partnerships.

An effective leader and exceptional communicator, Danny has served in an executive capacity across multiple industry sectors over the years; including managed technology support, value added technology resale and technologically focused, nonprofit social enterprises. Danny believes that all work is entrepreneurial in nature, no matter the industry, and that technology can truly transform lives. He has worked throughout his career to ensure that businesses, organizations and individuals have access to and knowledge of how to best utilize technology towards achieving their corporate, client, organizational and personal goals.

Danny holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Houston, as well as certification from the Strategic Management Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Danny and his wife Kim have a 22-year-old daughter and have lived in Houston, TX for nearly 20 years.

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Luis Giraldo

CEO of Vancouver-based Ook

Luis is the CEO of Vancouver-based Ook, a 6-person MSP and 2019 recipient of the Canada Growth 500 list (#25 in Information Technology, #22 in Vancouver). Ook has also appeared on the CRN MSP 500 and Pioneer 250 (2019) lists, as well as ChannelFutures’ MSP 501. Challenged with documenting his clients’ information systematically and transparently, Luis developed and commercialized SaaS app Monkey Box in 2013 which was acquired by IT Glue in 2017. He spent the next three years at IT Glue as VP, Product and VP, Strategy, helping shepherd IT Glue’s growth to 100 employees while quadrupling its customer base. A consummate IT professional and product strategist, Luis presents frequently on MSP best practices, QBRs, strategies, and more. Fun fact: He played keyboards on tour with Colombian pop star Shakira, and still loves playing the occasional jazz gig (check out his 2 jazz albums on Apple Music).

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Reese Ormand

Founder & CEO of Techvera

Reese is the CEO of Techvera, one of Denton’s fastest growing technology firms. His career began in 2001 as a technician for Geek on Wheels, a computer repair shop founded by his father that same year. Over the next eight years Reese learned the business and eventually acquired the company in 2009. Since then, Reese has assembled a team of technology experts, reinvented the business model, quadrupled revenue, and built a name in the industry in the process. Geek on Wheels rebranded as Techvera in 2016 to better align with the new business model and vision for the future. Techvera now specializes in providing turn-key IT management to small businesses.