Speakers

Joel-Pearson

Joel Pearson

VP of Sales, BigCommerce

Joel Pearson is the Vice President of Sales, Americas for BigCommerce. He brings 18 years of experience driving sales revenue, building teams, and staying focused on his customers. He is known for his sales achievements and leadership in the SAAS industry.

Christine Crandell

President at New Business Strategies

Christine Crandell, President of New Business Strategies, has created measurable value for over 100 B2B private and public companies in North America, Australia and Europe as a recognized expert in customer experience transformation and strategy. Her clients realize, on average, 40 to 50 percent increases in revenue and ROI.

A frequent speaker, she is quoted in several books and has been awarded several industry awards. Christine has published over 300 articles on strategy, customer experience, sales and marketing alignment. She is also the author of Sellers’ Compass®, a time-proven methodology for operationalizing customer experience by aligning corporate strategy, culture, and technology. Christine was raised in Europe and lives in Silicon Valley, CA with her husband and dog. She is active on Twitter @chriscrandell.

Mark Tomalonis

Principal at WarehouseTWO, LLC

Mark Tomalonis is the founder and principal of WarehouseTWO, LLC, the inventory-sharing solution created for manufacturers and wholesaler-distributors. Prior to launching WarehouseTWO, Mark had nearly three decades’ worth of experience working for a large industrial distribution company, with roles in sales and operations. Mark served for fifteen years as the operations executive at Valin Corporation, a $200M+ industrial distributor serving the western U. S. Prior to his role in operations, he held sales and sales management positions. Mark has a B. A. degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.

Dave Bent

President at ES Tech Group

Unleashing the potential of B2B distributors with our EvolutionX webstore and FusionPlus product content. Feature rich for the most sophisticated B2B enterprises with faster time to value at a fraction of the investment.

Billy McClennan

Strategic Partnerships at Gorgias

Billy McClennan manages strategic partnerships for Gorgias on the West Coast and Asia-Pacific regions. Gorgias is the #1 rated eCommerce Helpdesk and works with some of the biggest brands like Steve Madden, Rothy’s, and Timbuk2.

Prior to joining Gorgias, he helped launch an MIT founded Direct-to-Consumer brand (humon) back in 2017, scaling the company’s revenue by 30% month over month. His role involved designing their eCommerce website using Shopify, scaling digital advertising spend, setting up logistics operations, and building strategic partnerships with international distributors.

Hillary Heath

SAP Business One Channel Manager at APS Payments

Hillary’s has dedicated the past 2.5 years at APS Payments to understanding the payment processing industry with a special focus on ERP and software integrations. Her experience on the front lines supporting our existing integrations gave me unique insight when tasked with designing and creating the new APSPays Add On for SAP Business One. She is very proud of this completely refreshed and redesigned product and is excited to bring the best payment integration yet to the SAP B1 Channel.

Kim Lombard

Regional Sales Manager at APS Payments

Kim’s career dynamic is demonstrable sales success within the financial services industry as well as payment technologies. Her career achievements include a robust history of developing and acquiring new business, cultivating sustainable relationships, and securing customer loyalty while providing award-winning service in highly competitive markets. Her career’s key strengths have been in the area of business development, strategic market planning, solutions selling, territory growth, and account management. These key strengths have allowed her to consistently qualify for performance and leaders club; both in my individual sales as well as in her leadership roles.

Maria Tringali

Exempt Sales Specialist at Avalara

Seasoned, passionate sales and marketing professional focused on results. Revenue growth, customer service, ROI, retention, and referrals are my passion, as are growing market share, developing new markets, and leading and mentoring successful sales teams.

Praveen Venugopal

Solution Consultant at DCKAP

Praveen, a Project Manager (PMP Certified, PMI Institute)/E-commerce Expert at DCKAP, has over 12 years of experience in the eCommerce vertical. Praveen has worked for Amazon for over seven years on multiple initiatives not limited to eCommerce, Alexa, Kindle, and Fire TV/Phones.

With his expertise, Praveen has helped customers by putting together requirements, draft requirements documents, and has helped deliver results for a diverse set of customers. Praveen has experience working on leading eCommerce platforms like Magento, Shopify, and Big Commerce. He also works closely with the Cloras and flexiPIM teams by providing strategic direction and consultation. Praveen was a speaker at events such as the – Industrial Distribution Summit (IDS), P21 Connect, and Magento Meetups.

Cali Chwa

Yoga Instructor

Cali is a Bay Area based fitness instructor for 3 years. He currently teaches digital and outdoor classes. With his personal brand, Cali Collective, he aims to help inspire people for their journey in improving their mental and physical well-being through fitness, mindful movement, and meditation.

Karthik Chidambaram

Founder & CEO, DCKAP

Karthik Chidambaram is the Founder & CEO of DCKAP. He bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global team with headquarters in the Greater Austin area.

He reckons industry setbacks and renders solid & practical solutions to organisations. Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Timothy Diep

Customer Success Manager at DCKAP

Tim Diep focuses primarily on generating new business. As the primary account manager, Tim would take on the entire process, ensuring that everything was carried out successfully from pre-sales to the shipment of the products. Tim graduated with an MBA Degree at the University of Phoenix campus in San Jose, CA.