ChannelChanger Winners 2014
Director, Channel Marketing, Intermedia
Jon Borgese is the Director of Channel Marketing at Intermedia – the world’s largest one-stop shop for cloud business applications. He joined Intermedia in 2011 and his leadership has helped Intermedia build a channel of over 5,000 active partners and reach its 1,000,000 user milestone. He has a strong passion for marketing, specifically in the IT industry where he can have an impact on the everyday lives of business professionals. Prior to Intermedia, Jon spent three years working for InfoPrint Solutions (a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh) where he held multiple positions within marketing and product management.
Jon attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and majored in marketing with significant coursework in information systems. Though he was born in New York, he considers himself a Boulder, Colorado native (having lived there for two-thirds of his life) and he now resides in New York City. He enjoys playing tennis, ping pong, badminton and pretty much any other sport with a racquet.
Senior Network Engineer, Business Continuity Technologies
Rory Jackson, Sr. Network Engineer as a Technical Engineer, Rory brings many years of experience to Business Continuity Technologies. Being into technology his entire life Rory made the easy choice to attend a college geared towards his interests. He attended ITT Technical Institute in Las Vegas, NV from 2008-1012 where he earned an AS in Computer Networking Systems and a BS in Information Systems Security. During his time at ITT Rory was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Received numerous awards for highest honors and graduated with a 3.93 overall GPA. He continues his work with the school today by regularly guest speaking and teaching. Rory is also a member of the capstone review panel for soon to be graduating students. While still in school, Rory started his career in IT doing remote technical support for a large client base. Rory quickly rose to the occasion many times and was quickly promoted through the ranks, several times before achieving the position as a Director of IT support. There, he was responsible for the complex IT systems for a forty person company plus the companies twenty person call center. He soon had a thirst to learn more and gain more experience in other environments with more complex technologies. He then joined the team at Integration Technologies, a Hawaiian based managed service provider to gain that knowledge. As a Network Administrator he was a part of a team that was responsible for maintaining the hardware & networks of over fifty clients. These clients consisted of major healthcare centers and law firms throughout the Hawaiian Islands. During this time Rory studied and was able to achieve some certifications through Microsoft to add to his knowledge base of windows based environments. It was at this time Rory decided he wanted to build a long term working relationship with a new company and find a place to call home. Shortly after meeting with the team at Business Continuity Technologies he knew it was the perfect fit and decided to join the family. He is currently focused on several projects that make their clients lives easier and provide more ease of use. Rory is currently the Lead Engineer and IT project manager responsible for several key IT projects for a rural Nevada county. He takes great pride in understanding the needs, wants, and concerns of his clients and turning them into solutions through understanding their business processes. His current educational interests include studying for his Network+ certification, and most recently he obtained a Watchguard advanced networking certification for Watchguard XTM firewalls.
Having started Vanti (formally RTS Technology Solutions) during the second year of his Electrical, Electronic and Interactive Systems Engineering degree at the University of Birmingham, Raj has grown the company to employ 14 people and achieve a turnover of £1.6m. With over twelve years’ experience working across the Audio-visual and IT industries, he has a solid track record of managing projects and delivering significant results across a variety of engagements. His ability to challenge and transform client requirements in to detailed and robust designs coupled with an unrivalled maven approach to gaining and sharing product knowledge have enabled him to continually scale his project experience, working for prestigious clients such as Nike, the Library of Birmingham, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and United Business Media. Raj’s hands-on approach and relentless commitment to creating the very highest quality user experiences, regardless of the technology used, ensures that clients continually have their expectations exceeded and the very best return on their investment.
Marketing Programs Manager, Continuum Managed IT Services
Nathan Teplow is a Marketing Programs Manager for Continuum, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, responsible for the company’s blog, email operations and other content activities. He is also the Host and Producer of Continuum’s weekly radio program, MSPradio, reaching its “on-the-go” Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners and prospects to deliver hot topics, business tips and industry news. He was previously in marketing communications with Bluetrain Mobile, provider of a cloud-based marketing platform that enables marketers and their agencies to drive leads and engage with audiences on any screen. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing and finance from the University of Miami. In his free time, Nate enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors and travelling to new places.
Brittani Von Roden
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Erb's Technology Solutions
Brittani Von Roden joined Erb's in September of 2010 as the Director of Marketing & Communications. After refreshing the Erb's brand and implementing a number of new media marketing and sales strategies she was named to the Leadership team as the youngest and first female member. From there she was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing where she collaborates closely with her team and encourages innovative ways of thinking and selling. Brittani is a Long Island University graduate where she was a student athlete as a member of the Women's Basketball team. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband, two children and dog. When she's not rallying the troops at work promoting a dynamic and energetic culture she enjoys, reading to her children, DIY projects and relaxing with her family.