Mike has been buying enterprise technology solutions for more than 20 years and has met, worked with, and been (sometimes) annoyed by every kind of B2B sales person. He even briefly sold vacuum cleaners a long time ago while in graduate school, an experience which firmly convinced him that he’s not a sales guy.
Mike’s background includes experience as an IT Program Man¬ager, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Senior Project Manager, and as an independent Emerging Technology Strategy Consultant.
Most recently he leveraged more than a decade of social media experience (his first social media proposal was in 2001) by starting Linked InSolutions, a social media training and consulting company, and subsequently helping found Social Media Performance Group.
Robbie is an experienced business development and channel sales manager who is adept at effectively creating a community of customers and prospects to attract new business, close sales, and increase company revenue. He has successfully worked with a wide array of organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small, local companies to non-profits and charity organizations.
Robbie has a history of using new approaches to adapt sales processes and the relationship sell to the constantly evolving business-to-business environment to successfully close millions of dollars of sales and partnerships. Over the past five years, Robbie has focused on pioneering the use of social media in three different B2B environments: one of the world’s largest software companies, a small IT consulting firm, and as channel manager of a medium-sized software-as-service (SaaS) company.
Shivani has an extensive background in shaping mobile strategies and her expertise in product development methodologies. She has experience in second-generation cloud technology and graph-based architecture to advance business goals.
Shivani was Engineering and Product Manager for Sport Ngin, leading innovation, research, and development of all mobile products for the provider of mobile applications and technology for sports teams. Previously, she was Director of Mobile Product Management at W3i, where she held a number of software development positions. While there, she ideated and developed the first social application in the Windows 8 marketplace, FlipToast, which provides an always-on connection to digital social life without a browser.
Shivani holds a Master of Sciences degree in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Manipal Institute of Technology in India.
Chris is a marketing leader and creative director with broad digital expertise. He is recognized nationally for executing marketing campaigns that are highly creative and technologically advanced. Chris has managed global teams using state-of-the-art technologies and is considered an outstanding leader and mentor, utilizing a collaborative management style with excellent cross-functional leadership skills.
Before co-founding digital interactive agency Azul 7, Chris was Associate Creative Director at Space 150
Chris was Interactive Creative Director, overseeing all interactive design work, including Web sites and multimedia at Periscope and previously was with Foley Sackett, where he was Director of