InfoTechWNY Secretary | business attorney - Bond, Schoeneck & King
Paul is a Member and business attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, one of the largest full-service law firms in Upstate New York. He assists businesses and not-for-profits in a broad range of business and transactional matters, including contract drafting and review, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counseling. He regularly works with clients in the manufacturing, retail, software, information technology, higher education and health care sectors.
|Address||Avant Building, Buffalo, NY 14202-2107|
InfoTechWNY Board Chair | Director of Applications - Rich Products Corporation
Nick Corcoran is the Director of Applications for Rich Products responsible for application delivery and maintenance for the US and Canada region. With over 15 years of technology and leadership experience, Nick continues to be an active member in the Buffalo IT community. He has also acted as an InfoTech WNY BETA award judge for the 2017 & 2018 awards.
InfoTechWNY Board Administrator - JEH Consulting
In 2012, Jeanne Hellert joined the InfoTech WNY team as administrator. Jeanne is the owner of JEH Consulting, an association management company. Aside from InfoTech WNY, Jeanne also manages the Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association, the Buffalo Niagara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and Big I WNY, the Independent Insurance Agents Association of WNY.
|Address||P.O. Box 1422, Buffalo, NY 14127|
Founder/CEO - Sedara Security
Sedara offers customized information security management solutions. With superior protection and innovative technology, we can ensure that your company will be protected. We will work within your budget to maximize existing security or help you build security from the ground up to provide you peace of mind.
Co-founder, President & CEO - EmergenceTek Group
A thoughtful IT leader with over 20 years of management and IT industry experience.
As ETG’s President and CEO, Brian provides strategic leadership in building an AWS client-services organization. He focuses on ensuring sustainable growth and driving long-term profitability while ensuring employee satisfaction and success. Brian is currently challenging his team to expand its AWS and cloud services footprint. ETG's goal is to provide companies with effective, streamlined approaches to migrating and supporting AWS workloads and cloud-native development.
|Address||403 Main St. Suite 325, Buffalo, NY 14203|
InfoTechWNY Board Past Chair | Chief Innovation Officer - Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Sam Marrazzo is the Chief Innovation Officer for the BNMC, responsible for driving innovation to the Buffalo Medical Campus. By embracing the entrepreneurial mindset of discovery leads the strategic innovation agenda, including an approach to use of emerging technologies and entrepreneurship
A driver for technology as a solution provider, offering dynamic leadership ability to re-envision business solutions and revolutionize technology deployment that achieves impactful change across the campus. Marrazzo has a strategic role to help shape the BMNC’s future direction technology direction Marrazzo serves on the InfoTech Board and is involved in STEM-related activities & initiatives within the community.
AVP-Healthcare & Life Sciences - Persistent Systems
Armand Morrison has been involved in healthcare IT for over 20 years working with c-suite executives across the continuum of care to help leverage new technologies toward improving patient care and reducing cost. Armand is a Vice President of Healthcare and Life Sciences with Persistent Systems, a global provider of Digital Engineering and Enterprise Modernization solutions and services.
In addition to serving on the board of InfoTech WNY, Armand is also on the executive board for the NYS chapter of Health Information Management Systems Society "HIMSS" , which is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology.
Co-Founder and CIO - LenderLogix
Karl is the Co-Founder and CIO of LenderLogix, a local mortgage technology company. He has over 10 years of experience in various software development and leadership roles. At LenderLogix he focuses his energies on the full technology stack from the infrastructure that powers their products to building those products as well. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.
|Address||77 Goodell Street, Suite 207, Buffalo, NY 14203|
President - Peacock Consulting
Joe Peacock is a strategic technology leader with a decade of experience scaling software organizations and building social, marketplace, and B2B software products.
Prior to Peacock Consulting, Joe was the VP of Engineering at ACV Auctions ($ACVA) which he scaled from Series B through IPO on NASDAQ in March of 2021. During his time he led the software engineering organization in Buffalo, NY and expanded it to hundreds of teammates globally including a large office in Toronto, ON.
Before ACV, Joe was a Technical Program Manager at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. There he had a concentration in capacity and performance planning for exabyte-scale BLOB storage services and network backbones. Again, he managed a global technology team that had locations in Singapore, Ireland, and Sweden.
Lastly Joe was a Buffalo Business First, 30 under 30 winner from 2020, is an Angel Investor, and has co-founded two startups. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and he graduated as a WNY Prosperity Fellow.
|Address||1 Seneca St. Suite 29-M10, Buffalo, NY 14203|
Director, Quality Assurance and Testing - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Belinda is director, quality assurance and testing for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. With over 25 years’ experience in the technology field, her most notable accomplishments at the region’s leading health plan include enhanced alignment between the quality assurance team and the business areas the team supports, the implementation of functional maturity and other enhancements, and the creation of an automation team from the ground up, which is now a well-established resource for the company.
Under her direction, the company’s quality assurance team is operating at maximum efficiency, increasing overall speed to market and quality in delivering technology solutions that benefit more than 800,000 members throughout Western New York.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Medaille College. She serves on the board for Spectrum Health and Human Services, which partners with adults, children and families as they recover from behavioral, emotional, mental health and/or substance related disorders. Belinda is also a founding member of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s affinity group, Women’s Leadership Circle.
|Address||257 W Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14202|
Vice President | Senior Technical Recruiter - M&T Bank
Craig works in partnership with M&T Bank’s Technology Department as a consultative talent acquisition and business relationship professional. Tech-savvy, with a passion for securing top talent, solving problems, and exceeding expectations. With 10 years of experience as an Infotech member, Craig is excited to join the board in 2019. As a Buffalonian, he has a passion to act as an advocate and activist in the elevation and evolution of Buffalo’s technology community.
InfotechWNY Board Treasurer and Partner - StaffBuffalo LLC
Maggie Shea, CPA is the Managing Partner of StaffBuffalo. Maggie handles all Accounting, Operations, and Technology implementations, customizations, and trainings and she enjoys streamlining functions to make it easier for her staff members to give the best service to their clients. Maggie serves in Accounting, Communications, and Technology capacities on various Boards within WNY and is an integral part of the community. As the Treasurer of InfoTech WNY, Maggie is excited to blend her love for Technology and Accounting!
VP MARKETING - SEDARA - Sedara
Liz is the VP of Marketing for Sedara - a local Cybersecurity Firm in WNY. She has held several positions in Marketing and IT prior to her moving into this role. Her enthusiasm for learning new technology brought her into the relm of digital marketing and she sits on the board as the Marketing Chair for the organization.