Paul Avery
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
Website www.bsk.com/
Phone 716-416-7012
Nicholas Corcoran
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.

 

Website richs.com
Phone 716-878-8919
Jeanne Hellert
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
Website www.infotechwny.org
Phone 716-218-9671
Kimberly Herrington
Data Journalist and Creator - #BuffaloBusinessIntelligence

Kimberly Herrington, Data Journalist and Creator of #BuffaloBusinessIntelligence.

Data storyteller and community builder dedicated to the transformational promise of data literacy

Kim Herrington is a Data Journalist for a large healthcare insurance company and is the Creator of the Buffalo Business Intelligence group. Her passions include increasing analytic community communication, increasing regional data literacy, and growing data visualization user adoption. In 2017 she created #BuffaloBusinessIntelligence, a free word-of-mouth networking group designed for boots-on-the-ground professionals of all skill levels and backgrounds. Kim Herrington believes that anyone can have a career in data analytics if they have passion, limitless curiosity, and are not afraid to fail.

Local advisory boards and committees leverage Kim’s ability to pinpoint the problems they are seeking to solve using analytics. She volunteers her time to enhance local emerging leader development, data & technology, and public health initiatives.

Recent honors and awards include recognitions for “2020 Data Literacy Advocate of The Year”, “Top 20 Data Influencers of 2020: Big Data, Data Science, & Analytics”, and “60+ Data Changemakers to Know”. To see the full list of boards and awards, please visit her LinkedIn profile below. Kimberly holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from D’Youville College and a Bachelors in Biology from SUNY Oswego. Kim is married and has one daught

 

Darrick Kristich
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.

Website https://www.sedarasecurity.com
Phone 844.4.SEDARA ext.700
Brian Lehman
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
Website https://emergencetek.com/
Phone 716-228-8771
Sam Marrazzo
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. 

Website bnmc.org
Phone 716-400-1895
Armand Morrison, MBA, SHIMSS
SENIOR CLIENT PARTNER - CTG

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 currently 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. In this role, Armand is co-chair if the IT Leadership committee and WNY chapter liaison and has coordinated multiple educational and networking events that bring together like minded individuals across the healthcare IT continuum with a focus on leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes, and reduce the cost of delivering care.

On the professional side, Armand is a Senior Client Partner with CTG, a Buffalo-based provider of information, technology, and business solutions that address critical challenges for clients in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and other industries. CTG's portfolio of solutions include application and IT operations support, enterprise identity management, analytics and BI solutions, COVID support, and digital transformation services. 

Karl Newell
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
Website https://www.lenderlogix.com
Joe Peacock
VP of Engineering - ACV Auctions

Joe Peacock is the VP of Engineering at ACV Auctions, Buffalo's first unicorn startup with a private valuation of $1.5b. At ACV he has grown the technology team to over 75 engineers by pulling top-tier software engineers from across the nation. Prior to ACV Auctions, he was a Technical Program Manager at Facebook in Menlo Park where he focused on BLOB storage infrastructure and capacity planning for many of Facebook's products. Joe has always had a passion for hacking and working in startups. His first startup, Gradfly, was in the early cohort of companies that was accepted into z80 Labs. In addition, he has been part of organizing, growing, and sponsoring UB Hacking since 2013 that now has over 800 student attendees. Joe graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University at Buffalo. 

Address 640 Ellicott St #321, Buffalo, NY 14203
Website https://www.acvauctions.com/
Jennifer Rittling
INNOVATION ENGAGEMENT MANAGER - Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Jennifer is responsible for building relationships with universities, community, and local corporations to help create an innovation district in Buffalo.  She is  focused on empowering corporate innovation and helping  organizations develop creative solutions to challenging business problems.

Jennifer worked for 10 years in mortgage banking in Atlanta, GA before transitioning into talent acquisition and technical staffing program management where she spent 5 years managing national accounts.  Prior to joining the BNMC, she was an Account Executive, selling IT services and software development solutions.  In this role, she helped bring the Topcoder Open to Buffalo in 2017. 

Jennifer is a Virginia native and graduate of Mary Baldwin College.  She moved to Buffalo with her husband and two sons in 2009 after spending 12 years in Atlanta, GA. 

Website
Phone 716-848-9839
Belinda Roskwitalski
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
Craig Savage
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.

Website http://www.mtb.com
Phone 716-279-4405
Maggie Shea, CPA
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!

 

Website http://staffbuffalo.com/
Phone 716-281-0164
Liz Sujka
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER - 888VOIP

Liz has worked in the Buffalo technical community for over 25 years. Her ability to solve complex challenges and consistently innovate has positioned her as a leader and problem solver.  Holding several roles ranging from Help Desk through Director of Marketing, she now is the Chief Marketing Officer for 888VOIP, a Buffalo based nationwide distributor of VOIP hardware and software solutions. Liz's technical background has uniquely positioned her for success in this role.  She consistently brings her understanding of technology and its application to solve complex challenges within organizations creating a continuous model for growth. Liz is a graduate of Canisius College.

Website
Phone