Features Region: Southeast

Stephen Colavito – Lakeview Capital Partners

Though Stephen Colavito has worked in wealth management and investing for more than a quarter century, a conversation about his experiences rarely broaches his past. Instead, he’s thrilled about what the future holds, particularly investment opportunities in a post COVID-19 world and how tech innovations will better link investors and wealth advisors to those opportunities. […]

Greg Allarding – Mansfield Energy Corp.

Greg Allarding began his career in tech by flipping burgers. Well, actually, he’d advanced from the grills and fry vats at a McDonald’s to become an 18-year-old manager burdened by reams of paper detailing restaurant operations. It was the mid-‘80s and in those days, even if Matthew Broderick was hacking his way into U.S. Department […]

David McKee – Entertainment Benefits Group

David McKee knows people will be returning to theme parks, shows, concerts and sporting events in the post-COVID-19 world. But he could quote Tom Petty by adding, “the waiting is the hardest part.” As the chief technology officer for Entertainment Benefits Group, McKee guides the development and structure of the technology the company uses to […]

Brent Messer – City of Chattanooga

They’ve come a long way from storing property tax records in antiquated computers with green screens, unconnected to the internet. Brent Messer talks about those computers to show how Chattanooga, Tennessee, government worked—or didn’t work—with technology when he joined it in 2014. In the seven years since Messer became CIO, he and his team of […]

Joe Rodella – West Liberty University

Schools like Ohio State University and the University of Florida have tens of thousands of students enrolled, endowments in the billions and IT departments that make tech enthusiasts weak at the knees. But for a school with an enrollment of 2,500 students, like West Liberty University in West Virginia, a frugal approach is the only […]

Tennille Wallace – Rock Hill School District

Starting a new job isn’t easy. Navigating the new office, meeting the coworkers, even storing your lunch in the fridge without taking up too much space can be awkward. In 2020, COVID-19 meant many people started new jobs virtually, from interviewing to onboarding. While that made it easy to avoid an office kitchen faux pas, […]

Aaron Keating – Lipsey’s

While attending high school in his native Louisiana, Aaron Keating helped a handful of area companies build their e-commerce platforms. He enjoyed every aspect of the process, from designing and creating the websites to solving big-picture business problems. He was also ingrained with a passion for football—particularly by his late father, who would take his […]

Walt Joyce – Peoples Bank of North Carolina

Walt Joyce knows Peoples Bank doesn’t need to be like its larger competitors to benefit the region of North Carolina it serves. Because he’s led IT operations at larger banks, he knows what technology they have. And as chief technology officer for Peoples Bank, he says everything from virtual deposits to cybersecurity is helping the […]

Thomas “Tom” Jackson – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Life on the farm has always suited Tom Jackson, even as he’s made a career of ensuring students widen their horizons by building networks and technology in higher education. Now the vice chancellor of information technology and CIO at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Jackson and the school are riding a wave of […]

Ramesh Lakshminarayan – Cloudmed

Spend 30 years working in professional baseball and you’ll see how the sport, its athletes and team executives have evolved through training methods, nutrition and the use of technology and advanced analytics. In fact, in the minds of many, information technology and availability of data has transformed the game.   A longtime fan of the game, Ramesh Lakshminarayan has seen how information has changed baseball, and he’s seen […]

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