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Rich Stuppy, Vice-President, Keynetics / firstname.lastname@example.org / (208) 489-3385
Vice-Chairman, Idaho Technology Council
IDAHO TECHNOLOGY COUNCILíS EXECUTIVE TEAM EMPOWERED BY NEW LEADERS
The Idaho Technology Council has been fortunate to attract outstanding people with rich global experience to provide guidance to our small staff and more than 150 member volunteers, and that roster of exceptional talent just got a little deeper. Four individuals have been elected to the Idaho Technology Council executive committee: Von Hansen (Hewlett-Packard); Melanie Rubocki (Perkins Coie), Matt Rissell (TSheets), and Mark Solon (Highway 12 Ventures).
Von Hansen is Vice President and General Manager of the Future Technologies organization in the LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions Group of HP. Von is responsible for driving future technology strategy and product development to create new business opportunities in Imaging & Printing. Von has held key executive positions within HP including Vice President & General Manager of the Value Enterprise Products, Vice President and General Manager of Business InkJet Products & Technology, Vice President Multi-function Products, and Director of Engineering for LaserJet Products. Von joined HP in1976 as an R&D engineer in the Boise Printer Division, and was the project manager of HPís first LaserJet printer introduced in 1984.
Melanie Rubocki is a partner in the Business Group of the law firm Perkins Coie LLP. She serves as the Vice Chair of the firmwide Emerging Company and Venture Law practice group which was recently ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. Melanie has extensive experience working with technology clients Ė one of her specialties. Rubocki served as Chairman of the Board for Idaho TechConnect between 2007 Ė 2011. She also held the position of Co-Chair for ITCís Development & Events Committee, playing an integral part in helping launch develop.idaho, an ITC Software Alliance industry event scheduled April 3 at Boise Centre.
Mark Solon co-founded Highway 12 Ventures in 2000 and has been in the venture capital industry since 1995 when he joined Atlantic Capital Group, a Boston-based private equity firm as a general partner.
Mark is beginning his second term as a member of ITCís executive committee. He is a director of multiple Highway 12 portfolio companies and the Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association. He is also a mentor at TechStars in Boulder, a highly successful mentorship-driven seed-stage investment program.
Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets.com and chairman of the ITC Software Alliance, brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and sales to the Idaho tech sector. TSheets.com, headquartered out of Meridian, ID, is a web based time and attendance system with over 30,000 customers world-wide. TSheets offers a beautiful simple website and includes features such as GPS enabled mobile time tracking from Android and iPhone devices. He previously served as Executive Vice President of CRI Advantage, one of the largest IT consulting firms in the Northwest. As the former owner of Cartridge World Boise, he built 3 locations and quickly became the largest conglomerate in the franchise. Prior to Cartridge World, he was the Major Accounts Manager for Verizon Wireless, and was awarded the top salesman in the U.S.
These four individuals will join other Idaho business leaders who have a record of outstanding accomplishment: Rich Raimondi, chairman of ITC, who is the President of Bishop Kelly High School and a retired vice-president of Hewlett-Packard (www.bk.org); Rich Stuppy, vice-president IT operations of Keynetics (www.keynetics.com); Peter Midgley, secretary, a partner in the intellectual property law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer (www.parsonsbehlelaw.com) Brady Panatopoulos, treasurer, lead tax partner of Deloitteís Boise office (www.deloitte.com); Jay Larsen, founder and CEO of the Idaho Technology Council (www.idahotechcouncil.org); Haven Baker, director of new market initiatives of J.R. Simplot Co. (www.simplot.com); Archie Clemins, founder of Caribou Technologies and the retired admiral and commander of the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy; John Grossenbacher, chief executive of the U.S. Department of Energyís Idaho National Laboratory (www.inl.gov); Doug Jones, chief executive officer of Growers for Biotechnology (www.growersforbiotechnology.com); Bob Lokken, founder of Boise-based WhiteCloud Analytics (www.whitecloudanalytics.com) and the founder of business intelligence software developer ProClarity, now a unit of Microsoft; Mike Reynoldson, director of government relations for Micron Technology (www.micron.com); and Doug Sayer, founder of Blackfoot-based Premier Technology (www.ptius.net). Richard Nelson, CEO of the Utah Technology Council (www.utahtech.org), and Scott Peyron, founder and CEO of Boise-based strategic communications firm Scott Peyron & Associates (www.peyron.com), are special advisors to the executive committee.
Inspired leadership sets a vision for an organizationís success. By joining the Idaho Technology Councilís Executive Committee, these four individuals will be able to leverage their past experience to contribute to the growth of Idahoís tech ecosystem.
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