INDIANAPOLIS (Embargoed until 11 a.m., July 24, 2018) — TechPoint, the growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced theTech 25 Class of 2018.
Now in its fourth year, theTech 25 Awardshonor a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow our community’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who — not being the CEO or other top executives — don’t get celebrated publicly as often.
A panel of independent judges, including past winners, selected this year’s class from three main role categories: tech product/R&D, tech sales & marketing, and tech professional services. Winners were chosen from a very competitive class of nominees based on criteria including professional contributions, energy and attitude, and community commitment.
In addition to being star performers at their companies, winners are committed team players who build others up through mentoring, volunteering and positive example and are committed to contributing to the broader community.
Different than many awards, individuals cannot apply or nominate themselves. Tech 25 candidates must be nominated by the executives at their companies, and a company can only put forth one nominee, making for a remarkable and competitive class of candidates.
A total of 62 Indiana technology and tech-enabled companies nominated a team member this year. The Tech 25 Class of 2018 will be showcased and celebrated during a special luncheon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 16, 2018. This unique event will be held in conjunction with the second annualIndy Women in Tech LPGA Championship.
“The Tech 25 Awards is a beacon, lifting up these exceptional professionals as examples of the ‘best of the best’ who rarely receive acknowledgement despite their significant contributions both in the workplace and in the community,” said Mike Langellier, president and CEO, TechPoint.
The Tech 25 Class of 2018 is as follows:
Tech Product/R&D (11)
Lori Boyer, Software Application Developer, Barnes & Thornburg
Brian Brinegar, Director of Engineering, Salesforce
Shawn Hall, Director, Next Generation Data Center Engineering, Kinney Group
Kevin Marshall, UX Architect, PERQ
Thomas Marshall, Game Development Project Manager, BitLoft
Alexander Meadows, Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services
Jon Nolen, Developer, DeveloperTown
Jason Ortiz, Sr. Integration Engineer, Pondurance
Melanie Sandlin, Executive Director - Components and Corporate Functions IT, Cummins
Joan Schrenkel, Director of Data Management, MOBI
Le'gretta Smith, Technical Director, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Tech Sales & Marketing (8)
Aaron Berkey, Senior Director of Sales, Torchlite
Corey Bischoff, Vice President, Global Sales Operations, Genesys
Nicole MacLean, Partner and Experience Strategies Manager, Emplify
Clare Maher, IoT Market Development Manager, ClearObject
Thom McCorkle, Customer Success Director, Zylo
Egan Montgomery, Director of Marketing, DemandJump
Lee Morgan, Sr. Customer Solutions Engineer, Mimir
Kelly Wilson, Director of Marketing & PR, SEP
Tech Professional Services (6)
Justin Bates, Director of Finance & Accounting, SmarterHQ
Ryan Culver, Director of Logistics, Fulfillment and Partner Success, SupplyKick
Full biographies and photos of the Tech 25 Class of 2018 are available onTechPoint.org. For additional logos and information, contact Sara Croft firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make the event invite-only event possible, sponsorships are available. Contact Lauren Petersen, senior director of relationship management for TechPoint, email@example.com, or call her at 260-273-1855 for more information.
About TechPoint TechPoint is the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on attracting talent, accelerating scale-up companies, activating the community, and amplifying stories of success. For more, visitwww.techpoint.org.