Reynolds Bish – Vice President, Lexmark International, Inc. and President, Lexmark Enterprise Software
Board Chairman – Orange County Technology Alliance
Reynolds was appointed a Vice President of Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK), a leading provider of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services, and President of Lexmark Enterprise Software in May 2015. Prior to Lexmark, Reynolds was CEO and a Director of Kofax Limited (NASDAQ and LSE: KFX), a leading provider of smart process applications software and services for the business critical First Mile™ of customer interactions, from November 2007 until its acquisition by Lexmark in May 2015 for in excess of $1 billion. Reynolds has been active in enterprise software markets for more than 20 years. In 1989, he co-founded Captiva Software Corporation, which became a leading provider of input management solutions and a NASDAQ listed company (CPTV). He served as Captiva’s President and CEO until its acquisition by EMC Corporation in December 2005. He then served as Vice President of EMC’s Enterprise Software Group until June 2006 when he resigned to take a sabbatical. Prior to Captiva, Reynolds was President and CEO of Unibase Systems, Inc., the first company to provide data entry systems on industry standard, open platforms. He has served on the Board of Directors of many industry organizations, including AeA, AIIM and TAWPI and in 2003 was named Ernst & Young’s Software Entrepreneur of the Year for the San Diego area. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Joey Benadretti – Co-Founder & President, Syspro USA
Director & Chairman of CEO Roundtable Committee – Orange County Technology Alliance
Joey Benadretti, a co-founder of SYSPRO USA in 1987, serves as President and Joint Managing Director for the company where he has concentrated on building an in-depth organization to meet the growing needs of both the company’s expanding reseller channel and its user base of mid-market manufacturing and distribution clients. He has also been a driving factor in gaining significant international industry recognition for SYSPRO, including three “Company of the Year” awards as well as a long list of other top industry honors and accolades. In 2010, Benadretti was named a Top Channel Chief by CRN Network.
A board member of the British American Business Council, Benadretti is the recipient of numerous awards that have recognized his leadership in business and the software industry. He also remains very active in many areas of education, community and technology.
Feyzi Fatehi – CEO, Corent Technology
Director, Orange County Technology Alliance
Feyzi Fatehi is the CEO of Corent Technology-the recipient of the 2012 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award. Feyzi has twenty five years of experience in building high-performance organizations at HP and multiple software companies in Silicon Valley and in Southern California, ranging from $100M to $1B in valuation.
He has been an invited speaker at the Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford, Pepperdine, Cal Tech and UCLA, as well as a keynote speaker around the globe at key industry events. Feyzi serves on the board of the Technology Council of Southern California, as well as on the board of the Software and Information Industry Association. He also serves as a member of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable, and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering Leadership Council.
Wayne R Pinnell – Managing Partner, Haskell & White LLP
Corporate Treasurer & Board of Directors
Wayne R. Pinnell assumed the role of managing partner at Haskell & White LLP in 2004, following eight years as a partner in the Firm’s Audit and Business Advisory Services Group. As managing partner, Wayne oversees the overall strategic direction and operations of the Firm, while continuing to serve clients in his role as an audit partner. Before joining Haskell & White in 1995, Wayne spent more than 10 years at BDO Seidman, LLP, rising to the level of partner prior to his departure. He has experience in a wide variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail, real estate, and specialized services.
Peter M. Craig –CEO & Director, OC Tech Alliance
CEO & Director– Orange County Technology Alliance
Peter is currently Chairman of Valicore Technologies, Inc., and was previously Vice Chairman of Rainbow Technologies, Inc., a $400 Million NASDAQ company. Peter has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several technology, education, and financial services companies and has been recognized by the Forum for Corporate Directors with the Director of the Year award for his work with emerging technology companies. He has also served in various national leadership capacities on the Board of Directors of the preeminent technology trade association,TechAmerica, and its predecessor, the American Electronics Association (AeA). He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the South Coast Medical Center Foundation in Laguna Beach,CA.
Oli Thordarson – CEO, Alvaka Networks
Director, Orange County Technology Alliance
Oli Thordarson is CEO of Alvaka Networks, a provider of network security and network management services noted for its many industry awards, including the 2008 Platinum Award for Best Practices In Managed Services at the N-fluence Managed Service Conference
Oli has 25 years experience running his own companies in the Information Technology industry and is proud of the success of his entirely self-funded companies. Oli was the founding chairman of Intel backed Global MSP Network in 2001, an international consortium of companies providing network management services. In addition to OC Tech Alliance, Oli currently serves on the board of CompTIA, the Global IT trade association promoting industry standards, growing professional expertise, and providing IT skills education.
When not running Alvaka Networks, Oli serves on the editorial advisory council for computer industry publications, writes blogs and chairs the Technology Leadership Political Action committee (TL PAC). TL PAC serves to educate legislators, shape IT friendly laws and advance the interests of technology companies. Oli formerly served on the national board of the American Electronics Association (AeA), and currently sits on the board of the Discovery Science Center.
Marc J. Schneider- Shareholder, Stradling
Marc Schneider’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. He has substantial securities litigation experience, including shareholder class actions, derivative suits, merger and acquisition litigation, government investigations, and internal investigations.
Marc received the Marcus J. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award in 2015, awarded for more than twenty-five years to attorneys for their leadership in and contributions to the Orange County legal and philanthropic communities. He was chosen as one of the Top 20 Lawyers under 40 in California by the Daily Journal in 2009. Marc was named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2015 and one of the top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County in 2016, one of only a handful of litigators to receive that distinction. He also has been recognized with the Daniel Ginsberg Leadership Award, a national award given by the ADL to leaders in the fight against discrimination and hate.
Executive Steering Committee
- Reynolds Bish, Vice President Lexmark International, Inc. & President Lexmark Enterprise Software; OC Tech Alliance, Chairman – Lexmark.com
- Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance; CEO & Director
- Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner, Haskell & White, Treasurer, Member of the Board & High-Tech Innovation Awards Sponsor – HWCPA.com
- John Armstrong, VP HR/IT/Facilities, Astronics Test Systems, Co-Chairman HR Roundtable – Astronics.com
- Bruce May, Stuart Kane LLP, Co-Chairman HR Roundtable – StuartKane.com
- Marc Schneider, Shareholder & General Counsel & Member of the Board, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C, Chairman Legal Roundtable – Stradling.com
- Frank Singer, Director, Qualtec, Chairman Government Affairs Committee
- Dan Chmielewski, Principal, Madison Alexander Public Relations, Inc., Chair Communications – MadionAlexanderPR.com
- Mitch Wexler Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Co-Chair Global Business Practices Roundtable Committee – Fragomen.com
- Di Landau, CEO, Global Resources, Co-Chair Global Business Practices Roundtable Committee – Global Resources.com
- Roseann Wright, Partner, JDarcy Group, High-Tech Innovation Awards Chair – JDarcy
- Kim Bui, Vice President Strategic and Corporate Development, Compac Sorting Equipment, Product/Technology Judge Chair – Compac
- Jeff Manley, Partner, Cresa, High-Tech Innovation Awards Sponsor – Cresa.com
- Laura Kearney, Vice President, Woodruff Sawyer & Co., High-Tech Innovation Awards Sponsor – WSandco.com
- Candy Hoskins ,Marketing Manager, UPS, High-Tech Innovation Awards Sponsor – UPS.com
- Vickie McGee, Founder & CEO, Transitional Marketing, Chair Sales & Marketing Roundtable – Transitional Marketing.com