Allen Nance


President and CEO (Founder)

I am a son, brother, husband, dad, entrepreneur, boxer, golfer, author, mentor and technology fanatic. From my rented house in 2000 I founded a company that a decade later would become WhatCounts. Through a series of innovative growth strategies that included seven acquisitions the…

Eric Martindale


President & CEO

Eric Martindale is a relentless maker and serial entrepreneur, having founded his first successful company at 18 and continuing to lead early stage companies through the open source ecosystem throughout his career. His passion lies in world-changing ideas and seeing them through to fruition,…

Jen Gordon

Convert Themes, LLC


Jen Gordon is the founder of Convert Themes. She’s also a landing page designer, conversion rate optimizer, writer and UI/UX designer. Her company helps marketers and business owners increase conversion rates with conversion centered landing page designs and A/B testing. Previously, Jen was at…

Jennifer Bonnett

Startup Chicks

Chief Chick

Jennifer is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in Information Technology and Software Development specializing in web and mobile technologies. Jennifer has held numerous CTO positions in technology startups. Most notably, Jennifer was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of…

Lisa Calhoun



Lisa founded Write2Market in 2006 to help companies tell their stories. The Atlanta public relations firm is recognized as among the Top 10 Agencies in the United States for StartUps and among the 100 Strongest Agencies in the United States. She is frequently published…

Melissa Lockley

Tech Talent South

Director of Community Operations

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Elon University and had every intention of being a news reporter post-graduation. (If you meet her, ask her to use her “anchor” voice…) Learning to program seemed like the next skill to add to her arsenal,…

Rhonda Lowry


Vice President, Insights & Analytics

Rhonda Lowry is an intrapreneur and business innovator focused on markets arising from the collision of emerging technologies and human behavior. Her passion is the strategic translation of emerging technologies e.g. the social web, mobile, virtual worlds, and games, into new businesses, persuasive products…

Tino Mantella

Technology Association of GA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Tino Mantella joined TAG in September 2004 as the organization’s new President. Mantella, prior to joining TAG, had amassed over 20 years of related experience leading two of the nations more prestigious volunteer-driven organizations – National Arthritis Foundation and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. As…

Tom Klein

Digital Scientists


Tom Klein has led digital strategy (mobile / eCommerce / new service development) engagements for new and established brands – including Tory Burch, Office Depot, London Fog, Lamar Advertising, Heineken, Chanel, Merrill Lynch, Medtronic, Yahoo!, Intuit, Coca-Cola, Marriott, James River, ConAgra, and Novartis. He…