12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Channel Development Manager
Tania Sheppard is a 20-year channel veteran, who began her career in two-tier distribution at MicroAge in Tempe, AZ. Moving into the network security arena, Tania continued her channel support role managing VARs for Symantec. After moving to northern CA from AZ, she transitioned into the adjoining channel world of MSPs, helping them achieve sales and marketing success and providing total data management to their clients. Tania is a Channel Development Manager in the Bay Area at Datto, thoroughly enjoying working and playing with partners, and contributing a small part in the continued success of the MSP channel.
Tania is married to entrepreneur, Sean Sheppard, with whom she has two children and three dogs. She enjoys golf, cooking, wine, hiking, and having fun with family and friends.
Jason comes to Datto from GeekSquad where he managed their services and sales teams. Beginning as a Tier 2 technician in Datto's industry renowned Tech Support Department, Jason had a desire to help partners better understand the technology and be an aid in the sales process. Jason now travels to roadshows and channel industry events as a technical resource for Datto partners and prospective partners.
Vice President, Operations
Chad in the IT field as a network technician in 1996 after spending time as a Sheriff’s Deputy. Progressed over the next 13 years into the role of IT Manager before joining Intrust IT in 2009 as an Account Manager. Since that time, have progressed from that role to Professional Services Manager, Business Development Manager, to the role he holds today as Vice-President of Operations.Intrust IT is a managed services provider in the Cincinnati area, servicing over 100 clients, 2700+ endpoints, and employing 25 full-time staff
Ted Roller has over 25 years of experience in the SMB channel, first as a solution provider with Oxford Systems Integration, recognized as a “Fast 50” company by the Dayton Business Journal, then as Channel Chief of Intronis, a cloud based BDR company, and most recently as VP of Channel Development with LogMeIn, Inc.
Content Director –Channel Futures Editor –MSP 501
Kris Blackmon is a technology and business journalist, Content Director at Channel Futures, and editor of the annual MSP 501 ranking list and survey. Based in Dallas, Texas, her areas of interest include startups; diversity initiatives; digital operations and marketing; digital transformation; and trends in the evolving IT channel. She can be reached at Kris.Blackmon@Informa.com.