The Perfect Combination of Experience & Technology
The Cloud Conventions team has decades of combined experience in audio and web conferencing, starting and growing technology companies and developing SaaS technology to manage and deliver virtual events.
Carolyn Bradfield is a seasoned CEO with 5 successful start-up ventures, 4 of those self-financed, achieving profitable exits and strong returns for investors. A pioneer in the conferencing industry, Bradfield founded several of the industry's largest and most successful conferencing technology providers. Since 1991, she has been a driving force behind the adoption of innovation in the conferencing industry leading with the creation of a fully automated conferencing experience for customers. Bradfield has spent three decades offering communications solutions to businesses to improve productivity, drive revenue and reduce cost.
Chairman of Convey Holdings
Bruce Ahern is an experienced marketing professional, focusing on high-level communication strategy, sales implementation and positioning for acquisition. Ahern's experience includes the management of investor relations, M&A and corporate information programs designed to strengthen a company's perceived value and market reach. Ahern is a respected author and publisher. He built a family of technical publications and is a frequently quoted speaker, commentator and industry analyst.
Chief Financial Officer
Christina Wafford, delivers over 18 years of business, finance and accounting experience to Convey. She has a track record of directing the financial operations of an organization resulting in 3 M&A events and successful capital raises. Wafford has held senior management positions at high profile and start-up companies, including Neodata/EDS, netLibrary, Concepts Direct, Raindance Communications and Accruit. Wafford's experience includes international and domestic, public and private company acquisitions and merger and integration planning. She has built and developed all aspects of finance and accounting functions including systems, policies and procedures, budgeting, business plan development and facilities management.
VP of Business Development
Danny Gaston develops and expands the marketplace for virtual and hybrid events by creating partnership programs for event managers, association management companies, trade show operators, technology companies and channel resellers. Danny strategically understands how to address an emerging market, and deliver the tactics needed to generate customers and revenue. He has been integral in every aspect of the development of Cloud Conventions Including product direction and developing processes for event design and management.mGaston graduated from Kennesaw State University summa cum laude with a degree in Applied Science, Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Director of Marketing
Brent Palmer managed marketing for Copper Services, an audio and web conferencing company sold to PGi in 2013. He currently directs marketing activities for Convey Services and its three subsidiaries, Convey Channel, Cloud Conventions, and InterAct LifeLine including corporate branding, portal design and development, market outreach, social media strategy and overall marketing programs. In addition, he consults with customers of Convey Channel and Cloud Conventions to help them in their design strategy for their partner or event portals.
Director of Product
Mike Guardalabene directs of product strategy for the Cloud Conventions event portal and related services. In his role, Mike develops the product roadmap and translates the business needs of the customer to design the features and capabilities for the platform He manages the software development team and ensures that agile 3-tiered software development and release process is strictly followed. Mike is completing his master's degree from Georgia Tech to receive a Masters in Science in Analytics with certifications as a Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner.
Director, Customer Experiences
Ross Bradfield managed the customer experience for Copper Services, an audio and web conferencing company sold to PGi in 2013. He was part of the Convey start-up team, the parent company of Cloud Conventions and helped develop Convey Channel, the content and marketing network for the telecommunications and cloud industry. Currently he directs the training, designing online and embedded training assets for event hosts and virtual booth exhibitors. He has been integral in the customer experience of the product design and works directly with accounts that are hosting complex or large events.
Curt Allen has spent the last 20 years, working in sales and sales leadership exclusively in the Telecommunications and IT Services space. In his roles as SVP of Global Channel Chief for Vonage, Chief Revenue Officer of Channel at Windstream Enterprise, President of Channel at Sandler Partners and President of X4 Solutions he has worked with business leaders and company owners large and small to deliver connectivity and cloud solutions across the United States. Curt is a partner in EagleTEQ Advisors, a consultancy firm focused on developing channel programs in the telecommunications and cloud industries.
Ed Larson was the founder and CEO of The Conference Depot (TCD), founded in 2001 and acquired by Copper Services (now Convey) in 2008. TCD grew rapidly as his innovative business tactics capitalized on the under-served market of small to medium-sized business. Larson was on the forefront of email marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and has fine-tuned a variety of innovative marketing strategies. He co-founded Micro Alliance, a manufacturer of industrial computer platforms, sold to SBS Technologies now part of General Electric. Currently Larson is the CEO and Founder of Call2Test a technology company offering an easy, cost effective method for automating the randomization of patient's tests to comply with regulatory and court-ordered testing requirements.
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