Board of Directors
With over 30 years of progressive leadership experience, Cecil joined TechLauderdale in 2019 as the CEO. Cecil has led a variety of organizations during his distinguished career. During his career, he served as the Campus President for Keiser University, College of Advanced Technology, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and Regional Director of Government Relations for the International Council. of Shopping Centers.
Louis Balbirer is a principal in Kaufman Rossin's tax services practice and the leader of the firm's technology industry advisory group. Recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a Key Partner in 2011, Louis has over 20 years of experience providing various tax and accounting services to his clients. He is a frequent speaker and author and has published articles in The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Bloomberg BNA and others.
IT News & Events
Publisher & Editor
John is a senior software engineer specialized in Software Defined Storage, a long-time publisher of technical email newsletters, and has 35+ years of experience in the tech industry, including 15 years as a Systems Engineer with Sun Microsystems. As a tech community organizer, he has hosted the weekly vBeers meetups since 2011. He ran the South Florida Linux User group for 4+ years. John was a founding ITPalooza organizer in 2012 and remains as a key organizer.
Regional Channel Manager
At Ipfone John utilizes his extensive Telecom experience in creating VoIP solutions for small to large clients. He works closely with the Agent channel and helps his Agents drive revenue and create satisfied customers. Over the years in both a Sales role and a Management role, John has demonstrated a constant record of success.
Community Account Manager
Glen is a long-term South Florida resident who has worked in the Technology industry for nearly 40 years in a variety of Sales and Partner/Channel roles and is currently a Community Account Manager for a South Florida-based IT Services Provider, LAN Infotech. He has been a member of TechLauderdale and the South Florida Technology (SFTA) as well as its predecessor, the South Florida Telecom Forum (SFTF) for about 20 years. For the past 5 years, he has been a Board Member of TechLauderdale.
Immediate Past Chair
Alex is CEO of SherlockTalent, connecting top tech talent with quality companies. We help companies that are frustrated by the difficulty in hiring top tech, marketing, and creative professionals. South Florida tech community leader since the '90s; president of TechLauderdale, the non-profit organization serving to develop our tech talent pool and tech industry through support of significant educational and networking events including ITPalooza, CodeCamp, SUP-X, and TechTalentFest.
Senior Business Consultant
Tammy Kennedy is a Senior Business Consultant at CoAdvantage, the largest privately held HR Outsourcing Company in the US. Tammy bases her strategy on a consultative approach and breaks from the transactional model to create true customer-focused offerings. Throughout her career, she has had extensive experience working with professional firms, technology, medical, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and non-profit organizations to provide best-in-class solutions.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & CPAs
Richard A. Berkowitz, JD, CPA, is the founding chairman of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs, one of South Florida’s largest advisory and accounting firms. He works with CEOs on strategy, problem-solving, succession planning, corporate culture, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, areas he also leads for the firm. In addition, Berkowitz is a founder and chairman of Provenance Wealth Advisors, one of the largest national CPA-affiliated financial planning firms.
Ameriprise Financial Services
Senior Vice President
Kelly Boyle is the Senior Vice President of Boyle, Torres, and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Kelly assists clients to prepare for the expected and unexpected things in life. Because of her interest in technology, Kelly has serves on the South Florida Technology Alliance / TechLauderdale Board to share her passion.
Christopher Leonard is CEO of Velocity Solutions, which provides revenue-driving software solutions to community banks and credit unions which service the accounts of over 30 million consumers and business owners. Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University. Christopher serves on the Board of Directors of Broward Workshop and as a chair of its Technology Committee.
VP of IT & CIO
Tony Casciotta is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Broward College. He brings 35 plus years of technology experience while providing transformative leadership for all aspects of the technology environment including project management, cloud-based applications, systems, networking, databases, web management, classroom technology, managed services, vendor partnerships, and cybersecurity.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Sr. Vice President - Business Devlopment
David joined the GFL Alliance as VP–Bus. Dev. in June 2010. David and his team are responsible for attracting and assisting prospective national and international companies from around the world. David is the Facilitator of the South Florida TechGateway, a regional collaborative effort of economic development organizations, technology businesses, universities, and technology industry partners.
Sanjay Deo combines over 25 years of Cyber Security and Compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of rising Cybersecurity and privacy incidents due to increased Regulations and Legal Action. Company clients include healthcare, financial services, media & entertainment, travel and cruise, and industrial companies.
Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Ferrero serves as Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University, having previously served as Chancellor/CEO from January 1, 2010 - July 1, 2011. Prior thereto, he served as President and CEO since January 1, 1998, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1988, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1995, and as Vice-Chairman from 1995 to 1997. He has also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee from 1995 to 1997.
VP & Technical Fellow
Chris Fleck is Vice President and Technical Fellow at Citrix Systems. In this role he is responsible for Emerging Technology, IP, and driving innovation. Previously, Mr. Fleck was CEO and a founder of 14 South Networks, an IBM Spin-off and pioneer in the application of Blade Technology for the IT industry. He was a NYS Licensed Professional Engineer and has six patents issued, he graduated from NYU Poly and has an MBA from Union College
President & CEO
Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry as a Technology Business Analyst. Michael distills complicated IT issues, into real-life, relatable examples and solutions. His engaging delivery style makes him a regular speaker at numerous local business and technology associations. LAN Infotech is a professional information technology consulting and cybersecurity firm.
Senior Channel Manager
Allie Hernandez is a Senior Channel Manager covering Florida and the Caribbean. She has been actively involved with TechLauderdale/ SFTA since 2014 and is highly involved in the technology eco-system in South Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching & playing sports and also sells clean crafted wine as a hobby. She also keeps her real estate license active to help family and friends with finding their forever home.
Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3)
Sales Operations Specialist
Kristen is an experienced Account/Client Success Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the technology industry. Skilled in Salesforce Administration, Data Center services, Account Management, and Direct Sales. Strong administrative professional. C3 is an award winning provider of technology and communications services to small, medium and enterprise businesses globally.
Andrew Koenig graduated with degrees in Finance and Accounting from Elon University in 2005 and received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University – Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Andrew has spent years learning “Lean Thinking” from Toyota Experts and applying that training in his own business successfully at CITY Furniture which is now referred to as “CFOS (aka. CITY Furniture Operating System)”.
Founder & CEO
Robert Morcos is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Social Mobile®, a vertically integrated OEM and consultancy specializing in designing customizable GMS Android-powered smart solutions for enterprise. Robert has been active in the technology industry since he was fifteen years old and built Social Mobile with no external capital investment. Robert is active on several Boards of Directors, is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Miami Chapter, and in 2020 was named as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Computer Ways, Inc.
CEO / President
Dave Noderer is the CEO / President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc., a software development company focused on Microsoft Technologies including .NET, Azure, Dynamics 365, IOT, and SQL Server, COO of Nedd Tech Inc., focused on Augmented Reality, a Microsoft MVP alumni and developer community activist. Mr. Noderer is an Electrical Engineer by training and has been doing software development since founding Computer Ways, Inc. in 1994.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jeff is a senior-level digital media, marketing, and business development executive with a rare mix of creative and business experience in mobile marketing and entertainment, traditional entertainment, electronic entertainment, licensing & merchandising, and technology. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at mobile, music, digital & social media events. An excellent writer with produced Film and Television credits, and author of "Everything I Know about Business and Marketing, I Learned from THE TOXIC AVENGER."
Senior VP and CIO
Jeff Sturman is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Memorial Healthcare System/South Broward Hospital District. Previously he was a Partner with Cumberland Consulting Group, a national healthcare IT consultancy, as well as Ernst & Young’s Healthcare Consulting practice. Mr. Sturman has over 25 years of healthcare experience, specifically in the planning, management and facilitation of digital transformation, organizational change, operational impacts, and overall governance.
Law Offices of James Stepan
Jim is an experienced attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation and transactional and complex commercial He has significant experience in trials and appeals in federal and state court, arbitrations, and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Jim also serves as General Counsel for TechLauderdale and the South Florida Technology Alliance.