Pete Jarvis has 20 years of experience shaping strategy in world-class organizations such as 3Com, Nortel Networks, Microsoft and Intellectual Ventures. Pete is a recognized leader in starting and scaling organizations, bringing new products to market and developing customer focused solutions. At Intellectual Ventures Pete drove the development of the nascent Communications portfolio, started and managed the Networking and Growth Business Units and drove the development of the Build, Buy and Partner strategy of innovation partnerships with key customers. Peter was member of the executive leadership team and OCTO (Office of the CTO) technology team. During this time the company grew from 75 to 800 employees.
Prior to working at IV, Pete was at Microsoft where he drove the development of relationships with real time communications partners such as Research in Motion, Morgan Stanley and Reuters. Pete was the Microsoft Technical representative to the UPnP Forum and contributor to the WS-Discovery and WS-Eventing standards. He was responsible for shipping the first Peer-to-Peer Software Development Kit, Live Communication Server 2005, Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 releases and RIM Blackberry Live Communications Enterprise Client. Prior to Microsoft Pete worked at Nortel Networks and 3Com. In 1999 he was awarded the Nortel Networks Presidents award for Innovation in Europe for developing Centrex IP gateway and soft client product solution. At 3Com Pete helped develop the 3Com Transcend Enterprise Manager, Office Connect product solutions and the first web based device management solution for small form factor network devices. Peter is a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and Washington Athletic Club.
Liz Eversoll has spent the last 20 years in the IT industry and has extensive experience as a business owner, IT executive, technology services and reseller executive, and consultant. Her passion is business and using technology to enable business. The cloud, social networking and mobility provide the opportunity for business owners and business decision makers to finally own and drive the use of technology to enable the business. Liz is focused on helping businesses make this transition.
Former Technology Reseller Executive at CDW. Liz was Responsible for a multi-billion dollar software business including software sales, software management, software solutions and software services. In addition, Liz set product strategy, developed marketing strategies, monitored trends, and established and maintained strategic partner relationships. Liz led the business to record company results and was awarded the Microsoft Worldwide Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Microsoft US LAR Partner of the Year.
Liz has held various management positions in all areas of the private industry IT, including help desk, application development, project management, systems infrastructure, strategy/planning and support.
Liz began her career as a developer and then project manager where she has built numerous business cases for implementation of leading-edge , multi-million dollar technology projects. Her experience and background include deep project management and strong operational experience. She holds her ITIL certification.
Mark applies his sales and marketing expertise in revenue generation, marketing and business strategy to produce the highest possible ROI at the lowest cost basis.
Mark is a recognized expert in creating sales and marketing machines leveraging his experience with Freemium and Open Source business models.
Mark hires A players because they hire A players that are better than themselves.
He has worked in the software and technology space for over 20 years with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk.
Mark is considered to be an influential leader the subject of Social Business, Cloud/SaaS and Mobile Social Networks and has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, and ReadWriteWeb. Mark is also a regular contributing writer at Business Insider, Technorati, CIO.com, CloudAve, SeekingAlpha, Internet Evolution and SeekOmega. http://ow.ly/1o7tX
Mark was a Section 16 Corporate Officer for a publicly traded company and is well acquainted with how large and small companies operate.
Mark is known for his industry public speaking and keynote presentations some of which can be found on slideshare.net http://ht.ly/2nmWM
Lance Stovall comes to the GoKube Advisor Board with wealth of Microsoft Cloud experience. Lance’s current role is a Partner Engagement Manager on the Partner Hosting and Cloud Services team. His main business objectives include partner business development for Office 365, as well as Microsoft-based public and private clouds.
His prior role was with the Central Region SMS&P team, where he was a Partner Account Manager (PAM) responsible for driving Microsoft Online business with the North, Heartland & South Central areas.
Among many accomplishments in that role, one of the key ones was building a partner ecosystem of BPOS/ Office 365 Advisor partners that spans SMB to Enterprise Partners. Lance’s first role at Microsoft was as a member of Microsoft Online Incubation Sales team. Before joining Microsoft, Lance had built an entrepreneurial career that spanned staffing services, technology ventures, and competitive local telecom providers.
Lance is based in Dallas/ Fort Worth and is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and married to another Horned Frog, Jennifer. Their daughter, Leighton Eloise, was born in November of 2010! She is in good company with her seven-year old brother, Luke. Besides Lance’s beliefs in religion, family, country, and Microsoft, he loves to play golf and basketball.
Chris specializes in landing lighthouse customers and partners who transform startups into successful enterprises. He is currently at Yammer, where he has had sales and sales management roles.
Chris has been a leader in the new IT world of enabling business agility using social, mobile, cloud, analytics / big data, and security. He has held sales and sales management positions in the software development and security industries at Rogue Wave Software and Webroot Software.
Building on this enterprise foundation, he moved to NewsGator, landing many of their first Fortune 500 customers and initiating their Microsoft partnership. At Yammer, he has been instrumental in their largest customer transactions and their partnership with Deloitte. Chris holds a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, and resides in Boulder.
GoKube is a team of expertly trained executives who experienced partner frustrations first hand. Watching companies like yours apply to this program or that, participate in events, or even try to establish some type of connection with the Microsoft field gave them the impetus to marshal their resources and talents. If you think it’s hard being a partner, it’s equally as hard being an employee.