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Established in 2014 our vision was to bring to Portland a premier technology consortium focused on trust and reliability in the Portland market. The founding members had the vision that that Portland market needs a trusted partner network to solve technology needs of the small-mid size market in Portland. Our members are seasoned professionals in their industry, all coming with 10+ years of experience in their respective fields and hold the same values as the others in the group. Membership not fee-based but becoming a member is voted on through an intensive interview process with existing members. Our members must meet the requirements of trust and strategic approach to IT through a set of established bylaws and conduct. Initial membership is a six month "probationary period" as an associate member, and at six months members vote to promote associate members to partner membership and become permanent members of the group.
Scott Zommers has over 27 years of experience in the technology industry right here in Portland. He understands the challenges companies face with IT and is always ready to assist people and companies connect the dots.
From Scott's first days in the field in 1994, he’s been helping customers solve business challenges. Scott's understanding how technology relates to business objectives is his strength but his list of strategic partners and consultative approach is what his customers appreciate most.
Scott is married to his soulmate Jackie and they live in Portland. Blended together they have 4 kids and 9 grandchildren. Scott enjoys being active with his kids, hiking, football, golf, wine tasting and spending as much time as he can in the Gorge.
Title : Enterprise Account Executive
Efficiency and the need to make a difference drive Neal Otto and his company Jumpstart Computer Training. Neal and Jumpstart believe that technology should reduce waste and help us all get more of the right things done.
Neal is a former high school teacher having spent the bulk of his career at Gladstone High School but also worked abroad in Switzerland. He loves efficiency and hates waste. He is known for his broad knowledge of an extensive array of software and his ability to connect with students of all abilities and styles. Given his background, he is able to keep audiences engaged and entertained.
Neal lives in the Greater Portland Oregon area with his wife Paige (also an educator), son Nathan, daughter Brynne, and Linus the Wonder Dog. He is a long distance bicyclist and loves to spend any time not on his bicycle in his shop making sawdust or in the kitchen making bread.
Company: Jump Start Training
Title : President
Scott is the Managing Director at Lexicon Solutions and he has great experience as a Recruiter in the Portland market. He works extensively with the leaders of the organizations that Lexicon works with so that he can best understand their hiring needs and practices. He also works diligently with the candidates that Lexicon represents so that he can place them into a role that best matches their long term employment goals.
Company: Lexicon Solutions
Title : Managing Director
Michelle Lagos MBA, has been a decisive Tech & SEO Strategist for the last 15 years in the Pacific NW. She has a BS in Social Science/Business from Linfield University and an MBA with a focus in Marketing from Marylhurst University, as well as completed apprenticing programs in Southern Japan and in Portland, Oregon early in her career. During the last 11 years Michelle has had the pleasure being the CEO/Founder of Get Lagos Now, which is a Digital Agency based in PDX offering website development/website design/SEO/Digital advertising/strategic social media management, which places a strong emphasis on the quality service, innovation, strategic growth with client, team, and community collaboration.
She’s also a dedicated parent and Oregonian that enjoys downtown as much as hiking a mountain, and jumping on a plane to explore a new city in different parts of the US – or the world.
Her passion for effective leadership, positive impact, and service extends into the non-profit world being a New Avenues Youth Advisory Board Member in PDX since 2013 and the Co-Founder of the yearly E-Recycling Event.
Company: Get Lagos Now
I am a seasoned business technologist with strong enterprise sales and consulting skills. My domain of expertise is enterprise collaboration and I have extensive experience in envisioning, designing, and implementing collaborative solutions on SharePoint. I speak business, I speak geek, and I excel at translating between the two.
Company: Nishino Consulting
Chris Short is an Executive Account Manager with Pacific Northwest-based Audiovisual Integrator, Tempest Technologies. He has a passion for people, pathways, and partnerships and a sales philosophy that is grounded in relationship. With over 15 years of business development and account management experience in the Music, Security-Surveillance, and Audiovisual industries, Chris is no stranger to the tech needs of an ever-evolving modern world. He holds a BA degree in Public Relations from California State University, Bakersfield and an MA degree in Textual and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. Chris lives in SE Portland with his wife and two daughters. When he is not engaging in chaplaincy work, he is more than likely enjoying a good book, behind the drums, or on the Oregon Coast with his family.
Company: Tempest Technologies
Title: Executive Account Manager
Gregory (or Greg) is the Business Transformation Consultant at CSG Pro, a Portland-based software and data analytics firm founded in 1993. Greg joined CSG Pro in 2017 after spending 5 years in the healthcare industry as a project manager and consultant. Greg’s role in healthcare evolved along the intersection of care delivery and technology, leading him to data analytics. Greg helps business leaders achieve their data driven goals by providing self-service reporting environments, embedded analytics, cost-efficient data warehouse implementations, and custom tailored software solutions.
Company: CSG Pro
Title: Business Transformation Consultant