Joe Licata

2016 - Charlie Paparelli
Charlie Paparelli is President of Paparelli Ventures.  He is a professional Angel investor and also President of High Tech Ministries.  For the last twenty four years he has focused on helping entrepreneurs achieve thier dream of starting thier own company.  You can follow him at WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Drew Bolton.


Joe Licata 2015 - Joe Licata
Joe Licata is currently the Lead (or Senior) Operating Partner in the private equity group at BlueArc Capital Management, a family-office based private investment firm.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Brett Hagler.
Christopher Kersey 2014 - Dr. Christopher Kersey
Dr. Christopher Kersey is the Managing Member of Camden Partners Holdings LLC, one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked growth equity funds with a long track record of investing in the healthcare, education and business services industries.  Local speaker: Jennifer East.
Ronnie Andrews 2013 - Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger is the CEO of VMware, an American software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services.  WATCH VIDEO. Local speaker: Chris Gatch.
Ronnie Andrews 2012 - Ronnie Andrews
Ronnie Andrews serves as the president of the Medical Sciences division of Life Technologies Corporation, a leading supplier of genomic and proteomic tools for the life sciences market.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Nora Charlesworth.

2011 - Walt Wilson
Walt Wilson is founder and chairman of Global Media Outreach; a Silicon Valley based Internet evangelism and discipleship ministry currently reaching over 120 million people a year with the gospel in all 191 countries.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Matt Stevens.

2010 - Promod Haque
Promod has 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Dave Mims.
2009 - Adolph Coors IV
Adolph Coors IV is a Colorado native and the great-grandson of Adolph Herman Joseph Coors, who, in 1873, founded the Adolph Coors Company which has grown into one of the largest breweries in the world. As an experienced public speaker, he continues to share a powerful message that challenges every listener to discover the real meaning and purpose for life.  WATCH VIDEO.

2008 - Rollin Ford
Currently the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Rollin has spent the past 23 years serving Wal-Mart as a member of the distribution and logistics team, Vice President of the Specialty Division and Transportation and Senior Vice President for Logistics.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Bill Leonard.

2007 - Ron Markezich
As corporate vice president of Microsoft Online at Microsoft Corp., Ron Markezich is responsible for growing the Microsoft Online business, including business development and service delivery. Before his current role, Markezich held the position of chief information officer for Microsoft.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Charlie Paparelli.
2006 - Lowell "Bud" Paxson
Lowell "Bud" Paxson, Co-Founder of the Home Shopping Network and Founder of Paxson Communications Corporation, is a media industry pioneer whose crowning achievement was the creation of PAX TV, which he grew to be the nation's largest group of owned and operated television stations. PAX TV was sold to NBC in November 2005.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Matt McConnell.
2005 - H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr.
H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr. is the President of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., a diversified company that manages and owns the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League and Dolphins Stadium in South Florida as well as investments in banking, resorts, marinas, yacht refit and construction, real estate and outdoor advertising.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Peter Kane.
2004 - Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation. Gelsinger joined Intel in 1979, and has more than 20 years of experience in general management and product development positions.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Marc Bailey.
2003 - Thomas W. Steipp
Mr. Steipp joined Symmetricom in March 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Telecom Solutions, a Division of Symmetricom, Inc. and became Symmetricom's President and Chief Executive Officer in December 1998.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Randall McCroskey.
2002 - Kevin Compton
Kevin R. Compton is a General Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Silicon Valley's most successful high technology venture capital firm. Kevin and his partners have invested in many of the most powerful and high profile start-ups over the past 30 years.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Bill Rucker.
2001 - Gary Daichendt
Gary Daichendt was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Cisco Systems until December, 2000. Gary joined Cisco in 1994 as Vice President of Intercontinental Operations, and soon became Senior Vice President of Sales. In 1998, Gary was promoted to Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations with worldwide responsibility for sales, distribution, manufacturing, and strategic alliances.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Doug Starr.
2000 - John Brandon
John Brandon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Academic Systems, Inc. based in Mountain View, California. Academic Systems is a subsidiary of Lightspan, Inc. (LSPN), a leading provider of web-delivered and CD-ROM based multimedia instructional materials for Higher Education institutions and one of the largest technology-based education companies in the world.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Craig Callaway.
1999 - Jan Baan
Jan Baan is a pioneer in the world of enterprise applications software. He founded the company that bears his name in 1978, and made his first software sale in 1979. Baan Company was listed on the Nasdaq and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges in 1995.
1998 - James H. Blanchard
James H. Blanchard is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Synovus Financial Corp., a multi-billion dollar, multi-financial services company. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a G.G.A. in 1963 and from The University of Georgia School of Law with an LL.B in 1965.  WATCH VIDEO.  Local speaker: Bob Lasher.
1997 - Jonathan C. Crane
Jonathan C. Crane, a 24-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, until recently has served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Geotek Communications, Inc.'s wireless operations, including Geotek USA, Geotek International Network and Geotek Technologies.
1996 - J. David Rae
David Rae is the immediate past President and co-founder of the EdiX Corporation, a California-based medical technology company with offices located across the country. He is a key investor in EdiX and assisted in the startup phase ensuring its smooth transition to new leadership in February, 1996.
1995 - Adolph Coors IV
Adolph Coors IV is a Colorado native and the great-grandson of Adolph Herman Joseph Coors, who, in 1873, founded the Adolph Coors Company which has grown into one of the largest breweries in the world.
1994 - C. William Pollard
C. William Pollard is Chairman of The ServiceMaster Company. ServiceMaster is the leader in providing supportive management services to over 1,500 health care facilities and 500 educational institutions, 100 industrial and commercial facilities, and a variety of consumer services to over 5.2 million homeowners.
1993 - Wesley E. Cantrel
Wesley E. Cantrell is president and chief executive officer of Lanier Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation.
1992 - Jonathan C. Crane
Jonathan Crane was president of MCI National Accounts headquartered just outside of New York City. MCI National Accounts serves the global telecommunications needs of the nation's largest businesses and organizations.