October 9, 2013
Director of Industry Analysis
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
Steve Koenig is director of industry analysis at Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. As a part of CEA's market research team, Koenig oversees CEA's statistical program, CE MarketMetrics, and leads the association's semi-annual CE Industry Forecasts. With nearly 20 years of experience, Koenig is a frequent conference speaker and contributing editor to many industry publications. Prior to CEA, Koenig held industry analyst positions at Comscore, NPD Group and a senior editor post at CMP Media's former Computer Retail Week. Koenig holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from University of North Texas.
Ara H. Bagdasarian
CEO and Co-Founder
Ara H. Bagdasarian is CEO and co-founder of Omnilert, which invented the world's first campus emergency notification system in 2004. Today, more than 13,000 organizations with more than 6 million users rely on Omnilert's technology to stay safe and connected.
In addition to Omnilert, Bagdasarian recently co-authored and published the "why to" book on entrepreneurship. Winner of the 2012 Small Business Book Award, The Lemonade Stand presents a fresh perspective on how anyone can convert a problem into a successful business while minimizing risk, debt, and obstacles.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, Bagdasarian launched his first business, Kidco, at age 8. In addition, Bagdasarian founded XNETIX in 1996 and webRESONANCE in 1999. Both companies were early-market providers of web-based applications that powered Internet startup companies. Recently, Bagdasarian has been in the national news media dealing with Omnilert and its brands: e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. He has appeared on TV, radio, and in newspaper interviews on CNN, ABC, CBS, USA TODAY, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Harvard Review and others.
Bagdasarian is an active community leader who served as chairman of the Town of Leesburg's Economic Development Commission, president of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, The United Way, and the VTV Outreach Foundation, founding Board member of the Loudoun Center for the Arts and the George Mason Enterprise Center, and founding member of the Loudoun Lemonhead Council where entrepreneurs help other entrepreneurs succeed through peer advisory sessions. Bagdasarian is a graduate from the State University of New York College at Buffalo where he was the recipient of the Young Alumnus Achievement Award.
Senior Regional Credit Officer of Business Banking, Mid-Atlantic Region
Nancy Harrison has been in commercial banking for more than 35 years, working in various positions including commercial lender, credit administration manager, and special assets manager. She is currently the senior regional credit officer in business banking for Wells Fargo's Mid-Atlantic region which includes Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. She is a graduate of the McIntyre School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Harrison currently serves on the Board of the Westminster Canterbury Foundation and is a tutor at George Mason Elementary School.
KZO Innovations; Farragut Capital Partners; AppTap; Always Prepped Inc; Pascal Metrics
Steve Mullins is a CFO for multiple technology companies in the Washington, D.C. region.
Currently, Mullins is the CFO for several organizations including: KZO Innovations, a Herndon, Va.-based provider of social collaboration video software used by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to securely create or upload video products; Farragut Capital Partners, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based investment management firm providing private capital to finance outstanding lower-middle market companies and management teams; AppTap, a Reston, Va.-based provider of app discovery, app search and social discovery tools; Always Prepped Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based software company that aggregates and analyzes the most important elements of a student's education experience; and Pascal Metrics, a Washington, D.C.-based provider of risk analytics software to the healthcare industry.
Mullins serves on the Board of Directors of Acell Inc., a provider of next-generation regenerative medical products in Columbia, Md., where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Corporate Governance Committee.
Mullins also serves on the Board of Visitors at George Mason University, where he chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Finance and Land Use Committee.
Mullins is the president of SPM Consulting, a consulting firm for data-mining and database management marketing developed 26 years ago while he was a student at George Mason University.
Previously, Mullins served as the CFO for ReturnBuy, helping to engineer its sale to a Fortune 200 company; Q-Mobile, one of the first mobile content providers in the United States; Secure Elements Inc., a security technology company, which was acquired by Fortinet; Intelliworks, a CRM software solution for higher education which was acquired by Hobson's; Rollstream, a supply chain management software acquired by GXS Inc. in 2011; Invincea, a desktop security company originally funded by DARPA, with patent-pending technology developed jointly with Mason's Center for Secure Information Systems; Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit foundation focused on educating the public about free markets and regulatory policy; Bisnow Media Inc., one of the nation's leading event management and e-publishers in the commercial real estate marketplace; and Koofers Inc., a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driver, intercollegiate cooperation.
From 1997-2002, Mullins worked at InteliData Technologies Corporation, a NASDAQ traded company where he served for three years as the CFO, vice president, treasurer and assistant secretary. During Mullins' tenure as CFO at InteliData, he was responsible for accounting and financial oversight of all seven corporate entities with between 160-310 employees and revenue of $100 million, investor relations, internal control, and compliance functions. The market capitalization of the company increased more than 13 times from $30 million to $400 million, going as high as $800 million while Mullins was the CFO.
Mullins has served on the boards of several different organizations, including: Transition Committee for Technology Policy, Office of the Governor-elect, Board of Directors of Secure Elements Inc., Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's TechPAC, appointee to the Hunter Mill District Plan Review Committee, the boards of the Annandale/Springfield National Little League and the Turnpike Basketball Club, and Treasurer of the McLean Wine Festival.
Mullins is a native of Northern Virginia. He grew up in Annandale, attended Fairfax County Public Schools and graduated from George Mason University in 1990. He is married to Cristina Sirtori Mullins, and they reside in Great Falls with their two daughters, Amanda and Sabrina who are students at Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna.
MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator
Dan Woolley has more than 30 years of IT industry leadership working with software, hardware and global security consulting organizations. As a general partner with MACH37™, he is responsible for identifying emerging security entrepreneurs and structuring programs that prepare them to find early stage and venture funding. The 90 day program at MACH37 prepares companies for the journey and validates the solution, technology, market and sales models required to successfully result in building and funding sustaining ventures.
Prior to joining MACH37, Woolley was responsible for managing five of Dell,s seven Strategic Global Alliances as well as Dell,s security domain partners. In addition to driving Dell,s strategic alliance programs, Woolley was responsible, while at CA Technologies, for developing the long-range strategic partnership programs for Microsoft and Intel.
A large part of Woolley's career has been centered in the evolving international cybersecurity world. He has been personally involved in defining cybersecurity standards for corporate America, established the information sharing and analysis centers for the global financial community (FS ISAC) and IT ISAC, as well as shaping the development of cyber protection and cyber response organizations at Raytheon, SAIC's Global Integrity and at Ernst & Young.
While managing Ernst and Young,s Information Security Services Mid Atlantic Practice, Woolley served as the lead negotiator for a consortium of leading software security companies on the Digital Millennium Copyright Treaty and as the president and CEO of Global Integrity, an SAIC subsidiary, testified before the US Congress on Information Security Threats to the U.S. Corporate Infrastructure.
Woolley is retired U.S. Air Force officer and has held multiple assignments at the Pentagon on the staff to the Secretary of the Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Advanced Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. He is also graduate of the USAF Air Command Staff College, Squadron Officers School and the Defense Information College.
Woolley has been a member of the Association for Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for over seven years and is currently a member of the ASAP Global Board of Directors.