Industry Experts


Jill Silman Chapman, MSHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. Performance Consultant, Recruiting Services



jill-silman-chapman-photo Jill Silman Chapman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a senior performance consultant at Insperity. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas, a master’s degree in HR management from Tarleton State University, and SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. She is always excited to share her insights, ideas, and stories she has collected in order to serve the talent industry.



Paul Cronin, Senior Vice President of Business Development

Atrion Networking


 PaulCronin-1 Paul is a Partner at Atrion and serves as the Senior Vice President of Business Development . Paul is responsible for exploring new business opportunities and building unbreakable relationships with partners and suppliers. His leadership has contributed to Atrion’s thirty percent growth year over year.
Paul refers to himself as a “Facilitator of Excellence”– a strategic individual or organization that develops a network of trusted partnerships to satisfy all of their client’s needs. His unique perspectives related to the channel and proven experience developing strategic supplier programs and ecosystem partnerships has enable commerce fueling growth even in the most difficult economy, Cronin shares his 30-years of business experiences through his “pay it” forward focus. He currently serves on the numerous Vendor Boards and Councils. He also serves on the Boards of CompTIA IT Careers Foundation, Channel Partners, NSCA Foundation, RISE, CompTIA Partner Advisory Council as PSA Educational Advisory Board and Cybersecurity Committee.




Brad Dempsey, CEO



rsz_brad-dempsey2013 Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions360 has 33 years of international project and financial management experience in the technology industry. Brad began his career as a technology consultant starting in 1979 at TRW Data Systems in customer service, he followed with positions at Prime Computer Ltd., Apollo Computer Ltd., Sequent Computer Systems (Canada) Ltd., and in 1988 founded Solutions360 Inc. Brad remains deeply involved in product architecture and implementation oversight in conjunction with his work as CEO of Solutions360.



Bob Lobascio, CTS, Sr. Associate

Corporate Sales Coaches


BobLobascio Bob Lobascio has served as VP of sales for Fortune 500 companies, and was most recently VP of sales for the AV integrator earning SCN’s Top Integrator in the Middle Atlantic States in 2013. Bob now works with Corporate Sales Coaches to develop custom training programs for integrators based on real-world sales and organizational needs.




Brad Malone, MA, PMP® – Partner

Navigate Management Consulting


Brad Malone photo Brad Malone is widely known for his expertise in project and process management and organizational excellence consulting. He has managed multiple large integration projects and directed process improvements as both an executive and a consultant across a wide range of companies and industries (over 50 in the AV integration sector). An accomplished author and speaker, Brad is the architect and presenter of standards-setting management training programs and has trained more than 25,000 participants.




Kelly McCarthy, President

Genesis Integration Inc.


April14-KellyMcCarthy  Kelly McCarthy is the President and founder of Genesis Integration Inc., a systems integration contracting firm with seven offices across Canada and its head office in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded in 1990, Genesis Integration engages in the Audio, Video, Security, Telecommunications, and Information Technology integration industry. Genesis also owns a professional video company call Fusion Cine that operates in the broadcast and film industry in Vancouver, Canada.

Kelly writes articles for many trade publications, sits on the advisory boards of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Grant MacEwan University, and is the current President of for The National Systems Contracting Association.



Jay Rogina, Principal



jay-rogina-spinitar-photo-250x250  As a Principal, Jay focuses on providing Spinitar’s overall strategic direction and visionary leadership while fostering their strong customer, manufacturer and industry partner relationships. In addition, Jay oversees all of Spinitar’s Operations functions as well as the Systems Integration division of the company.
Jay’s stellar reputation and charismatic leadership has helped Spinitar establish strong relationships with numerous industry manufacturers, partners, customers and consultants. In addition, Jay helped Spinitar establish an internal education and communication training program as means of staying abreast of the latest industry trends, technologies and best practices.



Shane Swanson, COO

ARRC Technology


shane-swanson-photo ARRC Technology COO Shane Swanson is an insightful and innovative thought leader in the IT channel. A frequent speaker at HTG and Automation Nation, Swanson is a subject matter expert on all things operations in relation to the IT and SMB channel. Shane has consistently hosted and been a guest on industry wide webinars and MSP 360 episodes. As a part of his role as COO of ARRC Technology, Shane regularly speaks in front of 100+ executives and CEO’s of MSPs, VARS, and technology service providers.
Shane has held many different management positions with ARRC Technology over the years and has been in an executive position as the Chief Operating Officer since 2010.  Thru the years of helping the company grow and playing a vital role in building its foundation, Swanson has gained a vast knowledge of the responsibilities each position must possess while successfully growing the business.  Swanson has also been in charge of managing the internal network for ARRC Technology since 1999.  From rural beginnings, Shane grew up in Delano, California where his family owned a farm.  He learned at a very young age what hard work and dedication meant, a mantra that he continues to incorporate into his work today. Shane’s journey with ARRC Technology began in January of 1997, when he joined the ARRC team as an Assembler. With a strong work ethic and diligent practice, it only took a few months for Shane to move up to the Authorized Technician position and then by the year 1999 he was promoted to the Service Manager of the department.





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