As Senior Vice President of Hosting at GoDaddy, Jeff oversees the development and operations of the largest platform for small business in the world. Jeff joined GoDaddy after 10 years with eBay, where he served as Head of Platform Strategy for commerce and held senior product management roles in Search, Trust and Safety.
Prior to eBay, Jeff spent six years at Sun Microsystems, first as a Senior Product Manager and then as a Systems Engineer. Jeff holds a B.S. from San Jose State University.
As a father of two, he enjoys adventure-travel with his family, “basically any water sport” and mountain biking. Jeff also mentors startups in commerce/cloud technology.
Brian is a web developer, writer, and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s the editor of Post Status, a news and information website for WordPress professionals. It’s a community-centric project with around 600 members doing incredible things with WordPress.
James is the WordPress Evangelist at Envato. His focus is on building relationships with designers, developers and users in the WordPress community. When James isn’t attending an event or hanging out on Slack and Twitter, you can find him spending time with his family. Otherwise, he’s probably woodworking, canoeing in the wilderness somewhere or drinking coffee.
Matt Medeiros is the host of popular WordPress podcast, The Matt Report. The show discusses the challenges and highlights of running a digital agency while standing in the crossroads of product development.
He is the co-founder of a digital agency, Slocum Studio and the product mind behind Conductor Plugin.
Pippin Williamson is a WordPress plugin developer from Hutchinson, KS. He runs PippinsPlugins.com and is the founder and lead developer of Restrict Content Pro, Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP and many more WordPress plugins. Beyond WordPress, Pippin has a love for sour beer, home brewing, and is an avid cyclist.
Heidi Jannenga is the President and Co-Founder of WebPT, the market-leading electronic medical records solution for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Since its official launch in 2008, WebPT has grown to more than 270 employees and over 65,000 customers. As a testament to this growth, WebPT has earned three consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, including two appearances on the prestigious Inc. 500 list. In addition to speaking as an industry expert at numerous rehab therapy conferences, Heidi has participated as a panel speaker at many technology, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership events.
Tracy Levesque is a co-owner and co-founder of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop located in the vibrant neighborhood of Fishtown. She is also a WordPress instructor for Girl Develop It Philly.
When not wrangling the business, Tracy drinks coffee, rides her bike, plays drums, chases her 9 year old daughter and takes pictures of abandoned buildings.
I have been fortunate to be at the right place and time to lead 5 VC backed startups all of which had good to great outcomes. Worked with some incredibly talented people along the way. Currently Co-Founder and CEO at Ryver
Jeff Walters is a Partner at True North Companies and is responsible for deal underwriting and operational activities. His core competencies are focused on assisting portfolio companies in business strategy, brand strategy, and sales & marketing. In roles ranging from entrepreneur to professional investor, Jeff has built brands and businesses throughout his career.
Prior to his involvement with True North, Jeff was an entrepreneur in the online marketing and cloud computing industries, successfully co-founding two major international companies, Targetbase and Intrasight. Targetbase was a pioneering marketing automation firm known for its strengths in business analysis and creative solutions for connecting consumers and brands. After building the business to over $60mm in revenues, Targetbase was sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 1999.