Strategic Board

Tech Alpharetta’s Board of Directors

Tech Alpharetta is run by its CEO, Karen Cashion. Ryan Hollenbeck, SVP at Verint, is Chairman of the Tech Alpharetta Board. The Tech Alpharetta Board is comprised of c-suite and senior executives from some of the leading, local technology companies, including emerging, mid-market, and enterprise companies, along with community partner organizations. The Board makes tech infrastructure recommendations to the City of Alpharetta, and helps guide Tech Alpharetta’s mission of growing technology and innovation in Alpharetta. The Board’s recommendations have led to significant local initiatives, including the opening of Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center, the development of the City’s economic development website at, the adoption of the City App, and many other initiatives. For Board-related inquiries, please email us at

Members of Tech Alpharetta’s 2019 Board of Directors


Mayor Jim Gilvin

City of Alpharetta


Councilman Ben Burnett

City of Alpharetta

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Economic Development Manager of City of Alpharetta


Ryan Hollenbeck

Chairman of the Board of Tech Alpharetta & SVP of Marketing for Verint


Julie Haley

CEO of Edge Solutions

ryan esparza

Ryan Esparza

Chief Information Officer at Jackson Healthcare

Paul Nagrowski

Paul Nagrowksi

Sr. Director/Country Business Unit Controller USA, Siemens Large Drives

Sean Kiewiet

Sean Kiewiet

CIO/CTO at Priority Payment Systems

bill pierson

Bill Pierson

Director of the Microsoft Technology Center


Jimmy Adams

Senior Vice President of Product Development at ADP



Bob Klein

CEO of Digital Scientists

todd harris

Todd Harris

Co-Founder, Hi-Rez Studios and President, Skillshot Media

Tino Mantella

Tino Mantella

Partner at Tier4 Advisors


Stephen Pair

Cofounder, President and CEO of BitPay

Rachel Nagrowksi

Rachel Nagrowksi

Director – SouthEast SMB Sales at Verizon Wireless

Vijay Raghavan

Vijay Raghavan

EVP and CTO, Risk and Business Analytics (The RELX Group)

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Doug Ring

Principal at Bedford Funding

Edwina Payne

Edwina Payne

Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect and IT Strategy at McKesson Technology


Robert Hendricks HS

Robert Hendricks

President of Technology Solutions and the CIO at Integra Connect

Walt Eisele

Walt Eisele

SVP and CTO Scientific Games Lottery


Susan O’Dwyer

Director, Corporate Citizenship and Community Relations at Aprio

jikin shah

Jikin Shah

SVP, Head of Enterprise Crime and Compliance Technology,       SunTrust


Jason Moccia

CEO at OneSpring LLC

Darren Cockrel

Darren Cockrel

President of UPS IT Supply Chain Solutions, CIO of Coyote Logistics, and Board Member at Ware2Go

Karyn Mullins

Karyn Mullins

President of Healthcare Staffing Technologies


Ashok Vantipalli

Chief Information Officer at TireHub

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Adwait Joshi

Chief Seer DataSeers


Grant Wainscott

Senior Director of Technology Ecosystem Expansion (FinTech/Cyber Security/Digital Media) @ Metro Atlanta Chamber


Larry Williams

President of the Technology Association of Georgia

Garfield Anderson

Garfield Anderson

Dean of Computer Science at Gwinnett Technical College


Cindy Jordan-Ford

General Manager and Vice President @ USLATAM


Ben Andrews

Statewide Program Manager at ATDC

Tech Alpharetta’s CEO

Karen Cashion

Karen Cashion