[Upcoming ‘Live’ Panel Discussion] Transforming Tech: 5 Traits Of Highly Successful Tech Leaders

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Our panel includes leaders from the following companies:

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
Moderator: Rob Greenhalgh, Summit Leadership Partners
Cost: Free to Attend

2020 pushed the boundaries of technology for many people, creating vast shifts in everything from the ability to support working from home to virtual meetings, data security, and healthcare on-demand. At the same time, AI and other emerging technologies continued to accelerate.

Because many technology leaders recognized that new leadership qualities were needed to help them be more prepared to lead in the future, in this webinar we will hear from technology leaders at the forefront of this change on the lessons learned. We will also hear from a talent expert leading the way from an investor’s perspective and a leadership coach who has helped several CTOs successfully transition through these challenges.

What You Will Learn

  • Increased understanding of how CTOs and other technology leaders can increase their leadership capabilities to meet emerging challenges in new technology and ways of working
  • Insights on ways technology leaders have taken what they learned in 2020 and applied it to increase growth and create efficiency in their companies for 2021
  • Learn what top technology executives have done to lead the way for remote working in the future and creative ways that they have helped their CHROs maintain and elevate the culture
  • Hear from a private equity human capital operating partner who helps determine what technology companies are worth investing in and what they look for in those leaders
  • Top lessons to help technology leaders transition into enterprise-minded and strategic executives from an expert coach

Who Should Attend?

  • Technology leaders who are seeking best practices from peers as they are faced with new challenges
  • Human Resources and Learning professionals who are helping to define what great technology leadership will look like within their companies
  • Human Capital leaders within investment groups that are thinking deeply about what skills and experiences the technology leaders of the future will need
  • CEOs interested in moving more of their business model towards technology applications and are considering who they need to help lead that space

Distinguished Panelists

Nishant Patel, Founder & CTO, Contentstack™

Nishant Patel is Founder & CTO at Contentstack™ – a leading Content Management System (CMS) and Content Experience Platform (CXP). Previously, Nishant was Founder, CEO and CTO of Digital Experience Platform Built.io®, which was acquired by German software powerhouse Software AG in September 2018. Nishant is a technology visionary with an extensive track record of spotting and setting industry trends and creating software products that power digital transformation and further the rise of the API economy. Under his leadership as Founder and CTO at Raw Engineering, Nishant ran an R&D incubator to pioneer new category-forming products like Raw Engineering’s MBaaS, Built.io iPaaS, and Contentstack (Headless CMS), which all became industry leaders in Enterprise SaaS. With 20+ years of experience solving complex technology problems, Nishant has become a respected and trusted technology advisor to many Fortune 500 companies. Nishant holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.


Jason Ewell, Operating Partner, Insight Partners

Jason Ewell joined Insight as an Operating Partner in 2015. He currently oversees Insight’s Talent Center of Excellence while also serving on the Board of two portfolio companies, Receipt Bank & Kaseya, vertical SAAS solutions for the Accounting and MSP industries respectively. He previously served on the board of VTS, a real estate technology company. Prior to these roles Jason helped build Insight’s Sales Center of Excellence and served as Interim CEO of GenArts.

Prior to joining Insight, Jason was Executive Vice President at TravelClick and part of the executive team that took the company from 2% to 15% growth, leading to the sale of the company in 2014 for $930MM. Jason joined TravelClick in 2011 and started by turning around TravelClick’s marketing services businesses. Subsequently, he also assumed responsibility for TravelClick’s industry-leading hosted analytics solution and their hosted eCommerce SAAS solution, accelerating growth at both.

Prior to TravelClick, Jason spent 14 years at American Express, where he started in corporate strategy and strategic partnerships with early-stage technology partners—including leading Amex’s Series B investment in Concur Technologies and Series C investment in OpenTable. Subsequent to this, he held various roles in the Global Commercial Card business, building and leading Amex’s card partnerships with American Airlines and Avis/Budget, launching new products, and transforming Commercial Card’s lead generation, inside sales, field enablement and channelap partnerships. During his last 5 years at American Express he led demand generation for the OPEN Small Business group, where he also developed several new channels and created the innovative content marketing strategy for OPENForum.com.

Jason received his BA in American History from the University of Pennsylvania.


Jon Byom, Sr. Vice President, Renaissance

Jon has nearly 35 years of experience in the technology field—including 20 years with Renaissance. He’s held leadership roles in the Engineering division since 2006, and he played key roles in establishing Renaissance’s User Experience group, implementing Lean Agile development processes, and moving to a cloud-based software model. Prior to joining Renaissance, Jon worked for Consolidated Papers and Wisconsin Electric. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire.


Corinne Mason, PhD, Partner, Summit Leadership Partners

Corinne brings 30 years of executive leadership and management consulting experience in the fields of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development, talent strategy, analytics, and capability building. Over the course of her career, Corinne has been a trusted advisor and coach to C-Suite and SLT leaders, helping them increase their business impact, leadership, and overall effectiveness, closing the gap between strategy and results. Her industry experience includes retail, construction, manufacturing, technology, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Summit Leadership Partners, Corinne led the global Capability and Talent organization for Milliken—a multi-billion dollar global diversified industrial manufacturing company-responsible for leadership, capability building, talent strategy, talent management, employee engagement, organization design and development, and talent acquisition.

Corinne holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida and a BS from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Steve Kundrot, Chief Technology Officer, TriNetX

 Steve is a technology and business leader with 19 years of experience in clinical research, health analytics, consulting, and software development. Prior to TriNetX, Steve built and led engineering teams at Perceptive Informatics and PAREXEL. Before that, Steve was a technology consultant for several Fortune 1000 and startup companies and co-founder of an internet infrastructure company. Steve has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Babson College.

Expert Moderator

Rob Greenhalgh, Principal Consultant, Summit Leadership Partners

Throughout his 20+year career, Rob has advised companies in the areas of talent strategy, leadership and organizational development, strategy execution, and employee engagement. He has also assessed hundreds of leaders and been a trusted coach for both individuals and teams. His experience spans multinational companies across a variety of industries including technology, telecommunications, financial institutions, consumer products, retail, energy logistics, construction, and non-governmental organizations.

Prior to joining Summit Leadership Partners, Rob led the global Talent and Organizational Effectiveness function for Asurion, a global provider of technology services and support.

Rob has a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA from Duke University, and an MA in industrial/organizational psychology from George Mason University. He received his coach training from The Hudson Institute of Coaching, where he also received a certificate in team coaching.

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
Moderator: Rob Greenhalgh, Summit Leadership Partners
Cost: Free to Attend



Summit Leadership Partners advises boards, investors, CEOs and senior leaders on strategically scaling business through talent and organization assessment, coaching, executive team effectiveness, leadership development and organization performance improvement. In addition to using advanced behavioral science and data-driven tools to uncover opportunities and challenges, our exceptional consulting team deploys real-world solutions based on proven business experience and acumen.