Matt Stoyka has over 20 years of experience and accomplishments in both the technology services and manufacturing industries. Matt was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of RelationEdge, LLC, a consulting firm focused on the Salesforce.com ecosystem grew at an industry leading pace and was sold to Rackspace (NASDAQ: RXT) in 2018. Subsequent to the acquisition, Matt spent almost three years at Rackspace where he was the Chief Solutions Officer and Chief Relationship Officer. In these roles Matt was responsible for a $2.5B P&L and all global technology partnerships. Matt was previously the Chief Revenue Officer and Business Architect at C-Level Management, a business strategy and technology consulting firm focused on the Salesforce.com platform. Prior to C-Level, Matt spent over 10 years with Centerbeam, Inc. and its predecessor firm in executive leadership roles where he led sales, professional services and technical operations. At Centerbeam, Matt was the lead on multi-million dollar international technology projects for global corporations. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Kettering University, formally General Motors Institute (GMI) and his International Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego. Matt is also a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
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Andrew is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution at Highmetric. Having started Highmetric's initial foray into the ServiceNow ecosystem in the US, Andrew engages with the sales, pre-sales, success, and delivery teams to ensure that clients and prospects are guided through their ServiceNow journeys with an emphasis on tangible business outcomes. Before Highmetric, Andrew spent 10 years at Column Technologies, Inc., where he sold and delivered business service management solutions on a variety of software technology platforms. Andrew has a BA in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and his career is highlighted by the growth of the business units under his leadership.
Laura Sue D’Annunzio has over 30 years of experience in professional and technology services as a consultant and HR executive. Most recently, Laura Sue was the Chief People Officer for Rackspace Technologies, a global technology services company. She oversaw the company's global human resources function and strategy, with a heavy focus on attracting, retaining, and developing top talent while fostering a strong culture of engagement. Before Rackspace, Laura Sue was an advisor to CEOs on strategic HR issues and a career coach for MBA students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She has held senior HR leadership roles at Grant Thornton LLP and Bain & Company. Prior to that, she was a Partner at A.T. Kearney and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Laura Sue is a thought leader, speaker, and author on workforce empowerment and culture change, and was awarded the 2006 Walker Prize for Best Article from the Human Resources Planning Society. She earned her MBA in Strategic Planning and Operations Management from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her BA in Economics and Computer Science, cum laude, from Wellesley College. Laura Sue is also a Board Member for the Wellesley College Alumnae Association.
Ken McPherson has been at the helm of Iceberg Networks Corporation as the Chief Executive Officer and President since April 2014. Bringing more than 25 years of demonstrated experience in the information technology sector Ken focuses on expanding Iceberg’s business across North America and effectively establishing them as an industry leader in delivering GRC programs, including Cyber Risk, Operational Risk and Vendor Risk solutions. Ken has helped many Fortune 500 organizations develop a better understanding of their risk posture, enabling them to make more informed business decisions to mitigate and protect their organizations. Ken is often invited to meet fellow Chief Executives of both US and Canadian companies that are looking solve key board issues – to gain a more accurate and aggregated understanding of the organization’s non-financial risks. Ken’s recently published e-book on Managing Digital Risk can be found here: Digital Risk eBook.
Anna Kostroun brings over 20 years of marketing expertise to the Highmetric family, with experience in demand generation, content creation, brand building, experiential marketing, and sales engagement strategies that generate excitement and create revenue. Anna has built and led highly successful teams across all marketing disciplines and forged rewarding relationships with clients, partners, and employees. From humble beginnings with her first job in tech, removing staples from purchase orders at Dell, Anna has built a successful career as a marketing leader and trailblazer. Most recently, she led Americas Marketing at Rackspace Technology, a global cloud services company, building a cutting-edge demand engine that consistently overachieved marketing-sourced bookings goals for the company. Prior to Rackspace, Anna spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Dell Technologies, highlighted by the planning and execution of the very first Dell World event and serving as a marketing M&A leader for the Dell and EMC merger. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Concordia University in Austin, and lives in Georgetown, TX with her husband and three lovely daughters.
Leveraging his 20-plus years of experience in technology delivery and sales, including various leadership positions in IT Outsourcing and Service Management Consulting with world-class organizations such as General Electric, CompuCom and IBM, Matt launched Fishbone Analytics in 2013 to help Customers maximize value received from IT service providers by applying advanced analytics to enhance performance measurement and evaluation. In 2016, recognizing an opportunity in the Canadian marketplace, Matt pivoted Fishbone to become a ServiceNow sales and consulting partner. Under Matt’s leadership, Fishbone quickly achieved ServiceNow Elite Partner status and is now one of Canada’s best and largest pureplay ServiceNow partners employing close to 50 team members across the country. Recognized as one of Canada’s 50 fastest growing companies by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business in both 2019 and 2020, the company’s tremendous growth is supported by a team of very talented people whom share Matt’s passion for making every Customer a Raving Fan. Today, Fishbone is well recognized as one of the country’s top performing ServiceNow Consulting and Managed Services partners, working with some of the top brands in Canada. Beyond Fishbone, Matt lives on a ranch in rural Alberta and raises livestock with his wife and children; he is an active member and volunteer in his community and has served on several community charity and not-for-profit boards.
Chris founded and leads Highmetric’s UK and European operation. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s growth strategy and operations across the territory, maintaining close client and technology partner relationships. Chris has over 20 years extensive Enterprise Service Management experience, with a focus on ServiceNow, and leads a team of highly accomplished sales, technical delivery and program management professionals. He has spent his entire career with Highmetric, starting as a consultant in New York, and rising to Director of Service Operations in the UK prior to his current role. He is ITIL v4 certified and was Highmetric’s first certified ServiceNow System Administrator.
Laura joins Highmetric as Director of Global Talent Acquisition, bringing many years of experience building high performing teams for fast growing or hyper-growth companies. As a Senior Talent Acquisition/Recruiting professional, Laura possesses years of record achievement in the areas of Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Staffing Services, and IT Solutions, improving recruitment team tactical performance, providing strategic and operational direction, building strong partnerships between HR and the business on a National and International scale.
Laura considers herself an extension of the business, building teams and sourcing talent to spearhead initiatives and deliver results. This mentality has been the driving force behind her extensive and successful career in Talent Acquisition.
Laura spent more than 20 years in IT staffing and consulting, working with many Fortune 100/500 corporations in the U.S. Throughout her career, she’s managed and serviced large IT programs, managing P&L, as well as growing new offices, expanding physical office footprints and locations on a national and global basis. She has worked through a large M & A, an acquisition by CXI/Stefanini, a global technology staffing and solutions consulting firm, as Vice President of Global Staffing, providing oversight of teams nationally and internationally. With her unparalleled industry knowledge and experience, Laura is intuitively able to guide her teams and build focused talent pipelines for sourcing hard-to-find talent to meet the needs of the business.
Laura moved to San Diego with her family 10 years ago. She serves on the local San Diego Board for WITI (Women In Technology International); The Kevin Joseph Potts Foundation (Support of families with children fighting brain cancer). She is also active in giving back to the local community, through the Salvation Army and other volunteer efforts. A competitive half marathoner, avid SUP paddle surf boarder, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland.