Vice President of Sales,
Vice President of Sales, Collabrance
The CompTIA Community - North America provides technology business owners and the professionals working for these companies in the United States and Canada a vendor-neutral gathering place where they can connect with peers; give back to the industry; and access the resources and guidance needed to grow their businesses.
If you are a CompTIA Community member in the U.S. or Canada, your member benefits include being a part of this regional group. If you are not a member, join here or contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Members of the CompTIA Community - North America can choose to get involved with one or more interest groups dedicated to an important technology industry topic. Interest group members participate in initiatives, provide thought leadership and work together to solve common business problems. Current CompTIA Community - North America interest groups include:
CompTIA Community - North America members can log into the member portal and opt in to participate in interest groups.
The CompTIA Community - North America is an open, vendor-neutral forum where members can build and expand their businesses and connect with others to create a stronger, thriving technology industry. We offer meetings, events and initiatives in a vendor-neutral environment that highlight thought leadership and business guidance through networking, collaboration, peer-to-peer learning and best practice sharing in order to:
Every regional group is guided by an executive council, made up of leaders chosen from the regional group by members. The executive council, which includes a chair and vice chair, collaborates with the CompTIA Community to establish the regional group's priorities, initiatives and strategies.
Vice President of Sales,
Vice President of Sales, Collabrance
Global Sales Account Manager,
Global Sales Account Manager, HP Inc.
Partner Engagement Director,
Partner Engagement Director, Egnyte
Since the age of 15, Eric has been helping people with IT—from setting up PCs for friends to owning his own break/fix and managed services companies for almost 20 years. In 2013, he joined the vendor side of the channel to run the global SE team at GFI Max/LogicNow. SolarWinds acquired LogicNow in 2016, and he created the first dedicated customer experience role at SolarWinds MSP. Later, Eric envisioned and then realized the Head Nerd program during SolarWinds path to IPO. He currently is the director of channel community and enablement at Egnyte and serves as the vice chair on the Executive Council for the North America Community at CompTIA. In his spare time, he runs the All Things MSP Facebook group and creates YouTube videos for MSPs.
Chief Strategy Officer,
Chief Strategy Officer, Celerium
MSP Growth Coalition
Co-Founder/CEO, MSP Growth Coalition
Juan Fernandez is the Vice President of Managed IT Services for Imagenet Consulting. He has been working in and developing the IT industry for over 23 years. With an enterprise and small business focus, proficiencies on HIPPA, PCI compliance with focused on small business, Government, Education, healthcare and financial industries. Juan is one of select few to write the CompTIA A+, Network +, Security + Tests. Juan also sits on the CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory board members. Dedicated to improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology, creating effective business models for delivering IT based services such as DaaS, SaaS, DRaaS, HaaS and promoting online development opportunities to increase individual self-service capabilities and leading strategic initiatives to effectively transform technology to be simple, flexible, adaptable and responsive to the customer needs.
He is the winner of the 2018 MSP Shark Tank for best security and services presentation in which set the stage for an all-inclusive Security and Device as a service model that set the framework for channel and MSP’s models. Juan has focused his entire career on educating customers and companies on his Making “IT” Simple approach.
Juan sits on the HP DaaS advisory committee for Device as a Service and has worked with many other channel companies to develop XaaS models.
VP, Strategy, Alt-Tech
Director of Engineering,
Director of Engineering, Forward Edge
Chris currently serves as the Director of Engineering and Managed Services at Forward Edge, overseeing Managed Services, Cybersecurity, and the Network Project teams. With over 25 years of IT industry experience spanning the SMB, Enterprise, and Education sectors, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table including building a successful MSP before joining the Forward Edge team where he has re-envisioned what success looks like.
During his tenure at Forward Edge, he has been instrumental in building and leading a team that started with just two engineers and is now a highly skilled group of over twenty professionals. Over the past decade, he has played a pivotal role in driving the company's growth, achieving significant technical and professional milestones, he continues to ensure the highest levels of service excellence. In addition to his corporate experience, he has also dedicated time as an Adjunct Instructor for Kaplan College, where he had the privilege of teaching computer science. This experience along with a dedication to K-12 education has deepened his commitment to the development of future IT professionals.
Triada Networks LLC
CEO, Triada Networks LLC
MSP Community Engagement,
MSP Community Engagement, Trend Micro
Terez Leach is a dynamic channel leader focused on growing and engaging partner communities, driving partner program development, and building omni-channel marketing campaigns. She has worked in IT for 11 years, nine of which have been spent in channel-focused roles. Her career began in the brand agency space as a writer and GTM strategist working with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, HPE, and other high-tech companies.
Following this, she worked for several years with partner-first IT startups Cytracom and Keepit, wearing many hats across brand & marketing strategy, channel community and event management, partner recruitment & enablement, and driving demand with key alliance and OEM partners. Now at Trend Micro, Terez manages the cybersecurity titan's MSP marketing and community engagement strategy.
Channel Development Manager,
Channel Development Manager, Pia
CEO, CDN Technologies
VP of Channel,
VP of Channel, ScalePad