Client Advisory Board

  • Teryy Phelps
    Terry Phelps
    Senior Vice President,
    Managed Information
    Systems, LGFCU
    Terry is the Senior Vice President, Managed Information Systems for both LGFCU and Civic Federal Credit Union (2018). Terry has been with the credit union since 2007 and previously held the position of Vice President, Information Technology with LGFCU until joining the Senior Management team in 2012. He has over 25 years of professional experience in Information Security and Information and Technology (I&T). He served seven years on Active Duty in the United States Army, where he was assigned to the 18th Airborne Corp and US Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. Following his military enlistment, he worked with several companies within information technology, information security, and risk management, including Secure Enterprise Computing, State of North Carolina, Nortel Networks, AT&T, and Alphanumerics.
  • Jason Berkowitz
    Jason Berkowitz
    VP, Director of Technology
    of WSFS Bank
    Jason has fifteen years of financial services technology leadership experience. He has been a transformation driver delivering on numerous virtualization, cloud, digitization, SD-WAN, security, and application projects to completion across many teams and business outcomes. Jason has also successfully led 12 large complex technology integrations that supported 400% corporate growth and a 65% increase in expense management. He is passionate about a collaborative leadership style that is focused on communication, customer service, speed to value, and effecting positive change. Jason enjoys mentoring and supporting the community through his volunteer work with Tech Impact, University of Delaware Executive Mentorship Program, and Brandywine SPCA. When Jason is not leading technology, he enjoys golf and fishing.
  • Manson Sanders
    Mason Sanders
    Director IT Productivity Services, RedHat
    Mason joined Red Hat in 2006 as a member of the Help Desk and has been a part of the IT department ever since. Red Hat has experienced tremendous growth and he has been fortunate to grow with the company. Mason currently leads the IT experience organization, responsible for all associate facing technology—everything from laptops and phones to content management, in office technology, and IT real estate strategy. Outside of work, you will find him with his kids and wife outdoors, on a boat, or cheering on his beloved Wahoos.
  • Brandon Myers
    Brandon Myers
    Vice President, Information Technology and Global
    Business Systems at Apex
    Tool Group
    Brandon is a senior executive with extensive technology, leadership, management, and M&A experience. As the IT leader and technology strategist for Apex Tool Group, Brandon calls upon his deep knowledge of infrastructure services, IT governance, data center operations, security, and more via mergers and acquisitions. Brandon served in various management and Information Technology roles with companies that included Cooper Industries Corporate Division, Delta Air Lines, and various other organizations. He has more than 20 years of experience delivering systems and transformational projects at a global level and enjoys helping IT organizations maximize the value they deliver by focusing on stakeholders while leveraging best-of-breed technologies and solutions that enable winning business outcomes.
  • Art McCann
    Art McCann
    President and CIO,
    Highwoods Properties
    A 25-year business technology veteran, Art was a technology consulting manager at the accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen before joining Highwoods in 2000. Professional affiliations include past board member for the Society for Information Management, past president for the Oracle Real Estate Application user group and past board member of the Quest International. Art currently serves as board chair of the Office Technology and Operations Consortium, board member of Real Estate Cyber Consortium, and chair of the Building Engines product advisory board.
  • Aaron Vannatta
    Aaron Vannatta
    VP of Information
    Technology at Lumeris
    Senior Technology Executive uniquely adept at delivering strong leadership and vision across technology, operational readiness, process effectiveness, and building high performance teams which result in service delivery excellence. Successful track record in strategizing, designing, building, and maintaining highly available mission-critical infrastructures that deliver results and competitive advantages. Excellent at driving all facets in the onboarding of new SaaS solutions into a hosted operation with a vital emphasis on proper architecture and planning.
  • Serge Zwikker
    Serge Zwikker
    Vice President of
    Technology at
    RedHill BioPharma
    Serge Zwikker is VP of Technology at RedHill Biopharma, where he created the IT department at its US location when it opened in early 2017. Prior to RedHill, he was Director of IT at Salix Pharmaceuticals. He has 15 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a particular interest in operations, automation, security, and cloud computing. A native of The Netherlands, Serge came to the area in 1992 to play basketball for the UNC Tar Heels. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, where they cheer on their two volleyball-playing daughters and dream of sailing around the world.
  • Warren English
    Warren English
    VP of Information
    Technology Services at BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Warren is a Global IT Leader in the Pharmaceutical space specializing in assisting start-up pharmaceutical companies transition from primary research to commercializing both in the US and in Europe. He has been instrumental in aiding companies to achieve regulatory approval and successful commercialization of more than 15 therapies over the course of 29 years. He has led both large and small IT teams with a focus on cloud technology, security, information architecture, and strategic application rationalization. Warren has completed the Bell Leadership program focusing on Executive leadership and Executive coaching. Warren resides in Raleigh with his wife, Cydney, and daughter, Vivienne.
  • Jim Zemonek
    Jim Zemonek
    AVP, IT at Medicago
    Jim has over 37 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Currently, Jim is Head of IT at Medicago Pharmaceuticals, an emerging pre-commercial vaccines company headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. Previously, he has held executive-level positions in IT at GlaxoSmithKline, Merz, and Salix Pharmaceuticals.
  • Gabor Szentivanyi
    Gabor Szentivanyi
    Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services at Element Solutions Inc.
    Gabor is a global IT leader with over 25 years of experience operating in Hungary, Germany, France, and the United States. He specializes in Information Technology Merger & Acquisition, enterprise integration efforts, IT Infrastructure, and IT Service Management leadership primarily in the chemical and manufacturing industries. Gabor currently serves as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at Element Solutions Inc, with previous roles as Global Information Technology Director at Coty, as well as various positions at Bonduelle, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis. He holds an MBA in management studies and B.S. in electrical engineering. Gabor is fluent in English, German, French and Hungarian.

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