Technology Advisory Board

Our Tech Advisory Board provides expertise and insight into product and software development

Margo Drakos
ArtistYear
Kate Quigley
Vineti
Gary Coman
Cisco Corporate Affairs
Chandra Potluri
Chandra Potluri
Margo Drakos | ArtistYear

Committed to a life of service that harnesses the innovative power of technology and the transformative potential of the arts, Margo Drakos is a former concert cellist turned entrepreneur, strategic architect, and a proud U.S. active duty Military spouse. She is a founder and CEO of ArtistYear.

As Managing Partner of Redwall Advisors, LLC, Margo works with private and public sector institutions leveraging technology and strategic alignment to realize scale, revenue generation, and sustainability. She has a track record of driving and growing emerging software product and service management lines. Her specialties include go-to-market strategies, vertical campaigns, fundraising, operational process design, and release roll-outs.  She has recruited, led, and motivated matrix and dispersed organizations of engineering, product, marketing, and growth teams while maintaining high-quality standards.  Until 2017, Margo spent four years as Chief Technology Officer at McChrystal Group LLC and its spin-off, CrossLead, Inc., an enterprise software and services company working with leaders to optimize organizational performance by leveraging real-time data to understand their human networks and align strategies to daily execution.

Kate Quigley | Vineti

Kate Quigley is the Director of Client Solutions at Vineti, the first commercial, cloud-based immunotherapy platform to expand patient access to life-saving cell and gene therapies treating cancer. In her role, she drives strategic decisions for near- and long-term solutions implementation while also supporting biopharmaceutical clients on their immediate needs for launching treatments in market and scaling.

With a background in Account Management, Program Management, and Business Strategy, Kate considers business development conversations an exciting opportunity for big questions (“why”) and specific alignment around how to create new products and services (“how”). In these capacities, she has also served as as Director of Strategic Relationships at Method, a global design consultancy, Associate Program Management Director at frog design and Account Manager at Digitas. She began her career at BBDO, where she first developed an appreciation for the power of creative/business partnerships. Kate has worked with clients across a variety of sectors including healthcare, automotive, mobile technology, enterprise software, entertainment media, consumer electronics, financial services, and non-profit.

Kate has an MBA from NYU Stern where she had a dual-specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Organizational Management. She went to Emory University for her undergraduate degree and majored in English.

Gary Coman | Cisco Corporate Affairs
Gary Coman pursues life as a passionate, problem solving technologist and adventurous player in the Internet of Things.
Gary leads the Learning Research and Development organization for Corporate Affairs, the Corporate Social Responsibility group for Cisco. Gary’s teams develop simulation software, assessment systems, and learning games, packaged in comprehensive learning experiences for Cisco Networking Academies and other programs. The team also works with Education Innovators to leverage new teaching and learning models centered on the domain of the Internet of Things.
Over a 22 year career in the Information Technology industry, Gary has held various Executive, Technical, and Business Development positions with Cisco while living in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining Cisco he managed Systems Engineering for GeoTel Communications, served as Director of Telecommunications for PCServiceSource, and as a Systems Analyst for Fidelity Investments.
Gary holds advanced degrees in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.
Chandra Potluri

Chandra has 18 years experience in Financial Services industry and has worked at JP Morgan, Capital One and Fannie Mae. He has led multiple initiatives in the Capital Markets and Wealth Management businesses, building in-house platforms and integrating COTS products, using a mix of employee and on-shore/off-shore vendors.

Chandra holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from India. He lives in Washington DC area with his wife and two boys and enjoys regular exercise and outdoor activities.

Dan Abrams
The Pacify Team
Kevin Conroy
GlobalGiving
Anna Lenhart
Next Generation of Service
Dan Abrams | The Pacify Team

Daniel is Pacify’s CTO. He was a senior software engineer at Apple where he architected large scale web applications. For more than a decade, he has been an investor and CTO at a variety of startups.

Kevin Conroy | GlobalGiving

Kevin leads GlobalGiving's Product team - a talented group of programmers, system administrators, designers, communicators, marketers, and champions for customer bliss that work tirelessly to improve our website so that donors can support more projects and projects can get more donors. Before joining GlobalGiving, Kevin designed next-generation television user interfaces and did research for a major consulting company until he realized his skills were being wasted on things that weren't making the world a better place. Kevin is a member of CTOs for Good and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Computer Science with Honors and a B.A. in Economics. On the weekends, Kevin loves making delicious food from scratch with his wife and two children.

Anna Lenhart | Next Generation of Service

As a Master of Public Policy Student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Anna Lenhart studies the rise of automation and the future of work. She came to this subject after 9 years working in both the nonprofit sector and as a technology consultant. She started her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Shakti Rising, a social change organization. Her year of service was transformative both personally and professionally, altering her perspective on what matters in life and highlighting her natural skill set. In 2013 she founded the Next Generation of Service, an alternative career center for young people interested in Service Year opportunities (now a project of the Service Year Alliance).

Anna graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BA in Civil Engineering and Engineering Public Policy in 2011 and studied waste-to-energy systems in Namibian townships as a Fulbright Fellow. She loves backpacking, rock climbing, and snowboarding, and has visited 29 of the United States National Parks.

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