The LeadMD creative team got a chance to leave the batcave for an afternoon to join our CEO, Justin Gray, as he chatted with a panel of cutting-edge founders and digital pioneers at the most recent AZ Tech Council Connect Signature Luncheon event.
This bunch of local tech leaders included:
- Scott Salkin — CEO & Co-founder of Allbound
- Kyle Burnett — CTO & Co-founder of Allbound
- Aly Saxe — CEO and Founder of Iris PR Software
- Jerrod Bailey — Partner & VP of Tallwave
- Russ Perry — Founder & CEO of Design Pickle
- Hayley Ringle — Reporter at the PHX Business Journal
- And of course, our very own CEO, Justin Gray
Over 80 tech and marketing professionals attended to hear the collective wisdom of this group of individuals leading the tech charge in the Valley.
We’ve compiled a SlideShare featuring a few of the snapshots of the event, along with key insights from the panelists that we hope you find as inspiring as we did.
Justin also had some thoughts about the “Silicon Desert” title that’s frequently applied to Arizona’s tech sector, namely that we should strive to be seen as more than cheap labor for Silicon Valley tech giants. You can read those thoughts here.
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.