Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC,
Jason Barger is the author of the new book Thermostat Cultures and is committed to engaging the hearts and minds of people. He delivers more than 70 speeches annually all over the world and is a dynamic storyteller. His books have been celebrated by The New York Times and other global media and, as founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, engaging cultures, and clarity of mission/vision and values. Prior to writing, speaking, and consulting, Jason led over 1,700 people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, OH. Jason is passionate about developing 21st-century leaders as cultural ambassadors for the teams and organizations they serve. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonVBarger, connect on LinkedIn, and learn more at www.JasonVBarger.com
Software as a Service (SaaS) Technologist
Keith Webb is the Software as a Service (SaaS) Technologist for Ultimate Software and is responsible for supporting the Business Development Team for western North America. In his nine-year tenure at Ultimate, Keith has participated in the software industry’s fundamental shift from traditional license acquisition to the fully hosted SaaS model, and the complexities and challenges resulting from that shift facing CIOs responsible for global workforces. Keith is the former VP of Information Technology at Ruth’s Chris, where his team re-tooled the entire employee lifecycle, freeing valuable time for restaurant operations to focus on hospitality rather than paperwork. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and 25 years of technology and hospitality experience.
Ultimate Software ,
Director of Service Excellence
Craig has been with Ultimate Software for 8 years now. He’s spent time in Global Delivery as a Consulting Manager and in the Customer Success dept. as well. Craig has been in his current role as the Director of Customer Success, for the past 4 years. He has 15+ years of industry experience. Originally from Tampa, FL and he’s a graduate of the University of Florida. Currently live in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three kids.
Rush Enterprises, Inc.,
Sam Castillo is the HRIS Director at RUSH Enterprises Inc., the premier solutions provider to the North American commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the country, representing truck and bus manufacturers including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus, Blue Bird and Elkhart.
Sam has over 18 years of experience in architecting, designing, developing, and managing multiple strategic Human Resource support systems including software selection.
Sam is a dedicated, results oriented professional. He's an expert in leading software implementation projects for core HR, Payroll, Manager Self- Service, Compensation, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Timekeeping and Talent Management.
HRMS Solutions, Inc.,
Founder and CEO
Mike oversees all aspects of the Sales, Marketing, Partner Relations and technology direction for the company. He has a passion and relentless pursuit to offer companies an alternative approach and buying experience for purchasing and implementing HR/Payroll solutions. Dedicated to the HR/Payroll technology profession, with a proven track record of results and recognition, Mike has earned a reputation for being a subject matter expert regarding HRIS, Payroll and Talent Management. A graduate of Arizona State University, Mike lives in Boulder, CO with his wife and two sons. An enthusiastic traveler, new-technology lover, fan of the NY Yankees, movies, pop-music and seeker of authentic ethnic foods across the globe.