Meet the Team

The Enterprisers Project team includes the editorial team, the Community Contributor Collaborative, and a select group of CIOs and IT executives we call Enterprisers.

Editorial Team

Carla Rudder

Carla Rudder is a community manager and program manager for The Enterprisers Project. She enjoys bringing new authors into the community and helping them craft articles that showcase their voice and deliver novel, actionable insights for readers.  

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Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders

Katie Sanders is the Content and Community Manager for The Enterprisers Project, seeking contributors who have expertise that can be shared with an audience of CIOs and IT leaders. She is eager to provide quality thought leadership and insights, leaving readers with actionable takeaways they can implement in their own organizations.

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Lauren Pritchett

Lauren Pritchett

Lauren Pritchett is Managing Editor for The Enterprisers Project. She is passionate about connecting people with one another through the art of storytelling.

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Laurianne McLaughlin

Laurianne McLaughlin is Editorial Director, Digital Communities for Red Hat, leading content strategy. Previously, she served as Content Director for The Enterprisers Project, Editor-in-Chief at InformationWeek.com, and Managing Editor at CIO.com.

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Community Contributor Collaborative

The Community Contributor Collaborative represents our most trusted and committed contributors.

Bob Kantor

Bob helps IT managers and teams get more done while improving user relationships and reducing organizational conflict. He provides online training as well as group and 1:1 coaching programs that get problems solved fast.

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Cedric Wells

Cedric Wells is a Millennial IT executive and tech optimist who's passionate about people and diversity. He previously served as Director of IT Business Solutions responsible for corporate IT at Flooid. Cedric has an entrepreneurial spirit and is most excited about technologies involving edge computing, AI, and cloud.

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Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting.

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David Egts

David Egts

David Egts is the Chief Technologist of Red Hat’s North America Public Sector organization where he is the executive-level connective tissue between Red Hat and top public sector decision makers and influencers globally.More about me

Drew Bird

Drew Bird, MSc, MA, and author of "The Leader’s Guide To Emotional Intelligence," is a coach, trainer, facilitator and speaker. He is founder of The EQ Development Group.

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E.G. Nadhan

E.G. Nadhan is the Chief Architect and Strategist for North America at Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including Cloud, Blockchain, Analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) through multiple channels including industry conferences, executive roundtables as well as customer-specific executive briefing sessions.

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Eveline Oehrlich

Eveline Oehrlich is an industry analyst, author, speaker and business advisor focused on digital transformation. Eveline is the Chief Research Director at DevOps Institute where she leads the research and analysis for the Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report and other research projects.

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Ganes Kesari

Ganes Kesari is an entrepreneur, AI thought leader, author, and TEDx speaker. He co-founded Gramener, where he heads Data Science Advisory and Innovation. He advises executives of large organizations on data-driven decision making.

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Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick is the president and founder of StarCIO, a technology learning company that guides leaders on digital transformation. A lifelong technologist, Isaac has served in startup CTO and transformational CIO roles.

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Jonathan Feldman

Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the city of Asheville, N.C., is an award winning CIO, speaker, and writer. He was named a top CIO to follow by the Huffington Post and was honored with a Frost & Sullivan CIO Impact Award.

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Kate Yuan

Kate Yuan is a startup consultant with a focus on go-to-market strategies and enterprise sales. She has worked with startups in four continents and 30+ countries as an investor, advisor, and operator.

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Ken Ferguson

Ken Ferguson is Senior Partner at Berkshire Recruiting Services - IT Technology Recruiters. As an ​IT Recruiter, Career Counselor, Corporate Adviser, and Life Coach​, Ken has over 25 years of IT industry search experience.

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Melissa Swift

Melissa Swift is the U.S. Transformation Leader at Mercer, the consultancy helping redefine the world of work. In this role, Melissa is responsible for the firm’s efforts in the areas of workforce transformation, HR transformation, HR digitization, diversity equity and inclusion, and workforce analytics.

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Michael Walker

Mike Walker is the Senior Director and Global Lead for Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, whose mission is to accelerate innovative business solutions and team transformations, the open source way.

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Rich Theil

Rich Theil

Rich helps IT Leaders fix Agile teams burdened by inadequate Product Management and broken business partner relationships. Prior to starting The Noble Foundry, Rich spent 12 years as CIO for a large, scrappy, and aggressive non-profit in Cincinnati.

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Will Markow

Will Markow is the Vice President of Applied Research – Talent at EMSI Burning Glass where he oversees the research and consulting team focused on strategic workforce planning and the impact of emerging technologies on the workforce.

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Meet the Enterprisers

Today CIOs must guide their organizations in ways that remove barriers to growth, inspire innovation, and create new business opportunities. We call these CIOs Enterprisers.

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