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 editor 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 Content Manager for The Enterprisers Project, seeking contributors with expertise that can be shared with CIOs and IT leaders. She is eager to find the best voices to provide quality thought leadership and insights and leave readers with actionable takeaways.

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Laurianne McLaughlin

Laurianne McLaughlin is Content Director for The Enterprisers Project, delivering analysis and advice for the IT leadership community. Previously, she served as 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, which develops the human side of technology.

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David Egts

David Egts is the Chief Technologist of Red Hat’s North America Public Sector organization where he directs a global team of technical experts and field product management to help government clients improve service delivery the open source way.

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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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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, President of StarCIO, guides companies through smarter, faster, innovative, and safer digital transformation programs that deliver business results.

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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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Mark Runyon

Mark Runyon works as a director of consulting for Improving. For the past 20 years, he has designed and implemented innovative technology solutions for companies in the finance, logistics, and pharmaceutical space.

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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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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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