Molly Castelazo, President of the Board
Molly Castelazo is founder and Chief Content Strategist at Castelazo Content, a content marketing firm specializing in whitepapers, bylined articles, blogs, infographics, social media, and other thought leadership and lead generation content. Since launching the firm in 2005, Molly has built a successful business serving the demand for high-quality, data-driven content that engages clients’ target prospects, converts those prospects into customers, and customers into devotees.
Scott Salkin, Immediate Past President
Scott Salkin is the Founder and CEO of Allbound, the first mobile-friendly SaaS platform that centralizes sales and channel enablement to ensure both direct and indirect sales reps have all of the skills, knowledge, tools and assets the need to maximize every buyer interaction. Scott has recently been listed by the Arizona Republic as one if its “Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35,” as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and was featured as one of AZ Business Magazine’s “Generation Next Business Leaders.”
Gerard Sample, President – Elect
As Founder and CEO of Third Wave Interactive, Gerard E. Sample is dedicated to helping companies execute outbound marketing initiatives and the enablement of B2B sales professionals. Prior to starting Third Wave, Gerard spent fifteen years in marketing, sales and business development roles spanning enterprise software, information technology and online service offerings. During this time, he contributed to the growth of companies such as CA Technologies, LivePerson, Sun Microsystems and Match.com.
Matt Hensler, Treasurer
Matt Hensler is the Vice President of Marketing Strategy at Elevation Marketing, a b2b-focused integrated marketing services firm which emphasizes delivering a remarkable client and more business wins for its clients. As a career B2B marketer, Matt provides strategic guidance to clients in a variety of industries including technology, construction, industrial, healthcare and the green industry among others. He’s a firm believer in hard work, because good ideas and effort aren’t independent of one another. This mantra has served him and his clients well over his professional career, and its a philosophy he carries into the time he has committed to BMA Phoenix as a past president, head of programming and currently as treasurer.
MJ Patent, VP of Communications
MJ is a Marketing Manager at Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 company, that is a leading technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions to business and government clients. At Insight, MJ creates integrated marketing campaign strategies that focus on the Service Provider vertical. With over 10 years of sales and marketing experience, she specializes in B2B and channel marketing. MJ has a B.B.A in Marketing, a B.S. in Biochemistry from Loyola University Chicago and is currently working on her MBA from the University of Maryland.
Leigh Goldstein, VP of Events
Leigh Goldstein serves as the Vice President, Operations & Events for the Arizona Technology Council, a private, not-for-profit technology trade association. He joined the Council in June of 2008, and oversees the organization’s operations and extensive programming. Goldstein is responsible for the coordination of over 150 events throughout the year in Phoenix and Tucson, including the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation event, attended by 1,000 of Arizona’s leading members of the business community.
Jennifer Jewett, VP of Programming
With more than a decade of experience running global public relations for technology companies, Jennifer brings the insight needed to design comprehensive and integrated public relations, analyst relations and social media programs. Jennifer has worked with all stages of technology companies ranging from scrappy start-ups to established Fortune 500 brands, both from the agency side and in-house. Constantly on top of the media, Jennifer has secured coverage in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Vanity Fair, CRN, Channelnomics, eWeek, InformationWeek and ZDNet for a variety of companies.
Dara Schulenberg, VP of Professional Development
Dara Schulenberg is an accomplished senior marketing professional with 20+ years of experience focused on technology and engineering markets. As a digital marketing consultant, she combines insights gained from agency and client-side engagements to drive brand activation and build inbound engines for demand generation. Dara attributes her professional growth to an ability to continually adapt, learn and perform in fast-paced environments while using technical skills to embrace data-driven performance optimization. She is passionate about investing in professional development – at all stages of your marketing career – and is eager to help expand opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in our BMA Phoenix community.
Ryan Naylor, VP of Sponsorship
Ryan Naylor is the Founder and President of LocalWork.com in Phoenix, Arizona. With nearly 10 years of experience in sales, internet marketing, management and human resources, Naylor founded LocalWork.com in 2009. His inspiration for developing this small business was to support the local economy by reducing unemployment rates, connecting businesses with viable employees and helping change the way employers and employees measure the value of a positive workplace culture. Naylor attended Utah State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Entrepreneurship from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.