Marc Montoro, Sr. Director of Programs & Communications, NCTA
Marc Montoro is the Sr. Director of Programs & Communications for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). NCTA is the statewide trade association that represents the tech sector through public affairs and workforce development initiatives, along with events. Marc is responsible for the development and execution of NCTA’s events portfolio, including content creation, speaker coordination and sponsorship sales. He also leads NCTA’s communications strategy, including web and social media presence, digital marketing and media relations.
Marc has over 14 years of marketing and communications experience, mostly in technology. The first five years were as a recruiter. He started in IT staffing and solutions for TEKsystems, then working for Lucas Group, placing finance/accounting professionals. He moved to North Carolina in 2004, where he started with NCTA, serving as the Programs Manager for two and a half years. Then, he held marketing roles with WRAL Tech Wire and Restaurant.com, before returning to NCTA, where he has been in his current role for over four years.
Marc has a BA in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he played football for the Tarheels. He lives in Hillsborough with his wife (Natalie) and two daughters (Molly and Daphne).
Ray Carey, CEO, NeoNova
Ray Carey has been the Chief Executive Officer at NeoNova since 2010 and, after NeoNova’s acquisition by NRTC last year he took on responsibility for all of the National Rural Telephone Cooperative’s Broadband efforts.
Prior to taking the helm at NeoNova, Ray was a General Partner at Azure Capital Partners in San Francisco where he spent over a decade working and investing in entrepreneurial technology and service companies including Broadlight, Calix Networks, Cyan Optics, Fonality, SlideRocket, Vapps, and World Wide Packets. He remains a Venture Partner with Azure Capital, a firm he joined in 2001. While at Azure in 2008, Ray led the investment in NeoNova, served on its Board of Directors and was named CEO.
Prior to Azure, Ray worked at Credit Suisse First Boston & Robertson Stephens, focused on public and private financings, and mergers and acquisitions for technology companies. He provided strategic advice to several companies, including ADC Telecommunications, Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Efficient Networks, Juniper Networks, Next Level Communications and many others.
Ray represented the United States by swimming in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and he received his A.B. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
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Stephanie Trunzo, CCO, PointSource
Stephanie Lynn Trunzo is the Chief Creative Officer for PointSource, helping drive the vision and messaging, and bringing operational excellence to this growing IBM Premier Business Partner. She manages the design and client experience organizations, creating intuitive experiences built on cutting edge technology, while also crafting Agile and efficient development patterns. Previously, Stephanie was with IBM for 13 years, most recently as a director running the development organization for the IBM Rational Jazz Platform, and the integration strategy for the ALM ecosystem.