Elizabeth Hoemeke is the Senior Vice President of IT Strategy & Global Business Services for Elavon, a leading global provider of merchant acquiring services and integrated payments processing. With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Elizabeth specializes in developing global sourcing partnerships, building high performance IT teams, optimizing software development life cycle and driving transformation through a metrics-driven approach. She is an advocate of leveraging partnerships and a vast professional network to accelerate the development and integration of new technologies and strategies. A native of Atlanta, Elizabeth is an active mentor and volunteer. She is involved with Women in Technology, Technology Association of Georgia and charitable organizations such as Junior Achievement and Year Up, an organization that helps urban youth. She is Board President for Improve International, an organization dedicated to sustainability of clean water and sanitation projects worldwide. Elizabeth has two sons, and holds BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Marc Gorlin is the Founder and CEO of Roadie, the first on-the-way delivery service. Marc is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in successful startups (including Kabbage, PGP and VerticalOne).
Matthew Sander is with Mint Ventures. A graduate from UGA, Matt began his career in the insurance business, but found a talent for software sales in 1992. However, by 1994 Matt knew he’d wanted to start his own company, so he launched Natural Pet Litters and introduced the first flushable, biodegradable pet litter. With eventual distribution into 7200 outlets nationwide, Matt sold his company to a competitor and turned his attention to helping small businesses grow and expand their client base. In 2004, Matt saw the furied pace of the real estate industry and entered as an investor/appraiser and began to value and invest in properties across Atlanta. Then 2008 arrived. Recognizing early the industry had hit the wall, Matt turned his attention to an idea a friend brought his way. The result was Court Revenue Systems; a SAAS platform allowing citation recipients to pay their fines, and court mandated cost online. CRS went the extra step by adjudicating the case within the software reducing the court’s workload by 30%. The results were phenomenal, and the company entered the radar screen of a larger court software company who offered Matt a chance to roll his company into theirs and grow across the southeast. By 2012 the results were meeting management expectations and Matt turned his attention to the wellness industry. The goal was to drive physical activity into areas of commerce and WALQUE was born. WALQUE was great example of failing forward. The company launched well before the market wanted it, a pivot was implemented but still no one wanted the end results. Today, Matt spends his time helping SMBs achieve greater results with their human capital strategy as a business advisor with Insperity (NSP). Matt still works pro-bono helping entrepreneurs reach their dream of starting their own endeavor. He also works with companies preparing for the ICOR experience and is active with multiple organizations looking to build the business culture of Atlanta. His back-burner endeavor is under R&D and is collecting data at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scanpop.
Follow Matthew Sander on LinkedIn and can be reached at 678.491.1640