Jon Bradway, Managing Director & Atlanta Office Lead at CapTech, is passionate helping companies use technology to launch strategies, products and business models to connect with customers and drive growth in the digital economy. With extensive experience identifying, launching and commercializing digital businesses and products, he is trusted to lead innovation and transformation projects for the world’s top companies.
At CapTech, Jon is responsible for managing all aspects of the Atlanta office. In addition, he is a leader in CapTech’s Innovation service offering, which helps clients to structure organizations for transformation and identify growth opportunities. Jon also leads multiple client accounts for CapTech ensuring delivery and client success.
Before joining CapTech, Jon was co-founder and COO of Vunify, a direct-to-consumer, content discovery platform which incorporated social recommendations and personalization features. Previously, Jon was a founder and Managing Partner of Blueshift Media, which provided consulting services, technology development and analytic software to media companies and Fortune 500 consumer marketers. Earlier in his career, Jon was a consultant and client lead for inCode Consulting and ioko. Additionally, Jon spent 8 years at Turner Broadcasting where he launched and ran 12 Video On Demand services, and was instrumental in developing the early strategy and business models for streaming video.
Jon received a BA in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from Emory University (Goizueta Business School). Jon lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, daughter and son.
Chris Duncan is EVP/COO of Decisely, a fast growing “insuretech” company focused providing integrated benefits and other HR solutions to small businesses, Insurance Brokerage Partners, Associations and Franchisee nationally. Decisely is owned by Two Sigma, a leading private equity firm, and management. At Decisely he is responsible for sales and operations. Decisely is HQ in Alpharetta GA, with offices in Salt Lake City and Folsom, Sacramento CA.
Formerly, Chris was the Chief Growth Officer of EPIC, a “Top 15” property/casualty, benefits, loss control, claims and HR administration company with various offices in the U.S. His primary responsibility was to grow and lead its expanding employee benefits brokerage and consulting practice.
Previously, he is a Partner with Mercer Health & Benefits involved with strategy and M&A, as well as leader of its Atlanta Health & Benefits Business
His background includes COO/CFO of a regional brokerage, benefits and administration firm, Chief Risk Officer at Delta Air Lines, and multiple positions including strategic planning, finance, and risk/security/insurance management leadership positions within PepsiCo companies of Frito-lay and KFC. He started his career at Ford Motor Company as a casualty insurance analyst.
Active in the community, he is a board member of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center at Applachian State University in Boone, NC. BBA in Marketing and an M.B.A. in Finance and Risk Management, both from the University of Georgia, was named Alumnus of the Year (2003) for the Terry College of Business Risk Management and Insurance Program, the University of Georgia. He is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
Rupen Patel is Chief Strategy Officer at Healthgrades. With more than 15 years of experience in assembling and directing fast-paced software engineering teams, Rupen specializes in strategy and roadmaps to help businesses drive growth and innovation. He’s passionate about creating products that address healthcare’s need for better consumer engagement solutions.
Rupen previously served as CEO of Influence Health. He initially joined the company in 2017 as Chief Technology officer, and shaped the vision and technology agenda for Influence Health’s consumer experience platform. He focused on providing oversight across the organization to ensure timely and efficient execution of strategic initiatives and operations as well as driving product development and technology innovation efforts.
Rupen formerly served as CTO for NCR’s Small and Medium Business division, where he led global engineering for NCR Silver and launched SaaS and Mobile products in three new markets. He also drove innovation efforts in streaming analytics and Internet of Things. Prior to that, he founded and directed Mercurium which helped SaaS companies create new products in marketing automation, eCommerce, health gamification, and more. He also led CMS and Social Network product development for many Turner brands including CNN.com, SI.com, and Money.com
An alum of Vanderbilt, Rupen also received a Master’s degree from Georgia Tech. His honors include a Frost and Sullivan Excellence in Technology Innovation Award in 2016.
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Joey Kline is a Vice President at JLL, specializing in office brokerage and tenant representation. As an Atlanta native, he has a deep passion for promoting the economic growth and continued competitiveness of communities in and around Atlanta, as well as the Southeast as a whole. He has completed transactions in every major submarket of metro Atlanta, and works primarily with start-ups, advertising/marketing agencies, and publicly-traded companies. With a healthy mix of tenacious drive and analytical insights, Joey is a skilled negotiator who advises clients on a myriad of complex real estate matters.
With a strategy and business development background, Joey is first and foremost a pragmatic advisor to his clients. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development for American Fueling Systems, an Atlanta-based alternative energy company. While at JLL, he has become a member of the Million Dollar Club, and has built a reputation as an expert on the intersection of transit-accessibility and urban real estate. With intimate involvement in site selection and planning/zoning concerns, Joey approaches real estate from the perspective of the end user, and thus possesses a unique lens through which to serve his clients.
Joey holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founder, board member, and the treasurer of Advance Atlanta, and also sits on the Selection Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40 event. In addition, he is a member of CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute. Finally, he is part of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2019.
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