Tampa Bay, FL. (December 21, 2018) – Tampa Bay Tech announces the appointment of its 2019 slate of officers.
Chair/CEO: Kimberly Anstett, CIO, NielsenVice Chair: Jason Warnke, Global Social Enterprise Lead – CIO Organization, AccentureTreasurer: Travis Milks, Managing Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity PartnersSecretary: Joseph F. Southron, Partner, Four Rivers Law Firm
Tampa Bay Tech is the area’s non-profit technology council representing Florida’s largest and most diverse technology hub. They are a member-driven, board-led organization committed to supporting those working in Tampa Bay’s tech community, which represents over 55,000 technologists.
Kim Anstett is the CIO at The Nielsen Company, a leader in independent measurement with over 50,000 associates in more than 100 countries. Her strategy is centered on the future of the digital enterprise, ensuring Nielsen has effective technology solutions that improve the way associates work. This includes transforming the technology footprint to cloud-based platforms, driving automation in business processes, acquisition integration and continuing to mature the cybersecurity program. She also sponsors the Emerging Leaders Program and Diversity & Inclusion groups.
Jason Warnke currently leads Digital Enterprise Services within Accenture’s internal IT leadership team which is made up of IT’s support of the Corporate Functions like Marketing, Legal, Workplace, Geographic Services and Local Application Development.
Travis Milks is a Managing Partner of Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners, a growth equity investment firm focused on high growth, technology-enabled businesses. Mr. Milks currently maintains board responsibilities at Stonehenge portfolio companies YPrime, Thrive, Choice Legal, and Proficient Auto Transport (observer). Mr. Milks previously held board observation responsibilities for VectorLearning, Inc. (sold to a financial sponsor) and Dixie-Southern (sold to a strategic acquirer). Stonehenge focuses on technology-enabled businesses, and has made investments in more than 40 companies over the last 20 years.
Joseph Southron is a founding partner of Four Rivers Law Firm, which specializes in patents, trademarks and copyrights. His areas of expertise span IP, business litigation, corporate and business formation, technology and venture debt/private equity.
“Our new slate of officers represents four top leaders in the tech community, and their unique perspectives will drive powerful change within the organization and Tampa Bay,” said Jill St. Thomas, co-Executive Director and CRO of Tampa Bay Tech. “We are thrilled to have their leadership at the helm in 2019.”
With over one hundred member companies representing thousands of tech employees – as well as thousands of students within the area’s colleges and universities – Tampa Bay Tech provides programs and initiatives to connect the community, development opportunities for members, and supports Tampa Bay’s growing workforce.
Tampa Bay Tech produces two flagship events annually – poweredUP and the Tampa Bay Tech Awards. In addition, it supports hundreds of interest-level gatherings per year in conjunction with their Board of Directors, Tech Executive Council, Meetup cooperative and community partners. https://tampabay.tech
For more information contact:
Jill St. Thomas, CRO/Executive Director