|Milton Bartley is one of the region’s most recognizable business leaders. From serving as a combat leader in the United States Army to launching a world-class IT services company, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself, his family and his employees.
Milton co-founded ImageQuest in 2007, and it quickly became one of Nashville’s fastest growing technology companies. ImageQuest is recognized as a pioneer in providing Managed IT, Cybersecurity and IT Compliance services.
As the world cyber threat landscape has changed dramatically over the last two decades, Milton’s expertise uniquely has positioned him and ImageQuest to provide proactive risk management and IT compliance & governance programs for growing organizations in numerous industries. Numerous companies value Milton’s advice as their IT Consultant and vCISO.
Milton is currently a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
Milton’s latest article for Forbes can be found here: bit.ly/ForbesIQ – “Why Prioritizing Cybersecurity Makes Compliance Easier”
Milton also has been an MSP Mentor Top 250, which recognizes the world’s top managed services provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, and experts.
Milton believes “it takes a team of committed individuals to build and grow a business in today’s world of rapidly changing technology.”
Mr. Milton Bartley
|Based in Austin, Texas, Sean Downing is responsible for Upgrade's Bank Partnerships in mid-Atlantic and northeastern US. Sean is a seasoned sales executive with 14 years of experience in developing partnerships with banks and financial institutions. Before joining Upgrade, Sean was Vice President at Kasasa.
Mr. Sean Downing
|Despite the proliferation of crypto currencies and crypto assets globally, the regulatory community has yet to implement a common set of rules and standards. Jim Fuchs will discuss some of the research that is driving many of the conversations on the future regulatory structure for crypto asset firms, stablecoin issuers and other financial products and services built on blockchain infrastructure and offered through decentralized communities.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Jim Fuchs is a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, overseeing the operations of the bank’s Applications, Credit, Reserves, Statistics, Business Line Training Services, Competitive Analysis, Digital Transformation Consulting, Supervision Policy, Research and Analysis, and Supervision Outreach units. He also oversees national outreach programs for community bankers and is a member of several Federal Reserve System workgroups focused on community banking issues. Fuchs received his MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
|Spent 25 years working with banks as well as being a bank executive. Currently, Executive Vice President of Fintech Bank Integration at Banc Card. Rice University trained in public speaking and have spoken to groups of 200. For the past 5 years I have researched and developed strategies to help banks compete in the emerging FinTech space. Currently speaking to other State organizations at conferances on the landscape and options in relative to FinTech Payments.
|Jeff is a Vice President of Sales for Black Knight’s Origination Technologies Division. He is responsible for connecting Lenders of all sizes in the mid-atlantic with best digital loan origination technologies available today. Jeff has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors including hands on experience originating and underwriting loans, SAAS fintech B2B sales and corporate training. Before joining Black Knight, Jeff served as a National Enterprise Software Sales Engineer. Jeff is a member of nearly a dozen local and national professional organizations that help the industry including memberships with MBA, MBAC, VA MBA, TN MBA, MMLA, PA Bankers, KY Bankers, NC Bankers and local Fintech Chapters. Jeff was recently nominated to the Board of the Charlotte Regional Mortgage Lender's Association for 2022-2023. He also holds several professional certifications and dedicates personal time to many charity organizations. For 2022, Jeff serves on Black Knight’s DEI Board, LGBT Roundtable and as a Mentor for MBA’s DEI Engage Mentoring program.
Mr. Jeff Sykes
Black Knight, Inc.
|Patti has over 20 years of business development experience and over 16 in the banking industry.She is a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert via the Blockchain Council. Before joining SRM, she spent three years helping financial institutions across the US with their vendor oversight programs and three years at Jack Henry & Associates.Patti helped launch SRM’s crypto advisory, delivering education and strategic planning services for financial institutions integrating cryptocurrency and blockchain concepts and technology.
Strategic Resource Management, Inc.