Josh Gertz / mLevel
AMMO Co-Founder / Director
Josh Gertz is co-founder of AMMO and the Atlanta Mobile Awards. He is also a serial entrepreneur and business development executive with more than 20 years experience in the digital media space. At mLevel Josh and team are changing the way people learn. During the rare times when not working you can usually find him tending to one of his BBQ smokers, chasing after his 3 kids or at a poker table.
Sarah Woodward / Stable Kernel
Somehow made it onto Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch in 2016” list along with an impressive group of women professionals I admire.
Love spending every day as a marketing strategist and brand evangelist for stable|kernel – a 20-member mobile app development company working with innovative, purpose-driven clients. In almost three years we’ve grown in both revenue and size. Awesome to be part of building a company from the ground up!
I’m also a co-director for the Atlanta Mobile Marketing Organization, presenters of the Atlanta Mobile Awards. We invite mobile marketers, developers, interactive and digital media, brand and public relations professionals and anyone interested in learning from other people in our space to check us out.
In the past, I’ve managed global agency sales processes and client projects, assisted account and pitch teams, as well as working in the legal field before getting into public relations. I can’t turn down a good cause – I have a passion for getting involved and rallying the troops to take action.
Greg Lipman / Piastra
Owner / Chef
Originally from Boston, Chef Greg learned about food at a young age when he first learned the phrase, “Food is love”. His first culinary steps were what captured his passion when Grandmother Rose showed him how to make chocolate chip cookies, and he states that he is still perfecting the recipe. After training at New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, he worked in different restaurants in the Boston area.
Around age thirty, he trained with a classically trained French chef on a small yacht while sailing over a third of the way around the world. Shortly after the trip, Chef Greg moved to Atlanta and began working at Maxim Prime at the Glenn Hotel in downtown Atlanta. He then worked as the Chef at Alon’s Bakery and Market. After Alon’s, Chef Greg was Executive Chef at Dal Cuore in Johns Creek before opening Piastra.
Vanessa Barigelli / Critical Research
National Account Manager
Vanessa Barigelli is the National Account Manager for Critical Research in Atlanta, GA. In 2009 she left NY state to pursure business development opportunities in the South. Since then she has helped to grow and develop business for both public and private organizations in industries of healthcare, staffing and recruiting and other HR Services including background investigations. She represents Critical Research, a background screening firm with over 38 years of experience conducting background investigations. Our goal is to help your organization partner with individuals who won’t damage your organization’s brand or reputation. We use comprehensive screening packages that are customized to fit your business. We are your one-stop shop for identification verification, criminal background checks, employment and education verification, professional license verification, drug screening, physicals, references, motor vehicle reports, I-9, credit checks, annual screening, random screening, compliance support, exit interviews, employee surveys, and more. We can help your business retain great talent, reduce turnover, and focus on the employee experience as you grow!