JUDGES

Brian Lane CEO of Comfort Systems USA

Brian Lane

CEO

Comfort Systems USA

Brian has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Comfort Systems since December 2011. Prior to joining Comfort Systems in 2003, he spent fifteen years at Halliburton holding various positions in business development, strategy, and project initiatives. He departed as the Regional Director of Europe and Africa. Brian’s additional experience included serving as a Regional Director of Capstone Turbine Corporation, a distributed power manufacturer. He also was a Vice President of Kvaerner, an international engineering and construction company where he focused on the chemical industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Boston College.

James Benham JBKnowledge

James Benham

CEO

JBKnowledge

James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems at Texas A&M University. During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James established JBKnowledge, Inc., makers of the SmartBid, SmartCompliance, SmartReality and SmartInsight cloud solutions, where he is currently CEO. With his extensive experience in the design, development and use of technology to improve efficiency, James is a sought-after international speaker on business information technology, data security and innovative software tools.

Michael Pearson DSA Technologies

Michael Pearson

President

DSA Technologies

Michael Pearson has been with DSA since it was founded in 1991. DSA Technologies has had consistent growth and been an early provider of cloud (IaaS) and ITaaS (IT as a Service) to its clients. Michael has a desire to provide IT services for DSA’s clients that is both first class and a clear change from what they have experienced IT to be in the past. Whether purchasing products or working with the DSA Services teams, his goal is to make sure it is not the same old IT experience.

 

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