Carolyn Bradfield, CEO, Founder & Board Member
Carolyn Bradfield is a seasoned CEO with 5 successful start-up ventures, 4 self-financed, achieving profitable exits and strong returns for investors. A pioneer in the conferencing industry, Bradfield founded several of the industry's largest and most successful conferencing technology providers. Since 1991, she has been a driving force behind the adoption of innovation in the conferencing industry leading with the creation of a fully automated conferencing experience for customers. Bradfield has spent three decades offering communications solutions to businesses to improve productivity, drive revenue and reduce cost.
Bruce Ahern, Chairman of Convey Holdings
Bruce Ahern is an experienced marketing professional, focusing on high-level communication strategy, sales implementation and positioning for acquisition. Ahern's experience includes the management of investor relations, M&A and corporate information programs designed to strengthen a company's perceived value and market reach.Ahern is a respected author and publisher. He built a family of technical publications and is a frequently quoted speaker, commentator and industry analyst.
Christina Wafford, Chief Financial Officer
Christina Wafford, delivers over 18 years of business, finance and accounting experience to Convey. She has a track record of directing the financial operations of an organization resulting in 3 M&A events and successful capital raises. Wafford has held senior management positions at high profile and start-up companies, including Neodata/EDS, netLibrary, Concepts Direct, Raindance Communications and Accruit. Wafford's experience includes international and domestic, public and private company acquisitions and merger and integration planning. She has built and developed all aspects of finance and accounting functions including systems, policies and procedures, budgeting, business plan development and facilities management.
Daniel Gaston, Vice President of Business Development
Danny Gaston is chartered with developing and expanding the marketplace for virtual events, creating both a direct and channel focus to offer capabilities to event managers, associations, nonprofits, tradeshow operators and channel resellers. He brings a unique skill set in being able to strategically understand how to address an emerging market, combined with the tactics needed to generate an appropriate sales process. He has been integral in every aspect of the development of Cloud Conventions from product design, to creating processes for managing an event, to offering strategic support to clients that are creating their first virtual experience.
Gaston graduated from Kennesaw State University summa cum laude with a degree in Applied Science, Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Brent Palmer, Director of Marketing
Brent managed marketing for Copper Services, an audio and web conferencing company sold to PGi in 2013. Brent currently manages all marketing activities for Convey Services and its three subsidiaries including corporate branding, portal design and development, market outreach, social media strategy and overall marketing programs. In addition, Brent consults with customers of Convey Channel and Cloud Conventions to help them in their design strategy for their partner or event portals.
Ed Larson, Board Member
Ed Larson was the founder and CEO of The Conference Depot (TCD), founded in 2001 and acquired by Copper Services (now Convey) in 2008. TCD grew rapidly as his innovative business tactics capitalized on the under-served market of small to medium-sized business. Larson was on the forefront of email marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and has fine-tuned a variety of innovative marketing strategies. He co-founded Micro Alliance, a manufacturer of industrial computer platforms, sold to SBS Technologies now part of General Electric. Currently Larson is the CEO and Founder of Call2Test a technology company offering an easy, cost effective method for automating the randomization of patient's tests to comply with regulatory and court-ordered testing requirements.
Curt Allen, Board Member
Curt Allen has spent the last 20 years, working in sales and sales leadership exclusively in the Telecommunications and IT Services space. In his roles as SVP of Global Channel Chief for Vonage, Chief Revenue Officer of Channel at Windstream Enterprise, President of Channel at Sandler Partners and President of X4 Solutions he has worked with business leaders and company owners large and small to deliver connectivity and cloud solutions across the United States.