ProductCamp Nashville would not be possible without the tireless efforts of its fearless Planning Team. (Yes, we wrote this.)
Chair: Cooper McGoodwin
Cooper McGoodwin is the Chair for ProductCamp Nashville 2018. He is the Director of Product at Ludi, Inc, working to inspire a better healthcare system. He moved to Nashville from NYC 3 years ago.
"Nashville has an amazing Product community and ProductCamp Nashville is the perfect showcase for our city!"
Vice Chair/Chair Elect/Production Coordinator: Kent Rowland
As a Raleigh, NC native, Kenton has always been an enthusiast of leveraging technology to make life easier. His love and passion for all things tech has led him to a career in IT. He currently works in Product at Navihealth where he gets to lead the development of solutions to very common yet complex healthcare issues. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and pup, reading and participating in team sports.
Marketing Coordinator: Athena Perez
As a UX Engineer at naviHealth, Athena assists in bridging the gap between Product and Engineering.
A varied background in psychology, finance, and music has shaped her ability to serve on several boards and fill what needs arise, from strategy to 'in the trenches' tactical work. After many years running a small music business, she pursued a rekindled childhood dream of design and programming by attending Nashville Software School. She discovered that UX design and front-end development combine her passion for psychology and creating. Athena's priority is to facilitate a 'community over competition' mindset and environment and is proud to assist in that development as she serves this event and community.
Sponsorship Coordinator: Melissa Karlin
Melissa Karlin is the sponsorship coordinator for ProductCamp Nashville 2018. A recent transplant from Chicago, Melissa has spent her tech life working on Enterprise martech solutions. She chose to move to Nashville to continue to grow in the Product space and make her mark as a mentor and thought leader in Nashville.
Speaker Butler: Alex Glabman
As a product manager at LeanKit (recently acquired by Planview), Alex enjoys simplifying the complex for prospects and customers. With hands-on experience implementing Lean & Agile across organizations and a passion for surfacing data, Alex is a champion for continuous improvement, eating elephants one bite at a time. This dog lover and bourbon nerd is excited to join the PCN18 team.
Volunteer Coordinator: Jacob Wiser
Jacob Wiser is Nashville native and a Product Consultant at Pilgrim Consulting. He has worked on over 60 software projects across verticals like music, transportation, eCommerce, and marketing. He loves solving problems for his clients, and is proud to be a part of the PCN 2018 team as Volunteer Coordinator.
Marketing Support: Sean Webster
Sean Webster is a Nashville native, 13 year seasoned designer with a degree from Nossi College of Art, turned digital marketer. He has a passion for funnel hacking, marketing automation and branding design (digital/print). Sean also serves as a committee leader for Social Media Club Nashville and designer for Craft Content Nashville.
Advisor: Chris Boyd
Chris has pursued technology solutions to business problems from day one of his career. As the VP of Product at Built, Chris works to understand the needs and pain points of current and future customers in order to make them more successful.
Advisor: Bob Batchler
Batch is a recent transplant to middle Tennessee, but has dived right into the tech ecosystem. Based on his experience as a co-founder or key exec at four startups, Batch serves as a consultant to early- and mid-stage SaaS technology companies and a mentor/advisor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He loves building teams and companies, and is thrilled to be part of the PCN18 team.
Advisor: Dave Seeman
Dave is a Nashville native and co-owner at Fractal Hardware, where he helps make product ideas into realities as a mechanical engineer. He's also a novice programmer and a big productivity geek. He's excited to have fun meeting and learning from new people at ProductCamp.
ProductCamp Nashville is also backed by TechFed Nashville, a non-profit organization formed to support and grow the grassroots tech talent in Middle Tennessee. TechFed provides financial stewardship, risk management and volunteer leadership development for Nashville-area technology events.