Hartford 2016 Speakers

Edward D. Laprade

President & CEO, ADNET Technologies Edward Laprade cofounded ADNET Technologies, LLC in 1991 with the idea that combining technical expertise with business acumen would create a uniquely valuable computer consulting firm. Under his leadership, ADNET has grown significantly and become one of the leading IT advisory service firms in New England. Ed oversees business operations … Continue reading Edward D. Laprade

Christopher J. Luise

Executive Vice President, ADNET Technologies Christopher Luise, Executive Vice President at ADNET Technologies, LLC, has over 25 years of experience and proven success leading global business and Information Technology operations. Christopher co-founded ADNET in 1991 with President & CEO Edward Laprade. In 1995, he left ADNET and spent the next 13 years driving innovative, technology-based … Continue reading Christopher J. Luise


Chief Financial Officer, SONITROL NEW ENGLAND Kevin joined Sonitrol New England in September of 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He leads a team of ten in accounting / customer service / IT. He recently took over responsibilities for the sales team consisting of eleven consultants across Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Kevin’s focus is working … Continue reading J. KEVIN LARCHE, CPA

Tim Weber

Director, Infrastructure Services, ADNET Technologies  Tim Weber has been with ADNET since 1994. Tim began his career as a Systems Engineer and rapidly progressed into a leadership role in 1999. Since then, Tim has focused on the continual growth and development of ADNET’s service delivery team, and on the evolution of ADNET’s delivery model. Tim works … Continue reading Tim Weber

Eric Monda

Senior Systems Engineer, ADNET Technologies Eric is a Senior Systems Engineer and Certified Ethical Hacker with over 9 years of experience in Microsoft, Apple, Cisco and other security technologies. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries on complex projects including multiple system reviews, gap analysis, site setups, VPN configurations, system upgrades, … Continue reading Eric Monda

Michelle Syc

Senior Analyst, Advisory & Assurance Services, ADNET Technologies Michelle D. Syc, CISSP, CEH, has over 10 years of experience in risk management. Her focus in the cyber security and compliance industry allows her to assist clients with identifying and assessing information system related risks and implementing strategies to manage those risks. Michelle has extensive experience … Continue reading Michelle Syc

Ed Faits

Senior Technology Strategist, ADNET Technologies Ed Faits has held a variety of technology positions over the years, with a strong background in software development, relational databases, and web based solutions. Ed specializes in Microsoft technologies including SharePoint, ASP and VB.NET programming, SQL Server Database design and administration, and MS Office customizations. With over 20 years … Continue reading Ed Faits

Michael Luntta

Applications Solution Developer, ADNET Technologies Michael Luntta joined the Application Services team at ADNET in 2014 as an Application Solutions Developer. He received a Bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Management from Keene State College in 2003. Michael enjoys interacting with all levels of an organization in order to understand how to meet … Continue reading Michael Luntta

William Palmer

Design Engineer, ADNET Technologies Bill joined ADNET in 2005 and works as a Design Engineer. He has over 20 years of extensive experience with Microsoft products, Unified Communications, Voice & VoIP Systems, Unified Messaging, Data Protection Manager, WAN technologies and voice access lines. Before coming to ADNET, Bill spent 10 years with SBC (formerly SNET) where he … Continue reading William Palmer

Mark Presti

Product Specialist, Brocade Mark Presti is a Product Specialist in the Office of the CTO at Brocade and is Brocade’s open networking evangelist who’s passionate about emergent technologies and the risks/rewards they offer.  Whether presenting to large audiences or consulting with small teams, Mark challenges top executives and engineers to help they make better decisions … Continue reading Mark Presti

Suzanne Lipton

Director, Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C), Level 3 Communications Suzanne Lipton and her organization are focused on helping enterprises keep pace with the demands of an increasingly networked world via UC&C; including audio, video, web-based and mobility-enabled collaboration and voice solutions. Her strength is helping clients weigh end user considerations as they decide how to … Continue reading Suzanne Lipton

James Foote

CEO & Founder, RiskE Solutions As a passionate technologist, James leveraged his experience as a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Consultant to change the way Insurance Brokerage firms advise on risk and procure insurance. James is heavily involved within the entrepreneurial startup community in Greater New England and enjoys sharing advice through the Junior Achievement … Continue reading James Foote

Kristy Reid

Engagement Manager, ADNET Technologies Kristy Reid has been with ADNET since 1995. She began her career providing remote support to ADNET clients and then transitioned into a field engineer role. Kristy worked as a Systems Engineer for several years, helping clients with technical concerns, issues, and projects while continuing to form strong relationships. It is … Continue reading Kristy Reid

Bryan Zoll, CISA

Supervisor, MARCUM LLP Bryan M. Zoll is a Supervisor in the Firm’s New Haven office and a member of its IT Risk and Assurance Services Practice group. He is an active member in the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) community and has over 7 years experience in the Healthcare industry developing and maintaining security architectures for electronic medical … Continue reading Bryan Zoll, CISA

Andrew Mathieson

Senior, MARCUM LLP Andrew Mathieson is a Senior at Marcum LLP and has 6 years of professional experience in IT. He also has 12 years of professional experience in Investment Back Office Operations and development. Andrew’s key industries of focus are: Financial Services Information Technology Banking Hedge Funds Energy Andrew’s areas of expertise are: SOC … Continue reading Andrew Mathieson

Don Murphy

Senior Systems Engineer, Fortinet, Inc. Don Murphy has over 25 years in the Security and Networking Field as both a practitioner and Architect. He holds several industry certifications including a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In the past Don was an ethical hacker but now currently works as a Sales Engineer for Fortinet … Continue reading Don Murphy

Michael DePalma

Channel Development Manager, Datto, Inc. Upon graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2002, Michael worked in several different verticals in both the Public and Private sectors before joining Datto in March 2015.  A lifelong Connecticut resident, Michael represents Datto at numerous trade shows and technology conferences throughout North America, connecting with businesses regarding the need … Continue reading Michael DePalma

Jason Appel

Project Manager and Security Practice Manager, ADNET Technologies Jason Appel joined the ADNET team in 2005 and is now the Project Manager and Security Practice Manager in the Albany NY office. Additionally, he is often called to assist with network design and engineering, as well as with technical support escalations. Jason specializes in leading network … Continue reading Jason Appel

Chris Florentino

Engagement Manager, ADNET Technologies Chris Florentino brings a deep professional and academic business background as well as extensive technical expertise to his relationships with clients. Since taking apart and rebuilding his first computer more than 15 years ago, Chris has been focused on helping people understand how technology works and finding ways to improve their … Continue reading Chris Florentino

Rob Brainard

Systems Engineer, ADNET Technologies Rob is a skilled technology professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. His technical skills and understanding of business principles help him to focus on solving complex IT problems for his clients, while designing solutions that will support the long-term goals of their organizations. Certifications Apple OSX Support Essentials … Continue reading Rob Brainard

David Leinberry

Major Account Manager, Fortinet, Inc. David has over 35 years of sales and sales management experience within New England.  Over the last 20 years, David has spent his time in technology and security software including McAfee, Dell, and Mandiant. The last year and a half, David has been evangelizing and building up the Fortinet Sandbox product … Continue reading David Leinberry