Nate is the Vice President of Technology at WebMD Health Services. He uses cross-functional collaboration, user-focused innovation, mobile and web technology, and a full suite of monetization and go-to-market tactics to create winning digital strategies. Nate says a decade of incorporating inquisitive experimentation and consumer research techniques to guide product iterations within agile methodologies has led to powerful innovations and engaged product and technology teams. The resulting products, he says, resonate with consumers and create sustainable revenue streams, leading to further opportunities to experiment, learn and innovate.
Chase is a Partner and Account Executive with Paird, a Portland-based boutique Staffing Agency that places technology professionals within the software development niche. For the past 5+ years, he has recruited IT professionals, placing more than 90 individuals in startups to Fortune 500 companies. Chase is also responsible for client relations and assisting with the company’s strategic direction.
Jenny, who will do double-duty as a resume reviewer in our Career Event, is the founder and CEO of jobjenny.com, LLC. Though she’s held official titles such as job search strategist, recruiter, career coach and certified professional resume writer, Jenny notes that – as is the case with most business owners – she wears many hats.
She says she “believe(s) down to my core that fortune favors the bold, that it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission, and that – done well – personal branding can take you enormously far in your career and life.” Jenny feels a big part of her job is teaching people how to communicate their brands in memorable, engaging and high personality ways, so that they will attract the right audiences and move them toward their core goals.
Currently with Jama, Ryan has 13 years’ experience in the Portland market with the first 10 spent on the “agency” side before transitioning to the corporate side of the business. While working for NWEA, he led a three-year initiative to recruit and retain top talent and focused on all technical positions within the organization.
Ryan says he is passionate about the work he does and is always looking for ways to improve the hiring process for both managers and candidates.
Currently the Senior Information Technology Manager for the City of Portland’s Online Permit System, Saby has 20+ years of experience across many fields, and is an international speaker, trainer, and mentor focusing on leadership and technology.
He has assisted multiple diverse clients in business transformations including software development, project management, change management and process improvement. A former PMI Portland Board President, Saby enjoys promoting communications across various departments and assisting customers in finding effective solutions to complex problems, leading through team inspiration. He is also a well-known “selfie” taker.