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Lisa Mitchell and John Motazedi

Lisa Mitchell is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she is the CEO and co-founder of Progressive Computer Systems, Inc. Lisa and her business partner, Mark Michal, started Progressive Computer Systems, Inc. in 1987 with the sincere desire to cultivate long-standing partnerships with both their clients and their staff based on building trust and operating with integrity at all times. Many of their clients have been with Progressive for over 15-20 years and the average employee retention rate is over 12 years – which confirms one of Lisa’s core beliefs that your team is your most valuable asset. Lisa is passionate about helping her clients become proactive in managing their businesses and providing Strategic Planning to ensure their future successes. By serving primarily as a high-level Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) for her clients on multiple fronts, Lisa is able to help her clients not only make good decisions around Information Technology (IT), but also help them focus on the broader components of what makes a business succeed in general. While the core services that Lisa’s company offers include IT Managed Services, Cybersecurity, and HIPAA Compliance, what makes Lisa’s knowledge valuable to her clients is the business acumen learned in the almost 30 years of running her own IT business. Lisa also currently serves as the facilitator for a national Healthcare Special Interest Group and she is involved with other International IT Peer Groups and local, non-profit organizations. Lisa and her team have been fortunate to have received national and local recognition including being rated as one of the “Top 500 Technological Companies in the Country, one of the “Top 100 Technology Companies in the Triangle,” twice recognized as the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, Top “40 Under 40” Businesses, and one of the “Top 25 Women in Business.” Progressive’s clientele ranges from small, medium, to enterprise-level clients in all professional industries with a heavy concentration in the medical, pharmaceutical, dental, legal, and healthcare vertical markets. You can connect with Lisa and Progressive Computer Systems, Inc. at: [email protected] www.pc-net.com www.facebook.com/progressivecomputersystemsinc www.twitter.com/progressive_cs John Motazedi is the CEO and founder of SNC Squared. He started the company in 1998 as an individual, and SNC Squared has grown to a staff of fifteen. He is a leading expert in disaster recovery and has been recognized by Fox Business, NPR, PBS, CRN, FedEx and the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center for his expertise and swift response during the May 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin, MO. He has been a guest speaker at multiple regional and national disaster recovery events. He is also a leading force in helping businesses in the Joplin Metro area develop their own disaster recovery plans. In fact, he has best-selling book on the topic of disaster recovery titled, The Tech Multiplier. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com. John was named a recipient of 14 for 14 from the Joplin Metro Magazine that chronicled fourteen individuals that will helped define the Four-State area in 2014. John was also the 2012 winner of the Technology Marketing Toolkit, which awards the best IT company in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. SNC Squared was voted the number one company by Heartland Technology Group for efficiency, growth and best delivery of solutions to the end users. They were also awarded the highly coveted Hands that Give, No One Left Behind Award for reaching out and assisting during the time of need in a disaster. SNC Squared was named Small Business of the Year 2013 by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and was one of the top finalists in 2012. They have been accepted in the 2012 and 2013 Edition of Inc. 500|5000 Magazine for being one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Additionally, SNC Squared was recently ranked at number 33 for the annual list of the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners. You can connect with John and SNC Squared at: [email protected] www.sncsquared.com www.simpleithealthcare.com https://www.facebook.com/sncsquared2