SmarshCONNECT Annual Conference 2019

Embrace Transformation. Mitigate Risk. Enable Productivity.

June 5 - 6, 2019 | Convene, New York, NY

Gain Knowledge From These Inspiring Minds

Preet Bharara 19 300

Preet Bharara

Former U.S. Attorney,
Southern District of
New York

Distinguished Scholar, NYU School of Law & Host of Café’s Stay Tuned with Preet
Preet Bharara is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, nominated to the position on May 15, 2009 by President Barack Obama. Bharara’s nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and he was sworn in on August 13. During his tenure, Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times. His office’s case against SAC capital, for example, resulted in the largest fine ever paid in the history of insider trading prosecution and reportedly served as an inspiration for the television series Billions, currently airing on Showtime.

Michelle caruso 19 300

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

CNBC Contributor

A broadcast pioneer with reporting expertise, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera confronts the complex interplay of geopolitics and its upshot on global markets.
Over her 20 years at CNBC, she gained unprecedented access to some of the biggest political and economic occurrences on both sides of the Atlantic, and the people involved. She covered everything from the great recession of 2008 and the Greek debt crisis to corporate mergers and presidential elections. Caruso-Cabrera’s unique position allowed her an intimate understanding of the impact politics and policy can have on people’s pocketbooks – and the more serious threats to the human experience. “We use antiseptic terms to describe world events, but what we’re talking about can be unbelievably painful,” she says. A straight-talker who calls it like she sees it, Caruso-Cabrera demands a modern solution to our social and economic woes. One of the few voices espousing real change, she takes a common-sense approach to common problems, calling for more personal accountability.
In this talk, Caruso-Cabrera zeroes in on geopolitical issues with global economic impact. She offers fast analysis and detailed commentary on complex topics affecting the U.S. and the world, to help audiences decipher a better way forward.


Brian L. Rubin

Eversheds Sutherland

Brian Rubin is the Washington office leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Litigation group and the head of the firm’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state securities enforcement practice. With more than 20 years of experience in federal securities law, first prosecuting and now defending, Brian represents clients being examined, investigated and prosecuted by the SEC, FINRA, other self-regulatory organizations and states. As former NASD (now FINRA) Deputy Chief Counsel of Enforcement and Senior Enforcement Counsel at the SEC, he brings an insider’s perspective to defending broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, public companies and individuals in examinations, investigations, enforcement proceedings, litigation, arbitrations and in counseling.

Marty Colburn 300

Marty Colburn

Former Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer,

Marty has more than 30 years of strategy, technical, operational, compliance and risk management experience. He is a recognized technology leader in assessing, designing, building, and operating large-scale platforms in complex and fast-paced environments.

Marty is currently serving as a managing partner and Chief Technology Officer at Cloud Partners. He previously served as NASD/FINRA Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from 2001 to 2013. He led the development of the organization’s technology strategy, including application development, maintenance, architecture and operations. As a member of FINRA’s operating committee, he successfully linked the technology strategy to the regulator’s mission and business plan, and implemented it across FINRA. Marty currently serves on several advisory boards at technology companies, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and roundtable events.

Mimi LeGaye 19 300

Mimi LeGaye

MGL Consulting, LLC

Melinda (Mimi) G. LeGaye, serves as President of MGL Consulting, LLC. Ms. LeGaye has 30 plus years’ experience representing the interests of small broker-dealers having held the positions of president, CCO and FINOP for several small broker-dealers over the years. In addition to her role at MGL, she currently serves as President and CCO of Moody Securities, LLC and as FINOP and a registered principal for RCX Capital Group, LLC. Ms. LeGaye also serves as a Small Firm Member on FINRA’s SE Regional Committee.

Brian Cramer 19 300

Brian Cramer

Chief Executive Officer,

With experience leading many of the core functions of SaaS companies, Brian Cramer takes a “whole business” approach to driving performance improvement. Brian’s mission is to grow the enterprise and customer base through product and service excellence. A strong believer in process and metrics, his focus is on continuously improving the operational capabilities of the firm to enhance the experience of current and future customers.

Before joining Smarsh, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of Granicus, where he focused on customer support, professional services, and acquisition integration. For the past 15 years, Brian has held various leadership positions with software and software-enabled businesses, he and worked in the semiconductor industry in the U.S. and Asia earlier in his career. He holds degrees from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.

Anthony West 19 300

Anthony West

Chief Technology Officer,

Anthony West is regarded as an enterprise collaboration technology strategist, specializing in real-time communications platforms and B2B/B2C architectures that are critical to financial services and other regulated industries. Previously, Anthony oversaw all communications, collaboration, and electronic communications compliance infrastructure services at Credit Suisse. From this time, Anthony acquired a thorough understanding of what it takes for regulated firms to deploy modern communication channels in a compliant manner to prevent costly fines and violations. His deep knowledge of customer needs and challenges are invaluable to his role as CTO.

Anthony has a Masters in Information Technology Management from the University of Sydney.

Suzanne Rudnitzki 300

Suzanne Rudnitzki

Chief People Officer,

As Chief People Officer, Suzanne Rudnitzki leads Smarsh Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and Facilities teams with a focus on providing the best environment for staff success. Suzanne joined Smarsh from Telecare Corporation, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer as well as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to her time at Telecare, Suzanne worked as a consultant for Xerox, facilitated international entrepreneurial leadership training for Procter & Gamble, and developed training curricula for clients, including Nissan, General Motors, Herman Miller, and Magna International. The author of Not So Basic New Hire Orientation, Suzanne has appeared as a keynote speaker for Hospital Purchasing Services, High Point National Furniture Mart, and the Color Marketing Council.

Greg Vesper 19 300

Greg Vesper

Chief Product Officer,

Greg is a mission-focused leader who converts emerging technologies into successful solutions. He builds breakthrough teams and leads those teams with market vision and operational excellence. He champions agile product development and strategic product management to deliver just-in-time value to rapidly evolving markets. He is passionate about leadership, innovation, and creating success in the marketplace. Greg learned the science of innovation at NASA where he pioneered the Internet's first system for B2B electronic commerce. He joined Premenos to launch the industry's first Internet EDI product and bootstrapped the next generation of B2B middleware with Cyclone Commerce where he delivered successive generations of Cyclone's flagship B2B gateway. Greg went on to build big data cloud platforms for healthcare, logistics, and financial services.

Brian Panico 19 300

Brian Panicko

Vice President of
Mobile Strategy,

Brian Panicko is Vice President of Mobility Strategy at Smarsh, where he is responsible for evolving the landscape of mobility solutions. Brian is a passionate evangelist with nearly two decades of experience providing global banks expert knowledge and consulting in mobile security, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and compliant archiving of voice and text. Prior to joining Smarsh, he held executive roles at CellTrust and JPMC.

Adam Miller 19 300

Adam Miller-Howard

Vice President of
Product Strategy,

Adam serves as VP of Product Strategy at Smarsh, where he works to set product strategy and vision, drive product innovation and business development, and influence product design, planning, investment and execution.
Prior to Smarsh, Adam was an attorney at a large Silicon Valley law firm, where he worked with premier B2B and consumer technology clients to raise over $1 billion in private and public transactions, as well as providing counsel on IP and corporate governance matters. He also worked as an economic consultant in New York and San Francisco, where he supported expert witness testimony for complex commercial litigation, including securities, bankruptcy and antitrust disputes.
Adam graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Economics, and from the University of Michigan Law School with a JD, cum laude.


Marianna Shafir

Corporate Counsel and Regulatory Advisor,

Marianna Shafir is Corporate Counsel and Regulatory Advisor at Smarsh, where she’s responsible for legal and regulatory affairs worldwide. In addition, she helps Smarsh clients navigate compliance obligations, technology trends, and new industry regulations through her vast knowledge of best practices related to electronic communications supervision. Prior to joining Smarsh, she worked for BNY Mellon and Invesco in varying compliance roles.

Robert Cruz 19 300

Robert Cruz

Sr. Director of Information Governance,

Robert Cruz is Senior Director of Information Governance for Smarsh. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction.









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