NH Tech Alliance Announces Inaugural Cohort for Ascending Leaders in Tech Program

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Manchester, NH, June 22, 2023 – The NH Tech Alliance is proud to announce the inaugural cohort for the Ascending Leaders in Tech Program. Ascending Leaders in Tech is an interactive, hands-on program designed for technical professionals to grow their leadership skills and is presented by Big Network.

This cohort will participate in six class days and learn about a variety of topics including relationship building, finance, mental resilience, executive presence and leadership impact.


The cohort represents tech professionals who work locally and remote. They are seasoned executives as well as up and coming leaders. The cohort will have the opportunity to work with nearly 20 advisors and facilitators to improve their leadership skills and provide a lasting contribution to the state of New Hampshire.

“The inaugural class of our Ascending Leaders in Tech program showcases an incredible pool of talent, representing the bright future of technology in New Hampshire. We are excited to witness their growth and the impact they will undoubtedly make on our thriving technology landscape,” said Julie Demers, NH Tech Alliance’s Executive Director. 

The participants are:

Matthew Morley, Principal/Owner, url2png

Sean Jellison, Senior Director – Sales and Business Development, Marcum Technology, LLC

Carson Taylor, Product Strategy – Gaming, Samsung Electronics America 

Andrew Ryder, current student, former Head of Technology

Kevin Lawrence, Operations and Business Development

Diana Bourns, President, Ascendle

Dale Ohsberg, VP of IT & Facilities, Marco Rubber

Scott Lagios, President & COO, Morgan Records Management

Samuel Williams, Principal Data Engineer, Idexx Laboratories

Pau-Ling Low, Software Engineering Team Lead, EMRLD

Michael Franzino, Senior Staff Product Line Management, Warfighter Systems Elbit Systems of America

Del Pierson, Product Line Manager, XMA Corporation

Joshua Gomez, Director, Information Security Operations, Southern New Hampshire University

Zack Mattor, Director of Engineering, Minim

Andrew Curioso, Co-Founder, Lead Solutions Architect, CEO, Curioso Industries LLC.

Robert Gibson, President and COO, ConStrata Consulting 

Craig Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder, CyberHoot

Erin Martin, Reliability Engineering Manager, Hypertherm


About the New Hampshire Tech Alliance

The New Hampshire Tech Alliance is a statewide technology association supporting companies at every stage of growth and development from startups to established leaders in the global economy. The Alliance is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by building partnerships, enhancing knowledge and shaping public policy. For more information, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit nhtechalliance.org, email info@nhtechalliance.org or connect via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn