As the Director of Finance, Amanda Duguay leads all financial operations for the Software & Solutions Business Unit of Zebra Technologies. She has proven leadership responsibility across finance, sales operations, human resources, legal, and corporate development functions, as well as leading M&A due diligence and integration initiatives.
Previously, Ms. Duguay led all strategic and tactical initiatives as the CFO for Profitect Inc., a prescriptive analytics SaaS solution start-up serving retail leaders. She ran point on the company’s acquisition by Zebra Technologies in 2019. Ms. Duguay also supported more than 10 operational business lines over five years as a Finance Business Partner with Parexel, and led multiple financial and operational integrations for newly acquired entities.
Ms. Duguay has been an ambassador for gender parity and inclusion and diversity initiatives as part of her role in the Men Advocating for Real Change (MARC) program at Zebra Technologies. She also had the honor of participating in the Women Inspiring Success & Developing Others to Management (WISDOM) program at Parexel. She has assurance experience as part of PwC’s Boston Technology practice, and has served on the Steering Committee Board for the Boston chapter of the CFO Leadership Council since 2013 (Co-Chair since 2019). Ms. Duguay was recognized as a Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 award winner in 2019. A licensed CPA, she holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Bentley University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Bioscience & Technology from the University of New Hampshire.
Jeff Kaczperski is a University of Michigan graduate and is currently the President of Omega Plastics, Inc where he has spent the last 30 years dedicated to providing clients with manufacturing solutions (prototyping, bridge-to-production, and low-mid volume production) that help them launch their products into the market more effectively. As the President of Omega Plastics for over 20 years, Jeff has a broad range of experiences around the opportunities and challenges facing manufacturers. Jeff has authored articles and spoke at industry events covering topics from customer service, the impact of early market entry, and market diversification. In addition to his work at Omega Plastics, Jeff sits on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations.
Patrick serves clients in the pharmaceutical industry and pharma services provides on strategy and merger integration engagements; he has deep experience across all aspects of integration management in healthcare. He most recently led the value capture work of a cross-border integration of a carve-out asset in the pharma industry. Patrick led the value capture effort, as part of a cross-border (US-EU) integration of a carve-out asset; delivering >30% value creation above announced deal synergies on a significantly accelerated timeline. He also led the org design, talent selection, and total rewards strategy for a leading US healthcare company as part of a >$50b integration.
Prior to McKinsey, Patrick was an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy; he supported special operations as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later served as a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Panama. Patrick has an MBA from the Darden School of Business at UVA and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.
Mr. Mlotek has been with Henry Schein, Inc. since 1994, serving in his current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer since 2012 and as a director since 1995. He is also a member of the Executive Management Committee. In his current role, Mr. Mlotek has three main priorities: worldwide merger and acquisition activity for the Company; business development, including important supplier partnership arrangements; and worldwide strategic planning.
Prior to holding his current position, Mr. Mlotek served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development, and before that, upon joining the Company in 1994, was Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Prior to joining Henry Schein, Mr. Mlotek was a partner in the law firm of Proskauer Rose, LLP and counsel to the Company, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and tax law. At Proskauer, since 1989, Mr. Mlotek worked very closely with Henry Schein on various corporate matters. Prior to joining Proskauer, Mr. Mlotek was a partner in the law firm of Feit & Ahrens.
Mr. Mlotek graduated from the Columbia University School of Law with high honors in 1980. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1985, also graduating with honors. Mr. Mlotek graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in accounting from the Herbert Lehman University of City College of New York in 1977.
Bryan Morris is the Chief Financial Officer at Demandbase. Previously, he served as CFO for several private, leading SaaS companies, including Kinetica, Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016), and LiveRamp (acquired by Acxiom in 2014). He has built and led numerous G&A teams during periods of rapid growth across six different VC-backed start-ups. Bryan is a registered CPA (inactive) in California and holds a B.A. in business economics from UC Santa Barbara.
Phil Spencer has been in the cable/telecom business for over 20 years and currently serves as CEO of MBI (Mega-Broadband Investments). MBI recently acquired Northland Communications, Eagle Broadband, Vyve Broadband and FamilyView Cablevision. The company now passes over 650,000 homes in 16 states and operates as Vyve Broadband. Previously, Mr. Spencer was CEO of Rural Broadband Investments (“RBI”), a rural cable provider that was acquired in May 2017 by Cable One, Inc. Through organic growth initiatives and five add-on acquisitions, RBI became a scaled provider with cable systems in 14 states and operated as NewWave Communications.
Prior to his role at RBI, Mr. Spencer served as CEO of Windjammer Communications, a collection of 140 cable systems purchased from Time Warner Cable. The Windjammer systems were sold to Charter (Spectrum) & Suddenlink in 2012. From 2001 to 2008, he served as CEO, at Everest Connections, a Kansas City cable system that was sold to publicly traded, Surewest (Consolidated Communications) in 2008. Mr. Spencer also served as President & CEO of Advantech Communications, a regional telecommunications firm. Phil grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended Marquette University and holds a BA in Finance & Economics.
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