Wednesday, October 11
The Mob Museum | 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of organized crime! Join us at The Mob Museum, where captivating exhibits await, unraveling the most intriguing crime tales from history and their impact on American society. Afterwards, transport back in time with a unique experience in the museum’s underground speakeasy. Transportation will be provided to and from this event.
Sam Hall joined the Common Ground Alliance as Vice President of the Damage Prevention Institute in June of 2022, bringing more than two decades of industry experience and a strong regulatory background. With the engagement of industry leaders and CGA members, Sam leads the development of a comprehensive program of stakeholder accreditation, damage prevention metrics, and a peer review process to drive systemic efficiencies in the damage prevention system.
Brad joined Irth Solutions first as a board member in 2020 and now serves as CEO. Prior to his role as CEO at Irth Solutions, Brad was Global Managing Director of IBM’s Energy, Environment and Utility Industry. Brad’s formal education includes a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Finance. Brad has testified in front of the US Congress on Energy issues and has been featured in articles in Forbes, Business Week and numerous industry and business periodicals. Brad is also considered a thought-leader on Energy and Utility issues and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events. Before joining IBM, Brad served as a Captain in the United States Air Force where he held positions in Strategy and Planning and as a Flight Crew member on the B-52.
Since joining Irth Solutions in 1996, Rod Ball has been instrumental in defining best practices in development and has been a key leader in the design, development and testing of our solutions. Rod and his team are responsible for the creation of all Irth Solutions products and works closely with Irth Solutions staff and customers to ensure the products deliver required functionality. Rod holds several industry certifications and has a B.S. degree in Software Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Matthew has a strong background in helping software companies grow and thrive through product management practices and strategy. Previously working in the startup world, Matthew has led product at three different companies and has helped drive them through five liquidity events, one with a strategic and four backed by private equity. With a passion for education, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a mini-MBA from Miami University, a Juris Doctor degree from William Howard Taft University, and in 2013 he authored “Start Predicting in a world of data science and predictive analysis”. As the Chief Product Officer, he leads the team responsible for designing and executing Irth’s vision and strategy. Aside from working on innovation for Irth’s customers, you can find Matthew spending time with his family, working on building various AI models and reading books that help him and his team grow personally and professionally.
Brian Jones has over 35 years of experience in the energy and utilities industry. He started his career holding leadership positions for an investor-owned electric and gas utility for 11 years. Brian has helped build three software and services companies serving in a CRO role at two of those companies. Brian also served nearly a decade with global software giant SAP, helping to build the SAP Utilities practice as a leading provider of industry-focused solutions. Before joining Irth, Brian was the Energy and Utilities practice head for Cognizant Technology Services leading a team of over 7,000 professionals. Brian has a B.S. in Business from Wright State University.
Jason Adams has had an extensive career in Damage Prevention. With over 25 years of experience working with some of the largest stakeholders in the industry, Jason has become an expert in building and creating solutions that promote safety. Jason started his career in the Damage Prevention space by joining Irth Solutions in 1997. During his time with Irth Solutions, he worked directly with multiple clients in his role as Director of Sales. As he continued his career with Irth Solutions, he focused on working with One Call Notification centers in building some of the most advanced tools for increasing safety and reducing risk. In 2010, he was promoted from President to Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, Jason exited the company after a successful acquisition. Jason formed 4iQ Solutions in 2013 and helped create a company whose focus was leveraging data to help reduce risk and promote better education. 4iQ Solutions quickly became one of the largest providers of One Call Notification software and training and certification for the Damage Prevention Industry. With the recent acquisition of 4iQ Solutions, Jason returns to his roots and looks forward to building tools that will help in the journey of making the world a little safer.
Matt Fragale joined Irth Solutions in 2016. He brings over 11 years of experience in Customer Service, Sales and Management. Since joining Irth Solutions, Matt has held multiple sales roles including Sales Development, Customer Success, Account Executive and currently Vice President of Sales. Matt conveys exceptional leadership and industry knowledge along with a proven track record achieved by embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth. Prior to joining Irth Solutions, Matt served as General Manager for Verizon Wireless, where he led Operations, Customer Service and Sales. Matt earned a B.A. degree from the University of Findlay, with a double major in Liberal Arts and Business Management.
Lindsay brings 15+ years of SaaS expertise to Irth; from integration knowledge to cutting-edge resource adoption, blending tech skills with client focus. Her decade-long commitment to Customer Success programs fuels organizational growth, guiding her team through analytics and efficient, customer-centric processes. As the driving force of CS at Irth, Lindsay’s innovative client engagement model propels businesses toward triumph through the guidance of CS. With a BS from The Ohio State University in Sociology (Criminology) and a minor in Fine Arts, she offers a holistic leadership perspective; eager to push the boundaries of industry standards and best practices. Lindsay’s journey embodies pioneering Customer Success, where each step strives towards excellence and improvement of the customer experience.
Shane Mattix has nearly two decades of experience in helping clients solve critical business challenges through the strategic use of technology. Working in Business Process Management using a Lean Six discipline, Shane focuses on automating processes and helping clients generate significant investment returns. Shane has worked alongside multiple teams and aided in the growth of two different companies before coming to Irth. His vast business-process experience allows him to understand complex problems and find realistic solutions to reduce time, eliminate rework, and increase productivity. His added knowledge of the Irth platform makes him a valuable member of our Irth team.
Justin Oliveira is CEO of Boston Geospatial – a geospatial intelligence company that helps organizations identify and measure their exposure to natural hazards using satellite radar as well as other advanced geospatial technologies. Previously he was Co-Founder/CEO of the satellite data relay company Hedron (formerly Analytical Space), spent close to a decade at NASA as a technologist and engineer, and worked at the White House on civilian space and technology policy. Justin holds a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kevin Hopper is the Executive Director of UDig NY, Inc., an organization that protects New York State’s growing underground infrastructure from unnecessary excavation damage. The organization is committed to driving down the number of preventable underground utility strikes, through communication, advancement of technology and education, thus ensuring laborer and community safety across the state.
Hopper joined the not-for-profit organization in 2001 and became Executive Director in 2015. Under his leadership, the organization has developed a clear plan and vision to propel UDig NY into the future by leveraging technologies to build a one-call system that offers a competitive suite of products allowing the organization to become a better resource to its members and customers, as well as enhancing customer service and interaction. His career has focused on business process engineering and optimization, with a highlight on implementing technology that intelligently furthers the role of the One-Call Center as a partner to all stakeholders involved in damage prevention.
Hopper serves as the Treasurer on the Common Ground Alliance Board of Directors, sits on the Berkshire Bank CNY Advisory Council and Cazenovia Golf Club board, and coaches a Cazenovia Little League team.
Locally in Upstate New York, Hopper lives in Cazenovia with his wife of 18 years, and their two children. Hopper has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
Irth Solutions' market-leading SaaS platform improves resilience and reduces risk in the sustainable delivery of essential services that millions of people and businesses rely on every day. Energy, utility and telecom companies across the U.S. and Canada trust Irth Solutions for damage prevention, asset protection and risk management solutions, making Irth the top provider for 811 (one call) ticket management and utility locating software since 1995. Powered by business intelligence, analytics and geospatial data, our platform helps deliver the 360-degree situational awareness needed to proactively mitigate and manage risk of critical network infrastructure in a changing environment.