Lance Knight started work as a farmhand for a local farm in upstate New York, where he learned about the value of hard work. Leaving college, Knight held entry-level sales jobs in various industries before starting work in manufacturing as an IT manager. Using this real-world mix of sales and information technology, Knight grew his career to executive-level and upper-level management.
The future is never assured, but as Peter Drucker once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Throughout his career, Knight contributed to the creation of successful futures for several companies by providing senior-level leadership for a broad range of products over six continents.
Knight has held SVP and VP roles at LeadingAgile, Tasktop Technologies, and Accept Software, specializing in field operations, sales development, and customer success. He is the author of books and white papers on leadership, software development, and software sales.
In his free time, Knight volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, teaching leadership concepts to youth and adult volunteers.
In her roles, Maritess helps Go2Group in getting its product innovations to those who need them most. She is also the Managing Director of Go2Group’s subsidiary in Hong Kong, Go2Group Asia Limited. Maritess has an extensive experience in business management, software and product development, primarily focused on quality engineering and management. Recently, she served as the principal research analyst of Gartner, a reputable IT research and advisory firm. Targeting IT Leaders and CEOs, she worked with the applications development group with a wide area of research coverage that includes software QA and testing (web, mobile, packaged applications), agile methodologies, and application development life cycle management (ADLM).
In addition to her role as a Gartner analyst, Maritess served as a director of business quality and project management for Philips Electronics in Hong Kong and Singapore. She also led a business process improvement initiatives using design for six sigma (DFSS). Earlier in her career, she served in very technical roles as engineer, software developer and analyst positions.
Maritess holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering. She also received a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Manchester, Manchester.
Mike Maheu heads the Engineering and Operations teams of Go2Group’s flagship product ConnectALL, including Development, Network Engineering, Platform Operations, and CloudOps. He is responsible for driving the key engineering and infrastructure tenants of performance, reliability, and architecture as ConnectALL scales to meet the evolving demands of its customers. Mike is also the acting Security Officer for Go2Group and all its products.
Previously, he was the VP of Services and IT Operations at Go2Group. With his leadership expertise in engineering and operations management in technology industry, he introduced agile and DevOps transformations as a service, and drove initiatives focusing on best practices for professional services and delivery.
Sandip Patel is Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Go2Group. He partners with the Go2Groups Product and Services leadership globally to deliver profitable growth, manage business performance, enable new business models, and accelerate global sales processes. He also manages strategic partnerships with Atlassian and other valued partners.
Sandip joined Go2Group in July 2015 and brings more than 15 years in global sales and leadership experience spanning enterprise, financial and retail industries. Previously, he was vice president of Sales at QMetry, a product of InfoStretch, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, services and support formore than eight years.