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Guests for today’s program about the TAG/ARKETI TWITTER COMPETITION were

Our program discussed the insightful information included in the recent Georgia State of the Technology Industry Report:

Paul Carmody, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Cbeyond

Paul Carmody, Cbeyond and Ricky Steele, Booth 61

Paul Carmody, Cbeyond’s Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for leading marketing, product management, and business development. Carmody joined Cbeyond in 2012 to help drive the company’s expansion into next-generation products and services.

Carmody joins Cbeyond with nearly two decades of IT marketing, product development and customer relations experience. Before joining Cbeyond, Carmody most recently served as the senior vice president of product management and business development at Internap, where he oversaw the company’s managed and cloud hosting, colocation and enterprise IP and CDN units. During his tenure, Carmody led Internap’s entry into the cloud marketplace via two cloud platforms.

Previously, Carmody was senior vice president of marketing, product and strategy at Broadlane. He also served as vice president of product development at Rackspace where he helped build its first official product team and standardized the go-to-market process.

Carmody holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Jeff Newlin with OutSystems

Jeff Newlin/OutSystems 

Jeff Newlin  joined OutSystems in 2011 as Vice President and General Manager of North America. In this role he is responsible for OutSystems’ North American business where he will drive continued growth and expand the organization. As a member of the executive team, he also plays an active role in the overall strategy of the company. Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in creating and continually evolving sales and services organizations as well as strategic and tactical operational management. Most recently, he held the position of Senior VP of Global Sales and Chief Revenue Officer at Silverpop, a provider of SaaS solutions for engagement marketing. Prior to Silverpop, he held positions at Cybrant, TenFold Corporation, Texas Instruments Software, and KnowledgeWare. Jeff holds BS in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University.

Tom Darrow and Teela Jackson with Talent Connections and Career Spa

Tom Darrow

Tom Darrow is the Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC ( Since 1999, the Atlanta based professional services firm has specialized in recruiting—including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive search, HR consulting, and contract recruiting. Current and past clients include The Coca Cola Company, Habitat for Humanity International, Cingular, ADP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Newell Rubbermaid, Microsoft, McKesson, and Emory Healthcare. Talent Connections was named in 2007 and 2008 to the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies for realizing 1700% revenue growth.

Tom lives in Murphy, NC and Smyrna, GA with his wife Anne and their three dogs and parrot. He enjoys golf, Notre Dame football, Christian music, shows at the Fox and Alliance theaters, eBay shopping, spending time with family and friends, and comedy. In 2004 he made his stand-up comedy debut at The Punch Line, the premier comedy club in the Southeast. Tom is also a minority owner of the World Champion Green Bay Packers.

Teela Jackson

Teela Jackson focuses on recruitment of executive level Human Resources professionals for Talent Connections. Teela has more than ten years in agency and corporate recruiting in the areas of human resources, information technology, accounting, legal, marketing, procurement, and engineering and has proven ability in sourcing and placing top talent across industry lines, at all levels.

Teela earned her Masters of Business Administration – Management from Mercer University and her Bachelors of Science – Human Resources from The University of Tennessee. A native of Nashville, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, reading, making beaded jewelry and is active in her church.

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