Speak at Empower 2019

You don’t need to be a Laserfiche expert to speak at Empower, just have a good story. Here is your chance to inspire and empower your peers with your story, as well as build important professional connections. Plus, we at Laserfiche provide all of the tools and support necessary to help you craft an outstanding presentation.

Check out the call for speakers for recommended topics and more information. If your application is selected, you’ll receive complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations for three nights during Empower 2019. We can’t wait to hear your story!

2018 Laserfiche Speakers

Brandon McDonald

Technical Trainer

Brandon McDonald, serving as a Technical Trainer at Laserfiche, develops client and vendor technical expertise of the Laserfiche product suite through training and consultation forums. Even though he recently joined the Laserfiche team, Brandon brings a wealth of technical training experience from both the biomedical and academic fields.

Cosette Dwyer

Technical Product Manager

Cosette Dwyer is a Technical Product Manager focused on helping automate customer's repetitive tasks. She is currently driving efforts on our new Robot Process Automation feature. She looks forward to sharing our plan for RPA and learning how it can help attendees with their processes. Come to the info center to say hello, learn more about RPA and Connector, and see our RPA demo.

Tim Yuniskis

Account Manager

Tim is a territory account manager at Laserfiche. He specializes in providing knowledge in document management, content management, and business process management software. Tim helps government organizations, financial businesses, educational institutions, and all other industries to find the best solution to solve their needs to go paperless, implement workflows for business process automation and streamline their business to run smoothly.  He enjoys working at Laserfiche and cannot wait to attend Empower this year!

Yin Seo

Technical Product Manager

Yin is the technical product manager for the workflow team at Laserfiche.  Her day to day includes figuring out what brings the most value to the workflow product and making sure that vision is realized.  Outside of Laserfiche, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, yoga, baking, cooking, and playing with other people’s dogs.

Jared Rechnitz

Technical Product Manager

Jared started at Laserfiche over three years ago after graduating from UCLA. After initially working on the web team doing product testing for the web client, WebLink and Audit Trail, he moved into a technical product management role for the Forms team last March. At Empower 2018, Jared is most looking forward to hearing constructive user feedback and feature requests to incorporate into the Forms product roadmap.

Thomas Phelps IV

VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO

Thomas Phelps IV is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO at Laserfiche. Thomas is currently responsible for corporate strategy, vertical marketing, analyst relations, corporate training and enterprise IT governance. Previously, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. He led C-level relationships with clients and served as the Advisory Services leader for two Fortune 500 companies.

Melissa Henley

Director of Marketing Communications

Melissa Henley, Director of Marketing Communications at Laserfiche, oversees corporate marketing communications initiatives. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, user groups and webinars on topics including change management, presentation techniques and other management skills. Melissa, who joined Laserfiche in 2007, has nearly 20 years’ experience driving strategic marketing plans for leading software, financial services and educational organizations. She also is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Foundation Board of Directors, where she serves as chair of the Marketing Committee.

Adam Del Gobbo

Solutions Engineer

As a part of the Toronto office since 2016, Adam has helped VARs and clients get the most out of Laserfiche through product demonstrations, trainings, and hands-on assistance. At Empower 2018, his second Empower conference, Adam looks forward to making further connections in the Laserfiche community; so feel free to introduce yourself!


Presales Engineer

Anita is a presales engineer in Long Beach, where she helps customers envision how they can improve their existing business processes. You can also find her at user and VAR trainings, sharing product knowledge and her love for all things Laserfiche.

Brandon Buccowich

Product Manager

Brandon has been at Laserfiche since 2015. He is involved with product marketing, product strategy, and is the project manager of the Business Process Library. He is looking forward to sharing how the Business Process Library can help attendees speed up their process automation efforts.

Brian McKeever

Principal Software Engineer

Brian has been with Laserfiche since 1998 and has been working on web applications for most of that time. He enjoys using technology to make our users’ jobs easier. He is excited for his 17th Empower conference!

Brianna Blachard

Senior Software Test Engineer

Brianna has been a software tester at Laserfiche for five years. In this time, she has worked on 7 products, including Web Access, Laserfiche Directory Server, and Laserfiche Cloud. She loves meeting customers at the conference, especially when she is backing up beginner labs and teaching advanced courses!

Christian Hughes

Account Manager

Having worked for Laserfiche for 8 months as an account manager, speaking with clients about how Laserfiche has eased their day-to-day workload and increased their efficiency makes it exciting for Christian to go to work everyday.

Grace Ding

Software Marketing Specialist II

Grace Ding is a Software Marketing Specialist at Laserfiche, where she focuses on supporting and growing the higher education and K-12 user communities and working with developers and customers to create software solutions tailored for education users. Follow her on twitter at @gracetding!

Jasmine Park

Business Development Manager

Jasmine Park is a Business Development Manager for Laserfiche International. Her primary role involves working with VARs in Australasia and expanding Laserfiche’s presence in the region. As a Laserfiche evangelist, she also speaks frequently about the adoption of ECM technology and how to bolster culture of innovation and collaboration, delivering better results. Her favorite part of the job is listening to clients describe how Laserfiche saved their day.

Johnny Leung

Account Manager

As an Account manager at Laserfiche International Hong Kong. Having joined the company since June 2016, my responsibilities are to maintain client relationships, generate leads, consultation, support and training, along with connecting with VARs to establish strategies and methods to provide services to clients. My favorite Laserfiche products include Forms and Discussions.

Katie Gaston

Product Manager

Katie Gaston leads the daily operations for the Laserfiche Cloud program. With a tenured career history in software-as-a-service, she is passionate about helping to build cloud-based software Laserfiche customers love to use.

Kentaro Oka

Pre-sales Engineer

Kentaro works as a pre-sales engineer at Laserfiche in the Toronto office. He loves how Laserfiche products can reduce the users’ stress by drastically reducing their workload. Kentaro hopes he can further expand everyone’s understanding of what the products are capable of doing at Empower.

Lisa Miyake

Program Manager

Lisa Miyake is a Program Manager with the Operations department. She manages corporate projects and oversees the implementation of internal systems. She leverages Forms and Workflow to automate business processes, and provides feedback to the development team based on her experience deploying solutions. Lisa is active with Laserfiche’s running and sailing clubs, and is an avid mountaineer.

Liyun Zhao

Presales Engineer

Liyun works in Laserfiche as a Presales Engineer. Her favorite thing about Laserfiche is Laserfiche can increase efficiency and save time for companies. She said being able to help and teach people is amazing. It not only helps customers to solve their problems, but also makes her a better person.

Misty Blair

Technical Writer II

Misty, who has been a technical writer at Laserfiche for 10 years, writes documentation and creates tutorial videos for a variety of Laserfiche products. She is currently working on training materials for the Laserfiche app and Quick Fields.

Miruna Babatie

Principal Software Test Engineer

With Laserfiche since early this century, Miruna has served as Principal Software Test Engineer and Senior Product Manager developing core Laserfiche products. She is actively involved in Laserfiche’s cloud and business process teams, managing the developers and features to ensure the highest quality products.

Tanya Mitropoulos

Presales Engineer

As a presales engineer, Tanya has trained users and VARs across the country, conducted many software demonstrations, and taught many classes at Empower, workshops and user groups . This is her fourth Empower conference, and she looks forward to meeting first-time attendees and making new connections!

Tessa Adair

Software Test Engineer III / Technical Product Manager

Tessa helps ensure that Laserfiche software meets high quality standards and fully addresses users’ needs. At Empower, she looks forward to learning about all the different ways that attendees used Laserfiche this year. She’s always on the lookout for ways to make Laserfiche even better!