Tech Exec of the Year 2023

IBJ honors top technology execs

Technology leaders are instrumental in helping their organization advance and innovate.
IBJ and TechPoint’s sixth annual Tech Exec/Tech 25 of the Year program honors
37 men and women who excel at using technology to help their employers
achieve their strategic goals.

  • Darcy earned degrees in cognitive science and psychology from Indiana University. She is VP of strategic growth and partnerships at Six Feet Up, a long-time board member of Women & Hi Tech, a member of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability and Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Indiana CIO Network. Darcy’s focus at Six Feet Up is its impactful mission—making the world a better place by accelerating tech leaders’ impact in addressing issues such as climate change and food sustainability. She is an advocate for building strong communities and creating meaningful relationships.

  • As a data science manager at Resultant, Alexa partners with clients to solve their most complex challenges and drive meaningful innovation within their communities. A fervent lifelong learner, she embraces diverse interests ranging from bouldering and puzzles to hiking and exploration. Her insatiable curiosity fuels a vibrant passion for trying new adventures. Upon completing an adventure or mastering a new skill, Alexa eagerly shares her experiences with those intrigued by the subjects, with a goal of enriching others’ learning journeys and providing invaluable guidance for their future endeavors.

  • Jon Rogers is the director of strategic workforce planning for the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT)—the state’s enterprise provider of IT services and resources. Jon has served in a number of roles at the local, state, and federal levels. Of note, he launched the first agency-based State Earn and Learn (SEAL) IT program, which is a work-based learning adult reskilling effort. Jon earned his MBA and master’s in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and he earned a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary.

  • As Vice President of RADcube, Prasenjit’s expertise in AI, ML, NLP, and NLU has revolutionized operations, enhancing customer experiences with cutting-edge solutions. Through his pioneering work, Prasenjit bridges the gap between humans and technology, redefining the future of interactions. Beyond business, he advocates for inclusivity and digital literacy, empowering communities and fostering growth. A mentor and change agent, Prasenjit inspires innovation, leaving a profound impact on the tech landscape.

  • Nate came to Indianapolis by way of the Orr Fellowship where he worked at Apex Benefits during his two-year fellowship. Now with Powderkeg, Nate is an active leader in the tech and startup community as well as pursuing his own entrepreneurial ventures. As the co-founder of Bat Hats, Nate and his team won pre-seed funding in Elevate Venture’s Nexus pitch competition. He is co-host of the Get IN. podcast, a platform that focuses on uncovering innovations in the Hoosier state. Nate is also building an emerging athletic program as the head wrestling coach at Bishop Chatard Highschool.

  • After attending Indiana University Bloomington, Tony began his career in technical consulting with IBM where he delivered ERP solutions in the pharma, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He joined the Bridgestone corporation in 2009 and led transformation of their ERP environments. In 2014, Tony began a role leading IT application strategy for Jarden Corp (now Newell Brands). He currently leads business solutioning at Delta Faucet Company in Indianapolis. The role includes aspects of digital transformation, innovation, and strategy

  • Sarah Baron joined the Indianapolis tech community in 2008, and has been the Revenue Operations Manager at Casted since November 2021. Fueled by a knack for and interest in sales operations, she began pursuing projects and roles with that focus, which quickly evolved to all revenue teams and processes. Based in Whitestown, Indiana, she’s a dance enthusiast, live music lover, and theater aficionado. With her spirited goldendoodle Hazel by her side, she’s enjoying all her achievements in both her career and vibrant leisure pursuits.

  • Kim is a program manager and operational excellence practitioner with Centric Consulting. A solution-driven collaborator, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) and mentors junior PMs in project management. She holds certifications as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB). Kim was recognized as a “Becoming ATHENA Emerging Leader” (2021) and “Indy Pivotal Leader” (2019). She holds an MBA with a Project Management specialization from Jones International University and BA in International Studies from Miami University (OH).

  • Justine is a dynamic product owner working to bring transformative digital payment solutions and, to date, she has successfully migrated over $36 million from legacy systems. She is a DePauw University alumna and she holds an MBA from the Quantic School of Business & Technology. Justine champions community initiatives, and is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, & inclusion. She served as the 2022 Scholarship chair for the National Society of Black Engineers – Boston Chapter and previously sat on the board for the local UNCF Indianapolis Council as technology chair.

  • Allie Curtis is a senior software engineer with five years of experience in crafting usertargeted programs and company-based utilities. Specializing in iOS over the past two years, Allie has utilized creativity and ingenuity to bring Republic Airways two new applications as the sole developer. She has also served as the technical lead for one of the company’s most ambitious application projects over the past year.

  • Joe Duca brings 30 years of nonprofit experience to his product management role at OneCause. Prior to joining OneCause, Joe used his passion for nonprofits & technology to build software solutions for organizations looking to expand their fundraising and grow their missions. Joe is inspired by co-workers who love what they do, come to work excited to make a difference, and feel like what they’re doing truly helps people who are changing the world.

  • Julie Gallina is the Quality Assurance Lead at Authenticx. She is a socially and environmentally conscious resident of Indianapolis who engages with local organizations hoping to make the city a better place for all people. A graduate of Indiana University, Julie is an avid IU Hoosiers fan. In her spare time you can find Julie spending time outside gardening, learning a new board game, or playing corn hole. She resides in Indianapolis with her partner and their two cats.

  • Ashley is a proud Indiana University alumna who joined Baker Hill in May of 2020 as the manager of the sales development team following a long-term engagement with Ledvance (Sylvania Lighting). Ashley considers herself “a connector” of people, data and processes, so when a need arose in the spring of 2021, she also took on responsibility for Sales Operations at Baker Hill. Ashley has enjoyed both the company culture and the innovative thinking that working for a technology company affords her.

  • Tonya Wallace is known as a culture guru and Agile Jedi. She combines leadership coaching, lean thinking and agility to develop high performing individuals and teams. As a solutions delivery director for Cox Automotive, she supports one of the top revenue drivers that transforms the way cars are bought and sold within the automotive industry. As a technologist for over 20 years, she is the owner of Gideon VI, a M/WBE Indy based tech company. Tonya has six children and is blessed to have raised five D1 athletes, with one more left to go!

  • As senior director, marketing and sales operations, Brad is responsible for optimizing Zylo’s go-to-market engine through process and technology. As a sales and marketing leader, he is passionate about helping emerging professionals grow their careers, and finding simple solutions to complex problems. Brad is a self-proclaimed life-long learner, eager to take on new challenges, including recently transitioning to a marketing role after 15+ years in sales leadership. Prior to Zylo, Brad served in leadership roles at PERQ, CORT, and Verizon.

  • Maddie is a bold, empathetic, and energetic leader. Her unwavering dedication to helping her customers, her teammates, and the greater community is inspiring. From day one at DemandJump, Maddie has made a direct impact on the success of the company and on the companies she’s served. She not only advocates for herself and others at DemandJump, she has worked hard to advocate for other women throughout our community. Maddie is a natural born leader and continues to inspire those around her in and out of the office.