Chad Meyer

Company: 52projects, LLC

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My name is Chad and I am the Founder & CEO of 52projects, LLC. At 52projects, we offer SaaS based software solutions to churches / non profit organizations and schools to minimize the amount of time they are spending doing administrative tasks so they can maximize their ministry. We also work with churches that are in need to extend their technical footprint by offer custom application solutions.

I started in the faith based software business in 2004 when I joined with the founders of Fellowship Technologies which is a web based Church Management System (ChMS). Being one of the original developers of the product for ten years and growing to help over 2500 churches taught me a lot not only about software and how to scale with growth, but more about the church and the challenges they face whether they are small or growing to a mega church level.

At the end of 2013, after just buying a new house, God informed me it was time to leave Fellowship One and start 52projects. Convincing my wife who was days away from delivering our first child that I was leaving the comfort of a job to start this venture took a lot of prayer but we are so glad we did. We are honored to work with churches and to what their congregation walk through their spiritual journey.

Taylor Smith

Company: Association of Christians in Architecture
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Taylor Smith is the Executive Director of the Association of Christians in Architecture; a non-profit initiative by Judson University in Elgin, IL. The purpose of the organization is to connect Christian architectural students in a campus chapter format with Christian professionals within the industry in their area, and mobilize them for the Kingdom of God.

Taylor is a Dallas native who studied Communications at Baylor University and has spent the last 4 years in Zambia, Africa serving as a missionary and church planter. He resides in Coppell with his wife and three children, and is active in his family's church, The Door Church.

Todd Storch

 

Todd Storch

CompanyFormstack LLC 
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Todd is husband to Tara (‘91) and an involved dad who enjoys spending time with his high school kids Ryan and Peyton.

Todd currently works at technology company Formstack as the Vice President/General Manager of Lead Conversion and was most recently Vice President of Sales.

In 2010, following the loss of his oldest daughter Taylor, Todd left a successful career in media consulting to pursue his God-given passion to promote organ donation and help others. He served as co-founder and President of Taylor’s Gift Foundation until 2014, building an award winning 501c3 non-profit. In 2012 Taylor’s Gift Foundation was named “Best New Charity in the Nation,” from the largest philanthropic awards program in the nation and is currently helping organ donor families across the US with their Legacy Gift program and also currently providing high school seniors with college scholarships in a partnership with Nike Merchandising.

Todd actively speaks to thousands across the country, inspiring participants to embrace the “Outlive Yourself” spirit and share the beauty of being an organ donor. He and his wife Tara wrote about their journey in their recent book, “Taylor’s Gift.” The book was awarded “Most Inspirational Book of 2014” by New York’s Books for a Better Life.

Todd also has more than twenty years of experience as a senior executive in radio and digital media sales, and extensive experience helping companies build their digital and interactive divisions. Prior to Taylor’s Gift, Todd served as Vice President of The Center for Sales Strategy, where he provided management consulting services to broadcast television, radio, cable, digital, and newspaper clients nationally. Being a key leader, he also contributed to employee development as well as assisting with operations, sales, and digital strategies.

Most recently, Todd and his wife Tara were featured in the People Magazine feature, “Heroes Among Us,” honoring them for the work they are doing across the country.

Todd is active in his local community and church. He holds an accounting degree from Texas A&M University and was a leader in Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and member of CBA Fellows with Mays Business School. Todd and his wife Tara have been keynote speakers at Texas Aggie Muster ceremonies in Arkansas and Texas.

Todd has been an active participant in endurance sports, having completed his first Ironman at 2007’s Coeur d'Alene, multiple Half Ironman triathlons and four marathons, including the 2006 New York City Marathon.

Todd continues to live out and share his grandfather’s wisdom that inspired him, “It isn't what happens to you that matters, but how you react to it that does.”

Taylor's Gift Foundation

 

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Our Mission
Taylor’s Gift Foundation was founded in 2010 with a mission to Regift Life, Renew Health and Restore Families.
Increasing official organ donor registries is just the beginning of our purpose.
Current areas of focus include:
• providing Legacy Gifts to financially assist those touched by organ donation
• changing the conversation of organ donation to be a positive one about life and encouraging an “Outlive Yourself” spirit.
• awarding Taylor’s Gift Scholarships to graduating seniors who demonstrate an above and beyond “Outlive Yourself” spirit
• sponsoring lodging for pre-transplant and post-transplant patients and their families at Nora’s Home
The Taylor’s Gift team hosts events, delivers speaking engagements and encourages grassroots fundraisers to further our mission, educating audiences about organ donation and the gift each of us has within.
Outlive Yourself.

Angela Williams

Pursue IT Staffing

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Angela is a Senior IT Recruiter (by nature) with an extensively successful background spanning for multiple years (9+ years) with multiple staffing companies, including companies varying in size, technical focuses, managed services v. staff augmentation, internal corporate [10%] and agency [90%] recruiting, etc. During her career, she has worn many hats from Senior Technical Recruiter to Lead Recruiter to Managing a Recruiting Team, and more recently gaining 1+ years of intense experience reengineering an entire recruiting division, as the Director of Recruiting. As a Senior / Lead IT Recruiter, Angela consistently performed at the level of a top producer, who continues to holds the highest placement records to date (ranging from $49K to $66K fees on individual placements) and with multiple different staffing agencies.

Angela is currently the VP of Talent Acquisition at Pursue IT Staffing, a WBENC Certified Women Owned Business. Pursue IT was founded on the intrinsic belief that we can be different, Pursue IT Staffing has a core foundation that is comprised of what we feel is integral to a successful client partnership – honesty, integrity, professionalism. Pursue IT Staffing is founded on experience that spans decades with proven success and consistent top performance. Our vision is simple – expeditious response, superior customer service and relationships, and the proven ability to be a true partner to our clients.