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Company Overview of Arizona Technology Council

Company Overview

Arizona Technology Council (ATC) is an association of technology firms, business support firms, education institutions, and economic development groups. The council facilitates development of technology-based businesses by advocating the interests of the technology sector in public policy making. It promotes collaboration between technological entities in areas such as IT, aerospace, software, semiconductor, high-technology manufacturing, e-learning, biotechnology, environmental systems, and telecom. ATC was founded in 2002 and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

1295 West Washington Street

Suite 104

Tempe, AZ 85281

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Arizona Technology Council

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 62
Treasurer and Director
Secretary and Director
Executive Officer and Director
Director of Marketing and Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Arizona Technology Council Key Developments

Arizona Technology Council Announces Management Appointments

Arizona Technology Council announced it has appointed Phil Guest, vice president and GM of Securaplane Technologies, Kevin Hickey, president and CEO of BeyondTrust, Eric Miller, co-founder and principal of Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), and Leah Sweet, vice president of PayPal, to its board of directors. The current board includes 39 members, five of whom are officers, representing a diverse set of prominent Arizona-based organizations. Each of the four new board members provides a unique perspective on the industry, as well as a strong background from a wide variety of technology roles. There is more than 90 years of technology experience between the group. Guest has more than 20 years of technology development experience, spanning the aerospace, defense, data storage, telecom/datacom and semiconductor industries. He is currently VP/GM of Securaplane. Hickey brings a strong history of software operations, strategy, capital fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions to BeyondTrust, where he is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations. He joined BeyondTrust by way of the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he served as CEO and chairman. Under Hickey’s leadership, eEye experienced significant growth, launched several 'market-first' security solutions and brought the company back to category leadership. Miller is a co-founder and principal of Tempe-based PADT Inc., where he is involved in providing tools and services to companies who design and manufacture physical products. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and has lived in Arizona since 1986. Sweet is the VP of the Global Product & Engineering Planning & Operations Team at PayPal. Her current focus is to enable operational excellence and world-class delivery to achieve the global business and technology goals of the company. Sweet joined PayPal from CA Technologies, where she led the consulting practice for its top integration customers. Prior to this, she held the position of Deputy CIO for the State of Arizona, and spent more than 11 years as a VP of Technologies for American Express in senior technology leadership roles. Her responsibilities during that time involved leading technology for online financial processing, security, compliance and identity systems, as well as driving infrastructure platform strategies and development.

The Arizona Technology Council Announces Promotion of Leigh Goldstein to Chief Operations Officer and Vice President, Programs and Events

The Arizona Technology Council announced that Leigh Goldstein has been promoted to chief operations officer (COO), and vice president, programs and events. Goldstein joined the Council in 2008 and previously served as its vice president of operations and events. In his new role, Goldstein will oversee the organization’s internal operations, certain aspects of human resources, sales and programming/events. Prior to joining the Council, Goldstein served as the promotions manager for Media Impressions advertising agency from 2006-2008. He has also held the position of marketing director with the Harlem Globetrotters, promotions coordinator with the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes and event specialist with Westgate Sports and Entertainment for Super Bowl 42 in Glendale, Arizona.

Rachel Aja and Jason Bagley Names as Co-Chairs for the Arizona Technology Council’S Public Policy Committee

The Arizona Technology Council announced that Rachel Aja, government and regulatory affairs manager for Cox Communications Inc., and Jason Bagley, government affairs director for Intel, have been named co-chairs for the Arizona Technology Council Public Policy Committee. Aja and Bagley leverage considerable technology and government affairs experience and acumen to continue the Council’s mission to ensure Arizona’s competitiveness and accelerate technology related policy and legislation. The new co-chairs will fill the role of Gregory Ensell, manager of government & public affairs for Cox Communications, who is stepping down. Ensell honorably served as the chairman of the Public Policy Committee since 2011. The Public Policy Committee focuses on issues and initiatives that accelerate technology-related public policy and legislation in Arizona. The targeted initiatives that encompass the work of this committee concentrate on four areas: technology commercialization and development; workforce development; economic development and capital formation. This committee, along with Council professionals, work with legislators, elected officials and policy makers at all levels of government, to educate them on the value and promise of the technology industry.

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