Meet Our Team

Charles Badoian
CEO
For over 20 years, Charles has participated in the launch, development, acquisition and sale of innovative new media and events businesses. Prior to launching Boardroom Events, he served as a VP Program Management for Gartner Events Worldwide. He pioneered and led the hosted executive events business and its successful international expansion, having launched and managed numerous successful executive summits including: Gartner’s Energy & Utilities Summit, Gartner’s China Sourcing Summit, The Global Sourcing Summit, Gartner’s Healthcare IT Summit, Midsize Enterprise Summit, Project & Portfolio Management Summit, Print & Imaging Summit, the Gartner Symposium Invitation Program, and most recently the Midmarket CIO Forum and Enterprise Mobility Forum. Mr. Badoian is an avid sailor, and full time liveaboard living completely off solar and wind power on his boat in South Florida.
Christian Montminy
Director Client Services
As the Director of Client Services and CIO Community Development , Christian Montminy brings over 15 years of customer service, sales, account management, and IT knowledge to Boardroom Events. Primary responsibilities revolve around regional/national CIO audience recruitment, Midmarket CIO Forum peer community memberships and enhancing CIO user experience.Prior to joining Boardroom Events, Christian held a senior role at Intellectual Capital Exchange assisting with IT leader membership recruitment, customer retention, and product development. He also spent over 7 years at CIO Magazine's Executive Council delivering peer to peer advisory services to CIOs within SMB and Fortune 500 companies. He has held multiple service, sales, and account management roles for many recognized technology media organizations such as United Business Media, World Congress, DCI/Shared Insights, International Data Group (IDG), and TechTarget. Christian received his Bachelors of Science degree from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and completed a variety of continuing education classes surrounding sales strategies,building your brand, customer service excellence, etc. He resides in southern NH accompanied by his wife, Nicole, and their two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family playing ping pong, billiards, basketball, camping, target shooting, and has a passion for classic and exotic cars.
Dawn Shultz
Vice President of Sales
Hailing from the beautiful Northwest, working out of Portland OR, Dawn has been in the events industry for over 20 years. Rain or shine, she’s active in all things outdoors and cherishes her friends, family and faith. She brings her proven expertise two decades of sales and management experience providing overall business leadership on a strategic and tactical level to achieve breakthrough financial results. Accomplished Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Executive with expertise in launches, planning, forecasting, building client relationships, outstanding programs and sales teams. She has worked as Director, Consultant and Owner launching and managing several successful executive conferences as well as the SIM International annual conference. On the original team, as a joint venture with Gartner, Dawn was instrumental in developing and launching the inaugural midsize event which Gartner purchased in 2001. Continuing to work at Gartner, PPM, PEM and ITBE before joining Boardroom Events, Dawn is a dedicated partner and advisor to the solution provider community.
Jeff Young
CIO in Residence
Jeff Young is the CIO in Residence for Boardroom Events. He is recently retired from Haynes International, Inc. where he was the Vice President and CIO since 2005 and Director of IT since 1994 before that. He worked 36 of his 39 years at Haynes in the IT group. While there he selected and implemented two ERP systems with the most recent ERP being a global rollout. Jeff will work with the team to locate partner solutions to attend the forums, support CIOs in the online community, and work to grow the year-round platform being developed online for CIO interaction. Jeff is also the chairman of the Advisory Board for BE.
Katherine Busey
President & COO
Katherine brings years of management and business development experience to the Boardroom Events team; prior to joining BE she spent four years helping build a boutique research firm focused on business analytics. Her role included partnership development, sales enablement and general business management. She also has a strong background in the midmarket as the past Managing Director of UBM/Gartner’s Midsize Enterprise Summit, Healthcare IT Summit, Print & Imaging Summit, Project & Portfolio Management Summit & Energy Summit. Katherine started her career with TechTarget Events where she started their successful custom events business.
Hilary Hayes
Executive Vice President
Co-founder and EVP of Client Services, Hilary leads a team of experts focused on connecting midmarket CIOs with each other and solutions to solve their business challenges. Leveraging my experience as a program director at Gartner and executive recruiter for a global placement agency serving IT executives has given me the technical experience and listening skills to support our clients.Understanding pain points and working toward finding solutions is the fuel for my fire!Currently I’m living a nomadic lifestyle and working remotely in a different country each month. Some of my favorite places so far have been Morocco, Spain and Colombia.
Liz Ramey
Vice President, Content & Community Engagement
With more than a decade of experience working with CIOs and business executives, Liz ensures our clients are connected to the most impactful resources and network in the midmarket. Prior to joining the MIDMRKT Suite team, Liz held positions at two research firms – Gartner and the International Institute for Analytics – strategically aligning resources to the needs of clients. Liz started her career as the Managing Director of the CIO Institutes and Director of Content for Evanta, now a Gartner Company. She is passionate about empowering IT executives with practical and strategic information to help them be effective business leaders.
Melissa Park
Vice President, Sales Development
Melissa is a results driven sales professional with experience in all aspects of the sales process as well as sales management. She has 20 years experience in the Technology and IT industry working with many corporate executive leaders developing partnerships through collaboration in both the US and Worldwide market segments. As a former Director at Gartner, she managed and led multiple teams and programs to success. A native of New Hampshire, Melissa’s passions include warm weather, staying active and cheering on her two teenagers in all their sporting activities.
Rachel Arace
Technology & Program Development Manager
Rachel comes to Boardroom Events with almost a decade of experience as an architect and designer. User experience design is of particular interest and is a tangential skill Rachel enjoys applying to event design as well as technology related experiences. She recently took on the task of designing the new MIDMRKT Connect portal and is looking forward to continuing that effort to improve the year round experience. When Rachel is away from the computer you can find her at the beach or taking in the architecture in a new city.
Amy Abbott
Program Director
Strategic marketing, communications and business development professional with experience in IT, journalism, and aviation industries. Produced industry-defining portfolio of executive forums for Gartner Events Worldwide including Global Sourcing, Healthcare IT, Midsize Enterprise, Project & Portfolio Management, Small Business Vision, Government Sourcing Summit as well as the Midmarket CIO Forum. She has led numerous market engagement, analysis, and brand positioning activities for security vendor BeyondTrust to execute post-acquisition brand realignment and expansion plan. She has also forged several strategic partnerships within the IT research and publishing community and international aviation associations to efficiently execute on concept to meet business growth objectives.
Susie Anderson
Director Operations
With over a decade of experience in the technology events industry, Susie has worked closely with executives and vendors alike to ensure a flawless event experience. She brings a multifaceted knowledge of events to the MID**MRKT** team having experience in roles across sales, audience recruitment, vendor support and operational logistics which have honed her expertise with the hosted boardroom event model. Prior to joining Boardroom Events in 2010, Susie worked for Gartner Worldwide Events focused on midmarket, healthcare, IT security, and other technology-specific summits. When not obsessing over every last detail, you’ll find Susie in her home state of Massachusetts doting on her three perfectly rambunctious daughters, starting an impromptu dance party, or cheering on her beloved New England Patriots.
Sean Turgeon
Digital Marketing & Systems Administrator
Sean has worked in digital marketing for several years and joined the Boardroom Events team in 2016. Now, having added database administration and application integration to his repertoire, he is responsible for most aspects of MID**MRKT** Suite's technology infrastructure.
Michelle Morris
Director of Finance & Administration
Ms. Morris spent the first 7 years of her career in public account at Ernst & Young, LLC and Mountjoy & Bressler, LLC. As an auditor, she specialized in manufacturing companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other specialized companies. Ms. Morris then went to work for NarrowCast Group, LLC as their Accounting Manager and Financial Manager.
Jay Carney
Research & Lead Generation
For 43 years Jay held senior level executive positions in a variety of industries including large scale commercial real estate development, ownership & management, banking, medical and music publishing. After retiring from a successful business career, Jay was inspired to join MID**MRKT** Suite, first as Database Administrator and now heading up research and lead generation. Jay also dabbles extensively in songwriting, having published 22 albums and serves as a nominating and voting member of both the Grammy and the Latin Grammy Awards.