People

Leadership

Quinetha Frasier

Quinetha Frasier

Community Partnerships

Quinetha Frasier, affectionately known as “Que”, is a self-proclaimed Tech Evangelist for Philanthropy. This serial entrepreneur is the Cofounder of a pledge automation software company, MyPledger.com and CEO of a Nonprofit Management Consulting and Technology Firm, Social Impact Technology.

Que’s personal mission is to motivate, inspire and prepare people who desire to make a positive impact in the world. As a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer, she facilitates group meetings and workshops across the country targeted to Nonprofit Founders; Grantmakers; Diverse Tech leaders; and Social Entrepreneurs.

Que is the perfect storm between Technology and Philanthropy.

Karl Hudson Phillips

Karl Hudson Phillips

Director

Karl is an accredited multi-disciplinary designer/developer, project manager, intrepid traveler, and voracious reader. He migrated to the United States to play soccer while attending Charleston Southern University, and obtained his MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business (University of South Carolina).

He’s performed various roles for throughout his career across government, private and nonprofit environments, and holds ITIL v3 and Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials.

Advisory Board – Revolve

Ilise Benun

Ilise Benun

Business Coach

Ilise Benun is a business expert and coach for creative professionals. She is a national speaker, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, host of the HOW Design Live Podcast and the Marketing Mentor Podcast.

Since 1988, Ilise has provided business coaching and accountability for designers and other creative professionals who want better projects and more control over their business.  To that end, she has developed and delivered tailored business training for both online and offline workshops, notably as co-founder/host of the Creative Entrepreneur track of HOW Design Live, as an instructor for CreativeLive.com and as a program developer for the Freelancers Union.

Ilise is the author of 7 business books and lead author on the Marketing Mix and Creative Freelancer blogs. She publishes Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor and hosts an online store on the same site.

Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis

Creative Strategist

Brooklyn-based Douglas Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed in front of and behind the concept. His approach to creativity combines right-brained creative problem solving with left-brained strategic thinking. Douglas’ integrated point of view has enabled his natural evolution from designer to strategist, author and professor. His expertise spans advertising, design and business education and Douglas has found an international audience through presenting his tools on combining the three to produce more effective creative business solutions. In June 2018, Douglas was named co-chair of the American Institute of Graphic Arts national Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.

Douglas enjoys interacting with creative people and presents at industry conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, India and Russia. In 2016, Douglas wrote his first book Creative Strategy and the Business of Design and regularly contributes to the business of design discourse in Applied Arts, The European Business Review, HOW Magazine and Printmag.com. Douglas enjoys interacting with creative people and presents at industry conferences such as HOW Design Live, RGD Design Thinkers, The One Club Educators Summit, Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, Revolve and The Art & Branding Conference.

In 2011 Douglas founded The Davis Group LLC and continues to offer strategic solutions to client branding, digital and design problems. In addition to client work, Douglas leverages his professional experience to inspire high school, undergraduate and graduate students. As the longest serving member on the American Association of Advertising Agencies high school Advisory Board, his experience was translated into the four-year curriculum at New York City’s High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media. Following the launch, Douglas contributed as an education consultant to the launch of the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).

He is an associate professor and Department Chair of the B.F.A. in Communication Design program at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn and serves on the board in the Branding and Integrated Communications masters program at the City University of New York. Douglas holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Hampton University, an M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from New York University.

Advisory Board – Syntax

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Software Engineer

Richard L. Taylor Jr. is a 25 year software development and technology professional living in Huntersville, NC. His experience includes the design and development of small to enterprise class applications. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at SentryOne.

Richard is a believer of using the right tools for the job and has leveraged ASP.NET (Web API, MVC), SQL Server/MongoDB, Angular, Bootstrap, JavaScript/NodeJS, KendoUI, and Xamarin (just to name a few) to deliver solutions. He has a great deal of experience but likes to explore new technologies, tools, and techniques to help create better software.

Richard has a passion for the software development community. He serves as one of the organizers of the Modern Devs Charlotte meetup group and is the founding organizer of the Charlotte Xamarin Developers meetup group. Both groups try to create environments where developers of all skill levels can come together and learn about the latest technologies, tools, and techniques to create software. These groups also provide a venue to network with fellow developers in the community.

In addition to serving the local software development community via meetup groups, Richard also speaks at regional, national, and international technology users groups and conferences.