TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced the Tech 25 Class of 2022. 

Now in its eighth year, the Tech 25 Awards honor a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow Indiana’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who—not being the CEO or other top executive—don’t get celebrated publicly as often. 

VIEW PHOTOS: A gallery of photos from the Tech 25 Awards is available to view and tag on Facebook. 

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A panel of 15 independent judges, including past winners and tech community leaders, selected this year’s class from three main job role categories: tech product/R&D, tech sales & marketing, and tech professional services. Winners were chosen from a very competitive class of nominees based on criteria including professional contributions, energy and attitude, and community commitment. 

In addition to being star performers at their companies, winners are committed team players who build others up through mentoring, volunteering and positive examples and they are committed to contributing to the broader community. 

Unlike many awards, individuals cannot apply or nominate themselves. Tech 25 candidates must be nominated by executive leadership. Companies may only put forth one nominee, which results in a remarkable and competitive class of candidates. 

The Tech 25 Class of 2022 was showcased and celebrated during a special joint event with Indianapolis Business Journal and its CTO of the Year awards on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. 

VIEW IBJ SUPPLEMENT: A special publication by IBJ featuring the Tech 25 class and the CTO of the Year honorees is available to view online.

The Tech 25 Class of 2022 includes: 

Dr. Kevin Barry, Battery Engineer, Ateios (Michigan State University, 2014 – Bachelor’s; Florida State University, 2016 – Master’s; Florida State University, 2020 – Ph.D.; Hometown: Lansing, Michigan) 
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Becky Copple, Director, Revenue Operations, OneCause (Stephen F. Austin State University, 2000 – Bachelor’s; DePaul, 2009 – Master’s; Hometown: North Providence, RI) 
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Lisa Cutshall, VP of Professional Development, Five Star Technology Solutions (Johnson University, Purdue University, Western KY University; Hometown: Madison, Ind.) 
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Alexa, Drew, Director of Sales Operations, Vibenomics (Purdue University; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.) 
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Laura Dubay, Director Digital Health, Parkview Health (Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne; Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.)
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Dumisani Dean Dube, Sr. Business Analyst, Republic Airways (Purdue University – Bachelor’s; Anderson University – Master’s; Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.)
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Ben Ettinger, Director of Product, Glassboard (IUPUI – Indiana University Purdue University – Bachelor’s; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.)
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Hannah Fogle, Content Marketing Manager, ShipSigma (Miami University, 2015; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.)
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Cole Geitner, Manager of Customer Success, DemandJump (Butler University: Hometown: Cary, Ill.)
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Carlotta Hairston, Associate Director PMO, BCforward (Marian University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Martin University; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.)
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J.D. Hill, Program Manager, Vertex (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2011 – BS Software Engineering; Indiana Kelley School of Business, 2016 – MBA; Hometown: New Palestine, Ind.)
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Jennifer Hummel, Senior Vice President, EDI, Zotec Partners (Marian University; Hometown: Plainfield, Ind.)
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Mark Lambert, Senior Consultant, netlogx (Rollins College, 2011 – Bachelor’s; University of Indianapolis, 2015 – MBA; Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.)
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Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming, The Mill (Southern Illinois University, 2004; Hometown: Alton, Ill.)
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Ivan Lomeli, Infrastructure Team Lead/Engineer, Blackink IT (Ball State University; Hometown: West Chicago, Ill.)
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Marianne Martinez-Hidalgo, Community & Hospitality Manager, High Alpha (DePauw University, 2019; Hometown: New York City, NY)
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Curt Merlau, Director, Education Practice, Resultant (Taylor University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University; Hometown: Greenfield, Ind.)
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Connor Nash, Global Experience Analytics Manager, STANLEY Security (Franklin College; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.)
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Amanda Poole, Director, Talent, High Alpha Innovation (Indiana University; Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
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Zach Rozycki, Director of Product, Folia (Indiana University, 2011; Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.)
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Sahil Sangwan, Manager, Machine Learning, PAXAFE
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Frank Shuster, Director, Strategic Adoption North America, Emarsys (Purdue University, 1990 – Bachelor’s; Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2000 – MBA; Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio) 
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Leila Spann, Senior Marketing Manager, Qualifi (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Indiana University; Hometown: Albany, NY)
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Adam Taylor, Director, Solution Consultants, Baker Hill (Indiana University; Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.)
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Mike Uchman, Director of product engineering, KAR Global (Indiana University Bloomington; Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.)

The Tech 25 Class of 2022 includes: 

  • Dr. Kevin Barry, Battery Engineer, Ateios (Michigan State University, 2014 – Bachelor’s; Florida State University, 2016 – Master’s; Florida State University, 2020 – Ph.D.; Hometown: Lansing, Michigan)  
     
  • Becky Copple, Director, Revenue Operations, OneCause (Stephen F. Austin State University, 2000 – Bachelor’s; DePaul, 2009 – Master’s; Hometown: North Providence, RI)  
     
  • Lisa Cutshall, VP of Professional Development, Five Star Technology Solutions (Johnson University, Purdue University, Western KY University; Hometown: Madison, Ind.)  
     
  • Laura Dubay, Director Digital Health, Parkview Health (Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne; Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.) 
     
  • Dumisani Dean Dube, Sr. Business Analyst, Republic Airways (Purdue University – Bachelor’s; Anderson University – Master’s; Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.) 
     
  • Ben Ettinger, Director of Product, Glassboard (IUPUI – Indiana University Purdue University – Bachelor’s; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.) 
     
  • Hannah Fogle, Content Marketing Manager, ShipSigma (Miami University, 2015; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.) 
     
  • Cole Geitner, Manager of Customer Success, DemandJump (Butler University: Hometown: Cary, Ill.) 
     
  • Carlotta Hairston, Associate Director PMO, BCforward (Marian University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Martin University; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.) 
     
  • J.D. Hill, Program Manager, Vertex (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2011 – BS Software Engineering; Indiana Kelley School of Business, 2016 – MBA; Hometown: New Palestine, Ind.) 
     
  • Jennifer Hummel, Senior Vice President, EDI, Zotec Partners (Marian University; Hometown: Plainfield, Ind.) 
     
  • Mark Lambert, Senior Consultant, netlogx (Rollins College, 2011 – Bachelor’s; University of Indianapolis, 2015 – MBA; Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.) 
     
  • Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming, The Mill (Southern Illinois University, 2004; Hometown: Alton, Ill.) 
     
  • Ivan Lomeli, Infrastructure Team Lead/Engineer, Blackink IT (Ball State University; Hometown: West Chicago, Ill.) 
     
  • Marianne Martinez-Hidalgo, Community & Hospitality Manager, High Alpha (DePauw University, 2019; Hometown: New York City, NY) 
     
  • Curt Merlau, Director, Education Practice, Resultant (Taylor University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University; Hometown: Greenfield, Ind.) 
     
  • Connor Nash, Global Experience Analytics Manager, STANLEY Security (Franklin College; Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.) 
     
  • Amanda Poole, Director, Talent, High Alpha Innovation (Indiana University; Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 
     
  • Zach Rozycki, Director of Product, Folia (Indiana University, 2011; Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.) 
     
  • Sahil Sangwan, Manager, Machine Learning, PAXAFE  
     
  • Frank Shuster, Director, Strategic Adoption North America, Emarsys (Purdue University, 1990 – Bachelor’s; Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2000 – MBA; Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio)  
     
  • Leila Spann, Senior Marketing Manager, Qualifi (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Indiana University; Hometown: Albany, NY) 
     
  • Adam Taylor, Director, Solution Consultants, Baker Hill (Indiana University; Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.) 
     
  • Mike Uchman, Director of product engineering, KAR Global (Indiana University Bloomington; Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.)