Join us for the Comcast Pitch Fest and community celebration on September 11, 2018, where five promising companies will pitch their brand and vision to judges Matt Geisel, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Shawn Adamson, Regional Vice President, Comcast Business and Dhinuka Perera, SXSW Conference Programmer for the chance to win $10,000. What better time to support, highlight and invest in the business sector than during experienceIT!

Premier Applicants




Judged by:

Mark Fidel
CoFounder and Corporate Development

RiskSense co-founder Mark Fidel is responsible for advocating and growing RiskSense’s client portfolio in the States of NM and AZ, where RiskSense is headquartered. Fidel is also a licensed New Mexico attorney, and brings more than 16 years’ experience in law and litigation.  Fidel holds a Bachelor of Arts and Economics degree with a major in Finance from NMSU. He earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from UNM and his law degree from the University of Denver.

Micheal Herrick
Matterform & HIPAA.Host

Michael Herrick is a cybersecurity expert located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Having been an entrepreneur over half his life, Michael brings over 25 years of experience helping small businesses and health care providers achieve success and security. Starting Matterform in 1992, Herrick has spearheaded positive culture changes in line of business applications for small business. Herrick is a recognized expert not only in cybersecurity, but in HIPAA compliance as well. In 2014, he launched HIPAA.Host, a resource for health care providers to remain ahead of the curve with United States government health compliance laws.

Ryan Woodard
Senior Security Architect / vCISO
Advanced Network Management

Ryan Woodard is a cybersecurity professional with 18 years of career experience.  His work background includes finance, healthcare, and government verticals, with a focus on security program implementations.  His passion for cybersecurity drives him to help blue team defenses protect against evolving threats.  Woodard works as consulting member of ANM’s Security Practice, responsible for delivering security solutions that assist clients with managing and remediating Information Security Risk.