Our Advisory Board

To keep up with industry trends, we’ve assembled a group of various industry experts and practitioners to help guide us by providing insights on industry-specific trends, provide recommendations, and help expand the SE community for all professionals in this role.

<strong>Damian Hanna</strong>
Damian Hanna

Damian is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with over 23 years of technical software sales experience.  His focus over the past 12 years has been in a leadership capacity, running large PreSales Engineering organizations across the US East Coast.  Prior to this, he has held roles ranging from Integration consultant to Sales Engineer, at both the integrator and vendor levels respectively.  Damian has been fortunate enough throughout his career, to gain experience across all vertical industries.

Luis Armando Vasquez
Luis Armando Vasquez

Luis Armando lives in Mexicali, Mexico and has more than 5 years of experience in industrial technical sales specializing in material handling solutions, and more than 15 years of experience in sales in general. Luis is the NAASE Ambassador to Mexico. During his professional career he has coached and developed sales engineers in Mexico. He is currently studying a PhD program where he does research focused on soft skills needed in sales engineers on the US-Mexico border. He has recently specialized in technical sales copywriting and marketing strategy B2B.

Jerome Sanders

Jerome has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering field and currently works as Infrastructure Sales Manager in the New England area. He specializes in infrastructure, utility, & civil products and projects.

Stephanie O’Connell

Our NAASE Ambassador to Canada, Steph is a Product Implementation Consultant with a B2B SaaS technology company specializing in business marketplaces for buying groups, their members, and suppliers. She has over 7 years experience in the software sector, with experience in technology support, implementation, account management and sales engineering. Steph is based in London, Ontario Canada where she lives with her family – both four and two-legged.

<strong>Diana Diaco Cervantes</strong>
Diana Diaco Cervantes

Diana has nearly 15 years of experience working in the Chicago technology space. Her experience spans roles in product management, over 5 years in sales engineering and most recently, customer success in the manufacturing CPQ space.

<strong>Adam Joyce</strong>
Adam Joyce

Adam is based out of the Denver, Colorado region, specializing in software and
professional services sales of data analytics, business intelligence and cloud application
solutions.
He began his career as a Sales Engineer and has since moved into
management positions, leading a team of technical sellers and solution consultants.

Robert Bernasconi

Robert has over 10 years in the engineering and design fields, with the past 5 as a Sales Engineer in the Greater Boston area. He specializes in project management and developing strategies for space.

<strong>Pat Tripathi</strong>
Pat Tripathi

Pat has been part of management teams and executive decision-making for more than a decade. He has been working in Engineering Leadership roles facilitating product development and technical/ industrial sales for some of the major clients and brands in domains like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mining, metals, heavy industrial and manufacturing throughout continental America.
He has led efforts to establish and expand numerous multi-million-dollar new industrial site establishments and site expansions on gulf coast, mountain areas and east coast. He has also been responsible for developing new products, services, new market penetrations and product launches for a combined value of $500 million+ for multiple clients and employers in past two decades in North America (USA and Canada).


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