Tamika Catchings

4 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, WNBA MVP, AuthorM
Four times Olympic Gold medalist Tamika Catchings was by far the highlight of PIVOT. She shared her personal struggles from childhood along with overcoming obstacles while focusing on her goal, playing professional basketball. She spoke about the importance of PIVOTing in everything you do. Always reevaluating on how to keep yourself and your brand relevant, on and off the court. She shared the challenges she faced during her basketball career and how the help and guidance of good leaders gave her the ability to rise above and become an effective leader on and off the court.

Scott Fadness

Scott Fadness

City of Fishers
Scott Fadness has been the Mayor of the City of Fishers, IN, since December of 2014. Before his election, he served as Fishers’ Town Manager from 2011-2014 and Deputy Town Manager of Operations from 2009-2011 where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of public works, engineering, fleet management and parks and recreation. As Town Manager, he reorganized town departments to streamline government services, create greater efficiencies and save Fishers’ taxpayers millions of dollars – all while doubling Fishers’ cash reserves.

Michael Thomas

Partner at Leap Managed I.T.
As the COO of Leap Managed I.T., Michael is known by his clients as a 'behind-the-scenes' genius. He always listens first, is incredibly patient and is always helpful when it comes to solving challenges and seeing opportunities. Prior to joining LEAP in 2014, he worked for a Fortune 200 firm for over a decade where he was responsible for a nationwide team dedicated to consulting large organizations on how to use technology and insights to improve business results. He also co-founded an early stage drug development firm in 2009 that focused on developing ‘smart’ therapies for the treatment of severe bone disorders. As a child, he dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Today, you can find him spending time with his family doing various outdoor activities, coaching soccer, basketball and girls lacrosse and being on the Girls Basketball Fishers/HSE Board of Directors.

Gary Thomas

Partner at Leap Managed I.T.
Gary is Leap Managed I.T.’s partner and president. He is known for his creative problem-solving skills, witty humor, and ability to connect people. Being at LEAP since 1995, he has seen it all. He’s not one to back down from a challenge and really enjoys helping clients when they need it the most. He loves seeing clients reach new successes and is the first in line to rally around clients when they knock it out of the park. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their dogs and volunteering as a board member for the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

Sarah Fisher

Indy 500 Racing Legend
American Indy Racing legend & Entrepreneur Sarah Fisher shared her story as a female driver in the Indy Car circuit. She walked us through her challenges and how important it was to have family support and other female mentors. They helped pave the way for her. She told stories of her racing days in the Indy 500. Then, she shared about her transition from race car driver to business owner and the obstacles of reinventing yourself as an entrepreneur. She shared her struggles of finding her way in the business world, securing financing and getting SIK off the ground. In the end, she made many race fans dreams come true by racing on the SIK, a two level track, with a couple of our attendees.

Marek Kwasniewski

Executive Director of Artificial Intelligence at UBS
Marek Kwasniewski is a self-made, self-taught I.T. visionary who is changing the face of Artificial Intelligence. From his childhood days of building his own computers to developing software and helping companies run more efficiently with the use of technology, Marek always has a lot to share. His background in the banking world as Head of Architecture at BNYMellon and current Executive Director of AI at UBS makes him an industry trailblazer. He is a sought-after speaker in the world of innovation as his projects have been featured in the Wall Street Journal. He spoke at Pivot with great enthusiasm and got the crowd excited about the future of innovation. He shared his experiences in AI development and its impact on every day life and the future of various fields.