Panel: Scaling Talent from a Small Town

Date: April 11
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Price: FREE
Location: The Haven
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Event Partners


Michael J. Prichard – Founder and Chief Technology Officer, WillowTree Apps
Baron Schwartz – Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder, VividCortex
Otavio Freire – Chief Technology Officer, OpenQ
Brenden Grace – Vice President of Engineering, Collective

Finding talent has always made growing or “scaling” a businesses from small towns like Charlottesville difficult. Some of Charlottesville’s top tech firms beat that challenge through remote workforces, which make commuting as simple as turning on a computer. But this new mode of worklife poses special challenges to a company’s culture. Hear how Charlottesville’s most successful Chief Technology Officers handle distributed companies on this panel.


  • Michael Prichard, Founder & CTO, WillowTree Apps

  • Baron Schwartz, Co-Founder of VividCortex

  • Otavio Freire, Co-Founder of OpenQ

  • Brenden Grace, VP of Engineering at Collective