ATC Leadership

As the unifying voice for innovation and technology in Central Texas, Austin Technology Council includes leadership from startups and Fortune 1000 companies. Since 1992, ATC’s membership has represented the largest concentration of invested CEO’s compared to tech associations in other markets and represents the diverse tech community in and around Austin.

Executive Committee

  • Amber Gunst
    CEO, ATC
  • Mark McClain
    CEO and Founder, SailPoint Technologies
  • Alan Peters
    Senior Managing Director, Branch Manager, Savills
  • Kelley Knutson
    President, Netspend Corporation
  • Milam Foster Newby
    Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  • Sandeep Gupta
    Co-Founder & CTO, Calavista Software
  • Robert Alvarez
    CFO and COO, BigCommerce
  • Cristina Silingardi
    Austin Managing Director, vcfo
  • Scott Francis
    Founder and CEO, BP3 Global

Board of Directors

  • Lawrence Waugh
    President & CEO, Calavista Software
  • David Altounian
    Asst. Professor & Entrepreneurship, St. Edward’s University
  • Scott Tynes
    Co-Founder & CEO, Consero Global LLC
  • Heather Johnston
    Vice President and General Counsel for Enterprise and Cybersecurity Business Unit and General Counsel for North America
  • Barbary Brunner
    Executive Vice President, Denary
  • Allan Rayson
    Central Texas Market Executive, Commercial Banking Leader, Regions Bank
  • Bernd Lienhard
    CEO, VORAGO Technologies
  • Todd Davis
    Senior Client Executive, Marsh Wortham
  • Leigh Christie
    Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation, Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Shay Sabhikhi
    CEO, CognitiveScale Inc.


  • Amber Gunst
    CEO, Austin Technology Council
  • Jessica A. Camarillo
    Director of Marketing
  • Brandon Lamberson
    Head of Sales & Member Services