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
    Interim CEO, ATC
  • Mark McClain
    CEO and Founder, SailPoint Technologies
  • Melissa Fruge
    Chief Legal Officer and General Council, Spredfast
  • 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 at vcfo

Board of Directors

  • Lawrence Waugh
    President & COO, Calavista Software
  • David Altounian
    Asst. Professor & Entrepreneurship, St. Edward’s University
  • Scott Francis
    Founder and CEO at BP3 Global
  • Alan Godfrey
    Executive Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Modernize
  • Scott Tynes
    Co-Founder & CEO, Consero Global LLC
  • Michele Skelding
    President and CEO, SkylesBayne
  • Drew Scheberle
    SVP, Policy & Advocacy, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Kirstin Ross
    Associate Director, Wortham
  • Heather Johnston
    Vice President and General Counsel for Enterprise and Cybersecurity Business Unit and General Counsel for North America
  • Barbary Brunner
    Chief Marketing Officer at Phunware, Inc.
  • Alan Peters
    Senior Managing Director, Branch Manager at Savills Studley
  • Allan Rayson
    Central Texas Market Executive, Commercial Banking Leader - Regions Bank
  • Bernd Lienhard
    CEO of VORAGO Technologies


  • Amber Gunst
    Interim CEO, Austin Technology Council
  • Hunter Fairbairn
    Outside Sales Representative
  • Chelly Bell
    Director of Operations
  • Jordan Michalik
    Marketing Manager
  • Tejal Sahasrabudhe
    Marketing Intern
  • Ronnie Forster
    Membership Coordinator