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Professional Services Scaling for Growth: Planning, Challenges, and Resources | Technology Service Event

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)



Are you ready for growth? Is your business ready for growth? How will you scale to meet or exceed your customer needs?

Hear how other companies have planned (or not) for growth, what challenges they’ve faced, and what tools and resources they’ve used to facilitate the ups and downs of their business.

What Will You Learn?

How their company planned to facilitate growth, what was successful, and what wasn’t The challenges (planned/unplanned) they have faced in growing their business *Key learnings and outcomes while scaling their growth


Kent Lewis , Founder of Anvil Media, an integrated marketing agency, providing analytics, search engine & social media marketing to clients. Anvil was listed as one of PBJ’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Inc.’s “Most Philanthropic Small Companies”, and Kent has founded and co-founded numerous successful companies.

Chris Mike , VP Account Management at Chirpify, a technology company that activates #hashtags for brands and agencies who want to leverage social media for multi-channel marketing conversion. Chris has experience with technology startups and the challenges and successes they provide, as well as larger companies such as Nike and EA.

Tim Tragesser , President at Polar Systems, Inc., a Portland based managed services provider, offers a comprehensive suite of services focused around managing your IT environment, including IT project delivery and strategic IT consultation, including virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) services, cloud-based services, project management, network security, managed email, and business continuity and disaster recovery services. Polar has been in the MSP 500 and the CRN 250. Tim has a background in corporate finance and has spent the last 12 years providing industry thought leadership on leveraging best-in-class IT solutions to maintain a competitive advantage in various vertical markets.


Nate Ankenbrandt, Sr. Analyst at Salesforce.com Nate has a broad background in service operations support team growth and development. Connecting customers dots with people and technology.

Who Should Attend?

Any person who is looking to grow or is planning for growth of their business, and is looking for solutions on how to scale, leverage resources, and hear about how others have done it.