Chief Executive Officer, Genesys
Paul Segre is the chief executive officer at Genesys. Since taking on this position in 2007, he has led the company to consistent yearly double-digit growth, including record revenues of more than $740 million in 2013.
Paul joined Genesys in 2002 as chief technology officer with responsibility for product management and engineering. In 2004, he became chief operating officer with responsibility for sales, service, and support.
From 2002 to 2011, Paul held a variety of executive management roles at Alcatel-Lucent, including president of the Applications Group, which included Genesys. During this time, he led a worldwide team and grew revenues to more than $2.9 billion.
Prior to Genesys, Paul held senior positions at DSC, Bell Labs, and AT&T Network Systems in strategy, business development, and operations support systems development.
He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in operations research from Stanford University.
Tom Eggemeier is the president at Genesys. He is responsible for all of the company's customer-facing activities, including global sales, customer success, channel, and field operations.
Prior to his current role, Tom led the Alcatel-Lucent global enterprise sales organization (which included Genesys) with revenue responsibility of approximately $1.8 billion. Previously, Tom held a variety of leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Enterasys Networks, and Compaq in the areas of general management, sales and channels, product management, marketing, corporate communications, and research and development.
Tom holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he has served as a Visiting Committee member, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.
Merijn te Booij
Chief Marketing Officer, Genesys
Merijn te Booij is the chief marketing officer at Genesys. As CMO, Merijn leads the global marketing and product management organization. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s technology vision, product strategy and go-to-market strategies to drive continued business growth and brand awareness.
Merijn joined Genesys in 2000 as a sales consultant for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president of professional services, creating and leading the Genesys Business Consulting practice.
Prior to Genesys, Merijn gained extensive experience in running contact centers, having managed contact center operations for the Dutch Automobile Association in Holland.
Merijn holds a master’s degree in international law from the Rijksuniversiteit Utecht in the Netherlands.
Comedian and Writer
Dena Blizzard is One Funny Mother! She’s a former Miss New Jersey, comedian, and mother of three who recently starred Off Broadway in her one-woman show “One Funny Mother”, a hilarious multimedia theater show about motherhood. Dena’s recent viral video “Chardonnay Go”, seen over 23 million times, is now a hilarious board game called “Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People.”
Additionally, Dena is a corporate host, has been featured in the NY Times, co-hosted with Anderson Cooper and has performed at Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, Gotham Comedy Club and The Laugh Factory. She has also served as the preliminary host and on air correspondent for the Miss America Pageant on ABC. When she’s not working on TV, she is writing/producing content for her web series, where she makes inappropriate videos about parenting that are sure to put her kids in therapy.
One of the Original Story Creators at Pixar
With more than 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of universally loved films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with great ideas, enduring characters and strong connections with their audiences. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s seminars are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals on how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.
Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.
Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Google, Clorox and many more.