Connect with the Dallas startup community January 29th at Startup Grind!
NEW LOCATION - Tech Wildcatters at WeWork Thanksgiving Tower
Hear about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship at this fireside chat featuring speaker Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy. Food and drinks will be served.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).
Chris MacFarland joined Masergy as Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and was quickly promoted to CEO and Executive Chairman. Under Chris’ leadership, Masergy continues to grow at a profitable and rapid pace including the key milestone of $1.8 billion in cumulative revenues.
Prior to joining Masergy, he has served in various senior executive positions at BroadSoft, McLeodUSA, Allegiance Telecom, Verio, OnRamp, CompuNet and Compu-Tek International.
Chris was selected as a 2017 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Top CEO, Tech Titans CEO of the Year for 2016 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for the Southwest region. Chris currently serves on the board of directors for iTopia, Health ELT and Tech Titans.
Chris is passionate about community service and has championed numerous charitable and outreach programs including as a board member of the Warrior Family Network and International Student Foundation. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Computer Science and Engineering.