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 Export to Your Calendar 10/14/2020
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1 to 3:30 pm
Where: Online Event
United States

Online registration is available until: 10/15/2020
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This online Zoom meeting will include:

  • A 45-minute panel discussion with manufacturer representatives, moderated by BTA General Counsel Bob Goldberg, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

  • Small group breakout sessions following the panel to talk about topics relevant to dealers

  • All dealer attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of 15 $1,000 vouchers that can be used for the March 2021 Spring Break event, to be hosted by BTA Southeast in Orlando, Florida (Only one $1,000 voucher can be won per dealership.)

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Bob Goldberg, general counsel, Business Technology Association

Goldberg has 42 years of industry experience. Upon graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the Antitrust Division of the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Goldberg's government career continued with the Federal Trade Commission until 1977, when he transitioned to private practice. He was a partner with the firm of Freeman, Atkins & Coleman, where he specialized in antitrust and trade regulation matters. Goldberg then joined the law firm Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg LLC, and was a partner with the firm from 1984 to 2008. In 2008, he became of counsel to the firm, continuing to collaborate and mentor with the firm's attorneys and staff. Since 1977, he has provided BTA members with no-fee advice and guidance on a diverse range of topics.


Laura Blackmer is senior vice president of dealer sales at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. She is responsible for driving growth in the dealer channel and leveraging emerging market opportunities, including at All Covered, the company's managed IT services arm. Blackmer has extensive industry experience, having served in various roles in sales and executive positions at Hewlett Packard (HP). She most recently was the senior vice president of sales for Sharp Electronics. Blackmer has been awarded "Best Female Executive" for five consecutive years at the Frank Awards, The Cannata Report's annual awards event that highlights excellence in office technology. She was also named to CRN's Women of the Channel list in 2016 and 2019. A graduate of Colorado State University, Blackmer is a member of the CSU College of Business Global Leadership Council.

Jim Coriddi is vice president of the Ricoh Family Group U.S. Dealer Division, a position he has held for the past nine years. He has been with Ricoh for 36 years, serving in various sales and marketing positions in both the field and operational aspects of the business. Coriddi has a strong background and extensive experience as a leader in both Ricoh's dealer and direct channels. Prior his current role, he was responsible for coordinating the Ricoh field integration efforts associated with the IKON acquisition. Coriddi worked closely between headquarters and field personnel to convert and upgrade the customer base while maintaining a stable selling environment for all Ricoh channels. In 2004, he began leading the dedicated IKON Division, responsible for all aspects of sales, service and marketing operations. Coriddi was named vice president of Ricoh dealer sales in 2001, managing a network of 300-plus Ricoh dealers to strong growth over three years in the position. Prior to that, he was appointed vice president of Ricoh marketing support, in charge of marketing communications and advertising. Additionally, Coriddi led the consolidation of Ricoh's first dealer acquisition; developed and led an innovative consumables sales program; and initiated a field marketing initiative to provide training and support for Ricoh's first digital multifunction product in the U.S. He graduated from Montclair State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in communications and marketing.

As president and CEO of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Mike Marusic is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of Sharp's B2B division in the Americas. He has more than 25 years of experience in both the document and computer peripheral businesses. Prior to Marusic's current position, he was COO for Sharp Electronics Corp. and the executive vice president of marketing, operations and technical services for all B2B products. In these roles, Marusic was responsible for bringing new products to market, identifying customer needs and improving operational processes to maximize Sharp's business opportunities. Prior to joining Sharp in 2002, he led the marketing group for Panasonic's copier and computer peripheral division. He received an MBA from Fordham University and a bachelor's degree from Siena College.



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