Meet the Speakers

Meet the people on stage

The Valo Summit is full of great sessions from our Valo Team members and carefully selected guest speakers. This year we are existed to have Joanne C. Klein on stage with us.

Joanne C. Klein

SharePoint & Office 365 Consultant

Joanne Klein is an independent consultant and founder of NexNovus, an Office 365 Consulting company, and a 3-time Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services. She works with Microsoft customers across all industry verticals on their Office 365 environments, specifically SharePoint, and provides value by sharing her boots-on-the-ground knowledge and experience with them. She helps customers through their modernization journey from the classic to modern world of SharePoint site and information architecture.

An important area of focus for Joanne is the modern digital workplace and the Microsoft 365 suite of tools built within it to help organizations protect, retain, and secure their unstructured content now being produced at an exponential rate. This requires an all-important shift for organizations, IT staff, and information workers to make and she has substantial practical experience working with customers to make this happen.

Joanne blogs about these areas of focus and more at

Meet the Valo Team and our Valo Partners on stage

Vlad Catrinescu

Sales Executive & Product Evangelist, MVP,

Vlad is an Office Servers & Services MVP specializing in PowerShell, SharePoint, and hybrid scenarios. He is responsible for helping our amazing network of partners to deliver great solutions to our customers.


Elio Struyf

Senior Software Developer,

Elio is an Office Servers and Services MVP and a senior developer & architect at Valo Intranet. He likes to stay up-to-date with Office 365, SharePoint, Web and Azure development and is an active blogger.


Juha Koivula

Business Director, North America,

Working with Valo since 2013, Juha’s current mission is to grow our presence in The Americas together with our partners. Juha also enjoys playing tennis and speaking languages.


Ilija Lazarov

Technical Partner Manager

Ilia is a passionate visionary with a looong SharePoint experience. Trained, defined, planned, developed, deployed, supported and sold solutions for hundreds of customers globally to get most of existing investments. Ilia is interested in improving everything and deep discussions and having good time with the team, partners, and customers.


Olivera White

Partner Manager

Olivera is responsible for building, maintaining and managing long-term relationships with current and prospective partners. Helping Partners and Valo succeed with her boundless enthusiasm. When not working, Olivera enjoys life with her kids, doing photography, scuba diving, horseback riding, learning how to play a guitar and drinking wine.


Keyvan Pashaei

Support Specialist

Keyvan supports partners to help them succeed with Valo implementations.


Melissa Perrotti

Office Coordinator

At the office, Melissa holds the responsibility as the NA human resource and finance coordinator, while supporting the Marketing team. In her free time, Melissa enjoys staying active by either hitting the gym or spending time outdoors.

Annie Orzechowska

Events & Marketing Specialist

The magic is in the details! When not organizing memorable Valo events & marketing actions in the NA region, you can find Annie nurturing her passion for health & wellness or planning her next travel and crazy adventure!