John “JP” Panzica

John “JP” Panzica is a Co-Founder and Partner of eighty8networks, concurrently serving as the Founder and CEO of Accelerate Partners a national technology advisory firm that specializes in digital transformation, cloud, cybersecurity and telecommunications. Prior to founding Accelerate Partners, JP spent the last 30 years as a successful technology executive, building high performance teams and growing company revenues to record levels. Prior to Accelerate, JP was the Chief Revenue Officer of Thrive, a private equity back managed services provider. During his tenure he led and built the organization through a period of tremendous growth. In addition, JP was a Senior Vice President at vXchnge, where he helped the company evangelize the cloud, enabling the company’s eco-system segment. Before vXchange acquired FiberMedia, JP was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing responsible for the re-launch of the company’s sales and marketing efforts. At Switch and Data, JP was the Founder and Vice President of the company’s Financial Services Practice, where he built a business catering to high frequency trading, low latency market data and proximity trading. JP built a rock solid network and reputation in his time as a General Manager of the Global Financial Markets for Reliance Globalcom, formerly Yipes, where his product FinancialConnect won the prestigious Banker Award for Best New Innovative Product