Welcome to the SoCal Chapter!

Our Southern California Chapter was founded by Liam Mahoney, Jose Espinoza, Dave Douglas, and Kelsey Frost and features Members from across Southern California, stretching all the way down to Newport Beach, Long Beach, and broader Orange County.

Our SoCal Chapter includes Members from the companies Procore, ServiceNow, Oracle, Splunk and many more.

Southern California

What can you gain by joining PreSales Southern California?

  • Grow your professional career by attending events and webinars where leaders in the pre-sales space share their experiences and tips/tricks

  • Network with your peers to overcome day-to-day challenges by learning and collaborating with one another

  • Prosper by making meaningful connections with your future colleagues 

To get involved with PreSales SoCal join the Slack channel: #geo-so_cal

Meet The Organizers

Liam Mahoney

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Liam is a Solution Engineer at Oracle where he drives customer success for Oracle's financial and analytics applications across all industries. He also serves as an official ambassador to promote and spread awareness of Oracle's accelerator program, Oracle for Startups. Prior to joining Oracle, he was on the channel partner team at VMware. Previously he also worked in business development at Smartleaf, an automated portfolio rebalancer, and MFS Investment Management. Outside of work, Liam is passionate about rock-climbing, snowboarding, and coffee.

Kelsey Frost

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Kelsey leads the Sales Engineering team at Wrike, where she works with enterprise clients across industries and supports a growing team of SEs in their excellence. Since starting in pre-sales in 2013, Kelsey has supported a variety of technical solutions including SaaS platforms, on-premises software, and automated managed services offerings. Across all industries and verticals, she is passionate about using the pre-sales influence to identify and implement better ways of working. Outside of the office, Kelsey is passionate about good food, traveling, and language - she also speaks Spanish and Italian!

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For the last 15 years I've had the amazing opportunity of working with organizations of all sizes and various industry verticals (Enterprise, SLED, K-12 & Higher ED, Healthcare, Legal, Manufacturing, and Retail). I've held various types of PreSales positions, from Sales Engineer to Technical Consultant. From Customer-facing discovery sessions, Executive presentations to onsite proof-of-concept implementations. I've sold both on-premise software and SaaS platforms. My background includes Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Automation, along with IT Services, IaaS, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing.

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Dave is a Pre-Sales Systems Engineering Manager with 20 years of experience in technical sales and team leadership at Apple Inc. He is currently leading a team of 10 SE’s throughout the western United States. Together they focus on expanding the implementation of Apple’s solutions in the K12 education market. Dave knows that it is critical to recruit and retain the very best in pre-sales engineering talent and strives to build a team culture focused on achieving excellence both in results and relationships. Beyond the confines of his webcam, Dave loves running, walking his two beagles, and spending time with his wife and two teenage boys.

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