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SheerID CEO and Co-Founder Jake Weatherly named emcee for 2020 Oregon Technology Awards

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Portland, Ore. – February 4, 2020 – The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) has announced Jake Weatherly, Co-Founder and CEO of SheerID, as the emcee at the 2020 Oregon Technology Awards on April 29th at the Oregon Convention Center. 

Weatherly has advanced SheerID to its position as the proven leader and pioneer of instant, digital verification services and has traveled the world teaching business and marketing planning to small business leaders, enterprise organizations, consultants, NGOs, and government agencies. During the program, he will introduce award winners and speakers. 

As the CEO of SheerID, Inc., Weatherly spends much of his time and energy on the strategic direction, growth, and development of the company. When he is not concentrating on channel expansion, strategic partnerships, and product strategy, Weatherly is consistently pushing to achieve company milestones ahead of time and under budget.

Before co-founding SheerID, Weatherly co-authored Alberta, Canada’s Tourism Marketing education program, developed Pearson Education’s Business Feasibility Analysis software, and established Pearson Education’s Integrated Marketing Communications software curricula. While serving as an executive for a leading software company, he worked with global powerhouses including Intel, Avaya, and SAP to develop and implement strategic planning that generated explosive growth in their reseller and partner sales channels. In addition, he has been an active member of the Technology Association of Oregon Southern Willamette Valley Advisory Committee.

“We’re honored to have Jake as our 2020 Oregon Technology Awards emcee representing Eugene and the Southern Willamette Valley tech industry,” said Skip Newberry, President and CEO of TAO. “His leadership experience and deep involvement with the Oregon technology community made him an obvious choice to emcee our 36th annual celebration.” 

Award entries are open for the Oregon Technology Awards and details about submissions can be found online.  Nominations for Company Awards close February 14, 2020. The 2020 Oregon Technology Awards is presented by Cambia and JLL. This year marks its 36th year, and TAO anticipates more than 700 attendees, including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the world. Tickets to the April 29th event can be purchased here.

About Technology Association of Oregon

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)  is a local nonprofit working to build opportunities, better our economy and unify a voice for innovation in Oregon and beyond.  A recognized leader in shaping and growing technology and business communities, TAO empowers businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, advocacy, resources and more.  With over 425 member-companies, TAO’s network brings together some of the largest companies in the world, small startups, and tech-enabled companies that are using technology to drive growth and innovation. For more information please visit



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