Our Team

TechReckoning was founded in 2014 to bring together technology professionals and help them figure out what happens next. TechReckoning Studio is our consulting practice that works with tech vendors.


John Mark Troyer

John Troyer is the principal consultant with Techreckoning, where he helps companies work with their community of geeks. Prior to TechReckoning, John developed and led many of VMware's community and social media programs. He developed VMware's first social media channels and content marketing programs, working with groups across the company to build successful outcomes. He created and managed VMware's corporate blogging program, as well as its programs to reach out to external bloggers and influencers. He also founded the vExpert Program, an advocacy program that now includes over 1000 technology professionals. John is a well-known keynote speaker at conferences and user groups. Previously, he was a co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed enterprise software company. John also has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

John is the co-host of the Geek Whisperers, a podcast that tells stories about geek lives and careers. John was the creator and host for five years of the VMware Community Podcast, and has produced podcast series for technology companies and venture capital firms.
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Kathleen Nelson Troyer

Kathleen (Kat) Nelson Troyer, Co-CEO. Kat is a consultant, coach, and retreat leader with 20 years experience in human resources, recruiting, and consulting for technology and financial services companies such as Cloudera, Spirent, Barclays Global Investors, and Charles Schwab. She also has extensive community and social media marketing experience.

Amy White

Senior Program Manager
Amy White, Senior Program Manager. Amy White is a social media consultant and community builder. She partners with brands and businesses to create and increase social media presence, develop brand awareness and create engaging communities. Amy's background includes strategic sourcing and procurement, technology and compliance at companies like Pitney Bowes, EDS, and Xerox.