Running Remote: 2021

Original Event was May 21st, 2021

Digital Nomad is Not Dead panel at Running Remote: 2021

What does Digital Nomad 2022 look like? Longer stays and remote work vacations have soared in popularity this year. What are the new age demands of remote workers when traveling while working? Which remote work tools will make or break teams? Will #wfh end once borders reopen?

The Digital Nomad Is Not Dead

Moderator: Rachel Lanham, Chief Customer Officer @ Voodle
Panelists:
Sam Pessin, Co-Founder @ Remote Year
Dave Williams, CEO & Co-Founder @ NOMADX
David McKeegan, Co-Founder @ Greenback Expat Tax Services

Sam Pessin is Founder & CEO of Remote Year. Remote Year delivers community-focused travel programs to remote workers worldwide.


Sam Pessin grew up all over the world with his family. His father was a foreign correspondent and because of this, Sam lived in Beijing, Jerusalem, London, and the U.S. Sam went to University of Michigan for undergrad, and then worked at Bain & Co for three years. Afterward, Sam sought out international experiences and took the opportunity to transfer to Bain’s Mumbai office for six months. About a year later, Sam started Remote Year with one of his best friends and has been focused on that ever since.

Rachel Lanham is Voodle’s Chief Customer Officer and is obsessed with growing a vibrant tribe of voodlers and being their voice in the organization. She’s ecstatic to see what the future brings for Digital Nomads.


Rachel has led customer and business management efforts within industries with high degrees of digital innovation and disruption, lately with key remote work tools. As an early team member at aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), she partook in the birth of digital advertising and led major partners including Weight Watchers, MillerCoors, and Levi’s. Later, Rachel co-founded digital health platform, Health123 (acquired by Samepage). Prior to Voodle, she led the commercial motion at VR platform Pixvana.

Dave Williams leads NOMADX as its CEO and Co-founder and is a pioneer in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries as a serial digital entrepreneur over the past 20+ years.

Dave has also experienced multiple exits in the early formative stages of the search engine marketing, social media, and ad tech industries with prior company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

David McKeegan is an experienced entrepreneur, finance professional, Enrolled Agent, and MBA.

Following years of living abroad, David and his wife Carrie McKeegan struggled to find an accounting service to meet their unique needs as expats. In 2009, they co-founded Greenback Expat Tax Services to provide a better, easier way for American expats around the globe to prepare their US tax returns.