August 10 - 13, 2015
President Target.com & Mobile
Jason brings extensive experience in online retailing and most recently, served as Executive Vice President of Gilt Groupe where he was responsible for Home, Taste, Baby and Kids and Business Development. Prior to Gilt, Jason was the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising and Product at Hayneedle, Inc. In addition, Jason previously spent eight years at Amazon in a variety of merchandising roles.
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As president, Stormy has used her forward-thinking instincts along with experience gleamed from her previous roles to inspire Overstock.com to drive innovation in the ever-changing online retail world. Her colleagues know Stormy as a source of knowledge, experience, and revolutionary thinking in online retail, often using her inspirational mantra of "make it happen" to motivate teams throughout the company. Under Stormy's leadership, Overstock.com was named to Forbes' list of Americas 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for the first time in 2014.
Chairman & CEO
As both a control investor and activist operator, Mr. Rhee has stewarded companies with an aggregate enterprise value in the billions. He has a proven investment and operating track record spanning nearly two decades involving companies at inflection points requiring smart capital and the leveraging of a diversified network and knowledge base in the private equity, restructuring and venture communities. Mr. Rhee has held senior level positions at J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. and Gordon Brothers Group. Illustrative prior investment and/or operational involvement have included the turnaround and repositioning of Ultra Diamonds in partnership with Crystal Capital, the carve-out of the Meow Mix cat food brand from Ralston Purina, and the growth catalyst investment in Mattress Firm (Nasdaq: MFRM).
Mr. Rhee is an honors graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He is also a former high school teacher.
Innovation Expert; Renowned Journalist; Influential Editor & Publisher
MIT Technology Review
As CEO (Chief Execution Officer) for California-based PIRCH, Sears manages top-line operations, brand development and expansion planning while working alongside a team of professionals with a combined 500 years of industry experience.
Sears joined PIRCH in 2010 after leading some of the most recognized and successful brands in outdoor and indoor home living, many of which he successfully guided through high-profile mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to that, Sears was President and CEO of Creative Touch Interiors, which he oversaw through its growth from $15 million to $250m and the subsequent acquisition by Home Depot in 2004,ensuring a smooth transition of a private company into a Fortune 15 organization.
Earlier in his career, Sears was Executive Vice President at MSA Industries, growing the company from $40 million to $560 million in revenue in less than two years, prior to its merger with DuPont, where Sears stayed on in the same capacity.
Sears also served as President of Tuftex Industries for six years, developing the 15th largest carpet mill in the United States into a $450 million business prior to its acquisition by Queen Carpet and subsequently Shaw Industries/Berkshire Hathaway.
A second generation San Diegan, Sears remains extremely involved within the community and received a Spirit of Life Award in 2006 for his dedication and commitment to City of Hope. Sears is an active Alumni of San Diego State University and has been married to his lovely wife Geri for 34 years.
SVP & GM, International
Marshall joined Gilt in 2010 with extensive experience in mobile and e-commerce. From 2006-2009, he led the mobile business at Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm). Prior to that, he was at Handango for three years, where he was responsible for key global partnerships, development strategies, driving key infrastructure initiatives, launching new business units, and global partnerships.
SVP & GM
With nearly two decades of online and retail experience, Anabela brings a proven track record of efficiently driving customer growth and engagement. Anabela joined ShoeBuy from Staples, where she served as the Vice President of Marketing for Staples.com. In that role, she was responsible all customer acquisition, customer development, and loyalty programs for the U.S. business. During her 15-year tenure at Staples, Anabela also held roles in various business units and functional areas including Corporate Strategy, Retail Marketing, Contract Operations, and Online Sales and Marketing.
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SVP Online Marketing, Mobile, Social
SVP eCommerce & Alternative Channels
The Limited Stores
Destination XL Group
DXL Group is a $400 million big and tall retailer with over 350 stores nationwide. DXL is currently in the midst of a complete brand transformation as they close all of their Casual Male stores and open more of their new DXL retail concept stores. The idea is to create a new business model that is brand focused, emotionally connects with customers, omni-channel in focus, and delivers significantly higher sales and profitability.
Mr. Walker has a unique balance of brand management and business analytics experience that he leverages to drive greater customer affinity and loyalty. His engineering background provides him with a unique perspective to examine business problems from an analytical viewpoint and with his creative acumen, he has developed retail marketing campaigns that connect with consumers on an emotional level while driving omni-channel transformation.
Most recently, Mr. Walker has done this at retailers like Lenscrafters where he was able to maximize the long-term value, equity and performance of the LensCrafters brand by developing holistic customer communication strategies. At Finish Line, Mr. Walker developed and executed new brand strategies that solidified the brands identify, ushered in a new customers that were underserved, and heightened the awareness of the brand.
In summary, Mr. Walker’s unique experiences have improved various retailers’ brand strength and identity while simultaneously growing sales and profitability. His presentation will showcase the tools of the trade and some innovative approaches that illustrate how effective omni-channel experiences can deliver dramatic results.
SVP Marketing & eCommerce
Throughout his career, Frederick has travelled the world in an effort to immerse himself in a plethora of multicultural marketing streams. He has established himself as a leader within the marketing community, offering high-level expertise in retail marketing and digital strategy, while showcasing proven results with industry-leading companies.
Senior Managing Director- Digital
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BABW) is the only global company that offers an interactivemake-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchisestores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and South America.
Ms. Jajko is a native of Toledo, Ohio and holds degrees in International Business and Marketing from the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Head of Global eCommerce
Tom Davis is the Global Head of Ecommerce for PUMA SE. PUMA’s Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as football, running, motorsports, golf, and outdoor. Tom joined PUMA in January 2011 and has been working in the ecommerce industry since 1996.
Tom directs and oversees the company’s global ecommerce strategy and operations. This includes ecommerce businesses in North America, Europe, Asia and various emerging markets. Currently, PUMA’s ecommerce business covers 30+ markets.
Prior to joining Puma, Tom managed the ecommerce businesses for Kenneth Cole Productions, Tommy Hilfiger and Sirius Satellite Radio. Tom has a BS from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Global Sales & SVP North America
As the Director of Global Sales and Senior VP,North America for Spreadshirt (www.spreadshirt.com), the leading e-commerce platform for creating, selling, and buying of ideas on things that consumers love to share, use, and carry, Mark is responsible for overseeing the company’s two production facilities in Greensburg, PA and Henderson, NV. He is directly responsible for the global sales team and growing key account partnerships including CNN, Nissan, Nationwide, Holiday Inn, Sony Music and Coke, creating and executing innovative and creative search marketing campaigns. Under Mark’s leadership, Spreadshirt’s partner business accounts for 80% of all US Sales.
Prior to Spreadshirt, Mark was instrumental in the creation, implementation and launch of the sales strategy for demand-driven media company, Gather.com, where he spent several years growing the business as VP Sales and Marketing. His other experience spans several years in the retail travel industry for companies including NLG in various sales and marketing leadership positions.
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VP eCommerce Strategy
Kevin has over 16 years experience in eCommerce marketing, usability and business management, including leadership roles at Dillard’s Department Stores, Circuit City Stores, and Putnam Investments. He is a strong advocate for innovation and customer centricity, and is passionate about finding ways to drive business results while building connections between Office Depot's virtual and physical sales channels.
Senior Director of Big Data
Sears Holding Company
Vice President of Digital Applications
Before joining HSN in 2004, he was a Technology Consulting Manager at Accenture where he managed and delivered web-based solutions and integration architectures for utility companies. Before leaving Accenture, he served as the North American Utilities Integration Strategy Lead.
VP Brand Marketing
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CMO & SVP Digital
Alex And Ani
Barnes & Noble / NOOK
Prior to her role at NOOK™ Ms. Mullen was the co-founder of a wearable technology company, RingBlingz, where she was able to fuse her passions for fashion, technology and customer lifestyle experiences. Pre-wearables, Ms. Mullen was the CMO of Zinio, the digital newsstand service, for six years, where she grew the global business footprint, and revenues (by over 427%). At OgilvyOne, Ms. Mullen was the Executive Director and Senior Partner where she led the digital Dialogue business and worked with Fortune 50 brands including IBM, Unilever and American Express. At Grey Direct, Ms. Mullen launched the first email marketing division of a global advertising agency. Prior to her time in advertising, Ms. Mullen spent seven years in leading retail efforts across a variety of groups from Consumer Relations and Operations, to Collections and Digital at JCPenney.
VP of Product Management, UX, & Design
In her current role she is responsible for product strategy, product implementation, customer experience including design, and marketing of all aspects of the Gilt customer experience through Gilt’s Loyalty program, Email and Mobile push communication, Customer engagement through Personalization and Discovery, Mobile experiences, and Customer acquisition.
Prior to joining Gilt, Dominique spent 12 years at Travelocity.com. At Travelocity she held a number of senior- and director-level product management roles that involved developing global next-generation shopping initiatives for international brands, defining product strategies and definitions, managing product life cycles, and positioning new product releases, among other duties.
Cindy Starr is Senior Vice President, Marketing at Vistaprint where she manages all customer acquisition and retention activities for North America, Europe and Australia as well as overseeing all strategy and planning across traditional and digital channels.
Before joining Vistaprint, Cindy was CMO of Smart Destinations, a travel e-commerce company. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Vice President, Managing Director of One to One Interactive where she led the development of strategies and marketing programs to drive acquisition and retention results for clients such as Comcast, Liberty Mutual and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cindy has also held executive roles at Digitas where she was responsible for leading The Home Depot relationship and at Arc Worldwide where she ran the award-winning San Francisco interactive group working with brands such as Behr Paint, Häagen-Dazs, HP and Visa. Cindy has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her family in the Boston area.
Lareen has 20 years of digital and print marketing experience. She’s worked in a variety of industries, including consumer goods, healthcare, and audio conferencing. A popular consultant, Lareen has worked with authors from McGraw-Hill and Harmony Books, real estate developers, healthcare service firms, and social media organizations.
VP Marketing & eCommerce, Glasses.com
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VP Marketing & Strategy
RUE LA LA
Murali started at Rue in Pricing and Planning Operations with a change agenda where he rolled out new ways of thinking about merchandising, programming and pricing for a programming based limited inventory for limited time off-price and online only business such as Rue. Apart from acting as the strategic counterweight to the Head Merchant, Murali directly oversaw rollout of a planning system and pricing tools both primary (how to set the first price) and residual (markdowns). The primary pricing tool developed in collboration with MIT Operation Research Center won the 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Practice Award.
Before joining Rue, Murali was the Head of Strategy, a role that reported to the CFO/CMO and worked closely with GMMs, EVP of Stores and Bain Capital Partners, at Burlington Stores. He was responsible for developing and executing operational stratgies e.g. Category deep dives to aid turnarounds, Real Estate Strategy, Merchandise Localization, Store Labor Planning and Productivity, and Markdown Optimization. One of his biggest achivements was to bring about a cultural transformation at Burlington to embrace Test&Learn as a platform for innovation. Murali received multiple awards for his contributions at Burlington.
Even prior to Burlington, Murali had a strong foundation in developing and executing operational innovation - his work has always been at the intersection of strategy, information/analytics and technology. He held several roles that contributed to this over the years including in strategy consulting, product management and tech startups. Murali has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a MS in Operations Research from Univ. of Maryland College Park.
VP & GM Global eCommerce, Marketing, Technology
Ajit is a frequent speaker at industry events and in academia. His latest talks and keynotes have focused on a diverse set of topics ranging from eBusiness Strategies, Data Driven Marketing, Optimization of Digital Marketing, Advanced Segmentation Strategies, Managing Conflict in a Multi-Channel Environment, Designing Efficient eCommerce Systems & Organizations, Streamlining Supply Chains for eCommerce business, Responsive Design and so on.
Ajit has spent the last 15+ years evangelizing and practicing eBusiness strategies in global markets. Prior to his roles at Lenovo and Gateway, he consulted for Deloitte & Touche and at other Multinational firms in the Middle-East and India. He holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering, M.S in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in Claremont, California.
VP, Digital Strategy & Marketing
MSC Industrial Supply
Prior to joining MSC, Steve served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Managed Services for Adecco where he was responsible for leading B2B sales and marketing with focus on digital, web and eCommerce strategy and execution. Previously, he held various executive positions at global electronics distributor Arrow Electronics, including Director of Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations for arrow.com.
Steve has spoken at numerous industry conferences and been featured in a number of major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Internet Retailer and Modern Distribution Management.
VP Product, Design, & UX
On the side, Andrew is passionate about building a better world by volunteering his time with social enterprises and international development organizations focused on economic development, water sanitation, global health and social justice.
VP eCommerce & Digital Marketing
VP Digital Operations & eCommerce
For the 3 years prior he had been a Digital and Operational e-commerce consultant collaborating with CEO's to create a strategy for growth through new business plans, refinement of the value proposition, competitive positioning, branding assignments, product development as well as detailed analysis of all electronic customer contact strategies down through funnel analysis and SEO / SEM strategies.
Before this he was President of Partsearch Technologies, which was the largest single source solution for consumer replaceable and service parts across multiple categories for retailers, service professionals and online consumers. Prior to this he was president and CEO of AB&C Group (third party logistics company).
When the Digital age was just beginning he held such senior positions as Executive Vice President of the Redcats Lifestyle catalog division (3 catalog titles), Senior Vice President of e-commerce design for all of Redcats (10 catalog titles/ $2.1B revenue), SVP of Customer Contact for Redcats USA, Vice President of Operations for Shop NBC and Director of Strategic Planning/Distribution and Call Centers for QVC.
Mr. Kazmer has extensive experience in multiple media, including web, catalog, mail order, TV home shopping, infomercials and direct mail. In addition to his strong operational background he has successfully managed revenue growth, global sourcing, sales, marketing, finance, HR and technology.
Mr. Kazmer is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University “81 where he was a leader in student government and elected to the Parmi Nous honorary society for leadership. While at PSU he was President of the Student Government at Mont Alto Campus and then at University Park he was Chief Justice of the Undergraduate Student Government Supreme Court. He is currently on the Board of Advisors for The Pennsylvania State University Mont Alto Branch Campus and on the Board of Advisors of Growing Global.
Media Strategy, Brand/Co-Op
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Head of Global Digital Marketing
Mark is currently head of Global Digital Marketing for Reebok and responsible for higher funnel consumer acquisition, analytics and technology. Prior to Reebok, Mark’s 18 year career has also seen him work in the UK, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands for both adidas and DigitasLBi.
Sr. Director Customer Marketing
Prior to joining Gilt, Karen was the Customer Marketing Director at FreshDirect, overseeing its loyalty, customer retention and email programs, and a Director of Promotions at Barnes and Noble where she managed all direct marketing programs, membership and private-label credit card acquisition.
Karen obtained her bachelor’s degrees in marketing and French from Cabrini College in Radnor, PA. She and her family reside in New York City.
Head of Acquisition & Retention Marketing
Seth is also a mentor at 500 Startups, a seed fund and mentorship-driven accelerator program focused on helping startups succeed through design, data, and distribution. Prior to Redbubble, Seth was VP of Marketing at Flywheel and Director of Marketing at BabyCenter. A native of the Boston area, Seth has an MBA from Duke University and lives in San Francisco.
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Head of Global Marketing
Director Onlinel Marketing
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Senior Director of Emerging Technology
Wyndham Hotel Group
Amy holds a BA in English and an MBA in Management from Rutgers University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and her dog Lady, in addition to watching The Golden Girls.
Sr. Director, Digital Marketing & Ecommerce
Director Loyalty Marketing
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Director Product Management
The Home Depot
Director, Walgreens.com & Drugstore.com, Walgreens Digital Commerce
Prior to joining Walgreens, Wayne was a management consulting professional primarily advising his clients in business process outsourcing (BPO) and business intelligence. Wayne advised clients in the apparel retail, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and insurance industries. He also held merchandising and planning roles at Target and Banana Republic.
Wayne received his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago in economics and political science. He is an avid mountain climber and scuba diver.
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Director of User Experience & Design
Prior to joining Newegg, Ross was a freelance web designer/developer, an instructor in the Web Design program at the Art Institute of California and a senior front-end web developer at Fox Broadcasting, where he built and managed fox.com and mini sites for the network's TV shows. Ross also was a graphic web team lead and UX designer at ESRI, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software.
Director of Interactive Marketing
Director, Product Management
Sr. Director of Marketing, E-Commerce
After splitting his four years of college between Quinnipiac University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he joined SCM Microsystems in 2000 as a Corporate Webmaster. He would later lead Web Design and Development teams at Q-Tran Inc. and Pexagon Technology, Inc., both headquartered in Connecticut. He spent 8 years at the latter, growing into an Internet Sales & Marketing Direction role on route to General Manager before ultimately joining the EAI family.
Edible Arrangements International, Inc. isn’t just a leader in artfully crafted fruit gifts but also an innovator in the Digital Marketing space. From a complex Omni-channel Marketing strategy that includes robust Loyalty and Email Marketing Programs to a Social Media presence that boasts followership nearing 1,000,000, EAI is committed to leveraging emerging technology in the digital space to help it’s foundation of 1,200 retail locations flourish.
Director of Marketing, Creative Content
She began her marketing career in the technology industry at the global manufacturer for wireless networking products, D-Link Systems, Inc. Spearheading the growth of their social media marketing efforts she grew their fan base by 500%, page views by 129% and user activity by 96% in a short 12 months.Energetic and eager to learn, Sharan is always looking for the newest way to connect people to brands they will love. You can follow Sharan's thoughts and musing on life and marketing on Twitter at @SharanK.
Director, Digital Media & Analytics
After graduating from Kellogg with an MBA in Decision Sciences, Marketing, Finance and Strategy, Jonathan was hired by Sabre to release its first cruise booking tool and the cruise industry’s first API. He then grew Sabre’s travel agency web booking engine group into a multi-million-dollar profit center.
As Manager of Analytics for Travelocity’s Air line of business he guided a team that used site metrics to identify and correct user experience problems. He then managed Travelocity’s A/B testing group, automating its processes and quadrupling its throughput, improving profits by $13M. He then became its Director of Marketing Analysis, delivering channel ROI reporting and chairing the CMO’s weekly trading meetings in which Travelocity’s $100M marketing budget was allocated and its tactics tuned.
Following Sabre’s sale of Travelocity to Expedia, Jonathan went to the Wyndham Hotel Group to serve as its Director of Analytics and Insights, heading the team which provided guidance for the CMO’s organization before starting with Kaplan. He is a regular presenter at travel and retail industry conferences on the topics of marketing channel attribution, social media and consumer data mining and the use of consumer data to improve personalization and retargeting.
Director of Marketing
Beyond The Rack
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Former President & Founder
Richard has his MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University with concentrations in Marketing and Economics and is a frequent presence at e-commerce and industry events. This is his fourth speaking engagement with eTail.
Director of Marketing
Boston Green Goods
Director of Marketing
Director of Search Marketing
LightingNewYork.com. He develops and maintains the desktop, tablet, and mobile search campaigns for Lighting New York and its 40 plus subsidiary sites. He is also responsible for coordinating Lighting New York’s SEO efforts. Most recently he spearheaded the implementation of keyword attribution for all phone orders. He also developed a tool via Lighting New York's ERP to automatically generate and audit new and existing campaigns at the keyword level.
Aaron's focus on details and emphasis on systems developed while serving in the United States Navy before joining the private sector. LightingNewYork.com is the premier e- retailer of residential and commercial lighting. Their expert sales staff is ALA and BulbRite certified and have been recognized for their dedication to every customer.
Sr. Product Manger
RUE LA LA
Catherine has almost 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and analytics with fast growing e-commerce companies. Prior to joining Rue La La , Catherine has held several product development positions at e-commerce leaders including VistaPrint and SmarterTravel. Catherinemost recently worked as Product Director for Fashion Playtes, a tween fashion commerce & community start up.
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Senior Manager, Usability, Customer Analytics & Feedback Strategy
The Home Depot
The Home Depot
Prior to Homedepot.com, Jyoti has worked at several other parts of the THD like Supply Chain and Inventory Planning as a Product Manager.
Sr. Manager eCommerce
In his current role as a Sr. Manager, eCommerce at Shutterfly, Manan manages the Site Optimization team, which is focused on improving key eCommerce metrics like Conversion Rate and Average Order Value. He also manages the cross sell and site search optimization programs as well as other key eCommerce projects aimed to provide a frictionless eCommerce experience for Shutterfly's customers. Over the last 3.5 years, his team has identified incremental revenue opportunities in excess of $10M on Shutterfly’s primary eCommerce site, www.shutterfly.com.
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Director, Social Marketing
Blinds.com (subsidiary of The Home Depot)
You’ll find Katie leading the charge in online community building for Blinds.com, blogging on The Finishing Touch interior decorating blog (http://blog.blinds.com) and connecting everyday decorators to brilliant home ideas on the coolest Social Media channels out there.
With an extensive background in Web marketing, technology and Social Strategy, Katie is a champion of connecting online do-it-yourself-ers with products and experiences that count.
Katie’s extensive public speaking history includes South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), the Mom 2.0 Summit, the American Marketing Association (AMA) and many more. You may have also seen her guest lecturing at Rice University or being featured in the NY Times, CNN.com, Dublin Public Radio and elsewhere across the globe.
Ever the online and offline active community member, Katie is an active participant in nonprofit, hoop dancing, crafting and parenting networks. Visit her blog at www.happykatie.com, listen to her entrepreneur radio show at thebusinessmakers.com and get hungry for (vegetarian hippie) life at www.hungrykatie.com.
eCommerce & Digital Marketing Manager
He runs eCommerce Operations for North America at H2O Plus which produces marine based skincare products that are distributed to over 40 countries worldwide. He currently resides in Chicago with his iMac.
Co-Founder & COO
In his current role as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Kenny oversees national aspects of all daily operations, including but not limited to eCommerce, IT, content curation, social media strategy, broadcast communications, mobile platforms, fiscal oversight, CRM/CMS, internships, fundraising, human resources and corporate operations.
A young adult personally affected by cancer through the diagnosis of family members and friends, Kenny has furthered the mission and reach of Stupid Cancer by developing corporate relationships with—among myriad others—Siemens, Health2.0, The Center for Nonprofit Success, General Motors, Seattle Genetics and National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators. He was recently named the YNPN New York City 2013 Nonprofiteer of the Year.
Kenny received his BA in Communications from Farmingdale State College and currently resides in Brooklyn.
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Sr. eCommerce Manager
VP Corporate and Business Development
Director of Business & Brand Development
Sr. Digital Guest Experience Analyst
Front-End Engineering Manager
VP Digital Media
In his capacity as Vice President, Digital Media for the Boston Celtics, Peter Stringer (@peterstringer) is responsible for crafting the team’s digital marketing, social media, video and content strategy. He joined the team as Internet Operations Manager in November 2005.
Stringer launched and cultivated the Celtics’ digital and social media channels, building an audience of over 8.5 million ”Likes” on Facebook (currently the fourth-largest audience among North American professional sports teams) and over 1.7 million followers on Twitter. He oversees content development and strategy for Celtics.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as the Celtics’ mobile application.
Stringer regularly serves as an expert panelist at and presenter at digital marketing conferences around the United States as well as abroad. He also writes content for the team’s digital channels and fan magazine. A 1998 graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism, Stringer currently resides in Boston, MA
Retention Marketing Manager
Blinds.com (subsidiary of The Home Depot)
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Email Marketing Manager
Oriental Trading Company
Director, Digital Marketing & Customer Experience
Toni is an experienced program manager, analyst and customer advocate that has transitioned into the Social Media Director for U-Haul. After years of running a team of project managers through the manufacturing and development process, she took the leap into Social Media. She has always had a passion for the customer and U-Haul, and enjoys managing the brands online presence. Her area of expertise is in social media data analysis, strategy development, content marketing and social care.
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Director of Performance Marketing & eCommerce
Prior to joining Clarks, Kylie held account roles at digital agencies such as Commission Junction and iProspect. She drove success for a slew of advertisers from the very large to the small across myriad verticals, but fell head over heels for retail. Today, Kylie considers herself lucky to be able to not just stand behind her product at Clarks, but stand (comfortably) in her product.
Sean is a decorated U.S. Veteran. Sean spent 7 years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Logistics. While in the U.S. Navy, Sean was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal for operational excellence and leadership.
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I am the co-founder and CEO of Bluecore, an organization empowering eCommerce marketers to automate and personalize customer experiences at massive scale. Previously, I was Head of Product at BigDoor where I was responsible for conceiving, executing and iterating on gamified loyalty and rewards programs to increase user retention across the websites of major global brands like NFL, Dell, Adobe and Starbucks to name a few. I also co-founded Gameday Tycoon, a simple fantasy sports game that runs on Facebook. And if we go way back I also co-created Sponty - a service that allowed people to discover music events in town. It was cool before SXSW was too cool.
In a previous life, I was into microprocessor design and simulation. I developed and integrated the first combined Graphics and Processor Memory Controller simulator at AMD to predict and analyze the performance impact of AMD's Fusion CPUs. My first rookie Master's publication when I was a student at Georgia Tech was awarded the Best Paper by the prestigious IBM's TJ Watson Research, and a subsequent publication was adopted by AMD in one of their CPUs even before I finished graduate school. In addition, I also worked on developing graphical frameworks for Simulink and MATLAB at The Mathworks in Boston.
I graduated with a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, where I published several papers on high-performance microprocessor design.
In my downtime, you can find me doing improv shows at Unexpected Productions in New York City.
Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Chairman
For the first half of Sam's career he led marketing, sales and business development for several early-stage startups in CA. Businesses included direct mail catalog, marketing consulting, online media / community, and web-based telecommunications.
Sam joined Dell in 1999 and managed Dell’s consumer web site, responsible for operations, content, design, analytics, and P&L management. Sam led Dell through three redesigns and helped develop Dell’s global online strategy, growing Dell's consumer online revenue to over $3.5 billion.
Sam also launched Dell's Consumer CRM & segmentation group, responsible for developing vertical markets, retail marketing strategy, CRM & database marketing programs, hispanic marketing, three-year plan, and launching Dell's customer-centricity strategy and change leadership program.
Sam was founding CMO for Bazaarvoice Inc., recognized as "ClickZ Marketing Innovation of the Year" twice, and Austin's "Best Place to Work" twice. In 5 years Sam helped grow Bazaarvoice to 7 products, 500 people, and $50 million revenue.
Sam was founder and CEO of Mass Relevance, the SaaS leader in social integration. In 3 years Mass Relevance grew to 150 people globally serving 300 clients prior to merging with Spredfast in April, 2014 to be the largest social marketing company in the world (Sam now serves on the Board).
Sam is author of two books: "301 Do-it-Yourself Marketing Ideas" and "How to Market With Computer User Groups", and a frequent contributor and speaker on entrepreneurship, culture, and marketing. Today Sam is a company growth advisor, angel investor, board member, and on the verge of turning over the next rock.
Head of Research
As an expert in email, mobile and social strategies, Jim brings over 15 years of experience in online marketing, managing email and cross-channel programs for top retail clients. From strategic vision to implementation, Jim has led clients to successfully meet aggressive revenue and performance goals. As Bronto's Head of Research, he regularly publishes industry-focused white papers, research reports and contributes to the Bronto Blog. His articles can be found in publications such as DMNews, ClickZ, Retail Online Integration and Multichannel Merchant. He has also spoken at numerous industry events including IRCE, ROI Revolution, MarketLive and Magento Imagine and has been featured in Forbes, USAToday and NPR’s Marketplace.
Group Vice President
Oracle Marketing Cloud
Before founding Evergage, Karl led product and marketing functions for Red Hat, Sentillion and RSA Security. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Physics.
CEO & Founder
Director of Sales
SVP Corporate Development
More recently, Tutelman has held roles at venture backed businesses LifeShield and WineAccess, where he helped lead strategic partnerships and paid acquisition marketing respectively.
VP Strategic Sales, Buyer Cloud
Rubicon Project Chango
Matt Feodoroff is Vice President of Strategic Sales, Buyer Cloud at Rubicon Project. As such he is responsible for growing Buyer Cloud’s programmatic advertising business across video, mobile, social, and display.
Feodoroff joined Chango Rubicon Project in October of 2014. He was previously with Microsoft where he served as Director, Xbox Advertising. His team brought to market the various entertainment-advertising offerings available across Xbox LIVE, Windows, and Microsoft Studios.
Prior to this role, Matt was a Sr. Account Executive for Microsoft Advertising working with clients in the automotive, financial services, and CPG verticals to execute multi-channel advertising campaigns across Microsoft Advertising’s portfolio.
Matt has held strategic positions within the interactive advertising and digital marketing industries for over 15 years. Matt holds a BA in Economics & Business from Lafayette College. He lives in Chicago with his wife Katie, daughters Chloe (6), Britain (1) and son Chase (3).
Senior App Quality Evangelist
Retail Segment Director
Silverpop, an IBM Company
President & CEO
CEO & Co-Founder
Since its inception in 2013, Drizly has raised $17.8 million in seed funding, expanded from one to 16 major metropolitan markets, grew from three to 42 full-time employees, and delivered hundreds of thousands of deliveries across the country. Rellas was named to the 2015 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for changing the way consumers purchase alcohol.
Before Drizly, Nick Rellas was a Boston College student working for New England Coffee Co, one of the largest coffee manufacturers in the country. During his tenure there, Rellas focused on strategy, plant efficiency, and SKU profitability while reporting directly to the COO. It was during this time that Rellas noticed the lack of technology surrounding a regulated industry and asked himself: "Why do regulated industries and technology not mix well?” That question, combined with his newfound love for Uber in 2011, lead him to look at how mobile could transform other regulated industries, most notably alcohol. The rest, as they say, is history.
Rellas got an early start on his professional career, securing work as commercial photographer throughout the eastern seaboard while still in high school. After studying Advertising Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology for two years, Rellas transferred to Boston College, double majoring in Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis. The switch in career paths was facilitated by close to 10 years of financial derivative trading and a passion for financial markets.
Founder & CEO
VP National Advertising Sales
Joe Dressler is the VP of National Advertising Sales at LiveIntent. He leads the platform's efforts to empower brands and advertisers to reach people where they are paying attention: in email. Previous to LiveIntent, Joe led National Sales at Competitor Group for both Digital Media and Event Sponsorships. Prior to that, Joe worked with enterprise clients to find operational efficiency for Operative Media. At the beginning of this career, Joe sold digital inventory for SmartMoney and thought that joining the dotcom world at the height of the NASDAQ in 2000 was a good career move. Little did he know that he would have to wait 15 years to see it return to that level.
Director, Best Practices
As the Director of Best Practices, Emily works closely with GoodData’s prospects and customers to design, develop and adopt GoodData’s analytics solutions.
Prior to working at GoodData, Emily worked at Blue Shield of California where she was responsible for developing and managing projects to improve the efficiency of the payer/provider exchange processes. Emily also worked at Epic Systems Corporation, where she consulted with healthcare provider systems to manage electronic medical record software implementations. She is an expert at managing technology and analytics change efforts as well as using data and information to transform healthcare.
Global Digital Practice Lead, Commerce & Content
Senior Director, eCommerce
Tim lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and dog Finns.
CTO & Co-Founder
Between Monetate and Adobe, Jacob spent two years as Vice President of Client Services for Cognitive Match which focused on display ads + machine learning. Jacob is a avid guest-blogger for Econsultancy.com.
Dan has a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering/Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a Venture Partner at R7 Partners, and a frequent guest lecturer at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.
Dave’s Soda and Pet City
Dave's creativity and common sense approach to business has gotten him profiled in the Wall St journal, Entrepreneur magazine, NBC news and many other media outlets.
Founder & CEO
Digital Marketing Manager
With an academic background in Economics, Philosophy, Psychology and Entrepreneurship, Sam enjoys combining topics to explore problems from a variety of angles. An avid reader and admitted self-help junkie, he has an embarrassingly strong attachment to his books.
In his free time, Sam loves playing sports and is slowly working to improve his golf and tennis skills.
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Aside from the creative and digital realm, Mark also manages international compliance, systems implementation, IT and customer care.
SVP Sales & CBO
As an accomplished senior technology executive, Monal has 12+ years of experience developing & executing comprehensive IT strategies and bringing competitive value to businesses. Monal has a proven track record of new product development from concept to market, growing revenues, increasing operational productivity and reducing costs. Monal has helped Fortune 500 clients engage customers and grow revenues by leveraging latest technologies in the field of Big Data and Machine Learning.
At Unbxd, Monal helps eCommerce companies solve their problems and create growth by providing new and better approaches to decision making. Monal holds a Masters degree in Engineering from University of Southern California.
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Founder & CEO
Executive Director, Digital Marketing
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Director, Product Marketing
Co-Founder & Chief Product & Analytics Officer
Senior Digital Optimization Strategist
Sr. Director, Product Management
Sears Holding Company
Marisa joined Sears out of Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to Sears, she worked at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
COO & President
Scott Pulsipher is the President and COO of Needle, a company that helps companies bring the power of human connections to e-commerce through authentic, real-time conversations between brand advocates and online shoppers. Under Scott’ sdirection, Needle has grown to become the leader in advocate-powered customer experience (CX). Brands leverage Needle to create measurable results in ROI, conversion rates and incremental revenue. Previous to Needle, Scott was the general manager of Amazon Webstore, where he directed overall strategy and global go-to-market efforts. Under his leadership, Amazon Webstore was launched and supported the ecommerce business of tens of thousands of companies. Scot thas contributed to a number of online retail outlets, including Mobile Commerc eDaily and Mobile Marketer. Scott received his MBA from Harvard University.
He brings 20 years of marketing experience from both the client and publisher side. Most recently Patrizio was the Head of Digital for Farmers Insurance. Prior to Farmers, he held a variety of leadership positions at Yahoo! including VP Global Marketing Services.
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Campaign
Zachys Wine & Liquor is the leading purveyor of fine wine in the country; providing unique, curated, hard to find fine wines through its retail location in Westchester County and online. Zachys Auctions is the premier wine auction house; offering live auctions in New York and Hong Kong, as well as online only auctions.
Head Of Acquisition And Retention
Director, Social Media & Digital Content
I then took a role at the Australian Government where I launched a project called “The Edge”. A digital culture centre, the first of its kind in Australia, where we would bring together emerging practitioners around Art, Science, Technology and Enterprise.
Needing to get back into the surf industry, I settled into a role with Reef, who moved me out from Australia.
I then found the warm, nurturing embrace of Stance one year later…
CEO & Founder
Jody brings over 10 years of operating, investment banking, and management consulting experience to RetailMeNot. He was most recently Head of Business Development for RetailMeNot, responsible for identifying and developing strategic partnerships that opened new revenue channels and drove content and user growth across the business. Previously, Jody was an Associate Director in the Technology, Media and Telecom investment banking group at UBS where he advised on a number of M&A and financing transactions. Prior to business school, he was a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Jody received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
eCommerce Business Analysis & Intelligence Manager
Leslie’s Pool Mart
VP & GM, Performance Advertising, EMEA
Laws leads the rapidly growing regional performance business at InMobi, working with app developers to acquire high value users and maximize app monetization. Prior to InMobi, Laws was the EMEA Head of Mobile Marketplace at Yahoo!, and has over 12 years of experience in the mobile ecosystem.
Chief Revenue Officer
Matt has been with Krux for 4 years and currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer leading sales and business development activity globally. Krux is the industry's leading Data Management Platform (DMP) helping brands manage their people data to improve consumer experiences, advertising effectiveness and revenue. Over the last 15 years, Matt has worked closely with retailers providing technology solutions to meet e-commerce, marketing, and analytical needs. Prior to Krux, Matt worked at industry leaders: Akamai and ATG leading teams in software, media and data solutions.