October 30 - 31, 2018
600+
Attendees
60
Speakers
25
Sessions
IAB Direct Brand Summit is the first and only conference dedicated to Direct to Consumer Brands and the Direct Brand Economy. Direct to Consumer brands are fueled by data, devoted to performance and developing new ways of doing business. Founder keynotes and educational breakouts will provide actionable advice and proven strategies on marketing, data, production, and fulfillment…from SEO to storytelling and everything in between. This event qualifies for 8 IAB re-certification credits.


Topics to be Discussed
  • Building Community through Creative Storytelling
  • Extending Media into New--and Traditional--Channels
  • Bringing Programmatic In-House
  • Differentiating between “Brand” and “Performance”
  • Discovering Podcasts, Radio, Smart Speakers as Growth Engines
  • Moving Disrupter Brands into Television
  • Omnichannel Retailing and Last Mile Delivery
  • Making Data and Attribution Work in a Post-GDPR World
Speakers

Hear from entrepreneurs, founders, venture capitalists, publishers and industry pioneers that are building the new economy. More speakers coming soon.

Zach Beatty

Vice President of Marketing

Aaptiv

Zach Beatty
Zach Beatty
Vice President of Marketing
Aaptiv

Zach Beatty is the Vice President of Marketing at Aaptiv, a leading provider of premium digital health and wellness content with the number one audio fitness app. In this role, he oversees growth efforts including customer acquisition and CRM for the rapidly growing startup, which has garnered nearly 200,000 paying members in two years.

Prior to Aaptiv, Zach was the Director of Growth at HelloFresh, the global leader in meal-kits. While there he helped expand the customer base by growing the company’s online and offline marketing, as well as business development opportunities. His efforts introduced new marketing channels and technologies while improving marketing efficiency. Previously, he helped build and scale marketing programs at Groupon, TrueFacet, Wyng (formerly, Offerpop) and at Blue Fountain Media for clients including Sharp, Cannon, and Oppenheimer.

Zach attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a master’s degree in Biotechnology & Management and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.

David Bell

President and Co-Founder

Idea Farm Ventures

David Bell
David Bell
President and Co-Founder
Idea Farm Ventures

Even in today’s interconnected, digital world, physical location still means everything and matters more than ever. David R. Bell, an authority on digital strategy and unified commerce, explains why.

A graduate of Stanford University and chaired marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, David is an award-winning teacher and researcher. His studies focus on how we use the Internet and related technologies to search, shop and sell – a subject he delves deep into in his best-selling book – “Location is (Still) Everything” (New Harvest, July 2014), which was translated and published in Brazil (2016) and China (2017). His peer-reviewed academic articles are published in all major field journals and have been recognized with awards from The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Marketing Science Institute (MSI).

David speaks frequently and internationally on business model innovation in the digital economy and was an early investor in several iconic new economy companies including Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), Harry’s, Jet.com (acquired by Walmart), and Warby Parker, among many others. David is President of Idea Farm Ventures, a New York City-based venture studio, created to catalyze the next generation of outstanding consumer lifestyle brands.

A New Zealand citizen and US Permanent Resident, David received his Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Brian Berger

Founder & CEO

Mack Weldon

Brian Berger
Brian Berger
Founder & CEO
Mack Weldon

Brian Berger is the founder and CEO of menswear basics brand, Mack Weldon. With over a decade of success in the digital world, Brian created Mack Weldon in 2012, a men’s specialty line consisting of underwear, socks and t-shirts with a focus on design, performance and functionality. Mack Weldon has grown to become one of the leaders within the industry.

Brian served in several leadership positions within consumer internet and media companies including Comcast, WebMD and Excite@Home.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado and continued his education at Columbia University where he received a Masters in Business Administration. Brian lives in NYC with his wife and three sons.

Jared Cluff

Chief Marketing Officer

Blue Apron

Jared Cluff
Jared Cluff
Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Apron

Jared Cluff is Blue Apron’s Chief Marketing Officer.  Before joining Blue Apron in 2014, Jared served as senior vice president of marketing at e-commerce company Fab.com, senior vice president of marketing at Ask.com, and director of online marketing at Match.com. Prior to that, Jared held several marketing positions with E*TRADE, an online financial services company. Jared holds a B.A. degree in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University.

Benjamin Cogan

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Hubble Contacts

Benjamin Cogan
Benjamin Cogan
Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Hubble Contacts

Benjamin Cogan grew up in New York City and graduated Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude from Princeton. During this time Cogan interned at Bridgewater Associates, where he met his future business partner Jesse Horwitz. Following graduation, Cogan worked at Boston Consulting Group, primarily in consumer packaged goods.

Following his time with Boston Consulting, Cogan joined Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer, subscription based razor brand. It was at Harry’s where Cogan helped to build the Customer Insights Team where he surveyed and interviewed customers, modelled new business opportunities, and generally came to learn all things shaving.

After recognizing a void in the marketplace for affordable, high quality contact lenses, he began to develop the concept for Hubble. Through exhaustive research and strategic planning, Cogan realized that his business model had legs and he began to put his plans in motion. Shortly thereafter, Cogan contacted Jesse Horwitz and the two continued to build the Hubble brand together.

Since launching in November 2016, Hubble has become one of the fastest growing, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies in the U.S. Horwitz and Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and Hubble recently extended its footprint into Canada, the UK and most recently, the Netherlands and Spain.

Rachel Cohen

Co-founder

SNOWE

Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen
Co-founder
SNOWE

Rachel is a passionate entrepreneur with an eye for beautiful interiors and design.

Prior to founding SNOWE, Rachel worked in real estate investment banking at BGC Partners, advising hotel and lifestyle clients on strategic opportunities and capital raising. She also managed a boutique co-working space subsidiary of SL Green, Manhattan’s top real estate investment trust. It was her interest and penchant for design and fashion finds that led her to co-found her first company, Haat Couture, a retail concept selling luxury-quality, affordable Indian formal wear in the U.S.

Rachel began SNOWE with co-founder Andres Modak after moving back to New York City from grad school. Both were unhappy with the disposable quality of mass-produced homewares that were available and believed that there was a gap to be filled between mass-market quality and high-end luxury, which ultimately drove them to launch SNOWE.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Abigail Cook Stone

Founder

Otherland

Abigail Cook Stone
Abigail Cook Stone
Founder
Otherland

In 2017 Otherland Founder Abigail Cook Stone set out to build a different kind of candle brand. Inspired by her lifelong passion for art and interiors, her moderately healthy obsession with candles, and her family philosophy of finding small ways to elevate everyday life, Otherland was born.

As student at Columbia Business School, Abigail spent hours burning the midnight oil (literally) and realized she was burning candles daily. From morning meditation to late night study sessions at her apartment and unplugging at the end of the day, candles were a constant. She struggled to find a brand that fit her lifestyle. Candles that smelled the best or were aesthetically pleasing were often too expensive while budget-friendly options often had ultra-sweet, low quality fragrances and lackluster design. Recognizing this gap in the market, she sparked the idea for Otherland, which brings the energy of art, design, and fragrance to every moment at home.

To create Otherland, Abigail married her backgrounds in art, e-commerce, and venture capital. Prior to business school she worked at the Ralph Lauren corporate office in Art Acquisitions, where she purchased artwork to decorate the brand’s restaurants, stores and showrooms. Before that she worked in the company’s e-commerce division. While attending business school she was an associate at Founder Collective, a seed stage venture fund, and a partner at Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital’s student-run VC fund. Abigail previously held a position at Cuseum, a museum engagement platform, for a year and she is the founder of Young Folk, the young patrons group of the American Folk Art Museum.

Tom Cortese

COO and Cofounder

Peloton

Tom Cortese
Tom Cortese
COO and Cofounder
Peloton

As COO and Cofounder, Tom Cortese is responsible for managing and driving the overall Peloton product and member experience. He oversees product design and development, manages global supply chain, and ensures the operational success of member support and member engagement programs – all with an eye toward creating an unparalleled Peloton experience across all touchpoints. Prior to Peloton, Tom was at  IAC/InterActiveCorp where he most recently served as Co-founder and CEO of the award winning Proust.com. Tom holds a BA in Philosophy from The George Washington University, and spends his free time pushing his sons in their running stroller, training for triathlons with his wife, and racing up the leaderboard on his Peloton Bike.

Asaf Davidov

Director, Ad Sales Research

Hulu

Asaf Davidov
Asaf Davidov
Director, Ad Sales Research
Hulu

Asaf Davidov is the head of Ad Sales Research at Hulu where he oversees the day-to-day operations of Hulu’s ad sales research department.  Davidov is responsible for leading 3rd party measurement innovation and solutions, ad-effectiveness and attribution studies and custom sales research initiatives, including consumer behavior models and future advertising models. He also currently leads the sales team in research positioning and thought leadership activations through the market facing portal, Hulu Insights.

Prior to Hulu, Davidov spent five years at NBCUniversal where he focused on both consumer and advertising research for editorial and sales. Davidov began his career at Knowledge Networks, now GfK, as a research analyst.

Davidov earned his degree from Northeastern University in Marketing & Management and resides in Manhattan.

Ryan Dell

CMO

MVMT

Ryan Dell
Ryan Dell
CMO
MVMT

Ryan Dell is the Chief Marketing Officer at MVMT – a crowdfunded-to-$70MM fashion accessories brand with over 1.5MM watches and sunglasses sold direct to consumers in 160+ countries. Ryan has 15 years of e-commerce, digital marketing (new customer acquisition and retention), brand building and team leadership experience.

Prior to MVMT, Ryan was the Vice President of Acquisition Marketing at FTD Companies (formally Provide Commerce) – a $1.2 billion E-commerce and retail company with brands like ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Personal Creations, RedEnvelope, and FTD.

Luke Droulez

Chief Marketing Officer

Parachute

Luke Droulez
Luke Droulez
Chief Marketing Officer
Parachute

Luke Droulez is the Chief Marketing Officer for Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Venice Beach. As the company’s first hire, Luke utilizes historical insights and data from every facet of the business to direct online and offline marketing for the brand. He oversees all demand generation for the company, leading brand awareness, establishing content leadership and marketing analytics.

Before joining Parachute, Luke worked in trading at both UBS and IMC Financial Markets.

Luke graduated magna cum laude from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He’s an avid traveler, surfer and food truck patron.

Mike Duboe

Head of Growth

Stitch Fix

Mike Duboe
Mike Duboe
Head of Growth
Stitch Fix

Mike Duboe is Head of Growth at Stitch Fix. His org at Stitch Fix covers all performance marketing channels, including Paid Social, SEM, SEO, Display, Digital Video, TV, Radio/Podcast, Direct Mail, Partnerships/Affiliate, and Mobile App Growth. Prior to Stitch Fix, Mike ran growth at Tilt – a social payments platform that was acquired by Airbnb, and began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. He also serves as a growth advisor to a number of consumer startups. Mike has his BS/MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan, and an MBA from Stanford.

Andy Dunn

CEO of Bonobos &

SVP of Digital Consumer Brands for Walmart U.S. eCommerce

Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn
CEO of Bonobos &
SVP of Digital Consumer Brands for Walmart U.S. eCommerce

Andy Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Bonobos, the online menswear brand that launched the digitally native brand revolution in 2007. In July 2017, Walmart acquired Bonobos, where Andy remains CEO of Bonobos and is now SVP of Digital Consumer Brands at Walmart. In this capacity, Andy oversees Bonobos, ModCloth, Allswell, and the emerging portfolio of incubated and acquired digitally native vertical brands. Andy is the founding board chairman of Interior Define, Monica + Andy, and the public education social enterprise Blue Engine. He sits on the board of RaisedBy.Us, an employee giving platform for entrepreneurial companies. Andy is an angel investor in 82 companies, both individually and through his seed-stage venture capital fund Red Swan Ventures.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Stanford Business School. A Chicago native and avid Cubs fan, Andy currently lives in Greenwich Village in New York City with his wife Manuela.

Melissa Duren Conner

Partner & Managing Director

Jennifer Bett Communications

Melissa Duren Conner
Melissa Duren Conner
Partner & Managing Director
Jennifer Bett Communications

Melissa Duren Conner is a publicist and strategic thinker with over 10 years of industry experience.

Melissa began her career at HL Group, where she led PR services for TOMS, David Yurman, and Sotheby’s Diamonds. In 2010, Melissa joined Starworks Group as Senior Manager of Public Relations, where she oversaw the 10th anniversary of INTERMIX, in addition to PR operations for Monique Lhuillier, Zimmermann, Kelly Wearstler, and Jack Spade.

After Starworks, Melissa joined Theory to oversee the press strategy of the core brand in addition to the recently launched Theyskens’ Theory followed by her role as PR Director to launch Joe Fresh, Canada’s leading fashion brand, in the U.S., where she positioned the brand competitively within the thriving accessible fashion market. Melissa joined Jennifer Meyer as Partner and Managing Director at Jennifer Bett Communications in July of 2014. With Jennifer, Melissa has grown the company into the leading agency for fast-growing consumer brands who are redefining the modern marketplace.

Jean Feroldi

Designer

Facebook Creative Shop

Jean Feroldi
Jean Feroldi
Designer
Facebook Creative Shop

Jean Feroldi is a Designer on Facebook’s Creative Shop bringing ideas to life through prototyping and design to help advertisers make better creative for Facebook and Instagram. She is passionate about developing delightful physical and digital experiences that help people use creativity to connect with each other. Jean is a graduate of University of Virginia’s School of Architecture and VCU Brandcenter where she studied architectural design and art direction, respectively. She lives in San Francisco.

Erin Fujimoto

Co-Founder

Tommy John

Erin Fujimoto
Erin Fujimoto
Co-Founder
Tommy John

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Erin Fujimoto studied finance at Arizona State University before beginning her career as a financial adviser at JP Morgan. After listening to her husband’s relentless frustrations with ill-fitting undershirts, Fujimoto and Tom Patterson founded Tommy John in 2008 with the goal of bringing more comfortable and innovative solutions to market. Together they’ve spent the last 10 years reimagining the fabric, fit, and function of men’s underwear and apparel before successfully introducing their debut women’s collection in 2018.

Michaela Giovengo

Director of Performance Marketing

Hulu

Michaela Giovengo
Michaela Giovengo
Director of Performance Marketing
Hulu

Michaela Giovengo is the Director of Direct Response Media at Hulu where she is responsible for all short-form Direct Response advertising revenue.  Since joining Hulu in 2012, Michaela has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Hulu Direct Response unit, which has resulted in double-digit revenue growth year-over-year.

Prior to joining Hulu, Michaela spent over six years at NBCUniversal as an Account Executive across a number of the networks properties including USA, Oxygen, Bravo and SyFy.

Michaela was born and raised in Chicago, IL and holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Fordham University. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their two children, Siena & Luke.

Randy Goldberg

Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer

Bombas

Randy Goldberg
Randy Goldberg
Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer
Bombas

Randy Goldberg is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Bombas. He is responsible for bringing the brand to life, creatively conveying the Bombas brand and mission, and leading the design team to create product that boasts an innovative combination of fashion, function, and philanthropy.

Goldberg graduated from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a BS in Finance, and is a veteran in digital creative, copywriting, strategy and branding. He has consulted, written and developed unique content for top companies including Nike and vitaminwater, and led the creative development of digital media brand UrbanDaddy. Prior to Bombas, Randy also founded Tennis Partners, a creative consultancy, and Pop Up Flea, a personally curated pop-up market of new and vintage men’s goods. Randy has been featured on NBC TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg TV, Esquire.com and was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by Georgetown Business.

Steven Gutentag

Co-Founder & CEO

Keeps

Steven Gutentag
Steven Gutentag
Co-Founder & CEO
Keeps

Steven Gutentag is the co-founder and CEO of Keeps, a full-service healthcare company that combines virtual diagnosis and FDA-approved treatments to create access to preventative medicine and care for millions of men. Steve started his career working as a management consultant at BCG. He then co-founded Get Maid, an on-demand home cleaning service, which sold to Homejoy. Via a Homejoy acqui-hire, Steve then worked at Google on the Search Ads Product Management team, responsible for launching a new type of ad unit for the local services industry, which sits on the search results page today. He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Finance from NYU Stern School of Business.

Darren Herman

Operating Partner

Bain Capital

Darren Herman
Darren Herman
Operating Partner
Bain Capital

Darren Herman is an Operating Partner with Bain Capital of which he joined in 2016.  He focuses on growth:  marketing, advertising, and e-commerce across the current portfolio of companies and for new investments.  Prior to Bain Capital, he was an executive at Mozilla Corporation, MDC Partners, and a venture backed co-founder at IGA Worldwide.  He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two children.

Emily Heyward

Co-founder and Chief Strategist

Red Antler

Emily Heyward
Emily Heyward
Co-founder and Chief Strategist
Red Antler

Emily Heyward is Co-founder and Chief Strategist at Red Antler, the leading brand company for startups. Founded in 2007 and based in Brooklyn, Red Antler is a multidisciplinary team of strategists, designers, and marketers. Working closely with founders, Emily has led branding efforts for top companies such as Casper, Allbirds, and Birchbox. After beginning her career in advertising, she started Red Antler in order to directly apply consumer insights and brand positioning to business growth. Emily lives in Brooklyn with her wife and dog.

Jesse Horwitz

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Hubble

Jesse Horwitz
Jesse Horwitz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Hubble

Born and raised in New York, Jesse Horwitz has always had a strong grasp of economics and finance. He studied both fields at Columbia University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude. During his time at Columbia, he also developed an interest in Film Studies, although following an internship with Sony Picture’s Television Division, he quickly learned that a life in Hollywood was not for him.

Horwitz ultimately decided to take a different path, and spent a year at Harvard Law School, where he met his husband, Mark Severs and secured an internship with Bridgewater Associates. It was at Bridgewater that Jesse met his future business partner, Benjamin Cogan. Horwitz moved on from Harvard to work full time for Bridgewater and then founded Gadfly, a systematic trading firm with Michael Naber, a colleague from Bridgewater.

Horwitz joined the investment team for Columbia University’s endowment in 2013, where he spent the last few years investing across the alternatives landscape – private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and real estate. During his time at Columbia, he built a strong network across the investor community, including Two River, a life sciences merchant bank that invested in and brought together the round for Hubble.

Now Horwitz is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Hubble, a direct-to-consumer, subscription contact lens company, where Horwitz focuses his efforts on fundraising, business development and regulation compliance. Since launching in November 2016, Hubble has become one of the fastest growing, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies in the U.S. Horwitz and Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and Hubble recently extended its footprint into Canada, the UK and the Netherlands in the past year.

Kay Hsu

Global Lead for Instagram

Facebook Creative Shop

Kay Hsu
Kay Hsu
Global Lead for Instagram
Facebook Creative Shop

Kay Hsu is the Global Lead for Instagram in the Facebook Creative Shop. She focuses on strategic, scaled storytelling and building a world class advertising experience on Instagram that people and creatives love. Hsu joined Facebook after more than decade at agencies like Iris, Huge and LBI where she drove strategic media plans to sell everything from soda to mobile phones to shoes. Inspired by ethnography, Hsu has always been drawn to learning why people do the things they do.

An award-winning advertiser with deep experience in creative, brand, communications and digital planning, Hsu’s clients benefit from her passion for qualitative research and analysis. Her strategic mind has been tapped by brands like: TOMS, Sony, Diageo, Seamless.com, J&J and Nike.

 

Brittany Johnson

Creative Strategist

Facebook

Brittany Johnson
Brittany Johnson
Creative Strategist
Facebook

Brittany Johnson is a Creative Strategist and Instagram Specialist at Facebook’s Creative Shop. She works with global brands, such as Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, and P&G, to build people-first campaigns that simultaneously drive brand impact. With a background in Art Direction, she is able to hone in on the craft and user experience of an execution while unlocking insights and solving problems strategically. Brittany is an award-winning creative with a curious spirit and passion for culture.

Katie Jokipii

Senior Manager, Acquisition & Mass Media

Dollar Shave Club

Katie Jokipii
Katie Jokipii
Senior Manager, Acquisition & Mass Media
Dollar Shave Club

Katie Jokipii is the Senior Manager, Acquisition and Mass Media at Dollar Shave Club, a personal care products company and one of the original disruptors in the DTC space. In this role, she manages all paid media efforts across TV, video, and audio. Since joining Dollar Shave Club, Katie has introduced digital video into the media mix and helped launch Dollar Shave Club’s first ever brand campaign. Prior to Dollar Shave Club, Katie was a Partner and Associate Strategy Director at Mindshare in NY, leading cross-channel media strategy and execution for a variety of clients, including Intercontinental Hotels and Royal Caribbean.

Katie grew up in NY and is a proud alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill. While at Mindshare, she was recognized for her grit and speed in the space and helped build the XXCHANGE female mentoring program. She currently is an active member of the Tuesday’s Children Junior Board, DSC Cares, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s MJAA Mentorship Program. She spends her spare time training for the latest half marathon or marathon, most recently running the NYC Marathon in 2017.

Selena Kalvara

VP, Brand Marketing

Away

Selena Kalvara
Selena Kalvara
VP, Brand Marketing
Away

Selena Kalvaria is the VP of Brand Marketing at Away, a global lifestyle brand designing thoughtful objects to make traveling more seamless. In her role, Selena drives the strategy for Away’s brand marketing team, overseeing how the Away brand comes to life and interacts with its community across social media, partnerships, experiential, and more.

After graduating from Princeton University, Selena started her career working on Wall Street before leaving to pursue her passion for understanding the drivers of culture, consumer choice, and brand love. Prior to Away, she worked at Diageo, where she built and led several marketing initiatives for Baileys and Smirnoff Ice brands. Later, she joined Anheuser-Busch as Senior Director of the company’s flavored malt beverage portfolio.

Selena received a B.A. in art and archaeology and a certification in finance from Princeton University, and she received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives and works in Manhattan.

Jon Kaplan

Global Head of Partnerships

Pinterest

Jon Kaplan
Jon Kaplan
Global Head of Partnerships
Pinterest

Jon Kaplan (@jkaplan9) is the head of global partnerships at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global partnerships and operations organization. Before Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales, where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at Economist.com, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC & Company, and is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures. He is currently saving ideas about creative ways to store firewood, exciting getaway locations and the Seattle Seahawks.

Richard Kestenbaum

Co-founder and Partner

Triangle Capital

Richard Kestenbaum
Richard Kestenbaum
Co-founder and Partner
Triangle Capital

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at New York University. Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

James Ledbetter

Editor

Inc. magazine and Inc.com

James Ledbetter
James Ledbetter
Editor
Inc. magazine and Inc.com

James Ledbetter is the editor of Inc. magazine and Inc.com. Prior to that position he was the founder and editor of The Big Money, Slate’s business and finance site, and the Opinion Editor for Reuters. He has also been deputy managing editor of CNN Money and senior editor at TIME.

Ledbetter is the author or editor of six books, most recently One Nation Under Gold. His writing on business, media and politics has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Quartz, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, Mother Jones, VIBE, and dozens of other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

 

Hernan Lopez

Founder & CEO

Wondery

Hernan Lopez
Hernan Lopez
Founder & CEO
Wondery

Hernan Lopez is Founder & CEO of Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers. Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by immersive hit shows like Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and American Innovations. Prior to founding Wondery, Hernan was President & CEO of Fox International Channels, a $3bn division of Fox. Hernan has been a speaker at Cannes Lions, SXSW, Promax and Natpe, and his articles have been published by Ad Age and Fast Company. He holds an MBA from University Of Miami and lives in Los Angeles.

Alex McArthur

Chief Marketing Officer

Purple Mattress

Alex McArthur
Alex McArthur
Chief Marketing Officer
Purple Mattress

Alisa Metzger

VP, Marketing

Tula

Alisa Metzger
Alisa Metzger
VP, Marketing
Tula

Deepa Miglani

SVP Marketing U.S.

Babbel

Deepa Miglani
Deepa Miglani
SVP Marketing U.S.
Babbel

Deepa Miglani is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Babbel, the #1 selling language-learning app worldwide. In this role, she oversees all aspects of marketing including customer acquisition and CRM. Since joining Babbel in 2015, she has been instrumental in driving brand and customer growth for the brand in the USA, which has resulted in triple digit revenue and subscriber growth two years in a row. 

Prior to joining Babbel, Deepa was the VP of Marketing at Ladders, a leader in the professional-level job search. A marketing veteran with 15+ years of experience, Deepa has driven growth and scaled consumer acquisition for brands like eHarmony and Rosetta Stone. 

A resident of Brooklyn, Deepa was born and educated in India, and has a Masters Degree in Communications. 

Liza Moiseeva

Co-Founder

GlobeIn

Liza Moiseeva
Liza Moiseeva
Co-Founder
GlobeIn

Liza is a founder at the helm of GlobeIn, the leading social enterprise subscription box company – and the only subscription box company to achieve official Fair Trade designation for its work supporting artisans from around the world and in developing countries where, after agriculture, artisan goods are the second largest source of employment.

Through her work, GlobeIn has invested more than $2 million in fair wages into artisan communities over the last two years alone.

Liza was recruited from her native Russia to swim at the college level for Old Dominion University, where she began her social impact work before graduating. She went on to found the first online community for social entrepreneurs in Russia before joining the GlobeIn team as co-founder.

She has a tenacity of spirit and a notable mix of strength and empathy that have made her a rising star in the social good space, leading her to speak at such industry events as the groundbreaking 2017 Haiti Tech Summit, among others. Both her personal journey and her professional work make her an inspiring founder to watch.

Dave Morgan

CEO and Founder

Simulmedia

Dave Morgan
Dave Morgan
CEO and Founder
Simulmedia

Dave Morgan is the CEO and Founder of Simulmedia, a New York City-based television advertising company. A lifelong entrepreneur, Morgan focuses today on helping advertisers improve the outcomes of what is often their biggest line item: TV advertising. Dave previously founded TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered online behavioral marketing and which was acquired by AOL in 2007. He also founded Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media, which was later sold to WPP.

In the early 1990s, Morgan served as General Counsel and Director of New Media Ventures at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Morgan is a Political Science graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He serves on the Advertising Research Foundation and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Dave, his wife, writer Lorea Canales, and their two daughters live in Manhattan.

Peter Naylor

Senior Vice President and Head of Advertising Sales

Hulu

Peter Naylor
Peter Naylor
Senior Vice President and Head of Advertising Sales
Hulu

Peter Naylor is the SVP and Head of Advertising Sales at Hulu where he oversees the company’s advertising sales and sales operations functions. Prior to Hulu, Naylor was an EVP of Digital Media Sales for NBCUniversal (NBCU) where, during his tenure, he ran digital advertising sales for NBCU’s entertainment, news and sports digital properties.

Prior to his time at NBCU, Naylor served as the SVP of Sales for the iVillage Properties, which was acquired by NBCU in May 2006. Before joining iVillage, he served as Vice President of Sales for Terra Lycos. He started his internet sales career at Wired Digital.

In the advertising community, Naylor is a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors, in which he served as the Chairman in 2012 and was named the founding chairman for the IAB’s Video Center of Excellence in 2014.  Naylor also serves as a member of the NATPE NXTGN Advisory Board. He previously served as Treasurer for the Online Publishers’ Association from 2010 to 2013 and sat on the board for over ten years.

In 2016, Naylor was recognized by Adweek as one of the 50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing. He is the recipient of the 2015 ASPY Industry Luminary Award and the 2014 ad: tech Industry Achievement Award.

Yoav Naveh

SVP People, Taboola

& CEO, ConvertMedia

Yoav Naveh
Yoav Naveh
SVP People, Taboola
& CEO, ConvertMedia

Yoav Naveh is currently SVP, People Operations at Taboola. He previously served as Vice President of Video at Taboola, following its acquisition of outstream video SSP ConvertMedia, which he co-founded and served as CEO. After successfully integrating video into Taboola’s offering, he is now responsible for supporting Taboola’s growth through recruitment, analytics and organizational development. Prior to founding ConvertMedia, Yoav spent twelve years building predictive systems for online advertising and internet security startups.

John Nicoletti

Managing Director, Retail

Google

John Nicoletti
John Nicoletti
Managing Director, Retail
Google

Since joining Google in 2003, John has held various leadership positions within Google’s advertising sales organization. As Managing Director of Retail for Google, John is responsible for developing Google’s business strategy and partnerships with pure play and predominantly ecommerce-based retailers in North America. His group is responsible for helping retailers leverage Google’s products and platforms to transform their business models to deliver growth and delightful experiences for their customers. John also serves as the head of Google’s San Francisco office and remains closely aligned to Google’s ad product organization. Prior to this role, John helped scale Google’s AdWords and YouTube businesses including the launch of Google’s inside sales organization, BrandUnit and Upfronts partnership groups as well as Google’s Agency Development and US Multicultural teams.

Micky Onvural

Co-President

Bonobos

Micky Onvural
Micky Onvural
Co-President
Bonobos

Micky Onvural is the Co-President of Bonobos, the men’s e-commerce brand known for better-fitting clothes paired with exceptional customer service. As Co-President, Onvural is responsible for evolving and innovating on the end-to-end customer experience. Her team is responsible for all customer-facing touchpoints including e-Commerce, Guideshops, Ninjas (Customer Service), Marketing and Creative.

With almost 20 years of experience in consumer marketing, spanning categories and continents, Onvural has built a reputation for developing stand-out brand, business and marketing strategies that deliver tangible results. Prior to her role as Co-President, she served as Bonobos’ Chief Marketing Officer where she was responsible for relaunching the brand, internally lead Walmart’s acquisition of the company, and driving business results across owned, earned, and paid media channels. Before Bonobos, she served as the Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Trulia, establishing it as a household name. Before Trulia, she held marketing leadership roles at companies including L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, TokBox and eBay.

Onvural graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.

Tom Patterson

Founder and CEO

Tommy John

Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson
Founder and CEO
Tommy John

Tom Patterson was born and raised in South Dakota. He studied at Arizona State University, eventually becoming a successful Medical Device Salesperson. In 2008, after years on the road as an unsatisfied consumer in need of more fitted and functional base layers, he founded Tommy John. He initially developed an innovative collection of undergarments made of propriety materials – patented stay tucked undershirts, non-bunching underwear and socks that never fall down. Now Tommy John is recognized as an exciting menswear brand, ever expanding, and leading the way in terms of fabric, fit and functionality.

Pearl Percy

Vice President of Corporate Development

Nordstrom

Pearl Percy
Pearl Percy
Vice President of Corporate Development
Nordstrom

Pearl Percy joined Nordstrom as Vice President of Corporate Development in 2014. She and her team support mergers and acquisitions, direct minority investing, venture capital relationships and partnerships.

Prior to joining Nordstrom, Pearl held corporate development roles at the Clorox Company, the Walt Disney Company and worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Lazard Freres.

While at Northwestern University, Pearl earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a JD from the Pritzker School of Law and a BA in Mathematics and Sociology.

Shane Pittson

Head of Marketing

Quip

Shane Pittson
Shane Pittson
Head of Marketing
Quip

Shane Pittson is the Head of Marketing at quip, the design-driven, direct-to-consumer oral care brand based in Dumbo, Brooklyn. He studied Information Systems at BYU where he was a Crocker Innovation Fellow. Shane joined quip inn 2015 as their first employee, where he has developed systems for growth and operations. Marketing strategy at quip has been covered by engadget, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal.

Rishi Prabhu

Co-Founder

Bespoke Post

Rishi Prabhu
Rishi Prabhu
Co-Founder
Bespoke Post

Rishi Prabhu is the co-founder of Bespoke Post. Together with friend and business school classmate Steve Szaronos, Rishi launched Bespoke Post in 2011. In the seven years since, the duo has built Bespoke Post to be the leading men’s lifestyle subscription and e-commerce service, delivering goods and guidance to nearly half a million customers across the U.S. and Canada.

On the heels of completing his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, Rishi and Steve were accepted into the Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Accelerator program and saw an opportunity in the e-commerce market for a subscription service for men.

They noticed that men were more conscious of and interested in self-improvement than ever. Yet there wasn’t a single one-stop shop out there for them to elevate their daily lives – a place that not only sold quality products at a fair price, but also taught new and better ways of living. And so, Bespoke Post was born.

The goal: to help the modern man discover, enjoy, and make the most of new and interesting goods. The kind of stuff that’ll make him feel sharper, cooler, and more confident each and every day.

A veteran of the consulting field, Rishi began his career at McKinsey, with subsequent stops at Groupon and Google.

Rishi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and mathematics, as well as a master’s degree in computer science, from New York University. He received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Jesse Pujji

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ampush

Jesse Pujji
Jesse Pujji
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ampush

Jesse Pujji is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Ampush. Ampush is a growth marketing accelerator. Ampush partner with high-growth companies and F500 brands to build and execute marketing strategies that grow revenue and acquire customers at scale. Ampush leverage proprietary, purpose-built technology to optimize the entire marketing funnel, from impression to paying customer. Ampush is a preferred partner of Facebook, Google and virtually all major digital ad platforms. Some of Ampush’s partners include Supercell, Uber and Esurance.

Jesse has successfully led Ampush from idea to market leader in customer acquisition.  The company has bootstrapped and never raised venture capital.  In 2015, Red Ventures bought a minority stake in Ampush for $15M. Inside Ampush, Jesse focuses on partners, product, and people.

Prior to Ampush, Jesse was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he made $10m to $50m investments in public and private companies in the auto, education, and new media industries. Before Goldman, Jesse worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Dubai focusing on the internet media, eCommerce and telecom industries. Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a second degree in Political Science. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Jesse is also an awardee of 2017 Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership.

 

Leigh Radford

Vice President

P&G Ventures

Leigh Radford
Leigh Radford
Vice President
P&G Ventures

Leigh Radford, is the Vice President of P&G Ventures – an agile and entrepreneurial group of individuals, who identify New Brands, Partnerships and Business Models designed to fuel future growth.  Leigh has over 20+ years of experience within P&G. She is an experienced business leader who has led the strategic and creative development of brands across multiple categories, including Skin Care Personal Cleansing, Health Care, and Oral Care. Leigh has a talent for taking small ideas with promise and turning them into proven global brand success. Brands under her leadership have delivered significant and sustained business growth (i.e. Olay became the #1 Global Skincare Brand, and Vicks achieved $1 Billion+ status).

Leigh’s passion for growing businesses, delighting consumers, and proven track record, resulted in her dream job, leading the P&G Ventures group. Within P&G Ventures she leads some of the world’s most innovative thinkers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

Leigh received her B.A. in Advertising/Business Administration from University of Florida and M.B.A from Kellogg Graduate School of Management,

Northwestern University, M.B.A., 1991.

Katie Scheetz

Chief Business Development Officer

Marketing Architects

Katie Scheetz
Katie Scheetz
Chief Business Development Officer
Marketing Architects

If you ask anybody about Katie, they’ll tell you she’s a mover and a shaker. And that’s pretty evident if you take a look at everything she’s contributed to Marketing Architects over the years.

Katie and her team engage in deep business conversations with potential clients, discussing how they can blow through their business obstacles and start thinking about the untapped potential of television, radio and other media channels. Katie’s desire for new clients to succeed is evident – she doesn’t celebrate a win unless she’s celebrating it with her clients.

During her tenure, Katie has been involved with some of Marketing Architects’ most formative victories. She was a key player in building the largest, most efficient and profitable radio network in the country, and she helped build the HurryCane® into one of the top-selling mobility devices in the country. Today, she’s leading the charge to deliver billion-dollar ideas through accountable advertising for top-shelf brands.

So how does Katie cultivate new business relationships while taking care of her loving family of four? Easy. She asks herself each night, “Did I just exist or did I make a difference today?”

Fabian Seelbach

SVP, Marketing

Curology

Fabian Seelbach
Fabian Seelbach
SVP, Marketing
Curology

Fabian Seelbach is SVP Marketing at Curology, an eCommerce start-up offering customized prescription skincare. 

Prior, at Lumosity Fabian led the International and Lifecycle Marketing teams driving 30% of the company’s revenue. Fabian was a Principal and member of the leadership team of the CMT and Digital practice at consulting firms Booz & Company and Booz Digital. While there he carried out the digital transformations of numerous Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe. 

Fabian is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Manchester (UK). Originally from Germany, Fabian now lives in San Francisco with his wife.

Tina Sharkey

CEO and Co-Founder

Brandless

Tina Sharkey
Tina Sharkey
CEO and Co-Founder
Brandless

Tina Sharkey is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about building movements with soul and social-minded businesses at scale. Most recently, she co-founded Brandless, a new kind of company, a community that puts people first and makes better products at a fairer price: $3. Previously, Tina was a venture partner at Sherpa. She has served as the Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter, a Johnson and Johnson company where she was also a leader in the global consumer group. Tina led Networks and Community at AOL, and co-founded iVillage, where she coined the term social media. Tina currently sits on the Board of Directors of Brandless, ipsy and Brit + Co, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Brian Smith

Chief Wine Officer and Co-Founder

Winc

Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Chief Wine Officer and Co-Founder
Winc

Brian is driven by a passion to share great wine with as many people as possible. The role of Winc co-founder and Chief Wine Officer furthers his mission to create and connect great products with today’s consumer. As Chief Wine Officer, Brian combines his years of experience as a sommelier, winemaker and brand builder to oversee the world’s most innovative and culturally relevant wine program. A firm believer in creative collaboration, Brian led Winc to partner with Charity Water, Baja East and Jonathan Simkhai, among others. Brian and his team of winemakers carefully craft more than 100 wines a year from grape to glass. Prior to Winc, Brian founded successful finance and fashion startups. His previous wine experience includes creating the wine program for the tech-enabled Clo Wine in New York and founding the millennial cult brand Jolie Folle rosé.

Shane Smith

Senior Director of Digital Marketing

HomeChef‎

Shane Smith
Shane Smith
Senior Director of Digital Marketing
HomeChef‎

Marketing leader carrying over a dozen years of experience with Fortune 500’s & high growth start-ups including Groupon, Staples & Home Chef. Skill-set ranging across multiple marketing channels both online & off. Currently focusing on customer acquisition & retention through intelligent use of data, predictive analytics and media mix optimization.

Nick Stafford

COO

Leesa

Nick Stafford
Nick Stafford
COO
Leesa

Nick loves to build, and scale, disruptive, consumer brands. As COO, Nick focuses on scaling our organization and delivering the day to day operations across performance and brand marketing, development, design, product management and customer experience teams. Prior to Leesa, Nick has built stand out sales, marketing, development and operational teams in ecommerce and the services and travel industries. Nick joined Leesa from cove, a co-working company, where he was COO. Previously, Nick was a VP at Amazon-backed marketplace, LivingSocial, where he led the restaurants, travel and health & beauty divisions. Earlier in his career Nick ran consumer travel brands including the global yacht business – The Moorings & Sunsail – leading a team of 1,200 operating in 45 countries. Nick was also the co-founder of an online travel startup, The First Resort. Nick holds an MBA from Europe’s leading business school, IMD in Switzerland, and is a qualified accountant. Nick’s focus on speed and growth extends outside of work, where he loves leading an active life with his family, be that on the soccer pitch, tennis court, at sea or on the ski slopes.

Stephanie Swingle

Chief Marketing Officer

Mizzen + Main

Stephanie Swingle
Stephanie Swingle
Chief Marketing Officer
Mizzen + Main

Stephanie is the CMO of Mizzen+Main, a brand focused on building better menswear with products that are easy to look great in, easy to care for, and as comfortable as athletic wear.

Prior to joining Mizzen+Main, Stephanie worked in brand management at PepsiCo and on the Veuve Clicquot marketing team with Moët Hennessy. She also worked as a strategy consultant with Accenture, where she started her career advising clients within the consumer products, energy, and financial services sectors.

Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Poppy Thorpe

Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy

Glossier

Poppy Thorpe
Poppy Thorpe
Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy
Glossier

Poppy is a strategic storyteller who has spent her career helping build creative businesses and creating brand marketing for some of the world’s most disruptive companies. A rare Los Angeles native, Poppy has spent much of her life at the intersection of culture, entertainment and technology, working in technology startups and marketing agencies across Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Poppy led brand strategy for companies including Netflix, Twitter, Pepsi, and Samsung. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, One Show, AICP, D&AD, DigiDay, Webbys and Clios as well as being featured in the New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Poppy was also co-chair of IPG’s women in leadership group, helping to mentor and bring more women leaders into advertising agencies with programming and resources.

Poppy is currently the Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy at Glossier, where she leads all of the brand strategy and marketing initiatives.

Anu Verma

Head of Marketing

Care/of

Anu Verma
Anu Verma
Head of Marketing
Care/of

Anu Verma is Head of Marketing at Care/of, a wellness startup that launched in 2016. Care/of has reimagined the experience of shopping for vitamins, giving customers the ability to get personalized recommendations based on their diet and lifestyle and delivering them in convenient, personalized daily packs. Prior to Care/of, Anu was a marketer at Jet, where she joined pre-launch, and has held roles at the Boston Consulting Group and at Tiffany and Co. Anu earned a degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton Business School.  

Annie Walters

Vice President of Retail

Equinox

Annie Walters
Annie Walters
Vice President of Retail
Equinox

Annie Walters, Vice President of Retail at Equinox, oversees all facets of the Shop at Equinox. With more than 16 years tenure in the luxury retail industry, Annie has deep experience with driving sales growth and market share expansion for multi-unit corporations including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Annie leads the Equinox retail team in executing its vision to provide a luxury service experience that transcends fitness and apparel to maximize all facets of the high-performance lifestyle.

Prior to joining Equinox, Annie was Vice President of Store Merchandise at Saks Fifth Avenue where she developed long-range merchandise strategies at the store and category level to drive growth of 41 locations. She also spearheaded phasing plans and executed new store opening set-up for all new and renovated stores.

Annie held various leadership roles with Saks Fifth Avenue from 2007-2017 and prior to that was the Merchandise Planner for Women’s Ready to Wear at Bergdorf Goodman, where she was responsible for seasonal plans for all of Women’s RTW. She began her luxury retail career at Neiman Marcus right after graduating from Boston University in 2001.

David Webb

Director of Acquisition & Growth

HelloFresh

David Webb
David Webb
Director of Acquisition & Growth
HelloFresh

David has spent the majority of his career in customer acquisition working for consumer internet companies at media agencies and as a marketing operator on the business side.  He currently has a dual role for the HelloFresh Group as Director of Media Strategy for HelloFresh and Director of Growth for Green Chef.

Jeff Weiser

Chief Marketing Officer

Shopify

Jeff  Weiser
Jeff Weiser
Chief Marketing Officer
Shopify

Jeff Weiser is the Chief Marketing Officer at Shopify and joined the company in February 2018. Prior to joining Shopify, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE). Prior to that, Jeff held multiple senior level positions with Beachbody LLC (creators of P90X and Shakeology), and Strategy and Analytics roles at SGN (Social Gaming Network), MySpace and Yahoo! Jeff holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.

Ellie Wheeler

Partner

Greycroft

Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler
Partner
Greycroft

Ellie Wheeler is a Partner at Greycroft and is based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital. Ellie also worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the unified communications, enterprise software, mobile, and video sectors. While at Cisco, she was involved in multiple acquisitions and investments, including PostPath, Jabber, Xobni, and Tandberg. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston.

Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Marshall Williams

CEO

Ad Results Media

Marshall Williams
Marshall Williams
CEO
Ad Results Media

Marshall Williams, CEO of Ad Results Media, specializes in influencer audio/digital in which products or services are recommended by credible, influential audio personalities. Ad Results Media is the largest purchaser of podcast advertising in the world, leveraging strong relationships within podcasting, AM-FM radio, network radio and satellite radio to connect advertisers with the world’s most high-profile news, sports and entertainment creators.

Event Co-Chairs

Jesse Horwitz

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Hubble

Jesse Horwitz
Jesse Horwitz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Hubble

Born and raised in New York, Jesse Horwitz has always had a strong grasp of economics and finance. He studied both fields at Columbia University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude. During his time at Columbia, he also developed an interest in Film Studies, although following an internship with Sony Picture’s Television Division, he quickly learned that a life in Hollywood was not for him.

Horwitz ultimately decided to take a different path, and spent a year at Harvard Law School, where he met his husband, Mark Severs and secured an internship with Bridgewater Associates. It was at Bridgewater that Jesse met his future business partner, Benjamin Cogan. Horwitz moved on from Harvard to work full time for Bridgewater and then founded Gadfly, a systematic trading firm with Michael Naber, a colleague from Bridgewater.

Horwitz joined the investment team for Columbia University’s endowment in 2013, where he spent the last few years investing across the alternatives landscape – private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and real estate. During his time at Columbia, he built a strong network across the investor community, including Two River, a life sciences merchant bank that invested in and brought together the round for Hubble.

Now Horwitz is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Hubble, a direct-to-consumer, subscription contact lens company, where Horwitz focuses his efforts on fundraising, business development and regulation compliance. Since launching in November 2016, Hubble has become one of the fastest growing, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies in the U.S. Horwitz and Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and Hubble recently extended its footprint into Canada, the UK and the Netherlands in the past year.

Jen Rubio

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer

Away

Jen Rubio
Jen Rubio
Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Away

Jen Rubio is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Away, a global travel brand designing thoughtful objects for modern travel. Since Away launched in 2016, the company has sold more than 200,000 suitcases, raised more than $31 million, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. The innovative direct-to-consumer startup has redefined its category and is working to make everything about the travel experience more seamless. In 2015, Jen was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising. She lives and works in New York.

Agenda
Day 1: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:05 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Randall Rothenberg

IAB

Randall Rothenberg
Randall Rothenberg
Chief Executive Officer
IAB

Randall has been the CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau since 2007. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Director of Intellectual Capital at Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and consulting firm where he also directed the award-winning business journal strategy+business and other electronic and print publications. Earlier, Randall spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. He is author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story. He received a B.A. in Classics from Princeton University and resides in New York City.

9:10 am - 9:40 am
Becoming, and Staying, a Disrupter
Learn how Bonobos’ Andy Dunn built a brand on the idea of a better-fitting pant that men couldn't resist ,morphing this into a brand focused on helping men fit better in today's world. Andy Dunn and Micky Onvural discuss challenges and success on building a brand in 2007 versus today, why a woman was the right choice for leading the next chapter of Bonobos, and how branding/storytelling is evolving in years to come.

Andy Dunn

SVP of Digital Consumer Brands for Walmart U.S. eCommerce

Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn
CEO of Bonobos &
SVP of Digital Consumer Brands for Walmart U.S. eCommerce

Andy Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Bonobos, the online menswear brand that launched the digitally native brand revolution in 2007. In July 2017, Walmart acquired Bonobos, where Andy remains CEO of Bonobos and is now SVP of Digital Consumer Brands at Walmart. In this capacity, Andy oversees Bonobos, ModCloth, Allswell, and the emerging portfolio of incubated and acquired digitally native vertical brands. Andy is the founding board chairman of Interior Define, Monica + Andy, and the public education social enterprise Blue Engine. He sits on the board of RaisedBy.Us, an employee giving platform for entrepreneurial companies. Andy is an angel investor in 82 companies, both individually and through his seed-stage venture capital fund Red Swan Ventures.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and MBA from Stanford Business School. A Chicago native and avid Cubs fan, Andy currently lives in Greenwich Village in New York City with his wife Manuela.

Micky Onvural

Bonobos

Micky Onvural
Micky Onvural
Co-President
Bonobos

Micky Onvural is the Co-President of Bonobos, the men’s e-commerce brand known for better-fitting clothes paired with exceptional customer service. As Co-President, Onvural is responsible for evolving and innovating on the end-to-end customer experience. Her team is responsible for all customer-facing touchpoints including e-Commerce, Guideshops, Ninjas (Customer Service), Marketing and Creative.

With almost 20 years of experience in consumer marketing, spanning categories and continents, Onvural has built a reputation for developing stand-out brand, business and marketing strategies that deliver tangible results. Prior to her role as Co-President, she served as Bonobos’ Chief Marketing Officer where she was responsible for relaunching the brand, internally lead Walmart’s acquisition of the company, and driving business results across owned, earned, and paid media channels. Before Bonobos, she served as the Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Trulia, establishing it as a household name. Before Trulia, she held marketing leadership roles at companies including L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, TokBox and eBay.

Onvural graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.

9:40 am - 9:50 am

Peter Naylor

Hulu

Peter Naylor
Peter Naylor
Senior Vice President and Head of Advertising Sales
Hulu

Peter Naylor is the SVP and Head of Advertising Sales at Hulu where he oversees the company’s advertising sales and sales operations functions. Prior to Hulu, Naylor was an EVP of Digital Media Sales for NBCUniversal (NBCU) where, during his tenure, he ran digital advertising sales for NBCU’s entertainment, news and sports digital properties.

Prior to his time at NBCU, Naylor served as the SVP of Sales for the iVillage Properties, which was acquired by NBCU in May 2006. Before joining iVillage, he served as Vice President of Sales for Terra Lycos. He started his internet sales career at Wired Digital.

In the advertising community, Naylor is a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors, in which he served as the Chairman in 2012 and was named the founding chairman for the IAB’s Video Center of Excellence in 2014.  Naylor also serves as a member of the NATPE NXTGN Advisory Board. He previously served as Treasurer for the Online Publishers’ Association from 2010 to 2013 and sat on the board for over ten years.

In 2016, Naylor was recognized by Adweek as one of the 50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing. He is the recipient of the 2015 ASPY Industry Luminary Award and the 2014 ad: tech Industry Achievement Award.

9:55 am - 10:20 am
Direct Response Marketing in a Mass Retail World
Marketing’s changed; production and distribution haven’t. We’re all playing catch-up. Over the last 15 years, advertising inventory has evolved massively as impressions have shifted from dominantly brand (TV, radio, billboards, etc.) to half or more digital direct response. Incumbents have tried (and failed) to move brand tactics to the digital arena. Digital upstarts (and Amazon) have closed the direct response loop through e-commerce. But big factories shipping trucks of product to mass retailers remains the most efficient supply chain. How can digital direct response ad inventory be used to drive sales on mass retail shelves?

Benjamin Cogan

Hubble Contacts

Benjamin Cogan
Benjamin Cogan
Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Hubble Contacts

Benjamin Cogan grew up in New York City and graduated Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude from Princeton. During this time Cogan interned at Bridgewater Associates, where he met his future business partner Jesse Horwitz. Following graduation, Cogan worked at Boston Consulting Group, primarily in consumer packaged goods.

Following his time with Boston Consulting, Cogan joined Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer, subscription based razor brand. It was at Harry’s where Cogan helped to build the Customer Insights Team where he surveyed and interviewed customers, modelled new business opportunities, and generally came to learn all things shaving.

After recognizing a void in the marketplace for affordable, high quality contact lenses, he began to develop the concept for Hubble. Through exhaustive research and strategic planning, Cogan realized that his business model had legs and he began to put his plans in motion. Shortly thereafter, Cogan contacted Jesse Horwitz and the two continued to build the Hubble brand together.

Since launching in November 2016, Hubble has become one of the fastest growing, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies in the U.S. Horwitz and Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and Hubble recently extended its footprint into Canada, the UK and most recently, the Netherlands and Spain.

Jesse Horwitz

Hubble

Jesse Horwitz
Jesse Horwitz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Hubble

Born and raised in New York, Jesse Horwitz has always had a strong grasp of economics and finance. He studied both fields at Columbia University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude. During his time at Columbia, he also developed an interest in Film Studies, although following an internship with Sony Picture’s Television Division, he quickly learned that a life in Hollywood was not for him.

Horwitz ultimately decided to take a different path, and spent a year at Harvard Law School, where he met his husband, Mark Severs and secured an internship with Bridgewater Associates. It was at Bridgewater that Jesse met his future business partner, Benjamin Cogan. Horwitz moved on from Harvard to work full time for Bridgewater and then founded Gadfly, a systematic trading firm with Michael Naber, a colleague from Bridgewater.

Horwitz joined the investment team for Columbia University’s endowment in 2013, where he spent the last few years investing across the alternatives landscape – private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and real estate. During his time at Columbia, he built a strong network across the investor community, including Two River, a life sciences merchant bank that invested in and brought together the round for Hubble.

Now Horwitz is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Hubble, a direct-to-consumer, subscription contact lens company, where Horwitz focuses his efforts on fundraising, business development and regulation compliance. Since launching in November 2016, Hubble has become one of the fastest growing, direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies in the U.S. Horwitz and Cogan earned a spot on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and Hubble recently extended its footprint into Canada, the UK and the Netherlands in the past year.

10:20 am - 10:45 am
Retail in the Age of Assistance
As consumers spend more time on more surfaces and screens, the way they shop has changed. Their expectations are heightened; they’re more curious, demanding, and impatient than ever: we call it “The Age of Assistance.” To help brands thrive in the Age of Assistance, we explore how direct to consumer brands are marrying tech, scale, and data assets with expertise in merchandising and retail to create magical shopping experiences wherever and however today’s consumers want to shop.

John Nicoletti

Google

John Nicoletti
John Nicoletti
Managing Director, Retail
Google

Since joining Google in 2003, John has held various leadership positions within Google’s advertising sales organization. As Managing Director of Retail for Google, John is responsible for developing Google’s business strategy and partnerships with pure play and predominantly ecommerce-based retailers in North America. His group is responsible for helping retailers leverage Google’s products and platforms to transform their business models to deliver growth and delightful experiences for their customers. John also serves as the head of Google’s San Francisco office and remains closely aligned to Google’s ad product organization. Prior to this role, John helped scale Google’s AdWords and YouTube businesses including the launch of Google’s inside sales organization, BrandUnit and Upfronts partnership groups as well as Google’s Agency Development and US Multicultural teams.

10:45 am - 11:40 am
Networking Break
11:40 am - 12:25 pm
Workshop A: Retail Strategy: The Right Retail Partnerships
Topics Include:

• What are the different forms of physical retail partnerships available, and what are their risks and opportunities?

• How do brands protect access to customer relationships and data when they move into physical retail, both direct and third-party retail?

• How do brands limit channel conflict and cannibalization of marketing, while protecting pricing?

Brian Berger

Mack Weldon

Brian Berger
Brian Berger
Founder & CEO
Mack Weldon

Brian Berger is the founder and CEO of menswear basics brand, Mack Weldon. With over a decade of success in the digital world, Brian created Mack Weldon in 2012, a men’s specialty line consisting of underwear, socks and t-shirts with a focus on design, performance and functionality. Mack Weldon has grown to become one of the leaders within the industry.

Brian served in several leadership positions within consumer internet and media companies including Comcast, WebMD and Excite@Home.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado and continued his education at Columbia University where he received a Masters in Business Administration. Brian lives in NYC with his wife and three sons.

Lawrence Ingrassia

Award-Winning Business Journalist

Lawrence Ingrassia
Lawrence Ingrassia
Author &
Award-Winning Business Journalist

Lawrence Ingrassia, an award-winning business journalist, has worked as a senior editor at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He is writing a book to be published by Henry Holt & Co. on disruptive startups that are creating direct-to-consumer brands and challenging long-dominant companies.

Pearl Percy

Nordstrom

Pearl Percy
Pearl Percy
Vice President of Corporate Development
Nordstrom

Pearl Percy joined Nordstrom as Vice President of Corporate Development in 2014. She and her team support mergers and acquisitions, direct minority investing, venture capital relationships and partnerships.

Prior to joining Nordstrom, Pearl held corporate development roles at the Clorox Company, the Walt Disney Company and worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Lazard Freres.

While at Northwestern University, Pearl earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a JD from the Pritzker School of Law and a BA in Mathematics and Sociology.

Annie Walters

Equinox

Annie Walters
Annie Walters
Vice President of Retail
Equinox

Annie Walters, Vice President of Retail at Equinox, oversees all facets of the Shop at Equinox. With more than 16 years tenure in the luxury retail industry, Annie has deep experience with driving sales growth and market share expansion for multi-unit corporations including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Annie leads the Equinox retail team in executing its vision to provide a luxury service experience that transcends fitness and apparel to maximize all facets of the high-performance lifestyle.

Prior to joining Equinox, Annie was Vice President of Store Merchandise at Saks Fifth Avenue where she developed long-range merchandise strategies at the store and category level to drive growth of 41 locations. She also spearheaded phasing plans and executed new store opening set-up for all new and renovated stores.

Annie held various leadership roles with Saks Fifth Avenue from 2007-2017 and prior to that was the Merchandise Planner for Women’s Ready to Wear at Bergdorf Goodman, where she was responsible for seasonal plans for all of Women’s RTW. She began her luxury retail career at Neiman Marcus right after graduating from Boston University in 2001.

11:40 am - 12:25 pm
Workshop B: Cut to the Chase in Today’s Direct-to-Consumer Ecosystem
Topics Include:

• What is the path that consumers travel through to become a native digital direct-to-consumer user?

• Generationally, what is the order of digital adoption? From Boomers to Gen-Zers, who are more interactively driven?

• How do direct-to-consumer brands revise their strategy to target intended audience?

• How do brands reinvent themselves as a “must-need brand” in the cluttered direct-to-consumer ecosystem?

• Where do brands put the focus on their marketing spend, to outpace the competition?

Zach Beatty

Aaptiv

Zach Beatty
Zach Beatty
Vice President of Marketing
Aaptiv

Zach Beatty is the Vice President of Marketing at Aaptiv, a leading provider of premium digital health and wellness content with the number one audio fitness app. In this role, he oversees growth efforts including customer acquisition and CRM for the rapidly growing startup, which has garnered nearly 200,000 paying members in two years.

Prior to Aaptiv, Zach was the Director of Growth at HelloFresh, the global leader in meal-kits. While there he helped expand the customer base by growing the company’s online and offline marketing, as well as business development opportunities. His efforts introduced new marketing channels and technologies while improving marketing efficiency. Previously, he helped build and scale marketing programs at Groupon, TrueFacet, Wyng (formerly, Offerpop) and at Blue Fountain Media for clients including Sharp, Cannon, and Oppenheimer.

Zach attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a master’s degree in Biotechnology & Management and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.

Asaf Davidov

Hulu

Asaf Davidov
Asaf Davidov
Director, Ad Sales Research
Hulu

Asaf Davidov is the head of Ad Sales Research at Hulu where he oversees the day-to-day operations of Hulu’s ad sales research department.  Davidov is responsible for leading 3rd party measurement innovation and solutions, ad-effectiveness and attribution studies and custom sales research initiatives, including consumer behavior models and future advertising models. He also currently leads the sales team in research positioning and thought leadership activations through the market facing portal, Hulu Insights.

Prior to Hulu, Davidov spent five years at NBCUniversal where he focused on both consumer and advertising research for editorial and sales. Davidov began his career at Knowledge Networks, now GfK, as a research analyst.

Davidov earned his degree from Northeastern University in Marketing & Management and resides in Manhattan.

Michaela Giovengo

Hulu

Michaela Giovengo
Michaela Giovengo
Director of Performance Marketing
Hulu

Michaela Giovengo is the Director of Direct Response Media at Hulu where she is responsible for all short-form Direct Response advertising revenue.  Since joining Hulu in 2012, Michaela has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Hulu Direct Response unit, which has resulted in double-digit revenue growth year-over-year.

Prior to joining Hulu, Michaela spent over six years at NBCUniversal as an Account Executive across a number of the networks properties including USA, Oxygen, Bravo and SyFy.

Michaela was born and raised in Chicago, IL and holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Fordham University. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their two children, Siena & Luke.

David Webb

HelloFresh

David Webb
David Webb
Director of Acquisition & Growth
HelloFresh

David has spent the majority of his career in customer acquisition working for consumer internet companies at media agencies and as a marketing operator on the business side.  He currently has a dual role for the HelloFresh Group as Director of Media Strategy for HelloFresh and Director of Growth for Green Chef.

11:40 am - 12:25 pm
Workshop C: Media and Acquisitions: Building Your Customer Acquisition Portfolio Model with New Channels
Topics Include:

• How do you figure out your portfolio approach?

• What must you consider before launching into new channels?

• What are best testing approaches for extending into new channels?

• How do you optimize with metrics you can win against?

Ryan Dell

MVMT

Ryan Dell
Ryan Dell
CMO
MVMT

Ryan Dell is the Chief Marketing Officer at MVMT – a crowdfunded-to-$70MM fashion accessories brand with over 1.5MM watches and sunglasses sold direct to consumers in 160+ countries. Ryan has 15 years of e-commerce, digital marketing (new customer acquisition and retention), brand building and team leadership experience.

Prior to MVMT, Ryan was the Vice President of Acquisition Marketing at FTD Companies (formally Provide Commerce) – a $1.2 billion E-commerce and retail company with brands like ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Personal Creations, RedEnvelope, and FTD.

Luke Droulez

Parachute

Luke Droulez
Luke Droulez
Chief Marketing Officer
Parachute

Luke Droulez is the Chief Marketing Officer for Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Venice Beach. As the company’s first hire, Luke utilizes historical insights and data from every facet of the business to direct online and offline marketing for the brand. He oversees all demand generation for the company, leading brand awareness, establishing content leadership and marketing analytics.

Before joining Parachute, Luke worked in trading at both UBS and IMC Financial Markets.

Luke graduated magna cum laude from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He’s an avid traveler, surfer and food truck patron.

Jesse Pujji

Ampush

Jesse Pujji
Jesse Pujji
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ampush

Jesse Pujji is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Ampush. Ampush is a growth marketing accelerator. Ampush partner with high-growth companies and F500 brands to build and execute marketing strategies that grow revenue and acquire customers at scale. Ampush leverage proprietary, purpose-built technology to optimize the entire marketing funnel, from impression to paying customer. Ampush is a preferred partner of Facebook, Google and virtually all major digital ad platforms. Some of Ampush’s partners include Supercell, Uber and Esurance.

Jesse has successfully led Ampush from idea to market leader in customer acquisition.  The company has bootstrapped and never raised venture capital.  In 2015, Red Ventures bought a minority stake in Ampush for $15M. Inside Ampush, Jesse focuses on partners, product, and people.

Prior to Ampush, Jesse was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he made $10m to $50m investments in public and private companies in the auto, education, and new media industries. Before Goldman, Jesse worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Dubai focusing on the internet media, eCommerce and telecom industries. Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a second degree in Political Science. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Jesse is also an awardee of 2017 Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership.

 

Fabian Seelbach

Curology

Fabian Seelbach
Fabian Seelbach
SVP, Marketing
Curology

Fabian Seelbach is SVP Marketing at Curology, an eCommerce start-up offering customized prescription skincare. 

Prior, at Lumosity Fabian led the International and Lifecycle Marketing teams driving 30% of the company’s revenue. Fabian was a Principal and member of the leadership team of the CMT and Digital practice at consulting firms Booz & Company and Booz Digital. While there he carried out the digital transformations of numerous Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe. 

Fabian is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Manchester (UK). Originally from Germany, Fabian now lives in San Francisco with his wife.

12:25 pm - 1:45 pm
Networking Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop A: Retail Strategy: The Move from Clicks to Bricks
Topics Include:

• How and when does a brand decide to move into retail?

• How does a brand create an in-store experience, ensuring it maintains the same experience its online consumers expect?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages to moving from online-only to offline?

• How do you attribute store success (direct) versus e-commerce lift (in-store market)?

• How do brands think about their growth strategy for stores (flagship only vs. multi-unit rollout)?

Rachel Cohen

SNOWE

Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen
Co-founder
SNOWE

Rachel is a passionate entrepreneur with an eye for beautiful interiors and design.

Prior to founding SNOWE, Rachel worked in real estate investment banking at BGC Partners, advising hotel and lifestyle clients on strategic opportunities and capital raising. She also managed a boutique co-working space subsidiary of SL Green, Manhattan’s top real estate investment trust. It was her interest and penchant for design and fashion finds that led her to co-found her first company, Haat Couture, a retail concept selling luxury-quality, affordable Indian formal wear in the U.S.

Rachel began SNOWE with co-founder Andres Modak after moving back to New York City from grad school. Both were unhappy with the disposable quality of mass-produced homewares that were available and believed that there was a gap to be filled between mass-market quality and high-end luxury, which ultimately drove them to launch SNOWE.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nick Stafford

Leesa

Nick Stafford
Nick Stafford
COO
Leesa

Nick loves to build, and scale, disruptive, consumer brands. As COO, Nick focuses on scaling our organization and delivering the day to day operations across performance and brand marketing, development, design, product management and customer experience teams. Prior to Leesa, Nick has built stand out sales, marketing, development and operational teams in ecommerce and the services and travel industries. Nick joined Leesa from cove, a co-working company, where he was COO. Previously, Nick was a VP at Amazon-backed marketplace, LivingSocial, where he led the restaurants, travel and health & beauty divisions. Earlier in his career Nick ran consumer travel brands including the global yacht business – The Moorings & Sunsail – leading a team of 1,200 operating in 45 countries. Nick was also the co-founder of an online travel startup, The First Resort. Nick holds an MBA from Europe’s leading business school, IMD in Switzerland, and is a qualified accountant. Nick’s focus on speed and growth extends outside of work, where he loves leading an active life with his family, be that on the soccer pitch, tennis court, at sea or on the ski slopes.

Selena Kalvara

Away

Selena Kalvara
Selena Kalvara
VP, Brand Marketing
Away

Selena Kalvaria is the VP of Brand Marketing at Away, a global lifestyle brand designing thoughtful objects to make traveling more seamless. In her role, Selena drives the strategy for Away’s brand marketing team, overseeing how the Away brand comes to life and interacts with its community across social media, partnerships, experiential, and more.

After graduating from Princeton University, Selena started her career working on Wall Street before leaving to pursue her passion for understanding the drivers of culture, consumer choice, and brand love. Prior to Away, she worked at Diageo, where she built and led several marketing initiatives for Baileys and Smirnoff Ice brands. Later, she joined Anheuser-Busch as Senior Director of the company’s flavored malt beverage portfolio.

Selena received a B.A. in art and archaeology and a certification in finance from Princeton University, and she received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives and works in Manhattan.

Richard Kestenbaum

Triangle Capital

Richard Kestenbaum
Richard Kestenbaum
Co-founder and Partner
Triangle Capital

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at New York University. Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop B: Media and Acquisitions: Performance v Brand
Topics Include:

• What is the difference between DR + Brand and why do different companies execute one, the other or both?

• Are there specific categories, industries or company stages (revenue/customer size) that work better for one or the other?

• How do you go about evolving your DR approach in a D2C business to drive top of funnel but stay ROI accountable?

• How have performance and brand marketing become increasingly more intertwined, and why is this a better approach?

Mike Duboe

Stitch Fix

Mike Duboe
Mike Duboe
Head of Growth
Stitch Fix

Mike Duboe is Head of Growth at Stitch Fix. His org at Stitch Fix covers all performance marketing channels, including Paid Social, SEM, SEO, Display, Digital Video, TV, Radio/Podcast, Direct Mail, Partnerships/Affiliate, and Mobile App Growth. Prior to Stitch Fix, Mike ran growth at Tilt – a social payments platform that was acquired by Airbnb, and began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. He also serves as a growth advisor to a number of consumer startups. Mike has his BS/MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan, and an MBA from Stanford.

Alisa Metzger

Tula

Alisa Metzger
Alisa Metzger
VP, Marketing
Tula

Katie Scheetz

Marketing Architects

Katie Scheetz
Katie Scheetz
Chief Business Development Officer
Marketing Architects

If you ask anybody about Katie, they’ll tell you she’s a mover and a shaker. And that’s pretty evident if you take a look at everything she’s contributed to Marketing Architects over the years.

Katie and her team engage in deep business conversations with potential clients, discussing how they can blow through their business obstacles and start thinking about the untapped potential of television, radio and other media channels. Katie’s desire for new clients to succeed is evident – she doesn’t celebrate a win unless she’s celebrating it with her clients.

During her tenure, Katie has been involved with some of Marketing Architects’ most formative victories. She was a key player in building the largest, most efficient and profitable radio network in the country, and she helped build the HurryCane® into one of the top-selling mobility devices in the country. Today, she’s leading the charge to deliver billion-dollar ideas through accountable advertising for top-shelf brands.

So how does Katie cultivate new business relationships while taking care of her loving family of four? Easy. She asks herself each night, “Did I just exist or did I make a difference today?”

Stephanie Swingle

Mizzen + Main

Stephanie Swingle
Stephanie Swingle
Chief Marketing Officer
Mizzen + Main

Stephanie is the CMO of Mizzen+Main, a brand focused on building better menswear with products that are easy to look great in, easy to care for, and as comfortable as athletic wear.

Prior to joining Mizzen+Main, Stephanie worked in brand management at PepsiCo and on the Veuve Clicquot marketing team with Moët Hennessy. She also worked as a strategy consultant with Accenture, where she started her career advising clients within the consumer products, energy, and financial services sectors.

Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Workshop C: Creative Content Strategies: Building Community through Storytelling
Topics Include:

• How do you marry creative content with performance marketing while developing a brand that resonates with consumers?

• How has the lifecycle of the brand transformed, and what does this mean for community building?

• What are the most effective strategies for brands to engage with consumers?

Abigail Cook Stone

Otherland

Abigail Cook Stone
Abigail Cook Stone
Founder
Otherland

In 2017 Otherland Founder Abigail Cook Stone set out to build a different kind of candle brand. Inspired by her lifelong passion for art and interiors, her moderately healthy obsession with candles, and her family philosophy of finding small ways to elevate everyday life, Otherland was born.

As student at Columbia Business School, Abigail spent hours burning the midnight oil (literally) and realized she was burning candles daily. From morning meditation to late night study sessions at her apartment and unplugging at the end of the day, candles were a constant. She struggled to find a brand that fit her lifestyle. Candles that smelled the best or were aesthetically pleasing were often too expensive while budget-friendly options often had ultra-sweet, low quality fragrances and lackluster design. Recognizing this gap in the market, she sparked the idea for Otherland, which brings the energy of art, design, and fragrance to every moment at home.

To create Otherland, Abigail married her backgrounds in art, e-commerce, and venture capital. Prior to business school she worked at the Ralph Lauren corporate office in Art Acquisitions, where she purchased artwork to decorate the brand’s restaurants, stores and showrooms. Before that she worked in the company’s e-commerce division. While attending business school she was an associate at Founder Collective, a seed stage venture fund, and a partner at Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital’s student-run VC fund. Abigail previously held a position at Cuseum, a museum engagement platform, for a year and she is the founder of Young Folk, the young patrons group of the American Folk Art Museum.

Emily Heyward

Red Antler

Emily Heyward
Emily Heyward
Co-founder and Chief Strategist
Red Antler

Emily Heyward is Co-founder and Chief Strategist at Red Antler, the leading brand company for startups. Founded in 2007 and based in Brooklyn, Red Antler is a multidisciplinary team of strategists, designers, and marketers. Working closely with founders, Emily has led branding efforts for top companies such as Casper, Allbirds, and Birchbox. After beginning her career in advertising, she started Red Antler in order to directly apply consumer insights and brand positioning to business growth. Emily lives in Brooklyn with her wife and dog.

Rishi Prabhu

Bespoke Post

Rishi Prabhu
Rishi Prabhu
Co-Founder
Bespoke Post

Rishi Prabhu is the co-founder of Bespoke Post. Together with friend and business school classmate Steve Szaronos, Rishi launched Bespoke Post in 2011. In the seven years since, the duo has built Bespoke Post to be the leading men’s lifestyle subscription and e-commerce service, delivering goods and guidance to nearly half a million customers across the U.S. and Canada.

On the heels of completing his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, Rishi and Steve were accepted into the Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Accelerator program and saw an opportunity in the e-commerce market for a subscription service for men.

They noticed that men were more conscious of and interested in self-improvement than ever. Yet there wasn’t a single one-stop shop out there for them to elevate their daily lives – a place that not only sold quality products at a fair price, but also taught new and better ways of living. And so, Bespoke Post was born.

The goal: to help the modern man discover, enjoy, and make the most of new and interesting goods. The kind of stuff that’ll make him feel sharper, cooler, and more confident each and every day.

A veteran of the consulting field, Rishi began his career at McKinsey, with subsequent stops at Groupon and Google.

Rishi received his Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and mathematics, as well as a master’s degree in computer science, from New York University. He received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Randy Goldberg

Bombas

Randy Goldberg
Randy Goldberg
Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer
Bombas

Randy Goldberg is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Bombas. He is responsible for bringing the brand to life, creatively conveying the Bombas brand and mission, and leading the design team to create product that boasts an innovative combination of fashion, function, and philanthropy.

Goldberg graduated from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a BS in Finance, and is a veteran in digital creative, copywriting, strategy and branding. He has consulted, written and developed unique content for top companies including Nike and vitaminwater, and led the creative development of digital media brand UrbanDaddy. Prior to Bombas, Randy also founded Tennis Partners, a creative consultancy, and Pop Up Flea, a personally curated pop-up market of new and vintage men’s goods. Randy has been featured on NBC TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg TV, Esquire.com and was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by Georgetown Business.

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm
The Future of Retail
The future of retail lies in experience, curation, and discovery built from creative separation of the two age-old and fundamental retail functions: information exchange and product assortment. David Bell provides a cohesive and practical framework of macro conditions and value drivers that will shape the future of “new retail” in the US and abroad.

David Bell

Idea Farm Ventures

David Bell
David Bell
President and Co-Founder
Idea Farm Ventures

Even in today’s interconnected, digital world, physical location still means everything and matters more than ever. David R. Bell, an authority on digital strategy and unified commerce, explains why.

A graduate of Stanford University and chaired marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, David is an award-winning teacher and researcher. His studies focus on how we use the Internet and related technologies to search, shop and sell – a subject he delves deep into in his best-selling book – “Location is (Still) Everything” (New Harvest, July 2014), which was translated and published in Brazil (2016) and China (2017). His peer-reviewed academic articles are published in all major field journals and have been recognized with awards from The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Marketing Science Institute (MSI).

David speaks frequently and internationally on business model innovation in the digital economy and was an early investor in several iconic new economy companies including Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), Harry’s, Jet.com (acquired by Walmart), and Warby Parker, among many others. David is President of Idea Farm Ventures, a New York City-based venture studio, created to catalyze the next generation of outstanding consumer lifestyle brands.

A New Zealand citizen and US Permanent Resident, David received his Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm
Driving Growth & Building Brands with Pinterest

Jon Kaplan

Pinterest

Jon Kaplan
Jon Kaplan
Global Head of Partnerships
Pinterest

Jon Kaplan (@jkaplan9) is the head of global partnerships at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global partnerships and operations organization. Before Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales, where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at Economist.com, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC & Company, and is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures. He is currently saving ideas about creative ways to store firewood, exciting getaway locations and the Seattle Seahawks.

Alex McArthur

Purple Mattress

Alex McArthur
Alex McArthur
Chief Marketing Officer
Purple Mattress
3:40 pm - 4:05 pm
How Peloton is Shaping the Future of Modern Brands
Peloton is reimagining fitness for the modern consumer with its focus on building a cohesive brand experience that puts its members at the center of the conversation. Hear Peloton Co-founder & COO Tom Cortese discuss how Peloton’s holistic approach to the end-to-end member experience and focus on identifying genuine consumer needs has built Peloton’s rabid community and intense product loyalty.

Tom Cortese

Peloton

Tom Cortese
Tom Cortese
COO and Cofounder
Peloton

As COO and Cofounder, Tom Cortese is responsible for managing and driving the overall Peloton product and member experience. He oversees product design and development, manages global supply chain, and ensures the operational success of member support and member engagement programs – all with an eye toward creating an unparalleled Peloton experience across all touchpoints. Prior to Peloton, Tom was at  IAC/InterActiveCorp where he most recently served as Co-founder and CEO of the award winning Proust.com. Tom holds a BA in Philosophy from The George Washington University, and spends his free time pushing his sons in their running stroller, training for triathlons with his wife, and racing up the leaderboard on his Peloton Bike.

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Stories That Matter: Building Movements & Community through Creativity
Creative storytelling has the ability to create a movement. On Instagram, brands are building products and experiences for the perfect Instagrammable moment and to capture the minds of consumers. Everyday consumers are creating works of visual art that reach and move the hearts of thousands. Hear from Kay Hsu, Creative Lead, Instagram as she talks about the innovation of building movements and community on Instagram.

Kay Hsu

Facebook Creative Shop

Kay Hsu
Kay Hsu
Global Lead for Instagram
Facebook Creative Shop

Kay Hsu is the Global Lead for Instagram in the Facebook Creative Shop. She focuses on strategic, scaled storytelling and building a world class advertising experience on Instagram that people and creatives love. Hsu joined Facebook after more than decade at agencies like Iris, Huge and LBI where she drove strategic media plans to sell everything from soda to mobile phones to shoes. Inspired by ethnography, Hsu has always been drawn to learning why people do the things they do.

An award-winning advertiser with deep experience in creative, brand, communications and digital planning, Hsu’s clients benefit from her passion for qualitative research and analysis. Her strategic mind has been tapped by brands like: TOMS, Sony, Diageo, Seamless.com, J&J and Nike.

 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm
How Tommy John Built a Brand with a Cult Following
Tommy John was founded in 2008 by married entrepreneurs Tom Patterson and Erin Fujimoto with the quest to reimagine the fabric, fit and function of men’s (and now women’s) underwear and apparel. They sought to disrupt a sleepy, serious category with a new, ballsy point of view. They developed great products that lived up to their claims and sought to build a fun, authentic, relatable, and beloved brand. Hear from the Founders of Tommy John as they discuss their decade-long journey building a brand with a cult following.

Erin Fujimoto

Tommy John

Erin Fujimoto
Erin Fujimoto
Co-Founder
Tommy John

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Erin Fujimoto studied finance at Arizona State University before beginning her career as a financial adviser at JP Morgan. After listening to her husband’s relentless frustrations with ill-fitting undershirts, Fujimoto and Tom Patterson founded Tommy John in 2008 with the goal of bringing more comfortable and innovative solutions to market. Together they’ve spent the last 10 years reimagining the fabric, fit, and function of men’s underwear and apparel before successfully introducing their debut women’s collection in 2018.

Tom Patterson

Tommy John

Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson
Founder and CEO
Tommy John

Tom Patterson was born and raised in South Dakota. He studied at Arizona State University, eventually becoming a successful Medical Device Salesperson. In 2008, after years on the road as an unsatisfied consumer in need of more fitted and functional base layers, he founded Tommy John. He initially developed an innovative collection of undergarments made of propriety materials – patented stay tucked undershirts, non-bunching underwear and socks that never fall down. Now Tommy John is recognized as an exciting menswear brand, ever expanding, and leading the way in terms of fabric, fit and functionality.

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Halloween Cocktail Reception
Day 2: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Workshop A: Video: Moving Disrupter Brands into Television
Topics Include:

• What must you consider before launching into TV?

• What are the best approaches for testing – DR, local, and remnant?

• With concerns about time and money, how are brands tackling creative?

• How do direct brands use their customer data in targeting and campaign measurement?

Dave Morgan

Simulmedia

Dave Morgan
Dave Morgan
CEO and Founder
Simulmedia

Dave Morgan is the CEO and Founder of Simulmedia, a New York City-based television advertising company. A lifelong entrepreneur, Morgan focuses today on helping advertisers improve the outcomes of what is often their biggest line item: TV advertising. Dave previously founded TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered online behavioral marketing and which was acquired by AOL in 2007. He also founded Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media, which was later sold to WPP.

In the early 1990s, Morgan served as General Counsel and Director of New Media Ventures at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Morgan is a Political Science graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He serves on the Advertising Research Foundation and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Dave, his wife, writer Lorea Canales, and their two daughters live in Manhattan.

Steven Gutentag

Keeps

Steven Gutentag
Steven Gutentag
Co-Founder & CEO
Keeps

Steven Gutentag is the co-founder and CEO of Keeps, a full-service healthcare company that combines virtual diagnosis and FDA-approved treatments to create access to preventative medicine and care for millions of men. Steve started his career working as a management consultant at BCG. He then co-founded Get Maid, an on-demand home cleaning service, which sold to Homejoy. Via a Homejoy acqui-hire, Steve then worked at Google on the Search Ads Product Management team, responsible for launching a new type of ad unit for the local services industry, which sits on the search results page today. He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Finance from NYU Stern School of Business.

Shane Pittson

Quip

Shane Pittson
Shane Pittson
Head of Marketing
Quip

Shane Pittson is the Head of Marketing at quip, the design-driven, direct-to-consumer oral care brand based in Dumbo, Brooklyn. He studied Information Systems at BYU where he was a Crocker Innovation Fellow. Shane joined quip inn 2015 as their first employee, where he has developed systems for growth and operations. Marketing strategy at quip has been covered by engadget, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal.

Deepa Miglani

Babbel

Deepa Miglani
Deepa Miglani
SVP Marketing U.S.
Babbel

Deepa Miglani is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Babbel, the #1 selling language-learning app worldwide. In this role, she oversees all aspects of marketing including customer acquisition and CRM. Since joining Babbel in 2015, she has been instrumental in driving brand and customer growth for the brand in the USA, which has resulted in triple digit revenue and subscriber growth two years in a row. 

Prior to joining Babbel, Deepa was the VP of Marketing at Ladders, a leader in the professional-level job search. A marketing veteran with 15+ years of experience, Deepa has driven growth and scaled consumer acquisition for brands like eHarmony and Rosetta Stone. 

A resident of Brooklyn, Deepa was born and educated in India, and has a Masters Degree in Communications. 

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Workshop B: Sound: The Rise of Podcasts
Topics Include:

• How do podcasts fit into a brand’s marketing mix?

• What is the appropriate way to set up the attribution model for podcasts?

• When should brands consider creating their own podcasts?

Hernan Lopez

Wondery

Hernan Lopez
Hernan Lopez
Founder & CEO
Wondery

Hernan Lopez is Founder & CEO of Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers. Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by immersive hit shows like Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and American Innovations. Prior to founding Wondery, Hernan was President & CEO of Fox International Channels, a $3bn division of Fox. Hernan has been a speaker at Cannes Lions, SXSW, Promax and Natpe, and his articles have been published by Ad Age and Fast Company. He holds an MBA from University Of Miami and lives in Los Angeles.

Marshall Williams

Ad Results Media

Marshall Williams
Marshall Williams
CEO
Ad Results Media

Marshall Williams, CEO of Ad Results Media, specializes in influencer audio/digital in which products or services are recommended by credible, influential audio personalities. Ad Results Media is the largest purchaser of podcast advertising in the world, leveraging strong relationships within podcasting, AM-FM radio, network radio and satellite radio to connect advertisers with the world’s most high-profile news, sports and entertainment creators.

Jared Cluff

Blue Apron

Jared Cluff
Jared Cluff
Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Apron

Jared Cluff is Blue Apron’s Chief Marketing Officer.  Before joining Blue Apron in 2014, Jared served as senior vice president of marketing at e-commerce company Fab.com, senior vice president of marketing at Ask.com, and director of online marketing at Match.com. Prior to that, Jared held several marketing positions with E*TRADE, an online financial services company. Jared holds a B.A. degree in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University.

Katie Jokipii

Dollar Shave Club

Katie Jokipii
Katie Jokipii
Senior Manager, Acquisition & Mass Media
Dollar Shave Club

Katie Jokipii is the Senior Manager, Acquisition and Mass Media at Dollar Shave Club, a personal care products company and one of the original disruptors in the DTC space. In this role, she manages all paid media efforts across TV, video, and audio. Since joining Dollar Shave Club, Katie has introduced digital video into the media mix and helped launch Dollar Shave Club’s first ever brand campaign. Prior to Dollar Shave Club, Katie was a Partner and Associate Strategy Director at Mindshare in NY, leading cross-channel media strategy and execution for a variety of clients, including Intercontinental Hotels and Royal Caribbean.

Katie grew up in NY and is a proud alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill. While at Mindshare, she was recognized for her grit and speed in the space and helped build the XXCHANGE female mentoring program. She currently is an active member of the Tuesday’s Children Junior Board, DSC Cares, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s MJAA Mentorship Program. She spends her spare time training for the latest half marathon or marathon, most recently running the NYC Marathon in 2017.

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Workshop C: Instagram Story School
Topics Include:

• How can brands capture attention on Instagram Stories?

• What are the various creative tools available, and what considerations and elements make stories most effective?

• What’s the best way to tell a compelling story with Instagram Stories?

Jean Feroldi

Facebook Creative Shop

Jean Feroldi
Jean Feroldi
Designer
Facebook Creative Shop

Jean Feroldi is a Designer on Facebook’s Creative Shop bringing ideas to life through prototyping and design to help advertisers make better creative for Facebook and Instagram. She is passionate about developing delightful physical and digital experiences that help people use creativity to connect with each other. Jean is a graduate of University of Virginia’s School of Architecture and VCU Brandcenter where she studied architectural design and art direction, respectively. She lives in San Francisco.

Brittany Johnson

Facebook

Brittany Johnson
Brittany Johnson
Creative Strategist
Facebook

Brittany Johnson is a Creative Strategist and Instagram Specialist at Facebook’s Creative Shop. She works with global brands, such as Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, and P&G, to build people-first campaigns that simultaneously drive brand impact. With a background in Art Direction, she is able to hone in on the craft and user experience of an execution while unlocking insights and solving problems strategically. Brittany is an award-winning creative with a curious spirit and passion for culture.

10:00 am -
General Session Reconvenes
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Welcome Back & Benchmarking Survey Results
What's keeping you up? Mark Shmulik reveals findings from the IAB inaugural direct-brand benchmarking survey.

Randall Rothenberg

IAB

Randall Rothenberg
Randall Rothenberg
Chief Executive Officer
IAB

Randall has been the CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau since 2007. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Director of Intellectual Capital at Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and consulting firm where he also directed the award-winning business journal strategy+business and other electronic and print publications. Earlier, Randall spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. He is author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story. He received a B.A. in Classics from Princeton University and resides in New York City.

Mark Shmulik

McKinsey & Company

Mark Shmulik
Mark Shmulik
Former, Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Mark Shmulik is a former McKinsey & Company Associate Partner and currently supporting the IAB with the Direct Brands initiative. Mark has over a decade of experience setting digital grwoth strategies and building digital & direct businesses on behalf on his TMT clients: he has been an evangelist for delivering personalized consumer experiences and has taken over the marketing function at several of his clients to deliver on this vision.

Prior to McKinsey, Mark spent time across several Media-focused VC funds and Telus Mobility. Mark has a BA, Honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an MBA from the London Business School. Mark is an avid long-distance swimmer including part of several English Chanel crossings and lives in NYC with his wife and (now) two daughters.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Reimagining What it Means to be a Brand: The Art of Content, Commerce, and Community
By reimagining what it means to be a brand, companies like Brandless are creating new types of authentic relationships with customers that are better suited to today’s shifting consumer habits. Through two-way conversations, showing up where their customers live IRL and across multiple platforms, as well as sharing and co-creating world-class content, Brandless is building a community based on shared affinities. Learn how a new wave of brands has seen success building communities that inform how they scale, as well as how they test products and services.

Tina Sharkey

Brandless

Tina Sharkey
Tina Sharkey
CEO and Co-Founder
Brandless

Tina Sharkey is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about building movements with soul and social-minded businesses at scale. Most recently, she co-founded Brandless, a new kind of company, a community that puts people first and makes better products at a fairer price: $3. Previously, Tina was a venture partner at Sherpa. She has served as the Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter, a Johnson and Johnson company where she was also a leader in the global consumer group. Tina led Networks and Community at AOL, and co-founded iVillage, where she coined the term social media. Tina currently sits on the Board of Directors of Brandless, ipsy and Brit + Co, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
The Shopify Effect
In a hyper-competitive retail environment, shoppers are looking for more choice and a deeper relationship with brands. Learn from Shopify’s CMO, Jeff Weiser, about how direct-to-consumer selling is working to bridge this gap with new technologies, partnerships, and sales channels.

Jeff Weiser

Shopify

Jeff  Weiser
Jeff Weiser
Chief Marketing Officer
Shopify

Jeff Weiser is the Chief Marketing Officer at Shopify and joined the company in February 2018. Prior to joining Shopify, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE). Prior to that, Jeff held multiple senior level positions with Beachbody LLC (creators of P90X and Shakeology), and Strategy and Analytics roles at SGN (Social Gaming Network), MySpace and Yahoo! Jeff holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.

11:30 am - 11:40 am
Session TBA
11:40 am - 12:10 pm
Frontiers of Disrupter Brand Finance
Executives from venture capital, corporate venture funds, and private equity forecast the trends for existing direct brands looking to scale their businesses as well as the pitfalls and opportunities for incumbent category leaders looking to acquire market share and capabilities, and startups looking to seed fertile territory.

Darren Herman

Bain Capital

Darren Herman
Darren Herman
Operating Partner
Bain Capital

Darren Herman is an Operating Partner with Bain Capital of which he joined in 2016.  He focuses on growth:  marketing, advertising, and e-commerce across the current portfolio of companies and for new investments.  Prior to Bain Capital, he was an executive at Mozilla Corporation, MDC Partners, and a venture backed co-founder at IGA Worldwide.  He resides in the Boston area with his wife and two children.

Leigh Radford

P&G Ventures

Leigh Radford
Leigh Radford
Vice President
P&G Ventures

Leigh Radford, is the Vice President of P&G Ventures – an agile and entrepreneurial group of individuals, who identify New Brands, Partnerships and Business Models designed to fuel future growth.  Leigh has over 20+ years of experience within P&G. She is an experienced business leader who has led the strategic and creative development of brands across multiple categories, including Skin Care Personal Cleansing, Health Care, and Oral Care. Leigh has a talent for taking small ideas with promise and turning them into proven global brand success. Brands under her leadership have delivered significant and sustained business growth (i.e. Olay became the #1 Global Skincare Brand, and Vicks achieved $1 Billion+ status).

Leigh’s passion for growing businesses, delighting consumers, and proven track record, resulted in her dream job, leading the P&G Ventures group. Within P&G Ventures she leads some of the world’s most innovative thinkers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

Leigh received her B.A. in Advertising/Business Administration from University of Florida and M.B.A from Kellogg Graduate School of Management,

Northwestern University, M.B.A., 1991.

Ellie Wheeler

Greycroft

Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler
Partner
Greycroft

Ellie Wheeler is a Partner at Greycroft and is based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital. Ellie also worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the unified communications, enterprise software, mobile, and video sectors. While at Cisco, she was involved in multiple acquisitions and investments, including PostPath, Jabber, Xobni, and Tandberg. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston.

Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

James Ledbetter

Inc. magazine and Inc.com

James Ledbetter
James Ledbetter
Editor
Inc. magazine and Inc.com

James Ledbetter is the editor of Inc. magazine and Inc.com. Prior to that position he was the founder and editor of The Big Money, Slate’s business and finance site, and the Opinion Editor for Reuters. He has also been deputy managing editor of CNN Money and senior editor at TIME.

Ledbetter is the author or editor of six books, most recently One Nation Under Gold. His writing on business, media and politics has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Quartz, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, Mother Jones, VIBE, and dozens of other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

 

12:15 pm - 12:25 pm
Session TBA
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Workshop A: Creative Content Strategies: The Impact of Design on Creative Storytelling
Topics Include:

• How does product design impact a brand’s strategy to sell via social media?

• How do marketers create brand stories around product design?

• How does creative content tie back to performance marketing?

Melissa Duren Conner

Jennifer Bett Communications

Melissa Duren Conner
Melissa Duren Conner
Partner & Managing Director
Jennifer Bett Communications

Melissa Duren Conner is a publicist and strategic thinker with over 10 years of industry experience.

Melissa began her career at HL Group, where she led PR services for TOMS, David Yurman, and Sotheby’s Diamonds. In 2010, Melissa joined Starworks Group as Senior Manager of Public Relations, where she oversaw the 10th anniversary of INTERMIX, in addition to PR operations for Monique Lhuillier, Zimmermann, Kelly Wearstler, and Jack Spade.

After Starworks, Melissa joined Theory to oversee the press strategy of the core brand in addition to the recently launched Theyskens’ Theory followed by her role as PR Director to launch Joe Fresh, Canada’s leading fashion brand, in the U.S., where she positioned the brand competitively within the thriving accessible fashion market. Melissa joined Jennifer Meyer as Partner and Managing Director at Jennifer Bett Communications in July of 2014. With Jennifer, Melissa has grown the company into the leading agency for fast-growing consumer brands who are redefining the modern marketplace.

Poppy Thorpe

Glossier

Poppy Thorpe
Poppy Thorpe
Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy
Glossier

Poppy is a strategic storyteller who has spent her career helping build creative businesses and creating brand marketing for some of the world’s most disruptive companies. A rare Los Angeles native, Poppy has spent much of her life at the intersection of culture, entertainment and technology, working in technology startups and marketing agencies across Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Poppy led brand strategy for companies including Netflix, Twitter, Pepsi, and Samsung. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, One Show, AICP, D&AD, DigiDay, Webbys and Clios as well as being featured in the New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Poppy was also co-chair of IPG’s women in leadership group, helping to mentor and bring more women leaders into advertising agencies with programming and resources.

Poppy is currently the Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy at Glossier, where she leads all of the brand strategy and marketing initiatives.

Brian Smith

Winc

Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Chief Wine Officer and Co-Founder
Winc

Brian is driven by a passion to share great wine with as many people as possible. The role of Winc co-founder and Chief Wine Officer furthers his mission to create and connect great products with today’s consumer. As Chief Wine Officer, Brian combines his years of experience as a sommelier, winemaker and brand builder to oversee the world’s most innovative and culturally relevant wine program. A firm believer in creative collaboration, Brian led Winc to partner with Charity Water, Baja East and Jonathan Simkhai, among others. Brian and his team of winemakers carefully craft more than 100 wines a year from grape to glass. Prior to Winc, Brian founded successful finance and fashion startups. His previous wine experience includes creating the wine program for the tech-enabled Clo Wine in New York and founding the millennial cult brand Jolie Folle rosé.

Anu Verma

Care/of

Anu Verma
Anu Verma
Head of Marketing
Care/of

Anu Verma is Head of Marketing at Care/of, a wellness startup that launched in 2016. Care/of has reimagined the experience of shopping for vitamins, giving customers the ability to get personalized recommendations based on their diet and lifestyle and delivering them in convenient, personalized daily packs. Prior to Care/of, Anu was a marketer at Jet, where she joined pre-launch, and has held roles at the Boston Consulting Group and at Tiffany and Co. Anu earned a degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton Business School.  

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Workshop B: What Can Your Video Really Say in Six Seconds?
Topics Include:

• How can, and should, brands experiment with a variety of video formats and lengths?

• How can brand marketers use digital video to drive success for their respective KPIs?

• How can you incorporate creativity effectively in your digital video campaigns?

• How can brands drive engagement with loyal audiences through powerful video content?throughout the marketplace?

Eric John

IAB

Eric John
Eric John
Deputy Director, Video
IAB

Eric John, Deputy Director, Video, works with media companies, publishers, and marketers to help grow their video business through industry standards, research, and buyer/seller best practices. He brings nearly 15 years of technology marketing and partnership development to this position. Prior to joining IAB, Eric led digital strategy and initiatives for the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) where he helped launch their cross-platform Magazine Media 360° reports. Prior to MPA, he served as head of Digital Services at the Alliance for Audited Media, delivering certified publisher metrics and platform audits to IAB and MRC standards. In addition, he has held senior management and product marketing positions with Nokia, Yahoo!, and DoubleClick and has been a featured speaker at CES, Mobile World Congress, and Adobe MAX. Eric holds degrees from Miami of Ohio (BA) and Indiana University (MA) and is a graduate of the Product Management Program at Columbia University.

Liza Moiseeva

GlobeIn

Liza Moiseeva
Liza Moiseeva
Co-Founder
GlobeIn

Liza is a founder at the helm of GlobeIn, the leading social enterprise subscription box company – and the only subscription box company to achieve official Fair Trade designation for its work supporting artisans from around the world and in developing countries where, after agriculture, artisan goods are the second largest source of employment.

Through her work, GlobeIn has invested more than $2 million in fair wages into artisan communities over the last two years alone.

Liza was recruited from her native Russia to swim at the college level for Old Dominion University, where she began her social impact work before graduating. She went on to found the first online community for social entrepreneurs in Russia before joining the GlobeIn team as co-founder.

She has a tenacity of spirit and a notable mix of strength and empathy that have made her a rising star in the social good space, leading her to speak at such industry events as the groundbreaking 2017 Haiti Tech Summit, among others. Both her personal journey and her professional work make her an inspiring founder to watch.

Yoav Naveh

& CEO, ConvertMedia

Yoav Naveh
Yoav Naveh
SVP People, Taboola
& CEO, ConvertMedia

Yoav Naveh is currently SVP, People Operations at Taboola. He previously served as Vice President of Video at Taboola, following its acquisition of outstream video SSP ConvertMedia, which he co-founded and served as CEO. After successfully integrating video into Taboola’s offering, he is now responsible for supporting Taboola’s growth through recruitment, analytics and organizational development. Prior to founding ConvertMedia, Yoav spent twelve years building predictive systems for online advertising and internet security startups.

Shane Smith

HomeChef‎

Shane Smith
Shane Smith
Senior Director of Digital Marketing
HomeChef‎

Marketing leader carrying over a dozen years of experience with Fortune 500’s & high growth start-ups including Groupon, Staples & Home Chef. Skill-set ranging across multiple marketing channels both online & off. Currently focusing on customer acquisition & retention through intelligent use of data, predictive analytics and media mix optimization.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Workshop C: Consumer Privacy, Brand Safety, and Data Transparency
Topics Include:

• How are your opportunities to reach or monetize audiences affected by privacy-driven changes to the data landscape?

• Do you consider “know-your-partners” efforts like TAG Registry and Payment ID to be a minimum bar for ensure a safe experience for your audience?

• ads.txt and other efforts help keep money away from fraudsters but may create challenges in managing campaigns or meeting financial goals. How are you adapting practices and metrics to account for actual human engagement?

• What do you know about the audience data you depend on for targeting, personalization, measurement, and more?

Jamie O'Donnell

Trustworthy Accountability Group

Jamie O'Donnell
Jamie O'Donnell
Director, Membership & Operations
Trustworthy Accountability Group

Brendan Riordan-Butterworth

IAB Tech Lab

Brendan  Riordan-Butterworth
Brendan Riordan-Butterworth
Senior Director, Product
IAB Tech Lab
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch
Video Clips
Randall Rothenberg, IAB on The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy
Randall Rothenberg, IAB on The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy
Meet Jesse Horwitz, Co-Founder & Co-Ceo of Hubble
Meet Jesse Horwitz, Co-Founder & Co-Ceo of Hubble
Meet Jen Rubio, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of Away
Meet Jen Rubio, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of Away
IAB Founders Stories | Mack Weldon
IAB Founders Stories | Mack Weldon
IAB Founders Stories | Snowe Home
IAB Founders Stories | Snowe Home
IAB Founders Stories | Oars + Alps
IAB Founders Stories | Oars + Alps
IAB Founders Stories | Peloton
IAB Founders Stories | Peloton
IAB Founders Stories | Food52
IAB Founders Stories | Food52
IAB Founders Stories | The Farmer's Dog
IAB Founders Stories | The Farmer's Dog
IAB Founders Stories | Tommy John
IAB Founders Stories | Tommy John
IAB Founders Stories | Olika
IAB Founders Stories | Olika
IAB Founders Stories | Fanchest
IAB Founders Stories | Fanchest
IAB Founders Stories | Mott & Bow
IAB Founders Stories | Mott & Bow
IAB Founders Stories | Hubble Contacts
IAB Founders Stories | Hubble Contacts
2018 Participants

IAB events bring together senior level industry professionals, including brands, agencies, media publishers, and the technology partners who support the ecosystem. Current registrants include:

Companies participating in Direct Brand Summit 2018
Marla Aaron
Founder and CEO
Marla Aaron
Rana Abu-Ghazala
Director, Creative
Bombfell.com
Robert Acquaotta
SVP, Integrated Media
Active International
Daniela Agurcia
Account Executive
Omni Direct Inc
Evette Aidinian
Marketing, Healthcare Education Specialist
Pharmavite LLC
Betsy Alekman
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Tamara Alesi
VP, Head of Marketing
Birchbox
Keith Alvarado
Brand Marketing & Design
Proctor & Gamble
Erica Amatori
Director of Marketing
Burrow
Elizabeth Anderson
Senior Account Executive
Gameloft
Sara Angelo
Senior Manager, Media & Digital
Coty Inc.
Jake Annear
Manager, Digital Marketing & Innovation
Moet Hennessy
Vishwas Arora
Channel Manager – Analytics & Lead Generation
Kohler
Lenora Ash
 
Jomers Retail Inc.
Simon Assaad
CEO
Heavy, Inc.
Avery Aston
Director of Sales
Simpli.fi
Lotfi Bachiri
Senior Sales Executive- Digital Innovation
Gameloft
Monica Badosa
Media Director
Dior
Ali Baker
Ecommerce Marketing
Verizon Wireless
David Bakey
VP, Direct to Consumer
Harry’s Inc.
Sonny Balani
CEO Balani Custom Clothiers
Balani Custom Clothiers
Kelly Baldwin
Associate Brand Manager
Unilever
Rachel Barash
Director of Publisher Relations
BookShout
Angela Barile
Marketing Director
ReadyRefresh, Nestle Waters NA
Sam Barnett
Chief Product Officer
Quantcast
Jason Baron
SVP Turner Ad Sales Direct Response and Programmatic
Turner Broadcasting System
Birdie Bartholomew
Manager of Retailer Success
Happy Returns
Ken Bausch
VP, eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Welspun USA
Zach Beatty
Vice President of Marketing
Aaptiv
Deanna Bedoya
Sr. Director, Brand Marketing and Creative Services
Lucky Brand
David Bell
Marketing Professor
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Vivek Bellore
VP, Digital Marketing
E&J Gallo Winery
Karen Belt
Sr Director
TIAA
Michael Benedek
ceo
Datonics LLC
Eric Bennett
Marketing Manager
FANCHEST
Sam Benon
Strategic Accounts Manager
Storygize Native Advertising
Alexandria Berengut
Director Brand Marketing
Virtue Labs
Brian Berger
CEO
Mack Weldon
Brian Bergman
Sr. Marketing Manager
Burrow
Ronen Berka
CEO
TALIA Jewelry
Drew Berkowitz
Global VP Brand, Insight and Content
Storyful
Julie Bernard
Chief Marketing Officer, Verve
Verve
Alyssa Bernstein
Account Manager
Quartz
Mehtab Bhogal
CEO
Karta Ventures
Jennifer Birnbaum
Sr. Specialist, Digital Advertising
TD Ameritrade
Renata Black
Co-Founder
EBY
Lizze Black
VP, Emerging Partnerships
Kargo
Becca Blanco
Senior Communications Manager
Snowe
Betsy Bluestone
P&G Ventures ? Director Global Commercial Discovery & Scouting
Procter & Gamble
Adam Boardman
Director of Sales
LiveIntent
Ashley Bolding
Senior Manager, Events and Community
MM.LaFleur
Sean Bone
Lean Accelerator/Colgate CoLabs Director
Colgate-Palmolive
Christopher Boon
SVP, Enterprise Solutions Group
Dstillery
Daniel Bornstein
Chief Revenue Officer
PINCHme, Inc.
Denira Borrero
COO
Omni Direct Inc
Anna Bortolussi
New Venture Leader
Procter & Gamble
Jesica Botero
Sr Manager Marketing
AT&T International – DIRECTV
William Bottinick
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Samsung
Maria Bowman
VP
Maria Bowman
Liam Boyle
Director of Sales
Infutor Data Solutions
Meredith Brace
SVP, Global Solutions
FOX Networks Group
Kevin Branscum
Manager, Product Marketing
UNIQLO
David Bray
Managing Director
Groupon
Deena Bronz
Co-Founder
KitNipBox
Michael Broukhim
Co-CEO + Co-Founder
FabFitFun
Rebecca Brown
Director of Media
Intel
Teyren Brown
Senior Global Brand Manager (Oral Care)
Johnson & Johnson
Pamela Brown
Sr Manager, Digital Marketing Strategy
Johnson & Johnson
Jason Brown
VP National & Local Advertising Sales
Xandr
Sebastian Bryers
CTO & Head of Growth
Ora Organic
Nicholas Bucci
Senior Director, Business Development
ShareThis
Jeff Buchan
Head of Global Industry Relations
Google
Bruce Budkofsky
VP, Partnerships – VuePlanner
Giant Media / VuePlanner
Elyse Burack
Marketing Director
Boxed
Michael Burke
Industry Leader- Branded Apparel & Durables
Google
Lisa Burkhart
Director of Marketing
Belkin International
Lauren Bush
 
BlackRock
Olivia Butter
Senior Strategist, Campaign & Communications
Chobani
Sylvana Caballero
Assistant Digital Content Manager
Chobani
justin cadelago
SVP, Brand Partnerships
Studio71
Ryan Calabrese
Enterprise Sales Director
Adform
Craig Calder
Director, Digital Marketing
Douglas Elliman
Kathy Callaghan
Senior Director, Agency Partnerships
WNYC Studios
Michael Callahan
Sr Director Consumer Experience
Groupe SEB
Bonnie Calvin
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Angel Caride
Global Associate Brand Manager
Unilever
Matt Carrington
VP, Marketing
Framebridge
Kimberly Carroll
 
OLIKA
Apryl Casale
Product Marketing Director
SundaySky
Nelson Catarino
Senior Director, Media & Digital Strategy
SIMON
Alejandro Chahin
Founder & CEO
Mott & Bow
Vivian Chang
Senior Director of Marketing
Plated
Joyce Chao
Paid Media and Analytics Strategist
IBM
brian chap
avp
L’Oreal
Lu Chen
Director Marketing
MM.LaFleur
Karina Cherfas
Director, Enterprise Content Integration
TIAA
Byron Chew
Group Manager, PlayStation Store Marketing
Digital Retail
Elisa Chiniara
Associate Brand Manager
Johnson & Johnson
Jenny Chiu
Product Marketing Lead
Pinterest
Camilla Cho
GM, eCommerce
New York Media LLC
Mark Chou
Vice President – Growth Marketing & eCommerce
Away
Amandine Chow
Director, Digital Marketing
Uniqlo USA
Jessica Chu
Brand Manager, Scenting Startups
Coty
Jared Cluff
CMO
Blue Apron
Matt Clunan
Brand Marketing
SeatGeek
Jared Cohen
Sr. Manager, Global Patient Marketing
Boston Scientific
Rachel Cohen
Co-Founder
Snowe
kelly colbert
SVP, Brand, Social and Content
U.S. Bank
Kimberly Collins
Deputy Editor
ClickZ & Search Engine Watch
Matt Collins
SVP of Marketing
Simulmedia
Christine Cook
SVP, CRO CNN Digital
Turner Broadcasting System
Abigail Cook Stone
Founder and CEO
Otherland
Andrew Cooper
Marketing Director
Andie
Mark Cooper
Senior Account Exec
Snaps
Nicole Corbett
CEO
257 Berry LLC
Marina Cortbawi
President
Merlette New York
Tom Cortese
Co-Founder and COO
Peloton
Benjamin Couillard
Senior Manage Product + Analytics
PlayStation
Hayley Coupon
Brand Marketing Manager
Lucky Brand
Laura Cowan
VP, Consulting
GfK North America
Heather Crawford
eCommerce Manager, North America
Johnson & Johnson
Brian Crowley
Director, E-Commerce & Digital Marketing
NEST Fragrances
Amelia Croxson
Media Strategist
ICF Olson
Geraldine Mae Cueva
Strategist
LEVO Oil
Baldwin Cunningham
VP, Digital Brand Strategy
Turner
Meyer Dagmy
CEO
Jomers
Emily Dalamangas
Marketing Director
Reuters
Jennifer Dalipi
VP, Ecommerce and Consumer Experiences
Luciano Barbera/Zanella
Nicole Dalton
Sr. Sales Director
Flashtalking, Inc.
Rob Dalven
Head of Sales
Publishers Clearing House
Catherine D’Aragon
VP Marketing
Mustela
Kanishka Das
Global Media & Sales Innovation
P&G
Jessica Davidoff
 
State Bags
Chris Davis
CRO
CHEQ
Chad Davis
Director, Marketing
PHE, Inc. DBA Adam & Eve
Audrey de Graaff
Global Marketing Director
AB InBev
Alvaro De La Rocha
VP, Marketing
Bespoke Post
Lauren Debrowski
E-Commerce Manager
Wander Beauty
Thomas Dekle
VP, Digital Sales
IBM
Stacey Delaney
SVP Advertiser Solutions
Pureprofile
Ryan Dell
CMO
MVMT
David Dempster
Senior Manager Direct To Consumer Aquisition
T-Mobile/MetroPCS
Elizabeth Denworth
Senior Director of Platform Sales
Yieldmo
Mukul Deoras
CMO
Colgate Palmolive
Erica DePalma
Senior VP Digital Marketing
Media Horizons
Ramona Dessouki
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Chase
Michelle Deutsch
Director of Paid Media
Bloomingdale’s
Ellen Deutsch
SVP/Chief Marketing Officer
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Hitesh Dhingra
Founder
The Man Company
Carl DiCocco
Senior Manager, Lifecyle Marketing
ReadyRefresh, Nestle Waters NA
Mark DiMassimo
Chief
DiMassimo Goldstein
Andrea DiNunzio
General Manager of North America & CMO
pH Beauty
David Dobbins
Media Director
Boehringer Ingelheim
Michael Donnelly
SVP, Marketing Technology
Mastercard
Grace Donoso
Brand Marketing Manager
Groupon
Tim Dowd
Account Executive
Turner Broadcasting System
Lisa Dreeke
Director, Digital
Johnson & Johnson
Alex Drinker
VP, Marketing
Shinola Detroit
Anshu Dua
CEO
The Chaat Company
Mike Duboe
Head of Growth
Stitch Fix
Peter Duborg
VP
Turner Broadcasting
Courtney Dugan
Marketing
AB InBev
Fran Dunaway
CEO
TomboyX
Andy Dunn
CEO
Bonobos
Meredith Dyer
Marketing & Events
Harry Winston
Renee Edwards
Director, Social Media
ADP
Phyllis Ehrlich
GVM, Spectrum Preferred
Spectrum Reach
Jason Eng
Digital Strategist
IBM
Angelina Eng
Exec Director, Media & Data Marketing Solutions
Morgan Stanley
Brian Erdman
Managing Director
Interbrand
Vladimir Ermakov
CEO
GlobeIn
Ben Estep
Content Marketing Writer
TD Ameritrade
Hannah Everett
Account Manager
Pinterest
Elizabeth Ewald
Performance Media Specialist, Strategy, CHQ
IBM
Stefanie Faber
Manager, Online Marketing
1800flowers.com
Julie Fabricant
Director of Digital Marketing
ForceBrands
Nick Fairbairn
SVP Marketing
Le Tote, Inc.
Matthew Fantazier
Senior Brand Manager
Johnson & Johnson
Disi Fei
Cofounder
SprezzaBox
Danielle Feller
Account Executive – Retail
Tremor Video DSP
Laura Fernandez
Marketing Analyst
Tommy John, Inc.
Rita Ferro
President, Global Ad Sales and Marketing
Walt Disney
Paul Figueiredo
Sr. Director of Advetising Sales
ESPN Deportes
Sara Fischer
Media Reporter
Axios
Ali Flack
DVP Media
Hudson’s Bay Company
Will Flaherty
VP, Growth
Ro Health
Sarah Flint
CEO
Sarah Flint
Adam Flomenbaum
Head of Brand and Agency Sales, East
Outbrain
Helena Fogarty
 
MI OLA
Antoine Forest
CEO
Stargazer
Alistair Fraser
Operations
Lyra Growth Partners Inc.
Ryan Fritzky
Co-Founder and Chief Marketer
Bean Box
Mark Fruehan
EVP, GM Velocity
Verve
Erin Fujimoto
Co-Founder
Tommy John
Rich Fulop
CEO
Brooklinen
Liam Galin
President and CEO
Matomy Media
Stang Gappa
Manager, Performance Marketing
Havenly
Deena Gardner
Director of Marketing
Reverie
Jennifer Gardner
Senior Director of Media North America
Unilever
Mc Gasco-Buisson
Brand Creation & Venture Portfolio Leader, P&G Ventures
Procter & Gamble
lori gatto
VP of Marketing
Tomboyx
Brian Gearhart
Head of Media & Director Digital Marketing
Henkel
Dale Gebhardt
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Jill Geer
Chief Marketing Officer
USA Track & Field
Crisanta German
Senior Director of Marketing
Sugarfina
Daniel Gestetner
CEO
dluxury Brands
Matt Gilbert
CEO
Pepperjam
Adrianna Gildner
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Sam Gladis
Executive Director, Ad Product Marketing
Hearst Magazines Digital Media
Mike Glantz
VP, Business Development
Simulmedia
Antonin Godin
CEO China
NAOS
Randy Goldberg
Co-founder
Bombas
Jodi Goldberg
Head of Industry
Google
Bryce Goldman
CEO
Kopari Beauty
Jill Goldsmith
Contributor
Forbes
Vanessa Gomes
Global Manager
AB Inbev
Naomi Gonzalez
COO
TomboyX
Lauren Gonzalez
Digital Marketing Associate Manager
UNIQLO
Rose Goodwin
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Larisa Gordeeva
CEO
GRESSO
Jenny Gorenstein
 
Cheddar
Gill Goshen
Business Development
TALIA Jewelry
Kiran Gowda
Vice President, Digital & Ecommerce
Bulletproof
Anne Graham
VP, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development
(RED)
Beate Gran
Digital Media Manager
Visit Norway
Dan Granger
CEO and Founder
Oxford Road
Jason Gray
Head of Marketing
Charles Tyrwhitt
Diana Gringle Drewes
Buyer, Creative Projects + Pop-In@Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Roxanne Gross
Digital Media Manager
Lilly Pulitzer
Rob Grossberg
CMO
shortyLOVE
Sloane Grossberg
CEO
shortyLOVE
Angela Gruszka
VP, Marketing & Creative
ABC Carpet & Home
Jenny Gu
Marketing Supervisor
Canon USA INC
Divya Gugnani
Co-Founder/CEO
Wander Beauty
Steven Gutentag
CEO
Keeps
Jack Haber
President
JJH
Laura Hagege
Media & Advertising Manager
Nespresso
Phillip Hagen
New Business Manager
Beliv LLC
Kristen Halminen
Nordstrom Corporate Development
Nordstrom
Paul Halpern
CMO
Betterment
Hope Hamilton
Marketing Lead
Verizon
Hao Han
 
Babbel
terrie han
senior media director
Dior
Brianna Hanan
Media Strategist
Squarespace
Candace Harris
 
Stance
Todd R Haskell
SVP-Chief Revenue Officer
Hearst Magazines Digital Media
Molly Hayes
Global Director of Brand Insights
AB InBev
Matt Hayes
VP of eCommerce
Leesa Sleep
Brian Hayes
Head of Digital
Tracksmith
Monica Hebert
Media Director
BBR Creative
Kyle Heller
Partner
Super Sauce Inc.
William Herlands
CEO
Willow
Darren Herman
Operating Partner
Bain Capital
Jason Hernandez
Vice President
CBS Interactive
Grant Hewit
Co-Founder and President
Hudson Sutler
Emily Heyward
Co-Founder
Red Antler
Paul Hillen
Marketing Manager
Tommy John
Joey Hinson
Director of Operations
TechCrunch
Delia Hirsch
Associate Brand Manager, Dr. Scholl’s
Bayer Corporation
Joy Ho
Marketing Manager
FreshDirect
Joshua Holley
EVP
Hunt a Killer LLC
Brad Homan
Technical Associate
Colgate-Palmolive
Rachel Horowitz
VP, Brand Marketing & Business Development
M. Gemi
Jesse Horwitz
Founder
Hubble
Art Hotz
Brand Solutions, Regional Director
Sojern
Grant Hou
ABM
Johnson & Johnson
Sandra Howard
VP – Corporate Brand Marketing
AT&T
Kimberly Howard
Senior Vice President
The Thomas Collective
Rok Hrastnik
partner
Sensilab
Ilun Hsu
Digital Analytics Lead
Capital One
Kay Hsu
Global Lead for Instagram
Facebook
Huanne Hughes
VP, Precision Media
L’Oreal
Hilary Hugin
Media Investment Manager
Chobani
Kirk Ingle
Acquisition Marketing Manager
One Click Ventures, LLC
Larry Ingrassia
Author
Henry Holt & Co.
Russell Isaacson
Commercial Team
Klarna
Gillian Jabes
Marketing Manager
Colgate-Palmolive
Jany Jacobsen
Director of Growth
Le Tote
Jay Jayaraman
VP Global Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Daniel Jaye
Founder, Head of Product
aqfer
Anna Jensen
Co-Founder + Chief Brand Officer
Snap+Style Business
Nick Johnson
Head of Advertising
McClatchy
Katie Jokipii
Senior Manager, Acquisition & Mass Media
Dollar Shave Club
Nathan Jordan
Senior Sales Executive
Rooster Teeth / The Roost Podcast Network
Victoria Joyce
Senior Director, Integrated Marketing
Match Media Group
Elaine Jun
VP, Brand Marketing
Minted
Andrey Kalashnikov
CEO
GRESSO
Selena Kalvaria
VP Brand Marketing
Away
Charlie Kammerer
Slate
Slate
Stephanie Kang
Director, Digital Marketing & eBusiness
Mustela
Jon Kaplan
CRO
Pinterest
Markus Karjalainen
Head of Digital
Four Sigmatic
Nadine Karp Mchugh
svp, Omnimedia
L’Oreal
Lauren Kase
Head of Brand Marketing
FLOYD
Neil Kataria
Co-founder and CEO
Basket
Jon Katz
CMO
FANCHEST
Takayuki Kawai
Director, Product Marketing
UNIQLO USA
Terence Kawaja
Founder & CEO
LUMA
Kate Kazaryan
PR Director
PINROSE
William Keefe
President
Julianna Rae
Brian Keil
Account Director
Simmons
Tom Kenney
CEO
Verve
Kathryn Kercher
Advisor/Radio Performance
LifeLock
Richard Kestenbaum
Partner
Triangle Capital
L J Kim
Vice President, Marketing
Hayneedle
susanna klein
Strategy and Business Development Consultant
Merlette
Laurie Koehler
VP of Marketing
Professional Development Academy
Damian Kohan
Director, Marketplace Intelligence
Fox Networks Group
Brett Kolomyjec
Chief Executive Officer
Datebox
Sebastian Koscis
MR.
Lyra Growth Partners Inc.
Jon Kostakopoulos
VP, Operations
Super Sauce Inc.
Marc Kravets
General Manager
The Proactiv Company
Yingying Kuang
Marketing Manager
Function of Beauty
Zach Kubin
VP of Sales & Partnerships
Parsec
Lynda Kwiatkowski
Account Supervisor
Starcom
Ken Lagana
Head of Sales
Panoply
ivo lamers
coo
Merlette International
Jackie Lampugnano
Director Digital Marketing
Virtue Labs
David Landau
Director, Acquisition Marketing
Betterment
Justin Lapidus
VP Growth Marketing
Brooklinen
James Ledbetter
Editor
Inc.com
Roi Lee
CEO
Angela Roi
Matt Lee
Senior Manager, Acquisition and Retention Marketing
Bombfell
Sarah Lee
Co-Founder / COO
Bombfell, Inc.
sang lee
 
FaceTory
Jason Lee
Director, Product Management
Simulmedia
Sasha Leikin
Asst Manager, Programmatic Trading
L’Oreal
Marcella Leith
Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing
UNIQLO
Cara Leonard
Turner Broadcasting System
Turner Broadcasting System
Kim Lesinski
Assistant Vice President, Direct Marketing Group
Physicians Mutual
Tara Levy
VP Agency Solutions
Google
Jim Lewis
Director-Strategic Markets
Kohler Co.
Jessica Lieberman
Senior Media Strategist
ICF Olson
Ilyse Liffreing
Digital Marketing Reporter
Digiday
Jeff Lin
Co-Founder
FANCHEST
Terry Lin
Co-Founder
Outer
Laura Lisowski
CMO, Co-Founder
Oars + Alps
Joshua Lite
Director, Performance Marketing
Plated
Bill Litfin
Director, Digital and Content
Scotts Miracle-Gro
Jiake Liu
Co-Founder
Outer
Jenna Lloyd
VP Marketing
Casper
Chris Lo
Designer
Procter & Gamble
Leonardo Longo
Global Digital Director
Anheuser Busch InBev
sandra lopez
VP of Intel
Intel
Hernan Lopez
CEO
Wondery LLC
Adam Lovallo
CEO
Thesis
Maggie Lu
SVP, Strategic Program Management
Peloton
Morgan Lucio
Account Executive – Retail
Tremor Video DSP
Jonathan Lumerman
SVP Digital
Active International
Robecta Ma
VP of Marketing
Cathay Pacific Airways
Brendan Macpherson
CEO
d.Luxury Brands
Diana Madkekar
Director, Digital Content
Samsung
Erin Madorsky
CRO
Verve
Len Maldonado
Senior Media Manager
Simon
Eesha Malick
Manager, Digital Analytics
Save the Children
David Malka
Chief eCommerce Officer
goTRG
Preetham Mallikarjuna
Chief Product Officer
Simulmedia
Romitha Mally
Managing Director
Greenhill & Co
Ryan Maloney
Director of Media & Agency Partnerships
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Joe Mandese
Editor-in-Chief
MediaPost
Douglas Mann
CMO
SoCozy
Jill Manoff
Editor-in-Chief
Glossy
Florina Manusis
Head of Media and Digital
Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG
Melissa Marascia
Associate Media Manager
Unilever
Samantha Margolis
AVP, Digital Marketing Manager
Christie’s
Elizabeth Miller Marketing
Director of Marketing
Belkin
Matthew Maron
Digital Strategist
IBM Corporation
Noelle Marra
Director, Strategy
PMX Agency
Joanna Marrollo
Sr. Manager, Media & Integrated Marketing NA
Henkel Consumer Goods
Alison Marschalk
Director
Dior
Ferdinand Martignetti
Principal
Highland Capital Partners
Jonathan Martin
Innovation Design
Procter & Gamble
Erin McCallion
VP, Marketing, US
Outbrain
Lorie McCarthy
SVP
Turner Sports
Adam McCluskey
Manager, User Acquisition
Flipp
JoAnn McCormack
Global Beauty Tech Marketing Manager, Product Owner
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Katie McCracken
Digital Manager – Wound Care
Johnson & Johnson
Trisha McGowan
Marketing Director
Revlon
Ramsey McGrory
CRO
Mediaocean
Mitch McKamey
Group Account Director
Rethink
Scott McLeod
VP Marketing / Head Of Growth
Nectar Sleep
Kip McMahon
Director, National Client Solutions
Clear Channel Outdoor
Jill Meenaghan
Chief Marketing Officer
Hearst Autos
Sarah Meller
Marketing Director
Saatchi Art
Mario Mercado
CEO
BATS-TOI
Kelsey Merkel
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Scott Messer
VP & GM, Media
Leaf Group / Society6 & SaatchiArt
Robyn Meyers
Brand Partnerships Director
InMobi
Tara Michaels
Sales Director
Forbes
Raphael Michel
Founder, Chairman, CSO, CEO
Eargo
Deepa Miglani
SVP Marketing
Babbel
Anastasia Miliano
COO
Bitsbox
Haruko Minagawa
Touchpoint Evangelist
Hakuhodo
Chelsea Mingrone
Manager, Quality Assurance
Save the Children
Patrick Minogue
SVP eCommerce
Keurig Dr Pepper
brie mitchell anderson
Digital Media Manager
Bloomingdale’s
Chad Mizee
Director, Digital Marketing
Johnson & Johnson
Ike Mizrahi
Executive vice president
Prime Brands Group
Apoova Modi
Senior Manager, Media
Coty inc
Andrew Moers
VP of Growth
Blue Apron
Liza Moiseeva
Co-Founder
GlobeIn
Raul Molina del Solar
Lead Marketing Manager
AT&T International – DIRECTV
Juliana Monzon
Manager, Precision Advertising
L’Oreal
Sally Moog
Digital Account Executive
American Public Media
Christina Moran
Senior Marketing Manager
ModCloth
Michele Morgan
SBM
Johnson & Johnson
Dave Morgan
CEO and Founder
Simulmedia
Hikmete Morina
Co-Founder & CEO
HMÉTÉ
Rena Moskovic
VP Acocunt Director Integrated Media
Active International
Jasmyn Mudrich
Manager, Media Strategy & Planning
Birchbox
Krista Mullen
US Marketing
Harry Winston
Ann Marie Mullen
VP, Marketing
Idea Village Corp
Matthew Myers
Head, Customer Acquisition
Haven Life
Lee Nadler
Urban Growth Transformation
MINI
Rich Narasaki
Director, Global Brand
GE
Emily Nascimento
Manager, Integrated Marketing & Fundraising
Save the Children
Julia Nathan
Senior Manager, Global Digital
Mondelez International
Scott Nathanson
VP of Brand and Agency Partnerships
LKQD
Yoav Naveh
Co-Founder, CEO
Taboola
Kristine Naylor
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Babo Botanicals
Peter Naylor
SVP and Head of Advertising Sales
Hulu
Erick Neher
VP Mktg – Hearst Magazines
Hearst Media Solutions
Ryan Nelson
Affiliate Marketing
MM.LaFleur
Tania Nemaric
VP Brand Marketing
1800flowers.com
Jose Nevarez
Buy Planner, Creative Projects
Nordstrom
Kirsten Newquist
VP of Channel Development
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
John Nicoletti
Managing Director
Google
John Nicoletti
Industry Director, Retail
Google
Aida Nikezi
Media Manager
Bloomingdale’s
Brian Norris
SVP
NBCUniversal
Kim Norris
GVP, Digital and Advanced Advertising
Spectrum Reach
Caitlin Nugent
Account Executive
Turner Broadcasting System
Husani Oakley
SVP, Director of Technology
Deutsch
Luke O’Brien
EVP
Pureprofile
Melanie O’Gwynn
Social Media Specialist
Nespresso
Seli Oken
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Hiro-Media
Hannah Olshansky
Global Talent Brand Manager
BCG
Nicole Omilian
Content Marketing
TD Ameritrade
Micky Onvural
Co-President
Bonobos
Jill Orsini
Advertising Director
Cotton Incorporated
David Osman
CEO
Storygize Native Advertising
Francisco Pages
VP Marketing
Beliv LLC
John Papajani
Full Stack Software Engineer
Colgate-Palmolive
Jeff Paradise
Chief Revenue Officer
Dashlane
Chris Paradysz
CEO
PMX Agency
Sorah Park
Associate Director, Global Digital
Revlon
Saena Park
CMO
The Hair Shop Inc.
Therese Parkes
Head of Industry
Google
Rachel Pasqua
VP, Marketing & Creative
Verve
Rootvij Patel
Scientist
P&G
Kirtan Patel
Brand Manager
Pharmavite
Tom Patterson
CEO
Tommy John
Brian Pearlman
Sales Manager
Snapchat
Kevin Peck
SVP- Brand Strategy, Design and Brand Management
AT&T
Kristen Peck
Brand Marketing Activation Manager
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Lisa Peltzer
Account Executive – Retail
Tremor Video DSP
Monica Penagos
Innovation Manager
Procter & Gamble
Kristin Pennino
Digital Account Manager
AdLarge Media
Michelle Peranteau
Director of Marketing & PR
Harry Winston
Pearl Percy
VP of Corporate Development
Nordstrom
Jugoslav Petkovic
CEO
Flaviar
Joseph Petracca
COO
Chicory
Aimee Pham
Digital Media Strategist
Callaway Golf
Elke Phillips
Digital Media Manager
Prudential
Brianna Picciuto
Brand Manager
Unilever
John Piccone
President and Chief Revenue Officer
Simulmedia
Marian Pittman
Executive Vice President
Cox Media Group
Shane Pittson
Head of Marketing
quip
Drew Podella
Senior Director, Business Development
ShareThis
Genevieve Poirier-Richards
SVP Marketing and Strategy
FTG Ventures CPG Brands and The Marketing Spectrum CPG
Olivia Pollock
Director of Brand Communications & Partnerships
Society6
Eleah Portillo
Digital Marketing Director, D2C
SmartyPants Vitamins
Jessica Postiglione
CEO & Co-Founder
OLIKA
Rishi Prabu
Co-Founder
Bespoke Post
laurie pracher
SVP Brand Partnerships
wondery
Larry Praeger
CEO
WellWell LLC
Radhika Prakash
Global Marketing
BlackRock
Paolo Provinciali
Head of Global eCommerce Marketing
Anheuser Busch InBev
Kristina Punwani
Global Marketing Director
AB InBev
Brian Quinn
President
OpenSlate
Leigh Radford
Vice President
Procter & Gamble
Rhoda Rahaii
General Manager, Los Angeles
Postmates
Tanvir Raihan
Vice President
JC Whitney
David Raphael
President
PMM Inc.
Carly Rappoport
Senior Associate of Public Relations/Communications
Bonobos
Sarika Rastogi
VP Data Strategy and Activation
L’Oreal
Luke Raymond
Executive Creative Director
Super Sauce Inc.
Tori Reavis
Marketing Analyst, Direct Marketing Group
Physicians Mutual
Brian Reece
Global Director Brand Experience Digital
Zx Ventures (Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Diana Regal
Manager, Community & Design
KitNipBox
Mohan Renganathan
Global Head of B2B, Media Lab
Google
Tom Reynolds
EVP
Media Horizons, LLC
Casey Riccaldo
VP, Integrated Media, Digital
Active International
Matthew Riccio
Sales Director
Sociomantic
Diana Richter
Brand Director
Maisonette
Joanna Riedl
Creative Director
Poshmark
Christina Padis Ritter
 
Equelle
Sandro Roco
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Bombfell
Tim Roesler
Chief Business Developer Officer/SVP
American Public Media
Kelsey Rohwer
Communications Director
Red Antler
Vanessa Rosado
Global Director, Marketing Capabilities
AB InBev
Bart Roselli
VP Media Operations
Veritone One
Mike Rosen
EVP Advanced Advertising & Platform Sales
NBCUniversal
Charles Roth
Senior Acct. Executive
Semcasting, Inc.
Alex Rullo
Account Service Representative
AT&T
Tim Rumpler
Executive Vice President
VML
Carolyn Rush
VP
Worn
John Ruvolo
CSO
EMX Digital
John Ryan
Ecommerce Director
Combe Incorporated
Marc Sabatini
CEO
aqfer
Renata Sadunas
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Belkin International
Jordan Salvit
Co-Founder
KitNipBox
Geoffrey Sanders
SVP, Growth
Casper
Adam Sands
VP – Sales
ESPN
Philip Sblendorio
Cofounder
SprezzaBox
Tina Scala
VP, Sales
Inspo
Stephanie Scheper
Senior Director of Retail Sales
Tremor Video DSP
Brad Schneck
Director; Marketing
Verizon Connect
Jessica Schnurr
COO – Marketing
Morgan Stanley
Sagan Schultz
Co-Founder, CEO
WellWell LLC
Ryan Schuman
Marketing Project Manager
Hunt A Killer
Michael Schwalbert
VP, Corporate Sales
Semcasting, Inc.
Craig Schwarz
Short Form Media Group Director
Havas Edge
Anthony Sconzo
Co-Founder, VP of Marketing
Japan Crate
Spencer Scott
Head of Revenue & Media Platforms
Publishers Clearing House
Domen Scukovt
partner
Sensilab
Matthew Seabrook
Head of Growth
Maisonette
Jay Sears
SVP Ad Intelligence
MASTERCARD AD INTELLIGENCE
Catherine Seaton
Director Online Marketing
Torrid
Fabian Seelbach
SVP Marketing
Curology
Dara Segal
CEO
Simply Framed
Chris Senio
SVP, Digital Activation
Zenith Media
Melisse Shaban
CEO/Founder
Virtue Labs
Jil Shah
Content Lead
Colgate Palmolive
Amy Shah
Manager, Customer Strategy & Analytics
Torrid
Cori Sharfstein
Director
Morgan Stanley
Tina Sharkey
CEO
Brandless
Nik Sharma
Director, Performance Marketing
Hint, Inc.
Barbara Shearer
Director, Scientific Affairs
Colgate-Palmolive
Jonathan Shriftman
Founder / Head of Partnerships & Business Development
Sole Bicycles / Snaps
Max Siegel
CEO
USA Track & Field
Lexi Sigesmund
Social Media Manager
Chobani
Don Simmons
Managing Director, Business development
EMX
Lisabeth Simmons
Director of Market Research
Luxcore
Denis Sison
Head of Marketing Excellence and 1GMS Operations
Johnson & Johnson
Rosalin Siv
Chief Branding Officer
Just Salad
Kari Skitka
VP, Acquisition
Function of Beauty
Pia Skriko
President
FOR Apparel
Jameson Slattery
Operating Partner
Kopari Beauty
Carlos Sluman
CEO
Beliv LLC
Julie Smith
Global Assistant Manager, Site Experience, Ecommerce & Special Projects, Origins Online
Estée Lauder
Shane Smith
Head of Paid Media
HomeChef
Rene Smith
Advertising Manager
Red Bull
Brian Smith
President
Winc
Kat Smolarek
Account Director
The Thomas Collective
Grisa Soba
Founder
Flaviar
Jantima Somboonsong
Paid Media Associate
IBM
Neelu Sondhi
Partnerships
Pinterest
Achim Spelten
VP Marketing Offline Channels
Babbel.com
John Speranza
VP Marketing
Freshpet
Nick Stafford
COO
Leesa
Sam Stahl
Chief Revenue Officer
Food52
Derrick Standifer
Director of Sales, Southeast
Simpli.fi
Andrea Stanford
SVP + GM
Society6
John Stanley
Senior Associate
Great Hill Partners
Oliver Stauffer
Manager Online
Switzerland Tourism
Carly Stein
Founder
Beekeeper’s Naturals
Jeremy Steinberg
Chief Revenue Officer
Yieldmo
Tom Stevens
SVP, News Ad Sales
NBCUniversal
Randy Stocklin
Co-Founder & CEO
One Click Ventures, LLC
Maggie Stokes
Media Buyer
BBR Creative
Tom Stork
Senior Director, Strategic Sales
AccuWeather
Ervin Strnisnik
VP Marketing
Flaviar
Destene Styles
Senior Manager, Content
Destene Styles
Leonid Sudakov
President – Connected Solutions
Mars
Marnie Sudnow
SVP, Strategic Accounts
Mediaocean
Stacie Sussman
Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing
American Express
Alex Sutton
Director, Digital Acquisition
Avis Budget Group
Andrew Suzuka
CEO
Super Sauce, Inc.
Scott Swanson
Head of Media Buying
Hint Inc.
Matthew Sweeney
CEO, North America
Xaxis
Kendra Sweet
Digital Strategist
IBM
Maria Swift
Industry Marketing
Facebook
Stephanie Swingle
CMO
Mizzen+Main
Dan Sylvester
Head of Mid-Market Sales
SundaySky
Brendan Synnott
CEO
Pact
Esther Tak
Group Account Director
Active International
Stephen Tanenbaum
Co-Founder
UGallery
Neha Tankhiwale
Marketing Manager
Colgate Palmolive Company
Matt Taylor
Director, Ecommerce Sales and Marketing
Scotts Miracle-Gro
Rachel ten Brink
CMO and Co-Founder
Scentbird
Steven Thomas
VP, National Client Solutions
Clear Channel Outdoor
Vince Thompson
Co-Founder
Outer
Chris Thompson
CEO
TruBrain
Poppy Thorpe
Head of Brand Marketing and Strategy
Glossier
Adam Tishman
Co-Founder
Helix
Veronica Tjioe
Offline Marketing Manager
Babbel
Veronica Tjioe
Marketing Manager
Babbel
John Toohey
Group VP Finance
Charter Communications
Kyle Torjussen
Senior Account Executive
Simulmedia
Jessica Tran
Director of Business Development and Partnerships
Dagne Dover
Melanie Travis
Founder / CEO
Andie Co.
Hal Trencher
SVP
New York Public Radio
Jenn Tsang
Founder
Sqwishful
Leah Tucker
Director, Marketing
Blue Man Group
Jess Turner
Director of Influencer Marketing
TULA
Dan Ucko
Head of Content Marketing
Nectar Sleep
Shoji Ueki
Sr Director, Growth Marketing
SeatGeek
Tony Valado
SVP of Digital Marketing and Ecommerce
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Zaira Vallejo
Partnerships Manager
Snowe
Alexandria van Starrenburg
Media Coordinator
Dior
Laurel Van Tassel
Director, Programmatic Marketing
Anheuser-Busch In-Bev
Julie Van Ullen
General Manager
Rakuten Marketing
Kimberly Vandrilla
Head of Creative
Dashlane
Anu Verma
Head of Marketing
Care/Of
Jared Vestal
SVP Media & Marketing
Fresh Direct
Frank Vigliarolo
Advertising Director
ABC Carpet & Home
Manish Vij
Co-Founder
Smile Group / TheManCompany
Chris Villarreal
VP, Integrated Marketing
Marcus by Goldman Sachs
Davide Viola
Vice President
Melitta North America Inc.
Josh Volkening
Head of Marketing
Kettlebell Kitchen
Isha Vyas
Associate Brand Manager
Henkel
Mariquel Waingarten
Co-founder ans CMO
HICKIES
Adrienne A. Wallace
CMO
bowmo, Inc.
Meredith Walter
Marketing Associate
Canon
Annie Walters
VP Retail
Equinox
Josh Wand
CEO
ForceBrands
Julia Wang
Integrated Marketing Director
DiMassimo Goldstein
Kim Warner
Senior Manager, Acquisition Marketing
Audible.com
Takuya Watanabe
President & CEO
Media Japan Network
Juliana Watkins
Senior Marketing Manager
Stamps.com
Steve Wax
Chief Narratologist
The Cooke Wax Partnership
David Webb
Director of Acquisition & Growth
HelloFresh
Eryn Wecker
Acquisition Marketing Associate
MM.LaFleur
Christine Weidner
Digital Marketing Manager
BulbHead
Dan Weinberg
Co-Founder
FANCHEST
Benjamin Weir
CEO
BluMaan
Joe Weir
Vice President, CMGdigital
Cox Media Group
Jeff Weisberg
VP Business Development
Navigate Media
Jeff Weiser
CMO
Shopify
Matthew Weller
Senior Marketing Manager
Grove Collaborative
Daine Weston
Senior Director, Digital Marketing & Demand Generation
Getty Images
Ellie Wheeler
Partner
Greycroft
David Whitcroft
Vice President
Dluxury Brands
Clint White
President & Founder
WiT Media
Steve Whiteside
Reports Editor
WARC
Max Willens
Reporter
Digiday
Marshall Williams
CEO
Ad Results Advertising
Chris Winburn
VP East Coast Sales
Flashtlaking, Inc.
Andy Wong
Chief Marketing Officer
Flywheel Sports
Jimmy Wu
VP, Brand Marketing
Freshly
Vivian Xie
marketing relationships associate
thredUP
Molly yestadt
 
Yestadt Millinery
Bernard Yoo
CEO
Bombfell
Kristen Yraola
Vice-President, Digital Marketing
Christie’s
Mike Yuen
Sr Mktg Mgr
Verizon
Julie Yufe
Vp, Global Marketing
AB-InBev
Jeffrey Zahn
Director – Digital Ad Operations
ESPN
Dovas Zakas
Head of Marketing
EveryPlate
Tara zedayko
Senior Manager, External Innovation Strategic Marketing (Global Beauty)
Johnson & Johnson
Jason Zeller
Director, Digital Marketing & Acquisition
Publishers Clearing House
Jenny Zirinsky
VP Global Media
Coty
Howie Zisser
 
Monica + Andy
Tom Zombek
Director, Platform Partnerships
Yieldmo
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