Speaker

Ronald D. Boire
Ronald D. Boire
CEO
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Ronald D. Boire is the Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Boire was previously President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sears Canada (SCC.TO, SRSC).

Prior to serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of Sears Canada, Inc., Mr. Boire had a broad range of experience in retail and technology. He held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and President, Sears and Kmart Formats at Sears Holdings (SHLD). Mr. Boire also served in other executive positions including President and CEO at Brookstone, Inc., where he lead a turnaround of Brookstone’s performance through improved operations, product development and marketing. While at Toys “R” Us he served as President, North America from 2006 through 2009.

Mr. Boire has extensive experience in consumer electronics where he has been involved in some of the most important product launches over the past 25 years. He was Executive Vice President, Global Merchandise Manager for Best Buy (BBY), responsible for managing Best Buy’s $30 billion U.S. Business Teams, global technology and vendor management, global sourcing and private label development. Before working at Best Buy, Mr. Boire served in a variety of increasingly senior roles during a 17-year career at Sony Electronics Inc., including President of Sony’s Personal Mobile Products Company where he was responsible for Sony’s Audio and Mobile Electronics products in the U.S. and President of the Consumer Sales Company responsible for sales and distribution in the U.S.

Mr. Boire is the Co-founder, along with his wife, of the Ferguson Noonan Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity focused on educating underprivileged children and former Vice-Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the Multiple Sclerosis Society where he served as Chairman of Finance Committee and was a member of the Executive and Compensation committees.

Mr. Boire currently serves as a Director of the Retail Council of Canada and was previously a Director of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Mr. Boire has dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Mr. Boire is married to Faith Ferguson, they have five children and live in Warwick, NY.

Eoin Comerford
Eoin Comerford
CEO
Moosejaw
Eoin is the CEO of Moosejaw, a leading multi-channel retailer of outdoor adventure apparel and gear. He oversees the strategy and operations for Moosejaw.com (#276  on Internet Retailer Top 500 and recognized as a Hot 100 site in 2011), and Moosejaw’s eleven retail stores in Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Colorado.  Moosejaw’s unique, engaging, and irreverent marketing has been recognized in awards from Ad Age, RIS, Internet Retailer and more.

Prior to Moosejaw, Eoin was President of AJ Prindle, a multi-channel retailer of auto-related gifts and gadgets, originally founded by Ford Motor Company in 2000. Previously, he was a Senior Manager with Andersen Business Consulting, leading the Detroit Strategy and CRM practice.  Eoin has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, which he finds endlessly useful in determining whether “frenching” is more engaging than “making out” in a customer email campaign.

Follow Eoin on Twitter @MoosejawMadness
Shane Evangelist
Shane Evangelist
CEO
US Auto Parts
Shane Evangelist became chief executive officer of U.S. Auto Parts Network in October 2007. Before joining U.S. Auto Parts Network, the largest online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories, Shane was senior vice president & general manager of Blockbuster Online where he led the creation and launch of Blockbuster’s online movie rental service. Shane joined Blockbuster in 2001 and was vice president of strategic planning, responsible for strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and capital deployment. He began his career at IBM where he ran the media and entertainment accounts.
Daniel Neukomm
Daniel Neukomm
CEO
La Jolla Group
Daniel Neukomm is the CEO of the La Jolla Group ("LJG"), parent company of iconic surf and motocross apparel brands in the US and globally including O'Neill, Metal Mulisha and FMF Racing.   LJG manages the complete lifecycle of the apparel brands, from creative design and production to marketing and distribution.  Because of the brands' inherently youth centric, hype orientated and tech savvy consumer, LJG is dedicated to technology innovation by developing and enhancing LJGs increasingly more robust and sophisticated digital footprint across social, mobile and eCommerce.  In addition to LJG, Daniel holds a number of advisory roles in the technology and non-profit sectors.  Prior to his role as CEO, Daniel served at EVP of Strategy at LJG while leading early stage technology investing and middle market M&A for the Family Office parent company of LJG based in Silicon Valley. 
Stan Pavlovsky
Stan Pavlovsky
President
Allrecipes.com
Stan is the President of Allrecipes, the world’s leading food-focused social network and largest digital food brand. Under his leadership, Allrecipes’ teams design consumer and advertiser focused features, content and services that support 19 sites serving 24 countries in 13 languages. In 2015, cooks around the world visited Allrecipes sites 1.5 billion times across their smartphones, tablets and PCs to gain information that guided their shopping and cooking behaviors. Previous to Allrecipes, Stan’s leadership roles at drugstore.com, Walgreens ecommerce and Microsoft provided him with best of class strategic marketing, merchandising, finance, and operations expertise
Sarah Lacy
Sarah Lacy
Founder, Editor-in-Chief & CEO
PandoMedia
Sarah Lacy knows great entrepreneurs. After more than a decade covering business in Silicon Valley, Lacy decided to follow the flow of capital into the developing world. She bootstrapped a two-year, 40-week journey through the Middle East, South America, Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia looking for the best entrepreneurs Silicon Valley had never heard of. The result is her second book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos, which Fortune called “an outstanding piece of journalism” (Wiley, February 2011).

Lacy is well known in tech hot spots around the world for finding great entrepreneurs before most other reporters or venture capitalists do. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the newly launched tech news site PandoDaily.com. Previously, she was the senior editor at TechCrunch.com, the largest blog on tech entrepreneurship in the world. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 (Gotham Books, May 2008). Called the definitive book of the Web 2.0 movement, Once You're Lucky tells the story of how Web 2.0 was born through the eyes of the founders of companies like Facebook, Twitter, Slide, Digg, LinkedIn, and others.

Kelly McGann
Kelly McGann
CMO, Consumer Electronics and Connected Solutions
Sears Holdings Corporation
Kelly McGann has over 15 years of experience in eCommerce and marketing for both Fortune 100 Companies as well as startups. 
In her current role as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of eCommerce, for Connected Solutions at Sears & Kmart, Kelly McGann is leading the marketing and omnichannel transformation of electronics at Sears and Kmart from simply selling traditional electronics products to uniquely positioning the company as the leader in smart technology solutions across all product categories powered by the benefits of integrated retail and Shop Your Way.  At Sears Holdings, Kelly has previously also been CMO & Head of eCommerce for Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard brands.
Prior to her role at Sears Holdings Corp., Kelly was Vice President / General Manager, e-Commerce Brands at Guitar Center Inc. She's also held e-commerce leadership and general management positions at Liz Claiborne Inc. and E-Commerce Experts LLC. Kelly has been involved in all areas of B-to-C and B-to-B omnichannel retail, from business plan creation and strategy to digital marketing and e-commerce operations.
She is a mother of two children and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Film, Television & Theatre.

Follow Kelly on Twitter @kmcgann 

David Katz
David Katz
SVP Product Management and Design
Fanatics
David Katz now leads Product Management, Mobile and UX/Design for Fanatics, the largest operator of sports e-commerce, in-venue and event retail in the country. 
 
An industry veteran with more than a decade of product experience, David came to Fanatics to spearhead the company’s strategic mobile efforts, including app development and cross-channel functionality.  Under David’s leadership, smartphone became the dominant traffic platform for the company and mobile is now the driving force behind all new products and design. 
 
David joined Fanatics from Groupon where he was VP/GM Mobile and oversaw the mobile business globally, including product management, business development and mobile. Prior to Groupon, David managed Yahoo!’s North America mobile business, global mobile advertising and mobile strategy.  David, who worked at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, has been active in public affairs and has had roles in four US Presidential campaigns.



Jen Cotter
Jen Cotter
EVP Television and Content
HSN
Jennifer Cotter is the Executive Vice President of Television and Content for HSN and a member of the executive team. She oversees all touch points of HSN’s live 24-hour/day broadcast including programming, talent relations, host development, production and engineering. She is also responsible for the HSN’s YouTube channel and video commerce strategy across all platforms.

Ms. Cotter joined HSN in 2005 as Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Television & Content in 2008. Under her leadership, Ms. Cotter and her team have developed highly engaging cross-platform content and executed all launches and partnerships, including: HSN’s signature HSN Live concert series; movie partnerships and brand launches for celebrities and industry influencers. She has been instrumental in developing successful fixed programming for HSN such as The Beauty Report, HSN Today and the The List with Colleen Lopez. She recently launched HSN’s first turnkey studio space called The Loft dedicated to creating digital-first video content. Her passion for employee development is reflected in the strong and dedicated team she has built that brings the HSN experience to life 24/7.

Prior to joining HSN as a Vice President in 2005, Ms. Cotter served as a Senior Vice President of Development for Oxygen Media where she oversaw talent procurement, program development and production for all original programming for eight years. At Oxygen, she created the highly-popular shows Girls Behaving Badly and Snapped for the network. She also did award-winning work with The Late Show with David Letterman where she won an Emmy.

She has been recognized by CableFAX magazine as one of their Most Powerful Women in Cable in 2012. Under her leadership, her team has won close to 20 Telly Awards for outstanding programs in 2013.

Ms. Cotter serves on the Board of Directors for All Children’s Hospital Foundation as well as on Tampa Bay’s American Heart Association Heart Walk Board. She is an active member of the Global Retail Marketing Association and Women in Cable Telecommunications.

Ms. Cotter grew up in New Jersey but now lives in Tampa, Florida. She has been married for 13 years and has two sons. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Communications from Seton Hall University. 

Gregg Throgmartin
Gregg Throgmartin
President Retail
JustFab
Gregg Throgmartin grew up in the retail business and became the 4th generation to lead the family’s company, HHGregg, which his grandmother founded in 1955.  He started at the bottom working in the warehouse and selling on the sales floor; eventually rising to become the COO.  During his tenure the company grew from 35 stores to 228 and had annual revenues of $2.5 billion.  The company went public in 2007.

Gregg joined JustFab in December of 2014 as President of retail.  JustFab has become a global leader in the subscription ecommerce category with over 3.5 million VIP members worldwide.  Most recently, JustFab has expanded into countries outside of the United States, including Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands.  JustFab Inc is also parent company to FabKids, Fabletics & ShoeDazzle.

Gregg serves on the boards of OurHealth, a company that operates onsite healthcare clinics for employers, and HealthPro, a company that provides a dynamic marketplace to connect healthcare consumers to providers. 
Brian Beitler
Brian Beitler
EVP & CMO
Lane Bryant
Brian Beitler is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Lane Bryant.  He oversees the company’s brand strategy, marketing, store & digital presentation and visual merchandising, CRM, social and mobile initiatives, public relations, loyalty and private label credit card program.  He also works in tandem with the company’s Strategy team to ensure Lane Bryant effectively leverages customer data and feedback as well as industry and competitive observations to drive strategy and marketing decisions.

He is driven by the belief that success comes most quickly to those who talk to and listen to their customers personally and first hand in-store and over the phone & email, and then combine those personal insights with traditional data to innovate your brand, customer experience, and marketing.

He has more than 20 years experience leading the marketing, ecommerce, and customer service functions across several nationally renowned brands.  Prior to joining Lane Bryant in 2014, Brian was EVP & CMO at David’s Bridal (the world’s largest bridal manufacturer and retailer), SVP of Marketing at Kohl’s Department Stores, and has held senior management positions at Bath and Body Works, Toys R Us, and Mattel.

He currently serves on the boards of several industry organizations, including the NRF’s Retail Council, the Global Retail Marketing Association, and CRMC.

A graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor-degree in Marketing, Brian also holds an MBA from Brigham Young University.  Brian is married with five daughters, and one son.  He resides in Columbus, OH.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah
SVP Online Marketing , Mobile, Social
1800Flowers
As Senior Vice President, Online, Mobile & Social Media for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Amit’s responsibilities include management of the Company’s online marketing as well as leading the strategic direction and tactical growth of mobile and social commerce. He also leads the innovation group for the company across the portfolio of floral and gourmet food brands. Amit also manages Company relationships with key online, mobile and social partners. Amit’s innovative work in digital marketing and mobile commerce has been quoted widely in publications like the New York Times and Ad Week. Under his guidance, 1-800-Flowers.com continues to be a leader across the spectrum of online, mobile and social experiences and has been recognized with numerous industry awards.
Kendall Hulet
Kendall Hulet
SVP Product
Ancestry.com
Kendall Hulet is SVP of Product Management at Ancestry. He joined in 2003 has held a variety of roles in the product organization. During his tenure, he was deeply involved in some of the most popular innovations at Ancestry, including the “Shaky Leaf” hinting system that has delivered over five billion discoveries; the Ancestry Family Tree system that has led to the creation of over 70 million family trees containing six billion ancestors; and the creation of the award winning Ancestry mobile app, which has been downloaded more than 12 million times. Kendall most recently led the product efforts around AncestryDNA, including launching DNA Circles, and initiatives that aggregate and mine massive amounts of family history data to tell stories. Prior to joining Ancestry, Kendall worked in product marketing at Monster.com.
Vishal Agarwal
Vishal Agarwal
EVP & CMO
Choxi.com Inc (formerly Nomorerack.com)
Vishal is the Chief Marketing Officer for Choxi (formerly known as Nomorerack), and also one of the founding team members of Choxi. After completing his MBA in Marketing, he worked with Citibank for 4 years before joining Choxi's team to start the company. As a part of the team that has seen an accelerated growth trajectory since being founded (Ranked as the 2nd fastest growing e-retailer in the “Web only “category in 2014 by Internet Retailer), Vishal has overseen all of Choxi’s digital and TV marketing initiatives with a hyper focus on direct response. The unique business model has presented its challenges, which has prompted the team to develop its proprietary tracking and optimization methods.
Ken Chen
Ken Chen
Co-Founder & CRO
NatureBox
Born in a small Chinese town outside of Shenzhen, Ken Chen inherited his industrious spirit and entrepreneurial drive from his parents who worked tirelessly to give Ken and his older sister a life filled with opportunity. At age eight, Ken’s family moved to Edison, NJ and opened a Chinese restaurant, where Ken started to learn the value of a strong work ethic. By high school, Ken
had a booming professional and social roster — running his own business building and selling computers online and at trade shows, serving as school President and playing varsity basketball. In preparation to pay for college, he became licensed in real estate to buy and flip houses. He purchased his first property when he was 19, using credit cards to fix up the property for resale, and soon was able to fund his college education through his housing renovation and sales pursuits.

He attended Babson College, an academic haven for aspiring entrepreneurs, where he met NatureBox Co-Founder, Gautam Gupta. After college Ken worked on Wall Street acquiring and managing Manhattan commercial real estate for JP Morgan, where he developed a strong finance and corporate pedigree. When the entrepreneurial bug bit again he formed W Media, an online marketing upstart, which within two years Ken bootstrapped into a
thriving eight-figure media company.

In 2011, Ken reunited with his best friend, Gautam, to cofound NatureBox and launched the company in January 2012. Shortly after, he sold W Media and joined NatureBox full time, initially overseeing customer acquisition with a current focus on employee happiness and company culture. Ken resides in San Mateo, CA, a short drive from NatureBox’s headquarters. In his free time, Ken (a born competitor) enjoys playing basketball and consciously seeks to recognize every moment for what it is: an opportunity.

Follow Ken on Twitter @Naturebox

Eve Richey
Eve Richey
Chief Digital Officer
Haggar Clothing Co.
Eve Richey is Chief Digital Officer of Haggar Clothing Co. where she is leading the digital transformation for the classic American heritage apparel company.

Before joining Haggar, Eve was Vice president of Global Digital Marketing for TOMS, where she led the global customer acquisition and retention marketing, and e-commerce marketing team including social media and mobile.

Prior to TOMS, Eve served as the Executive Director of Mobile, Social, & Channel for Dell, where she was responsible for providing the digital products required to sustain those businesses.

During 14 years at Dell, Eve held various marketing positions including serving as the GM for their Mobile Commerce business, the Director of Global Digital Marketing, and Director of Search Marketing. Eve was the merchandiser for multiple Dell.com P&Ls and products over the years.

Eve grew up with the direct model and has developed a passion for direct- to- consumer business management. She enjoys being first to market with innovative ideas. Such as: launching a mobile website before the iPhone existed, convincing management that customers would purchase laptops on mobile devices, first to buy Google ads when they were CPM, first to redesign a multi-billion dollar website for SEO and first to move to responsive design e-commerce.

In recent years, Eve began serving on Digital Advisory Boards for Fortune 500 brands seeking to improve digital in their enterprises.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University.

Steve Weiskircher
Steve Weiskircher
CIO
ThinkGeek
Steve is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer for specialty retailer ThinkGeek.com (#180 IR500).  He joined the ThinkGeek team in February 2013.  Prior to this he spent five years as the CIO of licensed sports apparel and specialty retailer Fanatics.com (#43 IR500).  During his tenure, Fanatics experienced extremely rapid revenue growth while supporting over 200 ecommerce storefronts.     

Steve earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia.   He has spent the last twelve years exclusively growing and leading e-commerce teams.

Mitch Spolan
Mitch Spolan
EVP Marketing Services
Chegg
Mitch Spolan serves as the Executive Vice President of Marketing Services at Chegg.  In his role, Mitch leads multiple divisions that work directly with college and university admissions offices, Fortune 500 companies and their agencies, and students favorite local merchants around college campuses. Mitch has more than 17 years of interactive media experience and leadership in roles at LivingSocial and Yahoo!. Most recently, Mitch served as the EVP, Global Retail at LivingSocial, where he led the National Sales organization, and developed and launched LivingSocial Stampede™, LivingSocial Amplifier™, and LivingSocial Coupons to effectively connect consumers directly with clients. Prior to LivingSocial, Mitch spent over 12 years at Yahoo!, and served as Vice President of North American Field Sales where he was responsible for all Fortune 500 advertising revenue for North America.  Mitch began his career as an Architect after graduating from the University of Florida with both a Bachelors degree in Design (1993) and a Masters in Architecture specializing in Architectural Acoustics (1995). 
Jon Kubo
Jon Kubo
Chief Digital Officer
Boot Barn
Jon Kubo is currently the Chief Digital Officer for Boot Barn. Mr. Kubo has also held the positions of Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer at two venture funded startups, Chief Information Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at two public retailers, and President and Founder of a software startup. He has also earned numerous industry awards including Oracle Retail CIO of the Year, RIS CIO of the Year for Innovation, and industry excellence awards from Etail, Aberdeen, and Information Week.

Jonathan Wu
Jonathan Wu
COO
Touch of Modern
Jonathan is co-founder and COO of Touch of Modern, a curated online shopping destination for men to discover unexpected products, fashion brands and accessories to elevate their lifestyle. Currently he leads day to day operations, financial strategy, analytics and talent recruiting. At Touch of Modern, Jonathan has led the automation of its accounting and financial operations, minimizing staffing needs and enabling detailed cost accounting. Jonathan has also helped design its internal software infrastructure and processes, driving operational efficiency which have resulted in some of the highest contribution margins in the industry.

Follow Jonathan on Twitter @jonathangwu


Daniel Moure
Daniel Moure
CMO
Pureformulas.com
Daniel Moure is chief marketing officer (CMO) of PureFormulas.com, where he oversees marketing programs, brand management, social media, public relations user experience, content strategy, agency relationships, and corporate sponsorships. During his tenure at PureFormulas, Moure’s leadership has strengthened existing partnerships and developed new ones that have enhanced both the company’s revenue and customer base, including new partnerships with NetSuite and Oracle. In 2014, Moure teamed both marketing and technology departments at PureFormulas to launch a new and improved, in-house designed pureformulas.com, featuring state-of-the-art personalization technology.

Prior to joining PureFormulas in 2012, Moure spent a decade at Univision Communications Inc. as VP of Account Management and Interactive Strategies. There he led the development and implementation of multiple award-winning interactive strategies for some of the biggest advertisers in the space. Before Univision, Daniel spent time as marketing manager at Yupi.com (now msn.latino.com) and regional account manager at Young & Rubicam Latin America, where he serviced clients from some of the world's leading brands, including Colgate-Palmolive, United Airlines, Texaco, Philip Morris, and Kraft.

Throughout his career, Moure has garnered countless awards, including Cannes Lions, Clio, Webby, and Fiap. Having served on some of the most recognized committees and boards in the industry, he currently sits on the CMO Council of the National Retail Federation, an invitation-only global network of marketing executives. He holds a bachelor of arts in communications and psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans.


Jason Roussos
Jason Roussos
CMO
Living Direct
Jason Roussos oversees all marketing and merchandising operations at Living Direct. With over 12 years of experience in e-commerce and business development, Jason Roussos has been leveraging the digital medium to grow businesses rapidly throughout his career.
Mike Ritter
Mike Ritter
CMO
Excelligence
Mike Ritter is Chief Marketing Officer at Excelligence, an industry leading multi-channel distributor of educational products to the early childhood and elementary school markets.  An online industry and direct channel advocate, Mike has over 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, digital strategy, omni-channel commerce, and platform development.  Prior to joining Excelligence, Mike was VP & GM of Petco’s Online division where he was responsible for leading the expansion of Petco’s digital commerce initiatives, a core element of the company’s omni-channel strategy.  Prior to his role at Petco, Mike served in a variety of leadership positions including VP or Global eCommerce at Hewlett-Packard, GM of BestBuy.com, VP of Marketing at Vizio, and VP of Product Marketing at Gateway.  Throughout his career, Mike has also been a member of a variety of technology infrastructure steering committees and served as a member on multiple advisory boards.
Ricky Joshi
Ricky Joshi
CMO & Co-Founder
Saatva
Ricky Joshi is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Saatva Luxury Mattress.  Saatva is an exclusively online mattress brand disrupting the bricks and mortar mattress industry.  Due to its online-only business model, Saatva is able to sell an ultra-premium, eco-friendly, mattress online for less than half the price.  The company has been growing rapidly and currently has 7 production factorie¬¬¬s and 23 distribution centers.  At Saatva Ricky is responsible for all areas of the company’s traffic, conversion, and growth – including managing SEM, SEO, and CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization).
Prior to Saatva Ricky was the CEO of Sky Social Media, where he built the company into an agency of record social media development firm for clients such as Symantec, Rosetta Stone, and Men’s Wearhouse.  The company become a major Facebook application development firm, creating popular applications reaching millions of users.

Ricky previously worked as the VP of Business Development at Kaleidoscope/ Interpublic (IPG). At IPG, he sourced and led IPG’s Series C investment in Facebook.  Additionally, at IPG, Ricky helped build Kaleidoscope into a technology and social media development firm specializing in using open-source technology products for smaller IPG agencies.

Dominique Raccah
Dominique Raccah
CEO & Publisher
Sourcebooks
Dominique Raccah is a book publishing entrepreneur and CEO of Sourcebooks, the company she founded in 1987. From that small start, Raccah has directed a continuously growing entrepreneurial company, which is today one of the largest independent book publishers in the U.S. with dozens of bestselling authors. Growing through small and large innovations, Sourcebooks has repeatedly created new ways for readers to interact with books, from Poetry Speaks (called the “definitive anthology” of poets reading their own work) to Put Me In The Story, the successful app and website that allows you to personalize bestselling books. Today Dominique is fascinated by the digital transformation of the book and wonders what more the future might hold for books and readers.

Ivka Adam
Ivka Adam
Founder
Iconery
Ivka Adam is the founder and CEO of Iconery, the premier destination for fine jewelry online. Iconery is dedicated to helping consumers discover the jewelry they’ve been dreaming of and  designers the tools they need to go into business seamlessly.

Iconery aims to take the jewelry shopping and manufacturing experience out from under the glass case, making it fun and non-intimidating for consumers and designer partners alike. Iconery utilizes 3D printing in order to customize pieces and offers direct-to-consumer pricing with the goal of becoming the ultimate destination for jewelry fanatics.

Adam has years of e-commerce and Silicon Valley tech experience from eBay and Modnique. Most recently at Modnique, Ivka served as the Vice President of Marketing and Mobile Development and her roles at eBay included leadership positions in vertical business strategy and global marketing units, ultimately serving as Senior Manager of North America Mobile Marketing.  She has over a decade of experience in management and marketing roles from Hulu, Ernst & Young, linguistics search start-up Cognition Technologies and ibeatyou.com.

Ivka received a BA in economics from UCLA and her M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Beyond work, Ivka enjoys traveling and hiking around the world. She has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Whitney (twice), the West face of Mount Shasta and completed 80 miles of the John Muir Trail in California, while wearing her nameplate necklace and never losing her sense of style.


Follow Ivka on Twitter @CAivka

Katie Doyle
Katie Doyle
Co-Founder
Brass Clothing
Katie Doyle is the co-founder of Brass, an online women’s clothing brand dedicated to making beautiful, high quality basics at an affordable price.  Prior starting her own company, Katie led the marketing team at PlanetShoes and before that managed events and promotions for a gaming company with a presence in Europe, South America, and Asia. With an MBA in marketing, Katie has global experience in strategy and developing and executing innovative direct response and brand marketing campaigns through online, social, and traditional media outlets.

Follow Katie on Twitter @brassclo

Jason Stuempfig
Jason Stuempfig
Chief Operating Officer
ShoeMetro

Jason brings 15 years of digital retail experience to ShoeMetro, where he has led operations to 200% growth over the past two years.  Jason has a long and successful track record in fast-paced e-commerce, previously leading digital marketing programs at Petco and operations at DrJays.com, both Internet Retailer Top 500 companies.


Brandon Proctor
Brandon Proctor
President
Ice.com

Brandon has been working in ecommerce all of his career. He has worked with and helped grow some of the largest online retailers in the country. He has implemented and consulted in the web analytics arena and is considered one of the best in that field. He has done both the tactical work as well as define strategic direction, which helps him understand the needs of the business from the ground up. He currently heads up Ice.com as their CEO

Sam Decker
Sam Decker
Co-Founder & Chairman
Clearhead
Sam Decker is Co-Founder and Chairman of Clearhead, a digital optimization and validation agency in the business of accelerating data-driven redesign, testing, personalization and product management. When founding Clearhead with Matty Wishnow, Sam was founder and CEO of Mass Relevance, a social software firm. He was also founding Chief Marketing Officer at Bazaarvoice, the leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) social commerce technologies serving over 1,000 brands. Before Bazaarvoice, Decker spent seven years of leadership at Dell, Inc. in ecommerce, CRM, and customer-centricity strategy. Sam led Dell’s consumer web site, building Dell.com into the largest consumer eCommerce site at $3.5B in annual sales, and established global best practices in merchandising, analytics, product management, and operations. Sam pioneered Dell’s customer-centricity strategy and customer segmentation using Six Sigma methodology. Before Dell, Decker spent more than six years in the Bay Area leading marketing, sales and product strategy at B2B and media startups. Decker has authored two books on word of mouth marketing and serves on the boards of Monetate, Needle, New Era, and the digital advisory board for P&G
Sean McDonald
Sean McDonald
Managing Director
PwC
Currently Sean is a leader with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, working with large enterprises generating customized social strategies. In 2009, Sean joined the new start up, Ant's Eye View and established the Austin office.

Sean spent 12 years at Dell in executive positions in Marketing, Customer Service, Online, and Communications. Since 2006, Sean led the design and operation of Dell’s online community activities on and online conversations off Dell.com, where in 2008 250 million visits occurred on Dell communities.

Prior to joining Dell, Sean spent 7 years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in Logistics. While in the U.S. Navy, Sean was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal for operational excellence and leadership.
Eric Hughes
Eric Hughes
VP Omnichannel Process & Systems
Macy's
Eric Hughes is Vice President of Omnichannel Process & Systems at Macy’s. He leads the development of new applications and functionality to support Macy’s omnichannel merchandising activities, including assortment planning, ordering, allocation, replenishment, and site merchandising. He is an active participant in various industry groups, including the EKN Advisory Council.

Alex Golshan
Alex Golshan
Former VP Global eCommerce & Omnichannel
BCBG Max Azria Group, LLC
Alex Golshan is currently VP of Omni-Channel and International eCommerce at BCBG, where he launched International shipping to 100 countries for 3 brands and rolled out an endless isle solution to 250 stores in a short time.  These initiatives have resulted in 40% incremental eCommerce revenue growth for the company. Previous to that, Alex architected Omni-channel strategies at Guitar Center that doubled on-line revenues and increased service levels in 2 years.   Before Guitar Center, Alex held positions as GM/VP of Multi-Channel Products at GERS (Escalate Retail), VP of Product Management & Development at Evant (now Manhattan Associates), and other management positions at Blue Martini Software, Enrst & Young Center for Technology Enablement and Price Waterhouse.
He has been a speaker at shop.org and eTail and panelist at various industry conferences. His specialties include Omni-Channel strategies and innovations, ecommerce strategy (.com and mobile), Order Management and International expansion.

Follow Alex on Twitter @GolshanAlex
Dan Haarmann
Dan Haarmann
VP Business Operations
HP Shopping
Dan Haarmann is a seasoned business executive and leader with a wide range of experience. Most recently, in his role as Chief Financial Officer at Thinking Phone Networks, Inc., he led the Finance, Accounting, HR, and Legal functions.  Previously, Dan held a variety of leadership roles at Ongo Inc. from CEO, COO, and Board Member. Dan also held management roles at Axiom (VP of Finance & Operations) and eBay (Controller, NA Marketplaces). He has a strong reputation for business partnership, operational efficiency and sales-enablement.

In his new role, Dan is charged with leading online strategy and business operations globally for HP’s direct ecommerce operation. He will be responsible for ensuring development and execution on our strategy and will include Strategic Planning, Global Category, Metrics & Analytics and Platform Operations as well as leading the Latin American region.  

Dan graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and received an MSA and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Dan is located in Palo Alto, CA.

Follow Dan on Twitter @danh1974.
Alison Ehrmann
Alison Ehrmann
VP Consumer Marketing
Fresh Direct
Alison Ehrmann is the Vice President, Consumer Marketing at FreshDirect, the leading online food-delivery service the NY and Philly DMAs.  In this position she oversees the acquisition, retention and loyalty of the FreshDirect customer base through multi-channel, integrated marketing and a passion for consumer behavior and trends. Additionally, she’s involved in product development, research and strategic partnerships.

She was previously at Conde Nast where she served as the Director, International Expansion and Digital Marketing for Women’s Wear Daily. In this role, she was responsible for generating and retaining high-value digital subscriptions for wwd.com and project managing the global expansion strategy for brand. Prior to that, Alison spent 11 years at Time Inc, most recently serving as Executive Director of Digital Strategy. In this function, she was responsible aligning legacy brands for digital growth. At both Conde Nast and Time Inc, Alison served as direct-marketing expert, marrying brand and consumer insights to increase engagement, sales and retention.

Joan King
Joan King
VP eCommerce
Crate and Barrel
Angela Caltagirone
Angela Caltagirone
VP Digital and Database Marketing
Williams-Sonoma Inc.
Angela Caltagirone is the VP of Digital & Database Marketing at Williams-Sonoma Inc. leading a large team of marketing professionals who partner with each of Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s seven brands (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBTeen, west elm, & Mark and Graham) to manage all digital channels and the ~60 million customer database, also critical to catalog circulation strategies and personalizing the customer experience.  Angela has over 20 years of multifaceted, industry-leading experience in Direct Marketing including retention & acquisition, database development & management, multi-channel customer growth, strategy, & analytics. In the last 15 years Angela has led strategic initiatives developing industry leading expertise in digital marketing - email, paid search & PLAs, natural search, affiliate and content programs, online display, and emerging social media. Angela has extensive experience in initiating and spearheading the implementation of cross-functional, innovative marketing initiatives.
Anoop Kulshreshtha
Anoop Kulshreshtha
VP Digital Technology
Barneys New York
Anoop Kulshreshtha is the Vice President for digitaltechnology at Barneys New York. He has 15 years of experience in architectingand implementing eCommerce and digital transformation solutions. His key areasof interest are omnichannel strategy, master data management, service orientedarchitecture, mobile computing, business process reengineering and crosschannel digital strategy. Anoop joined Barneys a year ago and since then hashelped company launch its new upgraded website, iPad app, iPhone app andmodernize middleware powering digital business. Redesigned Barneys iPad appmost recently won the Webby award for best shopping experience. Prior toBarneys, Anoop served as director of web technology at The Vitamin Shoppe wherehe was actively engaged in creating omni-channel strategy for the organization.Anoop has also led eCommerce and multi-channel projects at New York &Company. Anoop has architected and managed large enterprise & eCommerceintegration projects at organizations like Pepsico and Avis-Budget.
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
VP eCommerce
The Moret Group

Liz Greenberg is the Vice President of Ecommerce at The Moret Group, a New York City-based international manufacturer of licensed apparel and accessories. She oversees the company’s proprietary ecommerce sites, including 2(X)IST and Danskin. Prior to joining Moret, Liz launched ecommerce for heritage footwear company G.H. Bass, under the ownership of PVH. Before Bass, Liz was Director of Ecommerce at Diesel, overseeing all ecommerce strategy, marketing and operations for the US division.

Liz holds a BA in Medieval Studies from Oberlin College, and an MBA from Zicklin Graduate School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY.

Dominique Essig
Dominique Essig
VP Product Management & Customer Experience
Bonobos
VP of Product Management and Customer Experience, Dominique joined Bonobos in November 2015. She oversees the Product Management, UX Design, Engineering, E-Commerce Operations, and Customer Service (Ninjas) functions.

In her current role she is responsible for product strategy, product implementation, and customer experience through ecommerce and customer service channels. In addition to possessing more than 15 years of online experience, she has expertise in North American and global product management, customer service and operations, site quality, customer advocacy, customer experience, and software development.

Prior to joining Bonobos, Dominique spent time at Gilt Group where she oversaw the Product, UX, and Visual Design teams focused on web and mobile experiences including Gilt’s Loyalty program, Email and Mobile push communication, Customer engagement through Personalization and Discovery, Mobile experiences, and Customer acquisition. She spent 12 years at Travelocity where she held a number of senior- and director-level product management roles that involved developing global next-generation shopping initiatives for international brands, defining product strategies and definitions, managing product life cycles, and positioning new product releases, among other duties. Dominique holds a BA from Duke University in Political Science.


Mark Fiske
Mark Fiske
VP Channel Marketing
Ancestry.com
Mark Fiske is the VP of Channel Marketing at Ancestry, where he leads customer acquisition marketing.  In addition to managing Television, Display, Search, Content and Social acquisition programs, his team is responsible for evaluating marketing partnerships.  Previously he led direct response digital marketing programs for the Gap Inc brands and focused on international development efforts at comparison shopping engine Nextag.

Follow Mark on Twitter @thefiske

Mark Venezia
Mark Venezia
SVP Sales NA
Spreadshirt
Mark Venezia is an accomplished marketing and sales executive with over 25 years internet and direct marketing experience. Throughout his career, Mark has held numerous executive positions in the retail, advertising and travel industries with a focus on ROI, brand building, sales effectiveness and online social media.

For the last few years, Mark has held the role SVP of Global Sales & Marketing, North America for Spreadshirt (www.spreadshirt.com), the leading multi-channel clothing-commerce (c-commerce) platform. He is directly responsible for the company’s global sales team and growing key account partnerships including CNN, Nissan, Nationwide, Holiday Inn Sony Music and Coke, creating and executing innovative and creative search marketing campaigns. Under Mark’s leadership, Spreadshirt’s partner business has seen 103% growth year over year. 

Prior to Spreadshirt, Mark was instrumental in the creation, implementation and launch of the sales strategy for demand-driven media company, Gather.com, where he spent several years growing the business as VP Sales and Marketing. His other experience spans several years in the retail travel industry for companies including NLG in various sales and marketing leadership positions. 

Anthony McLoughlin
Anthony McLoughlin
VP Digital Marketing
The Men's Wearhouse
Anthony McLoughlin is a highly innovative and accomplished digital marketing executive with over 15 years of multiple-brand retail, agency and publishing experience with a proven record of accomplishment in digital marketing, social media, mobile strategy, digital content, and CRM.

Anthony is currently the Vice President of Digital Marketing at The Men’s Wearhouse brands (Men’s’ Wearhouse, Joseph A Bank, Joseph Abboud) where he oversees the digital marketing for all brands.

Anthony’s previously was the VP of Digital Marketing at Bebe, and Senior Director of Digital Marketing for Aeropostale, where he spearheaded the growth of their respective digital marketing departments. He has also worked at Gap, leading Gap Canada’s online and in-store marketing, and was previously part of the Banana Republic advertising team. Before entering the retail world, Anthony co-founded Planet Magazine, an international lifestyle publication with distribution in over 30 countries, and served as Publishing Director for four years.



Alex Yoder
Alex Yoder
CEO
Trueffect
Alex Yoder leads Trueffect with over 25 years of progressive responsibility as an accomplished marketing and advertising technology executive with a unique blend of general management, vision, operations, go to market, organizational change management and leadership development experience to drive growth and change. By connecting organizations with their core value proposition, defining aspirational goals and enthusiastically leading the charge, he has repeatedly reset businesses and consistently delivered new and sustained growth by building world-class teams and creating an environment for collaboration and challenge.

A Board Member for Trueffect since September 2009, he provided leadership and strategic counsel to the company through periods of fundraising, the hiring of a world class executive team and nearly 100% annual growth for the last two years prior to becoming CEO in May 2015. He joins Trueffect from Ebiquity, a leading global marketing and media analytics company and where he served as the CEO. Under his leadership, he led the turn-around of the North American business and its transformation to digital media management. Previously, he was the CEO of Webtrends for more than five years, leading it through a period of visionary makeover as it transitioned from a web analytics company into a customer-centric marketing automation firm. At Webtrends, he led a rapidly growing company achieving multiple awards for leadership and product development. His career also includes tenure in various senior positions at NetIQ and Omniture.

D. Kate Forbes
D. Kate Forbes
VP, eCommerce Digital Experience & Operations
Belk
Kate Forbes is the Vice President, Digital Experience and Operations for Belk.  Kate is a key member of the Belk eCommerce leadership team responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the digital customer experience. In her role at Belk, Kate manages a broad team responsible for digital product management, user experience, site content, day-to-day promotional execution, site optimization and enhancements, call center, online fraud, and serving as the primary liaison with IT.
 
Beginning her career in Information Technology, Kate brings over 20 years of experience bridging the gap between business and technology. After 15 years of seeing challenges in IT “getting business”, she made a bold move over to the business side of the house in an effort to take her technical leadership to the next level.

Kate has spent time in direct and online marketing and most recently served as Director, Product Management and Platform Optimization, for QVC’s digital commerce business where she helped lead a global digital replatform effort and grow QVC’s multi-billion dollar digital business.
 
Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Follow Kate on Twitter @forbesdk
Jean-Marx Mantilla
Jean-Marx Mantilla
VP Digital Marketing
APMEX
Jean-Marx Mantilla leads the APMEX Marketing team in his role as VP of Digital Marketing.  APMEX.com is the leading e-tailing website for buying precious metals for investors. He has more than a dozen years of experience in the eCommerce and Digital Marketing management fields.

Jean-Marx's 15 year career in the eCommerce sector is notable for its many accomplishments. At Resource Interactive, he launched first-generation eCommerce websites for Victoria’s Secret and Burton Snowboards. He served as consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies as an information architect at US/Web CKS. He also led conversion campaigns as eCommerce Director for the internet start-up eJewelry.com. Managed online strategy for the youth segment at JPMorgan CHASE as VP of eCommerce Strategy. Prior to APMEX, Jean-Marx was VP of eCommerce at Axcess Financial managing CashGenerator.co.uk.

Follow Jean-Marx on Twitter @eComMGR
John Kim
John Kim
VP Pricing & Profitability
Wayfair
John S. Kim is the Vice President of Pricing and Profitability globally for Wayfair, where he created an in-house dynamic pricing function that incorporates competitive intelligence, price optimization algorithms, and contribution margin metrics. Previously, he led the Clinton Foundation's Applied Analytics Team and managed the Ethiopia office for its health access initiative. He also directed e-commerce for Horizon Hobby and worked as a consultant at Bain & Company in its Private Equity Group and e-commerce practice.

Follow John on Twitter @wayfair
Kimberly Tobman
Kimberly Tobman
VP Global Communications
JustFab
Kimberly Tobman is the Vice President of Global Communications at JustFab Inc.  With over 12 years’ experience in public relations, communications and marketing, Kimberly oversees the PR and Social Media departments for JustFab, ShoeDazzle, Fabletics and FabKids.  Prior to joining JustFab, Kimberly worked in-house at Macy’s West and at agencies servicing brands such as Pepsi, Timberland, Victoria’s Secret Pink, Hewlett Packard, DermStore, NYX Cosmetics, Guess Handbags and Total Beauty, to name a few.
Nizzi Renaud
Nizzi Renaud
CMO
Zazzle
Nizzi is helping Zazzle's marketplace ecosystem to reach new heights. From hardcore video gamers to crafty DIY enthusiasts and style aficionados, Nizzi has engaged passionate communities in a variety of forms throughout her career. She had held leadership roles at Refinery29, Atari and Etsy as well as executive roles agency-side across diverse sectors including politics, tech and the nonprofit world. A graduate of Emerson College, Nizzi has her BA in Communication Studies and her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Guru Hariharan
Guru Hariharan
CEO
Boomerang Commerce
Guru is the CEO of Boomerang Commerce. Formerly a retail merchandising, supply chain, and cloud business leader at Amazon, Guru is passionate about the future of retail. At Amazon, Guru worked in the inception stages of the supply chain and retail merchandising organizations. He also co-founded one of Amazon's cloud businesses, driving it from ideation to cash flow positive, and established Amazon's first self-service B2B marketing channel. As the General Manager of the Marketplace Experience at eBay, he led the global team that launched the eBay “Fast N’ Free” program that drives hundreds of millions of dollars in free cash flow.
Mark Keeney
Mark Keeney
VP Marketing
Ritani
Mark Keeney is the VP of Marketing at Ritani, an eCommerce jewelry start-up that is innovating the luxury shopping experience.  He is responsible for overseeing strategy and execution of the company’s brand, acquisition strategies and partnership marketing.  Prior to Ritani, Mark spent over 9 years at Rhapsody overseeing all Marketing activities and helping transform the way we consume music.

Mark has over 18 years of B2C experience in the digital space and has experienced the shifts in technology and consumer behaviors first hand.  When not driving new customer acquisitions, Mark can be found exploring Washington’s beaches with his wife and two active boys.

Igor Krakovsky
Igor Krakovsky
VP Online Acqusition
Beachbody
Igor Krakovsky is an experienced online marketing professional with a successful track record of creating and executing strategies to drive traffic, conversion and revenue on consumer & business websites. Over the last 16 years in the Internet space, Igor gained a strong expertise in e-commerce management, acquisition and retention marketing, online merchandising, analytics, and budgeting & forecasting. Igor is an entrepreneurial leader with proven abilities to adopt new functionality in the constantly evolving online space. He thrives both in established as well as start-up environments.  Having to build multiple online acquisition and retention programs for companies such as Bidz.com, Edmunds.com, Digital Room and Beachbody, Igor understands digital space very well and can navigate the ever-changing waters of Internet Marketing efficiently and successfully. 

Chris Vitale
Chris Vitale
VP Digital Operations & eCommerce
Pep Boys
Chris Vitale brings 15 years of eCommerce and retail experience to Pep Boys. He previously held the role of Director of I.T., eCommerce at Pep before moving into the Vice President of Digital Operations and eCommerce role. He has overseen the execution of projects in support of all online and eComm initiatives for pepboys.com and the company intranet.  In recent years Pep has successfully implemented Pick-up in Store, Ship to Home, Mobile, a redesign of the online appointment flow, integrated with Marketplaces, refined the system architecture and infrastructure while driving significant double-digit, year over year growth.  In his current role, his teams are responsible for the overall strategy, operations, performance and revenue of digital operations for www.pepboys.com.

Emery Skolfield
Emery Skolfield
VP Omnichannel Strategy
Samsung
Emery Skolfield is Vice President of Omni-Channel Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. He joined the company in June 2015 and oversees the strategic development and execution of “seamless shopper journeys” across digital and physical channels, leveraging Samsung’s product portfolio and working in partnership with top retailers and carriers. Prior to joining Samsung, Emery was VP of Digital Marketing at Office Depot, where his team built CRM, omni-channel and content strategies. He got his start in digital retail at HSN, where he served from 2007-2011, leaving as Director of Digital Content. His previous career was as a sports journalist.
Ryan Linders
Ryan Linders
VP CRM & Loyalty
Sally Beauty Supply
Ryan Linders is the Vice President of CRM & Loyalty for Sally Beauty Supply.  His team drives the strategy and operations of the loyalty program as well as planning and executing personalization, engagement, and relevant content to customers through all digital and traditional media.  Prior to joining Sally Beauty, Ryan was the Director of Loyalty Strategy & CRM at JCPenney. In this role, his team was responsible for the company’s multi-tender and credit card rewards program, consisting of 25 million active customer base . Ryan led a team focused on driving strategies, marketing integration, technical program execution and retention of JCPenny’s most loyal customers.

Ryan has 13 years of loyalty and customer marketing experience in the retail and restaurant industries. At Pier 1 imports, he re-launched and built strategies supporting the company’s credit card rewards program and direct marketing integration for print, email, website, SMS and social media. In his previous role at Chuck E. Cheese’s, he created and developed the Chuck E-Club loyalty program and school fundraising programs and lead the re-invention of the birthday party experience for the company.

Scott Cohn
Scott Cohn
VP eCommerce
Chinese Laundry
Scott Cohn is Director of Merchandising and Sales for BakersShoes.com. Over the last 20 years, Scott has held leadership positions in specialty and department store merchandising, planning and analysis. He brings this depth of knowledge to the online space and has developed and implemented a successful e-commerce strategy for Bakers Footwear Group, including an award-wining mobile site which launched the summer of 2010. He is regularly asked to share his knowledge as a panelist and speaker at e-commerce and technology conferences.
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
VP Digital
Jerome's Furniture
Scott Perry has a serious passion for Ecommerce and business in general. Being a business owner for most of his adult life, he is driven by success. His motto is "efficiency equals profitability". His businesses have sold hundreds of millions over the years.

Lately his mantra has been "remove friction and enhance the overall experience" when it comes to Omnichannel retail. Tools and systems he has been putting in place have made great strides towards that mantra, and he continues to innovate new ways to use technology for the ultimate customer retail experience.

For 20 Years and running....he has been involved in Internet / e-commerce since its infancy. His business has been mostly centered around furniture, but he has also been a part of other Internet based businesses and industries. He has great experience managing multiple brands and websites.

His latest adventure is with Industry leader Jerome's Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture companies in the United States. In his role as Vice President of Digital, he will be applying his experience to create a great Omnichannel experience for his customers, in addition to directing the overall strategic vision for Jerome’s in regards to leveraging what the Internet has to offer the overall business.
Kristen Taganashi
Kristen Taganashi
VP eCommerce & Omnichannel
Shopko
Kristen Taganashi is a retail and ecommerce veteran, with more than 15 years’ experience building profitable websites and ecommerce organizations. In 1999, after trying out a new idea called “online shopping” for her children’s Christmas present, Kristen left a 15 year career with various department stores like Macys. Dillards, JC Penney, and Neiman-Marcus, to pursue a career in ecommerce. She has used her strong understanding of customer behavior to grow profitable websites with Time-Life, Lillian Vernon, Meijer, and Sears Holdings. Kristen recently became the Vice President of Ecommerce and Omnichannel for Shopko stores to transform their website and digital experience.

Follow Kristen on Twitter @shopko

Michael Hines
Michael Hines
VP eCommerce Technology
Nine West Holdings
Michael Hines is the Vice President of Mobile Strategy and E-commerce Technology for Nine West Holdings, Inc. Mr. Hines works and lives in New York City where he has been a leading developer of interactive technology since 1998.

In his role as Mobile Strategist at NWH, Mr. Hines is responsible for the strategy, design and implementation of technology systems to bring true omnichannel retail experiences to the customers of Nine West’s flagship brands. As head of the E-commerce Technology Group, Mr. Hines leads a full complement of e-commerce engineers, managers, analysts, and others in support of  NWH’s, e-commerce properties.

Prior to his work at NWH, Mr. Hines, a self-taught programmer, worked at a number of innovative and influential Silicon Alley start-ups and agencies as a technologist, developer, manager, and leader. Companies such as smartRay Inc., MiGenetics, Inc., and Think New Ideas, Inc. were in the vanguard of mobile technology, designer genetic testing, and advertising technologies.

Mr. Hines is a life-long surfer and ocean sailor and can be found as often as not, sailing, racing, or working on his (seemingly ancient) Pearson sloop, Ligurian.

Mr. Hines has a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Philosophy from Georgetown University.

Henry Wong
Henry Wong
Co-Founder and COO
Buzztala
Henry oversees client and partner acquisition and corporate growth initiatives for Buzztala. Over the last 15+ years, Henry has been building companies as an executive, venture investor, and legal advisor. He is a pioneer in social commerce as Founder and CEO of Rally Commerce and Adgregate Markets which under his leadership, partnered with over 50 top online retailers, including Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, NBC, GameStop, Drugstore, Petco, Beauty, Urban Outfitters, Lionsgate, Nordstrom, Lenovo, and many more. Prior to Adgregate, Henry was Founder and CEO of Zipidee/TotalVid.com (acquired by BSG Clearing), a digital goods marketplace.
Kathy Hecht
Kathy Hecht
VP Marketing & Business Development
Silver Star Brands
Kathy is an experienced multi-channel direct marketing executive with over 25 years of know-how in all facets of business processes and consumer sales and marketing,   including experience at companies such as Office Max, Coldwater Creek and Discount School Supply .  Kathy has a proven track record launching new marketing initiatives, and a talent for building strong and motivated teams.  Kathy recently joined Silver Star Brands (formerly Miles Kimball Company) as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where she is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of all marketing strategies, in order to create the strongest possible brand presence for all five Silver Star Brands.   Prior to her move to Silver Star Brands, Kathy held the position of VP of Marketing at Acxiom where she was responsible for the re-launch of the 43 year old brand; updated brand strategy and positioning to regain relevancy and differentiation.

Kathy received her BS in Economics from Colorado State University and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. 

Kathy is a leader who brings a clear focus on business impact to her organization and offers a fresh perspective on what success looks like today.

Christy Rogers
Christy Rogers
Executive Director, Digital Customer Experience
Dell
Christy Rogers is Executive Director of Dell’s Digital Customer Experience, leading the global team responsible for delivering an end-to-end customer-centric experience across Dell.com and related properties. Her team spans research, testing, analytics, visual design, site architecture, Taxonomy, and content. She is responsible for visual innovation on Dell.com, delivering revenue generating site projects, improving customer satisfaction scores, conducting extensive usability testing and evaluating and utilizing emerging technologies. With a passion for building teams of creative and technical professionals, Christy has been recognized for cultivating an innovative culture at Dell.

In her 13 years at Dell, Christy has served in multiple marketing roles including Director of eCommerce and Marketing for the Global Online organization, Director of Software & Peripherals Co-Marketing and as Marketing Communications Manager for the US SMB organization.

Follow Christy on Twitter @Dell
Corbin deRubertis
Corbin deRubertis
VP and General Manager
Meredith Corporation
Corbin is a pioneer in Digital Shopper Marketing, having built the world's largest Digital Shopper Marketing Platform as a founder and CEO of Grocery Server (recently acquired by Meredith Corporation). He is currently VP and General Manager of Meredith Shopper Marketing, leading shopper marketing sales and strategy across the Meredith Women's Network, including Allrecipes, Eating Well, and Better Homes & Gardens. Corbin has deep brand and retail strategy roots, having worked as line management and consulting on dozens of brand/retail strategy and operations projects in both the US and Europe. Corbin's career started literally in the dirt, working as a geotechnical engineer on infrastructure projects worldwide.

Gary Penn
Gary Penn
Head of eCommerce
prAna
Gary Penn is the current Head of Digital & eCommerce for prAna (part of Columbia’s brand portfolio) heading up direct to consumer, digital marketing and global enterprise strategy. Gary started as an IT geek turned “Web Guy” and has been running operations and enterprise B2C businesses at global apparel brands for the past 8 years.

Gary is a seasoned speaker and Toastmaster earning a coveted podium spot at the Founder's District international speech competition.  He joined eTail West last year as a speaker on the topic of new technology.  Gary loves gadgets, conversation and coffee and is pleased to partake in all of them.
Cheri Siedle
Cheri Siedle
Sr. Director eCommerce
Office Depot
Cheri Siedle is the Sr. Director of eCommerce Product Management at Office Depot, Inc.  Cheri develops and executes upon a multi-year strategic roadmap, setting the customer experience vision and strategy for her teams.  She is focused on finding ways to effectively evolve and drive both the online customer shopping experience and the omni-channel customer shopping experience.  Cheri has responsibilities that span all of the Office Depot website platforms including: direct, contract and mobile.  Cheri is driven to increase lifetime customer value by delivering continuous improvement to the overall customer experience by evaluating customer needs, analyzing market conditions, and researching competitive landscape to identify areas of opportunity.
Alaa Hassan
Alaa Hassan
GM Global Marketplaces
Beyond The Rack
As General Manager of Global Marketplaces at BeyondtheRack.com, North America’s premier online shopping club with 13+ million members featuring top designer brand name apparel, accessories, beauty, and home decor at up to 80% off retail, Alaa Hassan is responsible in overseeing all multi-channel efforts.  With over 14 years of eCommerce & online marketing experience, his goal is to leverage the power of marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Rakuten and many others and help Beyond the Rack expand its huge product offering beyond its website both in North America & internationally.

Jarred Goldberg
Jarred Goldberg
CMO
The Bouqs
Ankur Gupta
Ankur Gupta
Sr. Director Big Data
Sears Holding Company
As a Senior Director of Big Data at Sears Holdings Corporation and General Manager at MetaScale, a subsidiary of Sears, Ankur is intimately involved in various big data initiatives. He leverages practical knowledge of implementing Hadoop and other open source tools across diverse industries to help organizations deliver value from big data. A thought leader in the big data space, Ankur speaks regularly at global conferences including Hadoop Summit, Strata, IDG and Big Data Innovation Summits.
Bob Sherwin
Bob Sherwin
Sr. Director Customer Acquisition
Wayfair
Bob Sherwin joined Wayfair in 2013 to run Wayfair’s Acquisition Marketing programs. Prior to Wayfair, Bob was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co, a strategy consultancy, where he lead teams and advised clients at multiple Fortune 100 companies. He started his career at IBM’s Business Consultant Services, where he worked with Federal Agencies to improve data infrastructure and operational efficiency through leveraging big data analytics.
Carol Hedeen
Carol Hedeen
Sr. Director, Digital Design, UX, Site Marketing + Content
The Home Depot
Carol has over 20 years of retail experience, in various operations & merchandising roles. She spent the last 8 years on the digital side: leading Online Merchandising, User Experience, Content & Design teams for The Home Depot.  She’s spent a great deal of time focused on understanding the multichannel customer journey and leveraging those learnings to create intuitive experiences that inspire & empower customers to turn their home improvement dreams into reality. Carol recently accepted a new role internally, leading the Customer Experience efforts within the Home Depot’s Installed Services Business Area.
Samara Tuchband
Samara Tuchband
Sr. Director / GM Online Merchandising
The Home Depot
Samara Tuchband has over 15 years of both retail and CPG experience, with a diversified background in disciplines of Marketing, Merchandising, and Online.  She currently leads digital Category Experience for the The Home Depot.  With a strong focus on bringing Interconnected Retail to life at the world’s largest Home Improvement retailer,  her team’s focus is to be the chief customer steward in Home Depot’s virtual aisles.  With a data driven approach, efforts include continuous optimization of the product research, buy paths, and Mobile journeys.   
Chris Seahorn
Chris Seahorn
VP Marketing
eBags
Chris Seahorn is the Sr. Director of Marketing at eBags, a leading online seller of bags and accessories.  He has over 18 years of marketing, design and ecommerce experience.  During his tenure, Chris has been a part of developing a number of acquisition and retention programs including:   paid and organic search, international expansions, loyalty initiatives, email, mobile, social and direct mail.   Chris has also held management roles for ShopAtHome,  RightStart LLC, and MapQuest.
Blake Clark
Blake Clark
Sr. Director Customer Experience
CheapCaribbean.com
Blake is the Senior Director of Customer Experience for CheapCaribbean.com, an Apple Leisure Group company. He is responsible for creating world class travel-buying experiences for all device types. Blake previously served as the Director of Product Management and Mobile GM at Travelocity, where he led mobile product development and marketing (including handling the Roaming Gnome's cell phone bill, which is large!). 
Eric Nash
Eric Nash
Sr. Director Online Marketing
Stamps.com
Eric Nash leads all digital marketing and e-commerce efforts for Stamps.com, a leading provider of Internet–based postage services. His responsibilities are focused on new customer acquisition including search engine marketing, social media and mobile strategy. He is also responsible developing new product features for e-commerce sellers. Eric has more than 15 years of experience as a senior marketing, advertising and media executive working with both clients and agencies. In addition to his experience with Stamps.com, he has led online marketing efforts in home finance, insurance and online gaming.
Nick Fairbairn
Nick Fairbairn
VP Brand Marketing
Dollar Shave Club

Nick Fairbairn is VP Brand Marketing, focusing specifically on Acquisition and Growth Marketing, at Dollar Shave Club. Nick co-runs the Acquisition Marketing team, leading the mass media (TV/Radio) channels along with the print, outdoor, and digital practices. Nicks task at Dollar Shave Club is to evolve how the company acquires subscribers all the way from new marketing tactics, messaging and creative down to attribution and measurement. He is also working on bringing a campaign planning approach and customer segmentation to the marketing group.

Before joining Dollar Shave Club, Nick ran the Acquisition Marketing group at FTD Companies, the umbrella brand for ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries and FTD.com. There he led a team of 25+ marketers driving cross channel media strategy and execution. While there, he restructured the channel teams, brought new integrated campaign thinking and started to rework attribution and cross channel measurement.

Prior to going client side, most of Nick’s career was in the agency world in San Francisco. His last agency gig, he was co-managing the media team at an independent full service agency, Swirl. Over his years there, he grew the media team from 8 people to 30+ while more than tripling the companies’ revenue. He steered relationships and innovation for clients like Microsoft, eBay, Peet’s Coffee, Cost Plus World Market and others. Prior to that, he worked for multinational agencies such as WPP’s MediaEdge and Ominicoms OMD as well as a handful of boutique creative firms. Nick has a proven track record in various roles such as Entrepreneur & Founding Partner, Account Director, Managing Director and Media Director. His brand experience includes Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Microsoft, eBay, Cost Plus, Jiffy Lube, Visa, Disney, Mozilla Firefox, Covad Communications, Chevron, Toyota, Bare Escentuals, ABC Network, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican, Pop Chips and many more.

He is frequent panelist and speaker at various conferences and events, most recently AD:Tech San Francisco 2015. Originally from Orange County, Nick is happily living in West Los Angeles with his wife and 2 sons, still a fierce SF Giants and 49ers fan but loving the sun and sand that Southern California has to offer.

Eric Wu
Eric Wu
VP of Product
BloomNation
Eric Wu is the VP of Product at BloomNation, a venture backed startup creating the world’s largest online marketplace that connects you to the best local flower shops and independent floral designers from over 3,000 cities.

As an SEO, Product Manager, and Marketing Technologist, he has made a career of connecting millions with large brands while at Edmunds, AT&T, SpinMedia, Demand Media, REALTOR, and EarthLink.

Since 2000, Eric has worked at scale across a variety of industries for some of the internets most popular websites including Edmunds.com, YP.com, Realtor.com, eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.com, SPIN.com, and vibe.com.

In addition to assisting large brands, Eric is also an advisor and start-up mentor for UCLA's accelerator program and Mucker Capital accelerator classes. He coaches entrepreneurs on how to best leverage analytics, technology, and growth strategies to jump start their companies.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Cognitive Science & Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from UC San Diego.

Jim Ferolo
Jim Ferolo
Sr. Director, Web, Mobile & Digital Technology
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Jim is Senior Director, Digital for Maui Jim Sunglasses. His work and experience encompasses B2B and B2C eCommerce strategy and implementation, retail IoT, mobile, high profile promotions and online research methodologies.  Jim has worked with a variety of brands developing digital strategy and enterprise applications for; Maui Jim Sunglasses,Christie Digital, DuPont, Fuse, MTV, and VH1 networks, Bayer, Veolia, Accenture, Computer Discount Warehouse, Department of Defense, Tyson Foods, Pioneer, Caterpillar, Schwan’s Foods, Shure Corporation, Franklin Covey, State Farm, Miller Heiman, AT&T, Growmark, Wiley, Abbot, Spice Islands, and Intel.
Nathan Decker
Nathan Decker
Sr. Director of eCommerce
evo
Nathan Decker is the Senior Manager of Ecommerce at www.evo.com. He engages in all aspects of online marketing, primarily responsible for improving the customer experience. An original member of the evo crew, he has helped evo grow from a three man eBay operation out of a garage in Seattle to a top multi-channel Top 500 Internet Retailer.
 
Nathan lives in Seattle, where he enjoys exploring the Alpental backcountry with his wife and two daughters.
Tony Baumann
Tony Baumann
Sr. Director PMO & Business Solutions
DirectBuy
Tony Baumann has more than 14 years of experience in building technology solutions and organizations to drive revenue of companies in the consumer, insurance, retail, and high-technology industries.

Tony has served in a number of Executive and Leadership roles including Strategic Account Executive, PMO Manager, and Senior Director of PMO & Business Solutions.  These positions range from working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Bendee Anzures
Bendee Anzures
Executive Director, Customer Database Marketing
Beachbody
At Beachbody, Bendee is responsible for lifecycle and direct marketing programs to its consumer database of fitness and supplement brands which include P90X®, INSANITY® and Shakeology®.  She has championed best practices in the email channel, particularly around segmentation, personalization, testing and mobile/responsive design since joining Beachbody.

Previously she held digital and product marketing leadership roles at United Online (Juno/NetZero, Classmates, FTD) and MyCorporation.com, and brand management roles at Diamond/Emerald Nuts, Intuit (QuickBooks) and Kraft Nabisco/Mondalez (Chips Ahoy!).  Bendee has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and BA in Communications from UCLA, and spends as much of her time as possible traveling outside of LA.

Follow Bendee on Twitter @bendeea
Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wong
Head of Mobile Apps
The Honest Company
Jennifer Wong is the Head of Mobile Apps at The Honest Company. Previously, she was the founder and CEO of Alt12 Apps where she helped the company grow to over 20M organic downloads with nearly 2M monthly active users. She's spent the last decade in product marketing and strategy roles, previously at Gracenote, a music technology company. Passionate about the intersection of health, wellness and mobile, Jennifer has written for the San Francisco Chronicle Food and Wine section and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu and UCLA.

Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jennwong4alt12
Angel Doran
Angel Doran
Director Product Analytics & Optimization
Sephora
Angel Doran is the Director of Product Management-Product Analytics and Optimization at Sephora, where she is leading a team to create innovative analytics and data solutions to support Sephora’s omni-channels. Sephora is  a major retail innovator, and her  team leads the development and evolution of Sephora’s measurement and ensures data integrity across Sephora’s platforms and systems.   She has an extensive track record of planning and analyzing customer, cross-channel marketing, digital strategies and robust data driven projects to optimize customer experience and drive conversion.

Follow Angel on Twitter @trendygeek
Andrea Grant
Andrea Grant
Director Digital Marketing
Cabela's
As Director of Digital Marketing for Cabela's, Andrea Grant drives cross-channel strategy via social, mobile and email.  Since joining the World's Foremost Outfitter in 2013, Andrea has opened the Denver-based corporate extension office, implemented a solid social content strategy, streamlined mobile experiences and refined the email program while interjecting a healthy dose of user experience and increased conversion. Prior to Cabela's, Andrea managed the global CRM and loyalty program at Crocs Inc. Her passion as a customer advocate and background in digital strategy, enhances the customer experience and has garnered national recognition.

Mari Corella
Mari Corella
Director, Digital Merchandising & Operations
AVON
Mari Corella is an ecommerce specialist in the fashion and beauty industry with over a decade of experience from major corporate retailers such as Gap, Williams-Sonoma, Sears and Saks Fifth Avenue. In her current role as Director of Digital Merchandising & Site Operations for Avon she is responsible for transforming Avon.com into a world-class beauty destination. She has a passion for helping other develop their careers in the retail industry.

Mari holds a BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Mari and check out her blog at maricorella.com.

Follow Avon on Twitter @AvonInsider

Wayne Duan
Wayne Duan
Director Digital Commerce
Walgreens
Wayne Duan is currently Director of Digital Commerce for Walgreens. In his current role, Wayne manages the P&L and leads a team of merchants that oversees all aspects of pricing, promotions, and assortment strategies for the merchandising departments at Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com (excluding photo and pharmacy). He also leads digital commerce teams in charge of catalog maintenance and visual merchandising. In addition, Wayne is directly involved in planning and executing various strategic omni-channel initiatives for Walgreens.com. Prior to this role, Wayne was the lead merchant for Walgreens.com and held various merchandising roles within Walgreens.

Prior to joining Walgreens, Wayne was a management consulting professional primarily advising his clients in business process outsourcing (BPO) and business intelligence. Wayne advised clients in the apparel retail, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and insurance industries. He also held merchandising and planning roles at Target and Banana Republic.
Stefanie Kruse
Stefanie Kruse
Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Walgreens Digital Commerce
Walgreens
Stefanie Kruse is the Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis for Walgreens Digital Commerce (Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, and VisionDirect.com).  In her current role, Stefanie leads category planning and promotional planning for the Photo and Retail Products e-Commerce businesses.  Her team develops category financial targets and works across all functional areas to develop strategies, manage execution, and conduct analysis to assess impact.  She also leads promotional planning activities and collaborates with creative and merchant teams to manage a holistic end-to-end experience.  Additionally, Stefanie’s team drives decisions to optimize pricing, assortment planning, and customer lifecycle management. 

Prior to Walgreens, Stefanie held roles in pricing and revenue management at American Airlines, as well as in strategy and analytics and Orbitz.com.  

Karthik Vish
Karthik Vish
Director, Acquisition Marketing
Macys.com
Karthik is a global marketing and omni-channel retail expert who has been connecting products/services with customers through technology for more than 14 years. He has drawn on his diverse experience in Strategy, Business Operations, Big data analytics and Technology, in helping brands such as Macys, British Telecom and Oracle unlock their growth potential. Currently, as the Head of Macy's Paid Search, he is responsible for the brand’s international and domestic search (both online and in-store). His innovative and unparalleled ability to harness the power of insights and customer intent, has transformed the expansive program into a key contributor to the brand's topline and growth iniatives.
Ross Higgins
Ross Higgins
Director Global User Experience (UX) & Design
Newegg
Ross Higgins leads Newegg's global design and user experience. He and his team are responsible for defining the way users interact with the U.S. tech-focused e-retailer, and for designing the web, mobile and app user interfaces. A strong advocate for user experience within Newegg, Ross constantly evangelizes a user-centric design that employs modern techniques for data analysis and user testing.

Prior to joining Newegg, Ross was a freelance web designer/developer, an instructor in the Web Design program at the Art Institute of California and a senior front-end web developer at Fox Broadcasting, where he built and managed fox.com and mini sites for the network's TV shows. Ross also was a graphic web team lead and UX designer at ESRI, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software.
Justin Parker
Justin Parker
Director Retention Marketing
TheRealReal
Justin is responsible for email and mobile marketing, as well as lifecycle marketing programs, at The RealReal. He previously led loyalty and credit marketing at JCPenney, and has worked with various online and brick and mortar retailers, including Walmart, Disney and Epson.
Jennifer Heim
Jennifer Heim
Director Customer Marketing
Silver Star Brands
Jennifer Heim is the Marketing Retention Manager at Silver Star Brands (home of Miles Kimball, Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change and Exposures).  With more than 10 years of direct-to-consumer experience, her focus on revenue-driving strategies has effectively increased customer retention across all channels, including email, catalog and direct mail, as well as business intelligence.  While at Silver Star Brands, Jennifer has lead marketing efforts on launching private credit, increasing average order size, and further developing behavior-based triggered emails.  Prior to Silver Star Brands Jennifer was at American Girl focusing on catalog marketing and forecasting.

Kedar Deshpande
Kedar Deshpande
Head of Mobile Marketing
Zappos
He works on evangelizing, validating and on boarding new mobile/loyalty/retention product and marketing concepts.
Carrie Matuga
Carrie Matuga
Director eCommerce
Too Faced Cosmetics
Carrie Matuga joined Too Faced in January 2014 as Director of Ecommerce and Digital.  She brings 9+ years of ecommerce and digital marketing experience growing beauty, fashion, and athletic apparel and footwear businesses.  During her tenure at Too Faced, Carrie has been focused on creating and executing a roadmap for growth, mentoring and developing her team, partnering with best-in-class vendors and seeking out new opportunities.  The team at Too Faced has been busy:  in the last two years, they’ve launched a new website and are in the midst of planning another platform transfer.  In addition, they’ve grown revenue at TooFaced.com, ROAS and website visits by triple digits Y-o-Y and have seen a 600% growth in the email database.
 

Kumar Padmanabhan
Kumar Padmanabhan
Director, Web Engineering
Art.com
Kumar is the Director of Web Engineering at Art.com and has over 20 years of experience in enabling businesses to succeed. He is experienced in multiple industries and business verticals, including consumer internet, global eCommerce, retail, automotive, power-sports, and publishing. He firmly believes that businesses can succeed only when the strengths of its people and the power of ever-changing technologies are leveraged.
 
As the Director of Web Engineering, Kumar and his team is responsible for building simple, consistent, seamless, and compelling user experience among Art Brand’s multiple global eCommerce web properties regardless of the device the customers use to access the websites. Prior to Art,com, Kumar has worked with Syncata (acquired by Snap-on Business Solutions) as a Managing Consultant and collaborated with customers like Gymboree, American Honda, Motorcycle Industry Council,  to develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.
 
Kumar holds MBA degree in Global Business from Pepperdine University, Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, and Bachelor Degrees in Business administration and Accounting. He lives in Cupertino, CA with his wife and 2 daughters.

Michael Aki
Michael Aki
Director Digital Marketing
Aeropostale
With over 14 years of experience in the digital space, Michael is currently the Head of Digital Marketing for Aeropostale. His team includes customer acquisition, retention, site marketing, omni-channel promotions and mobile/app product management.  At Aero, he has used innovation to launch a new mobile website, increased distribution of the brand through digital media, and improved technology in their brick and mortar to reach new customers. Recently recognized on Brand Innovator’s 2015 East ’40 Under 40 list, his previous roles include Global Head of Affiliate and Paid Social at Gap Inc. with similar roles at Macys.com, Sephora and Office Depot.
Tari Huddleston
Tari Huddleston
Director eCommerce VP Jeanswear
VF Corporation
Tari Huddleston leads the Ecommerce and Digital Strategy for VF Corporation, Jeanswear Coalition for two of America’s leading brands, Lee and Wrangler.  In her role she partners closely with marketing units to formulate and execute plans to profitably accelerate owned and partner ecommerce revenues as well as implement measures to elevate ecommerce and digital growth platforms and capabilities. With over 20 years’ experience with many famous and well-loved brands from The Home Depot to Hallmark to M&M’s Chocolate Candies, she has led and developed direct to consumer business from start-up, survival, turnaround and growth.  With a strong knowledge of both customer focused businesses and online developments, Tari has been responsible for launching dozens of websites, new catalogs and establishing complete direct to consumer infrastructures from the ground up. 
Howard Blumenthal
Howard Blumenthal
Director eBusiness Product Management
Advance Auto Parts
Howard Blumenthal is currently Director of Platform Solutions for eBusiness at Advance Auto Parts. Howard joined Advance in April, 2009 as a founding member of the eBusiness team and within 6 months launched Advance's first B2C site and Customer Care center. Advance's first B2B site followed two months later. Today, the Platform Solutions team continues to drive the Omnichannel Roadmap for the organization, including the integration of mobile and social strategies into all areas of the organization. Prior to joining Advance, Howard held senior marketing and development roles at Shop.com, Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware, The Franklin Mint and the Danbury Mint.


Hemal Gandhi
Hemal Gandhi
Director Data Engineering
One Kings Lane
Hemal has 15 years of experience in building large-scale data platforms. He is currently Director of Data Engineering at One Kings Lane, overseeing the implementation of the big data platform, data integration framework, data tools and decision systems. He has extensive experience in the retail / ecommerce domain providing data solutions to business functions such as marketing, finance, supply chain, merchandising and customer advocacy. Prior to One Kings Lane he worked on data teams for companies like Walmart.com and EBay Inc. (StubHub). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, majoring in Computer Science.
Amanda Kendrick
Amanda Kendrick
Director eCommerce
Pep Boys
Amanda Lancellotti is the Director of eCommerce at Pep Boys. She previously served as the Director of Online Merchandising and Business Development. At Pep Boys, Amanda has overseen the rise in natural search results through optimization of all on-site content including video, service and authoritative content for the pepboys.com. In her new role, Amanda oversees all of eCommerce operations including customer service, logistics, functional enhancements, market place expansion and non-product content. She has more than eight years in the eCommerce industry working at David's Bridal and Boathouse Sports.
Marta Dalton
Marta Dalton
Director eCommerce
Coca-Cola
Marta Dalton got her start in eCommerce back in 2004 in Tokyo, Japan and has been in love with the eclectic mix of technology, marketing, and operations that make up the world of eCommerce ever since.  She’s led development & database teams to build new platforms, created new pricing strategies, and launched global digital marketing plans to drive adoption & engagement.  She recently joined Coca-Cola Refreshments as Director of eCommerce to lead the B2B eCommerce business in North America and is thrilled to be working for a brand she’s loved since childhood.
John Eckhardt
John Eckhardt
Director CRM & Analytics
Sally Beauty
John Eckhardt, Director of Analytics and CRM at Sally Beauty is a driven leader with strong track record of leveraging technology and advanced analytics in Marketing, Operations, and Finance.  He is passionate about big data and data sciences driving step-change in customer experience, digital commerce, and advertising ROI.
 
In a short six months, he has established a data sciences practice at Sally in partnership with cognizant analytics in order to find, target, personalize, and optimize the lifecycle of every customer.  In order to take these insight to market, the team has also launched a number of key innovations and capabilities - personalized behavioral programs in digital, targeted 1:1 program in digital display, and a mobile messaging program. All of these have led to increased marketing driven sales by over 20% and ROI improvements over 30%.
 
John has a Bachelors degree in Decision Sciences and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Texas.

Follow John on Twitter @johneckhardt

Debbie Johnsen
Debbie Johnsen
Director Interactive Marketing
The Leading Hotels of the World
Debbie Johnsen is Director, Interactive Marketing for The Leading Hotels of the World. She began her career in Marketing and E-Commerce two decades ago, and has developed global, multi-channel campaigns on both the client and agency side. Her background includes Digital Marketing roles with Bertelsmann, Omnicom and Rail Europe Group, with industry experience spanning Travel & Hospitality, Retail and Entertainment.

Follow Debbie on Twitter @debonair_ny

Matt Chwat
Matt Chwat
Director User Experience
ThinkGeek
Mark McKnight
Mark McKnight
Creative Director
Rock/Creek
Mark McKnight is Director of Marketing and eCommerce at Rock/Creek, an independently-owned specialty outdoor retailer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he leads digital transformation and customer experience projects for the company. Mark joined in 2004 to help grow the ecommerce channel rockcreek.com from the smallest single store to over half of the company's overall sales today, and now is facing the challenges of integrating a variety of legacy technology silos inside a nearly 30-year old company.

Mark has been a speaker at Twitter's global sales conference, Bronto Software's "Meeting of the Minds" and annual user summits, as well as Oracle OpenWorld ad is the co-founder of RootsRated, a content marketing company in the outdoor industry. In his off time, Mark a flatwater paddler, trail runner and photographer.

Reid Greenberg
Reid Greenberg
Director eCommerce & Consumer Engagement
Seventh Generation
With over 16 years of experience in a variety of digital leadership roles,  Reid oversees the Consumer, Creative and Digital teams for Seventh Generation.  He is tasked with leading the development of strategy and execution for Seventh Generation’s digital marketing and operations and oversees the brand’s consumer conversation and engagement ecosystem, social media, direct response programs, ecommerce mobile initiatives, creative team and the consumer care program.  Reid also provides strategy and support to Seventh Generation’s key online customers.

Prior to joining Seventh Generation, Reid was most recently the head of Digital and Direct at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), including Consumer Direct and B2B.  Prior to GMCR, he held roles at Ibex Outdoor Clothing and eBay, Inc.  Reid is also co-founder of www.Distainables.com, an online ‘pause’ marketing apparel company that attempts to shock consumers into action with its unique designs and messaging.


Ian MacDonald
Ian MacDonald
Director of eCommerce
Silver Star Brands (Miles Kimball)
Ian joined Silver Star Brands (#201 in the 2015 Internet Retailer Top 500 and home of Miles Kimball, Walter Drake, Easy Comforts, As We Change, Exposures, Native Remedies and Pet Alive) in 2013 after 2.5 years with PartySuppliesDelivered. There, Ian helped launch and grow to profitability a new party supplies business unit within USMattress.com. Previous to PartySuppliesDelivered he had a short stint at the multichannel retailer The Pond Guy. Ian spent the previous 10 year transitioning CenturyNovelty from a struggling bricks-and-mortar into a profitable and growing etailer (also of the party supplies variety). At Silver Star Brands, Ian is responsible for the ecommerce roadmap to grow top line sales across eCommerce and Marketplace channels, while profitably acquiring new customers.

Greg Casey
Greg Casey
User Experience Architect
eBags
Coming from the acclaimed UX agency, EffectiveUI, Gregory Casey is the User Experience Architect for eBags.com with 10 years experience in UX and Interface design. He has created user-centered solutions for companies including eBay, FedEx, CenturyLink, The Nielsen Company, and Disney and was a contributor to the 2010 O’Reilly book, Effective UI. Through insights gathered from extensive user research and usability testing, Greg has guided eBags efforts to present customers with an experience that, regardless of channel, is useful, intuitive and delightful.

Follow Gregory on Twitter @gregorycasey

Emily Campbell
Emily Campbell
Director Digital Business
National Instruments
Emily Campbell leads global digital and eCommerce at National Instruments.  She joined NI in 2014 and is responsible for defining the global digital customer experience. Prior to NI, Emily worked in a variety of leadership roles at Dell including a 4 year European assignment.   Emily has been in the eCommerce and digital space for more than 15 years, having developed broad and deep expertise across User Experience, Visual Design, Digital Media, Search, Product Management, and Merchandising with P&L responsibility for B2C and B2B web experiences. At National Instruments, Emily has been leading a major transformation in the digital space including a new content strategy with a new CMS and a new global eCommerce engine. 
Victor Castro
Victor Castro
Director eCommerce
Zachy's
Victor Castro is the Director of E-Commerce at Zachys Fine Wine. Prior to joining Zachys, Victor was Director of E-Commerce at Vermont Teddy Bear and its sister brands PajamaGram, Calyx Flowers, and PajamaJeans. Victor has over 10 years of experience in managing E-Commerce operations, responsible for developing strategies and driving initiatives to generate growth; as well as providing consulting services to IR-500 retailers across the world.

Zachys Wine & Liquor is the leading purveyor of fine wine in the country; providing unique, curated, hard to find fine wines through its retail location in Westchester County and online. Zachys Auctions is the premier wine auction house; offering live auctions in New York and Hong Kong, as well as online only auctions.
Jonathan Bradbury
Jonathan Bradbury
Director Global eCommerce
Munchkin
Jonathan has brought optimal personalized experiences to the consumer on various mediums through the use of modern marketing techniques coupled with advanced technical skills for over 12 years.  He has brought digital success to Fortune 500 companies making children’s video games, movie titles, and toys.  Most recently, Jonathan had been building advanced online marketing and shopping experiences for top brands in the children’s and baby categories.  He is always looking for emerging technology that can improve digital experiences and make consumers’ lives easier.

Follow Jonathan on Twitter @Munchkin_Inc

Mike Zuccato
Mike Zuccato
Director Online Marketing
Sourcebooks
Mike brings over 15 years of experience managing all facets of e-commerce related businesses across many different industries. In addition to leadership on the online marketing side, he also possesses several years of IT management experience allowing him to look at opportunities through multiple lenses. His specialty is in finding creative solutions to power customer acquisition strategy within cost objectives. Over the past, Mike's been able to bring innovative marketing strategies to the financial, entertainment and consumer goods industries.
Justin Bergson
Justin Bergson
Content Marketing Designer
Build.com
Justin Bergson the of Content Marketing Manager at Build.com, a home improvement online retailer ranked #79 on the Internet Retailer 100.As a pure play online retailer, Build.com’s digital marketing has evolved at a rapid pace, and their emphasis on content as a cornerstone of their strategy is rather unique. Justin is at the forefront of Build.com's content marketing strategy which has become a cornerstone of Build.com's inbound marketing more every year. During his 9-year tenure at Build.com he has also managed the A/B Testing and Design team's at Build.com, a role that further emphasizes Build.com’s dedication to data and results-driven decision making.
Manan Singh
Manan Singh
Sr. Manager eCommerce
Shutterfly
Manan Singh has a background in technology and business, and as an Omniture technology consultant, he drove substantial and measurable lift in the online businesses of the world's top companies.

In his current role as a Sr. Manager, eCommerce at Shutterfly, Manan manages the Site Optimization team, which is focused on improving key eCommerce metrics like Conversion Rate and Average Order Value. He also manages the cross sell and site search optimization programs as well as other key eCommerce projects aimed to provide a frictionless eCommerce experience for Shutterfly's customers. Over the last 3.5 years, his team has identified incremental revenue opportunities in excess of $10M on Shutterfly’s primary eCommerce site, www.shutterfly.com.

Follow Manan on Twitter @manan225
Feng Chang
Feng Chang
Sr. Manager Digital Marketing Strategy
RUE LA LA
Feng Chang is the Senior Manager, Marketing at Rue La La, a leader in e-commerce sales and innovation. In this role, Feng oversees customer acquisition and marketing innovation to drive the company’s next phase of growth.  Feng’s areas of focus include affiliate, content, mobile app, referral, partnerships, and emerging channels – all with an eye on technology to enable actionable insights and optimization.

Prior to joining Rue La La, Feng served as the Director of Strategy & Analytics at Karmaloop Inc., where she oversaw marketing and sales analytics, corporate strategy, and led initiatives in performance improvement and cost restructuring. She also led mobile strategy for PLNDR.com, Karmaloop’s member’s-only site with over 4 million members. Previously, Feng worked in management and strategy consulting with a focus in life sciences, industrials, and retail. Feng has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and BS in Biology and Economics from Boston College. Feng resides in Jamaica Plain, MA.


Val DuVernet
Val DuVernet
Sr. Program Manager - Content & Social Media Strategy
Advance Auto Parts
Val DuVernet uses her passion for story-telling and her drive to deliver accurate and meaningful data to create content for multiple platforms and channels. She leads content initiatives at Advance Auto Parts that reach B2C and B2B audiences, weaving content into the learning, shopping and social media experiences of car repair professionals and enthusiasts, encouraging engagement and creating customers. Prior to joining Advance, Val operated a national licensed business for Sears, created marketing strategies for multiple small businesses and led the initial team that developed product taxonomies for Target.com.

Ryan Saginor
Ryan Saginor
Online Product Manager, Fulfillment & Availability
The Home Depot
Jinzhou Huang
Jinzhou Huang
Sr. Mgr Testing & Optimization
The Home Depot
Jinzhou built the Testing & Optimization program at the Home Depot from the ground-up.  Testing has contributed significantly to the annual growth of 1 billion dollars for the past 3 consecutive years at homedepot.com – today the enterprise celebrates a very vibrant testing culture where test data is used not only to inform product development, but also to drive resource prioritization and to influence enterprise capital investment decisions. 

Prior to joining the Home Depot, Jinzhou led the Predictive Analytics team at Target.com, where some of her work in data mining  was featured in national news media.

Bruce Starnes
Bruce Starnes
Vice President/Merchandise Manager
Target
He started his retail career at Abercrombie & Fitch.  After a few years, he moved to May Department stores and was a merchant in Home.  He then moved to Target in 2005, and have held numerous merchandising roles.  He is currently Divisional Merchandise Manager of Hardlines, Health and Grocery for target.com.  In addition, he is responsible for their Guest Solutions team, which includes their total Registry business, Subscription services, and their Marketplace business.  Last, he also leads their Guest Fulfillment Experience team, which is responsible for operating and improving their fulfillment experiences. 
 
Follow Bruce on Twitter @brucestarnes
Tracy Hermans
Tracy Hermans
Digital Marketing Manager
Wet Seal
Tracy Hermans is the Digital Marketing Manager at Wet Seal, LLC, a leading fast-fashion retailing and ecommerce destination site designed for young women.  She manages all acquisition and retention marketing initiatives which includes innovative and new areas via social media, influencer marketing, content marketing and other digital channels. Prior to joining Wet Seal, Tracy worked at a full service marketing agency specializing in lead generation and optimization for national branded B2B/B2C companies.  She has a diverse background in web analytics and digital media.  She is a proud volunteer and Big Sister for Big Brothers, Big Sister.  Not surprisingly, you can find her and her Little Sis discovering new places to eat, shop and run in Orange County, CA. 

Follow Tracy on Twitter @tracysurfs

Kim Lewis
Kim Lewis
VP Omnichannel Marketing
Golfsmith
Kim Lewis leads the Omnichannel Marketing group at Golfsmith International, responsible for ensuring seamless brand execution and experience across all customer touchpoints for the largest specialty golf retailer in the world. She oversees brand & creative, eCommerce, CRM, private label credit, digital/social/email marketing, PR, direct mail, field marketing, and store environment across the Golfsmith USA and Golf Town Canada brands.
Previously,  Kim launched the current CRM, direct mail, email, and loyalty programs for Charming Charlie, a rapidly growing accessories retailer, and spent 10 years at Sally Beauty Supply, helping develop the $3 billion company’s highly successful loyalty program, email marketing initiatives, and website.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. 

Follow Kim on Twitter @lorrikim

Rob Crutchley
Rob Crutchley
Web Analytics Manager
Pep Boys
Rob has 10+ years of ecommerce experience working for both a start-up ecommerce pure play and for a multi-billion dollar company with a large digital and brick-and-mortar presence.
He’s developed, executed, analyzed and optimized multiple SEM, SEO, Email, Direct Mail, Retargeting and Reengagement campaigns.  He also has extensive experience with tools such as Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Monetate, Visual Website Optimizer, Adobe Analytics (Omniture), Test and Target, Google Tag Manager, Tealium, Double Click and More.

Follow Rob on Twitter @RobCrutchley
Mosheh Poltorak
Mosheh Poltorak
Customer Retention Manager
Blinds.com
Mosheh is a Marketing Manager at Blinds.com, the world’s largest online window covering retailer, acquired by The Home Depot, Inc (NYSE: HD) in 2014. Passionate about data-driven marketing and living at the left-brain, right-brain intersection, Mosheh is equally at home in the worlds of ROI or CMYK. He currently leads the company’s customer-retention program, with direct management of email and direct-mail. Prior to that, Mosheh was responsible for introducing and managing new customer-acquisition channels for Blinds.com, having developed several multi-million dollar new channels for the company. Since 2008, he has advised over a dozen firms - from startups to hedge-funds, non-profits to a top-5 international bank - in the areas of branding, marketing, product development and strategic planning. In 2011 Mosheh founded eGiftShare, a social gifting platform, which later merged with Kurrenci a virtual currency startup, where he served as VP of Product & Marketing. Mosheh graduated with honors from CUNY Brooklyn College, with a B.S. in Business Management & Finance.

Follow Mosheh on Twitter @moshehp
Jamie Braxton
Jamie Braxton
Marketing Manager
US Mattress
Since joining US Mattress in 2008, Jamie has an impressive track record of helping US Mattress improve their bottom line. In 2012, Jamie launched the email marketing program at US Mattress from the ground up and currently delivers millions of emails each year. He is also responsible for creating the company’s first customer rewards program in 2014 that’s contributed in a huge way to customer retention. In addition to these accomplishments, Jamie manages paid search, social media, remarketing, and developing strategic partnerships with new and innovative technologies to help growth. Jamie graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Logistics from Central Michigan University. Fun fact: Jamie has a fashion startup venture funded by the President of US-Mattress.

Fayez Mohamood
Fayez Mohamood
Co-Founder & CEO
Bluecore

Fayez is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluecore, where they are transforming the way eCommerce marketers use data and automation to communicate with customers. Bluecore’s marketing automation software is designed to simplify the process of ingesting terabytes of behavioral data and automatically taking action on precise insights, driving engagement and conversion rates that defy industry standards.




Previously, Fayez was Head of Product at BigDoor where he was responsible for conceiving, executing and iterating on gamified loyalty and rewards programs to increase user retention across the websites of major global brands.




In his downtime you can find Fayez doing yoga or taking the stage for improv shows around New York City.



Roy Steves
Roy Steves
Sr. Marketing Manager
evo
As a former programmer, Roy takes a very technical approach to marketing, focusing on automation and optimization.  He helped his previous company more than double revenue in two years, eventually leading to an acquisition by a national brick-and-mortar chain.  Now out of the big corporate world, and back in his natural habitat of e-commerce, he's always excited to talk shop.
Annella Kelso
Annella Kelso
eCommerce Customer Success Manager
Snake River Farms
Annella Kelso is the Customer Success Manager for Idaho based Snake River Farms, a leading purveyor of American Kobe Beef, Kurobuta Pork and Northwest Beef. A graduate of Boise State University, Annella has been with Snake River Farms for eight years and manages the email marketing, customer service, branded social media, and VIP/BBQ programs within the Ecommerce business unit. She’s responsible for all customer communications and considers her industry-leading Net Promoter Score to be her biggest accomplishment.  In her spare time Annella can be usually be found trying to find her way behind a microphone, cooking for family and friends and dabbling in the world of competitive BBQ.

Follow Annella on Twitter @annellakelso
Dave Krohn
Dave Krohn
eCommerce & Acquisition Manager
Delcity
Dave Krohn is head of eCommerce, Digital Marketing & Customer Acquisition for Del City, a global distributor of 12V electrical & transportation supplies. Recruited to Del City in 2010, Dave led the transformation of a 60+ year old catalog company into an ecommerce driven organization. In just over five years, Del City has increased the number of annual new customers acquired by seven-fold, been recognized as one of the fastest growing ecommerce businesses in its vertical and is now conducting the majority of their business online. Prior to working for Del City, Dave held various digital marketing positions at Uline and Briggs & Stratton. Dave is data driven marketer and is passionate about driving profitable growth through digital channels.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/davekrohn

Follow Dave on Twitter @delcitydirect

Matt Storms
Matt Storms
SEO & SEM
Organic Growth Hacker & SEO Expert
Matt Storms first started working in the Internet Marketing arena over 6 years ago when he convinced his then employer to let him take a stab at rebuilding the company's website. He has since worked for various companies fine-tuning his skills and currently works as an independent SEO, SEM, Organic Growth Hacker & SEO Expert Litigation Witness in Silicon Valley. He is a Google Top Contributor where he is recognized as a Search Expert by Google. As a Google Top Contributor he has answered over 10,000 questions pro bono for webmasters in relation to SEO for Google to help businesses and individuals succeed.

Matt has worked with Fortune 500 companies down to small local businesses, generating in millions of dollars in revenue. Over the course of his career he has worked with a variety of industries always working in an ethical and honest manner to increase traffic and revenue.


Follow Matt on Twitter @matt_storms
Brendan Witcher
Brendan Witcher
Principal Analyst
Forrester Research
Brendan Witcher is a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He is a leading expert on eCommerce business, consumer behavior, and technology trends in the digital engagement space. He is also a noted authority on technology developments that affect both online and offline commerce industries, as well as vendors that help facilitate delivery of today's leading strategies and tactics in digital excellence.

In his research, Brendan covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, customer experience management best practices, personalization capabilities, engagement strategies, customer service solutions, and conversion optimization within verticals that include retail, CPGs, B2B, financial services, media, entertainment, hospitality, and the public sector. Though he applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, he spends the majority of his consulting time with companies that are at the forefront of dealing with digital disruption.

In addition to keynoting at global industry events and advising executive teams on digital strategy, Brendan is routinely sought after for comments and insights by industry media such as CNBC, PBS, The Economist, Time, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Internet Retailer Magazine.
Asif R. Khan
Asif R. Khan
Founder & President
Location Based Marketing Association
A proud Canadian, Asif is a renowned global speaker, author and serial entrepreneur.  He is currently focused on working as a consultant and venture capitalist to the location-based marketing services community.  In support of this, Asif recently formed the Location Based Marketing Association - an international group dedicated to research and education in the space. 

Prior to launching The LBMA, Asif built 4 start-ups and worked with companies as diverse as Limited Brands, IBM, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Molson-Coors, BestBuy, American Airlines, Cineplex Entertainment, ING Bank, Vroom & Dreesman and L’Oreal. You can catch Asif’s weekly video podcast - This Week In Location-Based Marketing.

An avid technology evangelist, Asif also holds a degree in economics and management sciences from the University of Waterloo, is a adjunct professor at Penn State University.

Follow Asif on Twitter @AsifRKhan
Emily Dybwad
Emily Dybwad
Global Digital Marketing Manager
Benefit Cosmetics
Emily Dybwad is a Global Digital Marketing Manager at Benefit Cosmetics, specializing in digital strategy for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America.  She has dual role of advancing her markets’ digital strategy and evolving Benefit’s social advertising strategy.  Emily contributed to a 164% year over year increase of Facebook reach and a 124% year over year increase of views on YouTube.  Prior to Benefit, Emily worked at Utique, a venture capital backed luxury automated platform.
Mike Hondorp
Mike Hondorp
Brand Development Lead
Instagram

Mike has served as the retail category lead on the Instagram Brand Development team since July 2014, prior to which he was on the retail Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook. In his role, Mike focuses on retail strategy and advises clients on how to best leverage Instagram as a marketing channel. 



Prior to joining Facebook and Instagram, Mike began his retail marketing career at Ralph Lauren and Bonobos.

Joe Melton
Joe Melton
Vice President Search
YourAmigo

Joe Melton is the Vice President of Search for Your Amigo.  For 17 years Joe has been helping B2B and B2C organizations grow by providing digital marketing, sales and account management consulting.  He has experience uncovering market opportunities for businesses and creating campaigns earning them new traffic and revenue from their ideal prospects.  He routinely speaks at conferences around the country about the constantly changing landscape of digital marketing.

Udayan Bose
Udayan Bose
Founder & CEO
NetElixir

Udayan Bose founded NetElixir with a vision to provide online marketers worldwide with a paid search campaign optimization solution capable of delivering magical performance. Udayan recognized the potential of paid search as an essential advertising channel in 2002. Having experienced first hand the complexity involved in running a profitable paid search campaign, he was driven to develop a system that delivers predictable and efficient campaign performance, allowing marketers to fully leverage the power of paid search as a high value sales generator.



Prior to starting NetElixir, Udayan was Director of Business Development for iGlobalMedia/PartyGaming, the world's largest online gaming company. In this role he was responsible for building a new business unit, PartyBingo, that became a major revenue generator for the company.



Udayan is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences like Internet Retailer Conference (US), Internet Retailing Conference (UK), eTail and Search Engine Strategies Conferences (US and Germany). He is a guest lecturer at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management; Zicklin School of Business, Baruch, NY and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.



Udayan holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an M.B.A. from Mumbai University, India.


Allon Caidar
Allon Caidar
CEO
TVPage

Allon is a serial entrepreneur in the content distribution and media sectors. Prior to TVPage, Allon was Co-founder & CEO of Opticomm, a Broadcast Video Systems Company (sold to Emcore, NASDAQ: EMKR). Customers at Opticomm included NBC, Sony, Viacom and ESPN. Prior to Opticomm, Allon was VP at Hotbar, an Internet Media Start-up that reached over 20M users in <2 years and was successfully sold thereafter. Before Hotbar, Allon was a VC Attorney at Goldfarb, Seligman & Co., focusing on the Israeli high-tech sector. Allon has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporations from the NYU School of Law and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Sussex University School of Law in Brighton, England. 

Dan Stepchew
Dan Stepchew
CMO
Medelita
Dan Stepchew is an eCommerce entrepreneur and partner at Medelita, LLC, where he currently serves as the company's chief marketing officer in charge of growing awareness around the world's first premium healthcare uniform brand. He has over 15 years professional experience working in dual roles involving IT and design, and whose work in both capacities has driven substantial growth in web sales.


Omer Artun
Omer Artun
CEO & Founder
AgilOne

Omer holds a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience and physics from Brown University where he studied under Nobel Laureate Physicist, Leon Cooper, on pattern recognition, data mining and complex systems modeling at the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business where he taught on data-driven marketing and relationship marketing. Previously, Omer was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in analytical areas such as pricing, direct marketing and customer segmentation. He was also a VP of strategic marketing at CDW/Micro Warehouse, a $6B direct reseller of technology products, and a marketing executive at Best Buy. It was his work as a data-driven marketer that led to the founding of AgilOne, where he aims to empower people through machine learning – starting with marketers.

Morgan Chemij
Morgan Chemij
Director NA Marketing
Hewlett Packard
Morgan Chemij serves as Director of North American marketing at HPI where he oversees demand gen and CRM programs inclusive of email, print, search, display and affiliates.   Prior to that he oversaw ecommerce marketing at FTD brands before which he spend many years agency side at iCrossing and Wunderman creating best-in-class search and digital innovations for the likes of American Express, American Airlines, Disney, FedEx, Citibank, Land Rover and countless others.

Max Bennett
Max Bennett
Co-Founder & VP Bluecore Labs
Bluecore
Max Bennett is the Co-Founder & VP of Bluecore Labs at Bluecore. Max was one of the original-four at Bluecore, pairing the rare ability to construct and implement business strategy with the technical skill-set to design and develop products that deliver on these strategies. In addition to product strategy and business operations oversight, Max is responsible for scaling and managing Bluecore’s team of forward deployed engineers. Max’s previous experience at Goldman Sachs, completion of the TechStars associate program and tireless work ethic helped Bluecore emerge as New York’s fastest growing SaaS start-up in 2014.
Tim Wilson
VP, eCommerce Insights
1010data
Amber Lee
Amber Lee
VP Interactive, User Experience
QVC
Amber Otero was named vice president of interactive for QVC in 2015. In this role, Otero is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of QVC’s interactive platform strategy. This includes accountability for developing the user interface design strategy and execution, user experience strategy, and definition of the roadmap for the company’s customer-facing interactive and social platforms, such as web and mobile apps. Since joining QVC in February 2014, Otero supported the creation of QVC’s first user experience and design organization and led the development of QVC’s digital experience and interactive platform refresh strategy. She has 15 years in experience design for interactive applications for the retail industry. Previous to QVC, Amber led user experience design for Ebay Enterprise and NCR Corporation, focused on ecommerce design services for Fortune 500 and Internet Retailer 200 companies.

Jeff McRitchie
Jeff McRitchie
VP Marketing
MyBinding.com
Jeff McRitchie is the VP of Marketing for MyBinding.com in Hillsboro Oregon. He launched the MyBinding.com ecommerce store in 2003 and has helped to build their business into one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA. Jeff specializes in internet marketing and search engine optimization and is a regular speaker at conferences and tradeshows on topics related to ecommerce, content marketing and Video SEO. An entrepreneur at heart, he is passionate about finding effective and inexpensive ways to do marketing using the internet. In his role at MyBinding Jeff has helped the company to develop an elaborate content marketing strategy that combines video production, blogging, article writing and the creation of unique product content.  These content marketing strategies have helped to establish MyBinding as authority in their niche and have been instrumental in propelling the company's ongoing growth.
Lewis Broadnax
Lewis Broadnax
Executive Director, Lenovo.com, Marketing & Merchandising
Lenovo
As a 20 year tech industry veteran, Lewis Broadnax is currently responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Lenovo's eCommerce mission in North America. In addition to having responsibility for US and Canada eCommerce, he was instrumental in launching Lenovo's online expansion into Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. Prior to his 15 year tenure with Lenovo and IBM, Lewis held positions in Marketing, Web Strategy and Product Management for Research Triangle Park startup companies. Lewis was educated at Duke University and calls Durham, NC home. His passions are consumer electronics, photography and Duke Basketball.
Casey Carey
Casey Carey
Director
Google Analytics Marketing
Casey began his passionate pursuit of making marketing better through data, technology, and analytics at Customer Insight Company, which was the first company to put a marketing database on a desktop computer. His journey has spanned leadership roles at companies including MatchLogic, DoubleClick, Epsilon, Webtrends, Adometry and most recently, Google. Casey is a regular speaker at regional and national conferences and President of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA).
Al Lalani
Al Lalani
Chief Strategist
Social Annex
Al is responsible for the Social Annex product vision, and he currently heads all customer management and technical interaction at the company.  He has been instrumental in building the team and product at Social Annex to serve over 200 enterprise eCommerce customers today. Prior to Social Annex, he oversaw eCommerce and Online Product Management at the online floral retailer, Teleflora, as well as managed several eCommerce services and partners.  Before that, he gained experience working at several startups, leading their technology integration teams. 
Iyad Kamal
Iyad Kamal
Chief Operating Officer
Aramex International
Iyad Kamal is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aramex, one of the leading logistics and transportation companies in the Middle East and South Asia, and the first company from the Arab world to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company now trades on the Dubai Financial Market. Mr. Kamal obtained his first degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of Jordan in 1989. In 1991 he received his Masters of Arts Degree in Economics from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Since he joined Aramex in 1991 as OEC Coordinator, Mr. Kamal has worked in several capacities including Vice President - Logistics and Ground Services, General Manager Logistics, and Express Product and Quality Manager; reaching the position of Chief Logistics Officer in 2007 and his current position of COO in 2010. Mr. Kamal is an active member of the company’s Global Management Team and offers an extensive knowledge of the logistics and transportation industry. Mr. Kamal is also the president of Al Riyadi Club, a prominent basketball organization in Jordan.
John Deming
John Deming
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Seventh Generation
Jason Scoggins
Jason Scoggins
Director 1:1 Marketing
JCPenney
Jason Scoggins is the Director of 1:1 Marketing for JCPenney where he is responsible for driving customer engagement and retention through email and direct mail as well as CRM strategies across all of marketing. A go-to industry leader in online marketing, Jason has spent the last 19 years focused on revenue-driving email campaigns, customer acquisition and retention programs, cross-channel campaigns, as well as developing content and promotion strategies. Immediately prior to joining JCPenney, held positions at Freshpair.com and Southwest Airlines. He has also helped clients like Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Premier Health Partners, Education Management Corporation, and Galderma Laboratories develop relationship marketing programs. Jason holds a BA in advertising from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in marketing and strategic leadership from the SMU Cox School of Business.
Cara Ferguson
Director Search Marketing
Living Direct

Cara Ferguson has 11 years’ experience in search marketing with efforts focused mostly in PPC. She has managed campaigns across several verticals including e-commerce, education, travel, software, real estate and affiliate marketing. For the last 3 years she has been working for Living Direct, Inc. an ecommerce website where she manages the paid search and email marketing teams.

Chris Sutton
Chris Sutton
VP Marketing and Consumer Insights
HH Gregg
Daniel Moure is chief marketing officer (CMO) of PureFormulas.com, where he oversees marketing programs, brand management, social media, public relations user experience, content strategy, agency relationships, and corporate sponsorships. During his tenure at PureFormulas, Moure’s leadership has strengthened existing partnerships and developed new ones that have enhanced both the company’s revenue and customer base, including new partnerships with NetSuite and Oracle. In 2014, Moure teamed both marketing and technology departments at PureFormulas to launch a new and improved, in-house designed pureformulas.com, featuring state-of-the-art personalization technology.

Prior to joining PureFormulas in 2012, Moure spent a decade at Univision Communications Inc. as VP of Account Management and Interactive Strategies. There he led the development and implementation of multiple award-winning interactive strategies for some of the biggest advertisers in the space. Before Univision, Daniel spent time as marketing manager at Yupi.com (now msn.latino.com) and regional account manager at Young & Rubicam Latin America, where he serviced clients from some of the world's leading brands, including Colgate-Palmolive, United Airlines, Texaco, Philip Morris, and Kraft.

Throughout his career, Moure has garnered countless awards, including Cannes Lions, Clio, Webby, and Fiap. Having served on some of the most recognized committees and boards in the industry, he currently sits on the CMO Council of the National Retail Federation, an invitation-only global network of marketing executives. He holds a bachelor of arts in communications and psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans.


Gabe Mattingly
Senior Brand eCommerce
Kimberly-Clark
At Kimberly-Clark, Gabe is responsible for delivering accelerated growth through Omnichannel and Ecommerce channels, while also building end-to-end organizational design, capabilities and mindset to enable future growth. With previous leadership roles at Amazon, Target and agency-side, Gabe leverages this diverse background to establish and foster partnerships to create sustainable growth models.
Ann Sung Ruckstuhl
Ann Sung Ruckstuhl
CMO
Soasta
Ann has spent over two decades leading some of the most disruptive innovations in e-commerce, data analytics, mobile software, software-as-a-service, cloud computing, cybersecurity, networking and embedded system technologies.  She is a leading advocate for better customer experience management and believes today's mobile and hyper-connected consumers deserve websites and mobile applications that are fast, reliable and easy to use.  Prior to SOASTA, Ann was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at LiveOps. Ann also served in a variety of management roles at Symantec, Sybase (acquired by SAP), eBay and HP.
Erik Lautier
Erik Lautier
SVP Direct to Consumer
Francesca’s
Erik Lautier is a retail industry executive with 16 years' experience growing everything from startups to iconic brands in the fashion and beauty space. A renowned expert in ecommerce, marketing and digital strategy, his diverse background includes consulting and full-time roles at pure-plays and multichannel retailers alike, whether privately-held, VC-funded, PE-owned, or publicly traded, and whether thriving, re-branding, in turnaround or hypergrowth. Erik has held positions of increasing responsibility at brands such as Edun (LVMH), Lacoste, and bebe, for whom he served as EVP and Chief Digital Officer. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Direct to Consumer & Marketing at francesca’s. Erik holds a BA from Duke University, two Masters from the New England Conservatory of Music, and an MBA from INSEAD, where he was the recipient of the L’Oreal Scholarship.
Eileen Shulock
Eileen Shulock
VP eCommerce
Kirna Zabete
Eileen Shulock is the VP Ecommerce for Kirna Zabête, a luxury boutique located in Soho NYC. Her 20 years of fashion ecommerce experience encompasses both agency and client side, including multiple roles as an ecommerce strategist and seven years as Creative Director at IntermixOnline.com. She is also an ecommerce instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a member of the mentor team for FIT's Design Entrepreneurs NYC program in partnership with NYC Economic Development Corp.
Don Nelson
Don Nelson
Practice Lead, Global Commerce & Content
eClerx
Don Nelson leads the global Commerce & Content practice at eClerx, a trusted partner to Fortune 500 companies who turn repeatable process work into business-building opportunities by helping them get more done for less.  As Practice Lead and Associate Principal, Don provides clients with innovative business solutions and support, helping them maximize their marketing and operations investments. Don is based in New York and brings to eClerx a wealth of knowledge and expertise honed from 20 years of experience working with global brands. He has led digital marketing efforts at major retailers, including Toys R Us and Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart. Don attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and built two successful tech startups. In rare moments of spare time, Don enjoys traveling, golfing and reading, but dedicates most free time to his lovely wife, two sweet daughters and dog Oliver.
David Escobar
David Escobar
Senior Manager Digital Marketing, Analytics, Marketplaces and Planning
Bealls
David Escobar has worked in the retail industry since 2004; he joined Bealls Department Stores ecommerce division in April 2012.  Currently he manages paid search, comparison shopping engines, affiliates, 3rd party marketplaces and web analytics.
Steve Tutelman
Steve Tutelman
COO
Sidecar
Steve has nearly a decade’s worth of ecommerce, marketing, and business development experience. He has worked in many facets of retail management, having spent time leading e-commerce operations for a $50mm+ luxury watch and jewelry retailer, and working side-by-side with the executive teams to execute on key initiatives and acquisitions.

More recently, Tutelman has held roles at venture backed businesses LifeShield and WineAccess, where he helped lead strategic partnerships and paid acquisition marketing respectively.
Alison Marras
Alison Marras
Senior Manager, Customer Success
Bluecore
Alison is a Senior Client Success Manager at Bluecore. She has partnered with top retailers in the digital marketing space for the past 8 years, on strategically maximizing email marketing and social media programs. At Bluecore, Alison works alongside some of the biggest retailers in the space, including Nike, Staples and Sur la Table, and supports each client in the development and implementation of their long-term triggered email strategies.
Matt Rude
Matt Rude
Email Marketing Manager
Oriental Trading
Matt is currently the Email Marketing Manager at Oriental Trading Company, the nation's largest direct merchant of value priced, party supplies, toys and novelties and a leading provider of school supplies, decor and giftware.  Matt has over 10 years experience in direct to consumer, digital marketing focused on creating highly relevant, customer focused marketing campaigns and strategies.
Tommy Lamb
Tommy Lamb
Senior Manager, Retention Marketing
DermStore (Target Corp.)
Seasoned retention/acquisition & email professional, currently Senior Manager of Retention Marketing at a subsidiary of Target Corp. - DermStore Inc. Focusing on customer acquisition and retention, he has been driving incremental revenue and engagement with innovative and aligned marketing strategies for nearly a decade. Initially in ecommerce for shopping mall developer: Gilad Inc. for 5 years, Tommy leveraged his experience, joining Lucky Jeans as a specialist for 2 years under ecommerce marketing. From there he worked at BCBG Max Azria in the same capacity as Marketing Manager before moving into the pure-play scene with DermStore. Where he has been since early 2015. Using data-driven segmentation, automated campaigns, constant testing, and personalized user experiences, he has a proven track record of success from commercial real-estate to fashion, and now beauty.
David Rangel
David Rangel
VP Marketing
Iterable
David has over 15 years of experience in the software and Internet industries as a founder, investor, and executive. He is currently VP or Marketing at Iterable. Previously he was COO at Corona Labs, CEO of Daily Gourmet, Director of Merchant Services at Groupon and a Principal at MK Capital, an early stage technology venture capital firm. David was also part of the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft, where he worked for 3.5 years and led teams developing new growth opportunities in the US and China.
Cliff Conneighton
Cliff Conneighton
CMO
Mobify
Cliff is Chief Marketing Officer of Mobify, which provides a mobile customer engagement platform ranked "leader" by the top industry analyst firm. Cliff brings broad and deep experience in commerce strategy and marketing. He has served as Senior Vice President/CMO at both ATG (sold to Oracle) and hybris, an SAP Company, taking each to leadership market share. He has previously served as a Vice President at Gartner, Senior Director of Marketing for Lotus Notes and as founder and CEO of the first independent cloud-based commerce service provider.
Eldar Sadikov
Eldar Sadikov
Founder and CEO
JetLore
Eldar actively advises VPs and CMOs on how to transform their business model from transactional commerce to relationship commerce. This fundamental shift is crucial to developing enduring customer relationships and sustainable business models. He is a data scientist by training and prior to founding Jetlore he developed predictive statistical models for big data at Stanford University, Google, and Microsoft. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and left the Stanford PhD program to pursue entrepreneurship.
Romney Evans
Co-founder
True Fit
Romney is an award-winning product and marketing leader, and entrepreneur. After witnessing his wife’s struggle to find the perfect pair of jeans, Romney – experienced in disruptive innovation from working at HBS innovation guru Clayton Christensen’s Innosight – figured there had to be a better way.  The idea for True Fit was born. Romney has helped grow True Fit into footwear and apparel’s discovery platform, which has organized the largest collection of apparel and footwear data through its partnerships with thousands of top brands, the world’s leading retailers, and millions of consumers.
Andy Mantis
Andy Mantis
EVP Checkout Tracking
NPD Group
Andy Mantis leads the commercial growth of Checkout Tracking, a new service that provides thorough information on consumer buying behavior based on receipts for both online and in-store purchases. Andy has an extensive track record of successfully creating data-driven strategies to increase customer acquisition and loyalty, working with leading merchants across multiple industries. Prior to NPD Group, he was Group Head of Business Solutions at MasterCard Advisors Information Services, and Vice President of Network Information Strategy at American Express.
Neville Davey
Neville Davey
Lead Product Manager, HP Shopping
Hewlett Packard
Neville Davey is the lead Product Manager for HP Shopping responsible for working with external vendors to support front end UX enhancements and leads the store’s conversion optimization team.  He has over 15 years’ experience in eCommerce marketing spanning start-ups to working with major etailers as strategy consultant with IBM.
Brian Rigney
Brian Rigney
CEO
Zmags
Brian Rigney brings to Zmags more than 15 years’ experience in leading high performing teams as they launch and grow innovative businesses. Previously, Brian served as Vice President, Sales & Business Development for CashStar, the leading digital e-commerce company whose client list includes Starbucks, GAP, Walmart, The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., JP Morgan Chase, American Express and over 300 other leading national retailers, restaurants and financial institutions. He also led the development of a cutting edge payments solution for the North American construction market and the creation of a new bank for WEX, Inc. (NYSE: WXS). Brian also is the Founder and former CEO of BlueTarp Financial, Inc., an innovative information and digital payments company that continues to lead the market today. 
Shilo Jones
Shilo Jones
Director eCommerce
Dolan NW
Shilo Jones is the Director of E-commerce for Dolan NW and is responsible for the company’s portfolio of e-commerce properties including DestinationLighting.com and BuildersLighting.com.  Shilo is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for data-driven business performance. Shilo has more than 18 years of experience developing values-driven, loyal teams and executing on strategic initiatives in e-commerce, digital marketing and development. Prior to Dolan NW, Shilo was VP of E-commerce for Pro Golf Discount, Inc. Shilo got his start in E-commerce as with evo, an IR 500 board sports lifestyle retailer, where he served as the President from 2002 to 2010. From 1995 to 2001 Shilo was President and Founder of Fuze Technologies a custom Web application development firm.
Mark Deruyter
Mark Deruyter
Director Digital and eCommerce Marketing
Columbia Sportswear
With over 19 years of experience in online/digital advertising, Mark Deruyter has held senior marketing leadership roles for companies in ecommerce including: Under Armour, Guitar Center, Conversant, Onlineshoes.com and Microsoft.  Over the years, he has managed either directly or via a team the following: paid search, omni-channel marketing, display, email marketing, data feed optimization, CRM, attribution modeling and emerging channels, such as mobile and social.  Mark joined Columbia Sportswear in 2013 as Director of Digital Marketing. 
 
In his current role, Mark’s team focuses on marketing 4 websites (U.S. and CA versions): Columbia.com, Sorel.com, MountainHardwear.com and Montrail.com.  His team is also responsible for supporting the retail division by helping drive online to offline store sales.  With every opportunity or role, Mark combines his balanced leadership, analytical approach, competitive nature and passion for consumers while always looking to learn new ideas and innovate. 

Sheryl McKenzie
Sheryl McKenzie
VP Products and Capabilities
Alliance Data
Sheryl leads the innovation and product marketing strategies for Alliance Data. Sheryl and her team bring a unified market differentiated approach to capability development and product management, specializing in product strategy, customer acquisition, product ideation, concept simulation, product management and go-to-market strategy.

Sheryl has years of experience in developing and marketing co-brand programs, most recently with American Express where she served as Vice President for Membership Rewards and Loyalty & Co-brand Partnerships.

Brian Beck
Brian Beck
SVP Ecommerce & Omni-Channel Strategy
Guidance
Brian Beck has 16 years of experience, including more than a decade as a hands-on C-level Ecommerce executive.   He has achieved high growth rates in excess of 100% per year and has held full P&L responsibility up to $100 million as the lead digital executive in both early stage and multi-billion dollar enterprises.   He is an expert in the areas of omni-channel and Ecommerce strategy, online marketing and customer acquisition, web site experience / merchandising, technology evaluation and selection, and all operational aspects of building online commerce organizations. 

Brian is currently an advisor to retailers, manufacturers, and distributors on digital commerce strategy through his role as SVP of Ecommerce and Omni-Channel Strategy at Guidance Solutions. His recent clients include both B2B and B2C industry leaders such as Brasseler USA, AC Pro, Charming Charlie, Johnny Was, Sole Society, WSS, Legal Supply, LMC Truck, and many others. 
Wyatt Jenkins
Wyatt Jenkins
VP Product
Optimizely
Wyatt joined Optimizely as the VP, Product in early 2015 after spending the last 15 years building products with expertise in optimization from multiple e-commerce businesses. After seeing the power of A/B testing, experimentation and personalization firsthand, he jumped at the opportunity to work on the world's best optimization platform. Previously, he was VP, Product at Shutterstock where he managed product development from a single team to a successful IPO with 25+ teams across mobile, search & discovery, e-commerce optimization and localization. Prior to that, he was an original member of electronic music startup Beatport.com where he learned the ropes building a technology marketplace. Early in his career, he was a professional DJ from 1993 - 2006. 
Gary Lombardo
Gary Lombardo
VP Demand Generation and Product Marketing
Sailthru
Gary is an accomplished marketing professional with over 20 years experience leading  global marketing efforts designed to drive revenue growth.   His experience spans working with large Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.    Gary’s diverse industry knowledge includes retail, mobile and in-store commerce, personalization, and enterprise collaboration.   In his current role at Sailthru, he leads Product Marketing and Demand Generation, where he’s focused on driving innovative customer retention experiences for brands in retail and media.
Jeremy Bodenhamer
Jeremy Bodenhamer
CEO and Co-Founder
ShipHawk
As the owner of a local pack and ship store in Santa Barbara, CA, Jeremy Bodenhamer was overcome by the shipping industry’s inefficiencies and lack of technology-driven solutions. He envisioned an online platform offering instant price comparisons, optimal delivery options, and intelligent packaging solutions that minimize costs and improve sales.

Jeremy co-founded ShipHawk in 2012 to make that vision a reality. Today, ShipHawk is fueling growth in the e-commerce sector by automating shipping, logistics, and distribution processes through technology.  By aggregating transportation and logistics data from all types of shipping carriers across the U.S. into a single platform, ShipHawk streamlines the shipping process from cart to customer, arming retailers with the intelligence needed to make better shipping decisions and facilitate business growth. 

Jeremy is a leading expert in the intersection of shipping and e-commerce, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Fortune, and is a frequent speaker on innovation, technology, and business development. Jeremy is an active volunteer in the community, an avid Crossfitter, and champions a company culture that promotes health, family, and happiness among employees.

Matt Lindner
Matt Lindner
Associate Editor
Internet Retailer
Matt Lindner is an Associate Editor at Internet Retailer magazine focusing primarily on luxury e-commerce and breaking news. Matt joined Internet Retailer in September 2014 as a Research Analyst primarily responsible for identifying new retailers for the company’s industry-leading Top 500 and Second 500 Guides.

Matt is a veteran journalist with a decade of experience across broadcast, print, and digital media covering a wide range of topics ranging from small town city council meetings to the Chicago Cubs’ playoff run in 2015. His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, the Chicago Sun-Times, and ESPN.com among other outlets. While with the Sun-Times, he was responsible for covering Chicago’s burgeoning startup scene, an experience which proved to be a natural transition to covering the latest e-commerce developments for Internet Retailer. Prior to pursuing a career in media, Matt spent several years working as a professional mascot, including parts of three seasons as one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ world-famous Racing Sausages.

Matt holds a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University, where he was a member of the school’s Homecoming Court, and a M.A. in Television Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami. He lives in Chicago.

Scott Stollwerk
Scott Stollwerk
Director of Sales
Automated Insights
A 20-year veteran of sales and sales management, Scott is responsible for maximizing adoption of Automated Insights’ product lines within vertical markets. In his role, he ensures Wordsmith, Ai's SaaS-based data-driven writing platform, meets the expanding needs of ecommerce professionals, resulting in the growth of Ai’s impassioned, devoted customer base around the world.
David Weissman
David Weissman
Founder & CEO
Beauty By Design
David is a dynamic 16-year ecommerce veteran having worked for both large retailers and early stage start-ups. He has a wide range of experience running large and small organizations, touching all facets of ecommerce business: from marketing to operations to UX to strategy.

Beauty by Design marks David’s 4th start-up in the ecommerce and digital space. BBD is a technology based, mobile first beauty retailer that uses proprietary and patented technology to create a unique retail experience. Prior to creating Beauty By Design, David was President of Dermstore (a Target Company), a leading pureplay beauty and skincare retailer; preceded by his position as EVP eCommerce & Omnichannel for BCBGMaxAzria. From 2001-2011, David was VP eCommerce Strategy for GSI Commerce (sold to eBay for $2.4B) helping take the company from <$20M in revenue to over $1.2B. In that role, David advised dozens of strategic ecommerce accounts for clients such as Adidas, Quiksilver, Petsmart, Ralph Lauren, Sports Authority, Burberry, and Levis. David, a native New Yorker, resides in Los Angeles.
Kestrel Lemen
Kestrel Lemen
Marketing Strategist
Bronto Software
Bronto Marketing Strategist Kestrel Lemen has deep expertise working with international ecommerce clients, providing strategic advice and detailed tactical guidance to ensure their email marketing programs drive revenue and customer engagement. As an experienced marketer, Kestrel guides her clients in developing and refining lifecycle marketing campaigns, list growth techniques, preference centers, segmentation strategies and message design.
Dominic Czarnota
Dominic Czarnota
Web Engineer
Art.com
Dominic Czarnota is a Web Engineer at Art.com where he works on coding the best possible user experience for the company’s massive user base. He’s worked with the latest JavaScript front end technologies including React and Fluxible as well as creating responsive websites. Most recently, Dominic has helped code Art.com’s new responsive product page from the ground up to implement new features and increase performance.

Prior to coding for Art.com, Dominic worked in the film industry in LA. He originally hails from metro Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual major in Screen Arts & Cultures and in Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science. In his free time, you can catch him running around the Bay Area, watching films, and attending concerts.
James Green
James Green
CEO
Magnetic
As Chief Executive Officer of Magnetic, James continues to drive the company’s rapid growth and strategic vision. With over 20 years of executive leadership experience across public and private companies, James has successfully lead the expansion of multiple technology firms in the digital media space.

James worked with the The Walt Disney Company for eight years, eventually being named the General Manager of the Japanese market. From Disney, James moved to Pixar Animation Studios where he worked for Steve Jobs as the VP of Marketing and New Business Development. After leaving Pixar, James became a founding partner and CEO of Sabela Media, an Internet ad serving company that was sold to 24/7 Real Media for $70 million following an explosive 18 months of revenue growth. James stayed on at 24/7 Real Media to serve as President of Technology Solutions. At his next position, as CEO of GiantBear, James successfully launched new products with major carriers (Cingular, Rogers AT&T and others) before selling the business to InfoSpace. James then became CEO of PVI, a publicly traded virtual advertising company, which he took private in 2003 before it was sold to Cablevison in May of 2005. James then joined Giant Realm, a vertical ad network, as CEO in January 2007 and sold the company to Burst Media in October 2009.

James has spoken at several industry events including Ad:Tech, dmexco, IAB, DMA, Integrated Marketing Week, MediaPost and J.D. Power Automotive Marketing Roundtable.
Bill Magnuson
Bill Magnuson
CTO and Co-Founder
Appboy
As Appboy Co-Founder and CTO, Bill oversees the product and engineering organizations within the company, shaping the product vision and making it a reality with the design and engineering teams.

Bill's professional background in mobile began at Google working on App Inventor for Android. After simplifying the complicated app development process, he then later joined Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. In 2011, he and fellow Appboy Co-Founder Jon Hyman won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, cementing a relationship that would lead to Appboy's creation.

Anaal Patel
Anaal Patel
Head of Product Marketing
Sparkcentral
Anaal Patel is the Head of Product Marketing at Sparkcentral.  She is passionate about the changing ways in which companies engage with their customers and loves working for a company that is shaping that future.  Prior to Sparkcentral, Anaal ran Product Marketing at Totango and Fluid, where she evangelized the future of customer-centric retail experiences.  Anaal has held several marketing roles in the B2C retail space and received her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Samantha Sakemiller
Samantha Sakemiller
Senior Director of OMNI Channel
LensCrafters
Samantha Sakemiller is a marketing pioneer who combines traditional brand building expertise with business leadership to create brand advocacy, sales, and loyalty in both structured and entrepreneurial roles for global brands. In her role at LensCrafters, Samantha focuses on improving the customer experience across channels & shopper journey by providing relevant and personalized content.
Michael Mace
Michael Mace
VP Mobile Marketing
UserTesting
Michael Mace is VP of Product Marketing at UserTesting, which provides almost-instant customer experience tests of apps, websites, and real-world experiences. A longtime veteran of Silicon Valley, he co-founded two software startups, worked as an executive at Apple and Palm, and consulted on strategy and product planning to many of the tech industry’s leading firms.
At Palm he was vice president of product planning and chief competitive officer, and worked closely with app developers, network operators, and mobile phone manufacturers to plan for the future of mobile data. Michael held a variety of leadership positions at Apple, including director of Mac platform marketing, director of marketing for the Home and Education Division, and director of worldwide Market Intelligence. He’s a well-known tech industry speaker, with keynotes at the Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, appearances on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, and talks at many industry conferences.

Tomer Molovinksy
Tomer Molovinksy
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Payments
Opentable
I'm excited to be the lead product marketer for OpenTable payments, and to have been a contributor to the incredible product innovation that's taken place at the company over the last few years. Prior to joining OpenTable, I was fortunate to be a part of founding teams at fast-paced, thriving startups in restaurant technology and online advertising. My passion for being at the intersection of restaurants and technology has opened up amazing opportunities for me at OpenTable. I joined as an account manager in Washington, DC and managed our top regional accounts, one of the company's largest and fastest-growing metros. I was the first product manager that worked on Guest Center, OpenTable's next-generation reservation management system, and subsequently launched the product globally in February 2014. More recently I’ve helped build the product marketing function at OpenTable, and have taken the lead on marketing OpenTable’s payments solution -- a ground-breaking innovation that is at the root of transforming OpenTable from a transaction to an experience based company.
James Smith
James Smith
EVP Americas
Criteo
James Smith is the EVP of the Americas at Criteo, the leading performance marketing technology company. James is responsible for managing all sales and operations throughout North and South America. Previous to Criteo, James spent eight years as CRO of several very successful start-ups, including Verve Mobile, Flixster and The Huffington Post. In his role as CRO at these organizations, James oversaw a combination of advertising sales and related operations, as well as marketing and business development. Prior to his start-up experience, James held SVP roles at AOL and AOL’s Ad.com, and served as SVP General Manager at Sony Digital. Over the course of his career, James spent many years working across digital video, social and mobile, and has led effective business teams.
Craig LaRosa
Craig LaRosa
DVP Store
Sears Holdings Corporation
Craig is a globally recognized thought leader and has presented his thinking on 5 continents. (2 more to go) Mr. LaRosa has written for Fast Co. and Metropolis and is a regular contributor on retail and service industry thinking.

Craig recently joined Sears Holdings to support the transformation of—both Sears’ and Kmart’s—In-Store Member experience where he is a working with a cross format team to develop integrated retail experiences that bring the best of online and brick and mortar together, into one holistic experience.

Prior to joining Sears, Craig was a Principal with Continuum--A Design and Innovation Consultancy. Craig has been a consultant for a wide range of industries from national retailers and restaurant chains to healthcare and financial services. He understands how to translate the emotional and functional needs of people into experiences that delight consumers, engender brand loyalty and make money.

Craig has led programs for a multitude of services: designing a consultative retail service and space for the Canadian diamond chain, Spence Diamonds; reinventing Holiday Inn’s guest experience, to focus on relaxation, play, eating and drinking; creating a streamlined experience that works best for both patients and healthcare providers for Quest Diagnostics.; and developing the future of automotive sales for Audi.
Craig resides in suburban Chicago living the John Hughes experience, with his wife, 2 children, 1 dog, 2 gerbils and a poisonous frog named Froggie.

Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
President and GM
LensCrafters (Luxottica Retail)
Eric Anderson is the President and General Manager for LensCrafters, the world’s leading optical retail chain and anchor division of the Luxottica Group. He has full responsibility for the brand, product, innovation, customer service, people and technology strategies across the 1,000-store retailer whose stores cover the U.S. and Canada.

As a strategic people leader, Eric leads LensCrafters behind a common mission to ‘be the global premium vision care leader, one amazing experience at a time.” He is creating a business transformation that is focused on sales and profit growth along with customer growth and retention.  Under Eric’s leadership comp sales, customer count and repeat customer sales have grown. Customer satisfaction and associate engagement continue to rise.

Eric’s experience across Luxottica is extensive.  Early in his career, he held progressive leadership roles in Marketing for LensCrafters, Ray Ban and Pearle Vision with notable results in leading brand-positioning strategies, particularly in post acquisition and integration periods. Eric has general management roles for several Luxottica groups, including Target Optical and GMO Opticas (Santiago, Chile) where he changed business trajectories to deliver positive comp sales and long-term sustainable brand and business models.
Kelly O&#039;Neill
Kelly O'Neill
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Acquia
With over a decade in product marketing & strategy roles at leading commerce technology companies and earlier roles in retail & technology consulting, Kelly has helped define and drive the evolution of retail.  Kelly held leading roles on the commerce product marketing team at ATG for 6 years and then joined the Oracle Retail strategy team post acquisition. In her current role at Acquia, Kelly is leading the charge to enable brands & retailers to integrate content & commerce and elevate the customer experience.
Jonathan Ricard
Jonathan Ricard
Head of Strategic Developments and Partnerships
Signal
Jonathan is Signal's Head of Strategic Developments and Partnerships, bringing over 15 years of experience in digital media, marketing strategy, advertising technology, and launching new businesses. Prior to joining Signal, Jonathan launched the digital business for IXI responsible for business development, sales, and strategy. IXI, a third-party and ofine data company, was acquired by Equifax in 2009.


Jonathan has also led advertising, analytics and revenue strategy for the startup health care portal RevolutionHealth, which merged with Waterfront Media in 2008. In addition, Jonathan worked at AOL in a variety of strategy and consulting roles and at CapitalOne as a direct marketer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.


Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
VP Client Services
Elite SEM
Jesse Eisenberg, VP of Client Services, Elite SEM – Jesse has been part of the Elite SEM family since August 2008. In his 8 years at the Elite SEM New York City Headquarters, he has helped build the award-winning company from 5 people to over 140. In addition to working at Elite, Jesse teaches Search Engine Marketing as an adjunct instructor at NYU’s School of Continued Professional Studies. He was also recruited by Google from an appearance in a focus group as the only Search Engine Marketing professional in the country to consult for an educational Digital Marketing mobile app called Primer.
Anshuman Taneja
Anshuman Taneja
Sr. Director and Head of Digital Product Management
Abercrombie & Fitch
Anshuman Taneja heads digital product management globally for the A&F, Hollister, A&F kids and Gilly Hicks brands. He is responsible for the strategy and delivery of the roadmap for the web sites, mobile apps and omnichannel initiatives at Abercrombie & Fitch. Prior to A&F, Anshuman ran the Online Pharmacy business at Walgreens, delivering online and omnichannel experiences that drove Walgreens' business forward at company-leading growth rates, and won industry awards for innovation.
Alexandra Reuter
Alexandra Reuter
Sr. Director eCommerce and Digital Experience
Athleta
Alex Reuter has been at Gap Inc. for 11 years with the last 8 leading and growing eCommerce businesses. Currently she leads Athleta’s eCommerce team with responsibilities over the website, email, and media across all devices and channels. Prior to joining Athleta, she worked at Banana Republic online for 6 years eventually running the Global eCommerce marketing team that operates five websites across North America, Europe, and Japan. 

Alex has expertise in email marketing, digital marketing, and website evolution and strategy.  She prides herself on recruiting and developing strong talent that go on to have successful careers.   She has completed over 10 half marathons, enjoys bringing her black lab, Ellie, to work with her everyday, and is an accomplished equestrian. 

Prior to working at Gap Inc. Alex worked for Intel and Bearing Point (formerly KPMG Consulting).  She has a BS from Lynchburg College and an MBA from Indiana University.
Jon Panella
Jon Panella
VP Technology, Global CEP Strategy Lead
Sapient
In his 12-years as a Sapient veteran, being a member of the IBM Websphere Commerce Product Advisory board, managing Sapient’s partnerships with key Commerce vendors such as IBM, Oracle, Demandware, Bazaarvoice, hybris, Cybersource, and many others as well as leading their analyst relationships with key commerce analyst such as Forrester and Gartner and speaking at industry events throughout the world are other components of his role.

Prior to joining Sapient, he spent over 15 years at American Airlines/Sabre responsible for a number of technology areas including airline reservations, pricing and yield management, ticketing and lastly Vice President of Technology for GetThere (now Travelocity Business).

Most importantly, he has a passion for Commerce and his tenure at Sapient has enabled him to do what he loves and help customers be successful.
George Gallate
George Gallate
CMO
Merkle
George is Merkle’s CMO and is also responsible for global development. He has 30+ years' experience in building and leading high performing networks and teams globally. He has worked across all media including seven years leading the global advertising, digital and marketing services of Intel.

George joined Merkle in July 2014 from RKG where he was CEO, following Merkle’s acquisition. Prior to RKG, George spent 27 years at Havas/Euro RSCG. He was the Global Chairman and before that Global CEO of Havas Digital, a network he formed and led since 1997. Under George’s leadership Adweek, ranked Euro RSCG 4D, now Havas Digital, as the largest digital network globally for five years in a row.

From 2005 through 2008 George was Havas’ Regional CEO for Asia Pacific, India and the Middle East with responsibility for 28 offices and more than 1,800 staff. He was based in Shanghai.

George has worked in most categories and has deep tech and B-to-B experience. He's led and worked on Intel and IBM globally, as well as Dell across Asia Pacific. George also has experience in B2C, having worked on Hershey’s, Volvo, Jaguar, National Australia Bank, Novartis, JetBlue, Hyatt, Sheraton and 1-800-Flowers.

George is an accomplished industry speaker, thought leader and innovator. He keynoted on 'Digital – Data – Integration' at the Cannes International Advertising Festival in 2001 and spoke there again in 2010. He was the Jury President of the Cannes CyberLion Jury in 2002.
Zeng Hua
Zeng Hua
General Manager Key Account Department
Baidu
Mr. Zeng Hua is General Manager of Baidu Key Account Department.

Mr. Zeng officially joined Baidu in July 2015, and has been responsible for sales management and operations supervision of Baidu Key Account Department.

Graduated in 1994 as bachelor from School of Information Management, Peking University, Mr. Zeng took EMBA from University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, and graduated in 2001.

Throughout his 21-year career, Mr. Zeng has worked for Compaq, Siemens, Microsoft and other several well-known multinational companies, serving as director of sales, sales general manager, Greater China general manager, etc., thus being experienced in sales job and sales management. Before joining Baidu, Mr. Zeng served as Greater China general manager for education and financial industries at Microsoft, where he led the team to achieve 240% business growth within two years, and established a sound partnership ecosystem.
Meyar Sheik
Meyar Sheik
CEO
Certona
Meyar Sheik co-founded Certona in 2004 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Under his guidance, the company has grown into the top omnichannel personalization provider for today’s largest brands and retailers around the world.  For the past ten years, Meyar has been focusing on applying Certona’s innovative consumer profiling, behavioral targeting and real-time personalization to generate higher conversions and more revenues on popular e-commerce sites. Meyar is a frequent industry speaker on cross-channel personalization trends and solutions.

Prior to Certona and from early 2000, Meyar was CMO and COO of WebSideStory, Inc., a leading web analytics provider (now part of Adobe). Meyar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Alex Wong
Alex Wong
Website Security Evangelist
Symantec
Alex is a evangelist in Symantec’s Website Security group. He’s passionate about inspiring and projecting trust on the internet. Alex’s experience in various marketing roles within the IT security space spans 9+ years, largely at Symantec and Verisign. Equally a veteran at technology marketing and business consulting for SMBs, Alex offers a unique and engaging perspective for maximizing the value – and rewards – of trust and security.
Denis Coombes
Denis Coombes
Director
ROI Revolution, Inc.,
Denis hails from South Africa, where he received his Masters degree in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg. He has been running online marketing campaigns for various clients all over the world since 2004. He moved to Raleigh, NC, in early 2006 and joined ROI Revolution shortly thereafter. In his time at ROI, Denis has overseen tens of millions of dollars in PPC ad spend, specifically for retailers, and he understands where and how to look in order to improve results accordingly.
Robert Williams
Senior Ecommerce Manager
Hydro Flask
Chris Duncan
Chris Duncan
VP CRM and Digital Marketing
Kohl's
Chris Duncan is the Vice President of CRM & Digital Marketing for Kohl’s Department Stores, located in Menomonee Falls, WI.   Chris is a contemporary retail marketing executive with 15 years of progressive experience in marketing, advertising and omni-channel.  Chris has deep experience across digital/online marketing, mobile, social, loyalty, direct marketing, media planning, and analytics.  He brings a unique blend of both digital and traditional retail marketing perspectives.  Chris is originally from Cleveland, OH where he attended Case Western Reserve University.
Alex Banys
Alex Banys
Director eCommerce
Swiss Army
Alex has worked in ecommerce for more than eight years, managing acquisition, analytics, testing, web development and conversion optimization efforts for various retail brands, leveraging analytics, design and effective systems management to create meaningful online experiences. Over the years these efforts have generated millions of dollars of revenue at strong ROI. Alex began his career as the Online Advertising Manager for the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. He was previously the Senior Ecommerce Manager for Oasis Fashions, a major womenswear retailer in the UK, and is now currently leading ecommerce initiatives for the North American subsidiary of Victorinox Swiss Army, the maker of the iconic Swiss Army Knife and a portfolio of products that represent a proud 132 year family-owned heritage of commitment to quality and innovation in both multi-functional and iconic design that withstands the test of time. Alex completed a Master of Science in Media and Communications with honors at the London School of Economics in 2011.
Drew Koven
Drew Koven
CEO
The Beach People
Drew Koven is globally regarded as a leader in Omnichannel retail, consumer lifestyle businesses and eCommerce. His range of experience includes: start-ups, large private, publicly held global organizations. Drew's executive leadership positions include: current CEO of The Beach People, a global brand of luxe seaside essentials and Managing Partner of LDR Ventures which invests in fashion and healthful food businesses. Past positions include: Vice President of e-commerce and Omnichannel retail for Guess Jeans, President of eCommerce & customer experience for Steve Madden, CMO of Melissa & Doug toys and CMO of FreshDirect. He was recognized as a Top 25 Retailer by Apparel Magazine, Top Three Mobile Marketer in the world by Mobile Marketer Magazine, Boston Business Hall of Fame Inductee, Virgin Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year, 40 under 40 award recipient, YEO charter member & 2 Chapter President. He serves on the Men’s Leadership Council of the Stuart House in Los Angeles.
Matt Roche
Matt Roche
CEO
Extole
A seasoned entrepreneur, Matt is CEO of Extole, the leading referral marketing platform. Prior to Extole, Matt was CEO and president of Boltnet. Before that, Matt was the founder and CEO of Offermatica, the highest-volume landing page optimization and testing platform on the Web, and one of the first SaaS marketing platforms. Acquired by Omniture in 2007, it is now known as Adobe Target and serves billions of optimized experiences every week. In additiont, Matt was instrumental in the development of Dapper, a leader in Dynamic Creative Optimization, which was subsequently acquired by Yahoo!. In 1996, he co-founded Fort Point Partners, an e-commerce systems integrator. Matt brings more than 15 years of experience in Web and Online Marketing and holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.
Darin Hardy
Darin Hardy
Director Acquisition Marketing
Nasty Gal
Darin Hardy is a digital marketing executive with 13 year track record of driving new user acquisition across a broad spectrum of digital channels. In his current role as Director of Acquisition Marketing for Nasty Gal, he oversees all digital customer acquisition and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Nasty Gal, Darin held the role of Director of Online Marketing at Internet Brands where he oversaw all digital marketing for the Automotive and Legal Services verticals.


Hamid Saify
Hamid Saify
SVP of Marketing
Razorgator
Hamid Saify is SVP of Marketing at leading live events ticketing company, Razorgator. At Razorgator he manages all acquisition and retention efforts across desktop, mobile, and app. He is an active member of the digital community, speaking at several conferences a year, focusing on new ways to think about acquisition and the digital experience. Before joining Razorgator, Hamid ran the Search & Social business at leading ad agency, Deutsch.

Twitter: @hamidsaify


Ryan Schlagenhauf
Ryan Schlagenhauf
Director of Sales
Quantcast
Ryan is a Director of Sales at Quantcast, an online audience measurement and advertising company headquartered in San Francisco.  He and his West Coast team drive significant and quantifiable business results for hundreds of the world's largest and most sophisticated DR and brand marketers across numerous product categories including retail, fashion, travel, packaged goods and B2B tech.  Powered by Quantcast’s live data set, Quantcast Advertise enables any marketer to leverage programmatic ad buying across the RTB exchanges with unrivaled accuracy and scale.
Stephen Yu
Stephen Yu
Associate Principal, Analytics & Insights Practice Lead
eClerx
Stephen H. Yu is a world-class database marketer with proven track record in comprehensive strategic planning and tactical execution, effectively bridging the gap between the marketing and technology world with a balanced view obtained from over 28 years of experience in best practices of database marketing.

Currently he is Associate Principal, Analytics & Insights Practice Lead for eClerx.  He served as VP, Data Strategy & Analytics at Infogroup, and previously he was the founding CTO of I-Behavior Inc.


Mindy Welford
Email and Customer Relationship Manager
Spring
Mindy is the Email Marketing and Customer Relationship Manager at Spring, a mobile shopping tech startup headquartered in New York City. She has developed email marketing strategies at a number of other retailers including From You Flowers, Penguin Random House Publishing, and Dylan's Candy Bar.
Scott Treske
Director of Sales, Email
Criteo
Sunil Bhagwan
Sunil Bhagwan
VP Sales
AppsFlyer
Sunil joined as the VP of Sales to help AppsFlyer accelerate its US footprint. He brings over 14 years of mobile marketing and analytics experience. Previously, he was Head of Mobile Sales at Criteo and AD-X. He started his career at WebSideStory, the first SaaS analytics platform.


Jeff Kirchick
Jeff Kirchick
VP, Enterprise Sales
Next Caller
Jeff Kirchick is VP, Enterprise Sales at Next Caller. In his role, Jeff assists retail brands like the GAP, Inc., GymSource, and many others to realize the value of "big data."

Prior to joining Next Caller, he established the most profitable vertical at LevelUp, a mobile payments company in Boston. He has contributed to Mashable and been asked to speak at dozens of tech conferences, including Future M.


Brigette Klakring
Brigette Klakring
Marketing Director
Gym Source
Brigette Klakring is the Marketing Director for Gym Source, the United States' largest fitness equipment distributor. She manages their website and online product catalog, and oversees the company’s advertising on various platforms including print, radio, video, display and social media.

Before joining Gym Source in 2014, Brigette gained ample experience in the online advertising world as a Key Digital Account Executive for Gannett, Inc. She went on to become an Independent Digital Media Consultant, where she successfully implemented and managed SEO, PPC, and social media campaigns for numerous companies.

Jessica Gillespie
Jessica Gillespie
Senior Manager of Digital Marketing
Calendars.com
Jessica champions user experience for Calendars.com, the largest online calendar retailer. She is responsible for analytics, testing and optimization, and mobile strategy. Jessica recently spearheaded the implementation of Calendars.com's reimagined mobile site.  She has 9+ years of B2C marketing experience, managing paid and organic search, affiliates, display, and comparison shopping engines.


Eric Engineer
Eric Engineer
VP Strategy & Business Development
Invodo
Eric leads Invodo's Product Management and Partnerships teams -- which are responsible for defining Invodo's technology and services offerings, identifying new growth opportunities, and managing alliances, technology integrations, and channel relationship with strategic partners.  Prior to Sevin Rosen, Eric worked at Microsoft, where he held a variety of roles in product management, product planning, program management, and sales across business units. Eric began his career at Trilogy Software as a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant. Eric recently served as the Dallas Chapter President of TeXchange, and has also served on the board of TiE-Dallas.
Dan Roden
Sr. Director Product Advocacy
Domo
Dave Frankland
Dave Frankland
Chief Strategy Officer
StrongView, a Selligent Company
As the Chief Strategy Officer, Dave leads corporate strategy and marketing for StrongView, developing and evangelizing the firm's vision to the market, and aligning internal resources to make the vision a success. Previously, Dave was a VP, research director, and award-winning analyst at Forrester Research, where he co-launched Forrester’s Customer Intelligence practice and oversaw a team of analysts that helped companies better leverage customer knowledge to improve their marketing performance and business strategy. Dave was also VP of Corporate Communications at DoubleClick for 5 years prior to their acquisition by Google, and most recently, was managing partner of his own customer relationship strategy consultancy, Customer Helix.
Denise Purtzer
Denise Purtzer
VP Business Development
FuturePay
Denise Purtzer is the VP of Business Development of FuturePay, an e-commerce payment solution for the omnichannel shopper. Having worked in e-commerce for over a decade, Denise effectively delivers projects and growth initiatives for companies from startup to revenues in excess of a $1B. She has worked internationally and given presentations at a variety of conferences in Asia, Europe and the USA. 
Jeanne McPhillips
VP Merchandising
Overstock.com
Chris Boncimino
Chris Boncimino
SVP, Head of Solution Delivery, Digital Developed Markets
Visa And Retail Client
Chris Boncimino is a senior vice president and leads the Solutions Delivery team in Visa’s Digital Solution Group. In this role, he oversees merchant development, acquirer/issuer distribution channels, platform/enabler distribution channels, integrations and global go-to-market teams. Boncimino is responsible for bringing Visa solutions to market including Visa Checkout and mobile. Most recently, he supported the 2014 launch of Visa Checkout  and Visa’s involvement in Apple Pay.

Prior to joining Visa in 2013, Boncimino oversaw product strategy and solution management at PayPal, where he helped visualize and orchestrate PayPal’s product pivot from online to offline. Previous to that role, he served as a vice president at JP Morgan Chase and was essential in developing the B2B global ACH products and ACCESS products.

Christine Murphy
Christine Murphy
SVP Creative Lab
Studio 71
Chris Murphy is originally from a small beach town in coastal NJ, and recently moved to LA after living/working in NYC for the past 12 years.  An SVA alumna, she has worked in creative strategy, content development, advertising and social media in some capacity since 2001.  Chris was implementing digital/social strategy before anyone really what it was (including herself). 

Most recently in her role as SVP of Brand Strategy & Services (AKA the “Creative Lab”) at Collective Digital Studio, Chris spearheads the creation of integrated content campaigns and strategies for brands.  Internally, Chris has been tasked with creating and building the Creative Lab team architecture, process and company offering.

Non-professionally, Chris surfs, paints/sculpts, plays guitar, practices yoga and consistently mismatches her socks.  You can catch her playing in the inter-webs via @revchrismurphy or LinkedIn.com/in/chrismurph26.

Brian Schulman
Brian Schulman
Head of Enterprise Sales & Strategy
Wiser
Brian Schulman has more than 15 years of proven retail, eCommerce, digital marketing, and analytics experience strategizing with IR500 and Fortune500 retailers, brands and manufacturers across the globe. As the Head of Enterprise Sales and Strategy for Wiser, the leading pricing and merchandising engine, Brian is responsible for Wiser’s Enterprise sales operations and strategy.

Brian previously served as Director of Sales at Tealium, helping grow the company from the ground up into the market leader for enterprise tag management. He then went on to assist in the global launch of AudienceStream, the first real-time segmentation and action engine designed for marketers.

Reid Bryant
Reid Bryant
Data Scientist
Brooks Bell
Reid Bryant is a data scientist at Brooks Bell. He uses advanced analytics and applied statistics to create data models, refine methodology, and generate deep insights from test results. Reid holds a master of science in analytics degree from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.
Jason Campbell
Director of Strategic Services
Elite SEM
Michael Jones
Michael Jones
SVP Retail and Brand Solutions
RetailMeNot
As RetailMeNot’s senior vice president of retail and brand solutions, Michael Jones leads the company’s efforts to deepen its relationships with the largest retailers and brands in North America. His responsibilities include managing the company’s sales, partner management and sales operations organizations.

Prior to RetailMeNot, Michael served as eBay’s vice president of merchant development. While at eBay, he was responsible for building and developing the company’s business relationships with some of the largest brands and retailers in the world and growing the business of its largest customers. His responsibilities included sales, business development, merchant relations and operations for eBay’s marketplace business.

Over a 10-year period, Michael served in various senior executive roles at ChannelAdvisor, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) company helping online retailers and manufacturers maximize and optimize their online sales through search engine marketing, comparison shopping engines and marketplaces. At ChannelAdvisor, Michael was responsible for revenue, marketing, product management and business development.

Prior to ChannelAdvisor, Michael was the vice president of product management and marketing for AuctionRover.com, an online auction search engine, and a senior product manager for Stingray Software, a worldwide leader in providing object-oriented components for developing Windows applications. He started his career at Wolfram Research, the makers of Mathematica® and WolframAlpha®.

Michael Klein
Michael Klein
Director Industry Strategy and Marketing
Adobe
Michael Klein is the Director of Industry Strategy for the Adobe Marketing Cloud. He leads a team of subject matter experts who work with Adobe’s global commerce clients to help them develop best-in-class digital marketing strategies. Michael regularly contributes thought leadership to industry events, and is an active member of Shop.org and the Global Retail Marketing Association.
 
Prior to joining Adobe, Michael spent over 25 years as a Senior Merchant and Marketer for brands such as the LVMH Group (eLuxury.com), William-Sonoma, Harry & David, Discovery Channel Stores, and wine.com.

Nick Marvik
Nick Marvik
eCommerce Marketing Manager, Demand Generation
evo
Nick Marvik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager of Demand Generation for evo.com – a lifestyle and actions sports multi-channel retailer named one of the top 500 eCommerce sites by Internet Retailer. At evo Nick manages SEO, online advertising and content initiatives that make up roughly 60% of the web traffic driven to evo.com.

Previously Nick was a senior consultant at Distilled, a leading search and content marketing agency. There he got to lead search marketing strategy and execution for some of the biggest brands online today. Prior to Distilled, Nick was at Amazon working on their eCommerce product, Amazon Webstore. At Amazon, Nick was responsible for coordinating B2B content programs helping to drive demand and incremental leads for their turnkey eCommerce solution.

A driven entrepreneur and marketer by nature, Nick also founded Northwest Tech (NWT3K.com) – a direct-to-consumer eCommerce brand that’s become the leader in customizable ski and snowboard outerwear. Follow Nick on Twitter at @NickMarvik.

Elaine Nagashima
Elaine Nagashima
Director Product
Stella & Dot
Elaine is a Director of Product Management at Stella & Dot where she leads a team responsible for building a new, best-in-class social selling platform that is reinventing the $100 billion direct sales industry. Stella & Dot's innovative business model combines the best of direct sales with ecommerce, retail merchandising and social media.

With 15 years of strategy and hands-on product management, Elaine previously worked for various startups and large companies like Microsoft and Yahoo. She received her BA in Economics from University of  California, Berkeley and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Nicole Staple
Nicole Staple
Co-Founder
Brideside
Nicole is a founder of Brideside, an online retail platform that marries data and human connection to provide coordination, curation and convenience for wedding parties all over the country. From start to finish, Brideside customers are treated to the personalized care of a high-end boutique, with the convenience of online access to top industry designers. At Brideside, Nicole runs all finance & revenue generating operations, including sales, marketing, and capital raising.

Prior to founding Brideside, Nicole spent four years in healthcare investment banking and technology venture capital, where she supported large M&A transactions and growth investments. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where she was awarded The Women's in Business Association Scholarship, and BA in Economics from Wellesley College.

Jamie Field
Jamie Field
Account Executive
Windsor Circle
Jamie has been in the digital space for over 4 years. He focuses primarily in helping eCommerce retailers unlock their goldmine of retail data and leveraging Windsor Circle’s data-driven analytics platform to drive retention campaigns.

Jamie, a native of Portland, Oregon, received his BA in Psychology at Haverford College, and worked at Booker Software in NYC before making the trek to joining Windsor Circle in Durham, NC.

John Williams
John Williams
Marketing Manager
USCutter
John Williams is the marketing manager for Redmond, WA based USCutter, an on-line distributor of equipment and supplies for printers and sign makers.   USCutter was recently named one of Washington’s 50 fastest growing companies for the 4th year running by Puget Sound Business Journal.

John has been running on-line stores since the early days of pre-internet on-line sites like Compuserve, AOL and Applelink. (He opened his first on-line store in 1986.)  His background includes launch and management of major shopping portals for Vivendi, Cendant and Sierra On-Line. 

Andrew Pearson
Andrew Pearson
VP Marketing
Windsor Circle
Andrew Pearson is an Australian-born, green-pants wearing digital marketer with 15+ years of marketing, ecommerce, and tech start-up expertise. As VP of Marketing at Windsor Circle, Andrew overseas all marketing efforts and provides thought leadership and strategic guidance to thousands of retailers. Andrew has an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, a background in email marketing automation and big data analytics, and has been an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen start-ups in Durham, NC, where he is based.
Shailesh Shukla
Shailesh Shukla
VP Marketing and Product
Instart Logic Executive And Retail Client
Shailesh Shukla is Vice President of Products and Strategy for Instart Logic, focused on making application delivery fast, secure, and easy.  Prior to Instart Logic, Shukla was the Vice President and General Manager (VP/GM) of Cisco's Software and Applications Group in the Mobility Business, with a portfolio of software products enabling monetization and optimization across mobile, wireline and web players. He has also served as the VP/GM for Cisco's Core Routing Business.

Prior to joining Cisco, Shukla was part of the management team at two Silicon Valley networking companies: Juniper Networks for three years and Redback Networks for seven years, in a variety of roles including Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Corporate Development.  Previously, he was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver-Wyman) in its communications, information, and entertainment industry practice.  He has also worked at Booz-Allen and Hamilton in a similar capacity.  Before his consulting career, he was at Sprint Corporation (now SprintNextel) as a telecommunications engineer and later as a program manager leading company-wide programs in the areas of intelligent networks and value-added services. 

Shukla holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and also a master’s degree in business administration (SM) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Tommy DeLuca
VP Sales, Retail Platform
Yieldmo
Thomas DeLuca is a highly experienced digital sales executive and entrepreneur demonstrating a deep understanding of performance marketing, mobile and the programmatic media space. He is knowledgeable in utilizing various advertising models including Cost per Acquisition, CPM and Cost per Click.

Currently, DeLuca is the VP of Sales, Retail Platform at Yieldmo since June 2015. Yieldmo is a design driven private mobile marketplace, helping mobile publishers monetize their websites and marketers increase brand engagement and mobile revenue. Prior to this he was the VP of Sales for TapCommerce (since May 2014), which was acquired by Twitter in July 2014. TapCommerce is the leader in mobile app retargeting, working with over 60 of the top 100 grossing apps globally. Previously, DeLuca was the Director of Sales at Criteo, the world leader in personalized retargeting solutions. Criteo, a public company based in Paris, specializes in desktop, mobile, social and email retargeting, as well as programmatic buying solutions.  Prior to Criteo, Thomas was an executive with numerous sales positions in both New York and London at Epic Advertising, a performance based affiliate network. He started his career at Bloomberg, selling Bloomberg terminals to private equity and hedge fund clients in the New York area.

Ryan Dorschel
Principal Product Manager - mSite and Mobile Apps
Office Depot
Ryan Dorschel is Principal Mobile Product Manager for Office Depot, leading the product management teams and the strategic roadmap for Office Depot’s Mobile Website and Mobile Apps. Ryan is committed to digital innovation and creating mobile commerce experiences that drive user engagement and omni-channel growth.
 
Ryan has spent more than 15 years in mobile and eCommerce product management, usability and marketing. Prior to his role in mobile strategy at Office Depot, Ryan lead B2B and B2C eCommerce product teams focused on delivering customer-centric solutions that drove customer satisfaction and revenue growth.
 
A veteran of mobile startup ventures, Ryan has developed native and hybrid mobile apps for marque sports franchises such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as apps for the NFL and MLB.
 
When not staring at his iPhone, Ryan likes spending time with his wife and two children and restoring antique radios.

James Merk
James Merk
Director of Marketing
Newegg
James Merk has more than 20 years of international branding experience working with some of the largest companies in the world, including JP Morgan, Toyota and Sony. He spent 15 years in Tokyo where he began his career in journalism, but soon moved into digital marketing building award-winning websites, multimedia projects for product launches and long-term PR strategies. Merk’s passion for technology and content helps brands focus on customer-centric initiatives leading to dramatic increases in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Brad O’Brien
Brad O’Brien
Director of Social
3QDigital

Brad joined 3Q as Director of Social after spending several years on the brand side at Provide Commerce & FTD companies. Brad has a strong background in Social, SEO, e-commerce, landing page and test optimizations, analytics, as well as production and promotion of digital content.

James Rulison
James Rulison
Solutions Engineering Manager,
Verizon Digital Media Services
James Rulison has worked for Verizon Digital Media Services for six years and is a manager in the Solutions Engineering group, overseeing a team of solutions engineers and solution delivery agents. He has worked with some of the largest names in online social circles as well as multiple e-commerce clients. James is highly experienced at efficiently finding solutions to complex problems, working closely with Verizon Digital Media Services clients to implement performance enhancements, custom monitoring, QA testing and more. James’ personal motto is: "Whatever It Takes!"
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
Founder & CEO
Trinity Insight
Craig Smith is the founder & CEO of leading internet optimization agency Trinity Insight. Trinity Insight specializes in assisting brands to drive higher levels of conversion performance with increased qualified traffic. With offices in downtown Philadelphia and outside of Minneapolis MN, Trinity Insight analysts, designers, and developers have worked with leading brands including David’s Bridal, Siemens, Harry & David, Dow Chemical, ShopNBC, and Quicken Loans.


Ashish Braganza
Ashish Braganza
Director Global Business Intelligence
Lenovo
Ashish Braganza is Director of Global Business Intelligence at Lenovo and responsible for Digital Personalization, Optimization, BI and Big Data Analytics. He leads a global team of 40 Business Analysts, Data Scientists, Modelers, Visualizers and Big Data Architects. He built Lenovo’s first Big Data Platform and draws on his extensive management experience in running and building enterprise analytics for fortune 500’s. He has published articles on Optimization, Digital Strategy, Enterprise Analytics Management and is a frequent industry speaker.

Prior to Lenovo, Mr. Braganza was Manager of Digital Analytics and Optimization at Comcast Cable. In that role, he led the Analytics & Optimization practice for the eCommerce and Digital Self Service channels at Comcast.

Charles Twu
Charles Twu
Manager Search Engine Marketing
FTD Companies
Charles Twu is the Search Engine Marketing Manager for FTD Companies, Inc (FTD.com, ProFlowers.com, PersonalCreations.com, and Berries.com).  In his current role, Charles manages the digital strategy of search marketing and leads a team to execute and discover new areas of growth in an exciting yet competitive gifting space.  He has a strong focus on customer acquisition, forecasting, managing the P&L as well as cross-channel attribution and mobile optimization.  Prior to FTD, Charles led digital marketing at Business.com, Inc.
Jonathan Beckhardt
Jonathan Beckhardt
GM
Datascience
Jonathan Beckhardt is one of the leading experts on business intelligence and analytics at DataScience, Inc., the company he co-founded with two former American Express employees in  2014. In his role as General Manager of Insights, Beckhardt oversees a team of data scientists and business analysts that executes on DataScience's mission to empower businesses with actionable data insights.
 
Previously, Beckhardt led product management and analystics at Tuition.io. There he helped develop the company's big data processing and visualization platform for student loans which garnered nearly $1.5 billion in loans. Prior to that, Jonathan honed his data intelligence and analysis expertise at American Express where he designed partnership and product strategies for the company's mobile payments platform, Serve. Beckhardt is a regular speaker and guest lecturer at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles. He has also appeared as a panel speaker at TEDX on data visualization and most recently at the IBM Insights Conference. He holds an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and a BA from Oberlin College.

Nathan Casey
Nathan Casey
Director of Loyalty and Relationship Marketing
Eddie Bauer
Nathan Casey, Director of Loyalty and Relationship Marketing, joined Eddie Bauer in 2015 to reimagine loyalty at Eddie Bauer and bring a new level of relevancy and personalization to their email program. Nathan comes from background of analytics and finance, finding his passion within data-driven marketing. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer, Nathan most recently created Starbucks’ first personalized marketing program for My Starbucks Rewards loyalty members.
Michael Osborne
Michael Osborne
CEO & President
SmarterHQ
As CEO, Michael Osborne provides grounded leadership and unwavering focus on building SmarterHQ’s innovation, growth and success. Osborne most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer for Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) where he helped lead the company to their Initial Public Offering in 2012 after growing the business for nearly seven years, from less than $1 million to more than $130 million in annual sales. In his role, Osborne will report directly to Howard Bates, CEO and Chairman of the company and he will oversee and assist in company development, strategy and growth.

Much of Osborne’s career has been spent in executive leadership roles at Bazaarvoice building the company’s sales team into more than 120 members and assisting in establishing multiple international offices. Prior to his time at Baazarvoice, Osborne spent nearly 5 years at Coremetrics, (Acquired: IBM) where he built and managed the client services team, achieving an impressive near 100% enterprise client renewal rate.

Osborne earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Steve Dille
Steve Dille
CMO
Spark Post
Steve Dille is a senior marketing executive with deep roots in Silicon Valley and decades of experience with both small startups and Fortune 100 technology and financial services companies. As chief marketing officer at SparkPost, Dille heads up the company's global product marketing, demand-generation, branding and communications operations. Widely recognized in the tech sector as an effective cross-functional leader and new category builder, Steve is one of the rare marketing practitioners who combines fact-based business thinking with strategic perspective, understanding of technology, and superior communication skills.
Seth Weisfeld
Seth Weisfeld
Engagement Manager
Pinterest

Seth Weisfeld leads email and notifications strategy at Pinterest. With over a decade of omni-channel engagement experience, Seth has reached more than a billion people generating hundreds of millions in revenue. Seth studied computer engineering at the University of Texas, Austin and co-founded ADRevolution, a pioneer in email acquisition and customer conversion.

Stephen Haffer
Stephen Haffer
CIO/EVP of Marketing, eCommerce and Information Technology
American Signature, Inc.
Stephen  Haffer  is the  CIO/EVP of eCommerce, Marketing and Information Technology where he is responsible for delivering innovative and reliable business solutions that support the needs of our partners and customers as well as driving operational and marketing excellent by increasing market share and revenue.     Often described as a funny, yet  genuine and dynamic leader, Stephen has infused American Signature Inc. with his vision and leadership of the Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture brands.

Prior to his current role, Stephen was the Vice President of Business Development for  Schottenstein Luxury Group, overseeing  prestigious  brands  such as Judith  Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini,Steuben Glass and Shiro.

A graduate of Tulane University, Stephen has been in the retail industry for over 20 years. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Monal Patel
SVP & CBO
Unbxd Inc.
Brett Bair
Brett Bair
Senior Director Digital Marketing Insights and Strategy
Monetate
Brett Bair has 20 years of experience contributing to the digital and multichannel strategies for leading startups and ecommerce firms, including CDNow and Half.com/eBay. Brett has a proven track record of helping innovative companies leverage new technology and techniques to drive growth. Before beginning his current role as Monetate’s Sr. Director of Digital Marketing Insights, he worked with Monetate’s first 200 customers to drive significant business impact.
 
Brett is focused on helping businesses understand the strategic advantage of adopting a customer centric marketing focus. His expertise and hands-on experience in optimization, personalization, and digital merchandising enables him to provide a holistic approach to advising and creating the best possible digital customer experience.

Matt Haracz
Matt Haracz
Director of eCommerce
Golfsmith
Matt Haracz is the Director of eCommerce for Golfsmith, International, the largest specialty golf retailer in the world. Matt is responsible for the development and execution of category strategies for the Golfsmith (International) and Golf Town (Canada) branded eCommerce websites.
Before the Director of eCommerce role, Matt led planning and allocation for Golfsmith after roles in operations, merchandising and managing the call center. His unique experience brings fresh perspective to executing Golfsmith’s Omnichannel strategies.

Cassi Rodriguez
Digital Marketing Manager
Brady Corporation
Cassi Rodriguez serves as the Digital Marketing Manager at Brady Corporation for its Workplace Safety Division.
She joined Brady Corporation in 2012.  Cassi earned a master's degree from University of Phoenix in business administration and a bachelor's degree in retail and consumer sciences from University of Arizona.

Garrett Eastham
Garrett Eastham
Founder & Chief Data Scientist
Edgecase
Garrett is a marketing technologist with a knack for helping leading brands create, capture, and deliver value from their digital consumer experiences. He played a key role in developing the big data and analytics initiatives at Bazaarvoice as the Data & Analytics Product Manager. There he led the development of a groundbreaking new tracking methodology for user generated content, allowing clients to understand the financial impact of specific review content on consumer purchasing behavior. As Edgecase’s Chief Data Scientist, Garrett is focused on leveraging machine intelligence to help retailers understand how product data fuels shopper behavior and ecommerce results.
Laura Wynn
Laura Wynn
SVP
SearchDex
Thought leadership
Our Senior Vice President, Laura Wynn, has presented thought leadership on subjects like International SEO in the online fashion industry, Trends in Search and Social at Dallas Digital Summit, and What Law Firms Need to Know About Digital Strategy at the American Lawyer Media’s Law Firm Marketing and Business Development Leadership Forum.

Laura’s latest webinar was hosted through SEMrush and covers International SEO for the upcoming year.
Columns, guest blogging, and our own website blog posts are updated with organic search best practices.
Optimizing websites for local, national, and international clients for over 10 years, Laura has surpassed Amazon in some instances on local search for competitive keywords through wholistic page best practices.

Yep, she is a professed nerd
She is kinda nerdy with an extensive background in UNIX programming and administration, as well as HTML coding, Java scripting, and is a certified ITIL Service Manager.
In her words

“It all starts by opening lines of communication, building relationships, and developing long-term SEO strategies that are beneficial to both client and Altruik.  That is what creates a bond with our clients that is long-lasting.  Don’t get me wrong, I have turned away a number of client prospects because they just did not need our services or technology.  I am committed to understanding current hardships and to finding strategic well-balanced solutions that are effective.” ~Laura

Katie Dickerson
Katie Dickerson
Marketer Development Manager
Quantcast
As Marketer Development Manager at Quantcast, Katie Dickerson manages the team responsible for building awareness of Quantcast’s advertising products in market and helping marketers understand how they can achieve their digital advertising goals through real-time programmatic advertising. Katie handles training for new hires about all things related to digital advertising, including performance, branding, mobile targeting, and attribution, and is experienced in working with marketers to help them find new ways to reach their audiences and drive more new customers online.

Reed Pankratz
Reed Pankratz
Sr. Digital Brand Email Strategist
Finish Line
Reed is a young marketing professional learning and practicing the latest and greatest in digital space. Throughout his professional development Reed has gained experience in social media, inbound, and email marketing for national brands. As the Sr. Digital Brand Email Strategist for Finish Line, Reed gets to blend his love for sports, fashion, and marketing in the pursuit to provide the best online shopping experience to Finish Line customers. If you’re looking for Reed out of the office, you’ll find him enjoying the best Colorado has to offer on the golf course or in the mountains. Otherwise, he’s probably driving back to Kansas State University to watch a football game at his alma mater.
GB Heidarson
GB Heidarson
CEO
eDataSource
G.B. Heidarsson is a veteran executive of the Internet space who has focused the last 15 years specifically on email marketing. His extensive background in managing large diverse email brand programs and his experience gained while helping build one of the largest Email Services Provider in the world has been a great foundation to his current role. As CEO of eDataSource, Mr. Heidarsson has pioneered the use of consumer data panels to accurately monitor Inbox Delivery and give detailed strategic Competitive Monitoring information to his clients, products that have revolutionized planning and strategy in the Email Space as well as introducing unparalleled accuracy in Inbox Delivery monitoring, enabling error free, real time reporting to make Email Strategy and Operations more effective and easier to manage.
Outside of the office, Mr. Heidarsson is a veteran marathon runner, skier and mountain biker.

Steve Dumas
Steve Dumas
Retail Segment Solutions Director
Silverpop, an IBM Company
Steve Dumas is Retail Segment Director for IBM Marketing Cloud. In this role, he focuses on retail industry trends, business needs and marketing concerns to serve the broader needs of the retail marketer . Previously, he ran ecommerce and digital marketing channels for Ballard Designs, a Home Shopping Network catalog brand for several years. In addition to assisting sales and marketing teams within IBM, he assists retail clients take action on their digital marketing strategies by helping them fully utilize the tools available to them. Having been there himself, he believes in a straight forward approach that supports marketers in reaching their goals.
Nicole Barber
Site Merchandising and Marketing Manager
Modcloth
Richard Cohene
Richard Cohene
VP Marketing
Beyond The Rack
Richard Cohene is an accomplished consumer marketer with over 10 years’ experience in both e-commerce and brick and mortar retail, specializing in fashion and consumer goods. At Beyond the Rack he has been responsible for the Marketing department (and growing its database from 50K to 11 million members.


Colin Sims
Colin Sims
COO
Delivery.com
Colin joined Delivery.com in 2009, and assumed the role ofChief Operating Officer in 2011, managing finance, strategy, and operations for the company. After nearly a decade on Wall Street, Colin decided to pursue a more entrepreneurial path, initially acting as an advisor EATS.com, and subsequently assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer for the company. Prior to EATS, Colin was a Director in the Alternative Investments division of Credit Suisse, a founding member of the Structured Investments group at Bank of America, and an investment banker to public & private utilities at Lehman Brothers.  Before pursuing his career in finance, Colin conducted theoretical research at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Aaron Begner
Head of Customer Success
Forter
Aaron has 10 years experience in Account Management with several global institutions for both software and capital market products. He has strong Relationship Management experience with customers within both the Corporate and Financial market spaces, and at Forter he is responsible for all aspects of customer activity from the point of going live, providing comprehensive relationship management. He has oversight of a Customer Success team focused on strong customer partnerships and loyalty, providing a first class service experience for the Forter global customer base.
Josh Manion
Josh Manion
CEO and Co-Founder
Ensighten
Josh brought the breakthrough Ensighten tag management technology to market in 2009, and continues to lead the company’s technology vision and strategic operations.
He established Ensighten’s key accounts, including Sony, Microsoft, American Express, Staples, Home Depot and Capital One, which put the company on the fast track to success. Prior to Ensighten, he served for seven years as the CEO of Stratigent, a web analytics and marketing optimization consultancy. Over his career, Josh has worked with clients such as Motorola, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mattel and General Mills, and with partners such as Omniture, Google Analytics, Coremetrics and ExactTarget.
Josh has played chess professionally and is currently ranked among the top 60 players in the United States. He holds a degree in Management Science with a focus on Information Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Nikhil Govindaraj
Nikhil Govindaraj
VP Products
Moxie
Nikhil Govindaraj is Vice President of Products at Moxie. In this role, Govindaraj is responsible for all aspects of product management, product design and strategy. Govindaraj brings to Moxie more than 15 years of experience in CRM, enterprise collaboration and multi-channel contact centers. He joined Moxie, then Talisma, in 2000, and he has served in several key roles within the organization, including program management, sales engineering and product management. Govindaraj earned his MBA in Systems and Marketing from Symbiosis, India.
Soofia Inayat
Soofia Inayat
Senior Product Manager – Mobile
Moxie
Soofia Inayat is a senior product manager of mobile at Moxie, a leader in digital engagement across the customer decision journey.  Inayat is an expert in developing interactive mobile products for high profile retail & Internet companies. At Moxie, she is leading the development of native solutions for mobile applications on iOS and Android platforms.
 
Prior to joining Moxie, Inayat served as the product manager for mobile and innovation at Safeway, where she was the product owner for the company’s mobile website and apps. She launched the Safeway app and Safeway Grocery Delivery applications.  Before Safeway, she was a product manager in the Mobile Platform team at Yahoo, where she led a dispersed, global team of developers, designers, QA engineers, and analytics specialists to launch new products and features in global markets.

Sean Brady
Sean Brady
President Of The Americas
Emarsys
As President of the Americas, Sean Brady works to deliver the most innovative marketing technologies driving business results for organizations.  In this position, he drives sales of Emarsys’ B2C marketing cloud across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. His U.S.-based team enables commerce-based businesses to grow their revenues by delivering multichannel data, real-time analytics and predictive marketing technologies to maximize customer value. 

Prior to Emarsys, Sean was Vice President of Existing Business in North America at ExactTarget, which was acquired by Salesforce.com for $2.5B.  As Vice President, he was responsible for the majority of the revenue generated — overseeing thousands of accounts and transforming clients’ businesses through the company’s core offering — the company’s innovative one-to-one marketing application, which helped increase sales, optimize marketing investments and strengthen customer relationships. Sean’s overall success at ExactTarget helped grow the multi-million-dollar company into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. 

With over 25 years of business leadership experience, Sean has held executive-level positions throughout his career working with high-growth companies and emerging start-ups.

Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Hugh Reynolds
Hugh Reynolds
Co-Founder
Swrve
Hugh has successfully launched, and exited, multiple ventures, including the world-renowned physics and automation studio, Havok, which was acquired by Intel in 2007, and subsequently sold to Microsoft in 2015. Hugh applied his industry expertise to launch Swrve, and helped fuel the industry’s ability to capitalize on the exploding mobile app economy.
Allison Alekna
Allison Alekna
Senior Analyst, Digital Marketing
RUE LA LA
Allison Alekna is Senior Analyst of Digital Marketing at Rue La La, an online retailer that sells designer brands at members-only prices for a limited time. She started at Rue on the customer acquisition team running paid search and display ad campaigns and is currently executing Rue's mobile marketing strategy. In this role, she is responsible for all owned mobile marketing initiatives including driving members to download and engage with the award-winning Rue La La app. Prior to Rue La La, Allison was an associate consultant at Alliance Consulting Group and an analyst at AGC Partners, a technology focused Investment Bank.
 
Allison holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Kevin Saliba
VP of Business Development
Zulily
Max Busselle
Max Busselle
Senior Sales Director
Coherent Path
Max is a Senior Director at Coherent Path, joining the team in 2013 as one of the original members. Over the last 20 years, Max has served as a software sales executive, managing solutions and relationships with Fortune 500 customers.  Prior to joining Coherent Path, Max was the strategic account lead at Watchdox (acquired by Blackberry Inc.) where he managed enterprise deployments and success at DuPont, MetLife and The Walt Disney Company. Earlier at Memento, a financial services predictive analytics software company, Max  developed and grew financial services customers including Wells Fargo Bank and BB&T Bank. Memento was acquired by Fidelity Information Services.
Clinton Wu
Clinton Wu
Director, Head of Global Apps & Games
Mattel
Clinton Wu is the Head of Global Apps & Games for Mattel, Inc. With over 10 years’ experience in the gaming industry with a digital, social, CRM and media background, Clinton oversees the Global Publishing, North America and China Production Studios that supports the brand marketing teams as well deliver a new revenue stream for Mattel in the gaming space.

Previously at Mattel, Clinton was the Director of the CRM, Social and Analytics team, and prior to Mattel he lead the digital and social teams and Bandai Namco Games and Activision Publishing.

Lior Abraham
Lior Abraham
Co-Founder
Interana
Mr. Lior Abraham is a Co-Founder of Interana, Inc. Mr. Abraham was instrumental in scaling Facebook's infrastructure from a few million users to over a billion, as well as bringing its most technically challenging products to market. This included building many of the back-end systems that powered Facebook, like the News Feed, and the real time comment stream for the first Obama Inauguration. He also built Facebook's most popular internal tools for data analysis. He previously worked for Veritas/Symantec.
John Napieralski
John Napieralski
Retail and Digital Consultant
BloomReach
John is a Retail eCommerce and digital expert and industry thought leader.  He was a pioneer in digital starting in 1995 as a lead in the Accenture ICE Lab (Internet Center of Excellence) and implemented early Omni-Channel retail solutions in the 1990s.  For the past several years he created and led teams in Analytics, Big Data, and Optimization that drove significant revenue increases at two of the premier and leading retailers in digital and Omni-Channel, first at Williams-Sonoma and most recently at Neiman Marcus where he was the VP of Site Optimization and Analytics.  During his tenure he developed a series of new industry innovations through alpha partnerships with leading technology companies that led to the creation new product lines and capabilities.  Today he serves as an independent digital consultant focusing on strategy and product roadmaps.

John is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Gard Mayer
Gard Mayer
Co-Founder
Invodo
Gard leads Invodo’s efforts around emerging visual commerce trends and technologies and manages key client relationships.  As one of the founders of Invodo, Gard brings over 14 years of entrepreneurial experience to the company.

Sean Moran
Sean Moran
CEO
Reflektion
Sean Moran is the Chief Executive Officer for Reflektion, the leader in eCommerce personalization that enables brands to capture and respond to individual shopper intent in real-time for leading retailers of all sizes, including The Walt Disney Company, Converse, Uniqlo, and O’Neill Clothing. Prior to joining Reflektion, Sean was focused on growing Monsoon Commerce’s ecommerce software and services revenues. Monsoon Commerce supports the multi-channel retail businesses of more than 20,000 online merchants with SaaS pricing and order management tools. He also worked closely on merchant programs with Amazon, eBay and Rakuten. Prior to Monsoon, Sean was the chief executive of the new-media division of Technicolor, with a leadership position in digital-media segments in a dozen countries. Sean was instrumental in developing PRN, an international, in-store marketing and merchandising platform focused on driving shopping behavior at the point of purchase. PRN worked with Walmart, BestBuy, Costco and other leading global retailers and consumer brands.
Katelyn Ares
Katelyn Ares
Senior Brand Strategist
Curalate
Katelyn Ares is a Senior Brand Strategist at Curalate, the leading visual commerce platform for more than 800 of the world's most loved brands. With deep roots in the east coast tech community, Katelyn helps digital marketers and e-commerce executives tap into the power of visual content to drive traffic, increase engagement, and generate revenue. She spends her spare time listening to podcasts, practicing yoga, and curbing her online shopping habits – even if it is "market research."
Naomi Jacobs
Naomi Jacobs
Manager Social Media Marketing
QVC
Naomi is the Social Media Manager for QVC, the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer. An early member of the social team at QVC, she launched the brand’s presence on multiple networks and now drives the overall organic & paid social marketing strategy across QVC’s 90+ social platforms. QVC is consistently ranked as a top brand in the Internet Retailer Social Media 500 List.
 Over the past 5 years with QVC, Naomi has been integral in scaling social throughout the company across its global markets, including QVC’s on-air and digital channels. A true passion for social media and visual marketing—both in work and in her personal life—makes this a dream job mixing creativity, analytics & storytelling.

Nathalie Pham
Manager, Marketing Analytics
Macys.com
Brian Servatius
Senior Director of Sales and Business Development
Sears Holding Corporation
Jason Miller
Jason Miller
Chief Commerce Strategist
Akamai Technologies