We’re More Than A Conference.
We’re A Community.

We are the community for digital, marketing and technology retail leaders, bringing together industry executives and emerging trailblazers to openly share ideas that elevate your game and unlock your growth potential.

Energizing true relationship building and creating a place of belonging among tested, proven and trusted retail experts.
peer-to-peer connections

Meaningful peer-to-peer connections and curated dialogue with executives ranging from global brands to disruptive up-and-comers.

industry leaders

Content on new marketing strategies and tactical “how to’s” from industry leaders with broad hands-on experience.

Speakers from leading retailers

Speakers from leading retailers, DTC brands and innovative tech companies including executives from Anthropologie, Domino’s, Forever 21, Coach, L’Oreal, Walmart, Build-A-Bear, Solo Brands, DSW and many more.

consumer research

Original merchant and consumer research on marketing and ecommerce trends and issues impacting our industry, that help you align and accelerate your business.

We hope you will consider joining our community and attending our events.

Black Speakers Database:

CommerceNext would like to help create visibility for Black individuals by identifying a list of potential speakers from the Black community that can speak on retail-related topics. Interested in nominating someone for our Black Speakers Database? Please click here →

Senior Leadership

CommerceNext was founded by three experienced digital marketing veterans who are committed to building
communities that help people grow their businesses and careers.
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Scott Silverman
Co-Founder

Scott Silverman is a digital retail connector and 15+ year e-commerce veteran. Former Shop.org Executive Director and board member. Co-inventor of Cyber Monday. Founder of Cybermonday.com and Co-Founder of the Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum.

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Veronika Sonsev
Co-Founder

Veronika Sonsev is a retail industry connector and speaker. Previously, she led the retail practice at Chameleon Collective and founded and held executive roles at various tech companies, including inSparq, Jumptap and AOL. Veronika enjoys programming and writing about the retail industry and advises several retail-industry tech startups.

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Allan Dick
Co-Founder

Allan Dick is a 25-year digital commerce veteran. Former GM and CMO at Vintage Tub and Bath (a $30M+ IR400 retailer of bath fittings) with 20+ years digital marketing conference planning experience (SES, Shop.org, NRF, Reed Exhibition Group and GrowCommerce).
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Emily Wander
Chief Revenue Officer

Emily Wander joined CommerceNext in 2019 and was excited to rejoin an industry she was active in from 2003-2009. She leverages her past experience leading teams within the telecommunications industry and international banking to spearhead go-to-market initiatives within CommerceNext. Her passion is meeting and connecting industry players and learning about the latest ecommerce solutions that foster industry growth.

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Jill Dvorak
Chief Content Officer

Jill Dvorak oversees the development of industry-leading content across CommerceNext’s annual conference, executive summit, webinars and more. She joined CommerceNext from the National Retail Federation (NRF) where she was VP, Content and Retail Strategy and led all show content, the NRF Digital and NRF Marketing Executives Councils. Prior to that she held ecommerce, marketing and technology roles at brands such as National Geographic, Discovery Communications, and Encyclopedia Britannica.

Contact us for available sponsorship opportunities.

A Member of the Largest Global Ecommerce Events Portfolio

CommerceNext is now part of CloserStill Media, a global events company specializing in high-value, content-driven events and building and nurturing B2B professional communities. As one of the fastest-growing global events businesses operating best in class events throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, CloserStill Media delivers across a range of industry verticals.

Expo UK

Ecommerce Expo UK

Is the UK’s largest and most established ecommerce event, with over 300 exhibitors and 11,000 visitors. Ecommerce Expo UK is collocated with Technology for Marketing, The UK’s definitive martech event.

E Show Barcelona and E Show Madrid

Is Southern Europe’s largest ecommerce events, deliver over 400 exhibitors and 15,500 visitors across the 2 shows. (Madrid: 300 exhibitors, 8000 attendees; Barcelona: 300 exhibitors, 7500 attendees). CloserStill also runs a 1-2-1 meeting event in Spain for the ecommerce sector called eForum.

Expo asia

Ecommerce Expo Asia

Is the region’s largest ecommerce event taking place annually in October at Marina Sands Hotel delivering more than 3,000 ecommerce professionals. CloserStill Asia also produces the Retail Executive Summit in April, a C-level event for retail professionals.

Advisory Board

At CommerceNext we believe in the power of connections to ignite potential. We convene established and emerging leaders to exchange experiences, get inspired and do great things.

We’ve pooled the collective experience and relationships of more than 50 advisors to bring you unparalleled access to accomplished and diverse industry role models. Our advisors lead enriching conversations and share candidly, providing our members with ideas, strategies and tactics to achieve their ambitions.

Samir Desai

Samir Desai

EVP, Chief Digital + Technology Officer
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chris Hardisty

Chris Hardisty

CEO
Alexis Russell Jewelry

Javier Marimon

Javier Marimon

Frmr Senior Director of Digital Product Management
Alo Yoga

Keri McGhee

Keri McGhee

Chief Marketing Officer
Attentive

Vijay Talwar

Vijay Talwar

Chief Digital and Customer Officer
Avolta

Jeff Gerstel

Jeff Gerstel

Chief Marketing Officer
B&H Photo

Angela Hsu

Angela Hsu

Frmr Chief Marketing Officer
Beyond (frmly Overstock)

Emily Culp

Emily Culp

Chief Strategy & Brand Officer
BodyHealth

Billy May

Billy May

CEO
Brooklinen

Sarah Rasmusen

Sarah Rasmusen

Chief Customer & Digital Officer Advisor
Build-A-Bear Workshop

Elyse Burack

Elyse Burack

Frmr Head of Marketing
Capsule

Joe Megibow

Joe Megibow

CEO
Casper

Emily Hickey

Emily Hickey

Co-Founder & CEO
Chief Detective Growth Consulting

Michael Scholz

Michael Scholz

VP Product & Customer Marketing
Commercetools

Jon Mandell

Jon Mandell

Frmr Chief Customer Officer
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Roshan Varma

Roshan Varma

SVP Digital
Delta Galil

Matt Gehring

Matt Gehring

Chief Marketing Officer
Dutch Pet

Ekta Chopra

Ekta Chopra

Chief Digital Officer
e.l.f. BEAUTY

Shawna Hausman

Shawna Hausman

SVP, Global Ecommerce
ESPRIT

Doug Jensen

Doug Jensen

SVP, GTM Analytics & Activation and Learning COE
Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Sunil Kaki

Sunil Kaki

Frmr Chief Marketing Officer
FIGS

Geoffrey Sanders

Geoffrey Sanders

Chief Marketing Officer
Firstleaf

Kacey Sharrett

Kacey Sharrett

Head of DTC
GoPro

Derek Yarbrough

Derek Yarbrough

Frmr Chief Marketing Officer
J.Crew

Danielle Schmelkin

Danielle Schmelkin

Chief Information Officer
J.Crew Group

Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz

SVP, Global Direct to Consumer & Digital
KEEN

Qun Wei

Qun Wei

Head of Analytics
Lemonade

Liesel Walsh

Liesel Walsh

SVP Consumer Demand
Many Moons

Andrew Fried

Andrew Fried

SVP, Direct to Consumer
Mint Mobile

Suruchi Shukla

Suruchi Shukla

VP Marketing
Minted

Sarah Wallis

Sarah Wallis

COO
Minted

Scott Ableman

Scott Ableman

Venture Partner
NextGen Venture Partner

George Khachatryan

George Khachatryan

CEO
OfferFit

Julie Evans

Julie Evans

VP and Chief Marketing Officer
Omaha Steaks

Lev Peker

Lev Peker

CEO
Parts iD

Steven Young

Steven Young

Chief Marketing Officer
Poshmark

Dave Cost

Dave Cost

VP of Digital and Ecommerce
Rainbow

Bree Casart

Bree Casart

Chief Marketing Officer
Shutterfly

Jenna Posner

Jenna Posner

Frmr CDO
Solo Brands

Josh Krepon

Josh Krepon

President, US Direct to Consumer & Global Digital
Steve Madden

Liana Thompson

Liana Thompson

Frmr Vice President, Global Ecommerce & Customer Service
Stuart Weitzman

Carolyn Pollock

Carolyn Pollock

Chief Marketing Officer
Tailored Brands

Noam Paransky

Noam Paransky

Chief Omni and Innovation Officer
Tapestry

Leslie Emmons Burthey

Leslie Emmons Burthey

SVP Marketing
TeePublic

Jason Nickel

Jason Nickel

SVP of Marketing
Ten Thousand

Vivian Chang

Vivian Chang

Frmr Head of DTC
The Clorox Company

Michael Lackman

Michael Lackman

Frmr President
Trade Coffee

Charlie Cole

Charlie Cole

CEO
Tribute Technology

Jeff Hamm

Jeff Hamm

VP, Digital Experience and Operations
Ulta

Daren Hull

Daren Hull

Frmr President
Vera Bradley

Brian Seewald

Brian Seewald

EVP, Digital
Victoria Secret

Sarah Henry

Sarah Henry

VP, Head of Content, Influencer, & Commerce
Walmart

Naomi Jacobs

Naomi Jacobs

Senior Director, Head of Social
Walmart

Jack Riker

Jack Riker

VP of Client Partnerships
Wunderkind

Pano Anthos

Pano Anthos

Founder & Managing Partner
XRC Ventures