Speakers

Speakers & Advisors

  • Web Smith

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    Founder 2 PM

    eric miao

    Eric Miao

    Holiday Speaker

    SVP of Customer Strategy Attentive

    elizabeth kay

    Elizabeth Ray

    Previous Speaker

    VP Client Strategy Attentive

    sunil kaki

    Sunil Kaki

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    EVP, Marketing Beachbody

  • chris lindland

    Chris Lindland

    Holiday Speaker

    CEO Betabrand

    kate huyett

    Kate Huyett

    Holiday Speaker

    CMO Bombas

    Elyse Burack

    Advisor

    Head of DTC Marketing Capsule

    craig

    Craig Elbert

    Advisor

    Cofounder & CEO Care/of

  • Ken Cassar

    Previous Speaker

    Principal CassarCo Strategy & Analytic Consultants

    Phillip Cruickshank

    Previous Speaker

    Brand Marketing CB2

    Cally Everett

    Advisor

    Executive Director, Digital Marketing Strategy & Brand CBN

    Farzana Nasser

    Farzana Nasser

    Previous Speaker

    Partner Chameleon

  • Emily Hickey

    Emily Hickey

    Advisor

    Founder Chief Detective

    veronika sonsev

    Veronika Sonsev

    Holiday Speaker

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

    scott silverman

    Scott Silverman

    Holiday Speaker

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

    Veronika Sonsev

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

  • Scott Silverman

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

    Emily Culp

    Emily Culp

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CEO CoverFX

    jennifer benda

    Jennifer Benda

    Holiday Speaker

    Director User Experience Design DICK'S Sporting Goods

    Amy Africa

    Advisor

    CEO Eight By Eight

  • Peter Irikovsky

    Previous Speaker

    CEO Exponea

    vijay talwar

    Vijay Talwar

    Holiday Speaker

    CEO of EMEA Foot Locker

    Vijay Talwar

    Advisor

    CEO of EMEA Foot Locker

    melissa grillo

    Melissa Grillo Aruz

    Advisor

    Head of Talent & Business Development Forerunner

  • Lisa Gaveles

    Previous Speaker

    Board Member Forever21, True Religion and Bluestem Brands

    sucharita kodali

    Sucharita Kodali

    Previous Speaker

    Vice President and Principal Analyst Forrester

    Shawna Hausman

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CMO FSA Store

    charlie cole

    Charlie Cole

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CEO FTD

  • Jill Manoff

    Previous Speaker

    Editor in Chief Glossy Media

    Leslie Emmons Burthey

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    VP of Marketing, Gold and Telehealth GoodRx

    Scott Ableman

    Advisor

    Fmr SVP Marketing GTT

    helena price hambrecht

    Helena Price Hambrecht

    Previous Speaker

    Co-Founder and Co-CEO Haus

  • emily boschwitz

    Emily Boschwitz

    Previous Speaker

    VP of Marketing Hims/Hers

    jared dimond

    Jared Dimond

    Holiday Speaker

    Director, Partnerships Honey

    Emma Lawson

    Previous Speaker

    Global Director of E-Commerce Huda Beauty

    Jason Nickel

    Jason Nickel

    Advisor

    Fmr SVP, Marketing & E-commerce Kjaer Weis

  • Angela Hsu

    Angela Hsu

    Advisor

    SVP, Marketing & eCommerce Lamps Plus

    sarah

    Sarah Rasmusen

    Holiday Speaker

    Chief Customer Officer Lands’ End

    Qun Wei

    Advisor

    Head of Growth Data & Analytics Lemonade

    John Grech

    Previous Speaker

    Head of Retail Loop Commerce

  • Tyler Wozny

    Previous Speaker

    SVP Digital Product Madison Reed

    chandra cooks

    Chandra Cooks

    Holiday Speaker

    Marketing Director Mented Cosmetics

    Rob Schmults

    Previous Speaker

    Executive Board MidOcean Partners

    Bree Casart

    Bree Casart

    Advisor

    Senior Director, Global Marketplace Development Nike

  • david

    David Markle

    Previous Speaker

    Director of Product Management & UX Omaha Steaks

    Liesel Walsh

    Liesel Walsh

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    Fmr VP, CRM, Loyalty and Insights Party City

    Melissa Tanzosh

    Previous Speaker

    VP Product Management PebblePost

    Geoff Sanders

    Geoffrey Sanders

    Advisor

    CMO Penrose Hill

  • Barkha Saxena

    Barkha Saxena

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    Chief Data Officer Poshmark

    Steven Tristan Young

    Previous Speaker

    CMO Poshmark

    Jason Goldberg

    Jason Goldberg

    Previous Speaker

    Chief Commerce Strategy Officer Publicis Groupe

    Jason John

    Advisor

    Chief Marketing Officer Publishers Clearing House

  • joe megibow

    Joe Megibow

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CEO Purple

    mark

    Mark Treschl

    Previous Speaker

    Chief Customer Officer Quantum Metric

    Naomi Jacobs

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    Director, Social Strategy & Business Development Qurate Retail Group (QVC, HSN)

    Dave Cost

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Rainbow

  • nate

    Nate Checketts

    Previous Speaker

    CEO Rhone

    Matt Gehring

    Previous Speaker

    SVP, Growth Marketing Rothy's

    robert brous

    Robert Brous

    Holiday Speaker

    VP of Ecommerce & Digital rue21

    Katie Hunt

    Previous Speaker

    Co-Founder & CCO SHOWFIELDS

  • indy guha

    Indy Guha

    Holiday Speaker

    SVP of Marketing and Alliances Signifyd

    Indy Guha

    SVP, Marketing & Alliances Signifyd

    Ejieme Eromosele

    Previous Speaker

    VP of Customer Success Snaps

    jessica herrin

    Jessica Herrin

    Holiday Speaker

    CEO and Founder Stella & Dot

  • Stacey Widlitz

    Previous Speaker

    President SW Retail Advisors

    Carrie Ask

    Carrie Ask

    Chief Customer Officer Tailored Brands

    Laura Joukovski, Chief Media Officer, TechStyle Fashion Group COURTESY OF TECHSTYLE

    Laura Joukovski

    Previous Speaker

    President, Global Fashion Brands TechStyle Fashion Group

    Lisa Laich

    Previous Speaker

    CMO The Rockport Company

  • Grace Ouma-Cabezas

    Previous Speaker

    VP, Growth Marketing The Skimm

    Shawuan Johnson

    Previous Speaker

    EVP Merchandising & Design Tommy Hilfiger

    Anurag Kadyan

    Advisor

    VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Tourneau

    Mike Lackman

    Michael Lackman

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CEO Trade Coffee

  • tom

    Tom Kraus

    Previous Speaker

    Vice President, Digital UNFI (SuperValu)

    Aaron Sanandres

    Previous Speaker

    Co-Founder & CEO UNTUCKit

    Malena Higuera

    Advisor

    US President Urban Decay Cosmetics

    vivek kumar

    Vivek Kumar

    Holiday Speaker

    Chief Revenue Officer UrbanStems

  • Lev Peker

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    CEO US Autoparts

    daren hull

    Daren Hull

    Previous Speaker

    Chief Customer Officer Vera Bradley

    Melissa Campanelli

    Previous Speaker

    Co-Founder Women in Retail Leadership Circle

    Gail Tifford

    Previous Speaker

    Chief Brand Officer WW

  • Jon Mandell

    Advisor/Previous Speaker

    SVP, Membership Marketing & Global E-Commerce WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined)

Web Smith
Founder

Web Smith serves as the founder of 2PM, the premium B2B commerce source for industry executives. He was the cofounding CMO of Mizzen+Main, the performance menswear brand. He’s also managed commerce on the digital publishing side as the Director of eCommerce at Gear Patrol. He is currently an angel investor through 2PM and venture scout for GGV Capital.

eric miao
Eric Miao
SVP of Customer Strategy
elizabeth kay
Elizabeth Ray
VP Client Strategy
sunil kaki
Sunil Kaki
EVP, Marketing

SESSION:

Elevating Customer Experience To Accelerate Marketing

Sunil is a marketing executive with a proven track record for building high performing teams at Amazon, Intuit and ​Zulily. He is the SVP of Marketing at Thrive Market, a membership-based market that makes high-quality healthy products for every lifestyle.

More recently, he led the consumer marketing teams at ​Zulily ($1.5B in annual revenue and 25MM emails sent/day) and the global Paid Social efforts at Amazon ($120M budget/yr with Facebook and Twitter).

chris lindland
Chris Lindland
CEO
kate huyett
Kate Huyett
CMO
Elyse Burack
Head of DTC Marketing
craig
Craig Elbert
Cofounder & CEO
Ken Cassar
Principal
Phillip Cruickshank
Brand Marketing
Phillip is Brand Marketing manager at CB2 where he oversees digital marketing channels, including SMS and email, along with leading marketing strategies to drive customer acquisition and retention across B2B and B2C growth segments. With several years experience in global brand management spanning retail and the travel industry, prior to CB2 Phillip was Global Brand Manager at Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Cally Everett
Executive Director, Digital Marketing Strategy & Brand
Farzana Nasser
Farzana Nasser
Partner
Farzana is a Partner at Chameleon Collective and excels at connecting the dots between consumer insights and go-to-market strategy to help brands accelerate profitable growth. She has managed global CPG brands and developed digital marketing growth strategies for a breadth of direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands including; The New York Times, Dove, John Hardy, Vera Bradley and Bugaboo. Farzana received the Facebook Innovation Award as an entrepreneur who founded Gallop Labs, a mobile marketing technology company.
Emily Hickey
Emily Hickey
Founder

Emily Hickey is the Founder of Chief Detective, a boutique growth marketing agency that focuses on creating step-function changes for businesses using Facebook & Instagram. Emily also runs TheFam.online, a masterminds and networking group for growth marketers. Previously, she served on the executive teams of Lolly Wolly Doodle, HotJobs.com, and PhotoShelter. Emily is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UNC-Chapel Hill.

veronika sonsev
Veronika Sonsev
Co-Founder
scott silverman
Scott Silverman
Co-Founder
Veronika Sonsev
Co-Founder
Veronika Sonsev is the Co-Founder of the CommerceNext summit, a community and conference for retail and DTC brands. She also leads the retail practice for Chameleon Collective and is a contributor for Forbes. Having started and sold a startup, which worked with some of the largest retailers, Veronika has intimate knowledge of the challenges facing retail and ecommerce today. She is also an advocate for women in business and founded the global non-profit mBolden (formerly Women in Wireless). Veronika has spoken at dozens of retail conferences, contributed to a number of publications and have been interviewed by NPR, WSJ and TechCrunch. Her success as an entrepreneur combined with her support for women in digital has led Fast Company to include her in its League of Extraordinary Women and TechWeek to name Veronika as one of the Top 100 digital leaders in New York. Veronika holds a BA from American University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Scott Silverman
Co-Founder
Emily Culp
Emily Culp
CEO

Emily Culp joined Cover FX as President in 2018. In her new role, Culp has established the vision and strategic plan for the complexion expert brand that is vegan + cruelty free. In particular, she has developed the global product architecture, as well as evolved the brand positioning in the marketplace to be differentiated, ownable and globally consistent. Additionally, Culp has implemented new sales and education processes and created a new company culture based on transparency, direct communication, accountability, embracing an entrepreneurial spirit and placing an emphasis on consumers at the heart of every decision.

Before joining Cover FX, Culp was most recently the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Keds, where she was responsible for driving the strategic development and creative execution of Keds’ global marketing initiatives including retail development, omni-channel marketing, eCommerce, PR and content. Throughout the last decade, Culp has had a vast career as an innovative omni-channel marketer with various agency experience at Ogilvy, Arnold and Digitas, as well as client-side leadership roles at some of the world's leading consumer brands including Rebecca Minkoff, Unilever and Clinique. Culp is a board member at Mizzen + Main (an L Catterton Company) and an advisor at WIRL, Gilman Hill Asset Management and the Thirty Percent Coalition. She frequently lectures at Columbia University (where she holds her MBA) and The Stern School for Business (NYU), and has spoken at numerous industry events, such as Shop.org, NRF, Google Retail Summit, and SXSW. She holds a BA from Wake Forest University, and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.
jennifer benda
Jennifer Benda
Director User Experience Design
Amy Africa
CEO
Peter Irikovsky
CEO
Peter Irikovsky is the CEO of Exponea, the leading customer data and experience platform (CDXP). Prior to heading up the Exponea team, Peter demonstrated his passion for entrepreneurialism as the CEO of Slevomat Group, where he helped grow revenue to €100m in fewer than four years. His past experience also includes LRJ Capital, McKinsey, and Groupon. He is a Singularity University graduate and holds a degree in Computer Science.
vijay talwar
Vijay Talwar
CEO of EMEA
Vijay Talwar
CEO of EMEA
melissa grillo
Melissa Grillo Aruz
Head of Talent & Business Development
Lisa Gaveles
Board Member
Lisa Gavales is the interim CEO of Bluestem Brands and a board director of Bluestem Brands and True Religion Brand Jeans. Formerly, she was the  president and chief executive officer of Things Remembered, an omnichannel, 600-plus store retailer of personalized gifts headquartered in Highland Heights, Ohio. Most recently, Lisa was president of direct and chief marketing officer at Talbots. Prior to Talbots, Lisa was the executive vice president, chief marketing officer at EXPRESS, where she spearheaded the development of express.com, now a top 100 internet retailer. Lisa was instrumental in building the profile and presence of the brand and contributed to the launch of EXPR on the New York Stock Exchange. Lisa’s expansive career also includes many years at Bloomingdale’s, where she led the planning and marketing teams, became a general merchandising manager, and started bloomingdales.com. In honing her skills as a dynamic change agent early on, Lisa started in Macy’s training program and then spent several years as a management consultant. A native New Yorker, Lisa is enjoying her third tour of Ohio.
sucharita kodali
Sucharita Kodali
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert on eCommerce, omnichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising. In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with NRF.
Shawna Hausman
CMO

Shawna Hausman is an experienced senior Ecommerce & Digital Marketing executive with a demonstrated history of working in both retail startups and large retail organizations across a variety of product types (intimate apparel, home goods, baby products, athletic apparel and gear). Shawna has a passion for tapping into new and emerging technologies in order to improve digital marketing efficiency and enhance the overall brand experience online.

charlie cole
Charlie Cole
CEO

Charlie has been involved in digital marketing and eCommerce for 16 years – including leadership positions at Lucky Brand, Reckitt Benckiser, Tumi, Samsonite as well as stints in venture capital and building a business from scratch at Assembled Branch. Recently, Charlie started as CEO of FTD where he over sees FTD.com, Proflowers.com and FTD’s relationships with florists around North America.

Jill Manoff
Editor in Chief
Leslie Emmons Burthey
VP of Marketing, Gold and Telehealth

Leslie Emmons Burthey is VP of Marketing at FabFitFun, the lifestyle membership creating personalized experiences that introduce you to the best the world has to offer. Leslie focuses on growth, content, CRM, and consumer insights. Leslie was previously the VP of Marketing at Winc (formerly Club W). Prior to Winc, she gained consumer product experience at Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren. She has an MBA from Stanford, and an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School.

Scott Ableman
Fmr SVP Marketing

Scott is a marketing executive, advisor, and VC for companies in the ecommerce, digital media, and ed tech space. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer for three Internet Retailer 500 companies, and is currently building a marketing function in the Americas for cloud networking giant GTT.

helena price hambrecht
Helena Price Hambrecht
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Helena Price Hambrecht is the co-founder and Co-CEO of Haus. Prior to Haus, Helena was a Silicon Valley creative who helped shape brands like Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Slack, Square, Twitter and Uber. Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The Guardian, and Inc.
emily boschwitz
Emily Boschwitz
VP of Marketing
Emily has always had a passion for building disruptive brands that are working to change industries and form authentic relationships with consumers. By using diverse acquisition channel mixes and messaging, Emily bridges traditional and atypical forms of media to meet consumers where they are. Emily joined the Hims & Hers team in 2018, shortly after the brand launched. She had previously worked at consumer electronics businesses Nest, Dropcam and Boosted.
jared dimond
Jared Dimond
Director, Partnerships
Emma Lawson
Global Director of E-Commerce
Jason Nickel
Jason Nickel
Fmr SVP, Marketing & E-commerce

Jason Nickel is a consultant and former VP of Marketing and Creative for GREATS, a Brooklyn based sneaker start-up. He was previously #DoingThings at Outdoor Voices and Amazon.

Angela Hsu
Angela Hsu
SVP, Marketing & eCommerce
sarah
Sarah Rasmusen
Chief Customer Officer
Qun Wei
Head of Growth Data & Analytics
John Grech
Head of Retail
John is currently the VP, Head of Retail Partnerships @ Loop Commerce leading sales, business development and growth strategy for the company. Loop is powering the digital gifting experience on e-commerce leaders like Target, Neiman Marcus, Vera Bradley, Coach, Kate Spade Michael Kors, and others. GiftNow has become the consumer's choice and industry standard for online gifting of real products. Prior to Loop, he was Co-Founder of Iterate Studio, a venture designed to close the gap on how retailers and brands access early-stage startup innovation. Essentially, Walmart Labs for everyone else and delivered as a service.
Tyler Wozny
SVP Digital Product
Tyler Wozny is an entrepreneur, connector, and product leader who currently serves as Madison Reeds’ SVP of Product. He specializes in all things commerce, from brick and mortar operations and infrastructure, to online acquisition and retention. Tyler leans in to his passions as an advisor to several startups and foundations.
chandra cooks
Chandra Cooks
Marketing Director
Rob Schmults
Executive Board
Rob serves in a digital operating role for MidOcean Partners, private equity firm focused on the mid-market. Previously he was SVP of eCommerce and CRM at Talbots, where he oversaw the company’s modernization and expansion of its digital, direct marketing,and analytical capabilities. As part of Talbots’ leadership team, he helped drive the roll- out of the retailer’s omnichannel initiatives as well as improving its loyalty and payments capabilities.
Bree Casart
Bree Casart
Senior Director, Global Marketplace Development
david
David Markle
Director of Product Management & UX
Liesel Walsh
Liesel Walsh
Fmr VP, CRM, Loyalty and Insights

Melissa Tanzosh
VP Product Management
Melissa Tanzosh is VP of Product at PebblePost, responsible for driving product innovation and growth for PebblePost’s Programmatic Direct Mail® Platform. Melissa is an expert at consulting growth-minded marketers on product strategy, and how brands can effectively, and accurately break-through all the noise of digital to reach consumers. With over ten years in the digital and mobile media space, she has deep experience scaling marketing and advertising technology companies toward commercial success, with a strategic, customer-centric approach to inform product innovation.
Geoff Sanders
Geoffrey Sanders
CMO

Geoff leads the team responsible for customer acquisition and retention efforts spanning all paid media, onsite conversion, and CRM strategy and execution. Geoff also manages the North America eCommerce P&L.

Geoff is a member of CommerceNext’s Advisory Board, General Assembly’s Marketing Standards Board, and on the board of his condominium.

Barkha Saxena
Barkha Saxena
Chief Data Officer

SESSION:

Marketing Attribution In Support Of A Full-funnel Strategy

Barkha Saxena is the Chief Data Officer at Poshmark, a leading social commerce platform, where she built the data team from the ground up and leads all data science, data tools and machine learning (ML) initiatives across the business.

Barkha has over 15 years of experience leading large teams to build and sell machine learning products across multiple industries. Barkha is a thought leader, frequently speaking and writing about data, retail and women in leadership.

Steven Tristan Young
CMO
Steven Tristan Young is Chief Marketing Officer at Poshmark, a leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers, where he leads growth, product, and brand marketing. Steven, a seasoned technology marketing executive, was formerly the Vice President of Growth at GrubHub, where he managed the company’s customer and market level growth business, while also helping shape the company's brand and customer messaging platforms. Prior to GrubHub, Steven held leadership positions at DIRECTV, American Express, Endurance International Group, and Puma Sports. At American Express, Steven led the marketing efforts for the company’s flagship “Black Card” and ""Platinum Card"" portfolios, driving the brand design, customer positioning, and marketing communications strategy. Steven received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Jason Goldberg
Jason Goldberg
Chief Commerce Strategy Officer
Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg is the Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis Communications, and host of iTunes top rated E-Commerce Podcast, the Jason & Scot Show. Under his twitter handle @retailgeek he is one of the most followed e-commerce subject matter experts on the web. He is the executive chairman of the NRF Digital Advisory Board and was inducted into the National Retail Federation “The List” of people shaping the future of retail.
Jason John
Chief Marketing Officer
joe megibow
Joe Megibow
CEO
Before joining Purple as CEO, Joe Megibow served as SVP/Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle where he oversaw the transformation and growth of their $550+ million DTC business between. Prior to that, Megibow held senior roles with Expedia, Inc., including VP/General Manager of Expedia.com. Megibow most recently served as an Operations Advisor to Advent International, the $41 billion private equity firm. Megibow earned an MBA from Chicago Booth and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
mark
Mark Treschl
Chief Customer Officer
Naomi Jacobs
Director, Social Strategy & Business Development

Naomi Jacobs is the Director of Social Strategy & Business Development for Qurate Retail Group, the world’s leading video commerce retailer. Naomi has revolutionized the company’s social media strategy at QVC and continues to develop new opportunities across both QVC and HSN. A veteran executive in the social media industry, Naomi has been an integral leader, driving accelerated growth while scaling social and influencer marketing at Qurate.

Dave Cost
VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing
nate
Nate Checketts
CEO
Nate Checketts is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a men’s performance lifestyle brand founded in 2014. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for and consulted with some of the biggest technology and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The National Football League, Legends, FanVision and Sport Radar. Nate is also an avid entrepreneur who founded and launched 4 companies before the age of 30, including Rhone and Mangia Technologies, whose patents were later acquired by the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to Rhone, Nate also serves as Chairman of the Board to Beyond Type 1, a non-profit dedicated to the community of those with Type 1 Diabetes. Nate graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance. He and his wife Dayna reside in Connecticut with their three young boys, Gabriel, William and Nicholas.
Matt Gehring
SVP, Growth Marketing
Matt Gehring is the Senior Vice President of Growth at Rothy’s, the wildly popular San Francisco-based shoe company. Matt is a seasoned marketer and Marine Corps Veteran with over 18 years of experience, leading growth and lifecycle marketing for rapidly scaling ecommerce businesses at every level. With a focus on user acquisition, retention, analytics, and site optimization, Matt relies on a passion for melding data, psychology and customer experience to identify growth opportunities. Prior to joining Rothy’s, Matt drove growth at both new and established ecommerce companies such as Hims, Touch of Modern, Society6, and Provide Commerce (Proflowers brands). Matt holds both a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
robert brous
Robert Brous
VP of Ecommerce & Digital
Katie Hunt
Co-Founder & CCO
Katie Hunt is the Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer of SHOWFIELDS, The Most Interesting Store in The World. She began her career as the third employee of Warby Parker, served as Chief Brand Officer for Hinge, where she led the charge for their relaunch and rebrand, and has worked extensively with startups in branding, product development, marketing, operations and fundraising. Additionally, Katie is the Co-Founder of The Fund, which is a VC fund made up of a community of founders and operators that invests and mentors early stage companies in NYC, LA and London.
indy guha
Indy Guha
SVP of Marketing and Alliances
Indy Guha
SVP, Marketing & Alliances
Indy Guha is the SVP, Marketing & Alliances , where he leads a team that will further accelerate the broader enterprise adoption of the company's solution. Prior to joining Signifyd, Indy was the youngest partner named in Bain Capital Ventures’ history, where he oversaw some of the firm’s key ecommerce-related investments, including SquareTrade, BloomReach, Kenshoo and Signifyd itself. His fascination with the modern commerce technology stack was fanned with Bain Capital Ventures’ investment in Jet.com, the most prominent example of a new breed of ecommerce enterprises.
Ejieme Eromosele
VP of Customer Success
Ejieme is VP of Customer Success at Snaps, where she helps brands grow awareness, increase sales and lower customer service costs with conversational AI. Prior to Snaps, Ejieme was Managing Director of Customer Experience at The NYTimes and spent several years in management consulting at PwC and Accenture. She has a BA from NYU’s College of Arts & Science and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
jessica herrin
Jessica Herrin
CEO and Founder
Stacey Widlitz
President
Carrie Ask
Carrie Ask
Chief Customer Officer
Laura Joukovski, Chief Media Officer, TechStyle Fashion Group COURTESY OF TECHSTYLE
Laura Joukovski
President, Global Fashion Brands
Laura Joukovski (LJ) is the President of the Global Fashion Brands division at TechStyle Fashion Group. She leads three of the brands within the TechStyle portfolio: JustFab, ShoeDazzle and FabKids. LJ has been building TechStyle Fashion Group (TFG) in various leadership roles over the past 8 years. She joined through the acquisition of FabKids, where she was a founding team member and COO / CFO. She was the original GM of the Fabletics brand at launch. Built the foundation of the data-driven culture by creating and leading a global analytics team. And served as Chief Media Officer building out a world-class internal advertising agency for the TFG portfolio on the cutting edge of brand building with an ROI focus, fueled by marketing sciences. Today she is leading TechStyle’s footwear focused fashion brands into the next chapter of growth. TechStyle Fashion Group is a portfolio of digitally-native, membership-based fashion brands delivering exceptional value to our >5 million active VIPs across JustFab, ShoeDazzle, FabKids, Fabletics and Savage x Fenty.
Lisa Laich
CMO
Grace Ouma-Cabezas
VP, Growth Marketing
Grace Ouma-Cabezas is a marketing executive and consultant with over a decade of experience delivering growth for digital-native, disruptive consumer brands. A believer in the power of storytelling, connection and community - she’s passionate about building brands people love. A Jersey girl and daughter of Kenyan immigrants - she’s a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion in marketing and startups. She is excited to build the next generation of inclusive brands and leaders.
Shawuan Johnson
EVP Merchandising & Design
Shawuan Johnson is a dynamic Executive Vice President/GMM for Tommy Hilfiger Company Stores in North America with over 20 years of experience in diverse business channels and categories. In her role she oversees a team of 60+ merchants and designers who are responsible for driving positive sales and profitable growth in the outlet business channel. She’s a strategic leader that has a proven track record in developing high performing and agile teams. Shawuan is a transformative and effective leader in organizational process improvement, end to end calendar and innovative merchandising systems and tools driven by an innovative and expansive driven mindset. In addition to always searching for what’s next, she’s a fearless advocate and supporter for the advancement of diversity in fashion. Shawuan started her career at Ann Taylor and had held leadership positions at The Limited and Esprit prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger. She’s a senior advisor for BRAAVE at PVH, a business resource group for African Americans. She’s also on the advisory board of BRAG, a non profit organization that prepares and educates professionals and students of color for leadership positions in retail, fashion and related industries.  In addition, she’s on the board of Custom Collaborative, a non profit organization who help women from low income and immigrant communities learn to design, sew and sell sustainable fashion.
Anurag Kadyan
VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing
Mike Lackman
Michael Lackman
CEO

Mike Lackman is the CEO of Trade Coffee, a technology business that is combining innovations in design, subscription commerce, and data science in order to connect consumers with the country’s best coffee roasters. Since shipping its first box in April of 2018, Trade has made massive strides in realizing its mission of ‘Turning Coffee Drinkers Into Coffee Lovers’, as its roasted-on-demand experience opens the eyes of thousands of customers to the world of specialty coffee every morning. Prior to Trade, Mike was the CEO and majority owner at PetFlow, where he and his team built a rapidly growing and profitable retailer that successfully exited to the country’s largest distributor of pet products in 2017. A strategy and operations expert, Mike is widely regarded within the e-commerce community as a leader in driving profitable growth and building exceptional teams. He is a frequent speaker on the subject, including engagements at Shop.org, the National Retail Federation, the Wharton School, and as the keynote of Australia’s Online Retailer conference in 2014. He has held numerous Operations Leadership roles, including the Operations team at UncommonGoods as well as the management development program at McMaster-Carr. Mike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Latin, Ancient Greek, and Italian.

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Tom Kraus
Vice President, Digital
Aaron Sanandres
Co-Founder & CEO
Aaron Sanandres is the co-Founder and CEO of UNTUCKit, one of the fastest-growing men’s retail brands in the U.S. After graduating cum laude from Hamilton College with a double major in government and Asian studies, Aaron Sanandres earned his MBA—with honors—in 2007 at Columbia Business School. After school, Aaron worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers for 17 years, where he was a partner and worked in transaction services and lead the compensation, tax, and accounting team for the Midwest. He joined the company full time as CEO in 2016. Aaron has since joined the Total Retail Tech Board and won a 2018 Retail Innovator Award for his data work and insights with UNTUCKit.
Malena Higuera
US President
vivek kumar
Vivek Kumar
Chief Revenue Officer
Lev Peker
CEO
daren hull
Daren Hull
Chief Customer Officer
Daren Hull has been trying to improve the retail experience for over 20 years. Daren is Chief Customer Officer at Vera Bradley, where he is responsible for revenue channels, marketing, and customer teams. Prior to Vera Bradley he was focused on conceiving and growing direct-to-consumer businesses for established companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Amazon, Guthy-Renker, and L’Oreal as well as startups. His work has received a number of honors from the likes of ERA to L2.
Melissa Campanelli
Co-Founder
Melissa Campanelli is the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. She is also the content and brand director of Total Retail, a media brand focusing on c-suite retailers. Prior to those positions, Melissa spent ten years at DM News, where she was first a senior editor and then deputy editor. She’s also a leading expert in small business e-commerce and author of the books “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Open an Online Business in 10 Days” and “55 Surefire Internet Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000.” In her free time, Melissa loves exploring New York City and spending time with her family: Her husband Rob, and her fun teenagers Caroline (16) and Christopher (15).
Gail Tifford
Chief Brand Officer
Gail Tifford joined WW as Chief Brand Officer in March 2018. In this role, Tifford is responsible for activating the evolution of the WW brand. She oversees global strategy for marketing, content, creative, ecommerce, customer intelligence and consumer products and has been a key leader in the strategy and execution of pivoting from Weight Watchers to WW. Prior to WW, Tifford served as Vice President of Media North America and Global Digital Innovation for Unilever where she led media strategy and implementation for all Unilever categories and brands, and served as a member of the Unilever Global Media Leadership Team. Prior to joining Unilever, Tifford was Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Viacom, where she developed multi-platform media and marketing programs for the MTV and VH1 brands. Earlier in her career, Tifford spent more than 10 years at Unilever, driving long-term innovation and communication strategy for the Lipton brand in the United States and Canada, and building a growth-centric organizational culture across the Unilever marketing function globally. Tifford is Co-founder of the #SeeHer initiative of the Association of National Advertisers and a Director on the Board of Fossil Group, Inc.
Jon Mandell
SVP, Membership Marketing & Global E-Commerce