Speakers

Speakers & Advisors

  • Ali Weiss

    Ali Weiss

    speaker

    SVP of Marketing Glossier

    Alistair Galbraith

    Alistair Galbraith

    speaker

    Senior Director, CX Innovation Lab Oracle

    Allie Egan

    Allie Egan

    speaker

    President & CEO Cynthia Rowley

  • Amy Africa

    Advisor

    CEO Eight By Eight

    Andrea Moore

    Andrea Moore

    speaker

    Partner Chameleon Collective

    Andrea Zaretsky

    Andrea Zaretsky

    Advisor/Speaker

    SVP, Client Engagement Sephora

  • Andreas Reiffen

    Andreas Reiffen

    speaker

    Founder & CEO Crealytics

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    Andrés Modak

    speaker

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO SNOWE

    Angela Hsu

    Angela Hsu

    Advisor

    SVP, Marketing & eCommerce Lamps Plus

  • Anurag Kadyan

    Advisor

    VP of Digital & CRM Tourneau

    Barkha Saxena

    Barkha Saxena

    speaker

    Chief Data Officer Poshmark

    Ben Harrell

    Ben Harrell

    speaker

    Chief Marketing Officer Priceline

  • Bob Meixner

    Advisor

    Senior Product Strategist Oracle Commerce

    Bree Casart

    Bree Casart

    Advisor

    VP, Performance Marketing J. Crew

    Brian Fesen

    speaker

    Head of Marketing Mack Weldon

  • Brian Long

    Brian Long

    speaker

    Co-Founder & CEO Attentive

    Brianna Hanan

    Brianna Hanan

    speaker

    Media Strategist, Media and Acquisition SquareSpace

    cally

    Cally Everett

    Advisor

    Head of Marketing & Growth Primary.com

  • Carrie Ask

    Carrie Ask

    speaker

    Brand President Men’s Wearhouse & Moores Clothing for Men

    Charlie Cole

    Charlie Cole

    Advisor/Speaker

    Global Chief eCommerce Officer Samsonite Chief Digital Officer Tumi

    Conor Ryan

    Conor Ryan

    speaker

    Co-Founder & CIO StitcherAds

  • craig

    Craig Elbert

    Advisor

    Cofounder & CEO Care/of

    Dalia Lasaite

    Dalia Lasaite

    speaker

    CEO CGTrader

    Dan Kessler

    Dan Kessler

    speaker

    VP of Business Development & Partnerships Headspace

  • Danielle Brown

    Danielle Brown

    speaker

    CMO Knix

    Danny Wright

    speaker

    Chief Brand Officer AdWeek

    Dave Cost

    Advisor

    VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Rainbow

  • David Berkowitz

    David Berkowitz

    speaker

    Principal Serial Marketer

    Denise incandela

    Denise Incandela

    speaker

    Head of Fashion Group Walmart, Jet, Shoes.com

    Derek Langinga

    Derek Laninga

    speaker

    National Sales Manager Dometic

  • Elisha Singh-Kramer

    Elisha Singh-Kramer

    speaker

    Lifecycle Marketing Manager Talkspace

    Elyse Burack

    Advisor

    Head of Integrated Marketing & Brand Boxed

    Emily Culp

    Emily Culp

    speaker

    President CoverFX

  • Emily Hickey

    Emily Hickey

    Advisor/Speaker

    Founder Chief Detective Growth Consulting

    Emily Stivison

    Emily Stivison

    speaker

    CRM Marketing Manager Smile Direct Club

    Farzana Nasser

    Farzana Nasser

    speaker

    Marketing Strategy Consultant Chameleon Collective

  • Gaurav Agarwal

    Gaurav Agarwal

    speaker

    SVP Growth & Strategy Molekule

    Geoff Sanders

    Geoffrey Sanders

    Advisor/Speaker

    SVP, Growth & eCommerce Casper

    Griffin Thall

    Griffin Thall

    speaker

    CEO and Co-Founder Pura Vida Bracelets

  • Ilan Tito

    Ilan Tito

    speaker

    Partner Chameleon Collective

    Indy Guha

    Indy Guha

    speaker

    VP, Growth Marketing Signifyd

    Jason John

    Advisor

    Chief Marketing Officer Publishers Clearing House

  • Jason Nickel

    Jason Nickel

    Advisor/Speaker

    VP, Marketing & Creative GREATS

    Jennifer Bennett

    Jennifer Bennett

    speaker

    Senior Director, Sales Affirm

    Jennifer Daly

    Jennifer Daly

    speaker

    Director of Marketing LimeLight

  • joe megibow

    Joe Megibow

    speaker

    CEO Purple

    Joe Yakuel

    Joe Yakuel

    Advisor/Speaker

    Founder & CEO Agency Within

    Jon Mandell

    Jon Mandell

    Advisor/Speaker

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

  • Josh Greene

    Josh Greene

    speaker

    CEO The Mather Group, LLC

    Josh Owens

    Josh Owens

    speaker

    CEO SupplyKick

    Julie Lyle

    Julie Lyle

    speaker

    Former CMO Walmart, Prudential, Barnes & Noble

  • Justin Hayashi

    Justin Hayashi

    speaker

    President & Co-Founder New Engen

    Katrina Gosek

    Katrina Gosek

    speaker

    VP, Product Strategy, Oracle CX Cloud Oracle

    Kevin St. John

    Kevin St. John

    speaker

    Industry Manager, Retail Facebook

  • Kieran Luke of General Assembly

    Kieran Luke

    speaker

    General Manager, Credentials General Assembly

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

    Laura Jones Joukovski

    speaker

    Chief Media Officer TechStyle

    Lauren Fisher

    Lauren Fisher

    speaker

    Principal Analyst eMarketer

  • Leslie Emmons Burthey

    Leslie Emmons Burthey

    speaker

    VP of Marketing FabFitFun

    Lev Peker

    Advisor

    CEO US Autoparts

    Lewis Gersh

    Lewis Gersh

    speaker

    Chief Stamp Licker PepplePost

  • Liesel Walsh

    Liesel Walsh

    speaker

    VP, CRM, Loyalty and Insights Party City

    Linda Shein

    Linda Shein

    speaker

    President LBShein & Company

    Malena Higuera

    Malena Higuera

    Advisor

    General Manager Dermablend Professional Global & U.S. L'Oréal

  • Mark Chou

    Mark Chou

    Advisor

    VP of International Away

    Matt Gehring

    Matt Gehring

    speaker

    Vice President, Growth Rothy's

    Matt Gilbert

    Matt Gilbert

    speaker

    CEO Pepperjam

  • Maureen Sullivan

    speaker

    COO Rent The Runway

    Meg Bedford

    Meg Bedford

    speaker

    VP, Ecommerce TUMI

    melissa grillo

    Melissa Grillo Aruz

    Advisor

    Head of Talent & Business Development Forerunner

  • Michael Harris

    Michael Harris

    speaker

    Senior Enterprise Sales Director Custora

    Mike Lackman

    Michael Lackman

    speaker

    CEO Trade Coffee

    Michael Mayfield

    Michael Mayfield

    speaker

    General Manager of Digital Timbuk2

  • Micky Onvural

    Micky Onvural

    speaker

    CEO Bonobos

    Milton Pappas

    Milton Pappas

    speaker

    Chief Digital Officer RTW Retailwinds, Inc. (formerly New York & Company)

    Monika Kochhar

    speaker

    CEO Smartgift

  • Naomi Jacobs

    Naomi Jacobs

    speaker

    Director, Social Strategy & Business Development QVC

    Philip Inghelbrecht

    speaker

    CEO Tatari

    Phillip Jackson

    Phillip Jackson

    speaker

    Co-Host FutureCommerce Podcast

  • Qun Wei

    Advisor

    Head Of Data Analytics & Data Operations TG-17

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    Rachel Shechtman

    speaker

    Founder STORY Brand Experience Officer Macy's

    Raj De Datta

    Raj De Datta

    speaker

    CEO Bloomreach

  • Rick Egan

    Rick Egan

    speaker

    SVP, Marketing US AutoParts

    Sai Koppala

    Sai Koppala

    speaker

    CMO SheerID

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    Sam Yagan

    speaker

    CEO ShopRunner

  • Sarah Nassauer

    Sarah Nassauer

    speaker

    Retail Reporter Wall Street Journal

    Sarmad Saghir

    Sarmad Saghir

    speaker

    VP, Acquisition Adore Me

    Scott Ableman

    Scott Ableman

    Advisor

    SVP Marketing GTT

  • scott gifis

    Scott Gifis

    speaker

    President AdRoll

    Sean Finnegan

    speaker

    Partner Chameleon Collective

    Shawn Schwegman

    Shawn Schwegman

    speaker

    Co-Founder DemandJump

  • Shawna Hausman

    Advisor/Speaker

    VP of Ecommerce Victoria's Secret

    Simon Whitcombe

    Simon Whitcombe

    speaker

    VP, Global Marketing Solutions Facebook

    stephen kuhl

    Stephen Kuhl

    speaker

    Co-Founder and CEO Burrow

  • Steve Lewis

    Steve Lewis

    speaker

    VP, Sales East Optimizely

    sunil kaki

    Sunil Kaki

    speaker

    SVP, Marketing Thrive Market

    Tamara Gruzbarg

    Tamara Gruzbarg

    speaker

    Head of Industry Insights ActionIQ

  • Tatiana Afanasyeva

    Tatiana Afanasyeva

    speaker

    Head of Marketing & Growth Lob

    tom montgomery

    Tom Montgomery

    speaker

    Co-Founder and Chief Digital Officer Chubbies Shorts

    Vadim Grinberg

    speaker

    VP of Consumer Growth & Insight Dagne Dover

  • Veronica Gauthier

    Veronica Gauthier

    speaker

    Director of Key Accounts Acceleration Partners

    Vijay

    Vijay Talwar

    Advisor

    CEO Foot Locker, EMEA

    Yao Huang

    Yao Huang

    speaker

    Founder Hatchery

  • Yoav Susz

    Advisor/Speaker

    VP, Revenue Optimove

Ali Weiss
Ali Weiss
SVP of Marketing Glossier

SESSION:

Why Customer Experience Is The Ultimate Marketing Tool

Ali Weiss is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Glossier, a modern, digitally-native beauty brand made by editors who ‘get' what works and inspired by what girls want in real life. Prior to Glossier, Ali worked at BlackRock in financial institutions account management, corporate strategy and as the chief of staff to the Head of iShares. She is passionate about the little things in life that make the everyday better. Ali lives and works in New York City and is inspired by the idea of building a brand through conversations, community and peer-to-peer referral. She graduated from Stanford University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Alistair Galbraith
Alistair Galbraith
Senior Director, CX Innovation Lab Oracle

SESSION:

Measuring Up: How 100+ Leading Retailers Are Investing in Digital Commerce

Alistair Galbraith is Head of the CX Innovation Lab at Oracle. Alistair works with Oracle’s CX applications, including Commerce, Service, Sales and Marketing, to ideate and innovate in partnership with Oracle’s incredible customers and partners. With a Service and Retail background, Alistair enjoys finely crafted code, engaging user experiences, and the little nuances that excite and delight the end customer.

Allie Egan
Allie Egan
President & CEO Cynthia Rowley

SESSION:

Engaging On-The-Go Shoppers with Mobile

Allie is the President & CEO of Cynthia Rowley where she oversees e-commerce, retail, wholesale, marketing, finance and operations. She began her career in finance and consumer retail investing at L Catterton and went on to gain years of experience across luxury e-commerce, sales, brand, digital and retail marketing at Estee Lauder, where she worked on iconic brands such as La Mer, Clinique and Origins. Allie made the move from consumer retail investing to follow her real passion of helping to grow amazing brands from a marketing and operations perspective. Cynthia Rowley was the perfect match - a legendary creative in Cynthia - and a knowledgeable, entrepreneurial business mind to help revitalize the brand’s potential in the new landscape of digital and DTC. Allie holds a BS in Finance and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School. She also serves on the board of Project Renewal and is an avid marathoner, traveler, and dog mom to a small Boston Terrier.

Amy Africa
CEO Eight By Eight
Andrea Moore
Andrea Moore
Partner Chameleon Collective

SESSION:

Storytelling & Organic Marketing

Andrea Moore is a Digital and Omni-channel retail executive with 20 years' experience launching and growing brands online. She has extensive experience in strategy; online and offline marketing; sales planning and forecasting; web re-platform and redesign; project management; talent assessment and team building; as well as operations and production aspects of online businesses. Brands Served Include: J. Jill, New York & Company, ALEX AND ANI, Lafayette 148 NY, Tacony Corporation, MILLY, Sleepy’s.

Andrea Zaretsky
Andrea Zaretsky
SVP, Client Engagement Sephora

SESSION:

Unlocking the Secrets to Loyalty and Retention

Andreas Reiffen
Andreas Reiffen
Founder & CEO Crealytics

SESSION:

Reverse Engineering Google: A Deep Dive into Smart Bidding and PLA Co-op

Andreas Reiffen is a thought leader in data-driven advertising. His company Crealytics works exclusively in the retail sector, and offers a holistic approach to search, shopping and paid social campaigns. Andreas is a regular speaker at industry events worldwide.

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Andrés Modak
Co-Founder & Co-CEO SNOWE

SESSION:

Personalization: How to Prep Your Tech Stack for Changing Consumer Demands

Andrés Modak is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Snowe, a direct-to-consumer brand that makes bedding, bath linens, & tabletop essentials as irresistible as humanly possible. Andrés began Snowe in 2015 with Rachel Cohen while the two were outfitting their first home together. Uninspired by mass-market budget buys & pretentious luxury brands, they crafted Snowe to offer well-designed, high-quality home essentials at non-luxury prices. Andrés graduated from Carnegie Mellon & The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Angela Hsu
Angela Hsu
SVP, Marketing & eCommerce Lamps Plus
Anurag Kadyan
VP of Digital & CRM Tourneau
Barkha Saxena
Barkha Saxena
Chief Data Officer Poshmark

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

Barkha Saxena is Vice President of Data Science & Analytics at Poshmark, the leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. Barkha is an expert in her field, leading large-scale analytics implementations across multiple industries, including advertising, financial services, retail, e-commerce and telecom. Prior to Poshmark, she was Vice President of Data Solutions and Analytics Product Management at Nomis Solutions and she also led the data team at comScore, inc. as Vice President of Consumer Analytics. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Analytics and Corporate Strategy at FICO. She has deep expertise in consumer digital behavior data and traditional marketing, acquisition, risk and customer management data. She received her BS from IIT Kanpur, MA from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben Harrell
Ben Harrell
Chief Marketing Officer Priceline

SESSION:

Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Team

Ben is the CMO at Priceline. He began at Priceline in 2006 in Financial Planning & Analysis. He then built a team of analysts while working at Booking.com in Amsterdam from 2009 to 2012, before returning to Priceline. He's an analyst, and takes pride in building great teams and using data to make decisions.

Ben has a BA from Yale in Economics, and an MBA from NYU in Finance, Law & Accounting, and Change Management.

Bob Meixner
Senior Product Strategist Oracle Commerce
Bree Casart
Bree Casart
VP, Performance Marketing J. Crew
Brian Fesen
Head of Marketing Mack Weldon

SESSION:

Boost ROI with Streaming, Social and Programmatic Automation

Brian Long
Brian Long
Co-Founder & CEO Attentive

SESSION:

Engaging On-The-Go Shoppers with Mobile

Brian Long is the CEO & Co-Founder of Attentive, a personalized mobile messaging platform for e-commerce and retail marketing. Previously, he was the CEO & Co-Founder of TapCommerce, a mobile advertising company acquired by Twitter in 2014. Brian has held a variety of executive, product, and sales roles at tech companies both large and small, including: Twitter, CNET.com, CBS Interactive, CrossBoard Mobile, and TapCommerce. He has spoken at various global industry events, and was named one of the Top 10 in NYC technology by Business Insider. Brian has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brianna Hanan
Brianna Hanan
Media Strategist, Media and Acquisition SquareSpace

SESSION:

Paying-for-Performance with Influencers and Partners

cally
Cally Everett
Head of Marketing & Growth Primary.com
Carrie Ask
Carrie Ask
Brand President Men’s Wearhouse & Moores Clothing for Men

SESSION:

The Balancing Act: Brand vs Performance Marketing

Ms. Ask joined Tailored Brands in October 2018. Previously, she was executive vice president and president, global retail at Levi Strauss & Company (LS&Co), where she oversaw more than 2,900 retail stores in 30 countries and partnered with the global e-commerce team to define and deliver a seamless direct-to-consumer experience. Prior to LS&Co, Ms. Ask held senior leadership positions at NIKE, Inc., Petco, Target and BC Natural Foods, and served as associate principal in the retail practice at McKinsey & Company. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and began her career by serving as an officer in the United States Navy. Ms. Ask earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Charlie Cole
Charlie Cole
Global Chief eCommerce Officer Samsonite Chief Digital Officer Tumi

SESSION:

Doing Well While Doing Good: How Tumi Makes the Connection

Conor Ryan
Conor Ryan
Co-Founder & CIO StitcherAds

SESSION:

Next-Generation Facebook & Instagram Marketing for Retail

Conor Ryan is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at StitcherAds. StitcherAds is a Facebook & Instagram Marketing Partner helping retailers and agencies scale full-funnel marketing campaigns. Conor leads the charge on effectively executing omnichannel media campaigns for brands including Finish Line, Saks Fifth Avenue and JOANN. He drives innovations that deliver for clients against a quarter of a billion dollars in ad spend on Facebook & Instagram.

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Craig Elbert
Cofounder & CEO Care/of
Dalia Lasaite
Dalia Lasaite
CEO CGTrader

SESSION:

Creating Immersive Customer Experiences using AR & 3D Rendering

Dalia Lasaite is the CEO and co-founder of CGTrader, the world's leading provider of high quality 3D content. Dalia joined the company in 2015 and has been instrumental in growing the CGTrader community of 3D developers which now exceeds 750,000. CGTrader provides photorealistic 3D models for advertising, gaming, entertainment and for Augmented Reality e-commerce applications that increase sales conversions. CGTrader works with more than 150 Fortune 500 companies including customers such as Shopify and Wayfair.

Dan Kessler
Dan Kessler
VP of Business Development & Partnerships Headspace

SESSION:

Personalized Promotions for Subscriber Growth: A Headspace Success Story

Dan Kessler is a media and technology executive who helps build new businesses. As the V.P. of Business Development and Partnerships at Headspace, he helps make meditation and the pursuit of happiness accessible to everyone by unlocking new opportunities and partnering with the world's best brands and companies. Previously, he was the S.V.P. of Operations & Strategy at Hallmark’s digital media group, Hallmark Labs, where he oversaw day-to-day administration and built new strategic businesses, such as Hallmark’s cutting edge SVOD service and digital greetings initiatives. Dan has worked across media and technology; as an entrepreneur (founding Palindrome Media in 2011), in film production (with Happy Madison and Sony in 2010), in venture capital (with KV in 2009), and in entertainment law (with Greenberg Traurig’s film group in 2004). A graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Business School, he lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Emily, daughter Evelyn, and black lab Remy.

Danielle Brown
Danielle Brown
CMO Knix

SESSION:

Marketing Inside the Box: Packaging as a Marketing Platform

Danielle has built and grown successful marketing teams in the worlds of entertainment, wireless, loyalty, retail and tech. She builds deep, broad teams with wide brand/ performance/ revenue scopes. An expert in change management, she is also a trained negotiator and facilitator, who is skilled at building consensus and driving businesses forward. In November of 2018, Danielle joined Knix as Chief Marketing Officer. She leads Revenue, E-commerce, Analytics & Brand.

Danny Wright
Chief Brand Officer AdWeek

SESSION:

Deconstructing Today's Digital-First Consumer

Danny Wright combines a wealth of experience creating strategic partnerships for some of the industry's most well know stars including, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Dido, Maxwell, Run DMC, The Fugees, and Erykah Badu. As a sales and business development executive Mr. Wright has worked with Fortune 100 brands such as P&G, Dell, Samsung, Intel, AT&T, Verizon and media companies like MTV, VH1, NBC/Telemundo, Bravo and the BBC. Mr. Wright has over 20 years of professional experience leading sales and business development teams and executing high revenue deals. Currently, as the Chief Brand Officer at Adweek, Mr. Wright is charged with developing the global strategy for all Adweek awards, events and the relaunch of Brandweek.

Dave Cost
VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Rainbow
David Berkowitz
David Berkowitz
Principal Serial Marketer

SESSION:

Traditional Media: What's Old is New

David Berkowitz is principal of the Serial Marketer consultancy. Prior roles include running marketing for video production marketplace Storyhunter, leading strategy at social listening firm Sysomos, serving as CMO of MRY, and launching 360i's emerging media practice. He has contributed more than 600 columns to outlets such as Advertising Age, VentureBeat, and Adweek, and he has spoken at 350 events globally. He publishes the Serial Marketer Weekly newsletter and runs the SerialMarketers.net Slack community.

Denise incandela
Denise Incandela
Head of Fashion Group Walmart, Jet, Shoes.com

SESSION:

Adapting Traditional Retail for Today's Digital Customer

Denise Incandela is a visionary retail executive who has delivered growth and transformation for brands and specialty retailers for over 20 years. An expert in brand building, retail, digital and marketing, she has a proven track record of exceeding revenue and profit targets, positioning businesses as market-leading performers, and achieving award-winning results. Currently, Denise is the SVP and Group General Manager of Fashion for Walmart ecommerce.  In this role, she is responsible for transforming fashion across Walmart’s U.S. ecommerce platforms, including Walmart.com, Jet.com, Shoes.com, and BareNecessities.com. This has entailed overhauling the fashion shopping experience, materially expanding the product assortment, driving key strategic retail partnerships and acquisitions, and launching high-profile exclusive brands such as EV1 by Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara, and TEXTILE. Before joining Walmart, Denise was President of Global Digital and CIEM for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, where she transformed its internal digital capabilities, including the turnaround of its global ecommerce business and the creation of global digital centers of excellence. Previously, Denise was EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue where she oversaw Marketing and Digital. Denise launched the award-winning saks.com and saksoff5th.com businesses and built them from the ground up to be a $1 billion+ destination for online high-end fashion. Prior to Saks Fifth Avenue, Denise worked at McKinsey & Company, where she was a leader of their Retail practice.

Denise is on the Board of Directors of the NYC Animal Care Centers and the Industry Advisory Board for The Wharton School’s Baker Retailing Center.

Derek Langinga
Derek Laninga
National Sales Manager Dometic

SESSION:

Amazon: The Five Steps to Sales Growth

Elisha Singh-Kramer
Elisha Singh-Kramer
Lifecycle Marketing Manager Talkspace

SESSION:

How Mastering Retention Can Fuel Acquisition

Elisha Singh-Kramer is currently the lifecycle marketing manager at Talkspace, an online therapy platform that connects user to licensed therapists via text, audio, and video messaging. Prior to Talkspace, Elisha worked in growth marketing at ClassPass. Much of her career has been focused on driving acquisitions at startups and volunteering her expertise in email marketing at some of her favorite non-profits.

Elyse Burack
Head of Integrated Marketing & Brand Boxed
Emily Culp
Emily Culp
President CoverFX

SESSION:

Organic Social

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.

Emily Hickey
Emily Hickey
Founder Chief Detective Growth Consulting

SESSION:

Level Up the Foundations: Search, Social & Video

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.

Emily Stivison
Emily Stivison
CRM Marketing Manager Smile Direct Club

SESSION:

Direct Mail for the Digital Age: Personalized and Attributable Physical Mail at Scale

Farzana Nasser
Farzana Nasser
Marketing Strategy Consultant Chameleon Collective

SESSION:

Organic Social: How to Build a Community of Raving Fans

Farzana is a strategic marketer who has spent her career building and growing companies. She has managed global brands and developed digital marketing strategies for companies including; Unilever, Bugaboo, Betty Crocker and Wyndham Hotels. Farzana founded a marketing technology company, and was the recipient of the Facebook Innovation Award. She is a Consultant at Chameleon Collective and excels at connecting the dots between consumer insights, marketing strategy and organizational design to help brands accelerate growth.

Gaurav Agarwal
Gaurav Agarwal
SVP Growth & Strategy Molekule

SESSION:

How Alternative Payments Can Drive Marketing Results

Gaurav is the SVP of Growth & Strategy at Molekule, pioneering their DTC strategy and growing e-commerce revenue rapidly. Before Molekule, Gaurav worked as a Lead PM for an AI company out of MIT Media Lab. Gaurav spent his formative years in Investment Banking across the globe, forming his opinions on growth and building a robust business. On the side, he is a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, Angel Hack and Lean Startup Machine.

Geoff Sanders
Geoffrey Sanders
SVP, Growth & eCommerce Casper

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

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.

Griffin Thall
Griffin Thall
CEO and Co-Founder Pura Vida Bracelets

SESSION:

Organic Social: How to Build a Community of Raving Fans

Griffin Thall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pura Vida Bracelets. Since launching the brand in 2010, Griffin has established himself as a leader in growth and content marketing and helped grow Pura Vida into a multi-million dollar company with over 1.6 million followers on Instagram, providing jobs to more than 650 artisans around the globe and raising more than $1.7 million for charitable causes. Pura Vida Bracelets has been featured on Inc.’s list of "5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America,” and Griffin was also included in Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” list.

Ilan Tito
Ilan Tito
Partner Chameleon Collective

SESSION:

The Future of Marketing & Ecommerce

Ilan Tito spent the past 15+ years focused on retail innovation, with an emphasis on merchandising and Ecommerce. In the early online days, he launched and managed Ecommerce for many leading fashion brands at Neiman Marcus and later joined YOOX to start and run their Monobrand Division globally. He is a Partner at Chameleon Collective focused on Ecommerce Strategy, Merchandising and interim leadership. His experience spans established brands such as Theory and John Hardy and startups including Bonobos, Stantt, Refinery29 and Snowe.

Indy Guha
Indy Guha
VP, Growth Marketing Signifyd

SESSION:

After the Buy Button: CLTV Leakage and Why Marketing Should Own the Customer Experience

Indy Guha is the VP of Enterprise Marketing at Signifyd, 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.

Jason John
Chief Marketing Officer Publishers Clearing House
Jason Nickel
Jason Nickel
VP, Marketing & Creative GREATS

SESSION:

Level Up the Foundations: Search, Social & Video

Jason slings shoes at GREATS, the Brooklyn born sneaker start-up. He enjoys that he can wear shorts to work whenever he wants.

Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett
Senior Director, Sales Affirm

SESSION:

How Alternative Payments Can Drive Marketing Results

Jennifer Bennett is a Senior Director of Sales at Affirm, focusing on the high growth sectors of travel and fashion. With her past experience at TripAction and Polyvore, she understands the changing travel and e-commerce industries, and how today's customers are interacting with new products and payment methods.

Jennifer Daly
Jennifer Daly
Director of Marketing LimeLight

SESSION:

Marketing Inside the Box: Packaging as a Marketing Platform

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Joe Megibow
CEO Purple

SESSION:

Purple & The Power of Brand Storytelling

Before joining Purple as Chief Executive Officer, Joe Megibow served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. where he oversaw the transformation and growth of American Eagle’s $550+ million direct-to-consumer business between 2012 and 2015. In this role, he built out a global omni-channel strategy and infrastructure, and led all digital marketing, customer operations, engineering and product management efforts. Prior to that, Megibow held several senior roles with Expedia, Inc., including VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, the $10B+ US online travel business. Megibow most recently served as an independent consultant to Advent International, the $41 billion global private equity firm, helping its portfolio companies develop world-class digital capabilities. Megibow earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Joe Yakuel
Joe Yakuel
Founder & CEO Agency Within

SESSION:

Personalization as a Full-Funnel Strategy: How to Do It At Scale

Joseph is the founder & CEO of Agency Within, a full service digital marketing agency managing budgets over $500MM. Joseph founded the agency in 2015, which has since grown to 100 employees and works with clients such as Nike, Shake Shake & Spanx. Joseph was previously the Senior Director of Digital Marketing and CRM at the Vitamin Shoppe, responsible for customer acquisition & retention for the $100MM+ e-commerce business and 700+ retail stores with revenue approaching $1B. Prior to joining the Vitamin Shoppe, Joseph managed digital marketing for Quidsi(an Amazon company), including Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com and their other family brands with over $500MM in revenue. Joseph received his MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, specializing in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation and business analytics.

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

SESSION:

Day Two: Opening Remarks

Josh Greene
Josh Greene
CEO The Mather Group, LLC

SESSION:

Scaling Core Marketing Channels

Josh Greene is the CEO for The Mather Group, a digital agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Wikipedia and online advertising with a motto of "Nice People. Great ROI"

Josh Owens
Josh Owens
CEO SupplyKick

SESSION:

Amazon: The Five Steps to Sales Growth

Josh Owens is CEO of SupplyKick, a leading Amazon Marketplace retailer for growing brands. SupplyKick has been recognized nationally for rapid scale by Inc. Magazine, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and TechPoint. Prior to taking over as CEO, Josh was an instructor of economics and statistics in the Butler University Lacy School of Business and helped grow two technology start-ups, Angie’s List and One Click Ventures.

Julie Lyle
Julie Lyle
Former CMO Walmart, Prudential, Barnes & Noble

SESSION:

The Science of Path to Purchase in a Customer-Obsessed World

Julie is a Global Executive, Board Member, Advisor, Investor, & Entrepreneur. She's an accomplished leader who has built winning brands and teams for the world's largest companies and for start-ups. She has a proven track record of reaching diverse consumer segments in both mature and emerging markets. She brings extensive marketing, merchandising and operational expertise with a track record for leveraging innovation & technology to drive customer acquisition, retention, and upsell that delivers long term shareholder value. Julie has a record of growing sustainable profits for public and private enterprises, including Fortune 1, private equity, startups and turn-around businesses worldwide.

Justin Hayashi
Justin Hayashi
President & Co-Founder New Engen

SESSION:

Boost ROI with Streaming, Social and Programmatic Automation

Justin co-founded New Engen and currently leads the Performance Marketing, Performance Product Management and Analytics functions. Prior to New Engen, Justin was at zulily, building attribution models for paid marketing, designing customer LTV predictions and leading the customer acquisition marketing teams for both digital and offline advertising. When he’s not daydreaming about new product features or building growth strategies with our customers, he spends his time scouring the web to find the best fried chicken restaurants in Seattle and stays busy eating the best fried chicken in the city.

Katrina Gosek
Katrina Gosek
VP, Product Strategy, Oracle CX Cloud Oracle

SESSION:

Measuring Up: How 100+ Leading Retailers Are Investing in Digital Commerce

Katrina builds, and leads teams that build, strategies to take new products and solutions to market, targeting small businesses to massive enterprises. She spends her time immersed in all things go-to-market - from defining markets, brand positioning (and re-positioning), honing & pivoting sales process, and marketing execution. The digital and ecommerce space have given her opportunities that continually force her to strive to find her limits and then go beyond them to develop and understand the best product strategy for customers - and the best market strategy for the business.

Kevin St. John
Kevin St. John
Industry Manager, Retail Facebook

SESSION:

Next-Generation Facebook & Instagram Marketing for Retail

Kevin is an Industry Manager at Facebook, where he currently leads teams specifically focused on Sports and Specialty Retail. In his 5+ years there, he has managed partnerships with some of Facebook’s largest omnichannel retailers, helping them generate creative solutions and meet their business objectives. Before Facebook, he founded ThreadMatcher, a social commerce site that helped personalize the online shopping experience. Kevin has his MBA from NYU Stern and his BA from Hamilton College.

Kieran Luke of General Assembly
Kieran Luke
General Manager, Credentials General Assembly

SESSION:

The Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Team

Kieran Luke is the General Manager of the Credentials business at General Assembly (GA), a division that he started in 2014. In this role, Kieran leads operations, product, business development and strategy. Since it’s founding, GA Credentials has assessed over 50,000 professionals for hundreds of organizations. Kieran chairs General Assembly’s Standards Boards and is a member of the GA Executive Team. Before joining GA, Kieran was a Principal at BCG, where he led projects in financial services, consumer goods and the public sector. He is the author of several online courses. He earned his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, and his Bachelors of Actuarial Studies from The Australian National University. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010.

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Laura Jones Joukovski
Chief Media Officer TechStyle

SESSION:

How to Create A Test & Learn Culture Without Fear

LJ is the Chief Media Officer at TechStyle Fashion Group, a portfolio of digital fashion brands based in Los Angeles. LJ leads an internal agency for advertising across all TechStyle brands, including: JustFab, ShoeDazzle, Fabletics, Fabkids and Savage X Fenty. LJ’s org is an innovative, data-driven, in-house team that runs from concept to execution on creatives, media buying and marketing sciences. The team deploys >$130M in global advertising to drive growth across the brands. LJ has been a pioneer in building TechStyle, since joining as part of the FabKids acquisition in 2013. She was the original GM for Fabletics at launch, built the backbone for TechStyle’s data-driven culture developing a global analytics team, and now drives growth across TechStyle brands in her CMO role.

Lauren Fisher
Lauren Fisher
Principal Analyst eMarketer

SESSION:

Making Podcasts and Radio Work for You

Lauren Fisher focuses on the advertising technology and trends marketers rely on to navigate an increasingly complex, cross-device and audience-driven world. Lauren writes about topics such as programmatic advertising, cross-device targeting, attribution and data management.

Prior to eMarketer, she worked at Business.com in a variety of roles, including marketing, sales and product management. Lauren has a BA in journalism and a BA in Spanish from Pennsylvania state University; she also has an MA in journalism and communication from Ohio State University.
Leslie Emmons Burthey
Leslie Emmons Burthey
VP of Marketing FabFitFun

SESSION:

Level Up the Foundations: Search, Social & Video

Lev Peker
CEO US Autoparts
Lewis Gersh
Lewis Gersh
Chief Stamp Licker PepplePost

SESSION:

Unlocking the Secrets to Loyalty and Retention

Lewis Gersh is Chief Stamp Licker (CEO) of PebblePost. Prior to PebblePost, Lewis founded Gersh Venture Partners (later Metamorphic Ventures), one of the first and largest seed venture funds in the country, focused primarily on B2B marketing and e-commerce technologies. The fund specialized in retargeting, e-commerce and database marketing. Prior to Metamorphic, Lewis founded and ran Worldly Information Network, a database direct marketing company that published on over 40 topics and delivered upwards of 1 billion email newsletters through both O&O and network sites. Lewis has served on many corporate and nonprofit boards, and is an accomplished endurance athlete, having competed in many Ironman triathlons, ultramarathons and parenting. He has a B.A. from San Diego State University and a J.D. and Masters in Intellectual Property from UNH School of Law.

Liesel Walsh
Liesel Walsh
VP, CRM, Loyalty and Insights Party City

SESSION:

Unlocking the Secrets to Loyalty and Retention

Linda Shein
Linda Shein
President LBShein & Company

SESSION:

AI & Marketing Automation

Malena Higuera
Malena Higuera
General Manager Dermablend Professional Global & U.S. L'Oréal
Mark Chou
Mark Chou
VP of International Away
Matt Gehring
Matt Gehring
Vice President, Growth Rothy's

SESSION:

Driving Growth with TV: Linear or Streaming?

Matt Gehring is the 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.

Matt Gilbert
Matt Gilbert
CEO Pepperjam

SESSION:

The Balancing Act: Brand vs Performance Marketing

Matt is the CEO of Pepperjam. An accomplished marketing cloud and digital advertising leader with a 20‐year track record of building and scaling high‐ growth companies and executing successful turnarounds. Matt is responsible for the overall strategic direction and day‐to‐day leadership of Pepperjam. Prior to joining Pepperjam in January of 2018, Matt was the turnaround CEO of Kinetic Social, a Facebook Marketing Partner. Prior to Kinetic, Matt was the co‐founder and COO of 500friends, a leading global SaaS loyalty marketing platform which he sold to Merkle in 2014. Prior to joining 500friends, Matt served as SVP of General Atlantic portfolio company, Webloyalty.com, where he was responsible for the company's revenue generation activities and customer relationships. Previously, he was a co‐founder and SVP of IAC/InterActive's Advertising Solutions Group and SVP and member of the management team credited with orchestrating the turnaround of Ask.com. Matt has also held key roles at Excite@Home.

Maureen Sullivan
COO Rent The Runway

SESSION:

Deconstructing Today's Digital-First Consumer

Maureen Sullivan serves as COO of Rent the Runway, where she drives growth and delivery of customer experience across all areas of the business. In her role as COO, she oversees numerous functions across the company including brand, marketing, product marketing, communications, design, creative and UX, as well as brand partnerships, fashion, merchandising and production. She also oversees the Customer Experience function -- including the RTR store experiences. In her charter as COO, Maureen helps drives x-functional teams to deliver world-class experiences for RTR customers and reach financial objectives to fuel future growth. Previously, Maureen worked at AOL as President of AOL.com and Lifestyle Brands, where she led all elements of the AOL.com experience including programming, product, and engineering, as well as overseeing strategy, partnerships, and operations. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Communications at AOL, a role in which she managed brand development and led the global re-branding of AOL. She managed consumer marketing and media investments, as well as public relations, internal communications, and company-wide CSR initiatives. Prior to that, Maureen was Chief of Staff at Google to the Global President of Advertising & Commerce. She serves on the board of the non-profit, Network for Good. Maureen graduated from Stanford University and lives in New York City with her husband and 3 children.

Meg Bedford
Meg Bedford
VP, Ecommerce TUMI

SESSION:

After the Buy Button: CLTV Leakage and Why Marketing Should Own the Customer Experience

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Melissa Grillo Aruz
Head of Talent & Business Development Forerunner
Michael Harris
Michael Harris
Senior Enterprise Sales Director Custora

SESSION:

From the Ground Up: Using Data to Build a Brand

Michael Harris is a Senior Enterprise Sales Director at Custora. He has spent the last three years helping Custora establish its dominance as the leading predictive customer analytics platform for retailers. Prior to working for Custora, he was an Enterprise Account Executive at Percolate. Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Mike Lackman
Michael Lackman
CEO Trade Coffee

SESSION:

Personalization as a Full-Funnel Strategy: How to Do It At Scale

Michael Mayfield
Michael Mayfield
General Manager of Digital Timbuk2

SESSION:

How Alternative Payments Can Drive Marketing Results

Micky Onvural
Micky Onvural
CEO Bonobos

SESSION:

Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Team

Micky Onvural is the CEO of Bonobos, the men’s e-commerce brand known for better-fitting clothes paired with exceptional customer service. Onvural is responsible for evolving, innovating, and driving growth in all facets of the business. Prior to CEO, Onvural was the Co-President of Bonobos where she was responsible for evolving and innovating on the end-to-end customer experience. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Bonobos, responsible for relaunching the brand, internally championing Walmart’s acquisition of the company, and driving business results across all media channels.

Milton Pappas
Milton Pappas
Chief Digital Officer RTW Retailwinds, Inc. (formerly New York & Company)

SESSION:

Next-Generation Facebook & Instagram Marketing for Retail

Monika Kochhar
CEO Smartgift

SESSION:

Retention & Customer Lifetime Value

Naomi Jacobs
Naomi Jacobs
Director, Social Strategy & Business Development QVC

SESSION:

How Leading Retailers Use Chat to Remove Friction And Create Personalization

Philip Inghelbrecht
CEO Tatari

SESSION:

Driving Growth with TV: Linear or Streaming?

Philip Inghelbrecht is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tatari, a technology company focused on measurement and media buying of ads across both linear and streaming TV. Prior to Tatari, Philip is also known as a co-founder of Shazam, one of the most widely-used music apps in the world. Philip was also a founding employee and former president of TrueCar (NSDQ:TRUE). In addition, he previously ran business development at Rockmelt (acquired by Yahoo) and led sports and entertainment partnerships for Google/YouTube.

Phillip Jackson
Phillip Jackson
Co-Host FutureCommerce Podcast

SESSION:

Creating Buyer Co-Ops to Better Understand Customers

Qun Wei
Head Of Data Analytics & Data Operations TG-17
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Rachel Shechtman
Founder STORY Brand Experience Officer Macy's

SESSION:

In-Store Experience is the Future of Retail

Rachel Shechtman joined Macy's, Inc. as brand experience officer and founder of STORY in May 2018. With more than 15 years of entrepreneurial and brand consulting experience, Shechtman brings her passion for integrating marketing and merchandising to life through new innovative in-store experience strategies. In December 2011, Shechtman launched STORY a rotating concept shop in New York City that changes out its entire store around different themes, including Beauty, Home for the Holidays and Wellness. STORY is often referred to as a living magazine and has received international attention for being the first retailer to launch its signature model 'Retail Media' - a unique blend of brand sponsorships and ever-changing assortments and event programming. Prior to STORY, Shechtman founded Cube Ventures, a retail and marketing consultancy. In 2016, Shechtman was named to the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation; in 2017 the AAF inducted Shechtman into its Advertising Hall of Achievement; in 2018 Shechtman was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute. Shechtman holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Colorado College

Raj De Datta
Raj De Datta
CEO Bloomreach

SESSION:

Level Up the Foundations: Search, Social & Video

Raj brought 10 years of enterprise and entrepreneurial experience with him when he co-founded BloomReach. Before launching the company, he was entrepreneur-in-residence at Mohr-Davidow Ventures. Prior to that, Raj served as Cisco’s director of product marketing and was on the founding team of telecom company FirstMark/LambdaNet, which grew to $80 million in run-rate revenue. Raj also worked in technology investment banking at Lazard Freres. He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His thoughts on navigating the challenges of high-growth startups can be found on his blog on LinkedIn.

Rick Egan
Rick Egan
SVP, Marketing US AutoParts

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

Marketing and Ecommerce executive with 20 years’ experience helping Brands connect with customers both offline and online. Frequent speaker and contributor on how brands can leverage trends across Paid, Email, SEO and Social Media landscape. Passions are teaching and mentoring Team members on how to develop digital strategies that help brands connect with their existing customers as well as help them to find new customers.

Sai Koppala
Sai Koppala
CMO SheerID

SESSION:

Personalized Promotions for Subscriber Growth: A Headspace Success Story

Sai Koppala is the CMO at SheerID. Prior to SheerID, Sai led a variety of marketing and product teams at global software companies like Google and SAP as well as start-ups like Proximity (acquired by Apple) and Apigee (acquired by Google). Sai is an Electrical Engineer by training, with an MBA in Marketing from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Sai is the CMO at SheerID. Prior, he led marketing and product teams at companies like Google, SAP,  Proximity (acquired by Apple) and Apigee (acquired by Google.)

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Sam Yagan
CEO ShopRunner

SESSION:

Creating Buyer Co-Ops to Better Understand Customers

Sam Yagan has served as the CEO of ShopRunner since 2016, having spent his career building digital companies and brands, such as SparkNotes, OkCupid, Match, & Tinder. Sam led Match Group (Nasd:MTCH) through its IPO in 2015 and remains on its board of directors. Active in the Chicago tech scene and as a venture investor, he also co-founded TechStars Chicago, Firestarter Fund, and Corazon Capital and sits on the boards of Shiftgig, SpotHero, & Brilliant. Sam has a BA from Harvard, MBA from Stanford, and has earned recognitions as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Sarah Nassauer
Sarah Nassauer
Retail Reporter Wall Street Journal

SESSION:

Adapting Traditional Retail for Today's Digital Customer

Sarah Nassauer writes about retail and ecommerce for The Wall Street Journal. Over more than a decade at the Journal, she has covered the food business, consumer goods companies, travel and spent time in the paper's Paris bureau.

Sarmad Saghir
Sarmad Saghir
VP, Acquisition Adore Me

SESSION:

Level Up the Foundations: Search, Social & Video

Sarmad Saghir is the VP of Acquisition at Adore Me – a disruptive e-commerce startup revolutionizing the lingerie industry by creating fast-fashion, affordable, inclusive intimates – dubbed the online Zara of lingerie. Sarmad leads our acquisition team; responsible for developing, implementing and managing marketing campaigns. For a data-driven company like Adore Me, he plays a key role in enhancing brand awareness as well as driving website traffic and acquiring new customers. Prior to Adore Me, Sarmad spent 9 years within Amazon and has experience growing several successful D2C startups – serving as VP Digital Growth at Hungryroot, and Senior Director of Growth at MM.LaFleur.

Scott Ableman
Scott Ableman
SVP Marketing GTT
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Scott Gifis
President AdRoll

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

As President of AdRoll, Scott Gifis is responsible for moving the company towards their mission of empowering ambitious brands to grow their business, regardless of budget, resources, or marketing experience. Gifis has a proven track record of outperforming aggressive business growth expectations, often in hyper competitive or uncertain markets, and a passion for building and leading world-class teams.

As an industry veteran, Gifis has worked in tech/adtech for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining AdRoll, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development at OpinionLab. Before OpinionLab, he was Vice President, Mid-Markets and Publisher Marketplace at Criteo where under his leadership, he launched and scaled Criteo's North American Mid-Market business.

Gifis serves as a board member for several early and mid-stage technology companies as well as several education non-profits. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and three daughters.

Sean Finnegan
Partner Chameleon Collective

SESSION:

The Balancing Act: Brand vs Performance Marketing

Sean brings a veteran’s perspective to digital media, mobility and social interaction and has held global digital leadership roles at major agencies including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group’s (OMG) Digital unit and President and Chief Digital Officer at Publicis’ Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG).

Upon leaving the agency space seven years ago, Sean became a full-time entrepreneur, building a series of companies and taking them through to financial exits. Through Chameleon Collective, Sean has recently incubated a new company called “The Room”, a weekly national salon dinner series for senior marketing executives that focuses on Connections, Content and Commerce. Finnegan is committed to mentorship and as such, is a Guest Lecturer at such venerated institutions as Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Northwestern’s Medill Integrated Communications School and more. For Finnegan’s professional efforts and accomplishments, he has been named an American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Inductee, Advertising Age Media Maven, Mediaweek Media All Star, MediaPost All Star, one of min magazine’s “Most Intriguing People,” Internationalist Magazine Agency Innovator and OnMedia’s Madison Avenue “IT” List.
Shawn Schwegman
Shawn Schwegman
Co-Founder DemandJump

SESSION:

The Science of Path to Purchase in a Customer-Obsessed World

Shawn is a professional Entrepreneur, heavily involved with more than a dozen startup companies over the last two decades, both advising and working in pivotal roles running sales, marketing, technology, strategy and operations for companies in early and high growth stages. He was instrumental in driving Overstock.com revenue from $3M to over $800M in 5 years, providing executive oversight in multiple business areas including marketing, technology, customer service, logistics, and operations. He was also a key player at ChaCha responsible for growing customer base from 12M monthly visits to over 80M monthly visits in less than 3 years, catapulting ChaCha into a top 50 US website and top 5 US mobile website. Currently, Shawn is the Co-Founder of DemandJump, a marketing platform that shows companies where to focus their time and marketing spend to drive revenue, fueled by artificial intelligence.

Shawna Hausman
VP of Ecommerce Victoria's Secret

SESSION:

Day One: Opening Remarks

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.

Simon Whitcombe
Simon Whitcombe
VP, Global Marketing Solutions Facebook

SESSION:

Storytelling on Facebook and Instagram

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Stephen Kuhl
Co-Founder and CEO Burrow

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

Stephen Kuhl is the co-founder and CEO of Burrow. Burrow reinvented the furniture industry by offering clever, comfortable, and long-lasting furniture - that ships direct-to-consumer in one week. Burrow was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and its sofa won TIME’s Best Inventions 2018. Stephen has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Lewis
Steve Lewis
VP, Sales East Optimizely

SESSION:

The Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Team

"Over the last 20 years, Steve Lewis has been a leader in information technology sales and sales management. As vice president of sales at Optimizely, Lewis manages all aspects of sales for Optimizely's experimentation platform to media, travel, retail, high tech and financial services throughout the Eastern region of North America. Prior to joining Optimizely, Lewis has held a series of positions at leading organizations including Paychex, Dell, Oracle and Amazon. He has developed and led the efforts of highly skilled and performing sales teams and professionals from the national, regional, and district level. Lewis received his bachelor's degree in organizational management from Ashford University and accounting and management from the University of Cincinnati. He has completed numerous executive leadership and sales management training programs during his career including an executive scholars program from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management."

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Sunil Kaki
SVP, Marketing Thrive Market

SESSION:

Unlocking the Secrets to Loyalty and Retention

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).

Tamara Gruzbarg
Tamara Gruzbarg
Head of Industry Insights ActionIQ

SESSION:

CDPs & Intelligent Segmentation for Personalization at Scale

Tamara Gruzbarg is an expert analytics executive who has lead data initiatives across multiple industries including digital, publishing, finance, research, consulting & retail. Tamara joined ActionIQ as Head of Industry Insights after having been a client of the platform herself at multiple organizations. In this role, she works with clients to realize the value of the insights that live in their data and the power of ActionIQ to make data-driven marketing a reality. In her previous roles as SVP of Data, Analytics, and Consumer Insight at Meredith Corporation (formerly Time Inc.) and VP of CRM and Analytics at Stuart Weitzman (acquired by Coach Inc.), Tamara designed and implemented successful data-driven ML-powered solutions in areas of Customer Acquisition, Personalization, CRM and Campaign Management.

Tatiana Afanasyeva
Tatiana Afanasyeva
Head of Marketing & Growth Lob

SESSION:

Direct Mail for the Digital Age: Personalized and Attributable Physical Mail at Scale

Tatiana has been leading marketing and growth for some of the fastest growing B2B and B2C startups in the Bay Area. For more than 8 years, she helped companies establish and scale ROI-driven global marketing teams. Recently Tatiana joined Lob, the world's 1st intelligent API for automated direct mail and address verification. Lob's modern technology helps innovative companies keep customers engaged, increase renewals and scale revenue.

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Tom Montgomery
Co-Founder and Chief Digital Officer Chubbies Shorts

SESSION:

The Balancing Act: Brand vs Performance Marketing

Tom Montgomery is a Co-founder & the Chief Digital Officer @ Chubbies, the brand that is spearheading the fight against the ever-expanding work week as Warriors of the Weekend. Tom leads all things related to the digital experience at Chubbies including Marketing, E-Commerce, Data & Analytics, and Customer Experience. Prior to co-founding Chubbies, Tom was an associate at Ridge Ventures, a San Francisco based venture capital firm focused on early stage media, e-commerce, and technology investing. Tom graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a degree in engineering and is a Capricorn.​

Vadim Grinberg
VP of Consumer Growth & Insight Dagne Dover

SESSION:

From the Ground Up: Using Data to Build a Brand

Veronica Gauthier
Veronica Gauthier
Director of Key Accounts Acceleration Partners

SESSION:

Paying-for-Performance with Influencers and Partners

Veronica Gauthier is the Director of Key Accounts at Acceleration Partners. Veronica has over twelve years of experience in affiliate and performance marketing and oversees AP’s largest and most complex clients including Airbnb, StubHub, adidas, Target, The Home Depot and Casper. Veronica’s career has included several years at NBC Universal as an in-house manager responsible for the performance marketing of several digital brands under the Golf Channel umbrella. Veronica is proud to have been a guest lecturer on performance marketing at MIT where she spoke on the importance of communicating with data.

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Vijay Talwar
CEO Foot Locker, EMEA
Yao Huang
Yao Huang
Founder Hatchery

SESSION:

MC: CommerceNexty's

Yao is the Founder of The Hatchery, an organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem with an international advisory consultancy and incubator. She leads up the enterprise incubator in innovating products with corporate partners -- from ideation, development, sales, funding to exit. VR, AR, AI is a major focus particularly around building the future of education. Yao was named by Forbes as one of 11 women at the center of New York’s digital scene and TechWeek’s 100 most influential people in tech.

Yao is a sought after speaker in areas of building internet companies, technology, social media, and entrepreneurship. Yao and her efforts have been featured in Fortune, Inc Magazine, The Miami Herald, Reuters, Daily News, Red Herring, Crains, American Venture. She has a particular passion for helping entrepreneurs, women, and social causes with projects in place to build global communities, push more women into executive positions.

Yoav Susz
VP, Revenue Optimove

SESSION:

How Mastering Retention Can Fuel Acquisition

Yoav Susz leads Optimove’s New York-based Revenue team, where he is playing a major role in Optimove’s continuing growth in the US market. Yoav specializes in helping retail brands build emotionally-intelligent retention marketing strategies that focus on leveraging each brand’s core identity. In his position, Yoav focuses on building relationships with partners across the Americas. Prior to joining Optimove, Yoav served as a corporate litigator for Israel’s leading law firm, where he represented some of the world’s leading technology companies. Yoav holds an LLB from The Interdisciplinary Center and an MBA from the Stern Business School at NYU.