Speakers

Speakers & Advisors

  • Ali Weiss

    Ali Weiss

    speaker

    SVP of Marketing Glossier

    Amy Africa

    Advisor

    CEO Eight By Eight

    Andrea Zaretsky

    Andrea Zaretsky

    Advisor/Speaker

    SVP Loyalty, CRM, Insights & Analytics Sephora

  • Angela Hsu

    Angela Hsu

    Advisor

    SVP, Marketing & eCommerce Lamps Plus

    Anurag Kadyan

    Advisor

    VP of Digital & CRM Tourneau

    Barkha Saxena

    Barkha Saxena

    speaker

    VP, Data Science & Analytics Poshmark

  • Ben Harrell

    Ben Harrell

    speaker

    Chief Marketing Officer Priceline

    Bob Meixner

    Advisor/Speaker

    Senior Product Strategist Oracle Commerce

    Bree Casart

    Bree Casart

    Advisor

    VP, Performance Marketing J. Crew

  • 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

    Advisor

    Global Chief Ecommerce Officer Samsonite

  • craig

    Craig Elbert

    Advisor

    Cofounder & CEO Care/of

    Dave Cost

    Advisor

    VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Rainbow

    Denise incandela

    Denise Incandela

    speaker

    Head of Fashion Group Walmart, Jet, Shoes.com

  • Elyse Burack

    Advisor

    Head of Integrated Marketing & Brand Boxed

    emily hickey

    Emily Hickey

    Advisor

    Founder Chief Detective Growth Consulting

    Geoff Sanders

    Geoff Sanders

    Advisor/Speaker

    SVP, Growth & eCommerce Casper

  • Jason John

    Advisor

    Chief Marketing Officer Publishers Clearing House

    Jason Nickel

    Jason Nickel

    Advisor/Speaker

    VP, Marketing & Creative GREATS

    joe megibow

    Joe Megibow

    speaker

    CEO Purple

  • Joe Yakuel

    Joe Yakuel

    Advisor/Speaker

    Founder & CEO Agency Within

    Jon Mandell

    Jon Mandell

    Advisor/Speaker

    SVP, Global Ecommerce WW (Formerly Weight Watchers)

    kieran luke

    Kieran Luke

    speaker

    General Manager, Credentials General Assembly

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

    Laura Joukovski

    speaker

    Chief Media Officer TechStyle

    Lev Peker

    Advisor

    CEO US Autoparts

    Malena Higuera

    Malena Higuera

    Advisor

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

  • Mark Chou

    Mark Chou

    Advisor

    VP of International Away

    melissa grillo

    Melissa Grillo Aruz

    Advisor

    Head of Talent & Business Development Forerunner

    Micky Onvural

    Micky Onvural

    speaker

    CEO Bonobos

  • Pini Yakuel

    Pini Yakuel

    Advisor/Speaker

    Founder & CEO Optimove

    Qun Wei

    Advisor

    Head Of Data Analytics & Data Operations TG-17

    Rick Egan

    Rick Egan

    speaker

    SVP, Marketing US AutoParts

  • Sai Koppala

    Sai Koppola

    speaker

    CMO SheerID

    Sarmad Saghir

    Sarmad Saghir

    speaker

    VP, Acquisition Adore Me

    Scott Ableman

    Advisor

    SVP Marketing GTT

  • scott gifis

    Scott Gifis

    speaker

    President AdRoll

    Shawna Hausman

    Advisor

    VP of Ecommerce Victoria's Secret

    stephen kuhl

    Stephen Kuhl

    speaker

    Co-Founder and CEO Burrow

  • sunil kaki

    Sunil Kaki

    speaker

    SVP, Marketing Thrive Market

    tom montgomery

    Tom Montgomery

    speaker

    Co-Founder and Chief Digital Officer Chubbies Shorts

    Vijay

    Vijay Talwar

    Advisor

    CEO Foot Locker, EMEA

  • Yao Huang

    Yao Huang

    speaker

    Founder Hatchery

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.

Amy Africa
CEO Eight By Eight
Andrea Zaretsky
Andrea Zaretsky
SVP Loyalty, CRM, Insights & Analytics Sephora

SESSION:

For the Love of Loyalty

Angela Hsu
Angela Hsu
SVP, Marketing & eCommerce Lamps Plus
Anurag Kadyan
VP of Digital & CRM Tourneau
Barkha Saxena
Barkha Saxena
VP, Data Science & Analytics 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
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
Global Chief Ecommerce Officer Samsonite
craig
Craig Elbert
Cofounder & CEO Care/of
Dave Cost
VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Rainbow
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.

Elyse Burack
Head of Integrated Marketing & Brand Boxed
emily hickey
Emily Hickey
Founder Chief Detective Growth Consulting
Geoff Sanders
Geoff 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.

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.

joe megibow
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:

Building a Foundation on Attribution and LTV

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, Global Ecommerce WW (Formerly Weight Watchers)

SESSION:

Day Two: Opening Remarks

kieran luke
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.

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

Lev Peker
CEO US Autoparts
Malena Higuera
Malena Higuera
General Manager Dermablend Professional Global & U.S. L'Oréal
Mark Chou
Mark Chou
VP of International Away
melissa grillo
Melissa Grillo Aruz
Head of Talent & Business Development Forerunner
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.

Pini Yakuel
Pini Yakuel
Founder & CEO Optimove
Qun Wei
Head Of Data Analytics & Data Operations TG-17
Rick Egan
Rick Egan
SVP, Marketing US AutoParts

SESSION:

Getting Under the Hood with Attribution

Sai Koppala
Sai Koppola
CMO SheerID

SESSION:

Retention & Customer Lifetime Value (Personalization)

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.)

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
SVP Marketing GTT
scott gifis
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.

Shawna Hausman
VP of Ecommerce Victoria's Secret

SESSION:

Day One: Opening Remarks

stephen kuhl
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.

sunil kaki
Sunil Kaki
SVP, Marketing Thrive Market

SESSION:

For the Love of Loyalty

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).

tom montgomery
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.​

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

SESSION:

MC: CommerceNexty's

Yao is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, assisting with revenue and funding.

She founded The Hatchery, a venture collaboration organization with international reach bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors through resources, advisory, funding and building communities. She has had multiple successes as an entrepreneur and supports other companies in advisory and C level management roles. She leads up the enterprise incubator in New York building products with corporate partners -- from ideation, development, sales, funding to exit.

Yao was named by Forbes as 1 of 11 women at the center of New York’s digital scene, by Beta Beat as one of 25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene, and Techweek's 100 most influential tech leaders. She also traveled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Indonesia in 2011, as a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Program Delegation.

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.