December 10-11, 2019
About Jim Stoneham
Jim Stoneham is the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Growth at New Relic. In this role, he combines data, machine learning, and automation to drive growth and customer satisfaction to enhance all of New Relic’s marketing touchpoints. Jim is passionate about building high-performance teams to tackle big problems and has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at consumer and enterprise technology organizations. He founded and served as CEO of Opsmatic, a real-time infrastructure monitoring service, which was acquired by New Relic in 2015. Jim played a significant role in successfully merging the two organizations and building out the product and growth teams. Previously, Jim founded Tangibility, a boutique consultancy for startups in the consumer products space. He also held VP roles at Yahoo and Kodak and served as a product line general manager at Apple.Jim Stoneham is the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Growth at New Relic. In this role, he combines data, machine learning, and automation to drive growth and customer satisfaction to enhance all of New Relic’s marketing touchpoints. Jim is passionate about building high-performance teams to tackle big problems and has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at consumer and enterprise technology organizations.
About Andy Johns
Andy Johns is a Partner at Unusual Ventures, leading and building its consumer portfolio. Prior to Unusual, he spent 15 years working at consumer startups, including Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and Wealthfront, where he was president. Through his experience, he became an expert in consumer growth and engagement, building first-rate product experiences, and company building. According to Andy, it’s always been about the journey for him— that’s why he joined as one of the first 20 employees at both Quora and Wealthfront despite having the prior fortune of being on two rocket ships with Facebook and Twitter. In his words, “There’s nothing more satisfying than serendipitously meeting a stranger in another part of the world and finding out they are passionate users of a product I helped build."
About Hana Abaza
Hana Abaza is the Head of Marketing at Shopify Plus, an e-commerce platform for high-volume, fast-growing businesses. Prior to joining Shopify, Hana was the VP of Marketing & Strategy at Uberflip. Her expertise lies in product marketing, content, demand generation, and growth.
About Jon Chang
Jon is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker and an expert digital, growth, and product marketer. He’s currently an IBM Watson global product marketer and New York University Adjunct Faculty of Social Media and Web Analytics. Previously growth and product marketing at Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, General Assembly, and MakerBot.
About Rebecca Kline
Rebecca Kline leads PagerDuty’s Growth business unit, driving online acquisition, sales, retention, and overall growth. Previously, Rebecca was the Chief Marketing Officer at cybersecurity firm SentinelOne, leading global marketing, brand messaging, channel marketing, and go-to-market strategy. Before SentinelOne, Rebecca was Chief Marketing Officer at Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm specializing in business and consumer security, where she led all B2B and B2C marketing.
About Ken Rudin
Ken leads the central User Growth team at Google, where he’s focused on increasing user acquisition, engagement and retention across all Google products and services, including Search, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, Google Photos, Pixel, and more. His team works with product teams across Google, providing services, growth best practices, analytical insights, and tools to optimize products and marketing initiatives for growth. Prior to Google, Ken built the Analytics organization at Facebook, which included both the data scientist teams and the data engineering teams. He led the organization to deliver high impact analyses across all Facebook products to optimize Facebook’s products and overall business. Before Facebook, Ken was the VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga, helping Zynga to become known for excellence in analytics, and helping to build the foundation for one of the world’s largest social gaming platforms.
About Tara-Nicholle Nelson
Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a globally-recognized transformation, marketing and spiritual strategist to high-achieving women and transformational companies. Previously, Tara was an Entrepreneur In Residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, and the chief marketer for MyFitnessPal and Under Armour Connected Fitness. In Tara's two years there, MyFitnessPal grew from 45 million to 120 million users, drove a 25 percent increase in user engagement from marketing alone, and went from raising an $18 million Series A to being acquired by Under Armour for $475 million. Business Insider recently named Tara the #1 woman tech companies should put on their boards.
About Monica Ohara
Monica Ohara, Head of Acquisition at Lyft, leads new driver and passenger growth. Prior to joining Lyft, she co-founded DataScore, a startup marketing company, which was acquired by Lyft in August 2017. Monica has deep experience in creating data-driven, scalable paid customer acquisition programs for both startups and Fortune 500 brands. Before founding her own company, she led marketing strategy as the Vice President and General Manager of SpeedDate.com which grew to 25M members and was acquired by Match.com/IAC.
About Alex Toledo Leite
Technology executive with cross-functional leadership experience in product, marketing, and business. More than 20 years of spearheading teams to drive innovation and growth. Curious, imaginative, driven, people leader. Passionate about empowering people with technology and continuous learning.
About George Revutsky
George is the VP of Growth at Postmates, one of the largest and fastest-growing on-demand food delivery services, now reaching 60% of all US Households. Powered by particularly dramatic growth in the last 6 months, Postmates recently raised $400MM in 2 recent pre-IPO increasing its valuation by 54% to $1.85BB and filed to go public.
About Michelle Killebrew
A data-driven marketing executive with 19+ years of experience; in multiple startups, global enterprise technology, and privately held companies. Known for exceeding objectives through inspiring teams and the implementation of new strategies, effective processes, innovative campaigns, and sophisticated marketing technology. I thrive on leading teams to scale pioneering marketing techniques for global impact. Dedicated to delivering a superior brand experience—from initial acquisition through to loyal customer—to increase growth and profitability.
About Reyana Fayyaz
Reyana is a Group Product Manager at Box, focused on growth and monetization of the self-serve experience. Before Box, Reyana has managed products at a variety of startups including mobile games, karaoke apps, and human resource solutions. In her free time, she mentors underserved youth in STEM at YearUp, plays soccer, chess, the electric violin and with her cat Binks.
About Brian Rothenberg
Founder & startup growth leader turned VC. I love partnering with exceptional founders to build & scale amazing teams and businesses. I have operated through every stage: from founding, seed, series A through late-stage funding, all the way through IPO – from idea to hundreds of millions in revenue. Most recently I was at Eventbrite for 6+ years from startup through IPO ($300M revenue, nearly $3B market cap), serving as VP of Growth and running a $100M+ revenue line as GM. I founded a local services marketplace, SkillSlate, backed by First Round and Canaan Partners, which we ultimately sold to TaskRabbit. I have also been an angel investor and growth advisor to dozens of startups as part of Sequoia's Scout program, First Round Capital's Angel Track + Expert Network, and YC's Growth Council.
About Chris Schreiber
Chris leads all Marketing for Brandcast and has worked in high growth technology companies for over 12 years in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Chris previously worked for Google, where he worked on marketing and communications for the consumer apps suite, and also ran Marketing for Sharethrough, where helped transform the company into a leader in native advertising technology.
About Sean Sheppard
Sean is a serial entrepreneur VC and co-founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy, with three successful exits, who has successfully grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets. He was recently named the #2 Online Growth Marketing Influencer and contributor at The Huffington Post. He lectures at London Business School and The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt among others. He’s now committed to working with countries, companies, entrepreneurs and those who want to work with them on building startup ecosystems and developing the next generation of leaders for the innovation economy.
About Terry Rice
Terry Rice believes all businesses, no matter how large or small, should have access to the critical resources and information needed to grow their company through Digital Channels. His professional experience includes client-facing roles at organizations including Facebook and Adobe. Today, he serves as a conduit to make these best practices available to a larger audience. As the Digital Marketing Expert in Residence at Entrepreneur magazine, he provides need to know information as both a VIP contributor and online workshops. As an consultant, he helps companies grow their bottom line by making a genuine connection with their audience, and amplifying that story on various digital platforms.
About Amy Sun
Investor with a background in product development and growth. I’m passionate about transportation and logistics, consumer technology, AR/VR and creative expression tools. Previous to joining Sequoia, I worked on Product and Growth at Uber and Facebook. If you are interested in partnering with Sequoia to achieve your vision, please reach out. Also, happy to advise/brainstorm on Product or Growth Marketing.
About Eli Schwartz
Eli Schwartz is an SEO expert and consultant with more than a decade of experience driving successful SEO and growth programs for leading B2B and B2C companies. He helps clients like Shutterstock, BlueNile, Quora, and Zendesk build and execute Global SEO strategies that dramatically increase their organic visibility at scale. In the past, Eli led the SEO team at SurveyMonkey, building organic search from nearly zero to one of the largest growth drivers at the company. He helped launched SurveyMonkey’s first APAC office and oversaw international SEO pre- and post-IPO. Prior to SurveyMonkey, he led user acquisition at High Gear Media, pushing the company from 500,000 new users to 6 million every month in just three years.
About Lance Loveday
Lance is the founder and CEO of Closed Loop. Closed Loop specializes in helping high-growth companies realize a massive profit through online advertising on Google AdWords, Facebook, programmatic display and other channels. Closed Loop has worked with numerous high-growth brands and managed over $500M in digital ad spend for our clients. Lance is also a mentor for 500startups, a 3X founder and bootstrapped Closed Loop to over $5M in ARR.
About Suneet Bhatt
Suneet is the GM at Crazy Egg, a suite of tools he was lucky enough to use for 10 years before signing on to help take the company through its next evolution. While Crazy Egg is an incredible opportunity and priority, it's a no contest second place to his family. A remote work environment puts him in position to take his kids to school every morning and pick them up every day. With the time that's left he tries to be a husband, his wife doesn't regret marrying and a son his parents don't regret bringing into this world. The calendar Gods have also found time and space for him to advise and mentor some incredible CEOs, and companies (Boldr Impact and BeerMenus) and to pursue his personal passion as an author and educator through Dream Village, a social enterprise that uses picture books and the web to help kids explore and address important global issues (three books available on Amazon, and counting). No matter what the time of day, he can usually be found counting his blessings and pinching his cheeks for how lucky he is to have the family he does, to work with the people he does, and to have tripped and fallen into a life where so much good is possible. He got his MBA from Duke, but he'd take a Rutgers win over Blue Devil success any day, and twice on Tuesdays.
About Larry Kim
CEO of MobileMonkey, Inc. - the World's Best Facebook Messenger Marketing Platform, for marketers at companies of all sizes -- create powerful chatbots without coding. Used by millions of users, It's easy and free! Also, founder of WordStream, Inc - The leading provider of AdWords, Facebook and keyword tools used by millions of marketers worldwide. The company employs over three hundred people and manages Billions of dollars of ad spend on behalf of tens of thousands of customers. Acquired by Gannett for $150 million in June 2018. Ranked the #8 most popular author on Medium. Contributor to CNBC and Inc. Magazine. Key Interests include AdWords, Facebook Ads, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups. Marketer of the Year awards from Search Engine Land, US Search Awards, PPC Hero. Guest Lectured MBA classes at Harvard & MIT.
About Maryna Hradovich
Results-oriented leader with a record of exemplary team management and relationship network development. One of the founding members of SEMrush North America, in charge of managing multi-million dollar P&L over several years. Key business executive with overall responsibility for implementing the strategy, establishing long-range goals, plans and policies, and driving execution for SEMrush Inc. in the Americas.
About Carlos Hidalgo
Carlos Hidalgo is a 25-year business veteran. Over the span of the last two-plus decades, Hidalgo has held corporate roles, started his own entrepreneurial ventures and served in non-profits. In addition to his current role as CEO at VisumCx, Hidalgo also serves as a managing partner in a health care platform start-up and serves on the board on a tech startup. Hidalgo is the author of Driving Demand, one of the Top 5 Marketing Books of all time according to Book Authority which was published in 2015.
About Tyson Quick
Tyson Quick is a digital marketing and advertising wiz and the Founder and CEO of Instapage, the leader in post-click optimization. Laser-focused on perfecting the landing page creation and optimization process, Tyson founded Instapage in 2012 after seeing how performance and growth marketers were losing money in woefully underperforming advertising campaigns. His vision since then has been to create a suite of post-click optimization products that increase conversions through advertising personalization. More than 15,000 businesses, including Oracle, eBay, Okta, and Verizon, use Instapage to drive higher conversions. Tyson brings a lifetime’s worth of entrepreneurial experience to Instapage and has created an organization that is poised to revolutionize digital advertising through personalized audience targeting.
About Sujan Patel
Sujan is the leading expert in digital marketing. He is a hard working & high energy individual fueled by his passion to help people and solve problems. Sujan is the co-founder of WebProfits, a growth marketing agency, and a partner in a handful of software companies including Narrow, Linktexting.com, Quuu, and Mailshake. Between his consulting practice and his software companies, Sujan’s goal is to help entrepreneurs and marketers scale their businesses.
About Dan McGaw
Dan McGaw is an award-winning entrepreneur and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Effin Amazing, marketing technology and analytics agency, and the creator of UTM.io, campaign management, and data governance tool. Named one of the godfathers of the marketing technology stack and one of the original growth hackers, Dan has decades of experience in digital marketing, technology, and analytics. (His team won’t let him take this out even though he says it makes him sound old.)
About Ari Capogeannis
With over 20 years of experience, Ari is an expert marketing technologist who focuses on demand creation and marketing led growth via data-driven strategies. He has successfully led marketing transformations from operations and organizational standpoint, delivering growth and subsequent marketing attribution to a pipeline that has led to acquisition and funding milestones in the Financial SaaS and Robotic Process Automation industries. “I am fascinated by People Based Marketing and hyper-personalization in optimizing all digital experiences.”
About Emily Lonetto
Emily is a growth marketer at Clio - the leader in legal practice management software and an advisor for Voiceflow. Prior to joining Clio, Emily led growth at GrowSumo (Now called PartnerStack) (YC'15), a YC backed startup that automated partnership channels for companies like Intuit, Asana, Evernote and more. Before GrowSumo, Emily helped grow Tilt (YC'12), one of the fastest growing payment companies in the world - scaling their ambassador program from 200 to 12,000 globally until they were acquired by Airbnb. Using her background in product, marketing, and UX, Emily approaches growth in a scientific manner - relying on an experimental strategy to build or optimize new ways for companies to scale. On the side, Emily organizes GrowthTO – a community of 2,500 growth practitioners in Toronto.
About Ed Plotts
Edwin Plotts heads marketing for Ladder, an award-winning growth/marketing agency. Ed has demonstrated proven results in driving revenue growth, facilitating impactful experiments, and building creative lead generation journeys. Most recently, Ed is also helping build Ladder's Spotlight, a tool that ties performance insights to creative/messaging tags for truly data-driven creative direction. Ed also mentors startups at VentureOut.
About Clayton Wood
Clayton has built 2 multi-million dollar marketing brands from scratch with no investment. He’s been in the digital marketing, coaching, personal branding and search engine optimization industry for over 10 years. he helps run events, consulting and training for Growth Labs Academy. Clayton is passionate about communicating the impact that technology has in online marketing, and how inbound marketing helps achieve goals for brands, their families and their communities.
About Brian Lischer
Brian is a Founder and CEO of Ignyte, an award-winning branding agency specializing in brand strategy, identity, and storytelling. With over a decade of experience in branding, digital marketing, and design, Brian has worked with brands in the industries of healthcare, life sciences, technology, financial services, and more. His work has been featured in major publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and Brand Quarterly. Inc. Magazine named him one of the top branding experts in the country.
About Valentin Radu
I am an entrepreneur, data-driven marketer, CRO expert, international speaker, father, husband and pet guardian. At OmniConvert, we help eCommerce managers that don't have the time or resources to find the hidden gems in their data and then to craft outstanding customer journeys & deliver personalized customer experiences on all the touch points. Omniconvert is being used by top companies worldwide, like Avon, Orange, WWF, Wordstream, Whirlpool, etc.