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2019 Speakers

San Francisco

December 10-11, 2019

Nir Eyal

Author, Speaker and Thought Leader,

Michelle Killebrew

VP, Head of Marketing, PwC New Ventures

Jim Stoneham

Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of Growth, New Relic

Monica Ohara

Head of User Acquisition, Lyft

Ken Rudin

Head of User Growth and Analytics, Google

Amrita Damani

Mobile Marketing Leader, Intuit

Scott Brinker

Chief Marketing Technologist,

Laura Borghesi

Director, Growth Marketing, MongoDB (formerly at Stripe, Google)

Rebecca Kline

GM & Growth, PagerDuty (formerly CMO at Malwarebytes)

Brian Rothenberg

Partner, (formerly VP of Growth at Eventbrite)

Brian Kotlyar

Director, Demand Generation & Growth Marketing, Intercom

Andy Johns

Partner , Unusual Ventures (formerly at Facebook, Twitter, Quora, & Wealthfront)

Travis Kaufman

VP Product Growth, Gainsight

Amy Sun

Partner, Sequoia Capital (formerly at Uber, Facebook, Microsoft)

Varun Kohli

Co-founder & Chief Business Officer, MachEye (Formerly Symantec)

Mike Duboe

Growth Advisor & VC, Greylock Partners (formerly Head of Growth at Stitch Fix)

Tracy Eiler

CMO, InsideView Technologies, Inc.

Guy Marion

CEO & Co-founder, Brightback (formerly Head of Sales at Zendesk)

Larry Kim

CEO & Founder, MobileMonkey

Tara-Nicholle Nelson

CEO, SoulTour (formerly CMO at MyFitnessPal)

Melissa Matlins

VP Marketing, B2B, Vimeo

George Revutsky

VP of Growth, Postmates

Jeffrey Shaw

Branding Consultant, Author of LINGO

Maryna Hradovich

VP, Strategic Growth and Development, SEMrush

Ari Capogeannis

Director, Growth Marketing & Analytics, Sage

Suneet Bhatt

General Manager, Crazy Egg

Brittany Bingham

Sr. Director of Growth Marketing, RaiseMe

Rajan Sheth

Director of Growth and Retention, Heroku (Salesforce)

Jaleh Rezaei

CEO & Co-Founder, Mutiny (formerly CMO at Gusto)

Guillaume Cabane

Growth Advisor, G2, Intellimize (Formerly VP of Growth at Segment & Drift)

Reyana Fayyaz

Group Product Manager, Head of Self-Serve, Box

Alex Toledo Leite

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Julie Zhou

Sr. Director of Growth, NextRoll

Lance Loveday

CEO, Closed Loop

Eli Schwartz

Growth Advisor (formerly Director of Growth & SEO at SurveyMonkey)

Tyson Quick

Founder & CEO, Instapage

Ali Wiezbowski

Head of Driver Engagement. Product Marketing, Uber

Jon Chang

Head of Consumer Growth, Klarna (US)

Harmony Anderson

Director of Demand Generation,

Shanee Ben-Zur

Head of Growth & Marketing, Crunchbase

Chris Schreiber

CMO , Brandcast

Melinda Byerley

Founder, TimeShareCMO

Katie Martell

Consultant, On-Demand Marketing

Carlos Hidalgo

CEO, VisumCx

Sujan Patel

Co-founder , Mailshake & Ramp Ventures

Emily Lonetto

Head of Growth, Voiceflow

Sean Sheppard

Co-founder , GrowthX and GrowthX Academy

Terry Rice

Digital Marketing Expert, Entrepreneur Magazine

Shawn Elledge

CEO, Sales Lead Automation

Brian Lischer

Founder and CEO, Ignyte

Hailey Friedman

Head of Marketing,

Valentin Radu

CEO & Founder, Omniconvert

Clayton Wood

Digital Marketing Consultant,

Ed Plotts

Director of Growth, Ladder

Charles Crnoevich

Head Of Partnerships, Bombora

Derric Haynie

Head of Growth/Chief Marketing Technologist, Growth Marketing Conference/

Anand Karasi


About Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, wrote the book on the secret psychology of technology. However, in this talk, Nir provides the antidote to the current distraction crisis. Nir shares the findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable." Nir's entertaining, research-backed talk, provides practical advice and memorable strategies for managing distraction in business and life.

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 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 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 which grew to 25M members and was acquired by

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 Amrita Damani

Amrita has over 10+ years of experience as a digital marketer driving user growth, engagement and retention. She has successfully managed multi-million-dollar advertising budgets, is passionate about growing mobile-first products, cross-functional collaboration, developing mobile marketing capabilities and building the marketing tech-stack. In her current role at Intuit, she is committed to powering prosperity for small business and self-employed professionals by catering to their accounting needs with Quickbooks. She is customer obsessed and an evangelist of data driven marketing, especially within the mobile ecosystem.

About Scott Brinker

Entrepreneurial executive with broad experience at the intersection of technology and marketing, including a strong background in digital marketing, marketing technology, web development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and product management. Passionate about building agile, high-performance teams to bring to market imaginative products and services. Specialties: Software development, product development, product management, marketing technology, digital marketing, agile management, conversion optimization, entrepreneurial team building, marketing strategy, web development, SaaS, online marketing

About Laura Borghesi

Laura Borghesi is the Senior Director of Growth Marketing at MongoDB where she leads the team responsible for User Acquisition, Engagement, and Monetization through the self-serve channel. Prior to joining MongoDB, Laura worked in Silicon Valley as one of the earliest members of the Growth Marketing team at Stripe. Before Stripe, she spent several years at Google. Laura is passionate about building customer-centric marketing and product experiences that lead to revenue growth. She strongly believes in data-driven decisions and a world based on experimentation.

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 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 Brian Kotlyar

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 Travis Kaufman

Travis joined the Gainsight team through their recent acquisition of Aptrinsic. In his current role at Gainsight, he will be overseeing the marketing success of the new Aptrinsic offering. Travis led Aptrinsic’s marketing and product growth efforts and previously held leadership roles in marketing, product and engineering at companies such as Marketo, Leadspace and ETrade Financial. Travis keeps himself busy chasing his three kids and coaching youth soccer.

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 Varun Kohli

Varun Kohli is the co-founder and Chief Business Officer (CBO) at MachEye, an AI-driven Autonomous Intelligence stealth-mode startup. He joined MachEye from Symantec where he was the head of Global Demand, PMO and Strategic Marketing. Varun has held leadership positions in marketing, product management, and product development at both startups and large companies, and is on the advisory board of many startups. Both he and his work have been featured in major publications such as Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and USA Today. Varun has appeared on broadcast outlets such as NBC’s The Today Show, MSNBC, FOX, Kron4, ABC, and CBS.

About Mike Duboe

Mike is a growth executive who has created, scaled, and led cross-functional growth teams from Series A through IPO across a span of businesses including consumer marketplaces, retail and online commerce platforms, and social payments networks. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs deepen their understanding and subsequent control over their growth levers, with an emphasis on organizational and operating principles to create sustainable growth (not “hacks”).

About Tracy Eiler

Tracy Eiler has been driving revenue growth and marketing strategy at cloud-based and traditional enterprise technology companies for 25 years. She's a "full-stack" marketer. She is currently CMO at InsideView. Tracy was recently named a B2B Demand Marketing Game Changer, is included in the Top 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management, and in the Top 30 Most Influential Women in B2B Marketing Technology. She is the co-author of Aligned to Achieve: How to Unite Your Sales & Marketing Teams into a Single Force for Growth (Wiley 2016) Tracy graduated from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

About Guy Marion

I am a revenue-focused SaaS leader with hands-on experience growing ARR from $0M - $150M. Areas of expertise include marketing, product, growth, and sales functions in marketing automation & attribution, CRM, marketing technology, customer service, open source software, and dev tools. I love making Enterprise software accessible to broad horizontal markets, and am an environmentalist interested in tackling global challenges.

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 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 Melissa Matlins

Melissa has spent the last 15 years building marketing teams and tech companies in San Francisco and New York. Today, as VP Marketing at Vimeo, Melissa helps organizations leverage the power of video to connect with audiences and grow their businesses and communities.

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 Jeffrey Shaw

Jeffrey Shaw is the host of Creative Warriors podcast, a TEDx speaker, brand consultant, keynote speaker and author of LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible. For more than three decades, Jeffrey has been one of the most sought-after portrait photographers in the U.S. His portraits have appeared on The Oprah Show, in People magazine, O Magazine, and others. Jeffrey uses his keen eye developed as a photographer to teach branding and marketing strategies that enable businesses to see their customers as a photographer sees their subject--to understand them, connect deeper and trigger emotions to attract and retain ideal customers.

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 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 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 Brittany Bingham

Brittany's background has largely been focused on growing and scaling SaaS businesses via testing and marketing channels, along with building growth-oriented teams. After several years at SurveyMonkey, most recently as Sr. Director of Growth Marketing overseeing lifecycle marketing across all of their business units, she joined RaiseMe as VP of Marketing & Growth. RaiseMe is a mission-driven EdTech startup focused on college readiness that gives students of all backgrounds the ability to earn scholarships from colleges in increments for academic and extracurricular achievements as early as the 9th grade. They’ve enabled 2 million students - and growing - on their way to realizing their college ambitions, and partner with nearly 300 universities.

About Rajan Sheth

Rajan’s passion and background are in building revenue-driven go-to-market and growth teams for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Rajan leads Heroku’s Growth organization across product, marketing, and sales-driving activation, engagement, revenue, sales acceleration, and retention. Previously, he led growth for Box. Before Box, Rajan was a founding member of a new business unit and e-commerce platform where he oversaw go-to-market teams including growth and analytics functions enable HP Enterprise’s digital transformation.

About Jaleh Rezaei

Jaleh is the Co-founder and CEO of Mutiny, a YC-backed company focused on helping SaaS companies personalize their website for each visitor. Prior to Mutiny, Jaleh was employee 12 and head of marketing and business development at Gusto and grew the company from 500 to 50,000 customers over 4 years. She was the Director of Product Marketing at VMware prior to Gusto. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Stanford.

About Guillaume Cabane

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 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 Julie Zhou

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 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 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 Ali Wiezbowski

About Jon Chang

Jon is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker, an expert digital, growth, and product marketer, and a recognized global educator and keynote speaker. He’s currently Head of Consumer Growth, US at Swedish unicorn Klarna and New York University Adjunct Faculty of Social Media and Web Analytics. Previously at IBM Watson, Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, and MakerBot.

About Harmony Anderson

Harmony Anderson is the Director of Demand Generation at As a revenue-focused marketer, Harmony has diverse experience building integrated sales and marketing programs using the best technology and data in the industry. She is passionate about operational efficiency, relentless testing and fostering cross-functional alignment. In her free time, Harmony loves to travel, play golf, and take day-trips around San Francisco with her friends and family.

About Shanee Ben-Zur

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 Melinda Byerley

Melinda Byerley is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer of growth marketing in Silicon Valley. For almost twenty years she has held B2B and B2C marketing and e-commerce leadership roles at companies such as eBay, PayPal, Linden Lab(Second Life), Checkpoint Software, Poll Everywhere, and PlantSense (sold to Parrot). In 2014, Melinda founded Timeshare CMO, one of the first location-independent digital marketing consultancies. Working with clients such as DVD Netflix, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Woodruff-Sawyer, Launch Darkly, Peerlyst, and more; Timeshare CMO helps companies of all sizes build heroic digital marketing teams that get measurable business results. Melinda is an in-demand storyteller and speaker who has keynoted the Social Media Strategies Summit, led panels on digital marketing analytics and B2B content at the Growth Marketing Conference; been a contributor to VentureBeat,, and The Growth Marketing Conference blog; created viral posts on Silicon Valley culture for Medium and LinkedIn; and built a popular and feisty Twitter presence. A top-rated, frequent guest lecturer at Cornell University’s traditional MBA program and its Tech MBA program in New York City, Melinda has also been a guest speaker for Babson College’s summer technology program and hosts “Stayin’ Alive in Tech,” a podcast celebrating the oral history of technology, featuring guests such as Tom Peters, Jim Sterne, Rand Fishkin, and Avinash Kaushik. Melinda holds an MBA from Cornell University in Finance and a BFA in Drama (Stage Management) from Illinois Wesleyan University.

About Katie Martell

Named “one of the most interesting people in B2B marketing,” a "marketing expert to follow" and a top marketing writer on LinkedIn, Martell has been a millennial CMO, in-house rabble-rouser, and the world’s first “Director of Buzz." She now advises high-growth brands as an on-demand marketer.

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 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,, Quuu, and Mailshake. Between his consulting practice and his software companies, Sujan’s goal is to help entrepreneurs and marketers scale their businesses.

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 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 Shawn Elledge

With over 30 years of experience, Shawn Elledge has established himself as a marketing strategist and technologist with advanced database expertise. He started the Lead Generation Insitute and Sales Lead Automation to help companies develop efficient and effective lead generation strategies using intent data. “I am fascinated by the database strategies and technologies that track consumer intent and ultimately empower relevant communications.”

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 Hailey Friedman

Growth marketing expert with 6+ years driving growth for startups. 2nd marketing hire at RealtyShares. President of Silicon Valley's largest community of marketers & founders (over 16,000 members). Co-Founder at

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.

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 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 Charles Crnoevich

Charles Crnoevich was one of the earliest employees at Bombora and is the Head of Partnerships at Bombora.  He has built and maintained over 40 high scale partnerships across sales, marketing, and advertising technology in efforts to establish Bombora as the ubiquitous source of B2b intent data in the market.  Charles’s background was in business development across startups like Sefaira (acquired by Trimble) and Trupoly (acquired by RCS Capital).

About Derric Haynie

Derric Haynie is the Chief Ecommerce Technologist at – Where eCommerce stores go to research, discover, and buy the right tools to grow their store. Derric is on a mission to do a demo a day until he’s researched every tool in the Shopify app ecosystem. When he’s not doing that, you can find him speaking, networking, or grabbing a drink at any of your favorite eCommerce events.

About Anand Karasi

Anand is the founder of An engineering graduate from MIT, Anand brings together a decade of deep data science experience with a decade of enterprise quota-carrying sales experience. As a salesperson for Salesforce, Actuate (now OpenText), Autonomy (now HP) and startups, Anand learned from top-performing sales executives. The lessons learned in identifying and targeting prospect's budgets to close substantial large deals are now automated with AI. is a result of the application of Artificial Intelligence to predict Budget allocations within corporations to help sales and marketing professions.