Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
December 10-11, 2019
Head of Growth/Chief Marketing Technologist, Growth Marketing Conference/Ecommercetech.io
About Siara Nazir
Siara Nazir is an award-winning global marketer and media leader who has pioneered AI-based strategies for marketing programs at Autodesk. She’s led digital transformation for two Fortune 500 companies and her strategies have been featured in several industry publications including Forrester and DM News. She’s a speaker at various industry conferences, most recently invited by the Wall Street Journal to speak at their inaugural Executive Forum on Artificial Intelligence in New York. She’s won several industry awards for her approach and vision on marketing and most recently was the recipient of the Equality Impact Award for women in tech who have broken barriers and generally changed their industries for the better. Currently, Siara is Head of Digital Marketing at Autodesk.
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 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 Jon Miller
on is the CEO and co-founder of Engagio, a B2B marketing engagement platform that was recently ranked the #1 account-based marketing (ABM) solution by Research in Action. Previously, Jon was a co-founder at Marketo, the leader in marketing automation that was acquired by Adobe for $4.8 billion. He is a speaker and writer about marketing best practices and is the author of multiple marketing books including Engagio's Clear and Complete Guide to Account-Based Marketing and Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation. He was named Most Influential Marketing CEO of the Year in the 2019 Corporate Excellence Awards, B2B Marketing named Jon one of the 10 Most Influential Tech Marketers in the world, and the CMO Institute named him a Top 10 CMO for companies under $250M. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard College and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Katie Dombrowski
Katie leads the US sales team at Pinterest focused on Direct-to-Consumer and Disruptor brands. Prior to Pinterest, Katie spent 10 years at Google, working across sales, marketing, and leadership roles. Most recently, Katie served as a Sales Manager for the Performance Advertising Team, where her team was responsible for supporting search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of mid-market customers. Katie holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth. She lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband and daughter.
About Jim Sterne
Jim Sterne focuses his thirty-five years in sales and marketing on creating and strengthening customer relationships through digital communications. He sold business computers to companies that had never owned one in the 1980s, consulted and keynoted about online marketing in the 1990’s, and founded a conference and a professional association around digital analytics in the 2000’s. Following his humorous Devil's Data Dictionary, Sterne published his twelfth book, Artificial Intelligence for Marketing: Practical Applications. Sterne founded the Marketing Analytics Summit (formerly the eMetrics Summit) in 2002, which was the birthplace of the Digital Analytics Association. He served on the DAA Board of Directors for 15 years and is now Director Emeritus.
About Haseeb Tariq
In 2017, Haseeb Tariq joined Guess leading Mobile Marketing. In 2019, he became Director, Marketing Automation at Disney, after working on multiples products including FX and Hulu at 21st Century Fox which makes up famous Disney+. Today. He's an adviser for multiple direct to consumer companies and mentors thousands of startup founders.
About Darius Contractor
Darius is a growth leader, angel investor and entrepreneur. He's focused on growing companies and people at Tickle, Bebo, FWD.us, Dropbox, Facebook and now Airtable. Along the way he's focused on going viral, scaling, agile management, rapid iteration, product strategy and all aspects of growing a website.
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 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 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 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 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 Michelle Killebrew
Data-driven marketing executive known for exceeding objectives through inspiring teams and the implementation of new strategies, effective processes, innovative campaigns, and sophisticated marketing technology. Dedicated to delivering a superior brand experience—from initial acquisition through to loyal customers—to increase growth and profitability.
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 Chris Yeh
Chris Yeh is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling, the book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time. A writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scaleups since 1995. His books help founders, venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policymakers, and everyday people better understand how the internet has changed the way we work together to build amazing organizations. Hundreds of companies, from garage-dwelling startups to Fortune 50 titans have tapped his knowledge and insights to accelerate and transform their businesses.
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 Scott Brinker
Scott Brinker has been analyzing marketing technology and its impact on marketing organizations for more than a decade. He writes the chiefmartec.com blog and serves as the program chair of the MarTech conference series. He serves as VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, helping to grow and nurture the company's community of technology partners. And he authored the best-selling book Hacking Marketing, about adapting software management practices — such as agile methodologies — to marketing teams. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive. He holds degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA from MIT. Connect with him on Twitter @chiefmartec.
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 Jeffrey Serlin
Jeff runs Global Sales and Support Operations at Intercom, where he leads a team of 25 professionals that drive GTM strategy, productivity and customer growth. He previously built and lead sales operations teams at Campaign Monitor, Marketo and Emptoris and is an advisor for Outreach, Channel Portal and Akoonu.
About Krista Seiden
Krista Seiden is Vice President of Product Marketing and Growth at Quantcast, a programmatic advertising and analytics company focusing on real-time data and insights. Previously, she was the Analytics Advocate for Google and a Product Manager for Google Analytics, advocating for all things data, web, mobile, optimization and more. Keynote speaker, practitioner, writer on Analytics and Optimization, and passionate supporter of #WomenInAnalytics. You can follow her blog at www.kristaseiden.com and on twitter @kristaseiden.
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 Pavan Korada
Pavan is a consultative data science leader who leverages multi-industry expertise and statistical rigor to deliver data-driven solutions for a variety of business problems. He heads up the Data Science & Analytics division for Zeta Global, a leading AdTech / MarTech player.
About Brian Kotlyar
Brian Kotlyar leads Demand Generation and Growth Marketing at Intercom - a customer messaging platform that drives growth across the customer lifecycle. In this role, Brian is responsible for marketing and operations teams that drive new and expansion revenue. Prior to this, he led Demand Generation at Sprinklr where he helped scale from a $50M valuation to $1.8BN. Brian's first experience in SAAS was as VP of Marketing at Dachis Group (acquired by Sprinklr). He specializes in building high-performing SAAS marketing teams, and in his spare time is an avid cook and NBA fan.
About Aditya Dhruva
Aditya Dhruva is the CEO of Factoreal, and has 20+ years of rich industry & entrepreneurial experience across Telecom and Enterprise products. Prior to Factoreal, Aditya was the CTO of Comviva Technologies, a global leader in mobility solutions. Before this, he has held various positions at Cisco and Nokia (ex. Nokia Siemens Networks). Factoreal aims to simplify the marketing technology stack and bring affordable automation to all. Factoreal enables small and medium businesses to manage all of their marketing needs on a single platform so that they can focus more on getting things done than learning and managing multiple tools
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 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 Peter Isaacson
Peter Isaacson has over 25 years of marketing experience in both B2B and B2C marketing, ranging from branding, advertising, corporate communications and product marketing on a global scale. As CMO for Demandbase, Peter is responsible for overall marketing strategy and execution, including product, corporate and field marketing. Prior to joining Demandbase, Peter was CMO at Castlight Health, helping to scale the company and build the marketing team prior to its successful IPO. Peter got his start in advertising, working at agencies in New York on accounts ranging from Procter & Gamble to Compaq computers.
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 Nathan Latka
Nathan Latka is the principal of private equity firm Latka Capital; executive producer and host of “The Top Entrepreneurs” podcast; and CEO at two companies he’s recently purchased. He is also the star of the hit FB Watch show “Latka’s Money” (more than one million viewers tune in every episode). He is the founder of the software company Heyo. How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital is his first book.
About Peep Laja
Peep is the founder of CXL, and champion of conversion optimization and experimentation. He’s passionate about driving change and growth through data-informed marketing. He was voted as the most influential conversion rate optimization expert in the world. Peep is devoted to growing the size and quality of the whole conversion optimization community. He founded CXL in 2011 and is making the top 1% marketing know-how available for everyone through CXL Institute since 2016.
About Suneet Bhatt
Suneet is the recently departed GM of Crazy Egg. He's in his mid-40s but he tells people he's in his mid-50s because then their reaction is "wow, you look great for 54." He's held a host of positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, across organizations of all sizes. Which simply by the benefit of years and roles, means he's seen a lot of things and to a lesser degree, learned some things as well. Right now his top priority is being a dad to two incredible kids; he's also advising, coaching, consulting, and just trying to be helpful to the companies and founders he's working with which include Boldr (a mission-driven outsourcing company), SellCrowd (a sales platform and marketplace for the gig economy), The Right Question Institute (a 30-year old nonprofit organization that teaches people how asking better questions can create a more equal and balanced world). He also writes kids books on social issues which you can and should check out at dream-village.org
About Prolet Miteva
Prolet Miteva is a Senior Product Manager for Analytics at Autodesk. She is laying the data foundation for Autodesk’s products and digital properties, always chasing the ever-elusive complete view of the customer. With a combination of skills and passion for user experience, engineering, and analytics, Prolet bridges the gap between business and technology for better customer experience and business success. She is a San Francisco Chapter leader for the Digital Analytics Association.
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 Udi Ledergor
Udi is a CMO at Gong and a former a 5-time VP Marketing with 20 years of industry experience heading world-class marketing teams for public and private companies across a variety of industries. He's also the author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller - The 50 Secrets of Trade Show Success.
About Andrea Gerlach
Andrea Gerlach guides global sales strategy and productivity for FICO, managing sales planning, processes, systems, analytics and support. Prior to joining FICO, she built and led the Sales Operations function at SendGrid (now Twilio SendGrid), helping the Sales and Customer Success teams scale from start-up through the company's successful IPO. Before her time at SendGrid, Andrea served on Sales Operations teams at RightNow Technologies, Oracle and NetSuite.
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 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 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 Justin Bauer
As VP of Product, Justin strives to make it easy for companies to make better decisions based on their data. He’s a 2x entrepreneur as well as an alumnus of McKinsey, Stanford GSB, and Carleton College.
About Timothy Brown
Tim is the Head of Performance Marketing at Huckberry, an e-commerce retailer focused on men’s apparel and outdoor gear. Tim has spent the last 4 years building the performance marketing team at Huckberry from the ground up. Today, as the Head of Performance Marketing, he’s responsible for a team of 5, overseeing a multi-million dollar budget that spans across 9 different performance channels.
About Anya Cheng
Anya is a global product management leader, growth marketing expert and tech influencer. Her experience includes leadership positions at Facebook, eBay, Target and McDonald's. She was named to a "Girls in Tech 40 Under 40" list in 2018, and is a university lecturer, author, TEDx Talk speaker and social media influencer with thousands of followers.
About Alon Waks
Alon is a marketing and GTM executive and startup advisor, having helped B2B and SaaS companies scale and expand their GTM over 20 years. Alon has lead Marketing and Business Development organizations at Kustomer, 8x8 and LivePerson, and many roles at Avaya. Alon holds a dual degree from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Duke University.
About Julie Zhou
Julie Zhou has built over a decade of experience in product management, growth, and marketing for some of the most well-known products in the world. She is currently a Senior Director of Growth at AdRoll (part of NextRoll Inc), a growth marketing platform for ambitious direct to consumer brands. Prior to that, she led growth marketing at Hipmunk (acquired by Concur), the fastest, easiest way to plan travel and was a product marketer for Google AdWords, Maps and Android.
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 Dan Frohnen
Dan Frohnen has more than fifteen years of sales and marketing experience from previously working as the Vice President of Global Demand Generation and Sales Development at Apptus and most recently the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Skedulo, where he drove two consecutive years of triple-digit growth and played a key role in the company’s $28M in Series B funding. Frohnen was previously a Sendoso customer and has a deep understanding of the value the platform provides.
About Virginia Nussey
Virginia is the director of marketing at MobileMonkey, the fastest-growing official Facebook Messenger marketing automation platform. In the year and a half since launch, she's helped scale the company from zero to millions of users by providing actionable guides for marketers to develop bots for lead generation, customer retention and engagement. Her favorite thing about bots is the power they give brands to instantly connect with customers in the messaging apps they already use.
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 Steven Shapiro
Steven leads marketing for the Americas at CleverTap. He brings a diverse background delivering growth at scale and has held leadership roles at Informatica, WeaveWorks, VmWare, Symantec, McAfee and Hewlett-Packard.
About Pete von Burchard
Peter is a SaaS sales executive with over 10 years of Sales and Sales Leadership experience. He is a firm believer that the role of sales, especially in a SaaS business model, is to eliminate barriers to success for the customer and to establish a long term partnership based on trust. Peter is the VP of Sales at Wistia and prior to that was the Director of Sales at Oz Development, which was acquired by Descartes Systems Group.
About Ben Kaplan
Ben Kaplan has conducted PR and publicity campaigns for the world's largest consumer, financial, and education brands. He has obtained media coverage for his clients on more than 5,000 media outlets and has personally appeared on over 2,000 TV and radio programs, including interviews on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC.
About Tyson Quick
Tyson Quick is the Founder and CEO of Instapage, the leader in post-click automation. He founded Instapage in 2012 after seeing how marketers and advertisers were losing money in underperforming advertising campaigns. Since then, his vision has been to create a suite of post-click automation products that maximize returns through advertising personalization. He brings a lifetime’s worth of entrepreneurial experience and has built an organization that is poised to revolutionize digital advertising through audience targeting and post-click personalization.
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 Ben Labay
Ben combines 10+ years of academic and statistics training with the customer experience and UX knowledge to scope and run conversion research programs for companies around the world. In 4 years with CXL, Ben has created and run research and testing programs for companies like ADP.com, Codecademy, Serta Simmons, and a Proctor & Gamble Brand. From B2B lead generation to direct to consumer eCommerce Ben has added millions in revenue to clients by applying scientific rigor in understanding, then changing, customer's perceptions and behaviors.
About Nick Wassenberg
Nick Wassenberg has over 19 years of experience in business-to-business growth marketing. Nick is currently leading a global team Digital River to drive demand through account-based marketing, digital, sales development, events, and whatever else moves the needle. Digital River helps the world’s best brands grow their ecommerce revenue. Clients include Microsoft, Samsung, Lenovo, Adobe, Marketo, VMWare and other leaders in SaaS, consumer electronics, software, and more.
About Oliver Yonchev
Oliver is Managing Director to the world's fastest-growing agency, Social Chain. Social Chain uses owned media, marketing, and technology to build social brands. The agency is famed for its disruptive creative work - gaining worldwide recognition for breaking records. Within just over 4 years Social Chain grew from a start-up of 2 to a team of 700+ individuals, currently operating through six locations: Manchester, London, Berlin, Munich, New York, and Bangkok. At 29, he is at the forefront of creative and social media marketing, delivering global social strategies for the likes of Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, Uber, Tik Tok, to name just a few.
About Eric Williamson
Eric Williamson is a senior marketing executive with experience in brand strategy & marketing, demand generation, digital marketing, strategic planning, social media, and analytics. He is currently the VP of brand and digital marketing at Acquia leading all brand and digital & social marketing efforts globally for the company.
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,GrowthHackers.com, 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 Jaqi Saleem
Jaqueline (Jaqi) Saleem is the Founder and President of Qualified Digital with 15+ years of digital agency experience delivering to the enterprise. She leads a collective of curious, outcome-driven practitioners who push boundaries and create growth through all things digital, including brand, UX & Design, CMS, interactive, and analytics. @JaqiSaleem
About Philippe Chetrit
Philippe loves building and growing great products into greater companies. Before joining SparkPost as the Director of Self Serve, Philippe built out Territory Food's growth team and practice, doubling revenues in his first 12 months. As VP Product and Growth, he helped launch, grow and sell SocialRadar (sold to Verizon/Mapquest in 2016). And he has been involved with growing several consumer startups over the last 10 years. He currently serves on the Washington DC Mayor's Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council and is an investor with NextGen Angels.
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 co-founder of Mailshake & a partner at Ramp Ventures. He is a marketer and entrepreneur with over 15 years of marketing experience. Sujan has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Mint, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies.
About Emily Lonetto
Emily is the Head of Growth at Voiceflow – a platform that makes it easy for designers, developers and companies to build voice apps without code. In her spare time, Emily co-runs GrowthTO – the largest organization of growth practitioners in Canada. Prior to Voiceflow and GrowthTO, Emily led experimental growth at Clio – driving hypothesis-driven mentality into the marketing department and beyond. Before Clio, Emily held various growth positions in companies such as: PartnerStack (YC'15, formerly GrowSumo) and Tilt (YC'12, acquired by Airbnb). Outside of her 9-5, you can find Emily guest lecturing bootcamps, and often drawing comics for her satirical side projects – @mehhcomics.
About Sharon Goldstein
Sharon Goldstein is the CEO of LimeSpot, an AI conversion and personalization platform for retailers. Sharon brings 20 years of leadership experience at both consumer retail and high growth SaaS companies. Most recently, she was a director of delivery experience at Amazon, responsible for customer-facing delivery products globally. Prior to that she was CRO and CMO at retail enablement companies ShipHawk and Pixlee respectively. In addition to her day jobs, she is an advisor to multiple startups and a former executive in residence at Xseed Capital. Sharon holds a BS from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and an MS in engineering management from Northwestern University.
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 Linda Schumacher
As the Senior Director of Analytics and Data Strategy at Qualified Digital, Linda is constantly curious about making data and technology work in harmony for businesses. In her role, she uses analytics and digital technology to deliver the insights businesses need to optimize their customer experience. For clients, she aims to close the gap between analysts, technical teams, and business stakeholders. Over the past 15 years, Linda has combined a love for a digital strategy with hands-on analytics expertise to deliver beautiful experiences for customers of brands including Google, Kaiser Permanente, AAA, Levis, Steve Madden, Bare Minerals, Clorox, Western Digital, and many others. She is an Adobe Certified Expert and a Google Analytics Certified Consultant based in Oakland, CA.
About Todd Wilms
I've always liked Emperor Palpatine. When you think about it, taking control of the Galactic Senate was a huge marketing coup done with perfect execution. Luckily for the marketing world in our galaxy, I’m not a fan of the dark side. And I believe in social consciousness. Though I've yet to take over an entire galaxy, I have created a high-level marketing strategy for some of the biggest names in the business – SAP, PayPal, and Verisign.
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 GrowthMarketingPro.com
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 Bhaskar Roy
Bhaskar brings more than 20 years of experience in building innovative products and taking them to market. He is an entrepreneur and a proven leader with startup experience (like PlaceWare, Qik), an advisor to startups as well as leading groups within large organizations, like Oracle, Microsoft and HP. Prior to Workato, Bhaskar was the CPO of Playphone, which was acquired by Gung Ho. And prior to that, he was the Founder and SVP of Products at Qik. Qik was acquired by Skype in January of 2011 by Microsoft. At Skype, Bhaskar was Head of Qik Products where he led the charter to bring asynchronous communications and new mobile experiences in Skype.
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 Kimberly Barnes
Kimberly Barnes is a content marketing specialist + SEO nerd who possesses an uncommon ability to distill complex ideas into digestible content that converts website visitors to customers. Kimberly was born in the South back when Apple was “Apple Macintosh” and kids delighted in playing Oregon Trail on its glowing green screen. When she’s not saving the world with stellar content, this foodie is filming her online cooking show, "The Trap Kitchen" or developing a new plant-based dish for her blog.
About Zack Meszaros
Zack Meszaros serves as a Marketing Privacy Engineer at OneTrust PreferenceChoiceTM — the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform. In his role, Meszaros advises emerging and enterprise companies on best practices to drive holistic and engaging user experiences that build trust while demonstrating compliance across 100s of global data privacy regulations, including the CCPA, TCPA, CASL, and GDPR. Prior to OneTrust PreferenceChoice, he developed guest recovery and experience measurement programs for many of the world's top franchise businesses. Meszaros is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E and CIPM) and earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from San Diego State University.
About Samir ElKamouny
Samir ElKamouny eats social advertising for breakfast. He's a 3x founder, social marketer, and chatbot builder that generates tens of millions in revenue for clients while serving as the Chief Growth Officer of Fetch & Funnel. He's been recognized by marketing experts for his extraordinary commitment to next-level marketing tactics.
About Dan Olsen
Dan Olsen is a product management consultant, trainer, and author based in Silicon Valley. At Olsen Solutions, he works with CEOs and product leaders to build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product. His clients include Facebook, Box, PayPal, and One Medical Group. Dan is the author of the bestseller The Lean Product Playbook. Prior to consulting, Dan was a product management leader at Intuit. Dan is the founder of Lean Product, a monthly speaker series in Silicon Valley with over 8,000 members.
About Cristian Ignat
Cristian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Aggranda, a company that creates time in businesses and in people's lives with the help of the software robots. At the moment, the robots built by Aggranda are saving over 3,000 hours every month to its clients. Cristian is also the founder of Canopy, one of the biggest performance marketing agencies from Central and Eastern Europe.
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 Ecommercetech.io – 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 Sid Bharath
Sid is a SAAS marketing consultant and helps startups that have reached product-market fit accelerate their growth. He’s worked with companies like Typeform, Olark, Plato, Gorgias, CartHook, Recharge, and dozens more. Previously, he was the VP of Growth at Thinkific, where he grew revenues by 20X in less than two years. He's also been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, CMI, and many other publications.
About Anand Karasi
Anand is the founder of Budgets.ai. 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. Budgets.ai is a result of the application of Artificial Intelligence to predict Budget allocations within corporations to help sales and marketing professions.