Mobile Shopping Summit 2016 (past event)

October 17 - 19, 2016

1 888.482.6012



Harsh Acharya
Head of Product Management
As the Head of Product Management for, Harsh leads vision, strategy and execution of next generation digital and commerce capabilities for across the globe. His team partners with internal and external customers to drive discovery and implementation of strategic programs that span from Learn, Shop and Purchase experiences to Omni-channel Loyalty, Personalization and Targeting platforms. Harsh loves building highly data driven teams that define and deliver on their key KPIs while keeping customer at the center of everything they do.
Samir Addamine
Founder and Chairman
Follow Analytics
Samir is a serial entrepreneur driving innovation in the mobile apps industry. He is a recognized expert in mobile and digital marketing, advising some of the world’s leading brands on how to transform to a mobile-first world. He was the founder of ClicMobile and a senior executive of Framfab, part of Publicis, where he built mobile apps and developed mobile go-to-market strategies for enterprise companies. It was at this early stage of the industry, when the Apple and Google app stores were just getting started, that Samir saw the opportunity for a new generation of mobile apps connected to back-end systems with automation to personalize customer experiences.
Teresa Alderink
Sr. Director, Customer Experience
Executive leader with deep experience leading product management and design teams, building and operating innovative consumer experiences for startups and public companies in travel, gaming and mobile content.
Eugene Alletto

Eugene Alletto, Founder and CEO of Bedgear®, is the visionary behind the performance bedding category. With more than 20 years’ experience in retail and manufacturing for the home furnishing industry and his ability to successfully analyze market trends,Eugene created Bedgear and led the company’s rapid growth.

Deborah Amar
Sr. Manager, eCommerce & New Media / International
I have over 8 years of digital marketing leadership/project management experience with a strong focus on analysis and SEM/SEO. My expertise includes extensive knowledge in database queries (Access) and various marketing and web development technologies. I have advanced metrics analysis and reporting skills using Excel, Coremetrics, Google Analytics, Crystal Reports, and other statistical analysis software, as well as experience with social media, mobile apps, blogging and website design best practices.
Rob Anderson
Senior Director, Guest Experience - and Mobile Product
Innovation-focused career built on early foundation in software development and consulting roles. Strong expertise in product management, online retail business leadership and web technology development. Specialties: Online Retail, Agile Software Methodologies, Requirements Gathering, General Management, User Experience.
Justin Aronstein
Director, UX and Analytics
Living Direct
I am the unicorn who understands technology, and how to harness it, as well as business and marketing. I can interpret data to move decisions forward, then take those decisions and lead a cross functional team to accomplish them.
Alex Austin
Co-Founder & CEO
The leading mobile linking platform that seamlessly connects retail brands with their app users across all channels to drive growth and engagement. Alex has received an MS and a MBA from Stanford, and held engineering roles at NASA Ames and Miasole prior to founding Branch.
Karen Ayyagari
Lead Mobile Product Manager, Global eCommerce
Product Owner of UNIQLO mobile web sites in France, Germany, US - Manage roadmap and technical team of 15+ across India, Japan, US and Europe. Lead new global mobile web site launches – from strategy, planning, and UX/UI, to launch and iteration, using agile methodology - balance global strategy with local market needs.
Kunal Banerjee
Director, Digital Store Operations
Walmart eCommerce
Customer focused hands-on leader with excellent background in purchase & post-purchase digital customer experience, omnichannel offering & online marketing; and experienced in agile product management, cross-functional team leadership & people management.
Justin Banks
VP, Global Marketing
My responsibilities include implementing the marketing strategy, overseeing the Business Development department, and ensuring that our business continues to grow and reach new prospective clients with the goal of putting them into the seat that they want for the event they never imagined seeing
Ryan Bartley
Director, Mobile and Applied Innovation
Responsible for mobile strategy, establishing the product roadmaps, and leading the mobile organization to deliver the next generation of mobile products, including innovative in-store digital experiences.
Jordan Bass
Director, eCommerce
FIJI Water
Katie Beckwith
Sr. Product Manager, Mobile & Personalization
8+ years in retail e-commerce/m-commerce program and product management leading teams to provide best in class, transformative customer experiences. Passionate about experience design and innovation. Proven Success in enabling high performing teams, leading change and supporting the execution of high visibility customer experiences. Champion of creating and improving products and experiences through rapid and iterative design and innovation.
Karen Bennett
Senior Manager, Online Feedback Strategy
The Home Depot
Sunil Bhagwan
VP Sales
Sunil joined as the VP of Sales to help AppsFlyer accelerate its US footprint. He brings over 14 years of mobile marketing and analytics experience. Previously, he was Head of Mobile Sales at Criteo and AD-X. He started his career at WebSideStory, the first SaaS analytics platform.

Anshu Bhardwaj
Sr. Director - Site & Mobile Experience
I lead the GeC strategy team that provides high growth, thought partnership to our executive leadership team across our key markets on mission critical issues and potential derailers. Success requires that our team has deep business acumen, a passion for the retail industry and for Walmart, a broad network of expert peers at outside organizations, the courage to face truly daunting challenges, and a commitment to success. Select successful projects include: Walmart-To-Go Grocery Delivery, Pick Up in Store, International Shipping, M&A (Kosmix, now called @WmtLabs), Category Growth.
Howard Blumenthal
Director, eBusiness Product Management
Advance Auto Parts
In highly demanding environments, I envision and deliver game-changing products, programs, and infrastructure improvements. By leveraging a background in technology, business, finance, and marketing, I pioneer extremely successful integrated omnichannel marketing initiatives. As a respected team leader, I am passionate about developing award-winning platforms, high performance teams, and cutting edge tools that drive outstanding transformative growth and market share gains. Strong general management and operations experience.
Preston Bottomy
GM, Fashion
Preston Bottomy is General Manager of Fashion at Prior to Jet, Preston led competitive and international intelligence and merchandising strategy at Coach and was a merchant in the Home Fragrance division at Bath & Body Works. Before Coach and L Brands, Preston spent 5 years in the Consumer Practice group in BCG’s New York and Sydney offices, where he worked on strategy and consumer insights projects for fashion, beauty and food brands. Preston holds an AB, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD/MBA from Stanford University and is admitted to practice law in the state of New York. In his free time, Preston takes drafting and architecture classes at the Parsons School of Design.
Jean-Michel Boujon
VP, Growth
Dynamic and professional Senior Marketing Executive with over 11 years’ experience developing and implementing complex internet marketing plans and strategies for subscription based and retail online services. Entrepreneurial pioneer with a proven track record of steering multinational marketing teams at local, regional and international levels.
Joe Brannon
Global Director, Direct-to-Consumer
As a seasoned digital executive I focus on engaging the emerging connected consumer with digital technologies and platforms to transform all parts of the enterprise including retail, wholesale, customer service, ecommerce, marketing, CEM and loyalty, sales, product development and distribution, talent and culture management, corporate innovation, strategic planning, security, and more.
Kyle Carpenter
Kyle Carpenter is President of and CEO and co-founder of parent company SurfaceNet, LLC.  His background in digital technology and media laid the foundation for him to pursue life as an entrepreneur.  His extensive skillset and interests cross multiple disciplines, including business, information architecture, marketing technology, user experience design, software development, e-commerce, data science, photography, and others. 
Leah Chaney
VP Customer Success
Leah has over 15 years experience in Client Success with some of the nation's most successful technology companies. She started her career leadership at Bazaarvoice, where she was one of the first 38 employees hired in 2006. Bazaarvoice went on to become one of the most successful startup companies out of Austin and went IPO in 2011 with more than 800 employees. In 2010, she joined Austin Startup Invodo Inc where she started the client success team from scratch. Recently she has started Customer Success teams at TechStar winner and Series B funded ChatID as their Head of Client Success and currently has joined Shopgate as the VP of Customer Success overseeing Customer Service, support, Product Management, and Onboarding. She is passionate about the direction Apps are allowing both brands and retailers to connect with consumers on a more intimate and customizable level and looks forward to continuing to work closely with Shopgate's amazing group of merchants.

Max Clark
Trevor Collins
Mobile Manager
Business Development Manager with 15 years of experience in operations refinement, business strategy and strategic account development. Continuously improving businesses through opportunistic initiatives and diligent project management.
Paul Cook
VP of Business Development
A customer behavioral insight executive with over 20 years experience empowering global brands’ to strengthen long-lasting relationships with shoppers. Paul Cook has delivered pioneering shopper insight technology solutions to global CPG and retail brands with unique customer engagement and proven commercial value.

A strategic consultant for marketing and brand management, Paul has directed board level customer engagement initiatives to brands including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Kraft Foods and Mondelez. As dunnhumby’s director of business development Paul directed bespoke customer loyalty marketing programs to generate global revenue streams and sustainable customer relationship management.

Paul now works with autoGraph’s EMEA FTSE 100 clients including retailers, CPG brands and agencies to deliver hyper-personalized, 1:1 relationship marketing communications via autoGraph’s patented User Generated Profile solution.

Greg Dalby
eCommerce Product Manager
Drive strategic roadmap, vision and execution of eCommerce product plan. Lead implementation of omni-channel integration with retail stores. Act as the key liaison between business, design and IT teams in all projects. Utilize web analytics reporting to form data-driven insights, leveraged as the foundation for next phase features.
Michael Dalzell
Marketing Director, Wholesale & Direct to Consumer
The North Face
Organized, entrepreneurial sales and marketing strategist with over 20 years of proven success at driving sales growth and revenues in competitive markets. Dedicated team player and detail-oriented problem solver with positive attitude and ability to communicate highly effectively with clients, professionals and co-workers. Tenacious in identifying opportunities, building new business, securing customer loyalty and forging strong relationships with external business partners.
Shari Doggett
Factory Direct Craft Supply
In 1985, with $250 on a credit card, Shari founded Factory Direct Craft Supply, Inc. as a multi channel catalog and brick and mortar company. In 1996 she was one of the pioneers in the craft industry when launched its first online website. Under her guidance, has continued to be a leader in both the craft and home decor online markets with innovative and forward thinking technologies.
Ahmed Elemam
Senior Digital Analyst
I am a data-holic digital transformation expert. I advise clients on digital strategy and business analytics. Throughout my digital career I have helped medium and large enterprises transform multi-million dollar SEM & Display Campaigns, SEO Strategy and Analytics Implementation.
Michelle Evans
Head of Digital Consumer Research
Seasoned researcher, analyst and speaker with an international research firm providing strategic insight for multinational companies keen to be at the forefront of these technological shifts. Michelle brings several years experience covering how the rise of mobile and digital trends are impacting the various aspects of commerce, including payments, shopping, marketing and loyalty. She currently heads Euromonitor International's digital research and analysis as the visionary behind one of the firm's latest new product offerings called the Digital Consumer. This offer explores digital readiness globally and the impact this increased connectivity is having on all aspects of commerce. 
Julie Feickert
Cultures For Health
As the CEO of Cultures for Health, Julie merges the opportunities of the eCommerce space with the challenges of a niche market requiring constant innovation. Specialties include strategic planning, email marketing, content leverage, niche marketing, and brand development.
Andrew Flicker
eCommerce Business Analysis & Intelligence Manager
Leslie's Poolmart
E-commerce veteran focused on product merchandising, testing, analytics, and data structuring. Direct experience with experiment design, PPC, product merchandising and pricing, content writing, sales, customer management, vendor contact and negotiation, employee management, a wide variety of online business and design tools, and minor programming. Interested in website design, especially corporate/professional and retail, as well as business management.
David Galante
VP of Mobile Products
David Galante is Vice President of Mobile Products at Emarsys.  In this role David is expanding the reach of the Emarsys Mobile platform by adding powerful SMS, mobile app messaging and OTT capability.  David and his team are working on the technology marketers need to create seamless experiences between the web, mobile and retail spaces.
Previously, David was Director of Mobile Products at the Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget).  David’s responsibility at Salesforce Marketing Cloud were  to manage the mobile product direction, strategy and partnerships.  Under David’s direction the Salesforce Marketing Cloud mobile platform grew to over 700 customers sending over 100M messages per month.
David has a long history in mobile starting at Motorola Networks. The first 7 years at Motorola he architected systems for next generation wireless infrastructure products. David then spent 2 years in Motorola advanced technology trials team, which delivered mobile network operators cutting-edge technology solutions.  David saw the future of mobile in smartphone platforms like Android and jumped to PacketVideo and worked with mobile device brands such as Samsung, LG, Kyocera, HTC and Motorola.  PacketVideo is a leader in video playback optimization, decryption and in-home media sharing technology.
After PacketVideo David was Director of Customer Solutions for Alcatel-Lucent’s Optism solution.  Optism is a carrier-grade mobile profiling and advertising product, which delivers personalized mobile adverts based on subscriber preferences.
He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He currently lives in Carmel, IN.

Mike Gamaggio
Global Manager Web and Mobile Apps Experiences
Amway Global
Responsible for Independent Amway Business Owners and Consumer Enterprise digital operations, solutions strategy and deployment. Lead and ensure global alignment in Amway's web and mobile channel strategy and innovation efforts. Global Digital Governance, UI/UX Standards.
Arun Gambhir
Director, Digital eCommerce Integration
Choice Hotels
Arun is a Director within eCommerce group at Choice Hotels.His main responsibility is to ensure that, a $1B+ eCommerce site is optimized across web and mobile (including App) environments. He leads efforts to ensure that is applying best practices with respect to eCommerce, Merchandizing, Personalization, Content and Loyalty integration across Web and Mobile experiences.
Nikhil Govindaraj
VP, Products
Nikhil Govindaraj is Vice President of Product Management at customer engagement company, Moxie. In this role, Nikhil is responsible for all aspects of product management, product design and strategy. Nikhil brings to Moxie more than 15 years of experience in CRM, enterprise collaboration and multi-channel contact centers. Nikhil joined Moxie, then Talisma, in 2000 and he has served in several key roles within the organization including program management, sales engineering and product management. Nikhil earned his MBA in Systems and Marketing from Symbiosis, India. Follow him on Twitter: @Go_Moxie @gonikhil
Ben Gray
Digital Experience Analyst
Ben Gray is a Digital Experience Analyst with Applause. He advises clients on their digital strategies to deliver delightful customer experiences. Prior to joining Applause, Ben served as a Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, where he spent more than a decade advising Fortune 500 companies on their IT strategies and was regularly quoted in top publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and InformationWeek.

A digital marketer by background, Peter is CEO of TUNE, the enterprise platform for mobile marketing. Peter joined twin brothers and co-founders Lucas and Lee Brown in 2009 to unveil HasOffers, the first software as a service for performance marketers. As CEO, Peter took TUNE’s first mobile products to market in 2012, raised $36.4M through two rounds of funding, and recently launched the TUNE Marketing Console, a game-changing product for marketers. With the TUNE Marketing Console, the entire marketing organization now has one unified dashboard, a command center for driving unparalleled results on mobile. With backing from Accel Partners and Icon Ventures, TUNE is recognized as the industry standard technology for marketers responsible for mobile growth, including companies like Starbucks, SuperCell, Uber, EA and others.

Gil Harel
VP, Business Development
A Dynamic international business executive who thrives working in demanding, fast-changing, high growth environment. An entrepreneurial general manager and proven self-starter with business development and operational successes across start-ups and corporate environments. Has extensive experience of over 15 years in the online and mobile industry and had led a successful startup in the mobile local field as a co-founder and executive.
Peter Heinrich
Developer Evangelist, Games
I'm a former game developer and software architect with broad experience shipping entertainment, web, and mobile applications. Now I focus on helping others to create games on iOS and Android (including the Kindle Fire). I write and speak regularly on topics relevant to game programmers and managers, such as web services, A/B testing, analytics, monetization, development frameworks, localization, and optimization.
Karen Hidalgo
Solutions Consultant
Ross Higgins
Director Global User Experience (UX) & Design
Ross Higgins leads Newegg's global design and user experience. He and his team are responsible for defining the way users interact with the U.S. tech-focused e-retailer, and for designing the web, mobile and app user interfaces. A strong advocate for user experience within Newegg, Ross constantly evangelizes a user-centric design that employs modern techniques for data analysis and user testing.

Prior to joining Newegg, Ross was a freelance web designer/developer, an instructor in the Web Design program at the Art Institute of California and a senior front-end web developer at Fox Broadcasting, where he built and managed and mini sites for the network's TV shows. Ross also was a graphic web team lead and UX designer at ESRI, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software.
Jerry Hum
Co-Founder & CEO
Touch of Modern
Jerry Hum is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Touch of Modern, the curated, online shopping destination for men to discover unexpected products, fashion brands and accessories to elevate their lifestyle. Jerry and his three co-founders started the company in 2012 as a place to showcase one-of-a-kind, in-season products from well-known brands and up-and-coming designers that men can’t easily find in mainstream retailers or at better prices. Today, the site is one of the most popular men’s lifestyle destinations, with more than seven million registered customers and $100 million in annual run rate.
Rima Huq
eCommerce Product Manager
Crate & Barrel
Rima is responsible for the online checkout, gift registry, andcustomer service experiences for Crate and Barrel and its sister brands: CB2and Land of Nod. She is passionate about Agile development and providing thebest omnichannel customer experience.
Aki Iida
Head of Mobile
As head of Zappos Mobile, Aki leads the design, development and execution of all mobile technology products.  Aki has been part of Zappos since its infancy, having played a large role from developing the fulfillment center software to many of the website projects and innovative features.  Prior to Zappos, Aki worked at LinkExchange and Microsoft and lived in many parts of the world.
Jheel Jawharkar
Sr. Mobile Product Manager
Experienced Product Manager with a unique blend of expertise in mobile and online product development, financial services, CPG and eCommerce. My passion is building great products but more importantly amazing teams. Work is personal and the best part of any job is working with great people.
Brenna Johnson
Senior Principal Product Strategist
Oracle Commerce
For the last decade, Brenna has worked on delivering eCommerce products and strategies to Top 500 companies. Focused on both B2C and B2B organizations, Brenna works hand-in-hand with Oracle customers to understand their needs, evaluate their opportunity in the market, and put competitive mobile-first strategies in to place. While primarily focused on Commerce, Brenna also works on how best to integrate many other technologies in to the customer experience, including marketing, social, sales and service. Brenna has been with Oracle for five years, arriving as part of the Endeca acquisition.
John Johnston
Director, Digital Marketing
As the Director, Digital Marketing, I am responsible for all digital marketing activities for the N.A. hub and supporting digital marketing activities for the Latin America hub of Volvo Construction Equipment. This includes all eMail, Internet, Extranet, Survey, and social media activities, as well as CRM management for the marketing and sales team.
Shiv Kamal
Senior Growth & Analytics Manager
Shiv Kamal is the Senior Growth & Analytics Manager at, a web and mobile product development firm based in Toronto with clients including Uniqlo and Aldo. Through Shiv's work in developing B2B strategies, he has helped to attract new enterprise and retail customers to Rangle. He has been covering the digital retail space for over 5 years and has an in depth understanding of retail product strategies for mobile payments, app analytics and the future of mobile shopping.

Gary Kazmer
GM, Global eCommerce
I am a senior executive with C-level experience in CPG, retail, online, e-commerce, omnichannel and catalog spaces. I aspire to take complex Digital Marketing opportunities to engage with customers using multi-contact strategies (online, mobile, social etc) and break them down into simple manageable goals. I create the vision, the team outlines the strategy and we execute our plan.
Abdul Khan
Sr. Director, eCommerce
Office Depot
Accomplished eCommerce leader with a track record of accomplishment with leading product strategy and engineering delivery organizations. Over ten years of management experience in Digital (eCommerce B2C, B2B), Retail and Financial services industries.
Abhi Khariwal
Digital Product Manager
The Home Depot
Self-driven professional with 13+ years in Retail consulting , specializing in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Mobile, Multi-channel, Merchandising and Pricing. Experience in driving business initiatives, creating business cases and pro-active proposal for improving business, cost and process. Target and achievement oriented with ability to take up challenges and work in changing environment.
Michael Klein
Director, Retail Industry- Strategy and Marketing
Michael Klein is the Head of Industry Strategy - Retail for Adobe Systems. He leads a team of subject matter experts who work with Adobe’s global commerce clients to help them develop best-in-class digital marketing strategies. Michael is a thought leader is global commerce, and was early to the digital travel industry having led the partnership for LVMH with Virtuoso in 2000-2001. He joined Adobe through the Omniture acquisition in 2009. Prior to that, Michael spent over 25 years as a Senior Merchant and Marketer for brands such as the LVMH Group (, William-Sonoma, Harry & David, Discovery Channel Stores, and
Adam Kmiec
Sr. Director, Mobile, Social, Content & Performance Marketing
Adam is currently the Sr. Director, Mobile, Social, Content & Performance Marketing at Walgreens. In this role he is responsible for leading, defining and executing the company's mobile, social and content strategy, in addition to driving the organization's approach in SEO, SEM and Affiliate marketing. His role spans across the entire Walgreens brand portfolio, including Duane Reade and the businesses.
Charlie Koch
Program Manager, Mobile Apps
I strive to bring a user-centered perspective to experiences we create, through user research, experience mapping, and design, ensuring we reach people in the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. I’m passionate about technology and it’s ever-evolving role in our lives and aspire to deliver truly innovative and delightful experiences for people. I live for adventure, a good challenge, and spending time with great people, because life is too short for anything else.
Elizabeth Krause
VP, Global eBusiness
From Jaguar to Oakley to mophie, I have helped to develop and foster digital consumer engagement and loyalty for major organizations through a commitment to business objectives, consumer insight, technology identification and implementation, and effective activation in all media types.
Wilson Kriegel

Currently CBDO & GM of PicsArt, fastest growing communityof creatives and creative images. Enabling anyone with a mobile device to useour suite of creatives tools to create, co-create, expression & share,discover, socialize, learn and be inspired. "One of the Best Apps of 2014& 2015 by Google Play"

Momchil Kyurkchiev
CEO and Co-founder

Momchil Kyurkchiev is the CEO and co-founder of Leanplum, the leader in mobile marketing automation. Leanplum combines personalized messaging, A/B testing,and analytics to shape meaningful experiences for mobile users — at scale. Momchil co-founded Leanplum in 2012, graduating from Techstars Seattle. Before founding Leanplum, Momchil spent five years as a lead engineer at Google optimizing video ads. There, he realized the opportunity to reinvent marketing for the mobile world.

Momchil has spoken at top industry conferences, such as Mobile Shopping Summit, eTail Asia,and Mobile Apps Unlocked. Leanplum has also been recognized as a leader by VentureBeat's GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown and Developer Week’s Top Innovator in App Testing. Both Momchil and Leanplum are considered experts in mobile app marketing, sought after for opinions on the evolving digital relationship between brands and consumers, and the future of marketing in a connected world.

Leanplum is trusted by top brands like Expedia, Tesco, and Lyft, and has received $17MM in funding from top-tier VCs like Kleiner Perkins and Shasta Ventures. Discover more at


Steven Laff
Magic Beans
Steven Laff heads up online technology for Magic Beans, a very high support family-owned baby gear and toy retailor with six stores in the Boston area. 

As a smaller concern that competes with much larger and publically traded competitors, Magic Beans cannot afford to make mistakes in its technology investments. Like most SMB companies, they have to get it right the first time, or be pretty darn close.

One of those investments was to fully commit to being a very early adopter of 100% Responsive Web Design (RWD) almost five years ago. Thankfully this tuned out to be a very wise decision. Since then they’ve been concentrating on developing performance technologies to help overcome some the inherent downsides of RWD including mobile telco performance acceleration.

Steven is also the founder of the award-winning web development and marketing agency “A Far Site Better.”  He holds the patent for the “realZOOM technology” seen on thousands of ecommerce sites when shoppers place their mouse over a product image and a “zoomed-in close-up view” of the item instantly pops up for a better view.

Laff is a regular technology contributor for the Fox Business Radio network and has been featured on the CBS television’s national news, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and numerous industry publications.

Jaclyn Ling
Director, Retail
Jaclyn Ling is director of fashion & retail services at Kik, where she works with major brands and retailers to build experiences for Gen Z. Prior to joining Kik, she was cofounder and CEO of Blynk, a personal fashion app that was acquired by Kik in December 2015. Jaclyn graduated from McGill University where she studied finance and entrepreneurship.
Nathan Liu
VP, eCommerce
Pacific Sunwear
Oversee Merchandise Planning function for entire company, including both genders across three channels; 650 stores + ecommerce. Lead team of 20 direct reports to manage financial plans to support the company’s merchandising strategies. Key responsibilities included: pre-season category and assortment planning, in-season pricing and promotional activities and cross channel inventory management.
Nitin Mangtani
Founder & CEO
Nitin Mangtani is Founder & CEO of PredictSpring, an innovative mobile platform that powers Omni-Channel experiences for brands and retailers. Nitin is a former Googler and visionary behind Google Shopping product. Nitin led the Google Shopping team for 7+ years and helped scale the platform to hundreds of thousands of retailers worldwide. Prior to joining Google, Nitin was a founding member of data infrastructure group at BEA from 2001-2006. BEA was the leader in application platform market and was later acquired by Oracle for $8.5 billion, one of the biggest acquisitions in enterprise platform space.
Dan Marchese
Director, Mobile
Viator (a TripAdvisor company)
Creative marketing & product leader with GM skills. Deep experience in the development, marketing and operations of innovative digital products and services; building and managing partnerships; and leading creative development. Customer advocate able to bridge the gap between creative visions and technical capabilities.
Ryan McDonald
Director, Digital Advertising
Real Truck

I'm a former professional online poker player who turned toonline advertising after the three largest poker sites shutdown. I've managedadvertising campaigns on a wide variety of platforms including: Google Adwords,Bing Ads, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo,YouTube and more. I help businesses scale their online advertising whilehitting cost per acquisition targets. I currently manage a seven figure monthlymarketing budget for ecommerce companies in the vehicle aftermarket accessoryspace. 

Clarissa Mercer
Marketing Manager
Cultures For Health
Santiago Merea
Chief Revenue Officer
Originally from Argentina, Merea worked in many different types of organizations: for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, senatorial political campaigns, and the US State Department. Merea’s studies centered around behavioral economics and public opinion research. He is very passionate about product and customer development and he believes that design thinking is changing the way we create products and services and he was one of Fast Company’s 2013 “Who’s Next” list of entrepreneurs.

Twitter handle: @santiagomerea or @yummly
Jim Merk
Director, Brand Marketing
Experienced marketing professional with international expertise in PR, Event Management, Social Media and Content Marketing for tech-focused companies. Specialties: Leveraging PR and Social Media for dramatic increases in Brand exposure and sales.
David Michaels
David Michaels is a tech entrepreneur building eCommerce websites, building brands, filing trademark applications and designing drones. Worked in the areas of patent, trademark, and corporate law for 23 years.
Adam Miller
Mobile Marketing & Analytics Manager
Having spent seven years (and counting) in digital media, mobile user acquisition, and strategy at Razorfish, Brunner, Carat, and [amobee], I've learned so much while working for so many incredible agencies and alongside some amazing brands and start-ups (AstraZeneca, Disney, Expedia, Strava, and too many more to name.) During my time at Tradecraft, I continued to hone my growth, retention, and user acquisition skills to drive adoption of new-to-market mobile, marketplace, and e-commerce products until joining RelayRides in January of 2015.
Lindsay Moore
Vice President of Marketing
Lindsay Moore is currently Vice President of Marketing at Zmags. A thought leader on shoppable content, she creates primary research about online content conversion strategies that drive revenue and meaningful brand engagements. Lindsay previously led the Customer Success team at SeeWhy, now an SAP Company, assisting retailers in optimizing campaigns and maximizing revenue with SeeWhy. As a member of the SeeWhy executive team for nearly four years, she played a key role in the SAP acquisition and growing the base of customers to over 4000 strong in both sales and business development capacities. Lindsay graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from Wellesley College and competes year-round in equestrian jumper competitions.

Daniel Moure
Daniel Moure is chief marketing officer (CMO) of, where he oversees marketing programs, brand management, social media, public relations user experience, content strategy, agency relationships, and corporate sponsorships. During his tenure at PureFormulas, Moure’s leadership has strengthened existing partnerships and developed new ones that have enhanced both the company’s revenue and customer base, including new partnerships with NetSuite and Oracle. In 2014, Moure teamed both marketing and technology departments at PureFormulas to launch a new and improved, in-house designed, featuring state-of-the-art personalization technology.
Prior to joining PureFormulas in 2012, Moure spent a decade at Univision Communications Inc. as VP of Account Management and Interactive Strategies. There he led the development and implementation of multiple award-winning interactive strategies for some of the biggest advertisers in the space. Before Univision, Daniel spent time as marketing manager at (now and regional account manager at Young & Rubicam Latin America, where he serviced clients from some of the world's leading brands, including Colgate-Palmolive, United Airlines, Texaco, Philip Morris, and Kraft.
Throughout his career, Moure has garnered countless awards, including Cannes Lions, Clio, Webby, and Fiap. Having served on some of the most recognized committees and boards in the industry, he currently sits on the CMO Council of the National Retail Federation, an invitation-only global network of marketing executives. He holds a bachelor of arts in communications and psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Chelsea Mueller
Director, eCommerce
Cheaper Than Dirt!
I've overseen eight full website redesigns, four re-platforming projects, three international expansions, and I want everyone to optimize for mobile shopping. I've managed and created targeted marketing content professionally for 14+ years. I specialize in multi-platform ecommerce optimization and personalization with emphasis on email marketing, social media marketing, branding, and organic practices to drive both online sales and KPI for multi-channel merchants.
Dave Myers
John Nguyen
Director, Marketing
Touch of Modern
Glenn Paster
eCommerce Marketing Manager
Potpourri Group
I am a passionate believer and evangelist of social media, digital/direct marketing and demand generation communications campaigns for customer acquisition and retention.
Jill Pauley
Director, Online Marketing
Results-focused leader with a 12-year track record of success driving the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Able to meet deadlines under pressure, lead cross-functional teams, and drive positive change in fast-paced, complex environments. Solid troubleshooting, interpersonal, and follow-through skills. Excels in digital and email marketing.
Jeff Pearson
SVP, eCommerce & Strategy
Experienced executive level retail marketing and e-commerce professional. I've held senior positions and have vast experience at retail, agency and manufacturing organizations focused toward influencing the customer purchase experiences. My most recent work experience is driving the strategy and transformation of operations, marketing, e-commerce and merchandising functions.
Mike Pitone
Director, Digital Product & Experience
Artist and engineer, Mike takes a pragmatic approach to unifying visual design, system interactions and technology. A whole-systems thinker and believer that form follows function, he recognizes the value of stunning visual design and technical innovation, but not at the expense of delivering well-crafted functionality and a meaningful experience.
Nimesh Porbandarwalla
Global Marketing Director, Global Outlet
I am a challenge seeker, problem solver and an entrepreneur who has worked for large corporation and start-ups in diverse industries (High-Tech, CPG and Supply Chain) and in various roles (Product Manager, Brand Manager, Marketing & Logistics Strategist), and have been able to adapt, as well as integrate my experiences to add value to the company’s bottom line. My goal is to always work for demanding and challenging company where every day presents new opportunities and unique problems.
Bob Purcell
100% PURE Cosmetics
110% Ioving 100% PURE as a brand assignment: amazing people and products. Open to a non-profit Board seat.Proven B2C and B2B sales and marketing executive with diverse track record of driving profitable revenue growth from pre-revenue stage to $1.4 billion dollars sales. Including, creating and transforming new industries and categories. Delivered over $64 million EBITDA, annually. Hall of Fame Creative and Search Engine Marketer of The Year. Equally adept with data & creative.
Mukund Ramachandran
VP, Marketing
Mukund leads the Marketing team and is responsible for all go-to-market and marketing functions including brand & corporate marketing, demand generation, product marketing & sales enablement. He has over 15+ years of experience in senior marketing positions in high-growth companies such as Krux, DataXu, Tremor Video and Yahoo!. Mukund holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management, and a Master’s in Management Studies from BITS, Pilani, India.
Marria Rhodriquez
Assistant Vice President, Digital Product Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
Marria is an Assistant Vice President and focuses on digital product strategy for theWells Fargo Virtual Channel team. In her 15-year tenure at Wells Fargo Bank,Marria has worked in technology, marketing, strategy, and digital product management.She holds a degree in Technical Communication from the University of Washingtonand an MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University. In her spare time sheenjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her 6-year old son and husband.
Christy Rogers
Executive Director, eCommerce
Proven eCommerce and marketing executive with 15+ years' experience leading high performing global teams, developing customer oriented online/offline marketing programs and delivering strategic digital B2B and B2C experiences from requirements development through to implementation.
Bob Rosenblatt
Dedicated, decisive, and detail-oriented Professional with proven skills, accomplishments, and experience expanding business and working with business partners in the Global Retail marketplace. Contributed to the growth and profitability of large trendsetting corporations; prepared Tommy Hilfiger for acquisition; and contributed to the seven month long negotiations with Apax Partners. Motivational leader and “hands-on” team contributor that manages multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
John Rospenda
VP, Marketing
Accomplished online marketing strategist with over 20 years progressive success, including 18 years in Internet marketing and technology on both client and vendor sides. Excellent negotiation, creative problem solving and campaign management skills. Marketing program design and execution specialist able to juggle multiple complex projects and develop creative solutions to achieve metrics.
Raj Sawhney
Director, Business Development
Jessica Scheibach
Principal Program Manager, Mobile Apps
I'm a product development lady who loves helping teams build great experiences for their customers wherever they are, and on whatever devices they happen to be using. I prefer using data over opinions when possible, and like to test concepts out early and often. When I have a chance, I love to teach, speak at conferences/meetups, talk mobile, and mentor folks. Feel free to get in touch.
Ashley Serotta
Senior Director, Digital Marketing & eCommerce
Living Proof
Specialties: Product management, product strategy, membership activation/engagement, member acquisition, email marketing, community management, multi-channel marketing, ecommerce, user experience, social media, Agile product management, near shore development, B2C, retail, travel, healthcare, health/beauty.
Shailesh Shukla
VP Marketing and Product
Instart Logic Executive And Retail Client
Shailesh Shukla is Vice President of Products and Strategy for Instart Logic, focused on making application delivery fast, secure, and easy.  Prior to Instart Logic, Shukla was the Vice President and General Manager (VP/GM) of Cisco's Software and Applications Group in the Mobility Business, with a portfolio of software products enabling monetization and optimization across mobile, wireline and web players. He has also served as the VP/GM for Cisco's Core Routing Business.

Prior to joining Cisco, Shukla was part of the management team at two Silicon Valley networking companies: Juniper Networks for three years and Redback Networks for seven years, in a variety of roles including Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Corporate Development.  Previously, he was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver-Wyman) in its communications, information, and entertainment industry practice.  He has also worked at Booz-Allen and Hamilton in a similar capacity.  Before his consulting career, he was at Sprint Corporation (now SprintNextel) as a telecommunications engineer and later as a program manager leading company-wide programs in the areas of intelligent networks and value-added services. 

Shukla holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and also a master’s degree in business administration (SM) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

Matthew Silk
Co-founder & Head of Strategy
As Head of Strategy at Waterfall, which he co-founded,  Matt Silk drives innovative mobile marketing programs for clients serving to increase consumer engagement, generate revenue and expand the brand’s footprint. These marketing programs integrate traditional marketing channels with the new and emerging technologies of today. Silk also represents Waterfall and brands’ interests with industry organizations like TCMI, MMA, CTIA and the DMA. Prior to Waterfall, Matt held senior positions with E*TRADE Financial including Director of Retail Product Management, where he was responsible for web brokerage and core user experience. He began his career at the Wharton Small Business Development Center, where he managed a portfolio of clients and provided one-on-one management consulting to entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region.
Michael Eilers Smith
Lead Mobile Developer and Product Manager
Frank + Oak
Since joining Frank + Oak in 2013, I’ve built the native iOS and Android apps using the best and latest technologies from each platform to create the best mobile shopping experience. I’ve also led efforts in integrating meaningful third-party solutions across channels(mobile/web/retail) to bring automation, personalization and real value to the customer.
David Spitz
Marketing technology exec with success both helping startups achieve predictable growth and publicly-held multinationals innovate and diversify beyond their core businesses.

Cross-functional strategic and operational experience having served as a COO, CMO, head of sales, head of business development, Board director and Board advisor to martech and adtech companies.

Obsessed with working with great people and recruiting, mentoring and motivating exceptional talent
Oliver Tan
Oliver Tan is Co-founder and CEO at Visenze, a machine intelligence company providing visual search and image recognition solutions to e-commerce businesses, image libraries and content publishers. Prior to this role, he led business development in a security startup until its successful exit, as well as various other VC, M&A and Corp Dev roles.
Lance Thornswood
Sr. Director, Omnichannel
JC Penney
Lance is highly experienced in technology innovation, brand marketing, and analytics-driven strategies; a creative innovator in design thinking, aesthetics and high-impact execution; and a visionary leader of start-up and turnaround business operations for several global brands. He spent 12 years working with Target, first as the Creative Director on the agency side, then in-house as the first leader of Target’s Interactive Marketing department, later launching Target India Marketing and Target’s Global Photography operation
Dave Walters
North America Sales Leader, Customer Engagement Solutions
IBM Marketing Solutions
Dave Walters is a 20-year digital marketing veteran with a career split almost equally among Fortune 50 corporations, Top 5 interactive agencies and, most recently, the technology start-up world. As the final businessperson before IT, he typically sits at the intersection of business need and technical build—most often with a marketing-driven view of the world. As a product evangelist, Dave works hands-on with Silverpop customers to sharpen their marketing strategies and architect technology solutions that solve business problems. He most often works with cross-functional stakeholders to bridge the organizational gaps between marketing, IT, operations and executive management.
Eli Weiss
Chief Mobile Strategist
B&H Photo
Eli is passionate about mobile technology and how consumers use mobile devices to shop. He has helped spearhead a tremendous mobile commerce program at B&H, keeping up with the changing ways consumers use the Internet. The iPad app Eli and his colleagues at B&H developed is especially effective, helpful and delightful. Eli is very savvy when it comes to mobile strategy.
Meredith Wollman
Manager, Customer Marketing
Over 25 years coaching teams to achieve accelerated growth by building and sustaining relationships to drive revenue, increase market share, and develop brand awareness across digital platforms. Experienced with both early stage and mature companies across a variety of industries.
Mary Wu
Head of Acquisition Marketing
Data-driven, results-oriented problem solver. Experience in cross-channel performance with focus on LTV and ROI. Managed global marketing budget of +$100MM. Strong analytical skills and ability to take holistic view.
Aaron Zagha
Head of eCommerce, International
Responsible for Teleflora's eCommerce activities outside the US (primarily Australia/New Zealand/UK), including and 1,200 white label sites for local florists. Oversee online marketing including SEO, SEM, email, display and new media; UI/UX, analytics and web development.