Mobile Shopping 2017

October 24-October 26, 2017

Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, CA

1 888.482.6012

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Greg Ashton
Greg Ashton
Sr. Director
eTail & Mobile Shopping

Greg Ashton is a Senior Director at Worldwide Business Research, a company that develops annual B2B conferences to educate, support and connect the leadership of the world's core industries. Since 2012, Greg has been passionately leading and growing WBR’s flagship brands, including eTail West, eTail Europe & Mobile Shopping.

Mario Ciabarra
Mario Ciabarra
Quantum Metric

Mario is a 4x successful entrepreneur with previous exits in Enterprise APM and Mobile App spaces. Lobbying congress in 2009 for fair competition against Apple’s walled garden, Mario initiated the effort with EFF to successfully ensure a Library of Congress DMCA exemption for “jailbreak” for iOS devices and lead the most successful company in the alternative iPhone app market. In 2011, Mario founded Quantum Metric, a digital customer experience and analytics platform, competing with products like IBM’s Tealeaf. Under Mario’s leadership, Quantum Metric has seen rapid adoption from Fortune 500 eCommerce and financial services companies. By 2017, Quantum Metric’s machine intelligence engine was monitoring over $20B of eCommerce and had discovered over $200M of revenue recovery for enterprises. Mario lives in Colorado with his wife and 3 little mini-hackers. Mario holds a BS from Penn State.

Nabarupa  Banerjee 
Nabarupa Banerjee 
Head of Product

Nabarupa's mission is simple - to be a student of the world's most amazing profession - product management. She realizes that being an amazing product manager is not about product delivery at is about delivering the right product. Nabarupa has helped evolve rapidly and make magic happen. Operating like a little start-up within one of the world's largest retail companies, her team is part of @walmartlabs and, with amazing technology strides, are on track to become the #1 online wholesale club retailer.

Beth Monda
Beth Monda
VP, eCommerce

Beth Monda is responsible for leading and executing the ecommerce vision and operations for, the world’s leading floral service provider.  In her current role, Monda oversees Teleflora’s online and offline marketing strategy, partnership management, UX, merchandising, analytics and site operations.  Among her many achievements since joining the company in 2015 is spearheading the rollout of Teleflora’s new industry leading ecommerce platform, in partnership with Oracle. Formerly, Monda held a variety of senior executive roles specializing in marketing, ecommerce and CRM at some of the top global fashion brands including BCBGMaxAzria, Lucky Brand Jeans and Coach, Inc. She has an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Gary Penn
Gary Penn
VP, Digital & eCommerce

Accomplished leader in global e-Commerce – real-world experience directing budget P&L, program management, omnichannel operations, e-business platform implementations, IT integration, web strategy with international complexity, user experience, merchandising, mobile, social and digital marketing as well as domains and infrastructure. Communicates effectively with C-level management. Acute understanding of the online space.

Ross Higgins
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.

Elaine  Chiang
Elaine Chiang
Director, Growth Marketing

Elaine is responsible for Digital Marketing, Digital Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Digital Direct Response

Neeraj Tolmare
Neeraj Tolmare
VP-Head of Digital Transformation & IT Applications, Digital Customer Experiences

Neeraj Tolmare currently serves as VP and Head of the digital transformation and IT applications at HP Inc. Neeraj has 20+ years of experience in the technology industry and is known for leading large end-to-end digital transformation programs across marketing, CRM, sales operations, Omni channel commerce and Customer Support. Neeraj has successfully led the HP IT application organization through one of the worlds largest separations and leads the Transition Service Agreement exit program.

Recognized for operational excellence, digital innovation and driving results based organizational culture, Neeraj has held leadership roles at various technology companies such as HP, Cisco, Palm and Infosys. He is a featured speaker on a variety of business and technology topics such as digitization of the enterprise, organizational change, agile application development and a culture of outside-in thinking.

Sharon  Knitter
Sharon Knitter
Director, Integrated Retail

I am a senior-level mobile, product management and strategy executive with a track record of developing products that drive business results through customer insights, advertising programs and interactive products. 

Avantika  Agrawal
Avantika Agrawal
Sr. Product Manager, Growth

Avantika is currently a Product Manager on the Growth team at Pinterest. She formerly led mobile product development and subscriber growth initiatives at Birchbox. With over 1 million subscribers and a global presence in 6 countries, Birchbox is a beauty subscription e-Commerce business that delivers five personalized beauty samples each month. Prior to Birchbox, she was an Analytical Lead at Google and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. When not geeking out over the latest mobile apps and tech news, she also loves yoga, scuba diving and exploring Central Park with her Puerto Rican rescue dog, Tessa.

Ken Au
Ken Au
Director, eCommerce Operations
Abt Electronics

Ken Au is the Director of eCommerce for Abt Electronics, the country's largest independent, single-location retailer of consumer electronics, appliances and home goods. During the course of his twenty years at Abt, Ken has acquired a wealth of retail experience, ranging from customer service to sales and management, which he regularly calls upon in his current role. Ken joined the eCommerce team to help bring Abt's award-winning in-store experience to online shoppers. He and his team continue to focus on advancing online merchandising, user engagement, and conversion optimization.

Alex Austin
Alex Austin
Co-Founder & CEO

Alex Austin is the CEO and co-founder of Branch, the leading mobile linking company that seamlessly connects brands with their app users across all channels. Alex founded Branch in 2014 with three other co-founders while attending the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Branch was born from the challenges the co-founders faced as they struggled to maintain the growth of the previous venture, Kindred Prints, a mobile photobook printing app. Alex built the first deep linking SDK to connect their app with end users more easily. Branch has since evolved into a robust mobile linking platform with cross-channel solutions for businesses of all sizes to drive app installs and user engagement.

Veronica Pinchin
Veronica Pinchin
Director, Product Management

Veronica is a Product Manager at Mixpanel, where she leads the Machine Learning and People Analytics teams. Prior to Mixpanel, Veronica was a Product Manager at Google on the Health Search team, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and worked at and National Instruments in a variety of technical marketing and product roles.

Veronica holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she served as Co-President of the TechMedia Club, and Marketing Director for the Cyberposium technology conference. Veronica earned her BEng in Software Engineering from McGill University. She also serves as the Co-chair of the NextGen Advisory Board at the Computer History Museum in Palo Alto, CA.

Kris Hamrick
Kris Hamrick
Business Unit Executive, Watson Commerce

Kris Hamrick is a Business Unit Executive in the Watson Customer Engagement business unit at IBM. He's been selling enterprise SaaS, marketing, and professional services in the commerce space for the past 15+ years. When not thinking about eCommerce, he can often be found riding his bike in the streets of San Francisco or relaxing with his family.

Shirin  Deshpande
Shirin Deshpande
Product Analytics Lead

Shirin Deshpande has been leading Product Analytics at Poshmark. She has experience in product and business analytics. Prior to joining Poshmark, she was a business consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Retail, Supply chain and Financial services sectors. Electrical engineer by education, she has also had her own ventures in Computer Vision and Education.

Momchil Kyurkchiev
Momchil Kyurkchiev
Co-Founder & CEO

Momchil Kyurkchiev is a leading expert in mobile marketing and the CEO and co-founder of Leanplum, a rapidly growing startup company with offices in San Francisco, New York, London, and Bulgaria.

Momchil started his career at Google where he spent five years as a software engineer. At Google, he launched multiple quality improvements to YouTube’s ranking algorithms, which resulted in millions of dollars in additional revenue. He also built some of the core A/B testing infrastructure for featured video ads.

After leaving Google, Momchil co-founded Leanplum, the leading platform for mobile marketing automation that empowers marketers to build meaningful relationships with their customers via mobile apps. As the CEO of Leanplum, Momchil raised $46M in funding from top-tier VCs like Canaan Partners, Kleiner Perkins and Shasta Ventures, and won VentureBeat’s GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown, which showcased the most promising startups in the marketing tech space. Leanplum’s customers include Lyft, Tinder, and Macy’s.

Momchil has a M.S. in Software Engineering & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael  Wyant
Michael Wyant
Director, Consumer Technology
Papa John's

Michael is Director of Enterprise Data & Analytics at Papa John’s. He is partnering with Leanplum for mobile strategy.

Ian  Khan
Ian Khan
Technology Futurist, 3x TEDx Speaker
Independent Expert

Ian Khan is a technology leader, focused on helping other organizations create unlimited value through multiple avenues and create positive business outcomes.

He speaks about complex topics in simple terms, and works to always help simplify the complexity around technology—not the technology itself. Ian believes that technology overall can be used to solve many problems that are faced by the world and we need to work together with a new 3.0 mindset to solve these problems.

Ian’s book, "Meaningful Conversations" , helps understand the idea of value creation from a fresh new perspective that is relatable and actionable.

Ajay Kapur
Ajay Kapur
CEO and Co-Founder

Ajay has been involved with mobile since 2002, when he left his job investing in startups to write apps for the first smartphones. The mobile companies he founded have created apps downloaded by tens of millions of users and have generated billions of page views. He grew up in SF Bay Area and earned an MBA from Stanford and bachelor’s degrees in physics and CS from UC Berkeley.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

Results-oriented, passionate executive with unique experience in digital and performance marketing, product development, growth strategy and matrix responsibility for P&L. Proven track record of success in rapidly scaling user acquisition and revenue streams, leading sales and business development teams, negotiating strategic deals and managing critical partnerships in both large organizations and entrepreneurial environments.

John  Johnston
John Johnston
Director, Digital Marketing

As the Director of Digital Marketing for Volvo, John is 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.

Previously, As the eBusiness Marketing Manager, John was responsible for all online marketing activities for the N.A. region of Volvo Construction Equipment.

Adam Miller
Adam Miller
Sr. Manager, Mobile Marketing, Growth & Analytics
Turo, Inc.

Adam joined Turo in January 2015 and has spent nearly a decade in digital branding, user acquisition, growth, and analytics. Previously, he focused on healthcare clients (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca) while at Publicis-owned agency Razorfish and began his involvement in the travel industry at Carat in San Francisco. There he managed user acquisition and new attraction launches for Disneyland and California Adventure as part of the Disney Parks & Resorts team, after which he transitioned to mobile marketing and acquisition, focusing on Expedia.

Doug Riches
Doug Riches
Group Director of Architecture & Innovation

Doug is Group Director of Architecture & Innovation at Rangle, a leading product firm specializing in JavaScript that helps retailers create effective customer experiences through web and mobile applications. With extensive knowledge building analytics-driven user experiences, Doug creates scalable software for leading retail companies. He has worked with Aldo, Progressive Insurance, Adidas, Moen USA, Hyatt Hotels, Dell, Rolex, Best Buy, Panasonic, Citi Bank and NASA.

Ryan Hofmann
Ryan Hofmann
Vice President, Strategic Marketing Solutions

As VP of Strategic Marketing Solutions, Ryan leverages data and analytics to gain valuable insights and target profitable customer segments for Listrak. His extensive experience in the eCommerce industry includes roles as Director of Retail Industries, Director of Strategic Services and Chief Marketing Officer for both domestic and international entities. He is a graduate of the University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business.

Krista Deshayes
Krista Deshayes
VP, Marketing
The Saatva Company

Krista has been building websites and establishing complex digital marketing strategies for over a decade. This road led her to Saatva, where she is excited to be a part of the phenomenal growth of this company as they add to their family of brands. Krista is passionate about data driven marketing and staying ahead of digital trends to maintain growth.

Jamie Braxton
Jamie Braxton
Marketing Manager
US Mattress

Jamie Braxton is a Marketing Manager at US Mattress, where he is creating and launching the company's first customer rewards program to help increase sales and customer retention—currently 30% of all customers are creating accounts! Jamie has previously established some cost effective methods that increased overall SEO results for the online marketplace, and oversees daily management of 4 online stores SEM and SEO methods and strategies.

Gregory  Samson
Gregory Samson
VP, Marketing & Business Development

Greg is VP of Marketing at Cheapair, a disruptive online travel agency.

Brad  Wilson
Brad Wilson
Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing
Robbins Brothers

Brad has experience with Mobile App Conception, Development, Integration and Market Release, Mobile Commerce and Payments, Social Media, Campaign Strategy, Market Analysis and Customer Feedback

Steven Laff
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 Massachusetts and Connecticut. As a smaller concern that competes with much larger and publically traded competitors, one of which declared Chapter 11 and another shuttered just last month. 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 commit 100% to Responsive Web Design (RWD) over six years ago. Thankfully this turned out to be a wise decision. Since then they’ve been concentrating on developing and implementing performance technologies including mobile performance acceleration and dynamic image creation for mobile delivery from the CDN’s edge. Laff 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.

Jonathan  Lacoste
Jonathan Lacoste
President & Co-founder

Jonathan Lacoste is an award-winning entrepreneur and writer. Jonathan is the co-founder and President of Jebbit, the world’s first declared data platform, which he co-founded as an undergraduate student at Boston College in 2011. Since launching the company, Jonathan has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 and Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40, was the Emerging Executive of the Year in the state of Massachusetts, and is considered the youngest entrepreneur to raise venture capital, at age 19. Jonathan pens “The CMO Corner” column for Inc Magazine, sharing marketing-tech trends and tips from CMOs in various fields. In his spare time, Jonathan is an avid marathoner, having run 17 to date.

Kelan  Reismeier
Kelan Reismeier
Marketing Manager
eBay Marketplaces

Kelan Reismeier is a Marketing Manager focused on integrated marketing strategy in an ever-changing commerce landscape. After getting his marketing degree from Temple University and gaining experience in retail and CPG sales management, Kelan received his MBA from Drexel University. Kelan then made the move from Philadelphia to San Francisco to begin his marketing career with eBay, where he has been able to do meaningful work that has a tangible impact on the lives of individuals all over the world. In his free time, Kelan enjoys traveling – he recently spent time in Florence and Panama City and has upcoming plans to visit Taipei and Kyoto.

Robert Muzingo
Robert Muzingo
Director, eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Joe’s Jeans

Robert Muzingo is the Director of Ecommerce and Online Marketing for Joe’s Jeans. At JOE’S he is responsible for digital commerce through conversion optimization, website development, user experience design, site operations, site merchandising, online marketing, customer service, logistics and the implementation of emerging technology enhancements for

Robert has a proven track record for developing revenue-driving strategies with over a 15 years of experience in ecommerce sales, digital marketing strategies, optimization of on-site behavioral interactive content including video, and operations across B2C organizations.

Andrea  Frechette
Andrea Frechette
Digital and Publishing Lead
Saban Brands

Andrea Frechette has been working in the video game industry for 18 years in a variety of product marketing, production and leadership roles. Most recently, Andrea was the Head of Product & Marketing for Interactive games & apps at DreamWorks Animation, covering both product development and marketing lifecycles for mobile, VR and console games. Andrea holds a BS from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Marketing Emphasis.

Hrishi  Talwar
Hrishi Talwar
Vice President, Digital Identity and Mobile Products

Hrishi Talwar is the Vice President for Digital Identity and Mobile Products at Equifax. In this role, he is responsible for the overall product strategy and execution of innovative Omni-channel solutions that leverage the extensive Equifax and partner data ecosystems to help improve identity authentication, customer acquisition, retention and channel profitability for business clients and the end consumer. Hrishi is a frequent speaker at conferences talking about the value of consumer experience, the key overlap of identity with consumer experience and the net positive impact to organizations that figure out best practices around using this overlap effectively. 

Beau  Cowan
Beau Cowan
Enterprise Sales Executive

Beau is a sales professional committed to promoting emerging technology and helping clients succeed.

Ryan  Edmundowicz
Ryan Edmundowicz
Enterprise Sales Executive

Ryan is an Enterprise Sales Executive at Leanplum

Morgan Chemij
Morgan Chemij
Director, Marketing & CRM North America
Hewlett Packard

Morgan Chemij serves as Director of North American marketing at HPI where he oversees demand gen and CRM programs inclusive of email, print, search, display and affiliates.   Prior to that he oversaw ecommerce marketing at FTD brands before which he spend many years agency side at iCrossing and Wunderman creating best-in-class search and digital innovations for the likes of American Express, American Airlines, Disney, FedEx, Citibank, Land Rover and countless others.

Monal Patel
Monal Patel

At Unbxd, Monal helps eCommerce companies solve their problems and create growth by providing new and better approaches to decision making. Monal has 15+ years of experience in the software & retail industry and is a seasoned speaker at major eCommerce events like Etail West,  Mivacon,  Fashion Digital,  Etail East etc.

Richard  Hesky
Richard Hesky
One Stop Equine Shop

College graduate with a degree in communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, with a track record of success in both office and customer service situations. A positive outlook and work ethic with a history of strong job performance. Excels in both self-directed and team environments. A quick learner and dependable multi-tasker. Strong critical thinking and creative problem solving skills honed and tested in a wide variety of work environments. Skilled in the use of all typical office computer applications (both Mac and Windows platforms) and in a variety of Internet applications and communications vehicles.

Jean-Michel Boujon
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.

Aaron Zagha
Aaron Zagha
Sr. Director, International eCommerce

Aaron Zagha is currently the head of eCommerce for Teleflora’s international operations. Outside the US, Teleflora hosts 2,000 white label sites on behalf of local florists and a number of direct to consumer sites in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Aaron is responsible for all aspects of online marketing, UX, UI and merchandising. Aaron also currently serves on the board of Westside Analytics, an online data mining firm providing investment research to hedge funds and competitive analysis to corporate clients. Prior to joining Teleflora, Aaron was a co-founder and COO of, the social shopping and rebate site.

Nancy Hua
Nancy Hua

Nancy is the CEO and co-founder of Apptimize, a mobile A/B testing and deployment company that lets top apps like the Wall Street Journal, and Trulia increase mobile revenue and accelerate product development. In 2015, Nancy’s leadership at Apptimize earned her a spot in the Forbes “30 Under 30”. Ms. Hua is a world-class expert in algorithmic trading and electronic exchanges. She led the GETCO (now KCG Holdings) Fixed Income Quantitative Strategies team in NYC and Chicago. She was captain of the fencing team at MIT. She studied math with CS at MIT.

Helen  Pan
Helen Pan
Director, Customer Experience & Loyalty

Helen is the Director of Loyalty Marketing and Customer Experience at Boxed. She started at Boxed in 2015, managing paid media, primarily on digital channels, for both acquisition and retention efforts. Prior to Boxed, she led Partnerships and Marketing at Bow & Drape, an early-stage start-up in the retail e-commerce industry. Helen has six years of finance experience and graduated from Harvard College.

Lindsay  Soergel
Lindsay Soergel
General Manager, Mobile and eCommerce

Lindsay Soergel is an industry leader in defining and delivering consistent, integrated, well-branded experiences across retail channels and consumer touch points. With 25 years of experience rethinking business processes from the consumer inward and with a particular focus on the digital domain, Lindsay’s teams have delivered mobile, Web and physical channel technology innovations for multiple Fortune class enterprises.

At Equifax, she leads the business unit that is focused on leveraging the extensive Equifax data ecosystem to help remove friction from cross-channel consumer-to-business connections while improving customer acquisition, retention and channel profitability for business clients.

Ramesh  Swamy
Ramesh Swamy

Rames currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Operations & Strategy at Curacao, a consumer and retail company focused on Hispanic / Latino communities. As EVP, Operations & STrategy, he report directlys to the founder and Chief Executive Officer and is focused on driving bottom-line profitability for the company.

Prior to this role, Ramesh served as the U.S. Retail & Distribution Leader at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP. While in this role, he led multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional results for some of the world’s most prominent consumer companies. He has experience managing turnarounds, strategic transformations involving many areas of an organization and operational performance improvement, and has also served as an expert in major litigations.

Ramesh currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles, where he has help leadership roles on various sub-committees and had a tremendous impact. He is a nationally recognized business leader and a widely sought-after conference keynote speaker, author and media spokesperson. He has been quoted around the world in hundreds of major publications including The Associated Press, Bloomberg, Forbes, Reuters and The Washington Post, among others. He has also appeared nationally on TV (CNBC Closing Bell & Street Signs, NBC Nightly News) and radio (NPR, ABC, AP) and in industry webinars viewed live by over 2,000 executives at a time.

Ramesh has received a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, CPA (California), CPA (Canada), Series 79 & 63 (inactive) and Executive Education in Project Management, Retail Strategy & Management and Leadership.

Angel Singh
Angel Singh
Director, Product Analytics and Optimization, Product Management

Angel Doran is the Director of Product Management-Product Analytics and Optimization at Sephora, where she is leading a team to create innovative analytics and data solutions to support Sephora’s omni-channels. Sephora is  a major retail innovator, and her  team leads the development and evolution of Sephora’s measurement and ensures data integrity across Sephora’s platforms and systems.   She has an extensive track record of planning and analyzing customer, cross-channel marketing, digital strategies and robust data driven projects to optimize customer experience and drive conversion.

Follow Angel on Twitter @TrendyGeek

Karyn  Garske
Karyn Garske
Manager, Product Management for Mobile App

Karyn drives the product strategy for omnichannel experiences and customer communication within the Macy’s mobile application. Prior to Macy’s, Karyn launched a new analytics platform for Managed Markets as a consultant with LeapFrogRx.

Michael  Tetzlaff
Michael Tetzlaff
Director, Product (eFlorist)

Michael’s specialties include Product Management, UI/UX Designs, Responsive Web Design, Mobile First Web Strategy, Web Design,HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Graphic Design and Web Marketing.

Goldie Viegas
Goldie Viegas
Sr. Mobile Manager, VF Digital Lab
VF Corporation

Over 6 years of digital marketing experience - specifically mobile marketing, mobile & tablet apps, mobile web, social media, websites & email. Experience with writing, designing & publishing - mobile & web content, mobile & web ad campaigns, social & blog posts, videos, email campaigns, marketing materials, online press releases & investor presentations.

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes
CEO & Founder
Plush Beds

Michael Hughes is an experienced entrepreneur with a track record that extends over 25 years in both e-commerce and offline direct selling. It’s Michael’s commitment to excellence in craftsmanship and to a superior customer experience that has driven PlushBeds to become one of America’s largest online retailers of natural latex mattresses that are as affordable as they are indulgent. In 2011, Michael founded the Natural Latex Company, a 50,000sf manufacturing facility in Moorpark, CA which has become one of America’s largest providers of certified organic latex. Prior to PlushBeds, Michael was a Senior Vice President with a subsidiary of Citigroup.

Jaime  DeLanghe
Jaime DeLanghe
Group Product Manager

As a Product Manager at Etsy, Jaime has worked on search, browse, product pages, shop pages, operational development, foundational policy changes and internal tools management. Jaime is especially interested in integrated search products and improving discoverability. She is a strong advocate for simple solution, and is deeply interested in scaling complex, multivariable systems elegantly.

Matt  Silk
Matt Silk
Head of Strategy
Upland Software

As Head of Retail and Restaurant Strategy at Upland Mobile Messaging, Matt Silk drives innovative mobile marketing programs for brands 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. Prior to Upland Mobile Messaging, Matt co-founded Waterfall, which was acquired by Upland in 2017.  Matt has also 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.

Greg Fox
Greg Fox
Gas Buddy

Greg Fox is a Sales and Business Development executive with over 23 years of direct sales and management experience, 15 within the Advertising and Media industries. He has had extensive experience creating and selling diverse and compelling advertising and digital media products to VP and CMO level executives at major US Brands, Agencies and Companies.

Ahmed Elemam
Ahmed Elemam
Head of Special Projects

Ahmed Elemam is a Senior Digital Marketer at WestJet where he overlooks channel management, analytics, customer segmentation and the Adobe “premium” Marketing Cloud. Prior to this role, Ahmed led in 2010, one of the top online destination niche tour operators, which was later sold in 2013. During his time at Tour Egypt, Ahmed had assembled a team of 35 employees with a heavy focus on digital optimization. Ahmed was selected as one of the top 3 MBA students for Air Canada’s leadership program where he went on to become manager of Air Canada’s top product “Rapidair”. Ahmed holds a BA in economics and an MBA from McMaster University. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada.

Jeff Ulrich
Jeff Ulrich
Sr. Manager, Digital Innovation & Mobile App
United Airlines

Jeff is a creative, techno savvy, motivated individual with extensive Innovation, Mobile Application, Project Management, Customer Self Service, and Operations experience. His strong ability to liaise between Technology and Business groups helps to build consensus through a collaborative work style. He has had extensive experience creating and expanding the eCommerce channel through mobile devices, delivering innovative customer service enhancements while meeting business-focused goals.

Tommy Lamb
Tommy Lamb
Director, Loyalty & Retention

Seasoned acquisition and retention expert, specializing primarily in consumer life-cycle email and loyalty programs. Currently with Teleflora. Focused on driving incremental revenue and engagement with innovative marketing strategies for nearly a decade. He has worked within commercial real-estate, fashion, beauty, and now gifting.

Initially in B2C & B2B marketing for shopping mall developer, Gilad Inc. for 5 years, Tommy narrowed his focus and joined Lucky Jeans for 2 years under ecommerce marketing. From there he worked at BCBG Max Azria in the same capacity as Marketing Manager, before moving into the pure-play scene with DermStore as Senior Marketing Manager. As of February 2016, Tommy joined the Teleflora team as Director of Retention & Loyalty.

Mike Olson
Mike Olson
VP, Marketing
Fox Rent A Car

Experienced and passionate User Experience and Consumer Conversion leader, speaker, and specialist with an extensive history of getting results for businesses that are measurable and verifiable. Lead and architect results-oriented teams, leveraging skillsets in marketing, UX, design, copy and tech to build and test products for growth. Creative, detail-driven, and proactive.

Rima Huq
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.

Sourav  Bhuyan
Sourav Bhuyan
Sr. User Experience Researcher

Sourav is a senior UX researcher at Zappos. He enjoys exploring strengths, constraints, and applications of research methods to answer business, product, and design research questions. He believes that quality insights can be gathered by complementing research methods and is passionate about understanding the customers’ behaviors and attitudes vis-a-vis engagement, funnel, user journey, and context. In addition to e-commerce and retail, Sourav has worked in the areas of usable privacy, healthcare, and logistics.

Sean  Hosley
Sean Hosley
Head of User Experience

A passionate advocate of high quality customer experience, Sean’s specialities include UX/UI Design, Graphic Design, Branding. Sketch, Zeplin, InVision. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign. Final Cut Pro,Premiere, After Effects. HTML/XHTML, HAML, CSS, SASS, PHP and Wordpress.

Jake  Glimco
Jake Glimco
Marketing Manager
Phoenix Leather Goods

Jake has a passion for digital marketing and an entrepreneurial spirit. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty and dive full force into a project. Specialties include: ecommerce optimization, digital advertising, user experience design, vetting new technologies, email marketing, marketplace optimization, graphic design, and branding.

Mark  Decausmeaker
Mark Decausmeaker
Director, Multichannel Sales
REEDS Jewelers

As the Director of Multi-Channel Sales, Mark deCausmeaker oversees e-Commerce and consumer credit at Reeds Jewelers. Reeds Jewelers operates 73 brick and mortar stores in thirteen states as well as He has over forty years of retail Jewelry experience.

Dan  Newman
Dan Newman
Deputy Creative Director

Daniel Newman is the Deputy Creative Director at NPR. In this role, he helps lead an experienced team of designers to create digital experiences that meet listeners both in the places they are now and the places they will be in the future—including and NPR One. He also co-chaired the 2016 Information Architecture Summit in Atlanta. Prior to joining NPR, Dan managed the Web & Mobile User Experience team at Wolfram ( where he played an integral role in shaping the role of user experience within the company. He holds degrees in sociology and advertising from the University of Illinois.

Kara  Skrip
Kara Skrip
Head Of Customer Facing Product

Kara is a digital product leader seasoned in delighting mobile customers. She managed a major iPad program within a year of their release and has been mobile focused ever since. She is currently improving the mobile shopping flow at ModCloth, where they strive to make every customer feel like the best version of themselves.

Jeff  McDonald
Jeff McDonald
Raw Paws

Jeff is CEO at Raw Paws, a rapidly growing eComm pet food business from Indiana

Peter Heinrich
Peter Heinrich
Developer Evangelist, Games

Peter is a former game developer and software architect with broad experience shipping entertainment, web, and mobile applications. He now focuses on helping others to create games on iOS and Android (including the Kindle Fire). Peter writes and speaks regularly on topics relevant to game programmers and managers, such as web services, A/B testing, analytics, monetization, development frameworks, localization, and optimization.

Donna Bedford
Donna Bedford
Global Digital Lead

Donna Bedford is the Global Digital Lead driving SEO in 40+ countries worldwide as well as managing the strategic planning for Mobile and Digital execution. Under her direction Lenovo won 2013 Best-in-Class Award for search marketing (SEO) at eTail West and was a finalist in Best-in-Class Award for Social at eTail West in 2015 . In addition she was awarded entry in the ClickZ Digital Marketing Hall of Fame in 2013.

Paul Hancox
Paul Hancox
Head of Mobile eCommerce Product and Engineering

A highly versatile ecommerce director with expertise in creating, shaping and driving online product and engineering strategies that optimise connections between brands, products and consumers. Engages stakeholders with compelling pathways that always place the customer first. An empowering leader who brings vision and energy and thrives in delivering measurable and consistent success.

Anton  Dembowski
Anton Dembowski
Sr. Director, Mobile eCommerce Product Management

Anton is currently the Senior Director, Product Portfolio at Beachbody in Santa Monica, CA, focused on launching a new international e-commerce site on Oracle's ATG technology stack, focused on expanding rapidly through successive country launches. Prior to Beachbody, he was a Product Director at Shopzilla in Santa Monica, CA, generating a big data recommendation engine for the Comparison Shipping Engine (CSE).

Anton was previously an Internal Consultant for Edmunds, the automotive data company in Santa Monica, where he acted as a liaison between the automotive data editors and the database system administrators. Before Edmunds, he served as the Tech Director for Look-Look Inc., a boutique market research company in Los Angeles. While there, he delivered research reports and online media campaigns for regional film companies and national S&P 500 firms, and also managed the IT budget and technical teams, and worked with business development staff on custom client requests.

Hilah  Almog
Hilah Almog
Sr. Product Manager

Product leader specializing in innovative and personalized e-commerce experiences. Crafter and chief inventor for Buster Labs in my free time.

Iryna  Gerasymova
Iryna Gerasymova
Associate Director, Digital Product Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Iryna is an experienced manager creating and executing UX and Development strategy, managing complex multi-stream digital products (consumer-facing and B2B) from inception to deployment and support. Extensive knowledge of mobile technology, native apps development, web development, cross-platform solutions, digital marketing, eCommerce solutions. Worked in hospitality, pharmaceutical and financial industries.

James Meeks
James Meeks
Head of Product - Mobile
J. C. Penney

James Meeks is a visionary & innovative digital product leader with over 13 years of experience. As the Head of Mobile Products at JCPenney, he is focused on the digital transformation of JCPenney's Mobile Products.

Robi Ganguly
Robi Ganguly

Robi Ganguly co-founded Apptentive, Inc. in 2011 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Robi spent 3 years at WebEx Communications, where he built one of the industry's first SaaS pricing strategies. He then joined Yahoo!, where he created the Supply Management practice and set many of today's ad standards. Since leaving Yahoo! in 2008, he has advised several global CPG brands on their digital communications strategies, which led him to create Apptentive.

Robi believes that truly meaningful and deep connections are built over time, with an investment from everyone involved. Because of this, He has built Apptentive with a team of amazing people who are similarly committed to great, long-lasting relationships. Apptentive helps companies large and small develop deeper, more meaningful relationships with their customers.

Robi is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to mobile customer retention,relationship management, and lifetime value. Recently, Robi has spoken at Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce Conference, presented an online seminar on “Measuring Mobile Customer Lifetime Value” with the Application Developers Alliance, and delivered keynote talks at the 360iDev and Mobile Commerce World conferences. He also frequently provides his perspective to the mobile, wireless, and software technology trade press. Please visit the Apptentive site “Press & Events” page for examples of his speaking and trade press coverage.

Robi attended Pomona College, graduating with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Simon  Carpio
Simon Carpio
Director, Product Management
US Auto Parts

Simon Carpio serves as the Director of Product Management at U.S. Auto Parts Network where he oversees the development of its consumer websites that offer over 1.0 million products in the automotive aftermarket industry. He has worked on several internal and external products including the development of pricing engines, product information systems, and search indexing solutions. He is now focused on the website customer experience. Simon Carpio graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He then received his Project Management certification from the California Institute of Technology.

Ginnie  Pancini
Ginnie Pancini
Sr. Brand Manager, eCommerce Marketing
Nestle Purina

Ginnie creates a unified start-to-finish process to save internal time, reduce time-to-market and drive revenue by developing best practices across brands and ecommerce channels efficiently.

Chris  Heard
Chris Heard
CEO and Co-founder

Chris is an expert in voice, instant messaging, presence, mobility, collaboration, social identity and video.

Sarah Zangrilli
Sarah Zangrilli
Director of Marketing + eCommerce- BHLDN

An innovative marketing, ecommerce and retail leader with experience driving significant profitable growth for worldclass brands.

Garrett Bluhm
Garrett Bluhm
Head of eCommerce

Highly specialized e-commerce and e-retail expert with boundless energy and contagious passion. Experienced in building e-Commerce platforms from scratch and driving e-Retail with leveraging optimization of sales, marketing, and supply. Focused on the fundamentals that strengthen consideration, search and brand affinity. Educated on the scrappy tactics that overdrive the business and promote customer loyalty. Passionate about building cohesive teams to hyperdrive sales and omnimarketing.

Marria Rhodriquez
Marria Rhodriquez
VP, Digital Product Management and Strategy
Wells Fargo

Marria is responsible for all digital product management at Wells Fargo bank

Jonah  Koenigseker
Jonah Koenigseker
Research Associate

Jonah Koenigseker is a Research Associate for Euromonitor International in Chicago. He has a strong background of market research which provides him with a vast experience on several industries across the region. In this role, he provides insight into the trends, competitive landscape and growth opportunities across fast-moving consumer goods industries to help organisations make strategic business decisions. Jonah holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Lourdes College and post-graduate certificates from the University of Toledo and Cornell University.

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