August 14 - 17, 2016
EVP & CMO
Vishal has also recently founded a startup called ItsaCheckmate.com which is a mobile app lets customers pay and split their check while dining in restaurants, thus saving them the hassle of waiting for the servers.
Touch of Modern
Chief Growth Officer
Twitter handle: @ethanucsb or @yummly
Phil’s long-standing experience in steering start-up companies on the path of success has helped medium-sized and major e-commerce sectors such as e-commerce sales, marketing and IT grow. Benefiting from his prior experience, Spreadshirt has turned into the world’s biggest platform for creating, shopping and selling merchandise products.
Prior to co-founding Tempt Brands, Natalie held executive positions as VP of Merchandising and Operations at Beyond The Rack and VP Sales at MD Biosciences. Having worked in both the pharmaceutical and e-commerce industries, and her love for fashion and all things branded, Natalie has mastered the perfect balance between growing a loyal customer base and launching a successful e-tail platform. She has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Concordia University.
President International & Head of Marketing
Blue Nile Inc
Head of Commerce
Chief Digital Officer
Rose joined the Vitamin Shoppe from Pet360, Inc., a subsidiary of PetSmart, where her most recent role was Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager. Prior to her time at Pet360, Inc., Rose served as Vice President of E-commerce for Ann Taylor and LOFT. Earlier in her career she led marketing, merchandising and loyalty programs.
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Digital Officer
@charliecole and @tumitravel
Chief Digital Officer
Thoryn has a background in molecular and cell biology, with multiple scientific publications. His work has led efforts in cardiovascular and infectious disease drug development programs.
Chief eCommerce and Digital Officer, Scholastic Reading Club
Prior to joining Keds, Emily led the e-commerce and omni-channel marketing teams at Rebecca Minkoff, with a focus on consumer marketing. She was a leader in the creation of the brand’s innovative NYC flagship “store of the future” and architect of the company’s digital strategies and new online experience. Additionally, Emily’s career history includes over ten years of experience leading global brand teams at worldwide agencies (Ogilvy, Digitas and Arnold) as well as marketing leadership roles with the Estee Lauder Co. and Unilever.
PGA TOUR Superstore
Executive in Residence
Head of Change Management
Hudson's Bay Company
Lulu Ge is a proven leader in helping organizations build individual and organizational capabilities to drive large-scale change acrossdiverse stakeholder groups. She is currently the Head of Change Management at Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), which offers an unparalleled range of retail categories and shopping experiences through operating Saks Fifth Avenue, SaksOFF 5TH, Gilt Groupe, Lord & Taylor, Galeria Kaufhof, Hudson’s Bay and HomeOutfitters.
Under her leadership, the team develops and implements change strategies forkey initiatives and capital projects that increase organizational agility,adoption, ROI and engagement. The team’s current portfolio includes drivingdigital and omnichannel strategies, post-merger integration, store operationsenhancements, clienteling and sales initiatives, HR transformation and buildinga shared culture across the enterprise.
Chief Strategy Officer
Half Price Books
SVP Marketing and eCommerce
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Prior to joining Vistaprint in 2010, Bridget was a Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fidelity Investments. While there she led the company’s private equity marketing and was responsible for orchestrating strategic marketing initiatives for that area of the business.
With over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, Bridget has held a variety of global management positions with Canaccord Genuity, PTC, Waters Corporation and Lehman Millet. She has also served on the advisory boards of two social media startups.
VP, Site Optimization
Vice President, Merchandising
Chloe + Isabel
VP Digital Marketing, CRM and Loyalty
Prior to joining Gilt, Geoff spent almost 10 years in Citi’s U.S. Consumer businesses, where he held a number of marketing roles across traditional and digital channels – most recently, managing online credit card account acquisitions on Citi’s web sites, via email, and through direct response display media. His experience in digital and traditional marketing channels spanned the customer lifecycle, from acquisition to early engagement to existing customer marketing to customer retention.
VP New Business Development
Prior to this role, Sean was OVP of Advanced Services where he helped launch many of HSN’s innovations in interactive TV, digital video, social and mobile commerce. Sean currently serves on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group Executive Committee.
Enterprise Vice President of CRM, Loyalty, and Analytics
VP eCommerce and Product Development
VP Marketing and Product Development
Lion Brand Yarn
VP eCommerce – Site Experience
VP and GM
Gardener's Supply Co.
Vice President, Marketing
Vice President, CRM and Customer Analytics
VP Digital Commerce
Julie joined the Ashley Stewart team in September 2014; enjoying the explosive growth of this fabulous Brand.
VP Digital Operations and eCommerce
VP Digital Strategy & Analytics
Director Strategic Initiatives
Hudson's Bay Company
VP of Digital Media
Stringer launched and cultivated the Celtics’ digital and social media channels, building an audience of over 8.5 million ”Likes” on Facebook (currently the fourth-largest audience among North American professional sports teams) and over 1.7 million followers on Twitter. He oversees content development and strategy for Celtics.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as the Celtics’ mobile application.
Director / VP eCommerce
Head of UX Research And Web Analytics
Currently Alex is leading UX Research and Web Analytics for the Zappos Family of Companies. In previous positions, he was responsible for research and usability of the products and services for companies like TurboTax (Intuit), State Farm Insurance, and the Active Network. He has over 15 years of relevant experience – 5 years of academic research and over 10 years of customer research in the software industry. Alex received his PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Clark University.
Twitter handle: @AgenovZappos
Head of Research
Sr. Director, eCommerce
Ferrara Candy Company
Prior to joining Ferrara, Amanda was the Head of eCommerce for KIND. Amanda has a diversified background, having worked for Philips, Croscill, Experian Cheetahmail and the Orlando Magic, holding roles of increasing responsibility in e-Commerce, sales, marketing, business strategy and supply chain.
Within eCommerce, Amanda has deep experience in both the direct to consumer and in working strategically with eCommerce retail customers.
Amanda earned her BA from George Washington University and her MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Executive Director Lenovo.com Ux, Design & Analytic
Sr. Manager Global Digital Marketing, Global eCommerce
In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, listening to podcasts and cheering for the West Virginia Mountaineers!
Senior Manager Digital Acquisition
Plow & Hearth
Jessica has over 13 years’ digital acquisition experience in helping corporations such as Plow & Hearth, WillowTree Apps, Merkle, Genworth Financial & Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield use digital acquisition efforts to drive online visibility and quality leads.
As the Senior Lead of Digital Acquisition for Plow & Hearth, Jessica is responsible for each retail brand's paid search, shopping datafeeds, remarketing and SEO efforts, as well as affiliate programs, marketplace expansion and CSE management.
Director, Marketing & Merchandising
With over a decade of experience in sales, marketing, and operations across B2B and B2C organizations, Claire has a proven track record for developing revenue-driving strategies, while leading the growth of strong and dynamic teams. Prior to joining Newegg, Claire has held roles in Fortune 500 companies like Ebay Enterprise and Activision Blizzard.
Senior Director, Digital Marketing & eCommerce
Living proof, Inc.
Vice President, Digital Presentation & Analytics
Director of User Experience
Prior to that, Tom was Vice President, Creative, at the pioneering flash-sale site Rue La La. In his five years at the brand, he led a team of 55 editors, visual designers and UX professionals. He oversaw the creation of the company’s first mobile apps in 2010, and watched as more than 50% of sales went through mobile devices in subsequent years.
Director Online Marketing, SEO
As the Director of Technology, Bob was responsible for over 22,000 websites and the development of mobile prescription applications for use in hospitals and private practices. In addition, Bob ran the daily operations for Dermdex.com a business-to-business spa products and services company. After the successful sale of Dermdex.com to Universal Companies, Bob was promoted to Chief Technology Officer.
Throughout Bob’s career he has consulted for numerous companies to include startup and mid-sized businesses along with assisting with due diligence activities for venture capital firms in the areas of technology and marketing.
Director Digital Commerce
GM of eCommerce
For the 3 years prior he had been a Digital and Operational e-commerce consultant collaborating with CEO's to create a strategy for growth through new business plans, refinement of the value proposition, competitive positioning, branding assignments, product development as well as detailed analysis of all electronic customer contact strategies down through funnel analysis and SEO / SEM strategies.
Founder, Managing Director
Data Point Capital
Director Online Marketing
Director, Online Marketing
Director of Marketing
Global Director, Digital Experience & Design
IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group)
Kelley currently leads the global Digital Experience & Design team for IHG, running the in-house creative agency for brands such as Holiday Inn, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Indigo. She also teaches the class on experience design at The Creative Circus. Prior to IHG, Kelley held senior digital strategy and creative positions at the American Cancer Society, IQ Agency, Tribal DDB, and UPS.
Head of Demand Generation
Prior to Vistaprint, Anthony was Director of Product Management at Gannett where he led search engine optimization strategy, implementation, and management for USA TODAY and the company’s 100+ local newspaper and broadcast websites. He also founded EDGERANK, an early-stage search and Internet marketing consultancy, in 2011 and spent five years at AOL as Director of SEO. As a result of his efforts, he was one of seven recipients of AOL’s Heroes Award for outstanding performance.
Vivid Seats Ltd.
As a marketer, Bryson focuses on creating relevant content that compels digital audiences to share it organically. Search, social and mobile marketing have a unique ability to qualify prospects with queries, interests and context, and marketers should be taking advantage in order to improve the user experience while increasing traffic and revenue for the brand.
VP Business & Brand Development
Prior to joining Adore Me, Sharon cultivated a diverse business experience across management consulting, business development, high-tech and media. She started her professional career doing research & business development in the Israeli equivalent of Saturday Night Live.
Director of eCommerce
Zachys Wine & Liquor is the leading purveyor of fine wine in the country; providing unique, curated, hard to find fine wines through its retail location in Westchester County and online. Zachys Auctions is the premier wine auction house; offering live auctions in New York and Hong Kong, as well as online only auctions.
Allergy Buyers Group, LLC
Direcor Online Marketing
Director of Marketing
Sr. Manager Digital Marketing
Mobile Marketing Manager
Director of eCommerce
Director of Site Management
Crate and Barrel
For 13 years prior to joining Crate and Barrel, Brian held a variety of eCommerce roles at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Rand McNally, and Merz Apothecary, from Marketing Manager to Ecommerce Operations.
Gregory is a Southern California native, who enjoys exploring the outdoors across America and traveling the world.
Director Product Management, Digital
Prior to joining rue21, Emily worked in eCommerce Product Management roles at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Orbitz. She has experience working with multiple development teams in outsourced and in-house technology organizations.
Director of Brand Marketing (ACK.com)
CRM and Email Manager
Perry Ellis International
While at Perry Ellis International, Justin has been responsible for strategic marketing initiatives with a focus on strong ROI, including launching and managing the company's first ever consumer loyalty program, building personalization into the email channel, and leveraging customer data at all levels of digital and in-store marketing.
Senior Director Mobile and Growth
Director of Ecommerce
Silver Star Jeans
Most recently, Adil has applied his retail knowledge to his enthusiasm for online gaming by founding LvlUp, a lifestyle brand in the eSports arena. He is also currently CEO of FoxCommerce, a company designing a robust eCommerce solution for retailers. He also founded Crowd Interactive, Mexico’s largest Ruby and iOS development firm and is an active angel investor who supports projects he truly believes in.
Manager, Internet Marketing Strategy
Thermo Fisher Scientific
A Board Member for Trueffect since September 2009, he provided leadership and strategic counsel to the company through periods of fundraising, the hiring of a world class executive team and nearly 100% annual growth for the last two years prior to becoming CEO in May 2015. He joins Trueffect from Ebiquity, a leading global marketing and media analytics company and where he served as the CEO. Under his leadership, he led the turn-around of the North American business and its transformation to digital media management.
Co-Founder and CEO
Previously, Fayez was Head of Product at BigDoor where he was responsible for conceiving, executing and iterating on gamified loyalty and rewards programs to increase user retention across the websites of major global brands.
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NewStore, Stephan is setting out to change the market once again. This time by solving the omnichannel problem facing so many retailers and brands.
He has won numerous awards around the world for his technology and entrepreneurial leadership. He is also an investor in several software and green-tech startups.
Founder & CEO
CEO & Co-Founder
Chief Product Officer
VP Search Marketing
SVP Retail and Brand Solutions
Prior to RetailMeNot, John served in a variety of leadership roles in the mobile technology and payments space, most notably with Softcard, the mobile commerce solution joint venture with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. He also had a long career at American Express, where for more than 25 years, he led multiple organizations including sales, client management and business development with a focus in the merchant division of the company. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager.
VP Technology Global CEP Strategy Lead
In his 12-years as a Sapient veteran, being a member of the IBM Websphere Commerce Product Advisory board, managing Sapient’s partnerships with key Commerce vendors such as IBM, Oracle, Demandware, Bazaarvoice, hybris,Cybersource, and many others as well as leading our analyst relationships withkey commerce analyst such as Forrester and Gartner and speaking at industry events throughout the world are other components of my role.
Prior to joining Sapient, I spent over 15 years at American Airlines/Sabre responsible for a number of technology areas including airline reservations, pricing and yield management, ticketing and lastly Vice President of Technology for GetThere (now Travelocity Business).
Most importantly, I have a passion for Commerce and my tenure at Sapient has enabled me to do what I love and help customers be successful.
Digital Experience Analyst
SVP and CBO
Head of Marketing Strategy
VP or Marketing
Senior Manager of Email and CRM
Practice Head, Advanced Analytics & Insights
President of the Americas
Co-Founder and CEO
Retail Digital Marketing Segment Director
IBM Marketing Cloud
Co-Founder And VP Digital Experience
Co-Founder and CEO
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Senior Director , US Mid-Market
VP Customer Success, Americas
CEO and Co-Founder
Founder and CEO
Craig has an MBA in eCommerce from Temple University, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Stores Magazine, and Internet Retailer discussing digital growth topics, and is a frequent speaker globally on eCommerce optimization.
VP Products, Marketing & Services
EVP, Marketing Strategy
Director of Measurement and Activation
VP Digital Strategy & Industry Solutions
Sanjay’s expertise has been focused on Enterprise Mobility and Analytics and he has a passion for helping companies maximize the value of their mobile applications through user, developer, and operational analytics. He’s worked on number of complex projects ranging from Point-of-Sale applications to Omni-channel strategies for some of the largest financial institutions.
Director of Customer Success
Sr. Director Operations
Sr. Director of Customer Marketing
VP of Strategy
Director of Enterprise Solutions
Senior Vice President of Development
Founder & President
Location Based Marketing Association
Prior to launching The LBMA, Asif built 4 start-ups and worked with companies as diverse as Limited Brands, IBM, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Molson-Coors, BestBuy, American Airlines, Cineplex Entertainment, ING Bank, Vroom & Dreesman and L’Oreal. You can catch Asif’s weekly video podcast - This Week In Location-Based Marketing.
Debbie has worked as an editorial manager, writer and editor in various industries. Prior to Retail TouchPoints, she served as the Managing Editor for Retail Information Systems News, Chief Content Editor for Parentgiving.com, and Project Manager/ Copy Editor for a Lexis Nexis web site called lexisONE.com. In her spare time she runs marathons.
Chief Product Officer
Sr Director Strategic Alliances
Managing Director – Technology and Digital Advisory
Conversion Optimization Evangelist
Blue Triangle Technologies
Senior Partner, Chief Customer Officer
At GroupBy, Jim is helping empower his customer’s digital teams to deliver personalized site experience from search to purchase on any device that demonstrably increases online revenue and reduces the costs and complexities of IT.
Lightspeed Venture Partners