Sam Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, Struq
Sam Barnett is CEO of Struq. He founded ad personalization firm Struq in the midst of the 2008 recession with just $3,000 cash and a borrowed internet connection. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, and currently works with 350 clients across 19 territories. Struq grows e-commerce marketers’ online sales through personalized advertising across display, video, social and mobile platforms. Household fashion names including Uniqlo, Nike and Jimmy Choo rely on Struq to deliver beautiful, relevant ads to their users. Struq is a global company with offices in in New York, London, Germany, Brazil and Turkey.
Brian Berger, Founder & CEO, Mack Weldon
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brian is the leader of the Branding, Product, Technology, Fulfillment and Digital Marketing groups that together make the esteemed Mack Weldon team. His professional background includes several leadership positions within consumer internet and media companies including PeoplePC and Excite@Home, offering a wealth of knowledge for the brand’s e-commerce platform. He most recently served as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Comcast Interactive Media, the operating division of Comcast focused on Internet-based businesses, where he led corporate development, strategic partnerships and related planning efforts. Under his lead, the Mack Weldon Company has grown to become one of the leaders in the men’s basics category.
Jeff Beisman, President & CMO, Little Black Bag
Jeff Biesman is a seasoned business executive with more than 20 years of experience leading marketing, business development and customer service functions across a wide array of industries, including fashion and athletic goods, banking and entertainment. Mr. Biesman currently serves as President and Chief Marketing Officer for Little Black Bag, an innovative social commerce company at the convergence of ecommerce and entertainment. In this capacity, he leads all marketing, customer service and merchandising functions for the company’s core business. Prior to Little Black Bag, Mr. Biesman served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service at ShoeDazzle, a leading women’s ecommerce fashion retailer.
Lander Bravo, VP – Finance & Operations, Mack Weldon
Lander has grown his career in high growth e-Commerce/ Consumer Product companies such as ideeli.com and Warby Parker. His background is uniquely Finance and Operations bringing Mack Weldon a depth of experience in e-Comm strategy and execution, from supply chain management to merchandising, to financial operations and analytics. Additionally, Lander has a freakish passion for finding the perfect pair of underwear.
James Brooke, Founder & CEO, Amplience
James founded his first internet company in 1994, and since then has been at the forefront of interactive media and ecommerce, as an entrepreneur, and as a leader in the most innovative global agencies and consultancies. As CEO and co-founder of Amplience, the leading cloud based merchandising and marketing platform, James is committed to transforming the economics of interactive media production for retailers and brand owners.
José de Cabo, Co-Founder & COO, Olapic
José de Cabo is co-founder and COO of Olapic, a company that lets consumers become part of a brand’s visual voice by showcasing their user generated images and videos into a company’s e-commerce experience. Born in Madrid, de Cabo holds undergraduate degrees from Dublin City University and ICADE University and an MBA from the Columbia School of Business, where he and his co-founders received the Emmanuel Lang Award for Entrepreneurship. He has previously worked as a management consultant leading projects for large multinationals and fast growing companies in Brazil, Mexico and a handful of European countries. While working at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, he led technology innovation, marketing, and sales projects for large, multi-national corporations. Jose has lived in more than 40 countries.
Clair Carter-Ginn, VP – Content Strategy, KSC Kreate
Clair is a multi-disciplinary fashion and retail marketer who brings a strong combination of creative vision, strategic thinking and content development expertise to her job and to her clients. Her focus at KSC Kreate is to work closely with clients to understand their brands, business goals, and long-term aspirations in pursuit of content strategies that engage and emotionally connect to shoppers. Clair is passionate about trends, style and retail and her prior experience at ANN Inc, Gap, Target, Fallon and Ford Models, amongst others, demonstrates both client and agency side experience that makes her invaluable as a leader and contributor to any creative endeavor.
Feng Chang, Director – Business Strategy & Analytics, Karmaloop
Feng is currently the Director of Strategy & Analytics at Karmaloop Inc., one of the world’s largest and most respected online retailers of streetwear. Feng currently leads mobile strategy for PLNDR.com, Karmaloop’s member’s-only site with over 3 million members. Feng also oversees marketing analytics and customer insights, and contributes to growth and innovation initiatives. Prior to Karmaloop, Feng worked in management and strategy consulting with a focus in life sciences, industrials, and retail. Feng has a MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Elaine Chang, General Manager & VP – Marketing, TiBi
Elaine Chang is GM/VP of Tibi, an advanced contemporary womens wear line and is responsible for global marketing, branding, e-commerce, and overall strategy. Prior to Tibi, Elaine has held senior operational roles at MTV Networks, Wenner Media and Gilt Groupe. Elaine received a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Chicago.
David Cost, VP – E-Commerce & Digital Marketing, Deb Shops
David Cost is Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Marketing at Deb Shops (http://www.debshops.com) an omnichannel retailer operating over 300 stores in the US. Deb Shops challenges the boundaries of affordable fast fashion and serves the needs of trendy junior and plus size customers. David rebuilt and relaunched Deb’s digital presence — eCommerce, Blog, Social Media, eMail and SMS. Since the relaunch in 2011, Deb’s eCommerce sales have increased over 500%. Deb has partnered in the development of new eCommerce technologies as a beta tester and early adopter with companies including BloomReach and 8thBridge. David serves on the customer advisory boards for Demandware and Listrak. Prior to Deb Shops, David was a co-founder of PriceSCAN.com and was an early pioneer of internet price comparison services.
Craig Elbert is the VP of Performance Marketing for Bonobos, a premium menswear brand that has been recognized for its exceptional fit and great customer service. Elbert is responsible for aligning analytical insights to the humorous spirit of Bonobos’ brand marketing. He oversees consumer acquisition efforts and works with the Bonobos team to ensure data, such as click-thru rates, conversion and other key metrics are used to make smart marketing decisions. Elbert was previously the VP of Finance and Analytics at Bonobos. Prior to joining Bonobos, Elbert worked in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking division and served as a Financial Analyst at Warner Music Group. Elbert also has experience working with Ad Sales Strategy at MTV Networks and Business Development at Universal Pictures.
Danny leads all customer and partner acquisition, engagement and retention activities for Magento. He has more than 12 years of experience in online demand generation, helping companies including PayPal, Intermedia.net, Scalix and IBM. Magento offers flexible, scalable eCommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The Magento platform is trusted by more than 150,000 businesses, including some of the world’s leading brands.
Romney Evans, Co-Founder, True Fit
Romney is an award-winning product & marketing leader, and entrepreneur. True Fit began when Romney sat outside a dressing room hearing his wife struggle to find the perfect pair of jeans. After the 12th unsuccessful pair, Romney – experienced in disruptive innovation from working at HBS innovation guru Clayton Christensen’s Innosight – figured there had to be a better way. The idea for True Fit was born: combine big data with a simple user experience to effortlessly find the right styles. Romney has helped grow True Fit into the global leader in fit personalization. Now, True Fit powers fit personalization for the world’s leading retailers and a growing network of over 1,000 top footwear and apparel brands.
John Faith, SVP – External Affairs, RetailMeNot
John Faith is RetailMeNot’s senior vice president of external affairs, responsible for supporting business development and strategic initiatives. Previously, he served as senior vice president of mobile for RetailMeNot, Inc., and drove the company’s expansion onto the iOS and Android platforms. His understanding of both the mobile ecosystem and consumer have been instrumental in developing and executing RetailMeNot’s mobile strategy. John’s digitally focused career has exposed him to a diverse range of business and revenue models. Previously, John served as GM and vice president of mobile for MySpace, and before that vice president of engineering. During his tenure, mobile properties grew more than 400 percent.
Sean Flannagan, VP – Product Development, Wanelo
Sean Flannagan is the VP of Product Development at Wanelo, an online community for all of the world’s shopping. Prior to joining Wanelo, Sean was a product lead at Etsy, leading the development and design of features focused on discovery, growth and retention, and managing integrations with Facebook, Google, PayPal, Twitter, Pinterest and others. He collects books, zines, artwork, sneakers, sweaters and skateboard videos.
George Gallate, Chief Executive Officer, RKG
George joined RKG at the start of 2013 as CEO. George has a long history of driving innovation in the digital industry – from placing the first banner ad in Asia to running one of the largest digital networks globally – and is keenly interested in the intersection of Search and Social and the use of data to mine customer intent as well as build brands. Until the end of 2012, George was the Global Chairman of Havas Digital (formerly Euro RSCG 4D), a digital network he formed in 1997 that now has more than 4,000 digital specialists around the world. Over the course of his career, George has worked across most categories including B2B, CPG, Automotive, Hospitality & Travel, Alcohol, Retail, Financial and Business Services and Technology. He has also run some of the biggest accounts in the industry, including IBM, Intel, Dell, Volvo, Jaguar and Hershey’s.
Scott Galloway, Founder, L2
Scott is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing, and is the founder of L2, a think tank for digital innovation. Scott is also the founder of Firebrand Partners, an operational activist firm that has invested more than $1 billion in U.S. consumer and media companies. In 1997, he founded Red Envelope, an Internet-based branded consumer gift retailer. In 1992, Scott founded Prophet, a brand strategy consultancy that employs more than 300 professionals in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Scott was elected to the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. Scott has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Rob Garf, VP – Industry Strategy, Demandware
As VP of Industry Strategy for Demandware, Rob Garf is no stranger to the industry and the challenges retailers face. As the former retail strategy leader for IBM Global Business Services and vice president of Retail Strategies Service at AMR Research, Rob’s been on all sides of the business. He currently leads Demandware’s retail and go-to-market strategy.
During her career Terri Ghio has helped more than 25 companies, ranging from startup ventures to international businesses coming into North America for the first time. Her experience spans luxury brands such as LVMH to solutions providers such as Qualcomm. Her passion and expertise are in the personalization of the retail experience, which she believes will be the cornerstone to retail success in an online retail world. She has worked with many companies that make such personalization happen, from scanning to mass customization, with her technology background giving her an important edge.
Michael Harvey is the COO at Corra, a premiere digital ecommerce Agency and Systems Integrator with offices in New York and LA. He leads Corra’s delivery team overseeing the firm’s project management, analysis, marketing, and award-winning design. He is a keen observer of the ecommerce industry and has been quoted in a number of notable publications on topics as diverse as enhancing the customer experience and the future of Amazon. Beginning in 2002, he and his family spent four years aboard their sailboat circumnavigating North America. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford.
Emily Hickey, Chief Operating Officer, Lolly Wolly Doodle
Emily Hickey has been building internet start-ups since 1997. She currently is the COO of Lolly Wolly Doodle, a vertically-integrated social commerce company that is the largest business transacting on Facebook and is changing the way we buy, sell and make things. Prior to LWD, she was a co-founder of Hashable (a mobile networking app), the COO of PhotoShelter (the market-leader in professional photography portfolio software), and the VP of Products at HotJobs.com, where she was one of the first employees and a key part of the team that built its product and customer base from the ground-up and took it public on the Nasdaq. Emily also has spent several unaccounted-for-years playing the guitar and singing in a band in California.
Matt Hiscock, Senior Vice President, ASOS
Matt began his career with Marks & Spencer (M&S) where he worked in a number of retail management roles for seven years. He then moved to their Corporate Offices and worked on the Retail Expansion Roadmap for two years, strategizing the future property needs for London. Soon after, Matt moved into the International Franchise Group at M&S whereby he helped develop and manage the Middle East and Central Europe business. In 2007, Matt joined French Connection as Head of Franchise, leading the business expansion in the UK and Internationally.
Chris Hooven, Senior VP of Sales & Business Development, OSF Global Services
Chris Hooven is the VP of Sales & Business Development for OSF Global Services, an international firm specializing in ecommerce platform customization, implementation, and integration as well as custom solutions development. With more than 25 years of experience, Chris advises top retailers in responsive design, platform technology selection, front-end and back-end integration, mobile application development, website personalization, and management of complex IT solutions. Chris has also held senior level positions at HiWired, VistaPrint, Open Source Technology Group, Silent Systems and Cognex Corp.
Brian Kalma, President, Ministry of Supply
Brian Kalma is an entrepreneur with a long history in e-commerce. Brian was part of Zappos.com, serving several roles over 8 years. After incubating several departments within the marketing department Brian ultimately became Director of User Experience. As head of UX Brian built the team and led the Zappos site evolution efforts. He then landed at Gilt Groupe where Brian built and scaled their UX team and practices. Brian has since left Gilt, launched and sold his own startup (Snipwits), served asChief Experience Officer at Gemvara and is now President at Boston based innovative fashion-tech company Ministry of Supply.
Monika Kochhar, Founder & CEO, Smartgift
Monika is the founder and CEO of Smartgift, a provider of online gifting technology for retailers to maximize their gifting revenue by solving common e-commerce inefficiencies such as abandoned shopping carts and gift returns due to a lack of recipient information. Her mission is to set a new standard for online retail gifting. Before founding Smartgift, Monika was a business development and strategy adviser to Guguchu, an e-commerce platform for the music industry. It was acquired in 2012 by The Orchard, the world’s largest independent music distribution company, in a deal that she helped orchestrate. Prior to full time entrepreneurship, Monika spent almost a decade on Wall Street marketing and structuring investment opportunities in the emerging markets of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia.
Ross Kramer, Co-Founder & CEO, Listrak
Ross is a co-founder and CEO of Listrak. He has nearly 15 years of executive leadership, successfully launching and directing three technology start-ups. Ross has led Listrak from concept to leading email marketing solutions provider serving online retailers. As CEO, Ross is responsible for charting Listrak’s strategic vision and direction. Ross is a thought-leader within the online marketing community.
Matt Kritzer, VP – E-Commerce, Tommy John
Matt has over 12 years experience in ecommerce. Prior to joining Tommy John as the Vice President of Ecommerce, he was the Vice Present, Ecommerce & CRM at L’Occitane en Provence. He also has online marketing agency experience, having worked at 360i, and previous ecommerce industry experience in Consumer Electronics and Entertainment. He holds a B.S. Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.
Thomas Kwon, Chief Executive Officer, Dotbox
Internet entrepreneur, Tom loves problem solving and creating value. Involved with the Web since its advent, Tom’s experiences range from connecting every school and library in the state of CT to the Internet and establishing the White House’s Web presence to launching over 700 sites and applications for fortune 1000 and Internet Retailer 500 companies. Tom holds two patents under his leadership including the world’s first multilingual CMS platform and enterprise SEO production software. Tom was the finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 and recipient of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” Award in 2005. Currently he is a Board member of Business for Diplomatic Action and featured member for Mayor Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy.
Craig Leavitt, Chief Executive Officer, Kate Spade New York
Since joining Kate Spade New York in 2008, Craig Leavitt has driven the brand’s exceptional growth in both domestic and international distribution, including a successful launch in the UK and rapid expansion into key markets in Asia and South America. In addition, the company has seen unprecedented business growth through the introduction of five new product categories—including ready-to-wear, jewelry, bedding, legwear and fragrance—as well as a thriving, newly revamped e-commerce site. Kate Spade New York was honored as the 2012 Lifestyle Brand of the year at the American Image Awards. In his role as CEO, Craig helms the overall business development and strategic planning for the brand, including its retail, wholesale, international, licensing, manufacturing, finance, and human resource operations.
Dominique Levin, Chief Marketing Officer, AgilOne
Levin is a data-driven marketer. Prior to AgilOne, she was CMO at Fundly, where she helped non-profits with social media storytelling, and product manager at Philips Consumer Electronics, where she launched an iPod predecessor for teenage girls.
Cindy Lincks, VP – Direct, Brooks Brothers
Cindy Lincks joined Brooks Brothers in July 2011. As VP of Direct, Cindy is directly responsible for BrooksBrothers.com and the Contact Center. She previously served as Director of Analytics for Brooks Brothers Direct, building out the web analytics, testing/optimization, enterprise information management and customer feedback operations. Before joining Brooks Brothers, Cindy consulted in the web analytics space at Coremetrics and Ogilvy, working in the retail, business-to-business, content and travel verticals.
Rich Lyons, Founder, Lyons Consulting Group
Rich Lyons is the founder of Lyons Consulting Group, the premier digital ecommerce agency specializing in strategy, ux/design, development, hosting and ongoing support. With over 10 years of experience in IT consulting and 17 years of experience in business development, Rich has grown Lyons Consulting Group into the leading Demandware and Magento partner in the U.S. Prior to founding lyonscg, Rich served as Vice President of Sales for divine, Inc. in Chicago, responsible for the largest and most profitable professional services region in the firm, generating over $40M annually. He served in that same role as part of marchFIRST and Whittman-Hart. He joined Whittman-Hart in January of 1995.
Steven Madge, Managing Director, RTT
Steven Madge is a British entrepreneur and Managing Director of RTT LA. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a renowned technology and innovation hunter, offering revolutionary product design solutions to the Automotive and Luxury Goods industries. Steven’s focus is on accelerating the design processes, adding innovation throughout the development phases and improving product “go to market” positioning and the consumer retail experience. He has worked with and consulted to some of the most exclusive and luxurious Vehicle and Lifestyle manufacturers in the world, including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley Motors, Coach, Daimler, Chrysler, Ford, Hugo Boss, Infiniti, Land Rover, Toyota, VANS and VW.
Haley Melander, Director – Web Content, Tommy Hilfiger
Haley Melander is the director of web content at Tommy Hilfiger North America. Her day-to-day activities focus on web producing, project management, and emerging digital technologies. Haley has over eight years of ecommerce experience and has been instrumental in building responsive design and mobile strategy for Tommy.com. Her team has designed award winning mobile applications, including native and web based apps. She specializes in creating cohesive user experiences and brings actionable data to business needs.
Samuel Moses, Co-Founder & CEO, Güd Technologies, Inc.
Sam is CEO and Co-Founder of GüdTech, the software company behind RetailOps. RetailOps is a next-generation, operations-focused ERP system dedicated to bringing enterprise-level efficiency to online and omni-channel retailers, leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve the unique operational challenges facing today’s technology-enabled retailer. Before founding GüdTech, Sam was Director of Information Technology for DrJays.com, a successful online fashion retailer. Sam successfully led the effort to build a custom eCommerce and ERP software solution, facilitating 70% year-over-year growth for nearly eight years. During his tenure with DrJays.com, he enabled new revenue channels for the organization with the launch and management of client websites Akademiks.com, DJPremium.com, Dollhouse.com, LiveMechanics.com, and CaviNYC.com. Sam has deep expertise in scaling the back-office and operational infrastructure for eCommerce and omni-channel retailers. Sam also held a significant role in the early stages of RedEnvelope, a venture-backed web and catalog gift retailer.
Uri Minkoff, Founder & CEO, Rebecca Minkoff
Uri Minkoff, as a 17 year entrepreneur, is a Founder and CEO of REBECCA MINKOFF, a leading independent New York based fashion and accessories brand. Uri founded the company in 2005 with his sister, Rebecca Minkoff, out of her apartment and have built one of the fastest growing brands in fashion. Today, REBECCA MINKOFF has grown into a full lifestyle brand distributing both accessories and apparel under the REBECCA MINKOFF label. Uri has also helped create, lead, curate and provide artistic direction for the Ben Minkoff brand, which debuted for men in 2011. As a serial entrepreneur, Uri’s forward- thinking expertise in marketing and business growth has provided big wins in technology, health care and lifestyle products that are used daily by millions of consumers.
Dennis O’Malley, Co-Founder & CEO, ReadyPulse
Dennis is co-founder and CEO of ReadyPulse, the company turning User Generated Content into User Generated Commerce through its patented technology, for brands like Current /Elliot, Stance, House of Marley, O’Neill Girls, Under Armour, and JustFab, Previously, Dennis led Sales, Services, and Research divisions at Moxie Software. Before Moxie, Dennis was VP Sales for Gartner, where he developed their emerging technology, VC/PE, and semiconductor segments. Dennis has completed over thirty triathlons and marathons, and holds a BS in Economics and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Milton Pappas, President – E-Commerce, The Jones Group
Milton was appointed president of e-commerce at The Jones Group in late April 2013. Most recently, he was vice president, e-commerce customer experience, Toys ‘R’ Us U.S., where he oversaw web-based business and provided leadership for all online brands, including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and FAO.com. Prior to Toys ‘R’ Us, Milton was executive vice president, business development for the OneStopPlus.com division of Redcats USA. Before that, he was EVP, marketing and e-commerce at Redcats. He also held leadership positions at Reader’s Digest Association and Dollar Dry Dock Bank.
Micke Paqvalén, Founder & CEO, Kiosked
Lars-Michaël (Micke) Paqvalén is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience from international software business. He is a founder of four major software companies: HansaWorld, Hotsip (acquired by Oracle), Telepo and most recently of Kiosked. Kiosked is a leading platform enabling Smart Content. Kiosked turns any online content, images, videos and applications into interactive and viral storefronts. Kiosked has been selected as one of the world’s best technology companies and won many major advertising and design awards. Micke Paqvalén has also been awarded with the European ICT Grand Prize in 2007.
Larry Promisel, SVP – Digital Commerce, Camuto Group
Larry is currently Senior Vice President, Digital Commerce for Vince Camuto; he is responsible for all e-commerce and omni-channel strategies, operations, and initiatives. Prior to Vince Camuto, he was Vice President, E-Commerce for Barneys New York, managing all aspects of Barney’s e-commerce division from its inception. With over 17 years of experience, he has developed and lead multi-channel and database marketing strategies with positions at Bluefly.com, Coach, and Bloomingdale’s.
Peter Rankin, European Vice President, Fits.me
Peter Rankin knows ecommerce solutions and their effect on retailers’ profits. Previously, Peter was VP Sales at reviews company Bazaarvoice, a position he held in the run-up to and beyond the company’s IPO in February 2012. Before this he was European Sales and Marketing Director at Reevoo, another major reviews company. Peter was Sales and Marketing Director of a CCTV ecommerce software retailer and understood what was required to double ecommerce sales annually. He is fully familiar with the priorities of, and pressures on, online retailers – and how to address them.
Shenan Reed, Chief Media Officer & Founder, Morpheus Media
As Chief Media Officer, Shenan leads the digital media group for Morpheus Media, a CREATETHE GROUP company. A world-renowned digital strategy and media expert, Shenan co-founded Morpheus Media in 2001 and subsequently joined CREATETHE GROUP when the company merged with Morpheus in June 2011. Within a few short years, Morpheus Media emerged as one of the top digital marketing and media firms for luxury and premium brands such as Bergdorf Goodman, The New York Times, Dior, LVMH, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, DKNY, Hennessy and The Economist, among many others. An accomplished thought leader, Shenan is active on the speaking circuit and is regularly quoted in Women’s Wear Daily, The Business of Fashion, Luxury Daily, The New York Times and Fortune Magazine.
Elaine Rubin, Founder, Digital Prophets Network
Chief Prophet, Elaine Rubin, founder of DPN, has been the go-to girl in ecommerce for over two decades. As co-founder of the industry organization, shop.org (a division of the National Retail Federation), and a former executive with ecommerce giants such as 1800flowers.com, Amazon and iVillage, Elaine is an industry insider, well-versed in every aspect of the digital landscape. Through her ecommerce consulting firm, ekrubin inc., created in 1998, she has guided major retailers and an impressive number of brands in crafting their cross-channel strategies with outstanding results. As a natural extension of ekrubin inc, Elaine and her network of topflight talent are shaping the face of ecommerce consulting with the forward-thinking structure, expertise and passion of Digital Prophets Network, LLC, born to fast-track clients to their full cross-channel potential.
Buffy Sash, VP – Global Digital Commerce, Alice + Olivia
Buffy started her career at Godiva Chocolatier where she spent close to 14 years building her expertise in ecommerce, online & direct marketing and CRM management. She oversaw site creative & technology including several re-launches, developed marketing initiatives, launched all online partnerships, oversaw the strategy & creative for direct mail & catalogs and oversaw the company’s database. In 2008, she moved to Ralph Lauren where she was brought on to create the Wholesale Online Strategy & Marketing team. Over her 3.5 years there, Buffy created and managed the team that oversaw all the online efforts of the company’s wholesale partners in order to improve Ralph Lauren’s online presence & presentation. In 2012, Buffy returned to the world of ecommerce to lead the global digital commerce efforts for Alice + Olivia. She was tasked to take the business to the next level and she did this with a recent site re-launch, a optimized mobile site as well as increased marketing and social media efforts.
Danielle Savin, Director – Retail Strategy Consulting, Lyons Consulting Group
Danielle Savin is a Multichannel Retail and Marketing Specialist providing eCommerce marketing consulting and implementation coaching. As a former multichannel retailer, Danielle’s hands-on experiences in design, usability, all forms of eMarketing, eMerchandising, technology, organization, and outsourcing positions her as one of the most seasoned consultants in the industry. Some of Danielle’s clients have included: Dylans Candy Bar, Warner Brothers, R.G. Barry, Charlotte Russe, NastyGal.com, Cache Stores, Perry Ellis, Tractor Supply Company, Steve Madden, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch & many others.
Gregory Segall, President, One Pica
Gregory Segall is the President of One Pica, a global Digital Commerce Agency focused on delivering enterprise Magento solutions.Gregory expanded One Pica’s focus to include a unique approach of evaluating customer experience in the context of total company operations, while continuing to provide the highest quality design and development services to a range of diverse companies and industries.
Gary Specter, VP – Retail & E-Commerce, NetSuite
Gary Specter is the VP of Retail and E-Commerce at NetSuite. Previously, Gary served as the Worldwide Commerce Solutions Sales Leader at IBM where he was responsible for driving growth, product strategy and field enablement for the Commerce Solutions Portfolio. Gary arrived at IBM through the acquisition of Sterling Commerce where he was responsible for the Retail Vertical in North America. He has spent the last 13 years selling into, collaborating with and meeting the Executives of many accounts in both the Fortune 500 and the Retail 500 with a focus on helping these accounts increase revenue and margin, drive customer satisfaction and retention and enhance operational excellence.
John Squire, President, eCommera North America
John Squire has spent more than a decade pioneering retail innovation and is passionate about helping leading retailers and brands realize new levels of vision and performance. Prior to eCommera, John spent 11 years driving Coremetrics’ growth to become the industry’s leading web analytics tool. He then went on to serve as the Chief Strategy Officer of IBM Smarter Commerce. John is a recognized expert on retail industry trends, and has offered his insights to audiences at preeminent industry events including Shop.org. He has a remarkable ability to combine innovative thinking, strategic leadership and practical application to solve retailers’ biggest challenges. This, combined with his engaging and enthusiastic style have made him a regular contributor to CNN, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, LA Times, NBC News and Forbes.
Bernd Strenitz, Co-Founder & COO, eCommera North America
Bernd is the co-founder and COO of Smartgift, a provider of online gifting technology for retailers to maximize their gifting revenue by solving common e-commerce inefficiencies such as abandoned shopping carts and gift returns due to a lack of recipient information. Having previously founded Guguchu, an e-commerce platform for musicians, managers and music labels to better connect with fans and promote music and merchandise, he is an expert in e-commerce applications that drive value for its users. As CEO, Bernd lead the successful exit of Guguchu in 2012 to The Orchard, the world’s largest independent music distribution company. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Bernd was an M&A banker at Strata Technology Partners, where he advised tech businesses on M&A and fund raising.
Jeremy Swift, VP – Strategic Accounts, Blue Hornet
Jeremy Swift helped form BlueHornet’s founding team in 2000 and has been a successful email marketing advisor and overall relationship manager since the company’s inception. Jeremy is an industry thought leader who is known for his ability to match toolsets with digital marketing needs and for bringing the right people and resources to the table for his clients. Prior to his work with strategic accounts, Jeremy was instrumental in building an industry-leading client services team and he continues to act as an advisor to the company’s product development team.
Lance Thornswood, VP & Managing Director, inRetail
Lance Thornswood is a retail marketing executive, entrepreneur and creative innovator — with 20+ years experience building, growing and reinventing retail brands. After co-founding one of the first digital agencies, Lance led the 1999 design and launch of Target.com, the retailer’s first e-commerce website. He led Target into email marketing, social media, digital in-store, mobile commerce, iOS/Android apps, content marketing, and more. Lance has marketed consumer products ranging from feature films to fertilizer. But his true passion is retail, with clients like JCPenney, L.L. Bean, Marshall Field’s, Sears, Dayton’s, Hudson’s, Mervyn’s, Kmart, Signals / Wireless, Wilson’s Leather, and Apple.
Will Uppington, Head of Product, BloomReach
Will comes to BloomReach with years of product management and marketing experience. Previously, he was Director of Product Management at Clearwell Systems, where he built a market leading product that tripled in revenues in his last year at the company. Prior to that, he worked in product marketing and management at Juniper Networks, which acquired his previous companies, Netscreen and Neoteris. Will managed the SSL VPN product line, growing it over 300% to a $110M+ revenue run rate. Will also spent several years building early-stage tech companies at Advent International and as a strategy consultant at BCG.
Mark Uhrmacher, Co-Founder, Ideeli
Uhrmacher if one of the founders of ideeli. Launched in June 2007, ideeli is one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S. With more than 6 million members and more than 1,000 brand partners, ideeli has pioneered a new way to shop.
Philippe von Borries, Co-Founder & CEO, Refinery29
Philippe Von Borries is the co-founder of Refinery29, a fashion startup that combines award-winning, original and addictive content with curated shopping experiences for over 10 million fanatically engaged users each month. Infatuated with New York City ever since he left Germany to send himself to boarding school in America at age 16, Philippe chose to study at Columbia University. Upon graduation, he spent two years helping launch international affairs startup The Global List in Washington DC. Blessed with his Global List experience, Philippe returned to New York City in 2004 and reconnected with his boarding school buddy, Justin Stefano. Recognizing the growing value of independent designers and boutiques, the duo began imagining a destination where consumers could find the coolest things from any given city—the digital mall of your dreams—and launched Refinery29.
Craig Wax, Chief Executive Officer, Invodo
Craig leads the Invodo team in overall market strategy. He brings a seasoned general management perspective to guide the company’s rapid growth in the online eCommerce video space. Craig was most recently the SVP and GM at Match.com where he was responsible for all aspects of the business including building strategic partnerships, marketing and product innovation. Prior to Match.com, Craig held multiple senior roles at Yahoo!, and spent time at Overture Services, General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Exxon Company USA.
Jason Weidner, Director – Client Services, eBay Enterprise
Jason brings over 15 years of digital marketing strategy, planning and execution leadership experience to eBay Enterprise’s Marketing Solutions group. There, he leads more than 150 marketing professionals in our King of Prussia, PA location. Jason’s work uses digital at its core to drive brand growth and revenue through mult-channel engagement, and his passion lies in building marketing teams that fuel performance by cultivating defined expertise, building client trust, and promoting an open and fun environment of mutual respect. Jason has lead engagements on behalf of eBay Enterprise with 30+ of the world’s premier fashion apparel and accessories brands and retailers. Prior to joining eBay Enterprise, Jason held key strategic and marketing roles at Refinery Inc. (now G2) and Insight Interactive Group (now Whittman-Hart).
Ronit Weinberg, Principal, RZW Consulting
Ronit Weinberg is a seasoned lifestyle brand executive with a broad range of experience in all facets of the fashion industry, including: wholesale, department store, boutiques, and direct-to-consumer business, with an emphasis on apparel, accessories and fine jewelry. Most recent projects include: pop-store concepts, wholesale/retail/ecommerce business development for fashion brands, technology start-ups and digital agencies. Previously, Mrs. Weinberg served as the Vice President of E-commerce and Online Marketing for designer Diane von Furstenberg (“DVF”), where she was responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, management, operations, search and online marketing for the DVF’s E-business division. Prior to the E-business position Mrs. Weinberg served as Director of Retail for DVF, where she is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, management, and operations for the DVF retail stores, DVF’s e-commerce division, and DVF’s retail department store business. Mrs. Weinberg also oversaw the development of the redesigned DVF.com website, which resulted in a 300% increase in sales, and supervised all aspects of the relationship between DVF and Amazon and the current platform provider ATG.
Han Wen, VP of Digital and eCommerce, Clarins
Han is in charge of digital and eCommerce activities for the Americas region of Groupe Clarins – a private cosmetics group, which includes brands such as CLARINS (the #1 high-end skin care brand in Europe), and a range of world-famous prestige fragrance brands such as Thierry Mugler, Azzaro and Swarovski Beauty. Prior to joining Clarins, Han led the digital development of brands such as Kiehl’s (L’Oreal) and Kenzo (LVMH) in areas of eCommerce and brand awareness.
Kelland Willis, Associate Analyst, Forrester Research
Kelland is an Associate Analyst at Forrester Research covering global online and mobile retail strategies including international fulfillment, payments, product merchandising, and maintaining brand integrity in new markets and channels. Her research also analyzes consumer offline, online, and mobile shopping behavior in North America and Asia Pacific, with a specific focus on China. Kelland joined Forrester after working in Beijing for three years. While in Beijing, she worked as a consultant at Larkin Trade International, an import and export compliance consulting firm. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at 5lux.com, one of China’s first online luxury marketplaces.
David Wish, VP – Global Digital Commerce & Customer Engagement, Calvin Klein, Inc
David is currently leading Calvin Klein’s global digital commerce and CRM initiatives – with an initial concentration on Asia and Latin America. Prior to assuming this role, he was VP, Global Digital Marketing for Warnaco – whose brand portfolio included Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Jeans, Speedo and Chaps. His mission was to drive brand engagement and sales across all direct and indirect distribution channels and digital platforms.
Mike Zhang, Executive Vice President, Güd Technologies, Inc.
Mike is EVP and Co-Founder of GüdTech, the software company behind RetailOps. RetailOps is a next-generation, operations-focused ERP system dedicated to bringing enterprise-level efficiency to online and omni-channel retailers, leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve the unique operational challenges facing today’s technology-enabled retailer. Prior to GüdTech, Mike Zhang was founder and CEO of Airsoft Megastore, the largest eCommerce retailer of Airsoft products in the United States, leading Airsoft Megastore through five back-to-back years of growth at a 48% CAGR. The results attracted investment interest from a number of financial and strategic investors, and in 2012, Mike led a successful exit of the company via a sale to a strategic buyer.
Adrianna Bustamante, Commerce Practice Lead, Rackspace
Ashley Bryan, Chief Marketing Officer, Moda Operandi
Doug Glickman, Director of eCommerce, ShopBAZAAR.com
Michael Harvey, Chief Operating Officer, Corra
Ethan Holland, Senior Director – Marketing, American Eagle Outfitters
Jason John, VP – Acquisition Marketing & Mobile, Gilt Groupe
Steve Kahn, VP – Web, Destination Maternity
Marty Keane, SVP – E-Commerce, Theory
Ben Pressley, Head of Enterprise Strategy & Business Development, Magento
Jon Provisor, Owner & CIO, Guidance
Nathan Richter, Director – Client Solutions, Monetate