In 2018 Brand Innovators will produce five regional Brand Innovators '40 Under 40' Celebrations, honoring 40 brand marketers under the age of 40 years old


Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC


Northeast List 2019

Brand Innovators Announces Seventh Annual List Of ’40 Under 40′ Brand Marketers in The Northeast U.S.

Honorees were nominated by the Brand Innovators community which includes more than 25,000 brand side marketers across the US, Canada and UK. Winners were then selected by the Brand Innovators editorial team based on their professional accomplishments, expertise in leveraging digital media and emerging advertising technology platforms and a drive to continually keep their respective brands on the cutting edge of innovation.

Following is the Brand Innovators ’40 Under 40′ Northeast Class of 2019  

Stephanie Miller, Director, Digital & Emerging Media, Verizon,
Will Carafello, Director, Social Media, New York Mets
Vinny Rinaldi, Head of Addressable Media and Technology, The Hershey Company
Allison Stadd, VP Marketing, Bark
Vivian Chang, VP Growth, Nutranext DTC, Clorox
Rachael Wolfson, Director, Global Media, Consumer Engagement, Estée Lauder Companies Inc
Nina Alexander Hurst, Senior Director, Brand Marketing – Luxury and Lifestyle Brands, Hilton
Stephen McDonagh, Director, Digital Marketing and Growth Brands, 1800 Flowers
Ashley Harding, Managing Director, Growth & Engagement Marketing, The New York Times
Janis Huang, Executive Director, Marketing & Media Strategy, The New York Times
Jessica Burns, VP Brand Marketing & Creative, Grubhub / Seamless
Judd Pratt-Heaney, Senior Director, Global Sales & Marketing, WWE
Spencer Gordon, Sr. Director, Digital, Anheuser Busch
Nabeel Alamgir, Chief Marketing Officer, Bareburger
Eddie Revis, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Media Chobani
Blair Aires, Senior Director Communications, Chobani
Anne Balestrieri, Media Manager, Heineken
Amy Marino, Vice President, Global Social Media, Content & Talent Strategy American Express
Brad Blondes, Vice President of Brand Creative and Design, MetLife
Matt Fantazier, Director, Digital Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
Jessica Redler Director, Digital Media & Content Shiseido Americas Corporation
Bette Ann Schlossberg, Director, Influencer Marketing, Lyft
Janna Zagari Director, Audience Engagement SiriusXM
Alphonzo Terrell Director, Digital and Social Marketing HBO
Melissa Hughes, Global Marketing Director, L’Oreal
HL Ray, VP, Marketing, Brand Experience & Business Development, Samsung Electronics America
Heather Fresco, Senior Manager, Digital Customer Experience, Avis Budget Group
Paul Gelb Head of Social & Programmatic, Bayer
Taylor Foxman, Director of External Communications and Customer Success, Pernod Ricard USA
Jacob Messina, Senior Director eCommerce & Performance Marketing, Loews Hotels
Kathy Azeez, VP – Digital Experience & Marketing, American Express
Nathan James, Director, North America Media & Analytics, PepsiCo
Dana Flax, VP Digital Marketing & Content, HBO
Ryan Curran, Director, Brand Marketing, Peleton
Bhalla Pankaj, Brand Director, P&G
Walter Frye, VP Global Brand Engagement, American Express
Sophia Viridaud, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, Schwarzkopf, Henkel
Selena Kalvaria, SVP Brand, Away
Brian Magida, Senior Director, Performance Marketing, Warby Parker
Eva Valerio, Director, Global Digital, Social and CRM The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

About Brand Innovators

Founded in 2011, Brand Innovators is the largest professional organization of brand marketers, with a community of over 6,000 marketing professionals from Fortune 500 and other leading brands, throughout the United States and the UK. The Brand Innovators Advisory Board includes some of the most innovative brand marketers and “change agents” in the marketing and media industries. The company will produce more than 100 events in 2017 in Atlanta, Austin, Bentonville, Boston, Cannes, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Irvine, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norwalk, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., providing brand marketers with continuing digital education and intimate peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Events are underwritten by more than 100 “best-of-breed” growth stage and established digital media and advertising technology companies, from Bitly and Outbrain to AOL and Google. For more information, please visit