Brand Innovators LLC
Brand Innovators LLC
Drew Berkowitz has over 25 years of media experience, insight and industry perspective. He currently serves as Global VP of Brands, Social and Creative Intelligence, working with Brand Marketers and Ad Agencies make sense of consumer conversation and turning insights into content. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President at wochit, leading efforts to help guide publishers, journalists, brands and storytellers elevate their content by creating custom Video. He also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Vimeo where he won numerous awards for creating video partnerships between brands and Vimeo’s community. Drew started in the digital landscape launching Comedy Central’s website before starting his own consultancy in 1999 to help other emerging digital companies strategize and execute across sales and marketing. Drew is currently writing a book titled, “Why You Won’t Read This”, covering the shift in consumption of information from written word to video.
Stephanie is an accomplished business leader with a strong track record of success in business-to-business solutions marketing, business operations, field marketing and brand positioning. Over the past 20 years, she has served in executive leadership and senior marketing roles within the enterprise applications, analytics and BI, cloud, mobile and database technology sectors. Throughout her career, Stephanie has built highly-motivated multi-disciplinary teams that deliver high-performance results in a matrixed international environment.
As CMO of Salesforce, Stephanie leads a global team of 1200 marketers working at the intersection of product vision, a dynamic market, and a world-class sales organization. They define a single differentiated brand across industries and integrate all marketing activities into 1:1 solutions-centric customer journeys, while outpacing the market with the most innovative products and launches in the industry.
In her previous Salesforce role as EVP, Product Marketing, Stephanie led the product marketing organization and oversaw all go-to-market strategy across the entire Salesforce portfolio of products.
Prior to Salesforce, Stephanie served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at IHS Inc., responsible for marketing strategy, operations and execution across the full spectrum of IHS products and services globally. Before that, Stephanie was Senior Vice President of Marketing at SAP, and led large global teams responsible for the positioning, messaging and definition of value propositions across the SAP portfolio of industry- and line-of-business-based solutions. She has also previously held marketing leadership roles at Oracle, Business Objects and Hyperion Solutions.
Stephanie is co-author of Driven to Perform, a book for all business professionals, providing them corporate performance management tools for strategy, planning, execution, modeling and optimization to improve their business performance.
Jay Chicoy has over a decade of experience in content licensing and enterprise digital asset management. At Wochit, Jay is responsible for developing relationships with publishers, journalists, content marketers and other professional storytellers and helping them build impactful video strategies. Previously, Jay led strategy and client development at Adstream North America, and before that, served as VP, Head of Sales for Deluxe Entertainment’s MediaRecall brand. He began his career at Getty Images, and over a 12-year tenure, advanced from account manager to Director of Sales for the US and Canada. He holds a degree in International Business and Diplomacy from New England College and is based in NYC.
As the Director of Global Content Marketing, Courtney leads content strategy, development, and distribution for the B2B side of American Express. This include overseeing all content for OPENForum.com, the award-winning publishing and community platform. She has been in her current role at American Express for three years but has overseen OPEN Forum content since 2009, when she was Director of Content Strategy for Federated Media. There, she oversaw content for such clients as American Express and Proctor & Gamble. Before joining Federated Media, Courtney held positions at Inc. and Departures magazines. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneycolwell
Lydia Daly is the Senior Vice President of Social Media and Branded Content Strategy at Viacom Velocity, a full-service integrated marketing and creative content division. She is the social media strategic lead for all integrated marketing executions across MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, LOGO, CMT and more. She develops groundbreaking, data driven solutions for social and integrated marketing campaigns, including Viacom’s industry-leading suite of Echo products, which are leveraged by many of the world’s largest advertisers. Daly oversees Velocity’s Echo unit spearheading the ideation, innovation, implementation and measurement of all social media programs for advertising partners. Her team also runs the recently launched, Velocity Content Network, a division that creates social media branded content and leads the casting and execution of all Social Influencer campaigns across Velocity
Peter DeLuca is Senior VP, Brand & Advertising, for T-Mobile USA. He is responsible for bringing the brand to life through the development of all national advertising, retail communications, social and sponsorships & events. He oversees corporate media planning, buying and implementation, including traditional, digital, mobile media, social platforms and program integrations. Prior to joining T-Mobile, DeLuca was the chief marketing officer for the specialty retailer Banana Republic (owned by Gap Inc.). He also spent 12 years working at Charles Schwab in various senior marketing leadership roles. Before joining Schwab, DeLuca spent the early part of his career working at advertising agencies with clients such as AT&T, MCI and several Procter and Gamble brands. DeLuca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Colorado.
Miranda Dempster is an editorial art director and graphic designer, who has worked for numerous award winning print publications. She was the former art director of “The Strategist” section of New York Magazine, and has recently transitioned from print over to digital media. She currently holds the role of senior art director and product designer for New York Media and thecut.com. Recent major projects have included thecut.com identity and homepage redesign in 2017, and a cross vertical article page template redesign in 2018.
As CEO of Influential, an A.I. influencer technology platform and Developer Partner of IBM Watson, Ryan Detert has brought top influencers, brands, press, and financing to his venture-backed company, which has offices in Beverly Hills, NYC, and Las Vegas. Detert has created a network of over 25,000 of the most engaged social media influencers and used third-party data and technology to turn the Wild West of social into an agency-friendly media buy across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube.
Beth-Ann is a seasoned executive with a keen sense of what’s next in marketing and technology. As President of Innovid, the world’s leading video marketing platform, which is listed #4 in Business Insider’s 19 Most Interesting Ad-Tech Startups of 2017, Beth-Ann leads the company’s high-performing global Sales, Marketing and Client Services teams. Prior to joining Innovid, she served as Senior Vice President and GM of Conde Nast’s Epicurious, VP of Category Development for Yahoo!, and VP and General Manager for DoubleClick. Beth-Ann has a history of breaking new ground for female executives. She served as Chairman of the Board for the Advertising Club of New York where she led the development of I’Mpart – an industry-wide program of diversity inclusion. A 2006 AAF Hall of Achievement inductee, Beth-Ann is also the founder and VP of W.O.M.E.N. – a professional women’s mentoring program – and served as a board member for the Online Publishers Association and IAB.
Jason Farkas is Vice President and General Manager of CNN Business, overseeing the global commercial and editorial operations of CNN’s business news platform.
Farkas previously oversaw digital video and TV for CNNMoney, CNN Tech, and CNN Media, including serving as executive producer of the Sunday show Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter.
In 2015 Farkas launched CNNVR, the network’s immersive journalism operation, pushing the technical boundaries of CNN’s on-the-ground storytelling. CNNVR has produced more than one hundred 360 documentaries inside 75 countries, giving viewers rare access to North Korea, Iraq, and Syria. The unit also produced the most-watched live VR experience in history, capturing the path of the 2017 solar eclipse across the nation for 5.7 million viewers in real-time 360.
Prior to joining CNN, Farkas ran afternoon programming on Bloomberg Television, and launched several primetime shows at CNBC. He began his career as an NBC Page with Saturday Night Live.
He’s a graduate of Middlebury College, and a New York City native.
As Co-Founder of the Brand Innovators, Brandon is responsible for developing premium content which means tapping marketers from the world’s most successful brands to share how they’re utilizing emerging technology and new media vehicles to build their brands and drive meaningful ROI. A prolific, highly respected writer, Brandon is an expert blogger at Forbes where his weekly contributions are featured on Forbes’ CMO Network, Leadership and Technology sections. Prior to launching Brand Innovators, Brandon held marketing and business development positions in the executive search sector where he forged relationships with some of the most influential brand marketers, technology developers and venture capitalists in our industry. Follow Brandon on Twitter.
Jeff Hackett is Senior Vice President, North America Sales at GroundTruth. He’s responsible for overseeing and leading the sales organization across key brand categories and agencies. Prior to his current role, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of U.S. Brand Sales at AdColony, Inc., a mobile advertising platform, and spent 14 years at comScore, Inc. in a variety of sales leadership roles including Executive Vice President, Digital Media. Jeff’s career began at Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), where he held several roles in media planning across top brands, such as Bayer, L’Oréal, Mercedes-Benz, and Reckitt Benckiser Group. He resides on Long Island with his wife, Tara, and two elementary school-aged boys. When not in a conference room or on a plane, Jeff can be found coaching his sons’ baseball, basketball, and soccer teams.
Daniel Hallac joined New York Media as chief product officer in 2017, overseeing the company’s product design, product management, technology, business development, and analytics functions, for brands including New York Magazine, Vulture, the Cut, Grub Street, Select All, and the Strategist. His revitalization of New York Media’s product group helped the company hit an all-time web traffic record of 53 million monthly users in May 2018.
Prior to his current role, Hallac held various roles at Bloomberg, most recently serving as the global head of product for Bloomberg Media’s digital team, where he led the product group in the re-launch and growth of Bloomberg’s award-winning digital properties, including Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.
Hallac earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Politics from Brandeis University and has resided in the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Daniella Harkins is a Chief Evangelist for LIveRamp where she focuses on strategic growth and partnerships with agencies. In her role, Daniella works with agency executives to empower growth leveraging the power of identity across the ecosystem. She built her career working with clients at the intersection of data, technology and creative. Prior to joining LiveRamp, Daniella was the VP, Strategic Solutions at Verve where she built programmatic and data partnerships to power mobile solutions for Verve’s clients. Daniella also held multiple executive roles at Acxiom. Her passion and curiosity about how to improve marketing efficiency while enhancing the consumer experience has been the core driver in her career. Daniella holds a BA in French from Temple University and an MBA from St John’s University Rome. When she’s not traveling, Daniella lives in PA with her husband and 3 dogs.
At News Corp, Scott serves as the SVP of Sales and is currently spearheading the go-to-market strategy for News IQ, which is the first solution that leverages all of News Corp’s first party data, social listening technologies and premium inventory as one unified marketing solution that is both scalable and guaranteed to be brand safe.
Scott brings 17+ years of experience building industry leading marketing solutions that equally benefit both the brand marketer and consumer. Prior to joining News Corp, he has built businesses within both venture-backed start-ups and some of the largest e-commerce and digital media organizations, including PayPal, eBay, Drizly, WHERE and Time Warner. Scott is a Penn State graduate, an active speaker at various industry events and a firm believer in the words of Walt Disney, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible!”
As the SVP of Innovation at iProspect, Jeremy Hull champions new breakthroughs across all service lines at iProspect US. He pioneers original ways to leverage channel tools and features to drive business results, and aligns strategies across channels to deliver combined success. By testing and launching new partners and internal tech solutions, he increases both efficiency and performance.
Jeremy knows that innovation goes beyond just testing tech and beta features. Innovation is about creating something new—a unique way of using a feature, combining channels, or identifying new solutions for clients’ business challenges.
Harry is the founder and CEO of Kargo, the leading mobile brand advertising marketplace. Named as one of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2016, he is the chief architect of Kargo’s strategy. Under his leadership over the past fifteen years, Harry has transformed Kargo into one of the advertising industry’s most innovative technology companies. His experience building Kargo from the ground up has given him a deep understanding of the latest trends. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at CES, IAB, Advertising Week, Websummit, Cannes and other advertising and technology conferences, and has been featured in The NYTimes, The Today Show, AdAge, Bloomberg, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and dozens of other media outlets. Harry graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he is now an advisor to young entrepreneurs through the Harvard Innovation Lab. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Debora Koyama is the Chief Marketing Officer for Europe at Mondelez International, the #1 region for the snacking company globally. In her present role at Mondelez International, she is responsible to drive change and bring excellence across several marketing disciplines including Insights & Analytics, Brand Strategy, Content, Media & Digital Transformation. Her mission is to inspire and enable a community of +500 marketers in Europe to unleash a powerful portfolio of iconic brands like Cadbury, Milka, Oreo and Toblerone in the digital era.
She is a champion of brands with purpose, and has launched global sustainability and social impact campaigns in her previous roles. Prior to joining Mondelez International, she was the Global Marketing Vice President for Stella Artois & Craft at AB InBev, where she created the first social impact for Stella Artois partnering with Matt Damon’s non-profit water.org helping women to access clean water in the developing world. Koyama brings more than 25 years of experience in P&L management as well as in Marketing, Brand Strategy and Innovation at top consumer goods organizations such as L’Oreal, AB InBev, Kraft Foods and Diageo. She has led teams in the US, Brazil, Latin America, Europe and at a global level. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University, speaks four languages and has traveled to +60 countries.
Often known by friends and colleagues as “AK”, Andrew is a 21st century marketing master whose work has helped brands in almost every category develop timely, relevant omnichannel experiences at the intersection of digital, data and technology. His 20+ years have spanned business strategy consulting, brand strategy, creative & content, digital planning & activation, media strategy and advanced analytics for world-class brands in the US and around the world. At LiveRamp, Andrew helps senior marketers connect their data and technology efforts to business growth and ROI by using ‘identity’ to deliver hyper-relevant experiences to consumers. Prior to joining LiveRamp he was most recently EVP, Global Client Lead at DDB Worldwide where he spearheaded high-profile, integrated businesses like Miller Lite and ConAgra Brands. He held several executive roles at Starcom and Publicis Groupe where he founded and led the New Establishment Brands practice, leading marketplace disruptors like Airbnb, Twitter, Houzz and StubHub. Always passionate about marketing transformation & innovation, he also served as the Global Executive Lead for Publicis’s partnership with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has had the great fortune to work with powerhouse brands across virtually every category during his unique, varied marketing career.
Andrew lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and their three daughters. He is an avid global traveler and a diehard Cubs fan.
Paul Kontonis is the Chief Marketing Officer at WHOSAY, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing, communications and editorial strategy and initiatives. Kontonis is a 20-year digital media veteran with an industry leading expertise in the business, marketing, programming, cross-platform video distribution and monetization of digital content.
A 20-year veteran in the digital and mobile industries, Evan has previously built new products, businesses and monetization organizations for companies including PubMatic, Shazam, Jumptap, Yahoo, AOL, Excite, and Agency.com. In his last two roles, he developed entirely new businesses and world-class organizations in emerging mobile markets. Evan has shown to be a visionary, championing and developing successful businesses in many of the most important emerging markets in recent years, such as digital in 1995, rich media in 1999, mobile in 2001, video advertising in 2005 and programmatic as far back as 2009. He is an expert in developing product strategies; go-to-market plans, marketing, revenue creation, and leading world-class teams.
At PubMatic, Mr. Krauss was VP of the Emerging Solutions team and was responsible for the Publisher Development and Monetization of Mobile, Video, and Native advertising. At Shazam, Evan was the EVP of Global Sales where he managed the
product strategy, go-to-market plans and sales of Shazam’s 2nd Screen advertising business. Before Shazam, Evan held the role of SVP Global Sales & Business Development at Jumptap, where he managed both the publisher relationships and revenue
generation, helping Jumptap become one of the leading mobile display ad networks. Before Jumptap, Evan was CEO of Cuts, Inc. a critically acclaimed online video editing service.
Mr. Krauss previously spent six and half years at Yahoo. Where he championed and led their mobile efforts starting in 2001 managing product strategy, marketing, business development and revenue. During that time the mobile and connected living room team grew from 22 to over 300 and launched dozens of products delighting 10’s of millions of users.
Before Yahoo!, Mr. Krauss forged new products and business models for some of the earliest and most successful internet businesses like Excite and AOL. Evan is married for 19 years and has three children, Matthew who is 14, Eve and Zoe (twins) just turned 11. He lives with his family in Weston, Connecticut and is an avid cyclist – when he isn’t recovering from a crash of some kind.
Zach Kubin has spent nearly a decade exploring the fast-changing world of digital media, now leading sales and partnerships for Parsec’s time-based advertising product which has experienced over 15% MoM revenue growth after a year in market.
During his first summer in college he learned from some of Y&R’s pioneers in the digital space which lead to account and strategy roles at GroupM and Joule in digital media buying and planning with a focus on mobile advertising.
Zach’s first startup was at Onswipe, a publishing platform for mobile and tablet devices where, as Vice President of Client Development, he led a team responsible for marketing, revenue strategy and sales development on the company’s network of 300+ mobile and tablet publishers as well as driving publisher revenue and M&A relationships.
He made Business Insider’s list of “30 Under 30 Most Creative People in Advertising” due in part to his creation of the WhatHappensInMediaPlanning.tumblr.com blog featuring animated GIFs satirizing the media and advertising industry.
Zach has a B.A. in History from Hamilton College and is a graduate of the Horace Mann School in New York City. A native New Yorker, he lives in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. Her enjoys travel, obscure trivia, even more obscure maps and word games.
Dallas leads the corporate communications and global marketing organization at OpenX. Prior to joining OpenX, Dallas served as the Chief Communications Officer for Rubicon Project, led global communications and government affairs for Mattel and served as the chief global digital strategist for Burson-Marsteller.
During more than a decade in Washington, DC, Dallas served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill prior to joining President Bush’s communications team leading outreach efforts for the President’s signature domestic policy initiative No Child Left Behind. Dallas would later deploy to Baghdad, Iraq on behalf of the White House to serve as a spokesperson for the Coalition. Upon returning from Baghdad, Dallas joined the communications team of Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld where he served as the Pentagon’s Director of Public Liaison for both Rumsfeld and his predecessor Secretary Gates. He has been named both the “Crisis Manager of the Year” by PR News and “Social Media Professional of the Year”. In 2013 PR Week named him one of the 40 most influential leaders in PR. Dallas was previously a commissioned officer in the United States Navy and earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a MA in Government from The Johns Hopkins University.
Max Meran is one of Opinary’s Co-Founders & Head of Brand and Agency Partnerships. At Opinary he works with brands and agencies to create Content Marketing which is
engaging, scalable and contextually relevant. Before founding Opinary, Max worked for McKinsey and was part of Germany’s Economics Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s communications team. Max majored in Economics and History at Oxford and Johns Hopkins SAIS.
As current President and COO of Kargo, Ryan is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15+ years of experience in media and advertising. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of Kargo and is leading the next stage of the company’s growth.
Prior to Kargo, Ryan held key management positions in sales, marketing and business development for some of the best known and fastest growing media and ad technology companies in the world, including Rolling Stone and In Touch Weekly, as well as start-ups VoodooVox and Vdopia.
For the last 7 years, Ryan has worked exclusively in the mobile marketing industry, leading change and stewarding strategy and sales growth in this exciting and fast-growing space. Ryan graduated from Cornell University before receiving his MBA in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Oded’s extensive TV experience has been instrumental in guiding HIRO’s current product offerings and market strategy. Prior to HIRO, Oded co-founded Valis, where he spearheaded the company’s product and social development. Throughout his career, Oded has held a number of highly-influential roles in TV and radio. In fact, he founded Israel’s most popular radio station, acted as the chief content officer of the Israeli Cable Programming Company, served as a showrunner of several prime time shows, and functioned as a discipline leader at McCann Erickson. Oded was elected “Best UX expert” in Israel by one of the premier Israeli business magazines. Oded has a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Tel Aviv University.
As Partner, Executive Director of Strategy, Ariadna develops innovative, strategic solutions spanning across both marketing and brand strategy for clients like IBM, CME Group, ICSC, Consumer Reports, among others. Prior to VSA, Ariadna was Chief Strategy Officer at Interbrand, leading global business strategy and customer experience planning for brands such as Samsung, Colgate and Microsoft, and the global Nissan account.
Ashwin Navin is the CEO and co-founder of Samba TV, a data and analytics service that measures television viewership using data from Internet-connected devices and set-top boxes. Renowned venture capitalist and media personality Mark Cuban pronounced, “The future of TV is Samba.” Prior to Samba TV, Navin was the president and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. In 2018, BitTorrent was acquired by blockchain company Tron for $140,000,000. In 2000, Navin was a founding team member of technology-based financial services company Epoch Partners, the investment banking arm of several online stock brokerages including Charles Schwab, Ameritrade, and TD Waterhouse. Epoch Partners was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2001.
Jennifer Pelino is a Marketing and Brand Strategist working with the world’s most recognizable consumer packaged goods companies in the paid, owned and earned media space. As Senior Vice President of Omni Channel Media at IRI, Jennifer leads target audience planning and measurement to help brands better optimize their media spend. Jennifer’s expertise across diverse critical functions, including analytics, insights, promotions, general management, operations and her comprehensive advertising knowledge brings a unique and needed perspective to business issues beyond marketing alone. Jennifer is a Graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Follow Jennifer Pelino on Twitter at @JenniferJPelino.
As the Head of Social Media and Digital Communications I provide leadership on digital trends and strategies for the Communications and Corporate Affairs team at Pfizer, as well as social media guidance to the company’s top senior executives. Prior to my current role, I served as Director, Convergent Media at Scripps Networks Interactive where I focused on the intersection of television and social media working with the digital, ad sales, marketing and on-air teams. Utilizing innovations I’ve made throughout my career in information technology and online analytics, I trained Scripps employees on disruptive innovation principles, and researched new interactive opportunities for the company in both the Food and Lifestyle categories. I began at Scripps in 2005 as Director of Online Analytics after leaving Healthology, Inc. as the IT Director.
John Piccone is the President & Chief Revenue Officer at Simulmedia, a New York City-based television advertising company.He has been at the forefront in introducing new digital advertising technologies to media owners, agencies and advertisers through media representation, search engine marketing, ad serving, analytics and video management services in Europe and the United States since 1995. John was Chief Growth Officer at Innovid, an online video marketing platform. John has also served as SVP of Business Development and Sales at HealthiNation, a producer and distributor of multi-platform video solutions for the health industry. Prior to joining HealthiNation, was VP, Sales at Blackarrow, a pioneering advanced TV ad targeting company. For ten years prior, John was a founding member of 24/7 Real Media, where he served in a range of roles, including business development, sales management and product management. Before Real Media, John was a founding member of Publicitas Advertising Services, an early digital one-order-one-bill ad placement service for national print advertisers. John holds a B.A. from Allegheny College.
Matt Pritchard has joined Campbell in the new role of VP-digital acceleration group. He had been global head of digital at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health and previously worked on Kellogg Co.’s European digital strategy and operations. Pritchard reports to Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer Greg Shewchuk.
Max Read is the senior editor of Select All, New York Magazine’s website covering the intersection of technology and culture, which he launched in 2016. The site’s interactive feature “The Year in Memes,” co-authored by Read, was a finalist for a 2017 National Magazine Award. He has appeared on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes,” NPR, CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and more. He was previously editor-in-chief at Gawker. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Awl, and more.
Jeff Smith is the General Manager of LiveRamp’s Brands and Agencies business at LiveRamp. Prior to joining LiveRamp, Smith led marketing at Nielsen as part of the global product leadership team, where he accelerated growth domestically and internationally by helping advertisers, agencies, and media companies understand and influence consumers’ path to purchase. Smith has a strong track record building and scaling world-class, revenue-focused marketing organizations in companies ranging from high-growth start-ups to the Fortune 100, and has also held leadership roles spanning general management, sales, marketing, business development, and product management in these organizations. He is recognized as an expert on emerging media and its impact on traditional advertising models, and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
With more than 15 years of media sales management expertise, and a core expertise in digital media and advertising technology platforms, Lee manages sales and sales operations. He leads the nationwide expansion of Pixability’s sales team, enabling brands and agencies to leverage technology for the best video ad performance across premium platforms. Before Pixability, Lee held sales management positions at Sizmek and 24/7 Media. Lee is a graduate of the University of Delaware.
Suzanne Spence, formerly the head of brand partnerships at literary tech start-up Wattpad, leads MOFLIM North America as President. Before joining Wattpad, where she oversaw branded content for clients such as Coca-Cola, H&M and AT&T, in January 2016, Spence spent nearly a decade at Google in various roles including leading the tech giant’s YouTube teams and the global mobile-app-publisher product strategy.
A keen industry speaker, Spence has been on leadership platforms for Google including Mobile Publishers Summit and Think B2B, as well as speaking at NY Social Media Week and The Future of Advertising Summit. A dedicated mentor and champion for diversity, she is a member of She Runs It and is proud to be part of the dynamic female leadership team at MOFILM.
Jeremy drives partnerships that empower marketers with the truth about their customers’ interests and intent, as revealed by Yieldmo’s massive data set. Bringing more than 15 years of experience with data-driven advertising products to his role as CRO, Jeremy is responsible for growing Yieldmo’s data platform and media business.
Prior to joining Yieldmo, Jeremy oversaw the advertising division of The Weather Company and played an important role in their acquisition by IBM in 2015. While there, he was responsible for bringing industry-leading solutions to market, such as the groundbreaking WeatherFX platform, and Watson Ads, the world’s first cognitive ad solution. Previously, Jeremy oversaw digital ad sales and business development at Fox News.
Jeremy has served on the Board of Directors for the IAB and the MMA (North America). He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan.
Marc Sternberg is CEO of Rising Tide Media, a leading producer of conferences for the advertising and emerging technology industries. Marc was president and COO of AlwaysOn, from 2007-2011, where he produced over 20 successful conferences in the digital media, clean technology and cloud computing sectors. Marc was the vice president of advertising sales for The Hollywood Reporter, from 1989-2007. Marc has served on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles and the Anti-Defamation League/LA.
Jessica is co-founder and president of gen.video, and a pioneer in social commerce with 15 years of experience spanning television production, digital media, influencer marketing and ecommerce. She is responsible for leading company strategy and overall product vision for gen.video’s data-driven influencer marketing platform built to help bridge the gap between social media and ecommerce. Jessica is passionate about helping brands and retailers authentically tell their stories through the power of video to better engage consumers and drive greater sales. Prior to joining gen.video, she held strategy and marketing roles at CourtTV (now TruTV).
Alicia, Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, is responsible for creating and accelerating the companies brand across the globe. Alicia previously served as the CMO for SAP Ariba, an SAP company, where she led the development of the marketing strategy across the globe. Prior to joining SAP, Alicia spent 11 years at American Express and was the head of Marketing and Business Services and previously head of Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Media Relations for the Global Business Travel division.
Gayle Troberman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc. In this role, Troberman works with all of iHeartMedia, Inc.’s businesses to closely connect them with consumers, helping integrate the company’s brands, products, and platforms even more deeply into consumers’ daily lives. Prior, Troberman, a highly respected marketing industry veteran, served as Chief Marketing and Ideas Officer at IPG Mediabrands. Gayle spent 16 years at Microsoft as Chief Creative Officer where she was responsible for the company’s portfolio of brands and global advertising campaign across consumer and B-to-B products including Windows, Office, Bing, and XBOX. She was also an early internet innovator, creating the industry’s first branded entertainment division at MSN, where she developed many of first online video series and pioneered the premise that with the Internet, brands, agencies and media companies could collaborate in entirely new ways, breaking down the barriers between marketers, creators, engineers, and consumers. Troberman joined Microsoft from Manning Selvage and Lee, where she served as Vice President, Consumer Marketing and focused on applying consumer public relations principles to a broad range of technology brands and products before they developed paid media and advertising strategies.