Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC


Speakers San Francisco 11-08-17

Jasmine Atherton
Head of Social, Americas, Airbnb

Barton_Kaitlin_WebJasmine leads social media at Airbnb for the Americas. In her role Jasmine oversees the strategy, editorial content and teams contributing to Airbnb’s social presence, over doubling it in the most recent years. Her appetite for innovation has driven best-in-class content and numerous awards for her team including Cannes Lions, Webby’s, Effie’s, Twitter Awards, Skifties, Shorty Awards and Best on Social in 2016 for Adweek ARC awards. Prior to Airbnb, Jasmine worked agency-side as Director of Digital Marketing where she focused on emerging marketing technologies. She was the foremost authority on social, digital, and sem for partners and clients including Coca-Cola, AT&T, Home Depot and American Cancer Society. She holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Georgia and is an active member of both the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Women In Technology (WIT).

Cat Berman
Co-Founder, CNote

Barton_Kaitlin_WebCatherine is a three-time entrepreneur with experience building scalable businesses. Her last startup grew into a multi-million dollar firm in less than four years and is now the world’s largest student development firm, GB Inc.

Before launching CNote, Catherine served as Managing Director of Charles Schwab. There, Catherine led a team uncovering new opportunities for Financial Services focused on new market segments and predictive analytics. Prior to Schwab, Catherine maintained a host of management positions including Senior Vice President of Astia (venture capital), Strategy & Operations Manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP (management consulting) and Vice President of Evins Communications, LLC. Her international work experience spans from India to Israel with extensive work in Central and South America.

Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her MBA from the University of Oxford where she founded the Oxford Women in Business Network.

Emma Dunstone
Vice President, Marketing, Mixpanel

Emma Dunstone currently serves as Mixpanel’s Vice President, Marketing. Prior to joining Mixpanel, Emma was Vice President, Marketing at Showpad and Silicon Valley “unicorn” AppDynamics where she built the EMEA marketing team before moving to the US to lead the global programs teams and marketing operations.Earlier in her career, Emma held marketing leadership roles at Webroot, SurfControl/Websense, and Bluewolf.

Amy Enderman
Head of Marketing, Sun Basket

Amy Endemann heads up the marketing team at Sun Basket, the leading organic and sustainable meal kit service. As the first external hire at Sun Basket, Amy built the marketing program, team and tech stack from the ground up. Previously, Amy managed innovation strategy, new product development, and communications campaigns for Nestlé USA and Bolthouse Farms, a division of Campbell Soup Company. Amy is also the author of, a culinary blog inspired by cooking in kitchens around the world.

Kara Goldin
CEO/Founder, hint, inc.

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San Francisco–based hint®,which is a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading unsweetened flavored water. hint also recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with hint fruit essence. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, a member of C200, and a member of SFBay YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization. In 2016 she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Nick Holt
Senior Manager Advertising & Creative, Boost Mobile

HoltIn this role, he is responsible for the overall advertising strategy, execution, and creative vision of the Boost Mobile brand. This includes tone, design, and experience that manifests across multiple disciplines including print, OOH, broadcast, social, retail, lifestyle experiential, front-end UI, and original/partnership content. In addition, his team balances all facets of Boost’s agency roster.

Holt has been with Boost since 2005 and was stationed at key and managing roles throughout his tenure within their in-house creative studio. During this time he has supported numerous cross-functional groups across Sprint’s Prepaid portfolio (Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Prepaid, Assurance Wireless). Most recently he has curated and launched Channel B – a unique exclusive in-store network packed with a variety of modules that present news, product reviews, social & TV content, custom promos, and localized content for Boost’s tribe of customers.

Born and raised in Southern California with a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Art (emphasis in design). He enjoys time with his wife and two young daughters (3 & 10 months). During “nap-time” he enjoys sneaking out to find a few un-crowded pockets of surf or grabbing a quick 9 holes of golf with friends.

Bob Huseby
VP Sales, Imgur

HoltBob is the VP sales at Imgur. Imgur is the world’s largest image-sharing community and the best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the internet. Every day, millions of people visit Imgur to be entertained and inspired by funny, heartwarming and helpful images and stories from all around the world. With an audience of more than 150 million monthly visitors viewing over 6B page views, Imgur delivers one of the largest, most engaged and most influential audiences of millennial males found anywhere on the internet.

Bob Huseby has been in the online publishing world for over 20 years. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of International Development at Fandom by Wikia, Inc. where he opened sales offices in Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, London and Munich. From 2009 to 2015, Bob was the SVP Global Sales at Wikia, having launched the initial sales organization in San Francisco and growing it first nationally then internationally.

Prior to his tenure at Wikia, Bob served as Senior Vice President and Publisher at IDG Entertainment (GamePro magazine), Vice President of National Advertising Sales at GameDAILY and held executive sales management positions at LookSmart, Dialpad Communications and CNET Networks.

When not traveling the world for work, Bob likes to spend his time fly-fishing, hiking and spending time at his home in Maine. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.

Adam Kleinberg
CEO & Co-Founder, Traction

Pernille_Bruun-Jensen_WebMediaPost named Adam an OMMA All-Star in 2013, an award given to the three most influential digital creatives in the U.S. each year. Traction, the agency he co-founded and runs has won Small, Independent or Interactive Agency of the Year awards from Ad Age, iMedia, the Business Marketing Association and sfBIG. Adam is a prominent voice in the advertising industry. He is a regular columnist for Ad Age and has also been published in Forbes, Mashable, Digiday and Entrepreneur and a speaker at dozens of events like SXSW, Ad Age Digital, ad:tech and iMedia Summits. Traction has a track record of helping brands compete better by creating content and experiences designed for today’s digital consumer. The agency has had the good fortune to provide innovative marketing solutions to some of the world’s greatest brands including Apple, Adobe,, Bank of America, Bonny Doon Vineyards, CamelBak, Lenovo, Healthy Pet, Robert Half International,, Shutterfly, Virgin Mobile, and

Christopher Murphy
Head Of Strategy at LiveRamp, An Acxiom Company

simonsChristopher Murphy is the Head of Strategy at LiveRamp, focusing on agency partnerships and advocacy for people-based marketing. Prior to LiveRamp, Chris spent 6+ years at Omnicom Media Group in multiple programmatic roles across Global, EMEA and US, including marketing, client services and strategy, US partnerships, and EMEA market strategy and growth. His 10+ years of experience in digital media and programmatic spans advertiser, publisher, and technology roles, including Glam Media, Yahoo!, and Right Media. In addition to his role at LiveRamp, Chris is a co-chair of the IAB Buying Automation committee and a judge and board member of The Drum Digital Trading Awards and I-Com Data Creativity Awards. Chris holds a B.A. in History from Princeton University.

Adam Simons
Head of Emerging Brands, The Clorox Company

simonsAdam Simons is the head of Clorox’s Emerging Brands group. He has responsibility for leading the strategy, operations, and P&L of a high growth part of the company’s portfolio. Adam has marketing, corporate strategy, and general management experience across a variety of industries such as hospitality, technology, health care, financial services, and consumer packaged goods. His work both in-house for corporations and, before that, in consulting has covered a broad array of business issues relating to marketing strategy, new product innovation, corporate growth strategy, financial investments, and mergers/acquisitions. He is a regular lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Adam has an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, where he specialized in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His undergraduate degree is from Cornell University. He lives in Oakland, CA (yes, Oakland really is nicer than you think it is) with his wife, two kids, and giant St. Bernard.

Rollo Wenlock
CEO, Wipster
Rollo comes from a fifteen-year career creating video content for big brands across Europe. This led him to starting Wipster, in an aim to dramatically enhance companies’ ability to create video at a rapid rate and far higher quality through best-in-class review and approval.