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Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC



Dylan Conroy
Senior Vice President of Sales, The Social Standard

Dylan leads the revenue at Social Standard. He’s also the host of The Ad Podcast, a show where he interviews the c suite of brands, agencies and media companies on his quest to build the worlds greatest sales culture.

Sarineh Croft
Senior Director of Sales, Tremor Video DSP

Sarineh is a seasoned digital sales expert with over 12 years of experience in the industry across TV & Digital. Over the past 5.5 years, she has honed in on the Digital Video, ACR & Programmatic marketplace at Tremor Video DSP where she now leads the West Coast across all verticals with a specialty in the Studio, Streaming, and Broadcast TV landscape. Prior to joining Tremor, Sarineh spent many years working on digital brand integrations on the publisher side at companies like Viacom, Turner Broadcasting & Game Show Network.

Vin Farrell
EVP, Global Head of R/GA Studios

At R/GA, Vin manages a global team of social strategists, producers, content creators, developers, and designers in creating culturally-driven content designed for current and emerging platforms. With narrative and storytelling in constant evolution, Farrell taps into the unique capabilities and strengths of each team within R/GA Studios to form a new integrated model that provides clients with engaging content quickly delivered on relevant platforms to foster customer engagements.

Vin has worked in production in various capacities across the advertising and film industries in the US and overseas. His strengths and passions lie in connecting audiences with stories and experiences. Technology’s impact on all aspects of media have allowed him to transition and overlap seamlessly across the film, digital content and advertising industries. As these industries collide, collapse and pivot into one other, Vin has served as a change agent for companies merging and/or building new media capabilities.

Prior to R/GA, Farrell held positions at Havas, Viacom, and Digitas, and led projects which went on to win awards at Cannes Lions, Clios, and One Show. As an independent producer he’s showcased and distributed documentary films at Sundance, HBO, Netflix, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Brandon Gutman
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators

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.

Twyla Huang-DiSimone
VP of News Content Partnerships, Ignite, WarnerMedia Ad Sales

Twyla Huang-DiSimone is VP of News Content Partnerships, Ignite, WarnerMedia Ad Sales. In this role, Twyla oversees brand positioning, strategic development and ideation for custom ad campaigns as well as product marketing across CNN, CNN Business, HLN and Great Big Story. Her team works across all platforms inclusive of TV, digital, social, OTT and experiential. She is also responsible for trade marketing, messaging and branding to the B2B community.

Prior to joining WarnerMedia, Twyla held a number of leadership branding and integrated marketing roles in the digital space in both established and start-up environments including: Advance Digital, Condé Nast, Glam Media and The Knot. Twyla’s work has been recognized across the industry; she most recently received recognition for her contributions to the Volvo Racing the Sun campaign with an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow, Excellence in Innovation Award in 2018 and was named a NAMIC Next Generation Luminary in 2017.

Twyla is passionate about current events, politics, food and the creative minds of her two kids. She resides in New York.

Dallas Lawrence
Chief Communications and Brand Officer, OpenX

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.

Jim Louderback
GM and SVP VidCon, Viacom

Jim Louderback joined VidCon in 2014 as editorial director of the industry track, and took over as CEO in 2017. In 2018 he led the sale of VidCon to Viacom, where he is now GM of VidCon.

In recent years, he has developed integrated digital video strategies for large media companies – including Viacom, Discovery and National Geographic – and built platform intentional studio facilities while launching new vertically-focused content brands. In addition, as venture partner at seed fund Social Starts he led investments in a variety of media and technology startups, while helping them focus their objectives, reorient audience and customer strategy, improve product design, and develop long-term strategic plans.

Previously Jim was CEO of on-line video startup Revision3, and led the company to 20x viewer and revenue growth and 9 prestigious awards. In 2012, he sold Revision3 to Discovery, led the integration, launched and acquired 6 new networks, and built Discovery Digital Networks. Prior to that, Jim spent 16 years in increasingly senior editorial and technology management roles at TechTV, PC Magazine and PC Week

Marc Sternberg
Co-Founder, Brand Innovators

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.

Steve Wharton
Director of Sales, FuelX

Steve Wharton is the Director of Business Development for FuelX, a performance-based programmatic marketing platform. Professionally, he spends his time forging new partnerships and evangelizing the benefits of performance marketing. In his personal time, he is elbows deep with changing baby diapers and juggling all the commitments of being a good Dad and Husband. On a rare occasion, Steve finds time to sneak away on his motorcycle to photograph Yosemite National Park. As a kid, he wanted to be a truck driver but luckily he stumbled into marketing.