We look forward to seeing you on January 25.


Brandon Gutman

Brand Innovators LLC


Marc Sternberg

Brand Innovators LLC



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.

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.

Brent Hall
Director of Digital, Nokia Technologies

Part of Nokia’s emerging innovation arm that includes digital health and media technologies, Brent leads overall global digital marketing efforts including social, paid media, and web. He has been a digital native since web 1.0 when he ran Microsoft’s first online campaigns, and balanced agency, media and brand-side roles, along with founding companies of his own.

Zach Kubin
Vice President, Sales and Partnerships, Parsec Media

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.

Nik Sharma
Director of Performance Marketing, Hint

Since selling items he no longer found useful door-to-door at the age of 7, Nik has always had a unique way to sell. Today, Nik is the Director of Performance Marketing at Hint, the fastest growing beverage brands. Prior to joining Hint, Nik began his marketing career running social media and growth for celebrities like Pitbull and Priyanka Chopra. After that, he ran his own paid-media agency working with publishers like Complex, Refinery29, HypeBeast, TMZ, and others. Today, Nik oversees the eCommerce division at Hint running paid, earned, and owned media.

Ben Trinh
Head of Influencer & Marketing Strategy, Postmates

Ben Trinh (formerly at Lyft) is currently the Head of Influencer and Marketing Strategy for Postmates. Ben is also a founder of influencer agency, “bredfor”.