September 25-26, 2019 Boston, MA
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Founder & CEO, Hint
Entrepreneur Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading, award-winning, unsweetened flavored water, as well as a scented sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. 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 and, in 2016, she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for entrepreneurs. She also recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries.
Chief Digital Officer, Kopari Beauty
As Chief Digital Officer, Megan Whitman directs all digital marketing and eCommerce initiatives for Kopari Beauty. As the first employee, Megan spearheaded the brand’s growth through digital media driving back to their direct to consumer website, gaining the attention of major beauty retailers & investors less than a year after their launch. Today Megan oversees customer acquisition and retention, media buying, and eCommerce strategies for Kopari. Her work helped the brand gain recognition being listed on the Top 25 Digitally Native Vertical Brands of 2017 by Pixlee, The Lead's Foremost 50 List for Digitally Native Brands You'll See Everywhere in 2019 and IAB’s Direct Brands to Watch in 2019.
Andrew Bialecki is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Klaviyo, a marketing platform for businesses that want to grow through channels they own. Andrew and his co-founder, Ed Hallen, started Klaviyo in 2012.Prior to Klaviyo, Andrew worked at Performable, which was acquired by Hubspot in June 2011. Before that he worked for Applied Predictive Technologies, a Washington D.C. based technology company, whose clients included the world’s largest retail brands. Born and raised in just outside of Boston, he is proud to be building Klaviyo in his hometown.
Director of Product, Klaviyo
Jake has been working in marketing since he was one, when his parents started an advertising agency. He started going grey at age 9 — draw your own conclusions! He is an eternal optimist and has dedicated his career to helping businesses who are short on bandwith, budget or expertise market like the most sophisticated brands on earth and grow incredibly fast. He prioritizes his family, then Klaviyo, then golf.
Founder & CEO, Beardbrand
Eric Bandholz is the Founder of Beardbrand, a men's grooming company that manufactures and sells products for beards, hair, and bodies. Beardbrand bootstrapped from a $30 investment and turned that into a 7 figure business with no debt or outside investors. He currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and daughter.
VP, Research Director, Forrester
Brigitte finds her flow in crafting marketing strategies with an emphasis on integrated innovation. At Forrester, she leads a team of analysts who help B2C marketers master digital and traditional marketing to win and retain customers. Brigitte is a former strategist for agencies Publicis and Digitas, where she architected digital experiences for some of the largest brands across categories. Prior to her agency work, Brigitte crafted business strategies for clients through the lens of digital disruption while at IBM and Mainspring. Brigitte has a degree in Engineering and her MBA. She's a passionate foodie and oenophile.
VP, Technology Strategy & Business Development, Unilever Prestige
Connie Kim is the Vice President of Technology Strategy & Business Development at Unilever Prestige, where she focuses on identifying the most innovative, advanced ways of implementing the fastest moving and most relevant trends across the prestige beauty brands. Previously, she worked in Business Development at Google X, the highly confidential innovation engine at Alphabet, and in the Digital Strategy practice at McKinsey & Company. She received her MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She spends most of her free time chasing around her 1-year-old baby boy.
CEO & Co-founder, CurlMix
Kimberly Lewis is the co-founder of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. Kim and Tim, her husband and co-founder, were featured on Season 10 of Shark Tank, a critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning reality show. With a bachelor’s degree in Logistics & Marketing from the University of Illinois and a relentless drive, Kim has bootstrapped CurlMix to several million in sales in just a few years. Shortly after Shark Tank, Kim also raised a seed investment of $1.2M from the CEO of LinkedIn and other partners.
Marketing Director, HYLETE
After securing a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management, Jon's career started in B2C sales and expanded to digital marketing and e-commerce. Initially cutting his teeth in email marketing, Jon surpassed all industry benchmarks and now manages HYLETE's Digital Marketing team, the brand’s marketing calendar, and software partners/3rd party agencies. He leverages all the resources at his disposal to make data-driven decisions while delivering engaging, personalized, timely communications.
Marketing Director, CurlMix
Alicia Ferguson is the Head of Strategic Marketing at CurlMix and a mindfulness entrepreneur. She specializes in email marketing and e-commerce. Her passion for beautiful design and data creates campaigns that convert into revenue and connect with core audiences. With over ten years of experience, her keen eye for detail has lead creative direction on several successful campaigns garnering over seven figures in sales. Alicia derives great pleasure in helping companies and individuals build strategic data-driven marketing campaigns and practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation. Alicia was recently featured on Klaviyo’s "Ready, Set, Grow” docu-series where she detailed how she currently leads the digital marketing, paid and owned content initiatives that drive CurlMix.
CEO & Founder, Octane AI
Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Octane AI, the best way to drive sales with Facebook Messenger ads and automations while completely coordinated with Klaviyo. Matt is also the creator of Chatbots Magazine, the #1 bots and AI publication in the world with over 750,000 readers a year. Previously, with a focus on digital product design, Matt pioneered one-to-many online live video at Ustream (acquired by IBM), went through YCombinator, and helped grow rapper Lil Wayne from 1 to 30 million fans online.
Retention Marketing Manager, Who Gives A Crap
Mike Altman uses his bum to try and save the world. He leads Retention Marketing at Who Gives A Crap, who sell feel-good toilet paper and use 50% of their profits to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. Previously, he helped customers sleep better with Casper. Prior to that, he helped Donor see the impact of their donations with charity: water. He lives in NYC with his wife and their Betta Ringo Starfish.
VP, Digital Ecommerce & Marketing, Homage
Robert leads HOMAGE's eCommerce, Digital, Marketing, Social Media, Customer Service and Digital Design teams with twenty years of experience in retail, digital product innovation and business development. Robert started his retail career at Tween Brands, now Ascena Retail Group and has held executive level positions at Turner Broadcasting, Demandware, Pitney Bowes and Aptos. Robert leads with a focus on driving profit through a lens of strategic vision and analytical execution.
Associate Director of Digital Design, Homage
Currently residing in Columbus, Ohio, Nottke works for throwback apparel company HOMAGE's marketing department as the Associate Director of Digital Design. Working with a small, yet mighty team, he helps develop effective strategies for products that range from NBA JAM to Nickelodeon. He's also most likely lost count at the number of emails he's designed since 2008. He also enjoys marketing himself as a semi-pro wrestler, Marion Fontaine. Traveling around the midwest performing in gyms, smokey elks clubs, and the occasional barn. So if you looking for conversation topics from font management to throwing a bodyslam, he's a qualified resource.
Head of Merchant Engagement, Shopify Plus
Jamie Levy is the Head of Merchant Engagement at Shopify Plus, the division of Shopify focused on the world’s largest and fastest growing brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Morphe, Rebecca Minkoff, ThirdLove, and Steve Madden. Jamie brings the Shopify mission to life by creating merchant experiences, connecting executives and founders and feeding insights back into Shopify. Throughout her career, Jamie has built a reputation for connecting the dots to help organizations scale.
Senior Product Manager, Klaviyo
Head of Direct Marketing, Death Wish Coffee
Will Critcher is Head of Direct Marketing at Death Wish Coffee where he develops analytically motivated marketing and advertising strategies. He is a fan of conversations that aren't required to stay on topic, tequila, and people who give a damn. After a brief stretch as a professional paintball player, he’s worked exclusively for the last 11 years in the marketing and sales space. Most of his time has been spent on the agency and the advertising side. Prior to joining Death Wish in early 2019, Will was the Founder, CFO, and lead dishwasher for an agency, Unveil.
Founder & CEO, Hawke Media
As a serial entrepreneur and marketing expert, Huberman is a sought-after thought leader in the world of digital marketing, entrepreneurship, sales and business. Prior to Hawke, he founded, grew and sold two successful ecommerce companies. Huberman is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Forbes “30Under30,” CSQ "40Under40", Inc. Magazine’s “Top 25 Marketing Influencers,” and Best in Biz North America’s “Marketing Executive of the Year.” A regular contributor to major publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur and CSQ, Huberman is also a well-known keynote speaker.
Product Manager - Email & Deliverability, Klaviyo
Digital Marketing Strategist, Chubbies
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Erich Hellstrom (or H-Bomb, as his Nana calls him) is the Digital Marketing Strategist for weekend apparel brand, Chubbies. He has a hand in messaging, content, and analytics across multiple platforms. When he's not slanging KPIs, he's a (very) amateur ultra runner and regularly performs improv to decently satisfied crowds.
Senior Software Engineer, Klaviyo
VP, CRM and Email, Tinuiti
At Tinuiti, Ryan's leading the overall CRM & Email team, while working to develop an enhanced CRM offering for both existing and new clients. This will be achieved by identifying & driving adoption of emerging technologies, utilized to support the expansion of cross-channel CRM capabilities, ensuring Tinuiti's first-to-market with emerging technologies which can optimize our clients' CRM & Email offerings. Prior to Tinuiti, Ryan has worked on both the client and agency side of CRM & Analytics for brands such as Luxottica (parent company for Sunglass Hut & LensCrafters), Carter's | OshKosh, and Kroger's to name a few.
Director of Growth, Klaviyo
Former International Head of Creative Planning & Production, PUMA
Over her 20 year career, Andrea Petrick has accumulated a deep knowledge and understanding of consumer and retail brands. She has recently departed from PUMA’s International Marketing organization as the Global Head of Planning and Production, a department that she designed and built from the ground up. Andrea is a forward-thinking senior executive, and an empowering and people-focused leader. She is passionate about managing and coaching diverse teams to deliver results while facilitating their career development. Andrea currently lives in the Boston area with her husband and two young children.
Product Expert, Klaviyo
SVP Global Business Development, BigCommerce
As SVP of Global Business Development, MaryAnn Bekkedahl leads BigCommerce’s strategic partnerships team. She focuses on developing and executing partnership strategies to deliver best-in-class technology solutions to BigCommerce merchants, and scale top-line revenue growth for the company. Prior to her time at BigCommerce, MaryAnn held executive positions at Time Inc. and Rodale, and co-founded the mobile shopping app Keep.
Jim Lofgren is the CEO of Nosto, the industry leader in AI-powered personalization for digital commerce. Nosto was founded in 2011 and enables over 2,500 online retailers to deliver their customers personalized shopping experiences. Prior to joining Nosto, Jim Lofgren was CEO of Klarna in North America and VP of Global Accounts. Klarna is a leading payments solutions provider, and in his role Jim was responsible for the company’s largest accounts and its North American business. Before joining Klarna, he held the position of GM & Chief Merchandising Officer at CommerceHub, where he was responsible for helping more than 50 expand their growing their online sales through expanding endless aisle assortment utilizing CommerceHub's network over 10,000 drop ship suppliers.
Monica Klausner is an entrepreneur and sales & marketing executive with a pioneering spirit, and years of experience scaling businesses from inception to record-breaking sales. She launched her career in sales at ADP, winning many top regional and national performance awards and accolades. Shortly thereafter, she found herself in the middle of the start-up world where she held lead sales positions with innovative media start-ups, including Bizrate/Shopzilla and LAUNCH Media, which was later acquired by Yahoo! Music. While at Smith Geiger her innovative UI/UX strategies launched a new revenue channel. The UI/UX research filled a need for early and later stage companies to acquire feedback in order to enhance their customers’ experience and increase conversions. In 2013, Klausner and her brother founded Veestro, a gourmet, plant-based food company that has created major waves in the food technology space with annual sales more than doubling and at a current run rate of several million per year.
SVP Business Development and Partnerships, Yotpo
Customer Success Manager, Klaviyo
Founder & CEO, Supply
Patrick is the Founder and CEO at Supply, a modern wellness and lifestyle brand for men. Supply offers premium grooming and shaving gear that solves real problems for real men. Patrick is an ex-fighter jet engineer and a shaving nerd - a huge hit at parties. He's passionate about bootstrapping high-growth, profitable brands through relentless attention to detail and superior customer experiences.
Software Engineer, Klaviyo
Co-Founder & CEO, Princess Awesome
Rebecca Melsky is the co-founder and CEO of Princess Awesome, a brand that creates clothes for girls with themes usually only found in the boys' section, as well as Boy Wonder, a brand that similarly flips the script on boys' apparel. Before starting Princess Awesome in 2013 with her friend and business partner, Eva St. Clair, Rebecca was an elementary school teacher for ten years. Rebecca earned her master’s degree in education from Northwestern University, and her bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and three children.
Product Manager, Klaviyo
Head of Content, AppSumo
Ilona Abramova is the Head of Content at AppSumo, an eCommerce site dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start and grow their business using SaaS tools. Since joining AppSumo, the active email list has increased 25% and clickthrough rates and revenue from e-mail have doubled. Some of her most effective initiatives have been creating a new e-mail template, increasing segmentation, and creating unique ways to increase engagement. When she’s not sending e-mails to a million people, Ilona loves yoga, long walks to nowhere (she’s a native New Yorker), and the NY Times Crossword. She lives in Austin, Texas with her best friend, Candice, and their pet palm tree, Kevin.
Senior Product Manager, Klaviyo
VP Marketing Services, Blue Acorn iCi
Lindsey Murray has spent more than 10 years leading performance marketing for Fortune 1,000 brand’s DTC digital commerce initiatives. As VP, Marketing Services at Blue Acorn iCi, Lindsey focuses on demand generation and customer experience strategy as well as making sure there’s at least one dog in the office at all times. Nothing gets her more excited than [actionable] analytics data and empowering others with that know-how is her passion.
Steve Wietrecki is Chief Revenue Officer of Klaviyo, a marketing platform for businesses that want to grow through channels they own. Steve is responsible for scaling Klaviyo’s go-to-market operations to meet the needs of its growing customer base. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, finance and operations to his role.Prior to Klaviyo, Steve was chief operating officer of Rocana, Inc, an operations data company, that sold to Splunk, Inc. in October of 2017. Before that he was chief operating officer at Classpass, the NYC based studio fitness subscription service. Throughout his career Steve has helped companies at various growth stages achieve increased momentum and success. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryant College and an MBA from Boston University, both with honors. He lives in Medfield, Mass., with his wife and children.
VP of Marketing and Content, NOBULL
Todd Meleney was the first employee of NOBULL. He's spent his entire career in start-ups, including starting his first business when he was 19. In the early days of NOBULL, Todd played the role of executing all marketing activities: social media, website coding, email marketing, advertising, customer service, managing sponsored athletes, etc. As the company scaled, Todd built a department to support these activities and deliver NOBULL's brand to the world in a powerful way.
Director of Sales, Magento, an Adobe company
Jim leads the Magento sales team at Adobe in the Northeast, helping organizations take their eCommerce and digital channels to new levels with an emphasis on best practices and strategy. Jim holds a BS in Business from Merrimack College, and an MBA from Bentley University. Raised in the Boston area, Jim currently resides in Sterling, MA with his wife and two teenage children…who are primarily responsible for his gray hair. When not on the road visiting with clients, you’ll likely find Jim on a golf course or at Fenway rooting on his beloved Red Sox.
Data Science Software Engineer, Klaviyo
Head of Email Marketing, MuteSix
Head of Email Marketing, Purelei
CEO, Art of Skincare
Co-founder & CEO, Highline Wellness
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