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Todd HymelApparel

Todd began his career in audit in 1996 at KPMG in New Orleans. He then served as Senior Manager in KPMG’s Transaction Services department in Chicago before being appointed to the Paris office to handle transborder deals. In 2003, Todd joined the European office of Platinum Equity in Paris. In late 2006, he co-founded Naxos CapitalPartners, a private equity firm specializing in small- and mid-caps. Todd joined Kering in 2008, as Deputy Director of Mergers & Acquisitions and in 2012, was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kering Sport & Lifestyle Division. Todd was appointed CEO of Volcom in December 2015. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.

Marie Gulin-MerleHealth & Beauty

A L’Oréal veteran with over 15 years of strategic digital and integrated marketing and communications experience, Marie Gulin-Merle was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at L’Oréal USA in 2014. Reporting directly to L’Oréal USA and Americas CEO, Frédéric Rozé, Ms. Gulin-Merle is responsible for driving new marketing models, innovations and strategic partnerships across the company’s portfolio of more than 30 iconic brands. From content creation and distribution to enhancing consumer engagement through data and cross-platform analytics, Ms. Gulin-Merle is passionate about developing the creative platforms and tools needed to place the consumer at the center of L’Oreal USA’s business. In 2016, she was included in WWD’s 10 Most In-Demand Execs in Digital Fashion and E-Commerce list, Ad Age's 40 Under 40 list and Business Insider’s Most Innovative CMO’s list in 2016.

Raja RajamannarCredit Cards

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Raja has global responsibility for advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital, and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to joining MasterCard, he served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer at WellPoint, Inc. Prior to WellPoint, Raja served as chief innovation and marketing officer for Humana, a Fortune 100 Healthcare company. Earlier, he was with Citigroup for 15 years holding a number of roles, including global chief marketing officer, Cards and Payments; and from 2004 to 2006, Raja was chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America

Doug PalladiniRetail

Global Brand President

With more than 25 years of leadership across marketing, sales and product, Doug Palladini oversees the strategic direction of Vans’ $2.3 billion business as the Global Brand President. Palladini played an integral role in Vans’ transformation into a global icon of creative expression in youth culture, becoming the largest action sports footwear and apparel brand on the planet. A sampling of this success includes the establishment of Vans’ North America region and the development of an industry-leading marketing program that is executed consistently worldwide.

Marisa ThalbergQSR

"As the Chief Brand Officer, Marisa Thalberg leads all product and brand marketing along with all brand engagement functions. Product/concept development and management, creative, merchandising, digital/social, media, strategic partnerships, communications teams report to her, and with these teams she’s leading the global brand forward in exciting ways, toward its mission of becoming a Category of One. Today, she inspires her team and agencies to think about Taco Bell in unexpected ways, creating cultural topspin moments, including a first-ever collaboration collection with Forever 21 and making Taco Bell a destination wedding venue in Las Vegas, NV. She also flipped industry value advertising on its head, focusing the brand’s campaign on the product and experience instead of the price; creating the most elevated campaigns for the least expensive items on the menu. These successful projects are only the beginning and she is excited to continue elevating the brand. Marisa has been named one of the top 5 Social Business Leaders in the Nation by The Economist, a Top 50 Women in Marketing by Brand Innovators, an Advertising Working Mother of the Year, an Advertising Age “Woman to Watch,” 2017 Woman of the Year by She Runs It, and 2017 Top 25 CMOs by Forbes. Her favorite, however, was being selected by UNICEF as their iconic representative of U.S. working mothers for their State of the World’s Children report."

Sophia AmorusoMedia

Ceo & Founder

Sophia is a creative visionary and modern-day entrepreneur who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. She is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Girlboss to be one of the most exciting movements of our time.

Jesse CoulterElectronics

Jesse Coulter is an award-winning innovator leading marketing and strategy as Chief Creative Officer for Samsung America. His portfolio of entertainment-driven advertising demonstrates a keen instinct for storytelling and culture, and a mandate to disrupt and provoke in the name of meaningful content. Jesse's work has garnered two Emmys, five Cannes Lions Grand Prix and an Annie, as well as being recognized among AdAge's Top 15 Campaigns of the Century.

BOB PITTMANMedia

Ceo & Chairman

"Bob Pittman is Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc., a leading global media, digital and entertainment company which includes iHeartMedia, which has the largest reach of any broadcaster in America and is also a major digital and social platform; and Clear Channel Outdoor, with over 750,000 displays in over 40 countries. Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV. He has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises, and was COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner. Pittman has been inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, received AdWeek’s first ‘Media Visionary’ award, was named one of Advertising Age's ""50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV"" and ""10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture, ” and was recognized as the eighth of Life Magazine’s “50 Most Influential Boomers.” ."

Craig BrommersRetail

Craig Brommers is a global marketing executive who cultivates iconic brands for digital, geographic, and category expansion. As the new Chief Marketing Officer of Gap, his team's recent efforts have led to sales momentum for the iconic American retailer. These campaigns include Generation Gap, the 90s archive re-issue, and 'Fearless Beauty' collaboration with Disney. Previously, he led global marketing at Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, and Speedo. At A&F, his team achieved a number of digital firsts – first brand to advertise to teens on Instagram, first specialty retailer to advertise on Snapchat, and highest retailer ad recall on Facebook. At Calvin Klein, his team built on a legacy of provocative advertising with the brand’s first ever Super Bowl campaign. At Speedo, he led the award-winning 2008 Beijing Olympics campaign, featuring Michael Phelps and the controversial NASA-engineered LZR Racer swimsuit.

Spencer BaimMedia

Spencer Baim is Chief Strategic Officer of VICE MEDIA and founder of VIRTUE, VICE’S Creative agency. He is helping steer VICE to become the most successful youth media company in the world. Spencer oversees brand strategy and research for all VICE properties and major brand partnerships including A-B InBev, Airbnb, Lululemon, (RED), and Unilever. Prior to VICE, Spencer was a brand strategist for advertising agencies Fallon and Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Spencer was named one of AdAge’s Media Mavens of 2014, has sat on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries and is the President of this year’s Epica Awards.

Jill CressCable Networks

Jill Cress serves as Chief Marketing Officer of National Geographic Partners. In this role, Cress oversees the global brand vision, driving all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing the marketing strategy for the brand and its entities around the world. Cress was tapped as CMO in 2016 after a long tenure at MasterCard, bringing with her a depth of consumer insights expertise that is helping her revitalize this world-renowned brand.

Gus WennerPublishing

Gus Wenner is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone reaches approximately 60 million people every month across print, digital, social and events. In 2015, Wenner was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and has been named to Adweek’s 2016 Young Influentials list and Variety’s 2017 New Power of New York list.

Rich AntonielloMedia (Online)

"Rich Antoniello is CEO of Complex Networks, a global media company and youth culture brand. In 2016 he led the acquisition of Complex by Verizon and Hearst becoming Complex Networks. The company is focused premium programming on Verizon’s go90 and through Complex Networks’ vertical brands. Antoniello joined Complex as CEO in 2003 and has transformed it from an influential print publication into a 360-degree multimedia platform. Prior to Complex, Antoniello was at National Geographic, and Wenner Media’s Men's Journal. He lives in New York City with his wife and two girls."

Moj MahdaraHealth/Beauty

Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycon Media, has built the company into a globally-recognized community for Gen Z and Millennial content creators, celebrities, fans, and brands. Mahdara’s successes have been nationally recognized, being named in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire’s “Top Female” lists in 2015, Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” list, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Digital Players” in 2016 as well as WWD’s 2017 Digital Power Posse List.

Tony GonzalezSports

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez joins FOX Sports as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL Season. Gonzalez is a fixture on FOX NFL Kickoff, Fox’s hour-long NFL pregame show preceding FOX NFL Sunday, airing each Sunday at 11:00 AM ET during the NFL season.

Krishna AndavoluCable Networks

Krishna Andavolu is a journalist, producer, and versatile on-camera personality. He’s the creator, host, and executive producer of VICELAND’s Weediquette, a documentary series of empathetic, journalistically rigorous investigations into the new reality of cannabis culture in the US and around the world. Krishna helped Weediquette grow from an online column to a web series to one of VICELAND's most popular programs.

Mindy HamiltonMedia

Svp, Global Partnership & Marketing

Mindy Hamilton is the SVP of Global Partnerships, responsible for developing global marketing partnerships and digital solutions for Marvel Entertainment's theatrical, television, digital, and publishing lines of business. She has led the charge on high-profile film deals including Audi, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Pizza Hut while also spearheading an aggressive initiative to expand Marvel's offerings in the digital space.

Kandee JohnsonMedia (Online)

Through her viral YouTube transformation tutorials and inspirational videos, Kandee Johnson has revolutionized millions by giving her viewers the tools to shape their lives from the inside out. Known and beloved by a loyal, diverse and expansive audience, she can hardly walk down the street without meeting a fan whose life she has touched. Kandee is a founder and leader in the modern world of the digital beauty influence

Carolyn FeinsteinStorage Tech

Carolyn Feinstein is Dropbox’s Chief Marketing Officer. She leads Dropbox’s global marketing organization, driving initiatives to develop the company’s iconic and enduring brand. Carolyn has nearly 20 years experience leading marketing teams and building creative branding and messaging strategies for high-profile companies. She ran Global Consumer Marketing at Electronic Arts (EA) for over 15 years, helping to define the strength and personality of EA SPORTS, and developing award winning, high-impact brand campaigns for franchises from Madden Football and FIFA, to Battlefield and The Sims. Most recently, Carolyn was at Pure Storage where she was responsible for building the company’s digital marketing strategy and developing their brand and messaging architecture.

Nick FosterDesign

Nick Foster is a designer and futurist, focused on how emerging technologies will affect the lives of everyone on the planet, and perhaps other planets.

Amy EmmerichCreative Agencies

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An Emmy award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, and is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter.

Terry VirtsSpace

Terry motivates and inspires with stories from my time in space. These lessons are relevant to any organization - intercultural leadership, risk and crisis management, the importance of feedback, innovation, and surprising perspectives on our environment and global wealth. And of course sharing Terry's photographs from space of our beautiful planet and universe is always a favorite.

Luis Di ComoCPG

Luis has spent most of his career in Unilever, in different functions (Finance, Media, and Marketing) in different countries (Argentina, Thailand, UK) with global, regional and local scope. In March 2011, Luis was promoted to SVP Global Media. His key responsibility is to drive the overall Unilever Global Media agenda. As part of this, Luis is accountable of leveraging UL scale to drive Innovation and Partnership with all media players, including Global Digital players, as well as maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies for the second largest global media budget In March 2011, Luis was promoted to SVP Global Media. His key responsibility is to drive the overall Unilever Global Media agenda.

Kathryn MinshewCareer Advice

"Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of ""The New Rules of Work,"" a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at XFactor Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in the next generation of female founders. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, contributed to the WSJ and HBR, and appeared on TODAY and CNN. She has also been named to SmartCEO's Future50 Visionary CEOs and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. Kathryn worked on HPV vaccine introduction in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative before founding The Muse, and was previously at McKinsey & Company"

Hector MuelasLuxury Fashion

Hector Muelas is Chief Brand Officer at RIMOWA, an LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton company. Prior to joining the LVMH group, Hector was Creative Director of Worldwide Marketing Communications at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, where he led the launch of Apple Watch and the global campaigns for iPhone. Before Apple, Hector held creative and executive roles at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, Wieden+Kennedy in Amsterdam, and VICE Media in Central Europe, developing work for the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and Adidas.

Nick DrakeWireless Carrier

T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President of Marketing & Experience, Nick Drake, oversees the team that’s delivering incredible marketing, product, and customer experiences. Prior to T-Mobile, Nick served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes (for Quiksilver, Inc.), acted as Managing Director of TBWAChiatDay (Los Angeles), and held various positions within Adidas’s Global Brand Marketing and Global Sports marketing divisions. Follow him: @drakenic (Twitter) and @tmobilemax (Instagram).

Brenda FreemanTechnology

A flexible thinker who brings simplified visionary ideas to her roles, driving innovation and growth for world-class brands. An ever curious, modern marketer that uses insights and analytical tools as the engine for great storytelling to incite passion and action from consumers. Brenda has earned an industry and community reputation as a people-first leader exceeding business goals in fast-paced, disruptive environments. She is an expert in business strategy, brand building, omnichannel storytelling, and social media.

Robert MatthewsElectronics

"Robert is responsible for end-to-end consumer marketing for Microsoft’s multi-billion-dollar gaming business, which includes the Xbox, Xbox Live, Minecraft and Mixer brands, to name a few. With more than 25 years of experience building some of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands, Robert blends his passions for gaming, entertainment and technology with his love for storytelling at scale.
In his current role, Robert oversees brand strategy, advertising, content creation, digital engagement, experiential marketing and sports alliances across a rich portfolio of products in more than 65 countries. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2009, Robert spent more than eight years as head of consumer marketing for Nintendo, where he oversaw the launch of more than 300 products and brands, including Game Boy Advance, Pokemon, GameCube, Nintendo DS and the global phenomenon, Wii.
Throughout his tenure, Robert has been fortunate to lead amazing marketing teams whose collective work has been recognized with more than 40 Cannes Lions, 16 Effies and hundreds of other creative and marketing awards worldwide. As a result of his team’s work, Microsoft was named Advertiser of the Year and Game Marketer of the Year at the 2016 Clio’s. In 2007, Robert was honored as Advertising Age’s Marketer of the Year. "

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Featured Master Course leaders include senior executives from Samsung, Mattel, Vans, MasterCard, 20th Century Fox, VICE and many more.
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Marie Gulin-Merle Health & Beauty

A L’Oréal veteran with over 15 years of strategic digital and integrated marketing and communications experience, Marie Gulin-Merle was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at L’Oréal USA in 2014. Reporting directly to L’Oréal USA and Americas CEO, Frédéric Rozé, Ms. Gulin-Merle is responsible for driving new marketing models, innovations and strategic partnerships across the company’s portfolio of more than 30 iconic brands. From content creation and distribution to enhancing consumer engagement through data and cross-platform analytics, Ms. Gulin-Merle is passionate about developing the creative platforms and tools needed to place the consumer at the center of L’Oreal USA’s business. In 2016, she was included in WWD’s 10 Most In-Demand Execs in Digital Fashion and E-Commerce list, Ad Age's 40 Under 40 list and Business Insider’s Most Innovative CMO’s list in 2016.

Todd Hymel Apparel

Todd began his career in audit in 1996 at KPMG in New Orleans. He then served as Senior Manager in KPMG’s Transaction Services department in Chicago before being appointed to the Paris office to handle transborder deals. In 2003, Todd joined the European office of Platinum Equity in Paris. In late 2006, he co-founded Naxos CapitalPartners, a private equity firm specializing in small- and mid-caps. Todd joined Kering in 2008, as Deputy Director of Mergers & Acquisitions and in 2012, was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kering Sport & Lifestyle Division. Todd was appointed CEO of Volcom in December 2015. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.

Marisa Thalberg QSR

"As the Chief Brand Officer, Marisa Thalberg leads all product and brand marketing along with all brand engagement functions. Product/concept development and management, creative, merchandising, digital/social, media, strategic partnerships, communications teams report to her, and with these teams she’s leading the global brand forward in exciting ways, toward its mission of becoming a Category of One. Today, she inspires her team and agencies to think about Taco Bell in unexpected ways, creating cultural topspin moments, including a first-ever collaboration collection with Forever 21 and making Taco Bell a destination wedding venue in Las Vegas, NV. She also flipped industry value advertising on its head, focusing the brand’s campaign on the product and experience instead of the price; creating the most elevated campaigns for the least expensive items on the menu. These successful projects are only the beginning and she is excited to continue elevating the brand. Marisa has been named one of the top 5 Social Business Leaders in the Nation by The Economist, a Top 50 Women in Marketing by Brand Innovators, an Advertising Working Mother of the Year, an Advertising Age “Woman to Watch,” 2017 Woman of the Year by She Runs It, and 2017 Top 25 CMOs by Forbes. Her favorite, however, was being selected by UNICEF as their iconic representative of U.S. working mothers for their State of the World’s Children report."

Raja Rajamannar Credit Cards
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Raja has global responsibility for advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital, and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to joining MasterCard, he served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer at WellPoint, Inc. Prior to WellPoint, Raja served as chief innovation and marketing officer for Humana, a Fortune 100 Healthcare company. Earlier, he was with Citigroup for 15 years holding a number of roles, including global chief marketing officer, Cards and Payments; and from 2004 to 2006, Raja was chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America

Doug Palladini Retail
Global Brand President

With more than 25 years of leadership across marketing, sales and product, Doug Palladini oversees the strategic direction of Vans’ $2.3 billion business as the Global Brand President. Palladini played an integral role in Vans’ transformation into a global icon of creative expression in youth culture, becoming the largest action sports footwear and apparel brand on the planet. A sampling of this success includes the establishment of Vans’ North America region and the development of an industry-leading marketing program that is executed consistently worldwide.

Jesse Coulter Electronics

Jesse Coulter is an award-winning innovator leading marketing and strategy as Chief Creative Officer for Samsung America. His portfolio of entertainment-driven advertising demonstrates a keen instinct for storytelling and culture, and a mandate to disrupt and provoke in the name of meaningful content. Jesse's work has garnered two Emmys, five Cannes Lions Grand Prix and an Annie, as well as being recognized among AdAge's Top 15 Campaigns of the Century.

Gus Wenner Publishing

Gus Wenner is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone reaches approximately 60 million people every month across print, digital, social and events. In 2015, Wenner was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and has been named to Adweek’s 2016 Young Influentials list and Variety’s 2017 New Power of New York list.

Sophia Amoruso Media
Ceo & Founder

Sophia is a creative visionary and modern-day entrepreneur who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. She is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Girlboss to be one of the most exciting movements of our time.

Rich Antoniello Media (Online)

"Rich Antoniello is CEO of Complex Networks, a global media company and youth culture brand. In 2016 he led the acquisition of Complex by Verizon and Hearst becoming Complex Networks. The company is focused premium programming on Verizon’s go90 and through Complex Networks’ vertical brands. Antoniello joined Complex as CEO in 2003 and has transformed it from an influential print publication into a 360-degree multimedia platform. Prior to Complex, Antoniello was at National Geographic, and Wenner Media’s Men's Journal. He lives in New York City with his wife and two girls."

Jill Cress Cable Networks

Jill Cress serves as Chief Marketing Officer of National Geographic Partners. In this role, Cress oversees the global brand vision, driving all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing the marketing strategy for the brand and its entities around the world. Cress was tapped as CMO in 2016 after a long tenure at MasterCard, bringing with her a depth of consumer insights expertise that is helping her revitalize this world-renowned brand.

Spencer Baim Media

Spencer Baim is Chief Strategic Officer of VICE MEDIA and founder of VIRTUE, VICE’S Creative agency. He is helping steer VICE to become the most successful youth media company in the world. Spencer oversees brand strategy and research for all VICE properties and major brand partnerships including A-B InBev, Airbnb, Lululemon, (RED), and Unilever. Prior to VICE, Spencer was a brand strategist for advertising agencies Fallon and Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Spencer was named one of AdAge’s Media Mavens of 2014, has sat on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries and is the President of this year’s Epica Awards.

Moj Mahdara Health/Beauty

Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycon Media, has built the company into a globally-recognized community for Gen Z and Millennial content creators, celebrities, fans, and brands. Mahdara’s successes have been nationally recognized, being named in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire’s “Top Female” lists in 2015, Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” list, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Digital Players” in 2016 as well as WWD’s 2017 Digital Power Posse List.

Luis Di Como CPG

Luis has spent most of his career in Unilever, in different functions (Finance, Media, and Marketing) in different countries (Argentina, Thailand, UK) with global, regional and local scope. In March 2011, Luis was promoted to SVP Global Media. His key responsibility is to drive the overall Unilever Global Media agenda. As part of this, Luis is accountable of leveraging UL scale to drive Innovation and Partnership with all media players, including Global Digital players, as well as maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies for the second largest global media budget In March 2011, Luis was promoted to SVP Global Media. His key responsibility is to drive the overall Unilever Global Media agenda.

Nick Foster Design

Nick Foster is a designer and futurist, focused on how emerging technologies will affect the lives of everyone on the planet, and perhaps other planets.

Mindy Hamilton Media
Svp, Global Partnership & Marketing

Mindy Hamilton is the SVP of Global Partnerships, responsible for developing global marketing partnerships and digital solutions for Marvel Entertainment's theatrical, television, digital, and publishing lines of business. She has led the charge on high-profile film deals including Audi, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Pizza Hut while also spearheading an aggressive initiative to expand Marvel's offerings in the digital space.

Amy Emmerich Creative Agencies

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An Emmy award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, and is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter.

Nick Drake Wireless Carrier

T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President of Marketing & Experience, Nick Drake, oversees the team that’s delivering incredible marketing, product, and customer experiences. Prior to T-Mobile, Nick served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes (for Quiksilver, Inc.), acted as Managing Director of TBWAChiatDay (Los Angeles), and held various positions within Adidas’s Global Brand Marketing and Global Sports marketing divisions. Follow him: @drakenic (Twitter) and @tmobilemax (Instagram).

Brenda Freeman Technology

A flexible thinker who brings simplified visionary ideas to her roles, driving innovation and growth for world-class brands. An ever curious, modern marketer that uses insights and analytical tools as the engine for great storytelling to incite passion and action from consumers. Brenda has earned an industry and community reputation as a people-first leader exceeding business goals in fast-paced, disruptive environments. She is an expert in business strategy, brand building, omnichannel storytelling, and social media.

Craig Brommers Retail

Craig Brommers is a global marketing executive who cultivates iconic brands for digital, geographic, and category expansion. As the new Chief Marketing Officer of Gap, his team's recent efforts have led to sales momentum for the iconic American retailer. These campaigns include Generation Gap, the 90s archive re-issue, and 'Fearless Beauty' collaboration with Disney. Previously, he led global marketing at Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, and Speedo. At A&F, his team achieved a number of digital firsts – first brand to advertise to teens on Instagram, first specialty retailer to advertise on Snapchat, and highest retailer ad recall on Facebook. At Calvin Klein, his team built on a legacy of provocative advertising with the brand’s first ever Super Bowl campaign. At Speedo, he led the award-winning 2008 Beijing Olympics campaign, featuring Michael Phelps and the controversial NASA-engineered LZR Racer swimsuit.

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