• Shaquille
    O'Neal
    4x NBA Champion, Hall of Famer & CEO
    Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal, is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history.
  • Linda
    Boff
    CMO
    Linda leads all global marketing, brand, sponsorship, and customer experience for the company.In her role, she is focused on GE’s transformation to a digital industrial company, leading industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive, and predictive. Previously, Linda was GE’s executive director of global brand marketing.She also served as CMO of iVillageProperties, part ofNBC Universal. Linda joined GE in early 2004with 18 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and communications including senior roles at Citigroup, the American Museum of Natural History, and Porter Novelli. She is a 2016MatrixAward winner, 2014 AWNY Changing the Game Award winner, and 2012 MediaMaven.She is on the board of Partnership with Children, a NYC-based organization which provides social support to hard-to-reach school children. Linda is also on the Ad Council’sExecutive Committee and is a member of Marketing 50
  • Jonah
    Peretti
    CEO
    Jonah Peretti is Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, the media company for the social age that provides a pioneering mix of breaking news, entertainment and shareable content. After co-founding The Huffington Post in 2005, Peretti launched BuzzFeed in 2006 as an experimental lab that focused on tracking viral content and making things people wanted to share. Under Peretti's leadership, BuzzFeed has grown to over 300 people worldwide, 60M monthly unique visitors with editors creating shareable entertaining lists and reporters covering everything from to politics to longform features and international news. BuzzFeed has also pioneered social content marketing to build shareable campaigns for the world's leading brands. 

    Before BuzzFeed, Peretti experiemented with viral projects and studied how information and ideas spread through the web. Peretti is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and has taught at NYU and the Parsons School of Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twins
  • Marie
    Gulin-Merle
    CMO
    With over 15 years of marketing and digital transformation experience, Marie Gulin-Merle has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Calvin Klein in May 2018 and serves as the global brand and marketing architect reporting directly into Calvin Klein’s CEO, Steve Shiffman.

    Ms. Gulin-Merle is charged with further expanding the brand’s voice and global marketing platforms and strategically driving consumer engagement to position the business for long-term growth.

    More recently, Ms Gulin-Merle served as the Chief Marketing Officer for L'Oréal USA since 2014, where she successfully transformed the company’s marketing functions and reinforced its industry leadership, particularly in the areas of digital innovation, consumer and market intelligence, media investment and data-driven marketing. She ushered in a number of firsts for L’Oreal - first digital upskilling curriculum for marketers, first data capabilities, first in-house content studio, and first-to market partnerships with major platforms and publishers.

    Prior to her role as CMO, Ms. Gulin-Merle worked in ascending marketing and communications positions within L'Oréal, including serving as the Global Head of Integrated Marketing Communications at the brand’s headquarters in Paris from 2010 to 2014, where she reinvented many brand programs across 60 countries and 8 regions and also launched the industry-awarded app, Makeup Genius.

    Ms. Gulin-Merle’s achievements have been recognized by numerous organizations and most recently was hailed as a “Power Player in Marketing and Advertising” by Ad Age in November 2017. She was included in WWD’s “10 Most In-Demand Execs in Digital Beauty, Fashion and E-Commerce” list in 2016; was featured in Ad Age's “40 Under 40” list; and made Business Insider’s “Most Innovative CMOs in the World” list in 2016 and 2017.
  • Jeremi
    Gorman
    Chief Business Officer
    Jeremi Gorman is Chief Business Officer at Snap Inc., leading global business solutions, global online sales, customer operations, and business marketing. Jeremi joined Snap in November 2018 from Amazon, where she was Head of Global Advertising Sales.
  • Stéphane
    de la Faverie
    Global Brand President
    Stéphane de la Faverie is the Global Brand President, Estée Lauder, a position he assumed in July 2016. With a proven track record of building and leading global brands, deep expertise across categories and channels, and a keen understanding of local relevance, Stéphane is the ideal leader to strengthen the Company’s namesake brand for its next stage of growth. Stéphane led Origins and Darphin from 2014, most recently in the role of Global Brand President. During this time, he led Origins’ rapid double-digit growth in China, while simultaneously invigorating the brand’s footprint in heritage markets such as North America through innovative retail capabilities. Additionally, he has spearheaded Darphin’s trend leadership, ultimately securing the brand’s position as a skin care opinion leader in the fast- growing oil category. Prior to this, Stéphane played a leadership role on the Company’s fragrance portfolio as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances. Prior to joining the Estée Lauder Companies, Stéphane served as General Manager, Giorgio Armani USA, a division of L’Oreal Paris, where he successfully launched several men’s and women’s fragrances. During his tenure, he was also responsible for the development of the beauty portfolio throughout North America. Stéphane began his career within the Lancôme Global brand in Paris. He then joined the Travel Retail division as Area Manager for the Luxury Products Group, North America, overseeing the Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Biotherm beauty brands. Soon after, he was appointed General Manager, Lancôme, Australia and in 2006 joined Lancôme USA as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing both the skin care and fragrance categories. Stéphane was educated at ESC Bordeaux Business School, where he studied Marketing and Finance. In addition to speaking French, he is also fluent in English and Spanish. Stéphane lives in New York City and has three children.
  • Stephanie McMahon
    Chief Brand Officer
    Stephanie McMahon is Chief Brand Officer of WWE, a publicly-traded (NYSE: WWE) global media company. In this role, she is responsible for WWE’s Brand, Community Relations, and Pop Culture strategy, which includes celebrity integrations and partnerships within the entertainment industry. Stephanie represents the company as its global brand ambassador, and also plays a character who appears regularly on WWE programming. Among her many contributions, Stephanie has been the driving force behind WWE’s women’s evolution, which has given female performers an equal share of the spotlight both in and out of the ring. Prior to being named Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie was Executive Vice President, Creative and was responsible for overseeing the Digital and Creative Departments. She was also the first woman to lead WWE's Talent Relations, Talent Brand Management and Live Events businesses. She is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and is also a member of the 2015 Eisenhower Fellowship class. Adweek has included Stephanie in their list of the Most Powerful Women in Sports for the past three years. She was named a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honoree at the 2017 ESPN Humanitarian Awards and was selected as part of Sports Business Journal’s 2017 class of “Game Changers: Women in Sports Business.” In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. In partnership with The V Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Connor’s Cure has raised nearly $3 million to date. She is a member of the Board of Directors for WWE, USO Metropolitan Washington and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Stephanie received her B.S. from Boston University in Communications and has been named a Distinguished Alumni by the School of Communications. She is a mother of three daughters ages 12, 10 and 8.
  • Todd
    Hymel
    CEO
    A native of New Orleans, and graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans, he began his career working in audit at KPMG, eventually serving as a Senior Manager in Transaction Services practice in Chicago. In 2001, Todd was appointed to KPMG’s Paris office to handle cross-border and international Mergers & Acquisitions. For the next fourteen years, he lived and worked in France gaining valuable global perspectives in business. Transitioning into the world of direct investments, Todd joined Platinum Equity in 2003. In 2006, he co-founded a private equity firm, Naxos Capital Partners, specializing in small & mid-cap funds. In 2008, Todd joined Kering as Deputy Director of Mergers & Acquisitions and played a key role in Kering’s transition from a conglomerate focused primarily on European distribution activities to a cohesive, integrated, and international group focused on apparel and accessories. During this time, one of the many transactions he was involved with was the acquisition of Volcom. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kering’s Sport & Lifestyle Division where he also served as a director on Puma’s Administrative Board. Today, based in Southern California, he has served as the CEO of Volcom since December 2015.

  • Spencer
    Baim
    Chief Strategic Officer
    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 Awa
  • Mindy
    Hamilton
    SVP, Global Partnerships & Marketing
    As Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships and Marketing for Marvel, Mindy Hamilton oversees the strategic development, negotiation, and execution of multi-platform global marketing partnerships spanning Marvel’s film, television, digital, and publishing businesses. This includes marketing activations, promotional campaigns, placement integrations, licensing for Marvel’s vast IP library, and large-scale events such as Comic-Con and film premieres. Throughout her career, she has successfully launched and managed partnerships with major brands including Google, Lexus, Audi, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Geico, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s, and Pizza Hut. Before joining Marvel in 2015, Hamilton served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships at Paramount Pictures. In her work, she is driven by the creative and strategic collaboration that can lead to a moment of magic in pop culture. She strives to stay ahead of the curve in the digital sphere, finding the newest and most effective ways to help brands tap into Marvel’s ever-growing fan base while preserving the integrity of Marvel’s rich history of stories and characters.
  • Tim
    Castelli
    President
    As one of the industry’s top digital media sales executives, Castelli ensures the close integration of
    iHeartMedia’s national sales and partnership operations. He oversees the key iHeartMedia National
    Sales Platform divisions including Digital, Connections, Sponsorship, National Spot Radio, and Premiere Radio Network sales. Castelli works closely with advertising and marketing partners to create and deliver unique, effective opportunities on both the national and local levels across the company’s unmatched array of platforms. Castelli joined iHeartMedia in March 2012 (then Clear Channel Media and Entertainment) as Executive Vice President of Digital Sales from AOL.
    Castelli has more than 20 years of experience in building advertising solutions for major U.S. clients and previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales for AOL’s Eastern US Region, where he oversaw sales, account management and marketing on the East Coast. His teams were responsible for building advertising solutions for major advertisers in New York, Boston, Atlanta and across the eastern seaboard. Prior to AOL, Castelli led advertising and partnership activities for technology, wireless and consumer electronic partners as the Technology Industry Director for Google. He also held the role of the company’s East Coast Managing Director overseeing the Eastern Region search and display advertising sales teams. Before Google, Castelli was the publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine, overseeing their advertising strategy, revenue generation and integrated media program development. Castelli also spent 13 years at Ziff Davis Media in various management positions, including Senior Vice President of the Consumer Technology Group and Publisher of PC Magazine. Castelli graduated from Duke University with a BA in Psychology. A native of Weirton, WV, he now lives with his wife and three children in Connecticut.
  • Nick
    Drake
    EVP, Marketing & Experience
    T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President of Marketing & Experience, Nick Drake, heads brand strategy, advertising, media-buying, regional/local marketing, sponsorships, T-Mobile Tuesdays, T-Mobile’s website/app, and digital experiences. Prior to T-Mobile, Nick served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes, acted as Managing Director of TBWAChiatDay, and held various marketing positions within Adidas’s Global Brand Marketing and Global Sports. Follow him on Twitter @drakenic and Instagram @itsnickdrake.
  • Michele
    Barlow
    Enterprise Marketing Executive
    Bio Coming Soon...
  • Stephanie
    Gallo
    CMO
    Stephanie Gallo is the Chief Marketing Officer for the E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, exporting wine and spirits to 110 countries. In this role, Stephanie oversees the global management of all E&J Gallo Winery’s brands, including consumer and product insights, new brand development, digital marketing, creative development and agency management, marketing effectiveness, sponsorships, experience marketing, media, and public relations. Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and obtained an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

  • Steve
    Schnur
    Worldwide Executive, Music
    Steve Schnur has moved the needle and changed the game in the fields of music, movies, television, sports, video games and digital interactive entertainment around the world. He has been profiled by the New York Times,London Financial Times and CNN, named ‘One of the Most Creative People in Entertainment’ by Entertainment Weekly, ‘One of the Most Powerful People in the Music Business’ and ‘One of the Top 20 Power Players in the Digital Entertainment’ by Billboard, and ‘One of the Top 25 Power Players in the New Hollywood’ by The Wall Street Journal.

    As Worldwide Executive and President of Music at Electronic Arts (EA), Schnur’s role is to pursue, create and develop the international vision for music in game franchises, such as Dragon Age, FIFA, Madden NFL and The Sims. His hands-on approach to composer selection, orchestration and production of well over 100 EA soundtrack albums has earned EA over 50 soundtrack nominations over the last 10 years.
  • Katie
    Rosen Kitchens
    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
    Co-founder of FabFitFun, Katie Rosen Kitchens has led its evolution as a female-focused media brand, from writing about great lifestyle products to getting them into people’s hands. Since launching the FabFitFun lifestyle box 2013, Rosen Kitchens has shifted her energy toward curating fresh and exciting brands for FabFitFun members and overseeing all brand partnerships and product development.

  • Baron
    Davis
    Athlete, Entrepreneur & Founder, Baron Davis Enterprises
    Baron Davis Biography Baron Davis is a two-time NBA All-Star and record-holder. Over a thirteen-year career, he played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the New York Knicks. Known for his electrifying style on the court, Davis was a powerful point guard, who won national acclaim for executing in crucial, high-pressure moments, when his team needed him the most. An entrepreneur, investor, and businessman, Baron was one of the original investors for Vitaminwater and helped with the launch of Thrive Market. Baron is also the founder of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLIC), The Black Santa Company, and No Label—each with the objective of combining creative talent with original publication and production to develop and provide educational and heartwarming stories that appeal to global audiences of all ages. Baron also served as producer of the lauded documentaries, Crips and Bloods: Made In America, 30 for 30: Sole Man, and The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce, among others. Davis is a mentor and coach for young, upcoming basketball players and a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Venice. His nonprofit, Rising Stars of America, established in 1999, helps to raise funds for basketball camps and sponsors AAU teams across Los Angeles.

  • Ryan
    Immegart
    CMO
    Ryan Immegart began his career in 1992 as Volcom’s first sponsored snowboarder and has been with the company ever since. From 1995, he served as the Director of Volcom Entertainment, the company’s music division that he founded with Richard Woolcott. In 2010, he was promoted to VP of Marketing and is currently the EVP of Global Marketing. He has 5 kids and a passion for surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, music, art, and technology
  • Kandee
    Johnson
    Beauty & Lifestyle Expert & Creator
    Kandee Johnson is an entrepreneur and beauty expert, who pioneered YouTube’s coveted beauty and fashion space. Since 2008, Kandee has created and produced numerous viral YouTube transformation tutorials and inspirational videos for her dedicated fan base. Known for her natural, authentic connection with viewers, Kandee consistently brings audiences the tools they need to shape their lives from the inside out — driving her continued popularity across the digital beauty influencer landscape. With a goal to inspire, teach and encourage, Kandee’s loyal and diverse audience has amassed into 7 million fans spanning her prominent social channels. In the coming weeks, Kandee will be featured as a judge on the Lifetime beauty competition series, Glam Masters, produced by Kim Kardashian West. The show is set to premiere on February 28 and follows a series of contestant challenges, as Kandee and two other judges help Kim find the next creative executive for her KKW app. Last year, Kandee was recognized by Forbes as a “Top 10 Beauty Influencer of 2017.” She also received a 2016 Streamy Award, an award show recognizing and honoring excellence in online video, including directing, acting, producing, and writing, in the category of “Beauty.” Additionally, Kandee has crossed over into traditional entertainment and can be heard as a feature voice in the DreamWorks Animation, Oscar nominated film, Trolls, starring alongside Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. This fall, Kandee debuted her acclaimed “I Want Kandee” collection with Too Faced Cosmetics — selling out within days of its online release. In addition, Kandee was the first influencer to create her own line with haircare giant OGX, and also collaborated with Sinful Colors on a sell -out nail polish line. Kandee currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her four children.
  • Leland
    Maschmeyer
    Chief Creative Officer
    Leland is the Chief Creative Officer of Chobani. Citing his work, Fast Company ranked Chobani as one of the most innovative companies in the world three years in a row. Fortune cited it as a ""Brand that Matters"" and selected it for its ""Brands Changing the World"" list. Adweek recognized Leland as a ""Young Influential;"" Campaign Magazine honored him as a ""Global 30 Under 30;"" HOW Magazine named among today's ""Most Influential Designers""; Graphic Design USA selected him to its ""People to Watch"" list.
  • Donna
    Speciale
    President, Advertising Sales
    Donna Speciale is president of Turner Ad Sales, overseeing advertising revenue for Turner’s domestic television and digital entertainment, news and kids brands. Based in New York, Speciale reports to David Levy, president of Turner. Since being promoted to her current role in March 2014, Speciale has reinvented how Turner collaborates with advertisers on cross platform media buys and content partnerships. As a believer in developing opportunities and environments that drive business results for partners, she and her team have thrived during a time of vast industry change. Through advanced advertising products that utilize industry - leading data and analytics, Turner’s sales division can now better inform advertisers across media spend, content partnerships and proving value prior to and following campaigns.
  • Melanie
    Strong
    VP/GM Global Nike SB
    Mel has spent most of her life in the sports marketing industry, with over 16 years of experience working at Nike leading teams in running, soccer, women’s, training and most currently skateboarding. She’s been at the forefront of the digital sports revolution, launching Nike’s first tracking technology Nike+iPod in 2006, as well as the Nike Run Club app in 2010. She also led the marketing for the launch of Nike’s first digital training tool with the Nike Training Club a year later. Mel has worked extensively in global markets, as the soccer/football marketing leader in Nike’s emerging markets (Latin America, Africa, and SE Asia). Most currently she’s been the VP of Marketing for Nike Women and VP/GM of Nike Skateboarding, driving an agenda around innovation, inclusivity, sustainability, and access to sports.
  • Sal
    Masekela
    Producer, Musician & TV Journalist
    Selema “Sal” Masekela is a beloved commentator, journalist, musician, and Emmy nominated producer best known for his work presenting NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series; Executive producing and hosting Viceland’s VICE World Of Sports; ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, which he hosted for 13 years; his cultural reporting during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; and hosting E!’s Daily 10.
  • Lori
    Feldman
    EVP, Strategic Marketing
    Lori Feldman serves as EVP of Strategic Marketing at Warner Bros. Records, a role she has held since 2012. In this position she oversees the team that creates unique marketing platforms for the label’s artists through brand partnerships, sports marketing, music licensing for advertising, gaming and branded content, events, music video product integrations, and more. Artists across the roster, including Michael Bublé, Jason Derulo, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, and Bebe Rexha, have benefited from partnerships with Coca Cola, Citibank, The NFL, The NBA, Chrysler, Delta Airlines, Gap, and Pepsi among others. Feldman was named to Billboard Magazine’s 2016 and 2017 Top 100 Women in Music lists, as well as their 2016, 2017 and 2018 Branding Power Players list. She was recently
    President of the 2018 Cannes Lions Music for Entertainment jury, is on the advisory boards of Musicians On Call, and a is a founding member of PTTOW. Lori lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
  • GT
    Dave
    Founder & CEO
    GT Dave is the Founder & CEO of GT’s Living Foods, the maker of GT’s Kombucha. Family owned & operated since 1995, the #1 selling brand has stayed true to Kombucha’s sacred, authentic brewing process for over 20 years, handcrafting in small batches with 100% raw & organic ingredients. A creative and visionary force, GT has continued to be a pioneer on the cutting-edge of wellness as he expands his company’s portfolio with non-dairy kefirs, non-dairy coconut yogurts, living probiotic shots, adaptogenic teas, wellness waters, and more. With each offering, GT intends to further his mission: To help people live happier, healthier lives
  • Mike
    Tunnicliffe
    EVP, Head of Universal Music Group and Brands, US
    Mike Tunnicliffe is Universal Music Group's first head of Brand Partnerships in the USA. Mike heads Universal Music Group and Brands (UMGB), a music strategy, partnerships and activation agency inside Universal Music Group, USA. UMGB works closely with all UMG labels, artists, and management to deliver transformational music based marketing solutions, platforms, experiences, and content across all brand categories as well as new revenue opportunities for artists, labels and artists’ brands.
  • Michele
    Laven
    President, Strategic Partnerships
    Michele Laven is the President of Strategic Partnerships for iHeartMedia. She oversees business development and innovative partnerships across established and emerging sectors to drive revenue and listenership for iHeartMedia as well as drive digital growth and engagement for iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on-demand, and live streaming radio service. Key business sectors include automotive, consumer electronics, hospitality, social, wireless, and more
  • IN-Q
    National Poetry Slam Champion & Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter
    IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam Champion and multi-platinum winning songwriter, having held the largest one-man Poetry show in Los Angeles history. He has performed on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam, ESPN’s World Series of Poker, and for audiences including Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

    His groundbreaking collaborations range from being the first poet to perform at a Cirque Du Soleil production in Las Vegas to co-writing the Official 2014 Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Anthem.
  • Jasmine
    Maietta
    VP, Global Brand Marketing
    Jasmine Maietta has a deep passion for sports, fitness, and gaming innovation. She recently joined Peloton as VP of Brand Marketing at Peloton driving all marketing and communications for the tech/fitness/media start-up. Prior to this position, Jasmine most recently served as Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing at Under Armour, where she spearheaded marketing efforts for UA's largest and fastest growing businesses including Global Running, Global Men’s Training and Connected Fitness. Previously, she also held global marketing leadership positions at the toy and game giant, Hasbro and Reebok.
  • Elizabeth
    Ross
    CEO & President
    In Liz’s 20 years of experience, she has held leadership positions at some of the world’s most forward-thinking and fastest growing agencies, including Global CMO at IPG Mediabrands, Chief Growth Officer at Publicis Groupe’s Digitas, U.S. President at Tribal DDB and business development at Modem Media and J. Walter Thompson and now CEO at Periscope. As a dynamic leader accustomed to navigating today’s complex marketing world, Liz has pioneered brand-consumer
    relationships for clients such as General Motors, Delta, General Electric, HP, Michelin, Citibank, IBM, Clorox, Hillshire Brands, Visa, and Pepsi-Cola, to name a few.
  • Pat
    McLean
    EVP & CMO
    Bio Coming Soon...
  • Eric
    Edge
    SVP, Brand and Communications
    Eric is the SVP of Brand and Communications at Postmates -- the on-demand "anything" network that is a leader in food delivery. Before Postmates, Eric helped drive growth at Pinterest as the head of global marketing communications. No stranger to tech, he was an early member of the Instagram business team and was the first head of marketing for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He got his start with creative agencies, serving as global chief communications officer of Havas Worldwide and VP of global communications at FCB.
  • Danielle
    Lee
    Global Head of Partner Solutions
    As part of Spotify's executive team, Danielle leads several lines of business including product marketing, business marketing, strategic marketing, and creative solutions for advertisers and brand partnerships. She has more than 15 years experience in brand building, media innovation, and technology for some of the world’s most respected brands, including AT&T, Vevo, Showtime and AOL.
  • Rich
    Goodstone
    Co-Founder
    Richard Goodstone develops dynamic cultural festivals and oversees Superfly’s brand solutions division. As head of the brand solutions offering, Rich is responsible for driving the development of award-winning strategic and creative lifestyle marketing platforms for a variety of leading brands, leveraging Superfly’s unparalleled expertise in understanding youth-minded culture. He also develops
    and oversees revenue sources for Superfly’s landmark festivals with a focus on creating innovative partnerships and multi-channel brand extensions. Superfly are creators of Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Grandoozy, Clusterfest, and Lost Lake.
  • Tom
    Aronson
    Head of Digital Media
    Tom leads a team of Customer Engagement strategists, planners, and buyers focused on getting more families to create lifetime memories at Disney -- including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani. If you’ve seen Disney travel messaging anywhere online, you can thank Tom’s team. It also means your family is ready for an amazing vacation!
  • David
    Lawenda
    EVP Digital Sales and Strategy
    David Lawenda Executive Vice President, Digital Sales and Sales Strategy, CBS Corporation David Lawenda was named Executive Vice President, Digital Sales and Sales Strategy, CBS Corporation in August 2017. In this role, Lawenda is responsible for oversight of CBS' digital advertising sales business and multiplatform sales strategy.
  • Nick
    Tran
    VP, Brand Marketing & Culture
    In his role, he is responsible for brand strategy, campaigns and activations and social media. He recently led the charge on Hulu’s “Better Ruins Everything” brand campaign that warns consumers “We’re About to Ruin TV for You. ”Before joining Hulu, Tran spent two years at Samsung Electronics as the Head of Brand Culture where he established a corporate partnership with Disney and integrated social media,influencer and experiential teams across Samsung’s passion pillars of entertainment, music and sports. Prior to Samsung Electronics, Tran was VP of Marketing at Stance, where he launched the Cannes Gold Lion award-winning Star Wars campaign. Prior to his time at Stance, Tran served as the Head of Digital Advertising and Social Media at Taco Bell Corp driving creative strategy, community management and campaign execution. During his tenure at Taco Bell, the brand became AdAge’s Marketers of the Year, AdWeek’s Hottest Digital Brand, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Brands in Advertising and Marketing. In 2013, Tran was included in Social Media Week’s “Social 25” which recognizes the top influential individuals in social media and he delivered the keynote at VidCon as he was an early advocate for collaboration between brands and YouTubers. He holds an MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and psychology from the University of California, San Diego.
  • Tom
    Hoffman
    Project Manager, Mars InSight Lander Mission
    Bio coming soon...
  • Terry
    Hardy
    Co-Founder, Partner
    Terry is the Co-Founder of WSL Holdings, Zosea, and SURK LLC. These private entities own and operate the World Surf League, Kelly Slater Wave Company, Outerknown, and Firewire. Terry is also the co-founder of PTTOW. Prior, he owned Sonar Entertainment and Slam, where he created and produced several shows and events including the hit MTV series Viva la Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union, MTV specials, Sirius Satellite Radio “Faction”, and Tony Hawk’s “Boom Boom Huck Jam”.

  • Scott
    Moore
    CMO
    Scott is the CMO of Wynn Resorts. With properties in Las Vegas, Macau, Cotai and Boston, Wynn delivers unparalleled sophistication and service within an integrated resort. Prior to joining Wynn, Scott held executive roles with Augeo, Best Buy and Fallon. He began his career as a Teach For America corps members which remains the hardest job he’s ever done.
  • Peter
    Pham
    Co-Founder
    Peter helped incubated companies raise over $500M since Science’s inception. Was an angel investor/advisor to Ring (acquired for $1B by Amazon) Kabam ($1B acquisition) and Nextdoor. He's also the former CEO of BillShrink (acquired by MasterCard for $60M) and was part of the founding team at Photobucket (acquired by MySpace for $300M).
  • Michelle
    Hagen
    EVP, Global Partnerships
    Currently oversee the design and creation of global partnerships in support of Paramount’s worldwide theatrical releases, with a focus on building brand marketing initiatives to drive box office, revenue and stakeholder objectives. I consider myself a storyteller. And I revel in crafting the story and finding the emotional connection between consumer, content, and brand. My specialties include conceiving and realizing "the BIG idea". I use my influence, persuasion, tenacity, courage, and humor to bring people together, achieve the impossible and deliver quantifiable results. I lead with heart,
    inspire with positivity and perseverance and I find tremendous satisfaction in developing the talents
    of others to become high-performing individuals and team members.
  • Nick
    Vita
    CEO, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
    Nicholas Vita is the Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Care LLC, the largest multi-state medical cannabis company in the United States. Nicholas has over 25 years of experience serving in corporate leadership roles, investing capital, structuring and funding public/private partnerships and providing strategic advisory services to Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Prior to Columbia Care, Nicholas was a Partner and served as the Chairman of the Investment Committee at Apelles Investment Management LLC, a private investment management company focused on the healthcare and privatized military infrastructure sectors. Before Apelles, Nicholas was a General Partner, member of the Investment Committee, and the Portfolio Manager for the Healthcare Sector at ARX Investment Management, a multi-billion dollar global credit hedge fund. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Inc., as an Analyst, Associate and Vice President in the Healthcare Department focused on Mergers, Raid Defense and Corporate Finance. Nicholas is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Crew Team and President of Saint Anthony Hall. In 2018 he was awarded a Tribeca Film Festival Disruptive Innovation Award for his efforts to combat the opioid crisis as CEO of Columbia Care. Nicholas has served as a guest lecturer at a number of leading universities, serves on several corporate and philanthropic advisory boards including GenNext (NY), Success Academy, Deerfield Club of New York, NY State Industrial Hemp Working Group and US Attorney’s (Eastern District, NY) Counterterrorism Working Group (Disruption and Early Engagement) and is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.
  • Luke
    Atkinson
    SVP, Marketing
    SVP of Pabst Brewing Company and previously at Diageo, Luke gets busy building purposeful beverage brands that make a positive dent in culture. A recent transplant to LA, please show him about!
  • Candy
    Harris
    CCO
    Candy Harris is the Chief Creative Officer at Stance, overseeing the Creative and Experiential marketing team. Having over 20 years of marketing and creative experience, Candy has developed her skills across various brand touch points from product category development, to events and Campaign execution. While at Stance she has led a marketing team through several high-profile collaboration launches ranging from the likes of Rihanna and Jean-Michel Basquiat to crafting global Brand Campaigns and influencer strategies. Prior to joining Stance, Candy spent her career developing brand vision and crafting unique stories around product and personalities alike through her agency experience as well as her Brand and Global Creative Director roles for Billabong.
  • Jerry
    Nadal
    SVP, Resident Shows
    Jerry Nadal has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. He sits on the Executive Board and was responsible for the operations, sales & marketing of the six productions in Las Vegas; Mystère, “O” ZUMANITY, KÀ, LOVE, and Michael Jackson ONE. Since joining Cirque du Soleil in 1998, Mr. Nadal has held numerous positions within the company including Company Manager for KÀ during its two-year creation period, Tour Manager for the Asia Pacific Tour of Alegría while simultaneously holding the position of General Manager for the Singapore office.
  • Lee
    Trink
    CEO
    Bio coming soon...
  • Will
    Kassoy
    President
    Will Kassoy is President of Omaze, an online fundraising platform that promotes once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Prior to Omaze, Will has a mix of start-up and public company experience. As CEO of AdColony, he built and sold a video advertising platform reaching over 1B consumers globally. He spent 18 years in Brand Management at Activision Blizzard, Disney and Capital/EMI Records.
  • Fabrice
    Sergent
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Based in New York, Fabrice is an entrepreneur with experiences in the music and digital media industries. He has spent 10 years in Europe and 13 years in the US, leading 2 start-ups from inception to over $100m in revenue. Fabrice is also a director of the Mobile Giving Foundation since 2009, serving 800 charities in the US and Canada. Sergent launched his first start-up as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Club-Internet in 1995, one of the very first and leading French consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP). Club-Internet was sold to Deutsche Telekom’s T-Online for €1.2 billion in 2000 with close to one million subscribers when he left the company. He then co-founded Cellfish Media, a leading App publisher, and Bandsintown Group through organic growth and acquisitions. Sergent served as a board member of several prominent media and internet companies in Europe such as the supervisory board of the publicly traded T-Online (largest German ISP), was a member of the board of Le Monde Interactif (groupe Le Monde), Hachette Multimedia (Lagardere), Lagardere Active (TV and Radio). He is regularly featured as a speaker or expert at key music and tech events including SXSW, DLD, Billboard Conference, Pollstar Conference, Midem, REVOLT TV Conference, Mobile World Congress’s 4YFN and the Glimpse Social Discovery.
  • Adam
    Fleischman
    Founder, Umami Restaurant Group, 800 Degrees Pizza & Cold Cocked Coffee Company
    Bio coming soon...
  • Francois
    Grouiller
    CEO
    Francois is the Founder of JOJA. His purpose is to inspire brands and leaders to find clarity in an age of “too much”, through executive coaching and brand strategic advisory. He’s an expert in brand building and C-level advising with over 15 years’ experience in award-winning brand strategies and purpose finding for companies such as Calvin Klein, Twitter, Google, Dior & L’Oreal.
  • Dylan
    Loewe
    Principal
    Dylan Loewe joined the Obama administration in 2012, serving as Special Assistant to President Obama and Chief Speechwriter to Vice President Biden. In 2013, the National Journal named him one of the administration’s top decision makers. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Dylan traveled across more than 30 states with Vice President Biden, working with him on nearly every campaign speech. That included the Vice President’s address to the Democratic National Convention, which was viewed by 42 million people, more than any convention speech ever delivered. Dylan has collaborated with authors on more than a dozen book projects, including multiple New York Times bestsellers. In 2016, he worked with former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres on
    his memoir, No Room for Small Dreams, which the New York Times described as “amounting to a kind of ideological will and testament.” Dylan taught the Art and Science of Effective Speechwriting at Stanford University. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a Master’s in public policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s in political science from UCLA.
  • Ken
    Nwadike Jr.
    Founder
    Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist
    popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as he made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News.
  • Ari
    Tuchman
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Ari Tuchman is co-founder and CEO of Quantifind. He received his doctorate in atomic physics from Yale University focusing on Bose Einstein condensation. He was awarded a Director of Intelligence fellowship and served as a DARPA technical lead for a quantum metrology effort to design ultra- precision navigation sensors. Ari’s work on precision measurement and signal processing has spanned applications ranging from low field battlefield MRI to optimizing creative messaging for Hollywood movie releases.
  • Danny
    Simon
    COO
    As Razor’s COO, Danny manages all Operations, Finance, Marketing and Product Development efforts, along with Razor's shared scooter program. Before that, Danny was COO of Murad, a leading skincare company owned by Unilever, and headed North American E-Commerce for the Walt Disney Company. Danny holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He’s a father of three, an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and an amateur chef.
  • Josh
    Brooks
    SVP, Brand Strategy and Marketing
    Start-up founder, social media pioneer, music manager, and master negotiator, Josh Brooks has a proven track record in the media and tech space. Brooks currently oversees all marketing and brand strategy for SGN. Prior to SGN, he raised $1.6M in venture capital to launch On The Run Tech and partnered with Selena Gomez to launch the popular app, Postcard on the Run. Earlier in his career, Brooks created the first integrated marketing team at MySpace, responsible for $22M in branded advertising revenue in his first year. He also produced the first and largest live streaming event for MySpace, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Defense, which resulted in 3.5M live streams from Camp Behring, Kuwait (a.k.a. Operation MySpace). From 2001-2005, he managed the critically
    acclaimed and Grammy nominated band, Queens of the Stone Age. Prior to managing the band, he was a founding member of Fanscape.com, which was acquired by Omnicom in 2010. Brooks was a Socal Tech Top 50 Winner in 2013 and received the Silicon Beach Wavemaker Award in 2011. He received a BFA in Media Arts from University of Arizona, and currently resides in Los Angeles with
    his family.
  • Kevin
    Doohan
    CMO
    Kevin Doohan is a brand marketing executive with deep digital marketing expertise. Kevin’s current role is EVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Xperi Corporation. Xperi enables extraordinary experiences. The company does this by integrating its’ technology innovations into consumer electronics products. As Xperi’s CMO, Kevin is responsible for leading a global team tasked with reaching key audiences and improving their awareness of and affinity for Xperi and Xperi’s sub-brands (DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, and Invensas).

  • Jonathan
    Halvorson
    VP, Global Media, Digital & Data
    Jon Halvorson leads global media, digital and data for snacking powerhouse Mondelez International. In this capacity he helps build MDLZ’s global portfolio of beloved brands including OREO, Cadbury, Milka, Ritz and Sour Patch Kids. Outside of work Jon Halvorson is a passionate alum of the University of Michigan, boxer and close partners to several philanthropic organizations tied to cancer research (haymakers for hope) and treatment of depression (Life Is Priceless).
  • Shachar
    Scott
    Global Head of Brand Marketing
    Shachar leads Global Brand Marketing at Snap Inc. Over the last two decades, Shachar has helped to build global brands and startups. After graduating from UMass at Amherst, Shachar turned to women’s politics and worked to legalize emergency contraception. That led her to develop the brand for the century-old women’s organization, NCJW. She attended Columbia University in New York to obtain her Master of Science in Strategic Communications. Subsequently spent the next six years as a strategic planner at Digitas, Deep Focus, and StrawberryFrog. In 2011, Shachar was recruited by Apple to lead marketing for Apple’s digital advertising platform, iAd. She left Apple to become a Managing Director at a venture and creative capital firm, where she ran the company’s portfolio in New York before joining Snapchat in 2017.
  • Andy
    Kleinman
    CEO & Founder
    Andy has been in the intersection of technology, media and entertainment for over two decades. Originally from Argentina, Andy started his first company during high school at the age of 17. To date, Andy has had three exits as a founding entrepreneur, which has led him to also hold senior executive positions at companies such as Disney, Zynga and Scopely . His newest endeavor, Wonder, is building the gaming and entertainment platform of the future across hardware, software and content.

  • Kelly
    Edwards
    Global Head of Marketing & Product Strategy
    Kelly Edwards is the Global Head of Marketing & Product Strategy for Bloomberg Live, the live journalism division of Bloomberg which brings the expertise of the largest newsroom in the world together with the data and convening power of Bloomberg LP to produce compelling, news-making conversations. Previously, Kelly ran the global Media Marketing and Corporate Brand Strategy & Research teams at Bloomberg, following senior roles at Ogilvy and Arnold Worldwide.
  • Seth
    Klugherz
    Head of Marketing, Brand and Shopper
    Seth Klugherz Director of North America Marketing Goodyear Seth joined Goodyear in early 2015 as director of marketing strategy and quickly moved into his current role looking after the Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly brands. He oversees the North American business with sales in excess of $6 billion.
  • Tesa
    Aragones
    CMO
    Chief Marketing Officer at VSCO® | Former Global Brand Marketing & Global Digital at NIKE Award winning digital innovator and brand marketing specialist for top consumer brands. Inventor on 12 Patents filed by Nike. Named in Ad Age’s Top 40 Marketers Under 40. 25 years of experience in: brand marketing, brand strategy and positioning, brand innovation, marketing campaigns, creative concepts and production, digital marketing, UX, social, e-commerce, product customization and personalization. Experience leading digital products and services including mobile applications, wearables and video games. Strong track record of leading cross functional and cross cultural teams. Managed marketing budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars for domestic and international brands.
  • Caen
    Contee
    Founding Team & VP/Global Head of Special Projects
    A movement builder, I am a deep operator and service-based leader steering Global Expansion, Marketing, Business Development, and Sales within technology startups. I have raised $50M+ for personal ventures, negotiated deals over $100M dollars, led marketing campaigns greater than $40M, grown a product to over 10M users, and advised companies generating millions in revenue. I now lead International Expansion, Marketing & BD at Lime, a venture-backed tech startup in the fast-growing smart mobility space.
  • Lucas
    von Cranach
    CEO & Founder
    Born in 1977 in Germany, Lucas von Cranach studied Business Management and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, the London School of Economics and the Technical University of Berlin. Football has always been Lucas’s passion. After searching in vain for on-the-go live scores and news on his favourite team, 1. FC Cologne, he decided to take matters into his own hands and founded Onefootball. Now, eleven years after it became the global leading mobile platform for football
    fans.
  • Jason
    Wagenheim
    CRO
    Jason Wagenheim is Chief Revenue Officer of Bustle Digital Group, the parent company of premier publications Bustle, Elite Daily, Flavorpill Media, Mic, Romper, and The Zoe Report. Collectively, BDG publications reach over 82 million unique readers a month. Jason oversees all partner strategy, marketing and advertising sales across platforms, as well as other high-impact bespoke programs for Bustle's partners. Prior to joining Bustle Digital Group, Jason was Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships & Head of Revenue for Fusion, a Univision Company. He has more than 20 years of experience with some of the industry’s most celebrated brands, including senior sales leadership positions at Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Teen Vogue.
  • Mike
    Roche
    EVP, Sales & Partnerships
    Mike has 20+ years experience in music and media and is skilled in branded content creation,
    music-driven events, and technology-fueled partnerships. As the Head of Sales & Partnerships for REVOLT, Mike and his team provide actionable insights, authentic creative, and contextual planning for brands looking to connect with young adults through the influence of Hip Hop Culture.
  • Mark
    Owens
    CEO
    Mark Owens, CEO Appointed, CEO of Rogers & Cowan in November 2015, and CEO of now aligned IPG - FRUKT brand, Mark is in an entertainment communications, content, and brand expert. Previously, Mark served as the Chief Revenue Officer for Corbis, a Bill Gates-owned digital content, entertainment and licensing company for 5 years. While at Corbis Entertainment, he was responsible for driving efforts to connect global brands and the entertainment industry through strategic brand integration and created the Branded Entertainment Network. Mark joined Corbis Entertainment in 2012 with the acquisition of the Norm Marshall Group where he was President and handled Microsoft, Heineken and GM brands worldwide for their Entertainment strategy. Earlier in his career, he served as Managing Director at Ketchum Public Relations and Executive Vice President at Davie Brown Entertainment, responsible for brands such as Pepsi, Reebok and Mini Cooper.
  • Ben
    Lerer
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Ben Lerer is the CEO of Group Nine Media - a new digital media holding company consisting of Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker. Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners, Vanity Fair’s Next Establishments, Crain’s “40 under 40”, Forbes list of “Most Powerful CEOs Under 40”, AdWeek’s “Young Influentials”, and Inc's "30 under 30." Ben is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lerer Hippeau, New York’s most active early-stage technology fund.
  • Erik
    Lavoie
    Partner & Chief Growth Officer
    Erik Lavoie is a Partner at VICE and the Chief Growth Officer of VIRTUE. Like the integral role Lavoie played in VICE’s transformation from a free ‘zine into a global media juggernaut, Erik is tasked with the expansion of VIRTUE by focusing on its partners and global network of of. Erik graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Commerce of Advertising. He enjoys traveling, biking, and eating.
  • John
    Kirkpatrick
    SVP, Brand Marketing
    With over 20 years of music, film and brand management experience, John Kirkpatrick has
    successfully built initiatives immersed in multi-channel brand extensions. As an influential voice and highly-respected executive, John spent eight years as SVP of A&R and Soundtracks at Elektra Records and three years at Paramount Pictures as SVP of Music and Creative Affairs. Following his senior roles at record labels and movie studios, John was Chief Marketing & Music Officer for Hot Topic, Inc. where he led the brand to record-breaking revenues. At Hot Topic, John combined his experience from the music and film worlds and partnered record labels with movie studios to create unique fan based marketing programs and produced hundreds of major cast & talent events coupled with band performances. Hot Topic became the first external company to partner with Summit Entertainment on the Twilight franchise and is credited by Summit as being a major component to the launch of the entire film series. John co-created and produced the Twilight Cast Tour that traveled the U.S. in 28 cities over the first two films. These tours drew over 150,000 fans and generated significant national media coverage. As a result, John successfully created and implemented an aggressive re-branding strategy to align the company with the rapidly evolving youth market place. In addition to the Twilight Saga, John also led the campaigns for The Ultimate Alice in Wonderland Fan Event with Tim Burton, a dozen Glee cast events and numerous Vampire Diaries events. John also spearheaded partnerships with MySpace Music, Live Nation, Interscope, WB Records, MTV Games, Activision, YouTube and Yahoo!, Pepsi and Vitamin Water. After Hot Topic, John became Global Head of Music, Artist Relations & Promotions for Hard Rock International where he expanded marketing and branding strategies and integrated artists and music across all divisions for the Hard Rock International brand: Hotels, Casinos and Cafes. Kirkpatrick developed local live music programs with 12,000 yearly performances in 57 countries and led the evolution of Hard Rock Calling Music Festival in London and the creation of additional Hard Rock branded music festivals from Miami, Florida to Shenzhen, China. Currently, John serves as CMO of PTTOW!, an invite only member community
    where he leads development of strategic partnerships and marketing opportunities between current PTTOW! members, which include CEO's, CMO's, Founders and Heads of Marketing in over 65 industries focused upon the world of 'youth marketing'. His creation and curation of "Spark Sessions" and true ideation Think Tanks have changed the way global brands approach partnerships individually and cross promotionally.
  • Chris
    Altchek
    Co-Founder
    Co-founder of Mic. Alum of White House, Goldman Sachs, Harvard. Crains 40 under 40. Forbes 30 under 30.
  • Harry
    Kargman
    Founder & CEO
    Harry is the founder and CEO of Kargo, the only luxury mobile ad-tech company. Kargo places advertising solely within the premium publishing content created by the top 70 media companies in the world, reaching an audience that rivals that of Facebook and Google. Named as one of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2016, he is the chief architect of Kargo’s strategy. Harry has transformed Kargo into one of the advertising industry’s most innovative technology companies.
  • Darren
    Lachtman
    Co-Founder
    Darren Lachtman is the co-founder of Brat, the leading Gen-Z digital network. Brat launched in 2017 and has built a loyal audience of over 15 million unique youth viewers. Previously he started Niche, a marketing technology company that was acquired by Twitter in 2015. Darren currently sits on the board of the Ad Council and World of Children. He holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern University.
  • Lee
    Brown
    CRO
    Lee Brown is Chief Revenue Officer at BuzzFeed, where he is responsible for diversifying the company’s revenue streams and scaling the business globally within the rapidly changing media landscape. Prior to joining BuzzFeed in 2015, Lee was Global Head of Brand Partnerships at Tumblr and Senior Vice President of National Sales at Groupon. Lee previously spent 10+ years at Yahoo.
  • Chris
    Detert
    CCO
    As Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer at Influential, Chris Detert has played an instrumental part in the launch and continued growth of the company. His 15+ years of experience leading top brands and agencies include his post as VP of Marketing at $100M fashion phenomenon, Von Dutch, as well as his role of CEO and owner at American Rebel PR. He has been featured in top publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard, as well as broadcast media appearances on CBS, HLN, MTV, VH1, E!, A&E and Bravo.
  • Greg
    Kahn
    President & CEO
    Greg is President & CEO of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). Established in 2016, the IoTC has grown to become the pre-eminent business development association serving 80+ companies within the IoT industry. Members include Verizon, Disney, Comcast, T-Mobile, Mastercard, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, ADT Security, LG Electronics, NXP, Whirlpool, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Experian, Avis Budget and dozens of start-ups. The IoTC covers five core areas of IoT: smart cities, home automation, wearables, connected cars and retail transformation. Greg has over 20 years experience in the media and technology industries, having worked at well- established companies such as Viacom, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom. In his most recent corporate role, Greg served as Chief Business Development Officer for Meredith Corporation. Greg is a regular keynote speaker and moderator at industry leading events such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, and Internet of Things World. He has been named one of the Top IoT influencers by Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and The Internet of Business. Greg earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Rich
    Razgaitis
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Bio coming soon...
  • Lisa
    McCarthy
    CEO & Founder
    Lisa McCarthy is the Founder and CEO of The Fast Forward Group (FFG), a training and coaching company known for helping leaders and teams dramatically elevate performance and fulfillment — in all areas of their lives. Fast Forward participants get a practical and actionable regimen for High-
    Performance Living that helps them thrive and succeed professionally and personally. Clients cite a profound and lasting impact on their business, culture, and lives.
  • Ryan
    Breslow
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Ryan is the founder & CEO of Bolt, which is currently the fastest growing payments startup. By uniting the checkout experience, fraud detection and payment processing into one product, Ryan is focused helping online retailers stay competitive by providing a better-than-Amazon checkout experience. Ryan left Stanford’sComputer Science program in early 2014 to create Bolt and pursue his vision for the future of online payments. Before that, he spent four years as a Publix Super Market bag boy which kindled an early passion for fixing the pain points in checkout.
  • James
    DeJulio
    CEO & Co-Founder
    James DeJulio is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tongal, a global community of creators that works with networks, studios and brands to develop video content for every platform- from YouTube to SVOD. James oversees creative development, partnering with organizations like National Geographic, LEGO, Disney, NBC Universal and NASA, while building and mentoring Tongal’s community of writers, directors and animators. Previously, James was a VP of Production at Paramount Pictures.
  • Jason
    Wulfsohn
    Co-Founder
    Tech investor and serial digital entrepreneur focused on data-powered and AI-enabled solutions for brands and agencies. Co-founder AUDIENCEX, leading digital performance marketing group. Co-founder Lucid Science, transforming molecular pathology. Twenty-year career as content creator and brand strategist. Active in political communications, issues and advocacy and venture philanthropy.
  • Kevin
    Rice
    CMO
    Since co-founding Hathway, Kevin has led the company to become a leading digital experience agency that works with some of the worlds biggest brands, including Pepsi, PetSmart, L'Oreal, WingStop and Dairy Queen, among others.
  • Liz
    Heller
    Managing Partner
    Liz Heller is a recognized media innovator and entertainment industry pioneer, whose award-winning career spans film, music and technology. Consistently one of the first people in the entertainment industry to capitalize on the power of previously unexplored mediums such as visual media, the Internet, and social media, Liz continues to raise the bar for next-generation product marketing and development.
  • Nicole
    Quinn
    Partner
    Whether it’s discovering tomorrow’s platforms, marketplaces, media or e-commerce companies, the founder insight and company brand are core in Nicole’s mind. She began working with brands in the mid-2000s, specializing in consumer behavior; the retail landscape, both in the US and Europe; and taking brands to the public market. When she previously worked on branding and marketing at Nutmeg, a London-based fin-tech startup focused on online wealth management for millennials, Nicole experienced the importance of grit and focus for the founding team. “Hard work, determination, and grit set apart the good from the great,” she says. “I want to work with founders who are willing to run through walls.” Nicole was introduced to this mindset at an early age, by helping her father build an online pharmacy startup in the ‘90s. It was here that she first learned how hard startups can be. When she’s not working one-on-one with founders, she’s researching potential
    investments, even if they take her on road trips to the middle of the country to meet the customer. “I don’t want to just invest in the bubble of Silicon Valley,” she says. “I want to listen to the core customer, and keep my eyes and ears open to new ideas.” It’s one of the reasons she became involved in Planet of the Apps, the Apple-produced series that gives app developers a chance to receive funding from Lightspeed. “Getting into the mindset of the 99% is so important,” she says. After earning a BSc in math and economics from York University, in England, and an MB
    A from Stanford, Nicole spent eight years on the equity sales and research side of Morgan Stanley. There, she worked on the IPOs for companies like Facebook, Groupon, and Pandora, which inspired her to become an angel investor and, later, a startup co-founder herself. “All of this gave me an understanding of what exceptional founders look and act like,” she says. “They’re on a journey and I want to provide the support (in good and bad times), insight, empathy, and peripheral vision along that path.” Nicole is happiest when helping others realize their full potential and then amplifying it when needed.

  • Nick
    Scappaticci
    Co-Founder & CEO
    As Chief Executive Officer, Nick leads Tellart in high-level operational and strategic decisions, while still being involved in details of project development and execution. He is responsible for leading a staff of strategists, designers, and technologists, and for creating a cohesive cultural environment for Tellart that enables project and career success.
  • Sal
    Slaiby
    CEO & Founder
    Wassim “Sal” Slaiby has been recognized for three consecutive years in the top 50 of Billboards Power100 List. This was no small feat for a man who arrived in Canada with no family, was unable to speak English, fled a war-ravaged country and built an empire in under a decade. He is the Founder and CEO of SAL&CO (a leading partner with Maverick/Live Nation) and the CEO of XO Records (home to global superstar The Weeknd who was 2017 & 2018’s Top 5 Forbes Highest Paid Entertainers, and Belly, an Oscar-nominated & Grammy award-winning Songwriter). Sal’s brilliant roster of talent have crafted international hits for blockbuster movies such as 50 Shades of Grey, Black Panther, Dead Pool 2, and Spiderman “Into the Spider-Verse”, with songwriters penning records for stellar artists such as Beyonce and Ariana Grande. Beyond North America, Sal now sits as Head of International Partnerships at Anghami (Middle East and North Africa's #1 music streaming service). In addition, Sal joined the Board of Advisors at Global Citizen in 2017 to lend his energy and resources to the organization dedicated to ending world hunger by 2030. Born in Lebanon, Sal escaped the war and immigrated to Canada at the young age of 15 without his family. The culture shock and the language barrier motivated him to finish high school and graduate from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada with a Business Management degree. By age 25 he was recognized as one of the most formidable music industry players in Canada. In 2002, he along with his childhood friend Ahmad “Belly” Balshe founded the independent record label CP Music Group and experienced the rise of Hip-Hop and R&B firsthand. In less than five years, he went from selling mixtapes in the streets to dominating radio/TV channels and award shows, and CPMG became the #1 independent label and top 5 overall market share in Canada. After a decade of success, he sold CPMG in 2011 and launched his new venture, SAL&CO. In 2012, Sal and his childhood friend Cash began managing The Weeknd, which ultimately changed their lives and the landscape of R&B and Pop music worldwide. For six consecutive years, The Weeknd received multiple #1 albums and singles on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts. The Weeknd’s accolades also include record-setting worldwide sold-out tours, Oscar nominations, and multiple Grammy, AMA, Billboard and MTV awards, solidifying him as one of the biggest global superstars of this decade. Sal signed rapper and dear friend of over 10 years French Montana to his roster in 2016, to which he said, “The thought of working with someone I wouldn’t spend Christmas with is unappealing to me. French is my brother”. Shortly thereafter, French released his breakthrough hit = “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee. The single surpassed 2 billion streams and is certified 6x platinum status. As Global Citizen’s first Hip-Hop Ambassador, French and Sal built and launched The Suubi Hospital Mission, which benefits over 300,000 people in Uganda. Although his music accolades run deep, Sal remains humble and true to his core family values. Sal is extremely passionate about issues that are affecting our world on a humanitarian level, especially after losing his father and having to leave his home at a young age. Living independently taught him to keep his business family -oriented and his clients even closer. Sal currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Rima Fakih (the first Arab/Immigrant Miss USA and National Director of Miss Universe Organization) and their two
    beautiful children.
  • Kath
    Koschel
    Founder
    Kath Koschel is founder of Kindness Factory. Now a global movement, Kindness Factory's number one mission is to achieve 1 million acts of kindness around the world, while inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
  • Matt
    Ringel
    EVP
    Matt’s mission is to maximize happiness for bands, brands and their shared fans. As EVP of Red Light Management, he creates results-driven partnerships between leading consumer marketers and a spectacular group of brand-friendly artists. We innovate new approaches to content collaborations, sponsorships, endorsements, commercials, and product licensing across a talent roster that includes Tiësto, Enrique Iglesias, Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry and many others. We also help brands navigate today’s exciting assortment of music festivals. Matt joined the Red Light family after several years with Live Nation, prior to which he helped pioneer the competitive video game movement. Matt graduated from Yale and resides in New York.
  • Seth
    Maxwell
    CEO & Founder
    Seth's life is busy and full-just the way he likes it! Like most 20-somethings, Seth wears many hats: Son, Friend, Entrepreneur, Activist, Producer, Actor, and Speaker. Seth is the Founder & CEO of The Thirst Project, a creative and diverse non-profit organization located in the heart of Los Angeles. The Thirst Project has made a bold commitment to ending the clean water crisis.
  • Quddus
    Philippe
    TV Host and Personality, & Co-Founder, Camera Ready
    Quddus is a TV host, speaker, and coach originally from Canada. He hosted the hit show TRL (MTV), which led to a nomination for “Favorite TV Personality” at the Teen Choice Awards. Quddus’ extensive hosting experience includes shows like Duets (ABC) and The Insider (CBS). Through his media training Camera Ready, Quddus shares his passion for bringing out the best in people, long after the camera lights have dimmed.
  • Michael
    Davidson
    CEO
    Michael P. Davidson’s interests revolve around ideas with consequences, leaders and leadership, and generational impact. He connects dynamic individuals to innovative, mission-based ideas that help make the world better for future generations. Michael has led Gen Next’s growth to six markets with 300+ Members and launched their venture philanthropy arm in order to invest in a range of unique causes, including inventive solutions to counter violent extremism. Tasked with guiding the Gen Next membership comm unity to make the world a better place, he is always after an intellectual adventure. Michael lives in Orange County with his family, plays guitar like an amateur, is a fanatic reader, and is a has-been wrestler and judoka.
  • Scott
    Keeney
    CEO
    Recognized as one of the most influential figures in today's entertainment business by both Forbes & Billboard magazine, DJ SKEE is carving a new definition for what a DJ is. With a thriving/blossoming career as an entertainer and multiple ventures under his umbrella, DJ SKEE is at the forefront of popular culture. In raw numbers, DJ SKEE has generated over one billion media impressions in under a decade, and has a network of over 500,000 social network followers. In addition to headlining tours from South America to Asia as a performer, SKEE can be heard daily on some of the worlds biggest radio stations including KIIS FM in Los Angeles and Sirius XM Satellite radio. Not limiting himself to one genre or style of music, SKEE has collaborated and produced for artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Chris Cornell to Michael Jackson and composed music for video games like HALO. As a DJ and producer, SKEE has won a slew of awards including DJ Of The Year. With uncanny skills to command any party and hold the energy at a 10, key events SKEE has DJ’d and hosted include the grand opening of the hundred million dollar mega club XS inside the Encore/Wynn Las Vegas, the GRAMMYs, Superbowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, Diddy’s White Party, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and even his own branded car show and concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center. On the screen, SKEE has built the single largest lifestyle channel in the world, SKEE.TV. With over 250 million YouTube views and growing, to distribution deals inside restaurants and on mobile phones
    worldwide, SKEE.TV serves its audience any and everywhere they look. On the production side, SKEE.TV‘s credits include no less than eleven number one charting music videos under SKEE’s watch. SKEE is also frequently seen on broadcast television ranging from not only the biggest music-based shows but in marquee series’ including “60 Minutes” on CBS and MTV’s “Fantasy Factory.” Redefining what role a DJ plays, SKEE is looked to as a cultural icon for his influence outside of just music, ranging from fashion to technology and everything in between. Recognized as one of Billboard Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Under 30 Years Old” in 2010 and an honorable mention in Forbes Magazines “30 Under 30” in 2011, the multi-hybrid entrepreneur has been the driving force behind some of the biggest products in the market over the past decade ranging from the Daimler - Chrysler’s brand relaunch in the mid 2000’s to the more recent market.

  • Sid
    Mathur
    President
    Sid Mathur is the Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Mattel. He leads the team that drives
    medium to long-term growth objectives and executes all strategic transactions and partnerships for the company. With his extensive experience in business model and brand development, strategy, finance, and global markets, Sid’s responsibilities include the development of high-value partnerships, business models, new capabilities, and joint ventures for Mattel. He oversees Technology Platforms & Partnerships; Strategic In-Licensing and IP Partnerships; Emerging Markets Acceleration; Corporate Development; and, the successful integration of corporate-wide initiatives into the brand and commercial organization.
  • Mike
    Belcher
    VP, Business Development & Partnerships
    Mike Belcher is Vice President of Biz Dev & Partnerships for T-Mobile... He served as Vice President, Sponsorships and Promotions from January 2010 to June 2012, Vice President of Advertising Services from July 2008 to December 2009, Sr. Director of Integrated Marketing from July 2007 to June 2008 and Director of Sponsorship and Events from May 2002 to June 2007.
  • Derek
    Koenig
    Chief Creative & Content Officer
    Throughout his 25-year career, Derek Koenig has combined team-building leadership, strategic acumen, and award-winning creative firepower to deliver impressive business results. Demonstrating equal expertise on both the strategic and creative sides of the content continuum, Derek connects insights, data and innovative creative for break-through brand solutions. As SVP Creative for
    Discovery’s In-House Agency, Koenig leads the creative department supporting Discovery U.S. and International businesses with marketing, promotion, short-from digital, VR and branded content.
  • Kyle
    Dropp
    Co Founder & Chief Research Officer
    Dr. Kyle Dropp is Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer at Morning Consult, a technology and media company that has bootstrapped to a $35MM run rate in five years and worked with 250+ Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to Morning Consult, Kyle served as an assistant professor at Dartmouth College for five years and received his Ph.D. at Stanford University, where he examined the impact of media and advertising on consumers. Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kyle's work is regularly featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.
  • Chris
    Robichaud
    CEO
    Building has always been at the heart of Chris Robichaud’s career. His latest endeavor, 93-North is focused on building companies that harness the next frontier of technology–Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cars (Autonomous & Electric) and Video Games and Virtual Worlds. Prior to starting 93-North, he was Co-CEO of PMK•BNC, a leading global marketing and communications agency based in London, NYC and LA. Over the past 27 years leading the agency he has amassed vast experience in both the world of entertainment and consumer brand.
  • Adam
    Mizel
    Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer & CFO
    I am an accomplished C-level executive and private/public investor who leads successfully by bridging both worlds. I have 25 years of experience as CEO, COO, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer of both public and private companies as well as a private equity and hedge fund investment partner. My career focus has been primarily in services and consumer industries including: media & entertainment, sports, asset management, financial services, digital media and software, and business services. Currently, I am building Freebird as Chief Growth Officer / CFO. We are the first media platform on mobility allowing any business or brand to influence a transaction before, during and immediately after the transaction decision point. We enable a future in which transportation is paid for by advertisers /businesses rather than the consumer as it is
    today.
  • Eric
    Jacks
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Eric Jacks is the Chief Strategy Officer at Collab, a digital content studio and entertainment network that represents some of the world's most popular social media talent, where he leads the team monetizing its creator’s content as well as leading the company’s efforts to monetize brand content for several brands that include Coca-Cola, Nike, Samsung, McDonald's and Budweiser. Previously, Jacks ran the Entertainment and Intellectual property group at Public Relations powerhouse Rogers & Cowan working on brands from Coca-Cola to Sony Crackle. Prior to Rogers & Cowan, Jacks served as a Senior Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) on the Lifestyle Talent Team where his role was to work across all of CAA’s verticals (TV, Film, Comedy, Music, Sports, Fashion) to connect appropriate advertisers/brand partners to CAA’s core client base (content creators, producers, directors, musicians, athletes and celebrities/talent). His efforts include working on projects for some of CAA’s high profile clients including Anthony Zuiker (“CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception," "Don Jon," "50/50) and John Woo (“Face Off,” “Mission Impossible II”). Prior to CAA Eric was Executive Producer of Entertainment at Yahoo!, creating and overseeing live broadcasts such as Teen People and various live chats/concerts with talent on Yahoo! Music.
  • Darren
    Wilson
    President
    Darren is a strategist, entrepreneur and speaker. His contagious approach to business has resulted in over 15 years of success for his companies along with industry leading wins for clients like the NFL, Warner Brothers, Target and AT&T. He has been involved in the strategic development of over 200 new concepts. His commitment to success has returned millions of dollars in earned media and over $200MM in revenue. With a keen understanding of consumer behavior, Darren continues to demonstrate his ability to help brands forge meaningful connections with their best customers that ultimately increase brand affinity and drive sales. Darren has a conscious commitment to building brands from the inside out. He keeps purpose and people at the core of every decision. It’s his passion to help brave leaders create, build and revitalize companies that live their purpose and deliver results that change the world.
  • Kellie
    Sakey
    SVP, Strategic Partnerships
    With 15 years of global digital advertising experience, Kellie has worked at some of the industry’s top agencies and publisher organizations including Publicis, Universal McCann and News Corporation. With her various strategic and client service roles, Kellie brings a wealth of experience ideating and executing innovative advertising campaigns.

    In her current role as Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Partnerships at Unified, a technology enabled social advertising solutions company, she is responsible for identifying, developing and growing strategic partnerships with new and existing brands, agencies, publishers and content providers.

    Kellie is a founding member of the LEAD (Leadership Empowerment and Development) program at Unified which fosters an open workplace community, specifically designed to educate and encourage female employees to pursue their career aspirations with confidence whilst driving awareness of gender inequality in male dominated industries to take the necessary steps toward accountability and measurable change.

    Kellie currently serves as a board member for The Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water activism organization, a non-profit whose aim is to end the global water crisis by bringing safe drinking water to communities around the world where it is not immediately available

    Kellie also serves as an advisory board member for Shiffon and The Startup Girl Foundation. Shiffon is a fine jewelry brand centered around social good. The Startup Girl Foundation, Shiffon's nonprofit arm funds budding entrepreneurs through a seed grant at the earliest stages of their companies and provides a mentorship program to help their startups succeed.

  • Kevin
    Hekmat
    Founder & Talent Manager
    Kevin Hekmat is a talent manager and founder of Say Something Entertainment, best known for managing internationally-recognized poet, IN-Q and New York Times bestselling author and speaker, Cal Fussman. He represents artists who change the way audiences look at their lives. Say Something is built on the idea that inspirational entertainment can bring the most powerful perspective shift, whether through live shows, keynotes, poetry, or podcasts. Kevin has brought this idea to dozens of Fortune500 companies including teams at Facebook, Google, Lululemon, Nike, General Motors, Turner Broadcasting and many more.
  • Shiv
    Singh
    Founder & CEO
    Shiv Singh advises Fortune 500 companies and startups on strategy, marketing and how to succeed in the digital era as the Founder of Savvy Matters. Prior to starting his consultancy, Shiv was a senior executive driving marketing, innovation and digital strategies at Visa Inc. and PepsiCo. He has previously advised Ford Motor Company, Chanel, Genentech, Citibank, and Verizon and is a member of the Board of Directors at United Rentals Inc., a Fortune 500 company. In 2016, Shiv was inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Achievement has also been recognized by Adweek as a Top 50 marketer.
  • Bryan
    Johnston
    CEO & Founder
    From April 2015 until January 2016, Bryan had previously served as GoPro’s vice president of international marketing where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s international advertising, marketing and market development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry. Bryan is a founding partner of  Adjacency Partners based in Portland, Oregon. During his career he has served as the vice president of global marketing for Nike from December 2012 to December 2013, chief marketing officer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization from December 2008 to November 2012, the senior vice president of marketing for Burton Snowboards from 2002 to 2008, and the vice president of North American brand management for Adidas-Salomon from 1999 to 2002. 
  • Katy
    Saeger
    CEO
    Katy Saeger is CEO of Harmonica, an agency in the sweet spot where PR, social, influencers and content work magic together. From Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley to Mt. Everest, Katy has followed her heart across a 20-year career building and scaling Fortune 10 companies and garage start-ups alike. Harmonica clients include icons of wellness, technology and culture such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Life is Good, PepsiCo, Saje Natural Wellness and WPP. Find Katy in Los Angeles, New York and at Harmonica.co.
  • Paul
    de Gelder
    Director
    Paul de Gelder is an ex Australia Army paratrooper and Navy Bomb Clearance Diver. He was attacked by a shark whilst conducting counter-terrorism training and lost 2 limbs. Paul has gone on to create an exceptional new life after the military as an author, speaker, conservationist, actor and host of Discovery Channel's hit SHARK WEEK.
  • Leonard
    Armato
    CEO
    Leonard Armato is the CEO of S&P, a creative and innovations agency providing end-to-end solutions for brands interested in supercharging their business. Armato spearheaded the development of the “S&P Guarantee,” a disruptive new approach that overhauls the outdated agency model and ties fees to guaranteed results. As founder and of Management Plus Enterprises (MPE), Armato became a leader in developing, positioning, and building "high growth" brands converging sports, entertainment, marketing, and technology. One of the first in the sports industry to skillfully transform celebrity into "brand," Armato mastermind the development and launch of Shaquille O'Neal's brand, transforming the superstar from athlete to “tech influencer” by activating a coalition of powerful marketing partners that supported Shaq’s newly developed brand positioning. Armato also developed the "Golden Boy" brand for Oscar De La Hoya and created the marketing infrastructure for Gold Boy Promotions, one of the world’s largest boxing promotion companies. He was the founder of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and established it as the first-ever “lifestyle” sport, as well as created the FIVB World Championships of Beach Volleyball and The World Series of Beach Volleyball. Armato created the NBA Technology Summit with now NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The Tech Summit continues to be a must-attend event at NBA All Star Weekend. From 2009 to 2012, Armato served as CMO of Skechers where he oversaw the company's creative agencies and orchestrated two Super Bowl campaigns. He also served as President of Skechers Fitness and was instrumental in launching the company's performance division. Armato is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law where he received the USD Law School “Distinguished Alumni” Award in 2007 and in 2010 gave the USD Law School commencement speech. Armato currently resides with his family in Manhattan Beach, California.
  • Ross
    Martin
    CEO
    Ross Martin is CEO of Blackbird, a brand strategy & business innovation firm, and Founder of Lunch Partners, a venture capital firm.
  • Ryan
    Detert
    CEO
    As CEO of Influential, an A.I. influencer technology platform and Developer Partner of IBM Watson, Ryan Detert has brought top influencers, brands, press, and financing to his venture-backed company, which has offices in Beverly Hills, NYC, and Las Vegas. Detert has created a network of over 25,000 of the most engaged social media influencers and used third-party data and technology to turn the Wild West of social into an agency-friendly media buy across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube.


  • Pranav
    Yadav
    CEO
    Pranav Yadav, CEO of Neuro-Insight U.S., is an international innovation evangelist and thought leader changing how brands and customers communicate. Using neuromarketing, Pranav helps marketers make compelling connections between product, communication, context and consumer. Pranav has won an ARF Great Mind Award, NMSBA’s Neuro Personality of the Year, Forbes’ coveted Top 30 Under 30 for Marketing and recently he was placed on the Forbes All-Star Under 30 Alumni list.
  • Becky
    Stein
    Partner
    Becky Stein is a Partner at SPMB where she focuses on recruiting CEO’s and other C level executives to consumer, technology and retail clients. With a focus on digital talent, she works with both innovative, high growth companies as well as traditional companies in all industries who are undergoing a digital transformation.

    Becky has played a prominent role since the late 1990s in guiding companies to hire the talent needed as they underwent business transformation. She joins SPMB from Korn Ferry, a leading global talent management firm, where she co-founded the firm’s Digital Practice. Previously, Becky was Managing Director of global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, where she served as head of the firm’s Consumer Sector for the Americas.

    Before entering executive search, Becky worked in retail for FAO Schwarz, and prior to that she worked in Wall Street for Gilder, Gagnon & Howe.
  • Sam
    Wick
    Head of Ventures
    Sam Wick is a leading digital and entertainment executive. He currently leads UTA Ventures, which builds and invests in great businesses at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. The division looks for opportunities to leverage UTA’s expertise, relationships and endemic knowledge of the entertainment business landscape to provide companies with a strategic advantage. UTA Ventures has built, advised and invested in a portfolio of businesses that includes Awesomess TV, Raze, The Players Tribune, Cloud9, Thrive Market, Pilot Works, Stem, The Void and many more. He most recently was a key member of Maker Studios’ management team where he was responsible for the enterprise P&L, corporate development, business development and strategic
    partnerships. He has 20+ years of experience in the media and technology space including senior positions at MySpace, AOL, Mp3.com and Sony. During this time he was involved in M&A activity including financing and acquisitions of his companies.
  • Annalee
    Gould
    SVP, Revenue
    I am a true zero to one person in every sense. I am authentic. My career is a joyful part of my life, and I understand that without passion for my work, I provide exponentially less value. I give 200% as my baseline. Outside of work, I’m driven to make the world a better place. I’ve spent a lifetime volunteering; as a mentor, a big sister, a domestic violence counselor, a tutor for homeless GED candidates, in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, refugee camps. I launched LEAD @Unified to combat gender inequality in the workplace, consistently join strike lines, and pitch in to protest against injustice. At home, I am a wife and mother of 2, striving to leave a legacy that will justify the time I spend away from my family. As SVP Strategic Sales, I lead a world-class team focused on delivering technology-enabled social advertising solutions to the world's most sophisticated marketers. Prior to joining Unified in 2012, I held senior roles at innovative leaders including app savvy, WildTangent, and Yahoo!.
  • Pete
    Caban
    Co-Founder
    Pete Caban CO-FOUNDER, MEKANISM Pete Caban is co-founder of Mekanism, an independent 200-person creative, media, data, content agency with offices in SF/NY/SEA/CHI. A future-focused leader in creativity and technology Caban has been featured on the cover of Creativity Magazine as an android. Current clients include fast companies such as Peloton, MedMen, Hotel Tonight, Method, and Fiverr.
  • Arlissa Rupert
    Singer & Songwriter
    At the top of the year, singer-songwriter Arlissa delivered her breakout hit “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie,” where she coos about the reality of truth always peeking through in life and love. The track initially went viral at the close of 2017, thanks to an acoustic video of the song, showcasing the UK-raised siren’s undeniably powerful voice, currently clocking in at nearly 80 million views on Facebook alone. It’s something that’s become the 26-year-old German-born, south London-bred artist’s trademark, as her vocals and lyrics are both unique and refreshing. Arlissa’s 2018 has been spent songwriting—she earned her first Gold plaque penning the M-22 track “First Time” featuring Medina, as well as co-writing BTS’s hit “Spring Day”—the first ever K-Pop song to enter Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 list. Arlissa reached a personal milestone being featured within the pages of Vogue and assisting in the scoring of the film The Hate U Give with her intoxicating song “We Won’t Move” on the movie’s soundtrack. “I love that film, and I saw it before we were writing [for the film]. It wasn’t just a good opportunity, it was something I felt really passionately about,” she explains of The Hate U Give. “It was my first time writing for picture, and I couldn’t have picked a better film.” Arlissa’s focus is now on her debut album with Def Jam, a work that she hopes will change the game of popular music. “I wanna bring big songs and real instruments and make people feel things and get back in touch with their emotions,” she says of her musical goals. A pair of tracks will set it all off: “See You Cry,” which Arlissa describes as “the end of a relationship when you’re hurting so bad that you want that person to feel what you feel” and “Home To You,” which “is the overwhelming concept of what love is and how there are just so many different emotions that encapsulate it.” Each song represents a different side of Arlissa and an intimate look at an artist who’s been living her 2018 in the fast lane. “I can feel myself getting to that moment where you’ve been climbing up this hill for so long and then you get that one little push and you start rolling forward and you’re full speed ahead,” she says. In the end, Arlissa’s main intent is to provide authentic music that people can relate to. “In all of my songs, I’m not trying to tell anyone how to live their lives; it’s just feelings that everyone goes through in their lives. That’s just what I want to capture in my songs,” she expresses. “You can be doing the coolest, hippest, trendiest music, but if it doesn’t feel right to you then the people will feel that too when they’re listening.” While Arlissa has been honing her craft for years, she’s just getting started. Her flawless vocals coupled with her unapologetic honesty will continue to set her apart from the rest…and she’s loving every moment of it. “I’m enjoying this crazy rollercoaster that I’m on right now,” she gleefully admits. “It’s too much fun.”
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    Wood
    CEO and Co-Founder
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    Bushnell
    CEO & Roustabout
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    Nakano
    Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment Marketing
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    Cooper
    CMO
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    Cabell
    Co-founder
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    Cho
    CEO
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    McKelvey
    EVP, Chief Commercial Officer
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    Levi
    EVP & CMO
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    Gold
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    Terry
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  • Senator
    Barbara Boxer
    Senator
    Edited: Senator Barbara Boxer is now the host of the podcast “Fight Back” which she co-hosts with her daughter Nicole Boxer. Boxer is also volunteering for the political action committee she founded called PAC for a Change, raising awareness about the importance of voting in every election and helping candidates win who will make life better for their constituents Senator Boxer was a 4 term Senator known as a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment and the state of California. She retired from the senate in Jan 2017. Boxer, more active than ever, says: “You never stop loving your country in or out of public office and I want to continue to do my part.”
  • JAMES
    CURLEIGH
    President, Levi's Brand
    James 'JC' Curleigh is a global pioneer and a passionate leader wth a proven track record. He prides himself on taking a 'start-up' approach to drive scaled opportunity across multiple industries. JC is a true brand builder and has held leadership positions at Salomon Sports, KEEN Footwear, and Levi's. He approaches every challenge (professionally or personally) with a compelling vision, high energy, and creative solutions.
  • Sarah
    Thompson
    CEO
    Sarah Thompson is Global CEO of Droga5, a creative and strategic advertising agency founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City. The agency is a thirteen-time Agency of the Year winner and also has an office in London. As Global CEO, Sarah works alongside the leadership teams in both offices, helping Droga5 continue to capitalize on business opportunities and diversify its portfolios globally while maintaining a culture that constantly innovates and delivers breakthrough ideas.
  • Perry
    Farrell
    Creator, Lead Singer Jane's Addiction
    Perry Farrell is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman for the legendary alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. After forming in 1986, Jane’s Addiction became known as the founders of Alternative Rock, influencing the biggest bands of the 90’s including Nirvana, Rage vs the Machine, Alice n Chains, and Pearl Jam. Farrell also created the wildly successful touring festival Lollapalooza in 1991. Lollapalooza has since evolved into the model for modern day music festivals, with events that sell out every year in incredible cities like Chicago, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Berlin, and Paris. Farrell lives his life as a global citizen, both musically and philanthropically. He has been part of an emissary that used the band’s earnings to help free 2,300 slaves in the Sudan. He joined Tom Morello on his Axis of Justice tour to raise money for the homeless in Los Angeles, physically removed debris in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and also fund-raised for "Road Recovery" a New York NPO which helps young people battling with addiction. His strong love of the ocean and sports has driven him to donate large sums to various environmental cleanup causes, the Surfrider Foundation & the Tony Hawk foundation. He was honored at the 2015 Waterman's Ball hosted by The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.
  • Doug
    Palladini
    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.
  • RZA
    Wu-Tang Clan
    Robert F. Diggs aka The RZA is a man of many talents and passions and the epitome of a multifaceted artist. He hails as rapper, recording artist, creator and founding member of the world-renowned Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy® award-winning music producer; BAFTA nominated film composer, author, actor, director, chess aficionado, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. There is much more for the world to expect from RZA’s creative well as he continues to take us on his artistic journey while boldly revolutionizing the entertainment business. Get ready for the ride.
  • Steve
    Aoki
    CEO, Founder & Grammy Nominated DJ & Producer
    Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki today stands as one of the most successful American cross-genre artists, solidified via his numerous releases, multiple awards, billions of music and video streams and innovative cross-platform projects.

    At the core of it all, Aoki is a visionary, a road he’s traveled since the humble beginnings of Dim Mak Records, the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line he founded in 1996. For over two decades, Dim Mak Records has remained one of the leading independent record labels in modern music, having served as the launch pad for global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip and The Kills, among many others. In 2014, Dim Mak unveiled its 500th release, followed by its 20-year anniversary in 2016. Today, the label counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond.

    That same enterprising mentality now drives Aoki’s ambitious Neon Future series (released via Ultra Music/Dim Mak), an ongoing thread of connected semi-concept albums that delve into Aoki’s deep interest in futurism through technology and explores timely themes of singularity, biotechnology, electronic immortality and the symbiotic relationship between man and machine. Officially launched in 2014 with the inaugural installment, Neon Future I (certified gold by the RIAA), followed by Neon Future II (2015), the series features high-profile collaborations with artists from across multiple genres including will.i.am, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg, Fall Out Boy and others, as well as leading figures in pop culture and technology including Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil, theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne and director/producer J.J. Abrams. Originally conceived as a futuristic concept series, Neon Future is Aoki’s most pop-driven creative output to date. An innovative multiplatform approach, the Neon Future series fully encompasses all of Aoki’s multimedia properties, from his music, videos and social media all the way through the albums’ artwork, which depict Aoki in various stages of his physical transformation from man to machine.

    “Neon Future focuses on where we are going with our technology, our society, our humanity, our culture — essentially, an idyllic utopian vision of the future,” Aoki says. “I started seeing the concept of science fiction becoming science fact. I wanted to explore all that in my music with a scientific conversation, so I created the idea of Neon Future. This is my version of having this conversation with the world.”

    The Neon Future series now enters its final chapters with Neon Future III and Neon Future IV, scheduled for release November 2018 and Spring 2019, respectively, on Ultra Music/Dim Mak. The two concluding albums include confirmed collaborations with Blink-182, via their long-awaited collaboration “Why Are We So Broken”; Mike Posner, on the introspective “A Lover and a Memory”; and EDM star Nicky Romero on “Be Somebody,” featuring Kiiara.

    Aoki is renowned for his adventurous attitude toward genre-defying collaborations, which has seen him join forces with A-listers like Migos and Daddy Yankee, among many others, as well as rising up-and-comers alike. In 2016, Aoki enlisted One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson for the global hit “Just Hold On,” which they performed together on the series finale of The X Factor in the UK. Debuting at #1 in more than 40 countries, the track has since gone gold or platinum in 18 countries. Elsewhere, he’s collaborated with rap star Desiigner on his remix of the BTS track “MIC Drop,” which became the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history and the first to go gold, as well as Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui for his track “All Night,” which hit #1 on the iTunes dance chart. In 2018, Aoki released the Spanish-language track “Azukita,” featuring an all-star cast of Latin pop legends: Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz, and Elvis Crespo, all of whom joined him for a live performance on the main stage of Ultra Music Festival.

    As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that also includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; Neon Future I (2014) and Neon Future II (2015); and his most recent album, Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017). Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Dance Albums charts, Kolony sees Aoki fully crossing into the hip-hop realm via collaborations with top rap and R&B acts including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, iLoveMakonnen, T Pain and more. Collectively, Aoki’s music has amassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube.

    In addition to multiple EPs, singles, and remixes, Aoki’s 2016 Netflix Originals documentary film I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead captures his career to date and chronicles his family upbringing, personal life and long-winding career from a scrappy entrepreneur to mainstage superstar. Premiering to a sold-out audience at Tribeca Film Festival, the film garnered Aoki’s second Grammy nomination in 2016 for Best Music Film and has been globally released in more than 190 countries.

    Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 World’s Highest-Paid DJs of 2018 and the World’s Hardest-Working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting over 250 tour dates per year and officially holding the Guinness World Record as the “Most Traveled Musician in a Single Calendar Year” (2012). In addition to multiple headlining tours, he’s performed at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and more. He’s also remained a leading figure in DJ Mag’s coveted Top 100 DJs annual poll, ranking in the Top 10 consecutively over the last five years.

    Beyond music, Aoki is also a fashion designer/entrepreneur and philanthropist. In addition to collaborations with major fashion and lifestyle brands like Converse and Bathing Ape, Aoki debuted his very own Dim Mak Collection streetwear line in 2016, which he later presented at New York Fashion Week in 2017. He is also a global ambassador for several international brands including ASICS and Diesel. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas and has donated over $500,000 to date.
  • Jennifer
    Breithaupt
    Global Consumer CMO
    Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi, oversees a team focused on crafting distinctive, impactful campaigns that differentiate Citi’s industry leading card products and driving long-term brand loyalty with cardmembers across the globe. Jennifer also leads Citi’s entertainment access program, Private Pass, which brings cardmembers closer to their favorite artists through curated offerings and VIP experiences (lounge access, exclusive meet and greets etc). Through Private Pass, Citi offered cardmembers access to more than 6,500 events in 2016 featuring artists such as Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Andra Day, and Luke Bryan. Jennifer has driven innovation to amplify the concert experience and fan engagement beyond traditional means through close partnerships spanning multiple genres. Her team has created and managed some of the most exciting marketing and branded entertainment programs, including access to more than half of the top 100 concert tours, record-setting presales, a multi-year sponsorship with NBC and the launch of the Citi Concert Series on TODAY, and most recently, a series of live virtual reality concerts that will offer fans a truly immersive experience. Jennifer’s curation goes far beyond traditional tour sponsorships and has also included album release parties and intimate preshow experiences with some of the biggest artists in music. Additionally, Jennifer has oversight of Citi’s key alliance with Live Nation – including a recent expansion of the partnership into key Asia markets – and is responsible for strategic development and execution of all branded entertainment properties and initiatives. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been widely quoted in media outlets including The New York Times, Forbes, Ad Age, Los Angeles Times, and The Drum.
  • Jesse
    Coulter
    Chief Creative Officer
    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.
  • Moj
    Mahdara
    Founder & CEO
    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.
  • RAJA
    RAJAMANNAR
    CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION 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
  • Gus
    Wenner
    President & COO
    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.
  • Josh
    Golden
    President & Publisher
    Josh Golden was named President & Publisher of Ad Age in May 2016. His award-winning career in advertising, marketing, technology and production spans over two decades working within a wide range of industries and global companies including Xerox, Paramount, AT&T, Y&R, NBC Universal, Euro RSCG, Grey and Story Worldwide. He serves on the boards of the Kids in Need Foundation and American Advertising Federation. Golden received his MBA from the Leonard L. Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.S. in Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and two children.
  • Marisa
    Thalberg
    Global Chief Brand Officer
    Named 1 of the top 25 Most Influential CMOs in the World by Forbes (2018, 2017). Also the founder (2002) of ExecutiveMoms.com.
  • Rob
    Dyrdek
    Founder & CEO
    Rob Dyrdek is the Founder/CEO of Dyrdek Machine - a venture studio that builds brands in media and consumer products. The portfolio includes SLS, the premiere professional skateboarding league, as well as Superjacket, the company behind hit shows produced and created by Dyrdek, including MTV’s Ridiculousness. In 2018, Dyrdek Machine has launched Outstanding Foods –innovative plant-based foods, Momentous – the highest quality whey protein, and CCCXXXIII –a groundbreaking luxury brand.
  • Mike
    Posner
    American singer-songwriter, poet & record producer
    Michael Robert Henrion Posner is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and record producer.
  • Jill
    Cress
    Chief Marketing Officer
    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.
  • Tony
    Gonzalez
    Studio Analyst, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer, NFL All-Pro Tight End
    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.
  • Brad
    Bentley
    EVP, Strategy and Business Development
    Brad Bentley Executive Vice President – Strategy and Business Development, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment Brad Bentley is executive vice president of strategy and business development, overseeing opportunities for AT&T relating to mobility, broadband, voice and integrated offers. Prior to this role, he was responsible for advertising, creative services, program management for mobile entertainment products including DIRECTV NOW, AT&T Digital Life and advertising sales. Bentley holds a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University.
  • Stephanie
    Gilmore
    6x World Surfing Champion
    Australian professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore is not only the best female surfer in the world, she is a remarkable woman. Grounded and humble, she has a holistic approach to health and well being. She is passionate about the environment, especially the fight to protect our ocean. She loves travelling, taking photos, fashion, playing her many guitars and sharing her experiences with her fans around the world. As Stephanie strives for her 7th World Title – to equal Layne Beachley’s record and become the most winning female in Surfing's history - she also leads the sport as she aims for selection in the 2020 Olympic Games.
  • Rose
    McGowan
    Actress, Author & Activist
    Rose McGowan is an author, director, music artist, entrepreneur, and a major agent of cultural change. As an actor, she starred in films such as The Doom Generation, Scream, Jawbreaker and Planet Terror and the longest running female led show in television history, Charmed. Her directorial debut, Dawn, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Her think piece/autobiography, BRAVE, is a New York Times bestseller. Her album and visual experience, Planet 9, is being readied for release. In the past year Rose has received the DLD Impact award, been named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year, and become the first woman to be honored with the GQ Man of the Year award. Founder of the #RoseArmy, she’s emerged as a powerful voice for the voiceless and an activist who simply wants us to become the brave humans we are meant to be.
  • Brenda
    Freeman
    CMO
    Bio coming soon
  • Kevin
    Demoff
    COO & EVP of Football Operations
    Kevin Demoff is in his tenth year as Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Rams. In this capacity, Demoff serves as the team’s top front office executive and liaison to owner and chairman, Stan Kroenke, on all organizational matters. After serving on the working group that helped Kroenke return the Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team – home to L.A., Demoff is now playing a significant role in delivering on Kroenke’s vision to design and construct the 298-acre sports and entertainment district in Inglewood that will serve as the future home of the Rams. The campus will include a 70,240 seat stadium, performance venue, retail district and office complex and is currently the largest entitled real-estate project in Southern California. Demoff also continues to lead the club on all business operations and works closely with General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay to develop the club’s strategic plan for player signings and acquisitions.
  • Jamie
    Gersch
    CMO & SVP
    As Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Jamie Gersch leads Old Navy’s Global Marketing team. A high-energy, results-driven leader, Jamie is known for her strong creative and strategic capabilities and her successful management of internal creative teams and external agencies. Her personal passion is focused on ensuring all marketing components reflect the brand’s true essence and resonate emotionally with consumers. A 14-year Gap Inc. veteran, Jamie most recently re-joined Old Navy after serving as the CMO of Charlotte Russe. In her tenure at Charlotte Russe, Jamie built market-differentiating brand positioning, reinvigorated storytelling across digital channels and stores, and helped redesign the brand’s new site. Previously, Jamie served as Vice President of Marketing at Old Navy where she led the development of annual and seasonal marketing plans and oversaw the communication strategy and execution across all channels including TV, print, social/digital, PR, outdoor, windows, in-store, radio and packaging. As Vice President, Jamie helped define and deliver a more fashion-focused Old Navy, while still maintaining the integral value component of the brand. Previously Jamie spent 12 years at Gap brand where she played a significant role in building the brand and leading marketing campaigns across all Gap divisions - Gap, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody - from strategic planning to creative execution. Jamie was the driving force behind The Audrey Campaign, 1969 Denim campaigns and many of the iconic GapKids and babyGap marketing campaigns. Before joining Gap Inc., Jamie developed her marketing skills as a Marketing Manager of the Internet startup FreeSamples.com and as a PR Manager of Morgen-Walke Associates, an Investor Relations agency. Jamie graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in 1998 with a BA in Sociology. She lives in Marin County with her husband Jordan and three children, Sam, Noah and Abby.
  • Krishna
    Andavolu
    Host & Executive Producer, Weediquette
    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
  • Karin
    Timpone
    Global Marketing Officer
    As Global Marketing Officer at Marriott International Inc., Karin Timpone leads the company’s integrated global marketing and consumer relationship management strategy. This includes evolving the strategy to strengthen the relevance of Marriott’s portfolio of brands to the Next Generation Traveler. Under Karin’s leadership, the global marketing team has integrated new brands into the portfolio, grown its loyalty member base, innovated new digital marketing platforms, pioneered an industry-first content studio and global social media command centers, as well as introduced new global marketing partnerships in sports, entertainment, travel and technology. Karin joined Marriott from the Walt Disney Company and previously held leadership positions at Yahoo!, Universal Studios and the Seagram Company. She has extensive experience working in media, brand management, as well as digital product development for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Jonathan
    Levine
    Founder & CEO
    Jonathan Levine, 55, launched the design-driven premium audio company Master & Dynamic in May 2014.From a mere idea sparked by the products his then-teenage sons were using to a coveted brand with an increasing number of products, Master & Dynamic has been built on the same principles that drive Mr. Levine: design, art, creativity, collaboration, technology and a desire to create high-quality products that inspire.With Mr. Levine at the helm, M&D is rapidly expanding and can now be found in over 500 retailers worldwide, including luxury outlets such as Bergdorf Goodman, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Colette (Paris), Selfridges (London) and more.Mr. Levine earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • MARLIES
    DEKKERS
    Founder & Creative Director
    Marlies Dekkers is a WORLDZ Master, and the CEO, Founder & Creative Director of the self-named lingerie brand Marlies Dekkers. The cult Dutch lingerie artist, launched her first collection in 1993. She considers the woman’s body her canvas and with her modern straps and designs she aspires to accentuate women’s self-confidence. Through her ground-breaking designs, excellent fit and radically new feminine point of view, Marlies started a worldwide lingerie revolution. The pioneer in luxury lingerie is selling online and offline in more than 20 countries and has won numerous international awards such as ‘ELLE’s Innovator of the Year Award’, ‘Prix Vueve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year’ and the ‘Grand Seigneur Award’. Marlies is a celebrity favorite, having dressed the top A-list leading ladies in the industry. Worn by powerful female role models such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, Marlies aims to inspire and motivate smart, young girls of all backgrounds to make the most of their many talents. Marlies is a feminine feminist who has made it her mission in life to challenge women to be masters of their own destiny. Her motto: is; dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be.
  • Helen
    Vaid
    Global Chief Customer Officer
    Helen Vaid has is the Global Chief Customer Officer of Pizza Hut, Inc. Ms. Vaid oversees the transformation of the Pizza Hut in-restaurant and digital customer experience by overseeing development of capabilities that help customers have a seamless experience wherever they are and however they interact with the brand.

    Helen has her MBA in International Business and Marketing from Manchester Business School and her Bachelor’s with Honors in Change Management and Organizational Behavior.
  • David
    Baga
    Chief Business Officer
    David Baga is Lyft's Chief Business Officer, overseeing the fast-growing Lyft Mobility Solutions enterprise team. David joins Lyft after serving as Chief Revenue Officer at Rocket Lawyer for four years, during which he grew revenues from $2 million to over $40 million. Prior to Rocket Lawyer, David spent seven years building and overseeing record-setting sales teams at Oracle. In addition to his recent appointment at Lyft, David also actively advises startups on go-to-market strategy
  • Pat
    McLean
    CMO & EVP
    Patrick is Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer at TD Bank – America's Most Convenient Bank based in Mount Laurel, NJ. In this role, he oversees brand marketing, corporate and public affairs and integrated marketing efforts in the US. He drives the company's corporate positioning, marketing campaigns, public relations, social media and field and retail marketing programs to ensure strong connections with customers. As a champion of TD's brand to employees and the community, he also oversees TD’s internal communications and community relations efforts, including the TD Foundation, which funds philanthropic initiatives throughout TD's footprint. He was previously Senior Vice-President, Head of Brand & Product Marketing at TD before becoming CMO.

    Before joining TD Bank, he was Vice-President, Digital Marketing & Brand Strategy for Capital One Financial. He has also held senior positions at Verizon Communications where he led the interactive marketing organization and at Sympatico, Canada’s largest internet service provider, owned by Bell Canada where he led the marketing organization as the division's Vice-President/CMO.

    Earlier in his career, he was a pioneer in the digital media industry having launched and served in senior marketing roles for a number of start up/early stage technology and media companies.
  • Kathryn
    Minshew
    Founder & CEO
    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 & Compan
  • Bryan
    Goldberg
    CEO
    Bryan Goldberg is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bustle Digital Group, the parent company of premiere women's publications Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily and The Zoe Report. Collectively, Bustle Digital Group publications reach over 80 million unique readers a month. The company's scale and demographic focus has helped it to successfully partner with over 250 major brand advertisers. Prior to Bustle Digital Group, Bryan founded Bleacher Report, the nation's largest digital sports media company, which was acquired by Time Warner in 2012. Bryan previously worked in Management Consulting and Finance and is a graduate of Middlebury College.
  • Jason
    Chinnock
    CEO, North America
    Bio coming soon...
  • Atif
    Rafiq
    CDO & Global CIO
    Atif Rafiq is currently Chief Digital Officer at Volvo Car Group. He joined Volvo Cars in January 2017 to oversee the company’s continued digital transformation, helping to evolve how consumers interact with Volvo cars across the buying, driving, entertainment and service experience. Prior to joining Volvo Cars, he was Chief Digital Officer for McDonald’s, the world's most frequented retailer. Rafiq has held management roles at several public internet and software companies. Rafiq has advised, invested and served on the Boards of more than ten start-up companies and has also been the founder / CEO of a start-up. He is Silicon Valley veteran with a strong network in venture capital, emerging companies and large enterprises. Rafiq began his career in digital in 1996 as a founding member of the business development and corporate strategy team at AOL, the most successful company during the Internet 1.0 era. Rafiq holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics-Economics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He's been an active public speaker, has over 300,000 followers in social media and has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Techcrunch and Mashable.
  • Robert
    Matthews
    Chief Integrated Marketing Officer, Gaming
    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. Robert has dedicated his career to igniting consumer passion for some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, then empowering people to share their passion with others.  His fan-centric approach helps brands create authentic consumer demand in a digital world. 

    Before joining Nintendo, Robert’s background included time in advertising agency leadership, live entertainment marketing and feature film marketing on both the agency and client sides of the business, working for leading companies such as Walt Disney and Ticketmaster. Robert and his wife, Heidi, have two children – Skyler and Sydney.  On weekends and when traveling, Robert is often seen with a camera in hand, engaging in one of his personal passions, photography.

  • Jen
    Rubio
    Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
    Jen Rubio is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Away, a global travel brand designing thoughtful objects to make traveling more seamless. Since Away launched in 2016, the company has sold more than 250,000 suitcases, raised more than $31 million, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. She lives and works in New York.
  • Nick
    Foster
    Head of Design, Google X
    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.
  • Lisa
    Leslie
    3x WNBA MVP, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, & Hall of Famer
    Lisa Leslie is a 3x WNBA MVP, 2x WNBA Champion, 8x WNBA All Star, and 4x Olympic Gold Medalist. Often considered the face of women's basketball, Leslie was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. Leslie is currently a co-Owner of the Los Angeles Sparks, luxury realtor, philanthropist, author, television sports analyst, mother, and wife.
  • Krewella
    Co-Founders
    Electronic, singer-sister duo from Chicago.
  • Terry
    Virts
    Speaker, Author, Consultant, former Astronaut
    Bio coming soon...
  • Sophie
    Goldschmidt
    CEO
    Sophie is Chief Executive Officer at the World Surf League—home to the world’s best athletes on the best waves. Throughout her career, she has been at the forefront of globalizing professional sports while holding leadership and commercial roles at the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Rugby Football Union (RFU). While at the NBA, she guided the expansion of the league into Europe (Spain, Italy and London) and the Middle East (Turkey). At the WTA, Sophie brokered the $88M Sony Ericsson title sponsorship—the largest sponsorship deal in the history of women's sports. And while at the RFU, she helped raise the profile of the league resulting in 10.5 million visits to rfu.com from 2013-2014, an increase in visits from mobile and tablet devices to 45% of all traffic, and 4.2 million views of RFUtv videos on YouTube.com. Sophie was recently a non-executive director for the PGA European Tour and the Youth Sport Trust. She was named 40 under 40 by Sports Business Daily and the Leaders in Sports Leaders Under 40 Award.
  • Craig
    Brommers
    CMO
    Craig Brommers is a global marketing executive who cultivates iconic brands for digital, geographic, and category expansion. As the Chief Marketing Officer of Gap, his team's recent efforts have led to traffic, customer, and brand momentum for the iconic American casual retailer. These campaigns include Gap Logo Remix featuring SZA, GapKids x Sarah Jessica Parker, Gap Holiday featuring Janelle Monáe, Meet Me in the Gap featuring Cher and Future, the 1990s Archive Re-Issue, Choose Kind with Lionsgate’s “Wonder,” GapFit x Marvel, and the 'Fearless Beauty' collaboration with Disney. His team also launched Gap for Good, which highlights the brand’s industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Previously, he led global marketing at Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, and Speedo. 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 NASA-engineered LZR Racer swimsuit.
  • Jon
    Boogz
    Movement Artist
    Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer, and director who seeks to push the evolution of what dance can be – sharing with audiences of all backgrounds an appreciation of the melding of art forms while inspiring and bringing awareness to social issues.
  • Ryan
    Friedlinghaus
    CEO
    Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs is a prodigy in the automotive customization industry. Redefining the business with a $5000 loan from his grandfather, Ryan went on to shape car culture and revolutionize the custom vehicle industry.
  • Kelly
    Mullens Brown
    President
    Kelly Mullens Brown is currently President, Ryan Seacrest Enterprises (RSE) and President, RSD Lifestyle, LLC. and oversees corporate strategy, brand innovation and strategic alliances for creative entrepreneur, popular TV/radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest and his various business and philanthropic interests. She is responsible for driving, evaluating, and executing new business development initiatives, including acquisitions, investments, and organic growth projects.
  • Philip
    Thomas
    President
    Philip Thomas is President of Ascential Events, the parent company of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and its associated events for the creative communications industry and Money20/20, the largest global events for Payments, FinTech and Financial Services. Philip began his current role when Ascential Events was established in August 2016. He remained CEO of Cannes Lions from 2006 until 2018 when he assumed the role of Chairman.
  • Camille
    Hackney
    EVP, Partnership Marketing & Commerical Licensing
    Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing, Atlantic Records; Head of Global Partnerships Council, Warner Music Group
    Camille is responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships for the company and 
    Atlantic’s diverse roster of top notch artists with the goal of marrying musical talent with prominent brands to create impactful campaigns and promotions. 
    She has worked with companies including Coca Cola, Kraft, Adidas, Verizon 
    Wireless, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nokia, Heineken, Samsung, Apple, AT&T, NASCAR, 
    NBA, NFL, Chrysler, Diageo, P&G, and many others.
  • Paula
    Kupfer
    SVP, Global Partnerships and Promotions
    Bio coming soon.
  • CURT
    MENEFEE
    Host, NFL & UFC on FOX
    Veteran studio and game broadcaster Curt quarterbacks America’s most-watched pregame show FOX NFL SUNDAY each week as studio host. When it’s not football season, he welcomes fans as a host of UFC on FOX and also covered the network’s inaugural U.S. Open Golf Championship in 2015. Outside of sports, Curt hosted the 2016 Travel Channel show Hello Goodbye, and he is the author of sports novel " Losing Isn’t Everything", available November 1, 2016. When he is not hard at work in Los Angeles television studios, Curt is an avid traveler, having visited over 80 countries and all 7 continents.
  • Jennifer
    Frommer
    SVP, Creative Content
    Jennifer Frommer is an award winning Branded Content expert, immersed in creativity and technology. Jennifer has engineered award-winning campaigns combining entertainment, fashion, art and technology with some of the world’s biggest artists and brands. Known for creating content that cuts through, her central role has been developing impactful creative platforms merging art with commerce, talent with brands. Jennifer is an expert in creating visual storytelling programs, advertising campaigns and branded content stunts with brands including Jaguar, Pepsi, Samsung, Microsoft, Chevy and many others. She’s created immersive experiences with global superstars including: John Legend, The Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga, Eminem, U2. She is well recognized in her field for her unmatched expertise in helping brands target millennials with a unique combination of digital and entertainment assets. Jennifer is a frequent speaker at top creative industry functions including Cannes Lions, One Show, Advertising Week. Her work has been recognized by leading industry and consumer publications from Billboard to Ad Week to the NY Times. Jennifer has served on several prestigious juries including the One Show Emerging Directors Showcase. Jennifer sits on the Executive Board of WIE, an influential women's leadership network that provides professional women with the motivation and learning to succeed in their careers.
  • SID
    MATHUR
    Chief Strategy & Development Officer
    Sid leads the team responsible for executing all strategic transactions and partnerships for Mattel. With his extensive experience in business model development, brand development, strategy, finance, and global markets, Sid oversees the development of high-value partnerships, business models, new capabilities, and joint ventures for Mattel to align with brand and corporate strategies. Sid’s group oversees technology Platforms & Partnerships; Strategic In-Licensing and IP Partnerships and Corporate Development, and the successful integration of corporate-wide initiatives into the brand and commercial organization.
  • FARA
    HOWARD
    Head of Marketing, Amazon Fashion
    Fara drives Vans’ global marketing strategy and provides marketing leadership to achieve company goals in branding, messaging and positioning. She returned to her Southern California roots to join Vans from Dell where she served in key roles for several business functions including product management, e-commerce, and creative. From 2012 to 2013, Fara led marketing for Dell's $4.7 billion North America consumer and small business division, where she oversaw strategy, digital and traditional media, CRM, and marketing analytics.  During her tenure at Dell, she established an in-house creative agency and interactive design organization which she grew to a global team of more than 200 people. Prior to Dell, she worked at PepsiCo’s Gatorade and launched its X-Factor sub-line. 
  • Rick
    Jacobs
    CEO
    Rick Jacobs serves as senior political advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Mr. Jacobs is the CEO for Accelerator for America. Accelerator for America is a non- profit that provides strategic support to the best local initiatives to strengthen people’s economic security, specifically initiatives that connect people with existing jobs, create new opportunities and foster infrastructure development.
  • Denyelle
    Bruno
    CEO & President
    Denyelle Bruno is the President and CEO of Tender Greens, a fine-casual restaurant concept founded in 2006. With 28 locations, the most recent opening in New York and Boston, the company plans to expand across the eastern seaboard and beyond. Before joining Tender Greens, Denyelle was the President of Retail at Drybar and prior to that she held leadership positions at Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Macy’s and was one of a seven-member team tasked to create a retail experience for Apple Computer. Denyelle was raised in Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and Master of Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
  • Carlos
    Gil
    VP, Global Male Grooming, Axe
    Carlos is Vice President Global Male Grooming at Unilever. In this position, he is Axe Global Head of Brand and is leading Unilever’s Male Grooming portfolio strategy. Carlos has been leading Axe globally for more than 12 years. Under Carlos’ leadership Axe has grown to consolidate as the global leader in male grooming. Carlos is known for his progressive brand vision, strategy and his innovative integrated marketing campaigns, which have been widely awarded over the years.
  • Michael
    Mendenhall
    Chief Marketing Officer / Chief Communications Officer
    Michael Mendenhall joined TriNet in March 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer / Chief Communications Officer. He leads all marketing and communications functions, including messaging, branding, advertising, demand generation, product marketing and corporate communications. Michael is a marketing and technology veteran with extensive leadership experience.

    Prior to TriNet, he most recently served as IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer for IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, leading all marketing and communications strategies for both business areas. Prior to IBM, Michael was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer at Flex. While at Flex, he led the successful rebranding and strategic repositioning of the company beyond an electronics manufacturing services provider to a “sketch-to-scale” supply chain solutions company, operating across 12 different industries, with 200,000 employees around the world.



    Prior to Flex, Michael was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Fusion.io, where he helped transform its brand positioning and product alignment prior to its acquisition by SanDisk. Before Fusion.io, Michael served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Hewlett-Packard and spent 17 years at the Walt Disney Company, where he rose to President of Marketing and Synergy for Walt Disney Studios and Executive Vice President of Global Marketing for Disney Parks and Resorts.



    Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications and Speech from Emerson College.
  • Derek
    Vandenbosch
    COO
    COO of RED in Santa Monica. Advertising and digital agency veteran, with a career spent at agencies such as Wieden and Kennedy, Razorfish and TBWA CHIAT DAY before joining RED in 2013. Derek has spent the past two decades focusing on creative and technology operations and output, product management, delivery process and overall company growth and success. He has developed deep product and marketing innovation experience, with a track record of experimenting with new technologies, new customer behaviors and new ways of building and running teams, with the intent to help companies grow and evolve with the rapidly changing marketplace.
  • Richard
    Browning
    CEO & Founder
    Richard Browning, Founder & Chief Test Pilot, Gravity Richard is the Founder of Pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity. Launched in March 2017 Gravity has invented, built and patented an ‘iron man like’ flight system. The dream was to reimagine an entirely new authentic form of human flight leaning on an elegant collaboration of mind and body augmented by leading edge technology. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally with video views alone running at more than 60m within 7 days of launch. In the first 12 months Gravity executed 46 flight events across 16 countries including 4 Ted talks. Richard and the team are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…’.
  • Sean
    Moran
    Head of Marketing & Partner Solutions
    Sean Moran is the Head of Viacom’s Marketing & Partner Solutions, overseeing all advertising sales for the company's portfolio of media brands, as well as Velocity, the award-winning branded content studio, and Advanced Marketing Solutions, leading the rapid growth of all non-linear advertising revenue. Sean is a co-founder and current board member of OpenAP, the industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher advanced audience targeting and independent measurement.
  • Aaron
    Grosky
    COO
    Aaron Grosky is the COO of Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR company backed by some of Hollywood’s biggest players. He leads strategic partnerships and initiatives and is responsible for the growth and development of the company. Dreamscape Immersive has raised more than $40 million in funding since its inception from investors including Steven Spielberg, 21st Century Fox, AT&T’s Warner Media, Viacom, and AMC among others. Dreamscape Immersive will open its first permanent location later this year. Aaron has more than 20 years of experience spearheading transformational shifts in content creation, distribution and establishing emerging platforms that support new entertainment experiences. Prior to joining Dreamscape, Grosky served as President of Control Room, leading the company across all aspects of the live entertainment business, producing more than 100 TV specials, several of which have attracted audiences of more than 1 billion viewers. Prior to Control Room, Grosky founded Shift, a media services solution focused on transitioning media publishing businesses from physical to digital commerce, which he sold to Virgin Entertainment Group in 2003.
  • Effie
    Epstein
    Managing Partner
    Effie is the Managing Partner of Sound Ventures, an LA-based venture capital fund founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary. In this role, Effie leads investing, strategy and the day-to-day management of the fund. Prior to Sound, Effie led Global Strategy at Marsh, a multi-billion dollar division of financial services firm Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC). She's also held leadership positions across media, tech and financial services. Effie was SVP of Planning and Head of Investor Relations at iHeartMedia, as well as Head of Business Development and Strategy at CLEAR. Earlier in her career, Effie was part of Merrill Lynch’s Global Energy and Power investment banking group as well as the Global Strategy team at NYSE Euronext. Effie earned her BA from University of Texas in Austin and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • Ricky
    Engelberg
    VP, Brand Connections
    Ricky Engelberg is the VP of Brand Connections at Converse where his team oversees Advertising, Integrated Media, Social, and Membership. A 15-year veteran of Nike, Inc. he has helped drive the creation of Nike+, the Nike+ Fuelband, and Connected Product. He spent his first decade at Nike focused on the growth of Digital Marketing at Nike.
  • Maurice
    Cooper
    CMO
    Maurice currently serves as the CMO at Wingstop Restaurants, a rapidly growing, $1 billion restaurant concept with 1,200 restaurants in 10 markets globally. Maurice was previously the Global Vice President of the Holiday Inn Brand Family at InterContinental Hotels Group overseeing four brands and 3,500 hotels. He has also served as a brand leader at The Coca-Cola Company with responsibility for Coca-Cola, Sprite, Coke Zero, and several emerging ventures. Maurice holds a BA from Morehouse College, and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
  • Carlos
    Watson
    CEO
    Carlos is an entrepreneur and Emmy-winning journalist based in Silicon Valley. In 2013, Carlos co-founded OZY, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else. Carlos brings to OZY a textured background in both business and media. He is the host of OZY’s original political documentary series The Contenders — 16 for ’16 and prime-time talk show Third Rail With OZY, both airing on PBS. Carlos is also the host of OZY’s forthcoming original documentary series Breaking Big. Previously, Carlos anchored shows on CNN and MSNBC and hosted a series of Emmy-winning interview specials. As a businessman, Carlos built Achieva College Prep Services into one of the nation’s largest college prep companies before selling it to the Washington Post/Kaplan. He also worked as the global head of education investment banking for Goldman Sachs and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Carlos grew up in Miami and holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School.
  • Stephen
    Attenborough
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Stephen commercial activities for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is on track to become the world's first passenger-carrying commercial spaceline.

    Stephen was invited by Richard to join Virgin
Galactic as the company's first full-time 
employee in 2004 to put in place the 
commercial foundations of the business and 
to create a new market for private space 
travel. He now leads the company’s
 commercial activities based out of London 
covering brand management, sales, marketing, customer care, communications, education and outreach, and partnerships for the human spaceflight business. This has now attracted approximately 700 Future Astronauts from more than 50 countries along with $80 million in deposits. He has also been responsible for work-streams investigating -- and now building -- the non-tourism applications for the new space vehicles, particularly science research and small satellite launch.
  • Ariel
    Kaye
    CEO & Founder
    Ariel Kaye is the Founder and CEO of Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Los Angeles. Ariel established Parachute to fulfill consumers’ needs for high quality bedding and a good night’s sleep. The brand has been called one of the “25 Hot Los Angeles Startups to Watch” by Business Insider, and has been featured in notable publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest and ELLE DECOR.
  • Josh
    Machiz
    Chief Digital Officer
    Josh Machiz is the Chief Digital Officer of Nasdaq where he’s responsible for managing partnerships, corporate marketing and all of the digital content created for the Nasdaq social media channels, as well as experiential marketing and social media activations at Nasdaq MarketSite. In this role, Josh is responsible for the IPO day social experiences and social advertising for new and established Nasdaq companies. Previously, Josh was the Chief Business Officer for Frucher LLC, a consulting firm performing duties for Nasdaq and the State of New York. He joined Nasdaq in 2013, and has 10+ years of marketing and consulting experience. Additionally, he serves as a board member of GMHC and is a recipient of the 2018 Marketing Edge Rising Star Award.
  • Ibtihaj
    Muhammad
    Sabre Fencing Olympic Medalist, Activist & Players’ Tribune Contributor
    Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer, is a 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States. Ibtihaj is a 3-time All American from Duke University, with a dual degree in International Relations and African Studies.
  • James
    Rooke
    General Manager, FreeWheel Publishers
    General Manager for FreeWheel Publishers, the next-generation software platform used by television companies to manage their video advertising across all screens and distribution channels. James has an extensive background in the media & entertainment sector, previously working at Time Warner Cable, Ernst & Young and Capgemini.General Manager for FreeWheel Publishers, the next-generation software platform used by television companies to manage their video advertising across all screens and distribution channels. James has an extensive background in the media & entertainment sector, previously working at Time Warner Cable, Ernst & Young and Capgemini.
  • Richard
    Yaffa
    CEO
    As Global CEO of Spring Studios, Richard Yaffa is a global marketing and media industry leader with over 25 years of experience at the convergence of creativity, content, media, and brands. Prior to Spring, Rich served as CEO of the consultancy RAY Media II, which focused on the development, acceleration, coordination and execution of business strategies for clients in media and content. Previous roles include CEO of GroupM Entertainment, Sports, and Partnerships, Co-Founder/CEO of The Leverage Group, and Marketing/Sales for the Columbia Records Group. Rich received his MBA from NYU and served as Adjunct Professor at The Tisch School of Arts at NYU.
  • Peter
    Rahal
    CEO & Co-Founder
    As CEO and co-founder of RXBAR, Peter Rahal is responsible for aligning the company’s progressive vision, culture and strategy to build the fastest growing clean-label bar brand in the U.S.. Peter sets the tone for the 200+ employees at RXBAR by bringing to life the principles on which he founded the company. He never takes his mind off what is best for the customer and lives by the mantra, “We don’t cut corners, we add corners.”
  • Nicole
    Portwood
    VP Brand Marketing
    In her role as VP Brand Marketing at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nicole Portwood manages the full scope of the brand’s strategy, communication, and partnerships. Nicole brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role at Tito’s. Prior to joining, she managed media and brand communications for Jack Daniels, Grey Goose, and others. When Nicole isn’t working she’s painting, playing with her kids, or volunteering.
  • Clint
    Emerson
    Former Navy SEAL & International Spy Museum Consultant
    Clint is a recently retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service with the Special Operations community. He spent his military career serving under various Naval Special Warfare Commands as a Special Operator (SEAL). Founder and Managing Partner of Escape the Wolf, LLC. His company focuses on workplace violence prevention and response and crisis management for small to large global companies. He is also author of New York Times best selling book, 100 Deadly Skills, identifying bad guy tactics in order to increase good people’s security posture.
  • Brian
    Kelly
    Founder & CEO
    Brian Kelly is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the digital platform renowned worldwide for all points, miles and travel related tips. Kelly launched TPG in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense for maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, the company has grown into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform with a team of distinguished editors and freelancers spanning the globe. With Kelly at the helm, TPG’s audience has doubled every year since the launch, expanding its editorial content to include flight and hotel reviews, curated travel guides, immersive video reviews as well as global event activations. Today, TPG has a dedicated fan base, receiving 6 million monthly readers and more than 2.3 million followers on social media. Voted Forbes #1 travel influencer in 2017, Kelly is the industry leader, shaping the way consumers and brands approach travel.
  • Deborah
    Curtis
    VP, Global Experiences & Partnerships
    Deborah Curtis is Vice President of Global Experiences and Partnerships at American Express. She leads the company’s partnerships, platforms and experiences across sports, entertainment, and culture. Through her impactful programs, Curtis has been recognized as Billboard's Top Women in Music, Branding Power Players, and Power 100, Variety's Power Women of NY, and was recently named a 2018 She Runs It Working Mother of the Year. Curtis holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University, and a bachelor degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she currently serves as an Advisory Board Member.
  • Marvin
    Chow
    VP, Global Marketing
    For 20 years, Marvin has worked across technology, sports and entertainment. He is currently VP of Global Marketing at Google where he oversees their largest and most strategic products including Search, the Assistant, Maps, Photos, Gmail, AR/VR, Pay, Identity and AI/Machine Learning. He also oversees Google’s global efforts in Social Media and Developer Marketing. Previously, Chow held marketing, innovation and leadership positions at Nike and Nickelodeon in the US and across Asia in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai. He currently is an advisor at WayUp, Gifs.com and TheFreshToast.
  • MARK
    WEINSTEIN
    SVP & Head of Customer Engagement
    Mark inspires customers to explore, experience and fall in love with Hilton by creating innovative programs, products and partnerships that drive engagement and accelerate commercial performance. He leads customer experience, strategic partnerships, CRM and personalization, and Hilton Honors, Hilton’s 60+ million member strong, award-winning guest-loyalty program. Mark oversees Hilton’s global partnership strategy, curating a network of over 140 travel, financial services, music, entertainment, sports and food and wine strategic partners and managing the Hilton Honors credit card programs. Under Mark’s leadership, Hilton launched “Music Happens Here” – featuring once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experiences for Hilton Honors members and content created with partners Live Nation, The Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs), and Spotify.
  • Swen
    Graham
    SVP, Creative + Global Marketing
    Anthropologist of my own experience. I operate at the intersection of technology, creativity & business. I build ideas, campaigns & businesses. I have two bikes and two passports. I try to use all four as often as possible. My three favorite emojis are ? , ? & ? .
  • Shawn
    Gold
    CMO
    Shawn Gold is CMO at TechStyle Fashion Group, an industry leading platform created to build global, membership driven fashion brands. TechStyle distributes its own exclusive labels through a unique combination of technology, on-trend design, integrated media and membership commerce. While servicing over 4.5 million active members, they use data and personalization to increase customer satisfaction and foster never before seen efficiencies in the business of fashion. TechStyle brands include JustFab (www.justfab.com), FabKids (www.fabkids.com), ShoeDazzle (www.shoedazzle.com), and Fabletics (www.fabletics.com).
  • Charlie
    Engle
    Extreme Adventure Athlete, Author of Running Man & President, Charlie Engle Inc.
    Charlie Engle does the seemingly impossible. One of the world's most accomplished ultra-adventure athletes, he has competed in grueling endurance events on 6 continents. He ran 4,500 miles across Africa’s Sahara Desert, a world record featured in "Running the Sahara," narrated by Matt Damon. Running is Charlie's way of life and his salvation, helping him stay clean and sober for 24 years. Charlie's 2016 memoir, "Running Man” is a worldwide bestseller.
  • Musa
    Tariq
    Former Global Chief Brand Officer & VP
    Chief Brand Officer @Ford. Passionately curious Londoner living in Detroit.
  • Ricardo
    Dias
    VP, Marketing, Middle Americas
    Ricardo Dias knows the beer business from the ground up. He started selling suds in Brazil, where he went store to store trying to get brand placement for the global beer behemoth known today as Anheuser-Busch InBev. He recently took the role of VP Marketing, Middle Americas, based out of Mexico City, after working several years across a number of roles around the world, including England, Canada, China and the USA.
  • Russell
    Dubner
    CEO & President, U.S.
    Russell Dubner oversees Edelman’s U.S. region - the firm's largest operation. He joined Edelman as an entry-level account executive and remains involved with a wide range of clients. Russell has written and lectured on the tenets of enduring engagement and a narrative approach to corporate storytelling. He sits on the boards of Center for an Urban Future, Coro NY Leadership Center, and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and GenNext.
  • Chris
    Jacquemin
    Head of Digital
    Chris Jacquemin is a WME partner and leads the company’s Digital content group, focusing on distribution, marketing and windowing strategies for clients in the digital space. In his role, he leads a team in packaging content for distribution across digital platforms and developing new business models for entertainment content across all forms of media.
  • Christopher
    Bevans
    Founder & Creative Director
    Christopher Bevans, the award-winning Founder of DYNE, a liminal menswear brand that he launched in 2015. Since 2003 Bevans has served as a Design Director of Nike initiating the famous Roger Federer’s (“RF”) logo, created designs for A-list celebrities and consults for companies such as: Save the Duck, and SPYDER. Today, Bevans resides in Portland, OR, where the company is headquartered. He has exhibited over a 20-year career certifying him as a modern-day pioneer.
  • Hoby
    Darling
    President, Sports & Human Performance (SHP)
    Hoby has held senior leadership positions (including CEO) at several of the most innovative companies in the world including Nike, Converse (Nike Affiliates), Skullcandy and Volcom. He has led teams and global businesses across innovation, athlete performance, digital/technology, music and strategy. He is a passionate adventurer and can often be found on a mountain somewhere in Park City.
  • Tom
    Villante
    CEO
    Tom Villante is the Co-Founder and CEO of YapStone.
  • Yoni
    Bloch
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Yoni Bloch is an Israeli musician and the CEO/co-founder of Eko, an interactive entertainment company where users shape storylines in real time. Eko was born in 2011 when Bloch and his bandmates invented technology to realize a groundbreaking music video with branching storylines. Now backed by Sequoia Capital, MGM, Intel, Sony, and others, Eko has launched a host of interactive experiences, music videos, and series, and has a packed slate in 2019.
  • Geoffrey
    Woo
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Geoffrey Woo is co-founder and CEO of HVMN Inc., a leading nootropics and biohacking technology company backed by Andreessen Horowitz and other top investors. Geoffrey studied Computer Science at Stanford University and graduated with Honors and Distinction.
  • Ken
    Hertz
    Founding Partner
    Ken - and his partners at Hertz Lichtenstein & Young - specialize in representing talent ain the sports and entertainment industries. The firm's clients include Will Smith, Gwen Stefani, Calvin Harris, Idris Elba, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Sir Ken Robinson, Keith Richards, Herbie Hancock, Jason Mraz, David Blaine, Shaun White, Jamie Oliver, and Annie Leibovitz. Also a principal in memBrain - an entertainment marketing and strategy consulting firm - his clients include UBS, ASUS, Hasbro, McDonald's, and Logitech.
  • Paul
    Makarechian
    CEO
    Paul is an accomplished world traveler, avid wine collector, helicopter snowboarder, and a work-in-progress fly fisherman. He is President and CEO of Makar Properties LLC, a collection of boutique resorts combining culturally-rooted hospitality experiences with high-return real estate investment. With properties in Palm Springs (Korakia Pensione, a Moroccan-style retreat named one of the sexiest hotels in America), and in Big Sky, Montana (Lone Mountain Ranch, a 100 year old guest ranch with the finest Nordic ski trails in North America), Paul’s suitcase is a battleground between sandals and ski goggles.
    He has managed over $2 billion in commercial, residential, and hospitality assets and is dedicated to curating authentic and creative guest experiences that are unique to their surroundings. He serves as Chairman of Gen NeXt and executor of the Makarechian Foundation, preserving culture, history, environment, community and art.
  • Bob
    Pittman
    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.” .
  • will.i.am
    7X GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR
    will.i.am, born William Adams, is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, and founder of I AM ™. Known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he also works with some of the industry’s biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.
  • GARY
    VAYNERCHUK
    CEO
    Gary builds businesses. Fresh out of college, he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.
  • Deepak
    Chopra
    Author, Founder of Chopra Foundation & Co-Founder, Jiyo.com
    DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. www.deepakchopra.com
  • DEBORAH
    DUGAN
    CEO
    (RED) – founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver – fights AIDS by partnering with the world’s most iconic brands including Apple, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Starbucks, Belvedere and more. Under Deborah’s leadership, (RED) has raised over $350 million for the Global Fund. 100% goes to AIDS programs that have impacted 70 million lives. Deborah’s philosophy at (RED) is to “break things.” To change the status quo, to use creativity, to constantly innovate – and to do it fast. Her goal is to put (RED) out of business.
  • ALEXIS
    OHANIAN
    CO-FOUNDER
    Alexis was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD where he slowly realized his desire to play professional football would potentially not pan out. So, after graduating from UVA, he turned his efforts towards making the world suck less. In addition to cofounding Reddit (which he returned to in 2015 with his cofounder, leading what is now the 4th largest site in the US), he co-founded Initialized Capital, a seed stage venture fund with over $160M under management; he's the bestselling author of Without Their Permission; and an activist for the open internet. While he is still patiently awaiting the news of his starting position in the NFL, he currently spends his free time investing in startups, passionately cheering on the Washington Redskins, and facetiming his cat, Karma. His mother always told him he was special.
  • KELLY
    SLATER
    11-Time World Champion Surfer, Entrepreneur
    Kelly is both the youngest and oldest surfer ever to win a World Surfing Title and holds the record as an eleven-time World Champion. Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, at 45 Kelly is still at the top of his game and brings his trademark vision to his role as entrepreneur. Kelly launched sustainable clothing brand, Outerknown, to create clothing with minimal environmental and social impact. Furthering his personal mission of delivering sustainable products, Kelly owns Firewire Surfboards, the least toxic surfboard on the market. He designs and competes on boards under his own imprint, Slater Designs. In 2015 he captivated the surf world when he unveiled the "perfect manmade barreling wave" with his company, Kelly Slater Wave Co.
  • SHAUN
    WHITE
    CEO & 3x Olympic Gold Medalist
    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White began snowboarding at age six, and immediately showed an uncanny talent for the sport. By seven — the same age he was discovered by Tony Hawk at a San Diego skate park — Shaun had won a series of competitions and landed a sponsorship with Burton.

    Shaun turned pro in snowboarding at 13, pro in skateboarding at 17, and by the time he’d won his first Olympic gold medal at 19, he was a household name, matching his intensity on the board with an effortlessly magnetic and outrageous presence that helped him land the cover of Rolling Stone twice.

    With continued triumphs in snowboarding and skateboarding — gold medals at 2006 and 2010 Olympics, 10 ESPY awards, record-breaking 15 X Games golds — Shaun steadily built up his businesses. After joining forces with Burton he began creating eyewear for Oakley and — at 14 — partnered with Target and ultimately expanded that relationship into clothing, footwear, accessories, and home goods lines.

    Shaun donated a portion of his earnings to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Boys & Girls Club. Born with a heart defect that demanded he undergo two major surgeries before his first birthday, Shaun is closely involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has granted 17 wishes since 2008.

    In 2014 Shaun became the majority shareholder in the snowboarding/music festival Air + Style, and helped it grow into a three global stops in Austria, Beijing, and L.A.

    In 2016 Shaun purchased a stake in Mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, June Mountain, and Bear Mountain where he is developing programs that educate youth about being active and make snow sports more accessible to city kids.

    Featured on the cover of Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2016, Shaun recently moved into the next phase of his fashion career, launching a men’s line with Macy’s.

    Now training for the 2018 Olympics in Korea, Shaun says, “I’m more excited about snowboarding than I’ve been in a long time — like that thrill and that fight is building up again. I feel like I’m just getting started — like I’m just now getting a true grasp of what I’m capable of.”
  • Cristina
    Jones
    Head of Trailblazing Marketing
    An acknowledged expert in bridging the creative aspects of technology and storytelling, Cristina Mancini leads the newly-formed Technology & Creative Strategy group at 20th Century Fox. Mancini’s overall approach centers on the importance of the human experience intertwined with technology, not just the fundamental capabilities of technology. Incorporating a variety of design approaches, including user behavior research, Cristina sets the stage for the creation of authentic relationships and deep connections between audiences and storytellers – between humans. While the principles of great storytelling have not changed since the birth of language, technology, as a creative partner, is shaping the ways in which stories are now found and told. In this environment of constant change on many dimensions, Cristina continues to explore how the most basic human art form, creating and sharing stories, will evolve alongside the convergence of AI, experiential platforms and the Internet of Things.
  • Connie
    Nielsen
    Co-Founder & President / Actress
    Danish-born actor, Connie Nielsen’s achievements in the arts range across leads in films such as the Academy Award winning “Gladiator,” the critically acclaimed “Brothers,” “One Hour Photo,” and “Demon Lover”, and is the recipient of Best Actress Awards of San Sebastian Film Festival, Bodil Awards, and Empire Awards, among others. In 2010, Connie Nielsen co-founded Human Needs Project with David Warner to create one-stop-shop sustainable services for slum residents.
  • TOM
    PUNCH
    CHIEF COMMERCIAL & CREATIVE OFFICER
    Tom oversees the commercial content and operations for VICE’s television network VICELAND and its 12 owned and operated digital channels and mobile offerings. He leads creative for VICE’s largest partnerships including driving some of the company’s pro social efforts, including leading the development of VICE’s forthcoming IMPACTchannel to partnering with Al Gore around climate change to creating the Shopathon campaign with (RED).
  • BJARKE
    INGELS
    WORLD RENOWNED ARCHITECT
    Bjarke started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, he has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal awarded Bjarke the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects granted the 8 House its Honor Award, calling it "a complex and exemplary project of a new typology."
  • Marc
    Ecko
    Chief Brand & Creative Officer
    Marc is an entrepreneur (though he hates that word), fashion and media guy, angel investor, advocate for creators, and education reformer. He founded Marc Ecko Enterprises in 1993, the original parent entity that yielded Ecko Unltd., Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Zoo York and a host of global fashion trademarks, which was sold to Iconix Brand group in 2009.
    Marc is also the Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Complex Media, the world’s leading provider of fashion, entertainment, lifestyle, and product trends to young male tastemakers. Complex Media includes 110+ websites that generate more than 1.4 billion page views and 135 Million unique visitors per month.
    Ecko serves as an emeritus board member to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Big Picture Learning and Tikva Children’s Home. He lives in NJ with his wife and three kids.
  • Debbie
    Sterling
    CEO & Founder
    Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character. Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in STEM. She was added to Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list and inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Entrepreneurship.
  • Meridith
    Valiando Rojas
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Meridith Valiando Rojas is Co-Founder and CEO of DigiTour Media, the largest producer of IRL (“in real life”) live events featuring social media talent and pop stars beloved by Generation Z.  She has produced 300+ events worldwide, helped launch the careers of top digital talent like Baby Ariel and Jack + Jack and was recently named to both Variety’s Power of Women L.A., Cynopsis’ Top Women in Digital awards, and Cosmos Fun Fearless 50. DigiTour investors include Viacom, Ryan Seacrest, Guy Oseary, and Conde Nast.
  • Jamie
    Gutfreund
    Global CMO
    Jamie leads Wunderman’s global marketing and communications initiatives. Partnering with Wunderman’s leadership team, Jamie is responsible for building innovative programs to drive awareness of Wunderman’s unique blend of creativity and data.

    Over the span of 20 years, Jamie has served as a dynamic and motivating business catalyst. Most recently, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Deep Focus, where she managed the marketing and communications efforts for the agency. She was also responsible for the growth and expansion of the Cassandra Report, the leading syndicated research study of young consumers.

    A frequent public speaker, Jamie’s commentary on culture and millennial marketing strategies can be found in such publications as AdWeek, CNBC, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Steven
    Wolfe Pereira
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
    Mr. Wolfe Pereira Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Neustar. Prior to Neustar, Mr. Wolfe Pereira was the Vice President of Brand Strategy & Marketing Solutions at the Oracle Data Cloud. Mr. Wolfe Pereira joined Datalogix from Starcom MediaVest Group, where he served as Executive Vice President. He serves on the board of directors of the Ad Council, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).
  • David
    Sable
    Global CEO
    David Sable is Global CEO of Y&R, one of the leading global marketing communications companies. An early digital entrepreneur, he is tapped for marketing and digital expertise around the world. A Gamer, Grandpa, Hippie, Music and Art lover, Book Buyer – physical & e-, World traveler, Blogger and Podcaster, David was named one of the 10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses by Fast Company, a LinkedIn Top Voice 2016, and is a passionate Believer in collaborating to Change the World.
  • LEURA
    FINE
    CEO & FOUNDER
    Leura is a professional interior designer turned entrepreneur and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, brand, product vision, and operations. After working as the senior designer for a leading interior design firm, she launched her own business, Leura Fine Interiors, in 2013. Frustrated by the archaic business model of the interior design industry, Leura set out to democratize it by establishing a better way for clients and designers to work together. Driven by this desire, Laurel & Wolf was born in 2014 and is quickly changing the way interior design is made accessible and affordable to all. A firm believer in the power of great design and how it can transform the way people’s daily life experiences, Leura is a frequent speaker at industry events. She has been featured in numerous publications and was recently named on Forbes 2016 “30 Under 30” list for Retail & eCommerce.
  • BERNARD
    ACOCA
    President
    Bernard is responsible for the management of the Teavana specialty retail and e-commerce channels, expanding the portfolio of Teavana offerings in Starbucks stores, creating global awareness for the Teavana brand, and driving tea innovation.
  • DREAM
    ROCKWELL
    FOUNDER
    Dream has been called a Visionary Social Engineer, her work pioneering a new style of interactive event experiences and performance that can be seen woven through threads of west coast fashion, music, and festival life. She is passionate about reforming the human experience through interactive events and the sharing of information. As a result of her years of curating leading-edge speakers and innovators of the self-empowerment revolution, she is excited to share what she's learned.
  • JON
    BUSCEMI
    FOUNDER, HEAD OF CREATIVE
    Jon is an Italian-American designer born in New York that resides in Los Angeles. He is best known for his his eponymous brand, Buscemi. Born in 1974 in Long Island, New York, he spent much of his early childhood engulfed in hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing , skateboarding, sneaker collecting, and fashion design. At age 8, with close friends in his hometown of Uniondale, Jon started customizing clothing and hats. A true product of his environment where fashion and music and people like Dapper Dan emerged, he was right in the middle of the Long Island hip-hop movement and was also involved in the beginnings of the New York City skateboard renaissance.
  • JUSTIN
    WENIGER
    CEO
    Justin and his partner, Ryan Doherty, built WENDOH through connected ventures ranging from print including Vegas Seven, Nevada’s #1 weekly -- to entertainment, with several critically-acclaimed restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, in step with the digital age, WENDOH’s online services stimulate and innovate. Continuously adapting with demand and opportunity, WENDOH remains true to its community, recently acquiring the burgeoning Life Is Beautiful festival. A 3-day multi-stage music show with art and culture exhibits, it features 40 prestigious speakers, all sharing their inspirational journeys to living a beautiful life. For Justin, this is core business and key ground for connecting millennials with social and experiential opportunities. 
  • Mike
    Farah
    CEO
    Mike Farah is the CEO of Funny Or Die, the premier comedy brand known for creating award-winning, high-quality content with a global audience of more than 70 million. He has won two Emmys as executive producer of "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” and was recently named a “Maverick of Hollywood” by Esquire. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Farah is a graduate of Indiana University. From 2002-2004 he was a food expeditor at The Standard, Hollywood.
  • Rebecca
    Fielding
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Rebecca is an Ambassador for Cultural Diversity and a Travel Entrepreneur. Believing that travel has the power to change the world through uniting people from different cultures, she founded DNA Unwrapped and in turn created a globally unique way to travel. Following a successful career as a Human Rights advocate Rebecca has taken her vision from strength to strength earning a reputation for creating a new travel trend. At theheart of her brand is the belief is that cultivating understanding startsby experiencing new people and places. By testing DNA to reveal our geographical origins her teams designthe most personal journeys in the world for people to visit the places they are really from.
  • Luis
    Justo
    CEO
    Luis leads one of the biggest music festivals in the world, playfully dubbed the "World Cup of Music."  Rock in Rio celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015 and has hosted international editions in Lisbon and Madrid, as well as a U.S. debut in Las Vegas. Luis was previously CEO of Osklen, a successful multinational Brazilian fashion brand, and worked for Fleming Asset Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He believes that success comes from a very close connection to the consumer by establishing positive brand reputation.
  • Shelley
    Zalis
    CEO & Founder
    Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry. Her most recent endeavor includes launching The Female Quotient and Girls’ Lounge which supports and mentors women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership powers and work together to transform corporate culture. Shelley is also the host of a new Bloomberg series titled "Walk The Talk" focused on gender equality and the critical importance of women in executive leadership.
  • Rachel
    Shechtman
    CEO & Founder
    Rachel Shechtman is the founder of STORY, a NYC concept store known for its ever-changing model. A fourth generation entrepreneur, Rachel began her career as a consultant, launching Cube Ventures as a retail and marketing consultancy that advised brands ranging from TOMS to Kraft Foods to JC Penney, AOL, and the CFDA.

     In 2011 Rachel launched STORY as a space that took the point of view of a magazine, changed like a gallery, and sold things like a store. Now a top retail destination, STORY has worked companies including Target, American Express OPEN, and P&G, as well as over 4,000 small businesses. Rachel is a frequent speaker on retail and has been recognized by the media including Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under  40, Crain’s Under 40 and was named Ad Age’s 50 Most Creative.

    Rachel remains a supporter of emerging business models, serving on the advisory boards of Birchbox, Girlboss, the Director's Council at Wharton’s Baker Retail Center and the American Express OPEN Digital Advisory Board. In 2016, Rachel joined the Board of Directors of National Retail Federation (NRF).
  • Kelly
    Stoetzel
    Content Director
    Kelly Stoetzel serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Quantified Impressions, LLC. Ms. Stoetzel directs the TED experience, including oversight and selection of all speakers, and runs TEDActive at TED Conferences, a nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading” in the fields of technology, entertainment, and design.
  • Diana
    Nyad
    Record-Breaking Endurance Athlete & Sports Journalist
    At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”
  • GREG
    THOMPSON
    President
    Greg is a veteran music executive and is well known for his role at Capitol Music Group and EMI Records where he played a critical role in the development of Katy Perry, Sam Smith, and continued growth of other artists including Coldplay. He joined Maverick in June 2016 to synergize one of the finest collections of artists and managers ever assembled in music. Some of Maverick’s current roster includes Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jason Aldean, The Roots, G-Eazy, Fifth Harmony, Nelly, and more.
  • Greg
    Ashlock
    West Coast Division President
    President – West, iHeartMedia, the leading multi-media company, reaching more than 260M monthly listeners via broadcast in the US. Responsible for programming, marketing and sales across all platforms (including digital, social, mobile, experiential and broadcast) for everything west of the Mississippi. Passion for entertainment with a career that started in sports (Dodgers) and has continued in music (iHeartMedia). Board member for BMI and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.
  • Jesse
    Genet
    CEO & Founder
    Jesse is the founder and CEO of Lumi.com. Lumi makes it easy for businesses to order the branded packaging and supplies they need to ship their products. Genet has been an entrepreneur since she was 16. She’s raised over a quarter million dollars on Kickstarter, was featured on Shark Tank, appeared on HSN, and participated in the Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator. She studied Industrial Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and lives in an Airstream trailer.
  • Christian
    Martinez
    Head of US Multicultural Sales
    Christian Martinez is Head of US Multicultural Sales at Facebook; an effort which brings to market digital and social marketing scale to the US multicultural marketer. He joined the company in June 2013 to lead the companies sales initiatives focused on the US Hispanic market, and has since then expanded the offering to include broader multicultural solutions. Prior to Facebook, Christian spent 13 years at Univision Communications where he was VP of Network TV and Interactive Sales for the South East and South West regions. In that role he was responsible for leading the only integrated sales office in the country, in which he oversaw a team of network TV and digital sellers focused on providing clients a fully integrated, cross-platform approach. Christian, has led traditional, digital, programmatic, mobile and eCommerce efforts in the USH space. Christian is a graduate of the University of Florida and resides with his wife and two children in Miami.
  • Walter
    Delph
    Partner
    20+ years as an entrepreneur, operator and investor at leading startups and corporations.
  • Andrew
    Essex
    CEO
    Andrew Essex is the Chief Executive officer of Tribeca Enterprises, a multi-platform storytelling company based in New York City, and the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival. Until 2015, Andrew Essex was the Vice Chairman and founding CEO of Droga5. He is author of “The End of Advertising: Why It Had to Die and the Creative Resurrection to Come”
  • Tim
    Nolan
    Executive Creative Director
    Tim Nolan was named Executive Creative Director for A+E Networks in 2016 for all brands under A+E Networks. He is responsible for overseeing all creative marketing efforts.
    Nolan is focused on ensuring a strong creative consistency across every A+E brand around the world.
    Nolan is a graduate of Ramapo College. For six years, he has served on the conference committee board for PromaxBDA, the global community of professionals engaged in the marketing and promotion of television and video content.
  • Adam
    Bierman
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Adam Bierman is chief executive officer and co-founder of MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm based in Los Angeles with operations and exposure across North America. Mr. Bierman is a leading voice for institutional practices, and for clear and reasonable regulations in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. He is co-chair of the Policy Council at the National Cannabis Industry Association, the industry’s leading trade organization. He has been featured on various news outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg News, Forbes, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and others. In 2010, Mr. Bierman and partner Andrew Modlin founded MedMen. The Firm offers turnkey management services. It also makes strategic investments across the U.S. and Canada while its operational expertise ensures assets perform at the highest level. Mr. Bierman is a longtime supporter of Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), helping launch the Pledge 4 Growth campaign with the advocacy group in 2015.
  • Shing
    Tao
    CEO
    Kai-Shing Tao has served in a directorship capacity for Remark Media since the Company's public listing in 2007. After being elected Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer in October 2012, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2012. Additionally, Mr. Tao is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P., a private investment group. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P. Mr. Tao serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Entertainment Limited (HK:1180). He earned his undergraduate degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
  • Barrett
    Lyon
    VP, Research & Development
    Barrett Lyon is Vice President of R&D for the Neustar Security Solutions’ portfolio. He spearheads the development of innovative new solutions for the company’s industry-leading DDoS, DNS and cybersecurity offerings. Mr. Lyon is a serial entrepreneur and a well-respected cybersecurity thought leader with experience building leading edge network services and infrastructure. Mr. Lyon created the first successfully managed service to defend enterprises from DDoS attacks at Prolexic Technologies, a company he co-founded.
  • Alex
    Hofmann
    President, North America
    Alex is President of musical.ly North America, the world’s fastest growing entertainment social network. He joined the company shortly after its launch in 2014, when co-founder Alex Zhu asked him to lead the app’s expansion efforts. Within three months, app downloads increased from 200 to 500,000 per day and has grown from 20,000 users to over 200 million users globally. Alex was featured in Variety Magazine as one of “30 Execs to Watch” in its 2017 Digital Entertainment Report.
  • Hasan
    Piker
    Producer & On-Air Talent
    Turkish-raised, Hasan Piker is one of the youngest political commentators in the US. Known for his unique “no-holds-barred” approach, Hasan covers entertainment, politics, and news around the world for The Young Turks. Hasan’s segment, The Breakdown, provides detailed analysis on the top news stories of the day. These short clips are widely shared on social media and demonstrates Hasan’s ability to resonate with millennials through his satirical approach to news and politics. His political writings can also be found on The Huffington Post.
  • Pooneh
    Mohajer
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Pooneh Mohajer is the Co-Founder and CEO of tokidoki, a global lifestyle brand which is known for its eye-popping aesthetic and criminally cute characters. Pooneh also co-founded Hard Candy Inc., a color cosmetics Company that was sold to LVMH, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in 1999. Pooneh has a BA from Vanderbilt University and a JD from California Western School of Law. Pooneh currently serves on the Inc. Magazine Media Board of Advisors.
  • Miles
    Rogers
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Miles Rogers is the Chief Strategy Officer of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront cost to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety. Wheels Up offers guaranteed availability on its fleet of new King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft and a cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app. Since joining Wheels Up in 2014, Rogers has played an integral role in the marketing, branding, and business development of Wheels Up working with numerous Fortune 500 companies, media outlets and Wheels Up Ambassadors including Serena Williams, Wayne Gretzky, Russell Wilson, Sidney Crosby and many others. Previously, Rogers was Senior Vice President at Marquis Jet and NetJets from 2004-2014. Marquis Jet introduced the first-ever fractional jet card program and generated over $4 billion in revenue, culminating in its sale to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets in 2010. Rogers and his team finished first in sales from 2004-2010 as well as in the year of acquisition and continued to build one of the largest networks in the private aviation industry.
  • Mark
    Shedletsky
    CEO & Founder
    CEO of Vertical Mass, the leading Consumer Data Platform for the Entertainment and Sports industries. Previously Head of Digital XIX Entertainment, Head of Marketing at BitTorrent, and Head of Marketing at MTV.
  • Tricia
    Nichols
    Global VP, Consumer Marketing & Engagement
    As Global VP of Consumer Marketing at Estée Lauder, Tricia is driving consumer centricity through micro-storytelling, engaging experiences and digital innovation. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, she held senior marketing roles at Gap and PepsiCo. In her spare time, Tricia is an Angel investor and Advisor to start-ups in mobile video, entertainment and hospitality. She started her career on the agency side and was once an Adjunct Professor.
  • Cliff
    Plumer
    CEO & Founder
    Cliff is currently CEO of The Void, a leading location based virtual reality company that recently participated in the Walt Disney Accelerator program. Prior to joining The Void, Cliff was President of Jaunt Studios. He began his VR career as an early investor and advisor to Oculus. Prior to his VR ventures, Cliff had a long career in the film industry as CTO of Lucasfilm and CEO of Digital Domain.
  • Anissa
    Frey
    VP, Custom Solutions & Head of Marketing
    Anissa Frey is the VP Custom Solutions/Head of Marketing NA for DailyMail.com, the world’s largest English speaking newspaper website. She oversees marketing strategy and custom content solutions for clients. Prior to DailyMail.com, Anissa was the VP Branded Content at Condé Nast Entertainment, responsible for the publications branded content and partnerships and at NBCUniversal, where she was the VP, Client Solutions for the women’s cable networks – leading integrated client solutions.
  • Bob
    McCuin
    President, Sales
    Bob McCuin is president of sales for Clear Channel Outdoor Americas. He oversees Clear Channel Outdoor’s strategy to drive innovation and growth across its business lines and brings extensive experience leading media sales organizations to greater performance across national and local markets. Bob joined Clear Channel Outdoor from TownSquare Media, third largest owner of radio stations in the U.S. As SVP, Sales for Townsquare, he developed a cross platform sales organization yielding local, regional and national sales growth in all channels. Prior to that, McCuin was Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment (now iHeartMedia), New York City, where he oversaw sales for the company’s six radio stations in New York and their digital operations and created an integrated sales structure that resulted in revenue growth ahead of the market for each of the three years he held that position. Prior to that, he guided WEEI to leadership in the Boston market and created the first dedicated sales organization for CBS’s flagship sports outlet in Chicago. In his spare time, Bob enjoys coaching youth sports and participating in all manner of outdoor activities, including running marathons.
  • Brad
    Grossman
    CEO & Founder
    Brad Grossman, as the founder and CEO of ZEITGUIDE, advises some of the world's top creative and business visionaries on how to stay relevant and prolific in the face of rapid cultural change. Grossman's work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Financial Times and he has authored articles in Forbes, Inc., Fortune and Chief Executive magazine.
  • Benji & Joel
    Madden
    The Madden Brothers
    Benjamin and Joel Madden, also known as The Madden Brothers, hail from the suburbs of Washington D.C. and are known internationally for fronting their band  Good Charlotte. The band formed in a garage while the brothers where in high school and signed a major label record deal shortly after. The brothers have not only written chart topping hits for themselves, they can also be found in the credits of over a dozen other artists’ recordings.

    In true Madden Brothers fashion, the pair have been a hit in the television world, hosting their own MTV show and residing as judges on The Voice Australia for multiple seasons. With bit parts in several major motion pictures and other TV appearances across the last dozen years, the Maddens don't stop there.

    In 2014 the concept of a greater involvement in the business was cemented with the formation of MDDN, a process driven music management and media company, for artists by artists, with an emphasis on empathy and fairness.  There the brothers work with a team of specialists to further the vision of new and established artists. 

    The Maddens currently split time between residences in New York and Los Angeles, occasionally headlining Good Charlotte tours and large scale festivals. They can be found on a daily basis, ideating and activating concepts and strategies that are changing the face of business as we know it and impacting popular culture on a global scale.
  • Heather
    Hartnett
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Heather Hartnett is the CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures — an early-stage venture studio in NYC that backs and builds industry-changing companies. Heather leads the core team at Human that supports each portfolio founder with the beginning stages of building. She was recently featured in Business Insider as “the first female-led startup studio” bringing a fresh new perspective to the tech scene and changing the face of early-stage Venture Capital.
  • Alexandra
    Patsavas
    Principal
    Three time Grammy®Award nominee Alexandra Patsavas founded Chop Shop Music Supervision in 1998 and quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for television series and feature films, including: Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Mad Men, The Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Patsavas’s current Music Supervision projects include television series "Scandal,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Lucifer,” and “Riverdale”. She has been profiled in Wired, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Billboard, NPR, and MTV. Patsavas currently serves as Chair of MusiCares.
  • LeeAnne
    Stables
    President, Worldwide Marketing Partnerships & Licensing
    LeeAnne Stables is responsible for all corporate partnerships and brand integration in Paramount Pictures films. Since joining the studio in 2005, Ms. Stables has worked on over 120 films and negotiated many of the movie industry’s most high profile brand marketing pacts delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in support to the studio marketing campaigns. Her work has received numerous marketing and film industry awards for brand tie-ins for major film franchises including Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible and others. She is a respected force in film marketing circles for deftly bridging the creative needs of filmmakers and top talent with global brand marketers. She is a frequent industry speaker, and served as head of the Executive Jury for the Clio Entertainment Awards. In a dual executive role, Ms. Stables also heads the studio’s licensing division overseeing all consumer product licensing of the studios’ movie releases and merchandising of Paramount’s legendary classic film properties. Ms. Stables background in the film, television, and entertainment industry includes executive positions at Universal Studios, E! Entertainment television and Sega GameWorks. She began her career as a radio news reporter in Florida, and in NYC at several major advertising and promotion agencies . Ms. Stables is a graduate of Florida State University, where she was elected Vice President of the Student Body.
  • Bernie
    Cahill
    Founding Partner
    Bernie Cahill co-founded the integrated management company ROAR, LLC. Cahill established ROAR’s music division and manages artists including icons such as the Grateful Dead, three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band, Dutch superstar Oliver Heldens, GRAMMY nominee Morgan Page, GRAMMY Award-winning musician and acclaimed actor Dwight Yoakam, Dead & Company, Ben Rector and Bob Weir. Cahill is also a key member of the company’s talent management team, co-managing a talent roster that includes Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, David Alan Grier, Aisha Tyler, Luke Bracey, Cobie Smulders, and Ken Watanabe, among others. Cahill is a former IP lawyer, specializing in artist representation, digital rights management and IP licensing. He is also actively involved in a number of philanthropic causes, including Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground and he co-chairs the USO Entertainment Advisory Council.
  • Brett
    Sirianni
    Co-Founder
    Brett Sirianni is a master of art, design, web, digital marketing, and world’s fastest one liner comebacks. This Australian native has held positions at some of the most innovating brands in the industry such as Stance, Billabong, Hurley, Von Zipper, Nixon, and is the co-founder of the social media firm Social Supply Co.
  • Benoit
    Vatere
    CEO & Founder
    Benoit, CEO and Founder of Mammoth Media, is on a mission to redefine Media where Mobile comes first. Senior executive with over 15 years of strategic, tactical and management experience in the Online and Mobile Industry. Deep experience in executing large scale online acquisition campaigns across channels. A visionary leader with deep cross-functional experience in technology, sales and operations.
  • Corey
    Spiegel
    CRO
    Corey Spiegel has 20+ years of entertainment advertising and sponsorship integration expertise having held senior positions overseeing advertising sales, marketing, integrations and brand partnerships for prominent media companies. She is now the Chief Revenue Officer of the greatly anticipated new entertainment platform, The Blast.

    Corey previously served as Chief Advertising Officer for Earl Enterprises, where she ran national advertising sales for Earl's many properties, including Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Buca di Beppo restaurants and the launch of the social media platform, Collide.

    Prior to Earl Enterprises, Corey spent nearly a decade as Vice President of Digital Sales at Warner Brothers where she managed a multi-million dollar transcontinental sales team across all categories for the Warner Brothers Television Group’s titles, including “Ellen”, “Extra”, TMZ, DC Entertainment, Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes.

    Earlier in her career, Corey was Senior Vice President of SD Media where she ran west coast advertising sales for print and digital titles including Playboy. She also managed all integrations and advertising for the iconic Playboy Jazz Festival for 15 years signing prestigious and premium brands to “Official Sponsorship” positions.

    Corey got her start in advertising working on account management and media buying and planning teams at DDB Needham Worldwide Los Angeles and Wells Rich Greene agencies in New York City.

    She is a native of New Jersey and a holds a degree in advertising from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Billie
    Whitehouse
    CEO
    Billie Whitehouse is the CEO, designer and director of Wearable X. Billie was once compared to Elon Musk in Business Insider because of her specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Known for her development of Nadi X and Fan Jersey recently presented at Super Bowl 50, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives.
  • Paul
    Conroy
    Co-Founder & Managing Head
    Paul Conroy is the Managing Director of venture-incubation firm Plus Foundry whose roster of clients includes Zoe Saldana, Hayley Williams, and Vans, among others. Prior, Conroy was Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer at The Agency Group, now UTA Music. Paul was also previously CEO at Dyrdek Enterprises, which was founded by professional skateboarder turned entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek, and held ownership positions in Crush Sports, Good Fight Entertainment, and Ferret Music.
  • Nancy
    Spector
    Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator
    Nancy Spector shapes the Guggenheim’s global strategy, overseeing creative programming for the institution and its international affiliates. She has organized exhibitions on Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Matthew Barney, Richard Prince, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Tino Sehgal, and Maurizio Cattelan. She is a recipient of five International Art Critics Association Awards and a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award for Youtube Play, a Biennial of Creative Video.
  • Kerrin
    Roberts
    Board Director
    Kerrin has more than 20 years experience of working in global corporate communications and integrated marketing across a wide range of sectors and clients both in agencies and in-house roles. Kerrin has worked with Shell, Bayer, FedEx, Norton Rose Fulbright, Unilever, P&G, Quintiles, Sony, Barclays, Kodak and Cingular Wireless (now AT&T).

    He has worked in London, New York, Hong Kong and Atlanta and has been involved in running global campaigns to raise company’s brand and corporate reputations, as well as the sales of products and services. Recently he has worked closely with Shell to launch and deliver their award-winning #makethefuture campaign.

    Prior to joining J. Walter Thompson, Kerrin specialised in PR, creating and executing impactful earned traditional and social media campaigns at three of the top global PR agencies – Edelman, Ogilvy PR and Ketchum.

    While in PR he has specialised in a range of corporate communications activities from reputation building programmes, corporate acquisitions and mergers and global CSR programmes, as well as crisis preparedness and response, internal communications and thought leadership programmes. Kerrin has also specialised in media interview and presentation skills training for senior executives and experts around the world.

    He started his communications career in-house at CNN after five years working as a solicitor in the City of London.

    Kerrin sometimes turns his communications skills from the office to the stage, particularly revelling in comedy and tapping his love of Shakespeare.
  • Kaitlin
    Villanova
    Global Digital Director
    Kaitlin is the Global Digital Director for Burton Snowboards based in Burlington, VT. In this role she is leading the 40 year old snowboarding and lifestyle brand into a new dimension of digital and innovation, creating a true Digital Center of Excellence within the global brand. Prior to joining Burton Kaitlin spent time at companies like Oracle and Yahoo getting versed on the ad-tech & enterprise solutions landscape. Before that Kaitlin lead Business Development at Brooklyn based digital agency Carrot Creative (recently acquired by Vice). Kaitlin is a snowboarder, yoga enthusiast, amateur chef, and a transplant to the lovely town of Burlington Vermont where she lives with her husband Taylor and Boston Terrier named Keller.
  • Emma
    Quigley
    Head Of Music & Entertainment
    With a wealth of music industry expertise, Emma Quigley joined PepsiCo as Head Of Music & Entertainment in September 2014 – Emma’s focus is to continue to evolve and grow the brand’s storied relationship with music and within pop culture – Super Bowl, Empire, The Sound Drop and numerous artist led campaigns and retail programs are just a few of her highlights to date. Emma began her career in the UK working for independent labels Acid Jazz and Independiente, holding the role of, Head Of International, at both labels - During that time, Emma played a critical role in establishing a new global cultural movement in the creation of the Acid Jazz brand, and was a key member of the team working with Travis, who’s album “ The Man Who” is one the biggest selling albums of all time in the UK. In early 2001 Emma moved to Universal Music, initially as a consultant for Polydor Records, and then as, Senior Director, at UMGI for the Island Def Jam label, directly responsible for some of the biggest selling albums world-wide during that time. In 2003 Emma moved to New York City, beginning her new role as, Vice President Marketing, for 19 Entertainment (creators and producers of American Idol). Emma was a core part of the team that transformed the way people viewed television - American Idol became a cultural phenomena, one of the most successful shows in the history of television, creating groundbreaking viewer engagement and brand integrations. From 2009 to 2014, Emma held the position of, Vice President Global Priorities, at EMI Records / Capitol Music Group, creating global success stories for her artists and selling millions of records in the process. Throughout her career, Emma has worked with and achieved tremendous success with an impressive roster of artists including: U2, Jay–Z, Lady Antebellum, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, George Michael, Lionel Richie, Travis, LL Cool J, The Bee Gees and Thirty Seconds To Mars.
  • Sarah
    Weichel
    CEO
    Sarah Weichel is one of the leading independent global digital talent managers. With more than six years working at the executive-level in the space, she is credited for being one of pioneers behind this ever-growing trend of harnessing the power of audience and developing strategy around content creators. Sarah is the strategic force behind some of the industry’s most popular and successful content creators including Lilly Singh, Sophia Amoruso, Jon Cozart, Madilyn Bailey and Asap Science. Her expertise is in growing the careers and overall global presence of her clients across, social, digital and traditional platforms via innovative branded and entertainment content deals. In addition to being a talent manager, she is also an executive producer on cutting-edge digital distribution including projects like, Camp Takota, Electra Woman Dyna Girl and A Trip To Unicorn Island. She also helped launch Hello Harto, one of the first crowd-funded social influencer campaigns, raising more than $200K to have the project green-lit and go into production
  • Brian
    Seth Hurst
    President, Chief Storyteller
    Brian Seth Hurst is regarded as a leading innovator, and producer in Virtual Reality. He works with television networks, brands and content creators to strategize, package, produce and distribute high quality VR. He is producer of “My Brother’s Keeper,” a cinematic VR narrative for PBS inspired by the PBS Civil War Drama, “Mercy Street,” named as one of “The 5 Virtual Reality Film’s You Should Experience Right Now” by TIME.com.
  • Elizabeth
    Mitchell
    SVP, Strategic Partnerships
    Elizabeth is currently the Senior Vice President of Strategic Brand Partnerships at First Access Entertainment where she leads all partnership efforts & positioning of its roster of musicians, fashion models, actors, artist, chefs, and athletes. Prior to FAE, Elizabeth has worked with and looked after some of the world’s most influential brands including but not limited to Shaquille O'Neal, Andre Agassi, Nokia & Roc Nation. Elizabeth has facilitated & brokered their partnerships across entertainment, fashion, technology, and music. She also co-created and secured distribution for Michelle Williams Believe Home product line, Judy Joo’s Food Products & Kim Kimble’s Professional Hair Care line via her consulting business True Brand Karma in 2016 which is now part of the FAE family. 
  • David
    Bonthrone
    CRO
    Banker turned marketing guy. Strategic and digitally cultured global marketing leader with agency, client side and start up experience who can create demand for a company’s products and services. Entrepreneurial business development professional. P&L experience in strategic brand development, traditional, digital, direct and retail medium. Innovative and analytical thinker. Category experience in CPG, technology, software, pharmaceutical, fast food, financial services, retail and automotive categories. Widely traveled, well networked and multi lingual. Committed husband, father, brother and son. Proud holder of the world's most creative marriage proposal.
  • Brian
    Lehmann
    Photojournalist
    Brian Lehmann is a photojournalist who has worked in over 35 countries around the world. A graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he is a Fulbright scholar and is published magazines and newspapers around the world, including The New York Times and National Geographic Magazine. He is one of just 100 photographers with the passcode to NatGeo's Instagram account, which he is willing to sell, for the right price. In his hometown of Lincoln, Brian is a part of a $2 million endowment from Howard G. Buffett to document poverty around the world through the University of Nebraska.
  • Amrit
    Singh
    Chief Political Correspondent & Host
    Amrit Singh is a television host, journalist, writer, and documentarian. At REVOLT, he anchors the news department and interviews thought leaders and artists of all genres. He also appears regularly on Bravo TV's "Then & Now with Andy Cohen." Amrit lives in Los Angeles.
  • Katie
    Kulik
    Global SVP, Ad Sales & Marketing
    Katie Kulik is an 18-year sales and marketing veteran, a digital native, and Global Senior Vice President at CBS Interactive. She has spent most of her career in the digital technology space and is an expert in spotting new tech trends before they become mainstream. She excels at taking these insights and creating new products that she brings to market at scale with predictable, sustainable results. She understands how to connect brands with customers anywhere.

    Kulik directs a worldwide team of more than 170 professionals dedicated to building major campaigns for brands across CBSi’s ecosystem of screens, from desktop to mobile and social platforms. She leads marketing innovation and global revenue for the world’s largest premium digital content sites including: CNET, Gamespot, TVGuide.com and others. She represents over 14 brands, across 4 business units, with a combined reach of 300 M global unique monthly visitors.
  • Katie
    Benner
    Reporter
    Katie covers startups and venture firms for the New York Times, where she writes about the impact of innovation on the real world and profiles top industry leaders. She has also appeared onstage at the Aspen Security Forum, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Techonomy, Personal Democracy Forum and Collision Conference.
  • Jessica
    Stacey
    VP, PR, Events & Store Marketing
    Jessica Stacey is the Vice President of Public Relations, Event + Field Marketing at Sephora, the specialty retailer which has transformed the global prestige beauty shopping experience, and is owned by the world-leader in luxury products LVMH. Jessica joined Sephora in 2006 as the Director of Public Relations and today oversees Public Relations, Event + Field Marketing, which includes communications strategy, social media, store localization strategies, in-store and offsite events, and cross-channel initiative support. Before Sephora, Jessica held in-house and agency communication roles in New York, London and Sydney.
  • Andrew
    Duplessie
    Founder
    Andrew is a founder and growth hacker. He owns and manages over 30 “theme” instagrams, with a total reach of 150 million followers. He is the Founder of Tipster (Stanford University Startx incubated) and Rise (incubated by Science-inc) . Andrew focuses on working with influencers/celebrities and building audiences/products (monetizing them). Andrew has also appeared in films and tv, including a co-staring role for an episode of American Horror Story.
  • Paul
    Benigeri
    Head of Ecommerce
    Paul graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science in 3 years. After that, he spent a few years working in cryptocurrency where he ran mining operations, algorithmic trading efforts, mining pools, and a social payments startup. Paul also founded Reactiflux, a community of 20,000+ active React developers. Paul started biohacking six years ago and has extensive experience with intermittent fasting, nootropics, exercise, and measuring biomarkers. Paul joined HVMN in 2015 and spends the majority of his time running ecommerce.
  • Chris
    McCormick
    CMO
    Chris McCormick is Chief Marketing Officer of Starkey Hearing Technologies. Since joining Starkey Hearing Technologies in 1988, Chris McCormick has worked and excelled in multiple sales, service and marketing positions with Starkey's mission in mind – to serve our customers better than anyone else. His deep knowledge of Starkey and our customers and consumers allows Chris to lead our marketing efforts to a new and unified global level. His leadership and vision drive Starkey's strategy to strengthen our brand loyalty and values to our customers and their consumers.
  • Constance
    Schwartz-Morini
    Co-Founder & Partner
    When partner and co-founder of SMAC Entertainment Constance Schwartz says that she can handle anything, she isn’t kidding. Schwartz spent a decade working as a marketing and branding executive at the NFL. Schwartz worked her way up in the NFL, one of the world’s most well-known brands, holding positions in television programming, corporate sponsorships, special events and sports management. From there, she joined The Firm, a high-profile artist and talent management company. Creating the first strategic marketing and sponsorship division at The Firm, Schwartz was responsible for identifying and securing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. In addition, she also added client manager to her responsibilities leading the team that oversaw rapper Snoop Dogg’s career. In 2010, Schwartz joined forces with retired NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and launched SMAC Entertainment (Sports, Music and Cinema), a multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding and production company. Currently, Schwartz oversees a multitude of television projects setup with primetime cable and broadcast networks, including ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid”, AUDIENCE Network’s “Religion of Sports”, and NFL Network’s “Tackle My Ride”. She also engineered the launches of Collection and MSX by Michael Strahan, two men’s clothing and accessory lines with J.C. Penney. Constance Schwartz is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, and resides in Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Andy
    Tu
    CMO
    As CMO, Andy leads DEFY Media’s corporate, consumer, and integrated marketing initiatives. DEFY’s premier brands – SMOSH, Clevver, Screen Junkies, and AWEme – have forged deep connections with an audience of over 70MM YouTube subscribers and 100MM social followers, with content that is viewed across 20+ OTT and streaming video platforms. Andy also guides the company’s multi-platform publishing strategy as well as market research, bringing award-winning ideas to numerous leading brand partners.
  • Jabu
    Transformative International Artist, Social & Global change
    Jabu is an accomplished International artist from South Africa who has exhibited worldwide. Brought up in the Apartheid era, Jabu uses his art to transcend his experience of growing up in an unfriendly world to create his own world instead—one that embodies positivity and interconnectivity, made all the more vibrant by diverse colors and unified activism. ‘Jabu calls his work “Transformative Art” because he chooses themes and subject matter that inspire social change. He focuses on creating beauty and balance while bringing attention to causes he is deeply passionate about. HIs “Wildlife Series” promotes the protection of endangered species and the environment. Jabu’s “Nelson Mandela Series” is a contribution to Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Mandela had a profound effect on Jabu growing up as a young man in South Africa and his selfless great spirit motivated young people to join in the fight to liberate themselves from the shackles of apartheid. His courage and bravery helped light the fire in Jabu to fight for global freedom and peace in a non-violent and inspiring way.

    Jabu has been featured in a number of notable magazines and news outlets such as Style and Fashion magazine in the UK, Transformative Art for Global Causes: Perreault Magazine, Featured artist at Arts Row, American Express Summit, Hollywood Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival and Nylon Magazine. He was also featured at the Sundance Film Festival in Morgan Spurlock’s show commemorating 33 years of Sundance.
  • Michael
    Rosen
    VP, Sales
    As VP of Sales, Michael Rosen oversees all sales initiatives at Foursquare across brand and agency partners. Michael is a key evangelist in the areas of mobile, programmatic buying, and big data.

    Prior to Foursquare, Michael was Chief Revenue Officer at First Look Media, a media company started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Michael also ran online and mobile sales strategy and marketing for AT&T AdWorks, including AT&T’s ad networks, owned & operated sites, and cross-screen addressable products. His team generated triple digit revenue growth year-over-year.

    Michael serves on the executive board of the Newhouse 44 and Upstream Group Seller Forum advisory board. He received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He previously served as co-chair of the IAB’s Sales Executive Council, on the Board of Directors of the Financial Communication Society, Ad Council´s Media Steering Committee, and Online Publishers Association.
  • Mari
    Takahashi
    Producer & Host
    Mari serves as host/producer of SMOSH Games, the award-winning gaming brand & extension of digital empire SMOSH. It became one of the fastest-growing channels to reach 1MM on YouTube & now has over 7MM subs and 3.2MM social followers. With well over 1.7MM social followers, she is a passionate gamer, digital creator & social media expert. In Spring 2016, Mari competed on CBS’s hit show Survivor.
  • Chris
    Bennett
    CEO
    Wonderschool is a network of boutique early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best centers with the warmth of an in-home program. We make it easy for teachers to start and operate these programs and for families to find them. Wonderschool is venture funded by First Round Capital, Cross Culture Ventures, Soft Tech VC, Lerer Ventures, 500 Startups, eVentures, FundersClub, and a number of Angels.
  • Michael
    Tennant
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Michael most recently served as the Head of Branded Content in the US for PHD Media, where he helped the agency win Ad Age’s 2017 Media Agency of the Year, leading content strategy and execution for brands like Google, GSK, Delta Airlines, and the Volkswagen portfolio. Prior to then, Michael led branded content for the CocaCola company and various brands in the P&G portfolio. Michael began his career in youth entertainment where he held various content, marketing and brand partnership roles for MTV and VICE.
  • Chris
    Bruss
    President
    Chris Bruss is the President of Funny Or Die. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Bruss directly oversees Sales, Ad Operations, and Partner Content – the award-winning Branded Entertainment division he started 7 years ago. Bruss has been with Funny Or Die since 2009, and during that time pioneered a more sophisticated strategy for translating the process between the world of agencies/brands and the comedy/content community.
  • Sean
    Evans
    Host, Hot Ones
    I host a YouTube show called Hot Ones. It's the show with hot questions and hotter wings.
  • Michael
    Eisner
    CEO
    Michael is the Founding Partner and Chair of Eisner Jaffe, which he established in 1999. His practice focuses on providing high level strategic advice and guidance on complex deal structure, negotiating deals and transactions in each practice area of the Firm, and managing commercial and civil litigation in high stakes, high visibility conflicts. His clients range from individuals to international corporations, operating in industries including film, television and cable, music, technology, intellectual property, fashion, art, franchising, finance, securities offerings, and real estate transactions.
  • Donna
    D'Cruz
    Spiritual BEing Advocate
    Born in South India, raised in Australia, Donna D’Cruz has created DIP INTO BLISS, built on 15 years’ worth of learning, teaching, and experiences – it’s a modern approach and fresh take on Self-enquiry and meditation designed to bring you back to YOU. Her personal journey and experiences with spiritual masters of the ancient and modern wisdom traditions makes her uniquely qualified to create bridges between worlds inviting audiences to embark on new paths of self-exploration and discovery.
  • Suchit
    Dash
    President
    Suchit is the President of Dubsmash, the entertainment app used by 200 million people around the world that allows you to record yourself over a famous quote. Suchit manages business, content and partnerships globally and is based in Brooklyn.
  • Susy
    Ryoo
    Venture Partner
    Suzy Ryoo is Venture Partner at Atom Factory and new early-stage venture fund, Cross Culture Ventures. In addition to finding and investing in talented entrepreneurs, she creates opportunities for founders of iconic startups from within the Atom Factory angel fund & Cross Culture VC portfolios (such as Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Warby Parker, Spotify, Beautycon, theSkimm, ATTN:, Gimlet Media, Skurt, WeTransfer, Thrive Market, Wonderschool and Yumi). Suzy (and team) have spent the last nine months on a “Culture and Code” tour, discovering and engaging in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Atlanta, Detroit and Miami. Passionate about community, diversity and inclusion, Suzy serves on a technology advisory board for Delta, the advisory council at the USC Marshall Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as well as on the board of directors for a non-profit called URBAN TxT (Teens Exploring Technology), which encourages young men of color in South LA to become catalysts of change in urban communities via technology and entrepreneurship.
  • Megan
    Colligan
    President, Domestic Marketing & Distribution
    Megan Colligan is President of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing for Paramount Pictures, a position she has held since 2014, having previously served as Co-President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution. In her current role, Colligan spearheads the worldwide marketing and distribution efforts for many of Paramount’s most successful franchise properties, including “TRANSFORMERS,” “TERMINATOR,” “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE,” and “STAR TREK”. She oversaw marketing efforts for the Academy Award® nominated films “FENCES”, “ARRIVAL”, “THE BIG SHORT,” “ANOMALISA,” “INTERSTELLAR,” “SELMA,” “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET,” and “NEBRASKA.”
  • Lesley
    Chilcott
    Producer & Director
    Lesley Chilcott is an award winning filmmaker and a producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Other notable Chilcott-produced films include the rock documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, for which she was awarded a win by the PGA for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Documentary. Chilcott directed the feature documentary, A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD which played in theaters, the UN in Geneva, and ran for several months at the World Expo Milan. Her viral short film CODESTARS garnered over 20 million views online and was the number one video on YouTube for two days. In 2015 Chilcott released the documentary CODEGIRL, the first movie to have its premiere on YouTube before going to theaters and other outlets.
  • Brian
    Owens
    CMO, Red Bull North America
    Brian is the EVP, Chief Marketing Officer for Red Bull North America and President of Red Bull Media House North America. Red Bull is one of the world's most innovative lifestyle brands, known for inventing the energy drink category and pioneering a unique blend of sports, culture, content, influencer, and event marketing.
  • Michael
    Nyman
    CEO & Chairman
    Michael has established himself as a leading authority with keen cultural insights in bridging the worlds of entertainment and brands. Today, he leads one of the largest and most influential communications, marketing and consultancy firms in the world of popular culture and entertainment. Michael, a 29-year veteran, led the historic merger of his previous firm, Bragman Nyman Cafarelli (BNC), with the renowned entertainment publicity power PMK, in the fall of 2009. He is responsible for operating and charting the future course for the 300-person firm, with a roster of more than 1000 entertainment and Fortune 500 clients, across three offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Michael, a graduate of USC, has architected award-winning campaigns and advised clients ranging from Samsung and Condé Nast to Activision, Shonda Rhimes, and Beats by Dre. He sits on several boards, including the California Film Commission and the Board of Councilors for USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
  • CLAIRE
    WINELAND
    FOUNDER
    Claire founded Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc , a non-profit organization supporting children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of 13. At 15, she co-wrote bestseller “Every Breath I Take, Surviving and Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis. Now 18 years old, Claire’s inspirational model for others living with CF has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including Fox Teen Choice Awards 2015, Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, and winner of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year” among others. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, People, Cosmopolitan and more. Claire’s most recent project, The Clairity Project, intends to “shed some light on what it’s really like to be sick, and hopefully change the way we view illness and those living with it.”
  • JOHN
    AMATO
    President
    John is a media entrepreneur and executive who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the industry today. As president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, he helped transform the company into one of the most powerful forces on today’s media landscape, spearheading major international expansions, overseeing its rise to dominance on social media, forging strategic partnerships, and producing major brand activations including top-tier events, concerts, and festivals. Under John, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group rocketed to the top-3 biggest entertainment outlets nationally with 30 million monthly unique visitors and a social following of more than 20 million as he drove double-digit revenue rises each year of his leadership.
  • BOB
    SAFIAN
    Editor & Managing Director
    Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the influential business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees all editorial operations and plays a key role in guiding the enterprise’s advertising, marketing, and consumer-engagement efforts. Under Safian’s leadership, Fast Company has received numerous accolades, including the highly coveted National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014.
  • DR. DANIEL
    CHAO
    CEO & CO-FOUNDER
    Daniel has been working most of his adult life to improve people’s lives through medical research. To achieve that goal and gain the knowledge and skills required to do so, he earned a degree in biochemistry, an MS in neuroscience, and his medical degree from Stanford University. He worked as a consultant for McKinsey and was an early employee for one of the world’s pioneers in medical device development. Daniel has been at the forefront of research and device development on neurostimulation, the process of using light electrical wave pulses to activate the brain which has proven helpful to people who suffer from chronic pain or neurological disorders like epilepsy.
  • BRENT
    BUSHNELL
    CEO
    Two Bit Circus is a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company and creators of STEAM Carnival, a traveling event to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Brent is on fire about using play and spectacle to inspire inventors and is passionate about rebranding STEM learning to STEAM with the inclusion of art and creativity. He is motivated by the power of group games and interactive media to bring people together in fun and meaningful ways. As a UCLA-trained engineer, he is a hands-on maker who uses rapid prototyping to turn vision into reality. He's board president of Trash For Teaching, an LA-based non-profit focused on upcycling clean corporate waste into art supplies for kids.
  • CHRISTINA
    ALEJANDRE
    VP & General Manager, eSports
    Christina joined Turner Sports in March 2016 as general manager of ELEAGUE and vice president of esports. In this role, she leads the development and strategy for ELEAGUE, a transformative esports competitive gaming organization. She is responsible for business operations, content, and program strategy for ELEAGUE, as well as the pursuit of new esports opportunities.
  • DAVID
    ANDREW WALLACH
    Recording Artist, Investor
    As one half of Harvard-bred indie pop duo, Chester French, David-Andrew Wallach (or D.A. Wallach, professionally) rose from obscurity when he and bandmate Maxwell Drummey's 2007 demo attracted the attention of both Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. The band became the subject of a bidding war and eventually signed with Williams' Star Trak label, where they released their eclectic 2009 debut, "Love the Future". With his keen sense of melody and penchant for classic pop arrangements, D.A. became a versatile collaborator with a number of acts outside of his work with Chester French. In 2010, he was tapped by Williams to co-write the song "The Way It Is (Vector's Theme)" for the movie Despicable Me, and the following year, he joined up with Jamaican producer Supa Dups to release a handful of singles under the name D.A. and the Supa Dups. Following Chester French's 2012 LP Music 4 Tngrs, Wallach began working primarily on solo material, releasing his first two singles, "Farm" and "Glowing," in 2013 on Capitol's Harvest Records imprint. His piano-led solo work leaned heavily on classic pop styles from the '60s and '70s, calling to mind forebears like Paul McCartney and Elton John. Working with a number of collaborators like Pharrell Williams and songwriters Dan Wilson and Diane Warren, he recorded his debut LP, Time Machine, which was released by Harvest in October 2015.
  • WERNER
    BRELL
    Chief Engagement Officer
    Since January 2017, Werner Brell is Samsung Electronics America’s Chief Engagement Officer. In this role, Werner spearheads Samsung’s passion point marketing efforts across social and digital media to drive new and innovative efforts to bolster consumer engagement for the brand.  Werner comes from Red Bull where he served as President of Red Bull Media House North America where he built and led a world-class team to develop and drive Red Bull’s successful content and digital media efforts with a coveted young audience.
  • JOHN
    TERZIAN
    CO-FOUNDER
    A Southern California native and graduate of prominent universities USC and Pepperdine Law School, John Terzian brings a wealth of experience to hospitality and nightlife. Having grown up in Los Angeles, Terzian has a plethora of close-knit industry relationships that have stemmed from his professional background and entrepreneurial business affairs. Terzian and The h.wood Group has changed nightlife in LA with a signature style of ‘making moments’, that geared his venues and events quickly to become the destinations for A-list buzz celebrities and top influencers.
  • DAVID
    KWONG
    Magician, Puzzle Creator, Writer, Producer
    With his expertise in enigmas and magic, David delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of “puzzles and prestidigitation.” A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), he routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. He concludes his one-man show with his original crossword puzzle magic trick. David is the puzzle and secret code consultant for the hit NBC show “Blindspot.” He was the head magic consultant on the 2013 worldwide hit film "Now You See Me". Other films David and his Misdirectors Guild have worked on include "The Imitation Game", "Ant-Man", "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation", and "The Magnificent 7".
  • JIMMY
    SMITH
    Chief Creative Officer & Chairman
    Throughout his career, Jimmy – a 2012 Fast Company magazine Top 100 Most Creative member – has worked his magic in a variety of roles as a copywriter, creative director, author, TV writer, video game creator, film and record producer. His work has been recognized for its fresh advertising approaches (One Show, Cannes, D&AD, ANDY, Time magazine), for its TV show originality (Emmy nomination - Gatorade Replay) and for its beauty (Stiftung Buchkunst International Book Art Competition, Copenhagen Museum of Applied Arts - Soul of the Game). And in 2013, Jimmy added TV show talent to his list of accomplishments, as he appeared as a judge on VH1’s reality show, “Model Employee.”
  • WINSTON
    BINCH
    Chief Digital Officer, North America
    Winston is considered one of advertising’s most innovative creative technologists and exploration is a thread that runs throughout his career. After starting out in the ‘90s as guitarist in an indie band called Stereobate, Winston became director of production at SonyClassical.com. Then, after digital services like Napster disrupted the music industry, he joined R/GA as a senior producer. From there his path led him to Crispin Porter + Bogusky in 2005 with the brief to help "turn this great idea company into a technology innovator." In 2011, he moved to Deutsch, with the goal to make innovation the core of everything the agency did. Since joining Deutsch, Binch says the agency’s digital revenue has increased from 3% to 40%. Now, they are building up their in-house production capabilities to match their in-house technology resources, all with the goal of creating a high-tech, high-concept creator culture.
  • SHARON
    PROFIS
    Executive Editor, CNET
    Sharon Profis is director of CNET How To, hosts "You're Doing it All Wrong", and produces CNET video. You can also find her making sense of tech on CBS News and elsewhere. In her spare time, she's chef and host of "Farm to Fork" on PBS and throws pop-up dinners in San Francisco.
  • THANKYOUX
    STREET ARTIST
    ThankYouX first became well known on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 for his large iconic Andy Warhol spray paint stencils. Signing "Thank You X" underneath in a gesture of anonymous gratitude for Warhol's aesthetic of rebellious integrity. The name accidentally became the artist's identity. Inspired by the pop tropes and bright colors of that NYC art scene, ThankYouX has exhibited paintings and sculptures in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Hong Kong. Now using his Street style in a more abstract way, he has been getting new attention for his geometric mixed media cube paintings. Most recently, Diesel used ThankYouX’s art in their “Make Love Not Walls” Campaign. He will also collaborate with Adidas this Summer on an “LA” inspired customer gifting series. Last year, he teamed up with MTV for a traveling Virtual Reality art show based on the US Presidential Election. The show went to each of the debates as well as The White House. He was the official Visual Artist of the 2016 Global Citizen Music Festival in New York & during Art Basel Miami 2016 ThankYouX created a special installation for Soho House using a Samsung 360 camera inside of an interactive art booth. ThankYouX recently held a solo exhibition in New York City and is currently working on an exhibition for Fall 2017 in Los Angeles. In 2018 his exhibition work will travel to Berlin, London & Hong Kong.
  • ROB
    WIESENTHAL
    CEO
    A former Sony and Warner Music Group exec, Rob comes from a long line of entertainment industry professionals and has a sincere appreciation for aviation and its heritage. With Blade, he's built a system where well-heeled travelers can book helicopter and seaplane rides from New York City to the Hamptons, Nantucket, Jersey Shore, and Miami simply by using an app. There's also the option to take Blade Bounce, a quick, five-minute ride to any of the New York area airports.
  • SCOTT
    FELDMAN
    CEO & PRESIDENT
    Scott is the Ari Gold of the restaurant industry. With a brash demeanor and a mouth that moves a mile a minute, Feldman – known to friends as “Scottie O.” – is considered the uber-agent for celebrity chefs, negotiating deals for clients like Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, and Andrew Carmellini. He's earned a rep as a powerhouse who goes to the mat to get his clients what they need – even if it means renting a $10 million estate for an exclusive “Two-Twelve Access House,” just so they have a comfortable place to chill at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
  • DANIEL
    FLYNN
    CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Daniel is one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs under 30. He is the Managing Director and co-founder of the social enterprise Thankyou, which operates in the FMCG industry and gives 100% of its profits to funding projects that will help end global poverty. Daniel is also author of the best-selling Chapter One that raised $1.44m in 28 days using an unorthodox 'Pay What You Want' model to fund the future of Thankyou.
  • JIM
    MCKELVEY
    INVENTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, ARTIST
    Best known for co-founding Square, Jim is also a master glass artist and teacher with the world’s top glassblowing textbook. He co-founded one of the nation’s top glass centers and has designs in both the Smithsonian and MoMA. In 2013, Jim founded the nonprofit LaunchCode Foundation to fix the shortage of programmers. He is currently working to preserve journalism and creative work.
  • SAL
    MASEKELA
    Commentator, Journalist, Musician, Producer
    Sal is best known for his work presenting NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series; ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, which he hosted for 13 years; his cultural reporting in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup; and hosting E!’s Daily 10. He is currently executive producing and appearing as host in VICELAND’s highly-anticipated docu-series, VICE World of Sports, which premiered April 27th, 2016. A native of New York, Selema’s flair for entertainment emerged at an early age as he toured the world with his father, South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela. His own band, Alekesam, shares the name of his first film which chronicles his relationship with his father and their connection through music, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. His creative aesthetics also extend into fashion through his clothing company, Art of Craft, which donates a percentage of every sale to charity. Selema is often called upon to apply his encompassing and captivating style of hosting to live events, including YouTube’s Brandcast in New York and Paris, YouTube Live on Stage from the Kennedy Center, and Google’s Zeitgeist.

  • RALPH
    SIMON
    CEO & Chairman
    Ralph is acknowledged as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment & content industry. Over the last 18 years, he has been a prominent global mobile trailblazer and innovator, helping grow the mobile entertainment, mobile health, and mobile content industry, while playing a central role in its impact and presence around the world. Ralph heads the London-based Mobilium Global Group, which provides high-level strategic counsel and guidance to brands, media companies, and professional organizations across the entire mobile spectrum, from mobile handset makers and telco operators, to technology companies, media companies, healthcare organizations, movie studios and TV networks, global music, and You Tube artists and TV personalities, ad agency groups, brands, and platform providers around the world.
  • ERIK
    OBERHOLTZER
    CEO & CO-FOUNDER
    Erik co-founded Tender Greens in 2006 in Culver City, California, a fine-casual restaurant concept with 24 locations and growing. Himself a chef, Erik manages a growing team of talent along with some exciting new brands. He is the founder of the Tender Greens Sustainable Life Project, a culinary internship program for emancipated foster youth.
  • SHIZA
    SHAHID
    CEO & FOUNDER
    The Malala Fund is organization that helps women around the world get access to education. Shiza has taken on the job of harnessing the energy, attention, compassion, and celebrity amassed behind Malala into a movement that creates change.
  • BRETT
    LOUDERMILK
    MASTER SWORD SWALLOWER
    For over a decade, Brett has toured the world as a professional sword-swallower. Dubbed a "master showman" by Neil Patrick Harris, he has performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Kids Choice Awards, and at Speigelworld's Vegas Nocturne in Las Vegas. Brett has performed for private events and hosted engagements for Moby, Patrick Stewart, and Paul Reubens. In addition to his own performances,he has created and consulted for events on stage and on television around the world.
  • Ivy
    Cavic
    Talent Manager
    Ivy Cavic is a leader in the entertainment industry with experience spanning over 15 years. As the founder of ROAR’s digital talent department, Ivy is responsible for building the careers of some of YouTube’s most innovative. Her clients include Kandee Johnson, who is revered as one of the platform’s originals, and Veronica and Vanessa Merrell (THE MERRELL TWINS), who are among some of the first influencers to break into traditional media. In addition to her work in the digital space, Ivy also heads ROAR’s television talent department and is part of the management team of prolific actors including Alice Braga, Aisha Tyler, and Chris Hemsworth. Through her expertise and insight, Ivy has shown her ability to close the gap between the traditional and digital media industries.
  • Andrea
    Kinloch
    SVP, Business Development
    Bringing her acute business savvy and incredible foundation of marketing and branding experience from the entertainment and digital industries to the role, Andrea drives the strategy for revenue and growth through, new distribution channels, and strategic brand partnerships -- forging new and long-lasting relationships and creating seamlessly integrated programming for FBE's clients and massive audience.
  • Seth
    Maxwell
    CEO & Founder
    Seth is the Founder & CEO of The Thirst Project, the world's largest YOUTH water organization. The Thirst Project has made a bold commitment to ending the global water crisis. Seth has spoken at TED, the United Nations, and currently serves the United States Department of State as a member of their U.S. Speaker Program. Seth is currently is one of the activists who hosts CNN's cause-based millennial activism news show "AsipreIst." Seth was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" in 2014, and has been honored with the Vh1 Do Something Award.
  • Bill
    Miller
    SVP
    Bill Miller is a Senior Vice President at Business Roundtable and oversees all outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on behalf of the association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations.
  • Jean
    Philippe Rosier
    Partner
    Educator, TEDx speaker and consultant. Perestroika's partner, which is a school of creative activities based in five mains cities in Brazil. He is a graduate of Kaospilot, Denmark’s alternative business school where mastered “How to Create Learning Spaces”.
  • Seth
    Solomons
    CEO, North America
    Seth guides Wunderman’s 43 offices in North America, bringing 20-plus years of experience in analytics, strategy, planning, CRM, integrated marketing and technology. Based in New York, Seth is an innovative and dynamic leader who has provided guidance for brands ranging from NIKE, Inc. to L'Oréal Paris to Verizon. Seth comes to Wunderman from R/GA, where he was President, U.S. Under his leadership, R/GA New York won 29 Lions and was named 2015 Agency of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Prior leadership roles include serving as CEO at CRM365, working alongside partners including Google and Facebook, and as global chief marketing officer for Digitas.
  • Michael
    Temkin
    CEO & Roustabout
    Michael Temkin is the CEO of Rabbit. With a focus on cross-platform communities, he was an early innovator in communities built around content. Michael was also co-founder and CEO of Augniscient, an educational technology startup focused on machine learning. Michael studied Physics at Harvard. When he’s not working, Michael can be found playing guitar or passionately cheering on the Yankees
  • Sudhin
    Shahani
    Executive Chairman
    Sudhin is an entrepreneur, venture capital investor and start-up executive. He serves as the Chairman & CEO of Surf Air, the first ever All-You-Can-Fly air travel club offering members private and ticketless travel with unlimited access
  • Chris
    Jacquemin
    Head of Digital
    Chris Jacquemin is a WME partner and leads the company’s Digital content group, focusing on distribution, marketing and windowing strategies for clients in the digital space. In his role he leads a team in packaging content for distribution across digital platforms and developing new business models for entertainment content across all forms of media.
  • Marc
    Graser
    Head of Editorial, Creative & Content Marketing
    Marc Graser is Marriott International's Editorial Director, and works closely with the 30 hotel brands and loyalty programs that represent the world's largest hotel company. As a content marketing expert, Graser uses all platforms and media formats to tell stories that inspire travel and create raving brand fans. Previously, he spent 16 years covering the entertainment industry for Variety and Advertising Age in Los Angeles as a reporter and Senior Editor.
  • Lisa
    Tanzer
    President
    Lisa has a long history with Life is Good having served on the board of directors of the Life is Good Kids Foundation for more than 20 years. She was formerly head of marketing at Life is Good and was honored to be promoted into the position of president in 2016. Previously, Lisa held executive level positions in the entertainment, toy and education space. Prior companies include Hasbro, Gillette, Staples and start-ups.
  • ANDY
    WALSHE
    Head of High Performance
    Andy is a globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance. For more than 20 years, the Australian native has been focused on the goal of "de-mystifying talent" Andy is currently the director of high performance for Red Bull where he works with hundreds of international athletes and cultural opinion leaders, supervises a team of industry-leading scientists, engineers, physicians, and technologists to develop and implement elite performance models. Andy was the performance manager for Red Bull Stratos, leading the performance plan for Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump to earth from the stratosphere in 2012.
  • Aaron
    Levant
    Founder
    As the founder of Agenda, the worlds leading global creative lifestyle fashion trade show, Aaron Levant is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and street wear tastemaker who paved an unconventional road to success that mirrors the attitude of his present day accolades.

    At the age of 17, Levant ditched high school and injected himself into the street wear industry with an internship at the iconic LA brand, GAT. With his head down and working, Levant intuitively observed his surroundings and soon realized there was a need for a certain style of trade show – a non-traditional yet affordable space for brands to curate their message and effectively sell their product. At just19 years old, he launched Agenda, giving brands a creative hub that invited retailers inside each of their worlds.
    Agenda quickly spiraled into expansion and, what started as a 30 brand satellite trade show, exploded into a 1000+ global force that included powerhouse names such as Vans, Nike, and Quiksilver. In 2008, Levant’s Agenda brand survived the midst of the hard hitting recession which cannibalized many of his competitors. This realization led him to believe that he was onto something.

    Levant continued to expand the Agenda brand and today counts Agenda WMNS and Agenda Emerge as part of his overarching umbrella of incubators in the global forum of street culture and fashion. Forbes and Hypebeast have recognized Levant and Complex ranked him one of the most powerful people in street wear.

    In 2012, Agenda merged with Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, and Levant became its SVP and Head of Fashion where he oversees Agenda, Capsule and his newest venture, ComplexCon.
    The concept for ComplexCon came about in 2015 as an idea between Levant and Complex Magazine founder Marc Ecko. They both recognized an untapped space within the online to offline experience and launched the joint venture with Complex Networks in November 2016 over a two day weekend in Long Beach, CA. In March 2017, it was announced that ComplexCon will return to Long Beach on November 4th and 5th.
  • Robbee
    Minicola
    President
    Robbee Minicola leads Wunderman's Seattle office delivering RM analytics and creative for T-Mobile and Microsoft. Robbee also spearheads Wunderman's AI Services globally providing AI solutions for marketers. She is a former executive from Microsoft and was the CEO of TiVo in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Rob
    Willey
    CMO
    Robert Willey is the Chief Marketing Officer of Spring responsible for building the brand and driving growth across all channels. Robert believes you accomplish what you measure and is inspired by the convergence of fashion brands and growth marketing. Previously he was Vice President of Marketing for TaskRabbit, a late stage venture backed startup, where he ran all parts of the marketing team to establish the brand as a leader in the sharing economy. His 15 years of experience also includes roles as the Head of Digital for the sustainable soap company method as well as consulting and agency leads for global campaigns with Cadillac, Nike and Proctor & Gamble. 

    Rob has his BS from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, MBA from Columbia University, and resides in New York City with his wife, son and French bulldog. 
  • J.G.
    Rives
    Co-Host
    Rives is a poet and multimedia artist with six talks on TED.com. He likes what everybody like: houseplants, motorcycles and the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Richard
    Greenfield
    Managing Director, TMT Analyst
    Research Analyst trying to figure out how to invest in the rapidly colliding worlds of media and technology. Media Futurist, Angel Investor, Gadget Lover, Husband & Father of 3 Girls.
  • Joe
    De Sena
    Founder & CEO
    Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, Inc. De Sena has been an entrepreneur since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age 8, to starting a t-shirt business in high school, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena is a living definition of "entrepreneur." De Sena is the New York Times bestselling author of SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life and SPARTAN FIT! 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. He is also the host of the Spartan Up! Podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. For information about a Spartan Race in your area, visit www.spartan.com.
  • Lily
    Knowles
    VP, Product Marketing
    With nearly two decades of experience heading up marketing for major technology brands, Lily leads all aspects of marketing for VIZIO, including brand, retail, digital and product marketing across VIZIO’s portfolio of hardware, software and services. Her focus on driving innovation around brand engagement has led to creation of unique platforms and campaigns such as VIZIO Fandemonium, Slam Dunk Poetry with Blake Griffin, TVP and the AFI Filmmaker Challenge.
  • Andrew
    Sugerman
    EVP, Disney Publishing & Digital Media Worldwide
    Andrew leads a global team of storytellers charged with creating stories across multiple formats and platforms. He oversees creative, operations, and strategic direction for the Publishing & Digital Media business at The Walt Disney Company and manages its $3 billion retail publishing, social media, digital products, digital influencers, and digital short form video efforts, along with commercialization channels that span retail, advertising, distribution, subscription, and more.
  • Jonathan
    Simpson Bint
    CRO
    Jonathan came to the US in 1993 and launched a number of highly successful products including web portals IGN.com and DailyRadar. Jonathan became president of Future US and oversaw a period of significant growth for the company fueled by acquisitions in the games, music and sports markets as well as overseeing the company’s success in becoming official publisher to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Jonathan joined Twitch in September 2011 where he led the company’s hugely successful in-game integration program.
  • Ben
    Hindman
    CEO
    Ben Hindman is Co-Founder and CEO of Splash, ​the event marketing software ​used by over half of the Fortune 500. Prior to Splash Hindman was head of events for publishing giant Thrillist, where he produced everything from mystery fly-aways to full-scale concerts. He is also a co-founder of Summit Series, the renowned invite-only destination event for the greatest minds in tech. A recognized marketing and event industry thought-leader, Hindman has participated in panels for the University of Pennsylvania, SaaSter and SXSW, among others. He is also a guest contributor to a variety of publications, including: Media Post, Huffington Post and Ad Age.
  • Andre
    Harrell
    Vice Chairman
    Andre Harrell serves as vice chairman of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2014 after being appointed by REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales and chairman Sean Combs. An entertainment powerhouse with credentials spanning film, television, music and branding, Harrell has helped influence and create urban and Millennial culture around the world. In this role, Harrell oversees the REVOLT Music Conference (RMC), which welcomed 70 speakers and hosted 800 attendees during October 2014 in Miami Beach, FL. In his role, Harrell also creates new opportunities for REVOLT with technology companies, brands, and the music industry, as well as helps reinforce the network’s position as the new #1 name in music, largely focusing on business development, outreach and strategic partnerships.

    For four decades, Harrell has been one of the leading entertainment entrepreneurs and cultural ambassadors of our time – as a member of the early 80s pioneer rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde; a film and television producer; founder of Uptown Records; Chairman of Motown Records; and founder of Nu America advertising agency. 

    With the founding of Uptown Records and Management, Harrell launched the careers of not only Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and the Boyz, Jodeci, Al B. Sure, Anthony Hamilton, The Lost Boyz, Teddy Riley and Guy, but also mentored the hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs.  Known to have the midas touch when it came to discovering and developing talent, Harrell was responsible for changing the sound of R&B music and crossing artist and executives over into what was then known as "pop culture".  By the end of 1994, Billboard Magazine ranked Uptown second amongst all the major labels for the number of charted R&B singles and fifth for the number of R&B charted albums.

    While serving as the chairman of Uptown Records, Harrell also created and produced “New York Undercover,” the first multicultural major network television drama ever, starring Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, and Lauren Velez. He also simultaneously executive produced STRICTLY BUSINESS, famous for being one of the first films to showcase the socio-economic diversity among African Americans, starring Halle Berry in her first leading role.

    In 1995 Harrell became the president and CEO of Motown Records. During his five-year tenure, he not only oversaw the careers of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Queen Latifah but also launched the careers of 98 Degrees and Mario Winans, and is credited for increasing the scale of executive compensation for black music executives throughout the industry.  

    After leaving Motown, Harrell became president of Bad Boy Records overseeing the careers of Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, 112 and breaking new artist like Black Rob, Shyne Po, The Dream, and Carl Thomas.  While at Motown, Harrell worked with Bono and Bobby Shriver to introduce the (RED) campaign for HIV/AIDs awareness among the urban market in addition to producing Urban Aid for LifeBeat at Madison Square Garden, a benefit concert televised on BET and MTV. 

    Harrell founded Nu America Records and launched the career of one of today's leading vocalists and chart-toppers, Robin Thicke.  After four decades, having a hit record in each, Harrell continues to have his hand on the pulse of music, recently executive producing the biggest single in the history of radio with Robin Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines," the most played radio song in 2013.  

    As part of his Nu America vision, Harrell produced the hit movie HONEY where once again he launched the career of another famous actress, Jessica Alba, by casting her in her first starring role.  Most recently, Harrell produced and appeared in the MTV hit reality series “Making the Band.”  
  • Jill
    Manchester
    SVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy
    A passionate leader and true candy enthusiast, Jill relishes her role leading Marketing and Innovation at Ferrara Candy Company and disrupting the confectionary industry. Jill passion is challenging the status quo and developing new products and brand activations to reach the ever changing confections consumer. An industry veteran and innovative social marketer, she likes to push the envelope creating new ways of communicating her brand's story and engaging with consumers. Jill lives and works in the world of possibility always asking "what if".
  • Greg
    Suess
    Founding Partner
    Greg Suess is a founding partner of ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent management company. ROAR manages leading musicians (Three-time GRAMMY-award winning Zac Brown Band, The Grateful Dead, Bassnectar), actors (Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Ken Watanabe, Cobie Smulders, Luke Bracey), comedians (David Alan Grier, Aisha Tyler), entertainment & lifestyle companies (VICE, Cinedigm, China Branding Group), and experts, icons, and family offices engaged in entertainment and lifestyle initiatives.

    He is a partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP (www.glaserweil.com) and serves on the Board of Directors of Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD) and Camp Southern Ground, Inc. (Zac Brown’s non-profit).
  • Georgina
    Pazcoguin
    The Rogue Ballerina
    Georgina is breaking glass ceilings in the world of Ballet. Celebrating a 16 year career with world renown New York City Ballet, she aims to be named the company's first female Asian American Principal dancer. A steadily rising star, she is an ambassador of her art form across the platforms of Ballet, Broadway, and Film. Known as the "The Rogue Ballerina" she empowers those not fitting the "balletic ideal stereotype" with her story of success and rise to Soloist. In addition to her many credits including award winning film “New York Export Opus Jazz”, Ivy in the revival of “On the Town” and originating the role of Victoria in the 2016 revival of “Cats”, Georgina is a passionate activist for foundations Orphaned Starfish, Arteamor, Creative Visions and the Hidden Tears Project using ballet as a universal language tool raising awareness and impacting social change.
  • Eric
    Johnson
    EVP, Global Advertising Revenue & Sales Operations
    Eric Johnson is the EVP of Global Advertising Revenue & Sales Operations.   In this role, Johnson leads the U.S. and international multimedia ad sales team efforts.  He is responsible for all sales activity across all of ESPN’s businesses, including the ESPN television networks, ESPN Print and Digital Media, X Games, ESPN Syndication Events, ESPN Audio, ESPN Deportes, and espnW.  Outside of the U.S., he works directly with ESPN’s sales offices in Buenos Aires, San Paulo, London, Singapore, Sydney and Miami, Fla., to drive revenue for ESPN’s international properties.
    In 2008, he was named #25 on the Mediaweek 50, a list of “the most indispensable executives shaping the future of media,” and was CABLE-FAX’s 2010 VP & Above Sales Person of the Year (Honorable Mention).  Additionally, under his leadership, ESPN’s multimedia sales teams have been honored by a 2012 Jack Myers survey that ranked ESPN’s #1 among TV sales organizations (tied with ABC).  This follows a recognition in 2008 from min (Media Industry Newsletter), which named Johnson’s team the “Multiplatform Sales Team of the Year.”
  • Ed
    Haslam
    CMO
    With experience in digital media, network infrastructure, and enterprise BI and SaaS. Ed has been a founding executive of venture-backed technology companies, responsible for launching the product, company, and brand, along with developing the channel-to-market, building international teams, and business strategy. Recently, Ed headed marketing for YuMe’s video advertising IPO. He also has led product, advised startups and VC firms, and coded large-scale optimization systems.
  • Ed
    Gold
    Head of Advertising
    Edward Gold is Head of Advertising for the State Farm Insurance Companies headquartered in Bloomington, IL, and has been with the company since 2003. He has over 25+ years of marketing, media and sponsorship experience. Edward’s primary responsibility is to oversee the development of State Farm’s media and sponsorship strategy, planning, and execution across all State Farm product lines and customer segments.
    While at State Farm, Edward has overseen partnerships with the NBA, Disney/Pixar, ESPN, Major League Baseball, Telemundo, and Apple. He has expanded State Farm’s media efforts in traditional, online, and new media, through innovative thinking while achieving business goals.
  • Brian
    Calle
    Editor
    Brian Calle is the opinion editor of the Southern California News Group, overseeing opinion content for its 11 newspapers and websites including The Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register, The Riverside Press-Enterprise, Daily Breeze in Torrance, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun in San Bernardino and Redlands Facts.
  • Aron
    Levitz
    Head of Wattpad Studios
    As Head of Wattpad Studios, Aron Levitz connects the entertainment and publishing industries with new voices and original content created by Wattpad Stars, the biggest influencers on the platform. Leveraging data and community insights, Aron works with the industry to co-produce Wattpad stories for film, television, print and digital formats.

    Previously, as Head of Business Development, Aron helped establish the company’s monetization strategy and launched Wattpad Brand Stories, a native advertising solution. He was also instrumental in launching the Wattpad Stars program that gives top influencers access to a variety of opportunities.

    Throughout his career, Aron has connected the entertainment industry with emerging technology and mobile platforms. As Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Xtreme Labs, Aron developed business and mobile strategies for the world’s top media brands including MTV. Prior to Xtreme Labs, he was Director of Entertainment and Global Content Acquisition at BlackBerry where he worked with artists and other talent, as well as launched innovative music, movie, TV, and gaming services.

    Aron received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Waterloo.
  • Chris
    Hagedorn
    CEO, Hawthorne
    Chris leads The Hawthorne Gardening Company, Scotts Miracle Gro's cannabis focused subsidiary. In that role, he has lead the formation of the world's largest hydroponics supply company, with brands like General Hydroponics, Vermicrop, Gavita Professional Lighting, Botanicare and Aerogrow International. Prior to HGC, Chris held marketing leadership roles and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
  • Brad
    Jenkins
    Managing Director / Executive Producer
    Brad Jenkins is an expert at turning belly laughs into beltway advocacy. As Funny Or Die’s Managing Director and Executive Producer in Washington D.C., Jenkins manages creative campaigns and political strategy for non-profits, foundations, and national brands. Before joining Funny Or Die last year, Jenkins spent four years serving as President Obama’s Associate Director in The White House Office of Public Engagement. From The White House, Jenkins brought together creative executives, thought leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda—culminating in the Emmy-award winning “Between Two Ferns” interview on the Affordable Care Act.