Past Speakers (2018)
A creative project manager and detail-oriented professional, Megan specializes in eCommerce and omni-channel market research to build robust conferences. From program writing to onsite execution, she enjoys collaborating with speakers for their insightful presentations and meeting as many attendees as possible. Often asked how she keeps up her infectious energy up onsite, Megan credits yoga, jamming to Beyoncé, and entertaining her toddler son (with her husband Snapchatting it all).
Professor, Neuroscience & Business, Kellogg School of Management
CMO, Industrial Solutions
Monique Elliott is the Chief Marketing Officer at GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s electrification and automation business. In this role, Monique is responsible for all areas of marketing including customer experience, digital marketing, demand generation, eCommerce, product marketing, analytics and strategic planning.
Monique has held various roles in marketing, sales and commercial excellence. Before taking on her current role, Monique was the Global Head of Digital Commerce at GE Power responsible for driving customer growth and expanded coverage with contemporary online solutions. In 2011, Monique was the Strategic Marketing Director at GE Capital Americas based in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 2009, Monique was the Chief Marketing Officer for GE Vendor Finance based in Dallas, Texas. In 2007, Monique was the Inside Sales Managing Director for GE Commercial Finance based in St. Louis, Missouri, leading an inside sales center of excellence. Prior to that role, Monique took an international assignment in Sydney, Australia as the Customer Relationship Management Leader for Commercial Finance Asia. Monique joined GE in 2003 as a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager with GE Commercial Equipment Finance in Connecticut.
Monique currently serves on the board for the Center for International Business, Education & Research for the University of Connecticut and previously served on the executive committee of the Commercial Finance Association.
Prior to joining GE, Monique led a sales operations center in the software industry in northern California.
Monique has an M.B.A. degree from Northeastern University and a B.A. degree in liberal arts with a concentration in business management from California State University.
President, Global eCommerce
Ms. Khambatta is the President of Global E-commerce for Filtration Group Corporation, the fastest growing filtration company in the world. Prior to her role in eCommerce, Ms. Khambatta spent over 10 years in P&L leadership positions with Industrial companies including serving as the Division President of Indoor Air Quality at Filtration Group, the Vice President and General Manager of Indoor Lighting at Acuity Brands and several leadership roles with Danaher Corporation. She brings a unique background of P&L management to what is sometimes considered as a channel management and marketing function within Industrial businesses. It is her passion for growth, marketing and technology that has helped her transform many of the industrial businesses she has led to cutting edge digital growth engines.
Ms. Khambatta started her career within the software industry working at Trilogy, Inc. both in Austin, TX and in London, England, as well as MarketSoft (now IBM CRM) where she helped clients understand the value of marketing automation and lead management software. Ms. Khambatta holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, six-year old son and three-year old daughter.
Klöckner & Co SE
With a number of leadership positions in industry and consulting already under his belt, Gisbert Rühl joined the Klöckner & Co Management Board as CFO in 2005. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2009. Gisbert is currently driving forward Klöckner & Co’s digital transformation and the development of an open industry platform in which the company plays a pioneering role within the steel industry.
Dr. Bill Mitchell is President and CEO of Aguila, a Foxconn company, and a VP of Business Operations for the Foxconn Corporation. Dr. Mitchell is known for his success in helping develop organizations with value-based cultures. Over the past 25 years, Bill has worked with more than 500 corporations and organizations, helping develop best of breed practices to provide long-term success. He has served as the executive coach and corporate psychologist for many current leading corporations. He provides unique insights in the development of policy, process and people that serve as a catalyst for systematic sustainable growth.
Over 30 years of professional public speaking, Bill has motivated audiences in 47 states and 5 continents. He has designed and presented training in the areas of teamwork, ethics and leadership, communication, corporate culture and many more. His unique conversational style and subtle humor allow him to instruct, inspire and impact audiences from all walks of life.
MORSCO - an Advent International Investment
Mr. Taylor joined MORSCO in January 2015 as the Chief Marketing Officer. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Vice President of eCommerce for Sonepar USA, leading the growth of the Company’s $800+ million eCommerce channel. Mr. Taylor also served on Sonepar's Global eBusiness Steering Committee. In 2001, Mr. Taylor started in Grainger's Leadership Development Program and held various positions until 2010 including Branch Manager, Director of Supply Chain Systems, Director of Supply Chain Strategy, Quality & Business Intelligence, and Director of eCommerce Strategy & Integration. He founded and led PlayHear.com Network, LLC from 1998 to 2001, as well as held various finance and IT positions at MMI Companies as it aquired a dozen companies and went public.
Mr. Taylor's credentials include a Masters of Information Technology from Northwestern University, B.A. in Accounting from Southern Methodist University, Northwestern University Adjunct Professor, and a recognized expert in the media and at speaking engagements on multiple subjects including eCommerce, digital marketing, branding, social media, SAP warehouse management, IT leadership, Spend Management and RFID.
President and Founder
Elevate Packaging, Inc
Brian Fricano is the founder & CEO of Sustainable Supply, an online B2B retailer offering over 1,000,000 green building, safety, and maintenance supply products. After launching in 2009, the company has quickly become one of the nation’s fastest-growing, posting a three-year growth rate of over 500%. In 2017, Sustainable Supply earned a top 1,000 ranking on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for a fifth straight year and was a recipient of Internet Retailer’s top 1,000 ranking for a seventh consecutive year.
Brian has over 15 years of experience working in the B2B marketplace for various industrial distributors and manufacturers including W.W. Grainger and Bradley Corporation. He has successfully taken his knowledge of traditional B2B distribution and applied it to a modern e-commerce company. Through a combination of customer centricity and innovative digital strategies, Sustainable Supply continues to achieve outstanding growth in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Michelle Kamrath Fields is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Burwell Enterprises, a family-owned business that operates the Madison Concourse Hotel, the Ingleside Hotel, Echo Mountain Ski Resort and C & B Operations, a 29-store John Deere dealership. She is responsible for the marketing strategy and execution, corporate communications and PR at Burwell Enterprises. Prior to her current role, Michelle served as the Sr. Director of Marketing and eCommerce at Brock White, an international professional-grade construction materials distributor, the Director of eCommerce for Ashley Furniture Industries, the Marketing Director at Napster.com and held various other roles at Classmates.com, Eddie Bauer and Nike.
Director & Head of B2B E-Commerce
Sushma Shirish is responsible for strategy, design, adoption and operational execution of HP's B2B eCommerce business. Built over 12 years of extensive B2B experience, Sushma is a leader with deep knowledge and expertise in building global enterprise level revenue generating experiences and solutions that enable sales processes and provide compelling business value to customers. She specializes in implementing integrated enterprise solutions, establishing operational frameworks and driving ongoing accountability and alignment. Sushma holds a MBA from San Jose State University and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Bangalore University. Prior to HP she worked at PwC and Asera (a Silicon Valley startup).
President and Founder
Josh Meyerowitz is the founder and President of SupplyHouse.com, an eccomerce plumbing and HVAC supplier. Since the time it began in 2004, SupplyHouse.com has grown by more than 20% every year and continues on that path today. SupplyHouse's focus on culture, customer experience, and innovation have allowed it to disrupt the US plumbing and heating supply market.
Regina Andrew Design
Senior Vice President and CIO
Under his leadership, MSC has dramatically increased its use of IT as a tool to create competitive advantage. Charles is leading MSC's transition from legacy technology to state-of-the-art systems in areas such as eCommerce, Customer Managed Inventory, Vendor Managed Inventory, Industrial Vending and Master Data Management. Charles is also responsible for leading and developing MSC's strategic IT Roadmap.
Previously, Charles was the Director of Clinical Technology at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1996 to 1998, rising to Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NYU Health System in 1998. Prior to 1996, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at J.P. Morgan in the United States and Europe, and at Grumman Aerospace Corp., where he designed and tested software for the F-14D Tomcat aircraft.
Diversified Foodservice Supply
VP/GM, Global eCommerce/Digital Marketing
Ajit Sivadasan manages the Global Web strategy for Lenovo across 70+ countries. In his role he manages Lenovo's online sales across its B2C and B2B channels. Over the last 11 years he has architected and built Lenovo's web capabilities working with an internal team spread across 10 countries, growing the business 4x and profits by over 8x. Lenovo.com has won several awards for Usability and Design recently.
Ajit holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from India, a MS in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University and a MBA from Claremont Graduate University's Peter F. Drucker School of Management.
SVP, Global Sales
Ryan is the SVP, Global Sales for Georgia-Pacific responsible for North American and International GP PRO sales, sales strategy, and sales capability teams.
He has been at Georgia Pacific since 2008, where he was also responsible for GP PRO channel sales and channel development capabilities which included channel marketing, category management, and joint business planning. Additionally, he led sales strategy, emerging business, and eCommerce sales for GP consumer products.
Prior to joining Georgia Pacific, Ryan spent the majority of his career at PepsiCo in the Frito Lay and QTG divisions leading customer and capability teams in addition to multiple sales responsibilities at Hormel Foods.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has a passion for coaching youth lacrosse, basketball, and singing and playing guitar whenever he can with a local rock band. He and his wife reside in Marietta, GA with their 3 children.
Head of B2B eCommerce
Head of Product & Innovation
Chief Digital and Information Officer
VP, Digital and Brand Marketing
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation North America
Sonesh is currently Vice President, Brand Marketing and Digital for the North American region of the Bosch Power Tool organization. In his role, he is responsible for all Bosch Brand communication activities and Digital Transformation. Sonesh’s role allows him to be at the intersection of customer experience, brand building and technology. Previously, Sonesh led eCommerce Sales, Digital Marketing, Digital Product Development, and managed an international brand marketing team. In his spare time, he likes to spend time at home with his family, training for triathlons, and trying things he shouldn’t (like running with the Bulls in Pamplona).
VP, eCommerce & Digital Marketing
VP, Digital Engagement
Linda is Vice President, Digital Engagement at Siemens Healthineers, with global responsibility to drive customer-centric interactions and transactions via the company’s digital presence and across all online touchpoints. She leads a team of 50+ in 9 different locations and covering time zones from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Linda has held positions of increasing scope at Siemens for over 10 years. She was with Bayer Healthcare Diagnostics prior to the Siemens’ acquisition. Linda was formerly Director, Perkin Elmer Instruments, where she directed a staff of Marketing and Product Managers responsible for strategic direction, product development, marketing, and global commercialization of several product lines and platforms.
Linda started her career as a Research Scientist performing Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism R&D at Pfizer, Ciba-Geigy and Novartis. Linda has authored more than 15 scientific publications, served on the editorial board of J Chrom/Biomed Appl; and, received a Pioneer in Laboratory Automation award. She was on the DXMA Board of Directors for 5 years, including Vice President, Interactive Initiatives. She co-chairs the ANA/BMA B2B Committee in NY. Linda is married, the proud mom of 2 teenage boys, and lives in Pleasantville, NY.
ED, Global Digital Marketing & Social Media Engagement
Sealed Air Corporation
Vice President, Applications & Architecture
MSC Industrial Supply
Alan is Vice President of Applications and Architecture at MSC Industrial Supply, leading the company's eCommerce, Supply Chain and Architecture teams. During his tenure, MSC has ascended to the rank of #30 on Internet Retailer's Top 500 list and was awarded their prestigious "B2B E-Commerce Player of the Year" award in 2016. Alan began his career developing scalable, high performing systems on the trading floors of J.P. Morgan, and has since led successful teams dedicated to solving tough business challenges through the use of innovative technologies in the financial services, health care and distribution sectors.
VP, eCommerce and Marketing
VP, Marketing And Digital Services
VP, Digital Marketing
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy
3Wire Group: A Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company
Jennie Stenback leads the marketing, eCommerce and Digital Strategy for 3Wire Group, Inc., a B2B Foodservice and Beverage Replacement Parts supply chain solution. 3Wire is a part of the Marmon / Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. In her role, Jennie authored the strategy and business case for 3Wire’s digital platform evolution, significantly upgrading their multiple B2B sites and transforming the User Experience. Launching in early 2017, the new 3Wire platform has shown immediate growth and customer engagement.
Prior to 3Wire, Jennie held leadership roles in the Institutional Division of Ecolab, pioneering a new intranet portal for the 5,000+ direct sales and service associates that brought technology and efficiency upgrades to a sorely outdated system. Additionally, her background has included leading a national restaurant chain’s marketing and advertising efforts as well as multiple roles in agencies and consulting firms in the foodservice/hospitality space.
Vice President, Creative Services
Leggett & Platt
Holly is an enthusiastic foodie and baker. This creativity and passion to reinvent the norm drive her as Ingersoll Rand’s VP Marketing and are reflected in her history of marketing transformation. Holly runs all facets of marketing for the commercial business including segment marketing, analytics, digital, brand, marketing services, insights, content, and field marketing. Prior to Ingersoll Rand, Holly has spent over 20 years in a variety of executive marketing and strategy roles at Corning, Eaton Corporation, and Intel Corporation spanning B2B and B2C. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA in Marketing & Strategy.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Joe’ Lloyd is an evangelist and practitioner of content marketing in the B2B space. With over 15 years working in technology, her career has spanned both client services and marketing with a strong focus in the retail world. As the Vice President of Global Marketing for NanoLumens, Joe’ is an outspoken proponent of social selling, networking and public relations, and is dedicated to providing marketing with a strong, dependable ROI.
A curious “home” chef, Joe’ enjoys cooking for her family and friends as well as spending time with her two boys. When not at work, Joe’ is an avid reader and you can find her with her nose in a book, Kindle or catching up on the reads in her favorite industry publications.
VP of eCommerce & Product Management
Michael O’Shea is Vice President of Ecommerce at Parts Town, the world’s leading OEM commercial kitchen parts distributor and a perennial Crain’s Fast Fifty and 9-time Inc. 5000 winner. Parts Town offers over 1 million SKUs from hundreds of leading foodservice manufacturers, and has grown 20% or more for 15 consecutive years. Michael is responsible for driving the foodservice industry forward in the areas of product management, UX, agile software development, product data, and the independent restaurant segment. Since joining Parts Town 5 years ago Michael and the Parts Town team have grown ecommerce revenue more than 600% by focusing on company culture and delivering industry-first innovations that solve hard customer problems.
Prior to Parts Town Michael was responsible for UX, product management and digital marketing for B2C children’s retailer One Step Ahead. He also held senior product management roles at Orbitz Worldwide, helping to develop and execute their mobile strategy. Michael began his career in software development with Accenture and Telution, a telecommunications software startup which was later sold to CSG. Michael holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University.
Sophia has 20 years of digital experience leading digital transformations in both B2C and B2B organizations. She currently is responsible for growing and improving the eCommerce experience at Interline Brands via several vertical web sites, mobile apps, and eProcurement integrations.
Prior to her role at Interline, Sophia led multiple digital teams at Grainger, such as Merchandising, Marketing, User Experience and Product Management.
VP, Omnichannel and eCommerce
Shalin Shah is Vice President of Omni-channel and eCommmrce at Georgia-Pacific Professional (GP PRO) responsible for leading sales and customer specific capabilities in eCommerce and with our omnichannel customers.
He is a graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering and University of North Carolina with an MBA. He and his wife Arti currently live in Suwannee, GA with their two children Roshan and Sajan.
VP, Pricing And Business Integration
VP of Sales And Customer Success
Scott is the Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Derive Systems, Inc., a leading automotive technology company with nearly two million software installations powering upgraded experiences for drivers on the road today. Scott is responsible for all customer touch points for SCT and Bully Dog, including new business development, account management, sales development, policy enforcement, and technical support. He calls on vast experience in go-to-market strategy, negotiation, budgeting, forecasting, and people management gleaned over years at LinkedIn in a variety of sales leadership roles, as well as nine years at Korn/Ferry International.
Harley Thomas has been in eCommerce as long as it has been around and has worked with all types of firms from the smallest all the way up to the Fortune 50 firms. Most people will tell you that problem solving in this industry can be a real drag, but Harley is energized by it. In fact, once he solved an online search problem that led to an increase in revenue of 40% in the first twelve weeks! He champions solutions, develops strategies, and plans all areas of eCommerce
Sr. Director, National Accounts & Business Development
Director, Online Marketing & eCommerce
Director of eChannel Management
Johnson & Johnson Vision
Jennie is currently the Global Director of eChannel at Johnson & Johnson Vision where she is responsible for shaping the eCommerce strategy and driving key initiatives such as building a best-in-class Digital Shelf, creating a first ever eCommerce strategy for product launches, and delivering a toolkit of assets and content for selling online. Jennie is an eCommerce leader with over 15 years’ experience leading award-winning eCommerce, digital marketing, and mobile innovation. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jennie spent 11 years leading eCommerce teams at The Estée Lauder Companies. As Executive Director - Global Online she oversaw the e/mCommerce businesses and online strategy for a portfolio of brands and was responsible for the vision, strategy, execution and performance of their branded sites and retailer partner web sites shaping both the online and omni-channel consumer experience.
Director of Information Technology, eBusiness Applications (ni.com)
Kilian Veer, M.Eng., COO. Kilian oversees ZAGENO's strategic projects areas, including implementing a complete CRM system for ZAGENO. Prior to Co-Founding ZAGENO, Kilian was the Director of Digital Strategy at Qiagen, where he led the company's transition to a global, digital-based marketplace, resulting in a rapid acceleration of web sales. As a management consultant at PwC, he rounded-out his executive experience by spearheading several international strategy projects. Kilian complements the company's executive team with his process-based approach in meeting the company's milestones, leveraging his industrial engineering degree from Technische Universität Berlin. More information can be found at www.zageno.com
Director, Marketing – Plumbing Products
As Marketing Director, Molly is responsible for Brand Strategy for the US product portfolio. Molly and her team focus on building and sustaining brand positioning through strategic campaigns and consistent internal and external communications. She provides leadership for new and existing sales & channel profitability, and drives all marketing programs, setting marketing direction, direct marketing communications and executing marketing initiatives in support of the plumbing products category, working collaboratively with the Product Management & Sales Teams. On the heels of remarkable growth within Elkay, in her first year, Molly has redefined the Elkay Plumbing Brand Vision.
Molly comes to us from the Irish Dairy Board (now known as Ornua North America), which she joined in 2000 after graduating with a business marketing degree from Indiana University. While she has worked in a number of sales and marketing roles, she found her niche as Marketing Director, concentrating on bringing Ornua’s consumer food brands to the American family table. She was responsible for brand strategy for the U.S. consumer product portfolio, most notably Kerrygold. Molly helped Kerrygold - which had zero percent market share in 2000 – grow to the #3 branded butter in the US in 2014.
VP of Digital Marketing
Kyle is the Vice President of Digital Marketing at RepairClinic.com; the leading North American parts supplier for appliance, outdoor power, lawn, and HVAC equipment. He is charged with implementing a comprehensive digital transformation at the company, including a 2018 site re-design and launch. Kyle is also responsible for the company’s digital efforts across all channels as well as optimizing RepairClinic’s industry-leading content. Kyle has extensive digital experience with conversion rate optimization, personalization & individualization, as well as web analytics and online testing.
Director, Global Product Management & Strategy
Director, Global Marketing and Sales Enablement
eCommerce & Online Merchandising Senior Manager
A 15-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Silas is passionate about the powerful combination of strategic partnerships and highly contextual content to provide a robust online shopping experience. Silas is responsible for new business development within the US Consumer and Small Business e-commerce space, which includes consumer electronics online merchandising, site monetization and omnichannel strategy for Dell.com.
Senior Manager, Digital Platform
Edgewell Personal Care
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Senior Manager of Ecommerce
Construction Supply Group
Andy Borski is the Senior Manager of Ecommerce at Construction Supply Group, a leading distributor of specialty construction materials in the US and Canada. With over 72 branches, and 5 operating companies, CSG provides a unique combination of local support and national scale across North America.
With over 18 years in the web industry, and half in B2C and B2B ecommerce design, development, and implementation, Andy focuses on leading ecommerce initiatives by creating online experiences that engage consumers and increase customer satisfaction and sales. Notably, by directing the design and implementation efforts , Andy was critical in launching initial ecommerce solutions at 3 companies within the past 9 years. Prior to his role at CSG, he was with Brock White, which is now under the CSG umbrella, Ashley Furniture Industries and Lifetouch Photography. Andy currently is leading the next generation ecommerce design, development, and implementation for the CSG brands.
Head of Ecommerce Digital Solutions ITS Americas
Lisa Malleus currently leads ecommerce transformation and digital solutions for NA and LATAM markets for Mondelez International, snack food giant with world-renowned iconic brands including OREO, Chips Ahoy!, Triscuit, Nabisco, etc. Her focus is on empowering strategy activation and defining digital/tech solutions for top line growth across both consumer and professional products within pure play, omni retailers and B2B distribution models.
eCommerce Marketing Manager
James is a results-focused Digital Marketer with 10+ years’ experience leading marketing strategy & execution, in global B2B & B2C environments.
He has a B.S. in Business – Marketing Major and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship, both from The University of South Florida.
Chester Hunter is a Vice President for Aguila. He is a senior executive with expertise in the development of a value added experiences for his clients. Chester consults with Foxconn companies and prospective customers to improve their customer experience through streamlining processes, implementing best practices, utilizing new technologies and optimizing sales channels.
Chester manages with a pragmatic approach to business development, corporate marketing, communications, and partner relationship management. Chester brings 30 years of successful experience in growing companies from various roles in sales, marketing, management and business ownership.
Global Program Manager, Digital Delivery
Hilti North America
Ebony Hunt is Global Program Manager of Digital Marketing at Hilti Corporation and CEO of The 7 Agency, a project management consulting firm for enterprise companies and entrepreneurs. Ebony has served in project management for over 12 years defining operational strategies, developing pragmatic solutions, motivating high-performing teams, and delivering global software solutions with companies such as 7-Eleven, Inc., AT&T, and JCPenney.
Ebony earned a degree in mass communications from Texas Women’s University and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Texas at Dallas. Ebony remains passionate about inspiring young adults about education and financial literacy by volunteering with various organizations.
eCommerce Digital Product Manager, Digital Enabled Solutions Division
Kevin O’Brien is the Director of eCommerce for Caterpillar Inc. Kevin is responsible for the development and management of all Caterpillar eCommerce lines of business. Caterpillar’s ecommerce lines of businesses consist of aftermarket parts, Building and Construction equipment & attachments, and Residential generators. These lines of business reflect both consumer and B2B experiences.
Kevin is a globally experienced executive with extensive experience in transformational technology deployment. Kevin has had experience as both a business and technology leader for Caterpillar. Kevin’s key roles have included management of a broad set of ebusiness capabilities encompassing digital marketing, commerce, customer portal, search, product information management, service information systems, and value chain integration. Kevin has led a global technology transformations in manufacturing, supply chain, and enterprise financial management. Kevin also managed a regional Information Technology group on an international assignment in Belgium.
Kevin has an M.B.A. from Bradley University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.
Manager of Content Excellence
Senior Manager, eCommerce Business
MSC Industrial Supply Co.
Director, Global Head of eCommerce/Digital Marketing
Alcon Laboratories, a division of Novartis
Director eCommerce and Marketing
Ryan Spooner is an award winning web designer who specializes in B2B and B2C E-commerce. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization, PPC, User Experience, Email Marketing and Graphic Design. Ryan currently leads all web development and marketing for food packaging manufacturer PacknWood.
In her role as Marketing Manager at Curbell Plastics, Inc., Dana Moeller is responsible for development of a comprehensive digital strategy to support the company's business goals. This includes management of Curbell Plastic’s eBusiness platform, inbound marketing programs and conversion optimization.
With an early background in application support and instructional design, Dana has been in the digital marketing field for over 14 years. Previously she served as a strategist and account manager at a digital agency, managing cross-functional and geographically distributed project teams to deploy online initiatives. Dana holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BS in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Van Meter Inc.
Director High-Tech and B2B Strategy
SVP, eCommerce & Omnichannel Strategy
CEO & Co-Founder
As VP of the eBusiness Practice at C2, Tom leverages 20+ years of business experience across Tech Product & Services Companies, Digital Marketing and Technology Consulting to drive successful outcomes for customers. Tom’s responsibilities include business development & delivery and practice management with P&L responsibility. Tom brings a unique blend of business strategy, management and technical competency to all consulting engagements. Tom’s background includes leadership roles at Razorfish Consulting, Crown Partners Consulting, Oxiem Interactive, Jadu CMS, RR Donnelley, Comdisco and KPMG LLP. He was also the Founder & President of Innogage, LLC a digital marketing technology company.
Scott is Partner and President of Avionos where he leads the executive team and overall strategy of the firm. Scott brings over 20 years of experience within the integrated digital business and technology services space, having previously spent five years at Accenture Interactive (formerly Acquity Group) where he was instrumental in driving go-to-market activities in digital platform service for clients in Retail and Consumer Goods&Service (CG&S) verticals. Scott’s experience include delivery in digital transformation, eCommerce, and marketing for global clients such as Nestle, Visa, Chevron and McKesson, as well as others across Branded Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Consumer Goods, and Financial Services. Prior to Accenture, Scott held various roles in both consulting and corporate services including RGP, Sony Pictures, and CNA Insurance. He holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Carman Pirie is the co-founder of Kula Partners, an agency built to help leading manufacturers digitally transform marketing and sales to deliver more leads, close more prospects, and grow their competitive edge.
Over his nearly three decades in marketing and communications, Carman’s career has taken him from the halls of Canada’s Parliament to various client-side and agency-side marketing leadership roles. Along the way, he has advised Fortune 100 clients, governments, and non-profit organizations.
At Kula Partners, Carman serves as lead marketing and sales counsel to the firm’s diverse range of North American manufacturing clients. His unique insights and distaste for the ordinary have earned him a Gold Award for Media Innovation from Marketing Magazine and Kula Partners—Canada’s first Platinum HubSpot agency—has been recognized as a top lead generator among HubSpot partners.
Director & GM
Senior Commerce Director
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer
Agency General Manager
Grant has more than 20 years of experience in the digital space, starting as a developer and moving into architecture, consulting, thought leadership, and digital marketing.
He is the Agency General Manager for Perficient Digital, a digital agency that delivers brand experiences to B2B and B2C companies, including Lids, Caterpillar, and Mohawk. Perficient Digital helps clients disrupt their industries and set new standards of excellence. With the imagination to dream amazing things and the technology to realize them - we dream big, build beautiful, measure confidently and optimize obsessively.
VP, Digital Marketing
Chief Product Officer
Co-Head, Online Seller Enforcement Practice
Vorys Legal Counsel
President and Founder
Digital Bridge Solutions
Chris Rooney is the President and Founder of Digital Bridge Solutions and has over 15 years of distinguished consulting and leadership experience. Chris oversee's all aspects of the company's operations for this full-service digital agency focused on B2B eCommerce. Prior to founding Digital Bridge Solutions Chris was a Director at Acquity Group, where he led the eCommerce Managed Services group, providing hosted eCommerce and content management solutions. Chris has worked extensively on digital strategy and tactical execution with clients such as Hawk Electronics, Martin Engineering, GI Supply, Saltworks, and AmeriPride Services.
Chief Revenue Officer
CEO & Co-Founder
SVP & Chief Digital Strategist
Earley Information Science
CEO and Founder
Digital Practice Lead
Paul brings over 30 years’ experience in business management, advisory, technology, service and support operations, and software development, with deep technical expertise in structured content, product information management, search, analytics, and enterprise content / knowledge management.
Executive, entrepreneur, developer, eCommerce evangelist. Just a few ways to describe Rupesh, founder and CEO of Amla Commerce, a global organization with nearly 200 employees, and parent brand to Artifi™ Labs, and Znode™. Rupesh cut his teeth in the world of eCommerce as a developer at Brady Corporation, and prior to starting Amla Commerce, he launched Zeon Solutions, an end-to-end eCommerce digital agency, that reached ~$25M in annual services and was acquired by a publicly held company.
During his 20-plus years in the eCommerce space, Rupesh has amassed a depth and breadth of industry-specific knowledge that rivals anyone in space. With nearly 200 successful implementations under his belt and experience working with a plethora of eCommerce platforms, ranging from mid- to enterprise-level solutions, he’s leading the charge to develop some of the most scalable, flexible and customer-centric eCommerce platforms available.
VP, Marketing & Business Development
Ever wonder what it would be like to meet a marketing expert who’s also an eCommerce fanatic . . .and a strategic wiz? Meet Tom. Tom’s the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Amla Commerce, where he uses his more than 16 years of executive experience to propel the success of Amla’s eCommerce platforms, Znode™ and Artifi™ Labs.
Tom harkens from the digital agency and software development worlds. His focus on growth enablement is the secret sauce behind the tremendous value he brings to his customers - a proficiency that’s earned him an enviable reputation and made him a hot commodity in the digital commerce space. Tom writes and speaks nationally on the subject of integrated branding, marketing and technology, where he uses his knowledge, experience and passion to boost the health of businesses and drive notable success for customers.
Chief Product Officer
Jimmy Duvall is the Chief Product Officer for BigCommerce and leads all aspects of Product Strategy, Product Management, Marketing and Product Design, and the Program Management Office. Prior to joining BigCommerce, he served as Vice President of Product for Hootsuite, the world's most widely used platform for managing social media, where he lead Product Management, Product Design, and Product Strategy. Additionally, Jimmy spent more than 10+ years in leading product roles shaping the ecommerce platform industry growing both Fortune 100 brands and hundreds of thousands of small to medium-sized business at eBay/Magento, GSI Commerce, and Yahoo!.
Director of Marketing, Watson Commerce
Russell Scherwin is IBM's Chief Marketing Officer for Watson Commerce. Leading commerce strategy, consulting, sales, and marketing teams for over 20 years, Russell has worked with hundreds of organizations in shaping go-to-market strategies and execution plans. With a passion for technology’s socio-economic impact, Russell is known for expertly fusing economics, strategy, humor, and thought leadership into a meaningful and entertaining message. Russell holds an MBA from New York University and a BS in Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton. His AI expertise is continually reshaped as he “trains”his 7 and 3 year old sons.
GVP Technology, Global Commerce Alliance Strategy Lead
25 years of technical, consulting and leadership experience in enterprise architecture planning, commerce strategy, product evaluation/selection, software development and technology implementation/support. Currently responsible for Sapient’s Global Commerce Alliances which includes sales, strategy, oversight, planning and reviews for numerous commerce strategy and implementation engagements
Chief Experience Officer
Chief Product & Strategy Officer
Will Uppington leads the product, user experience, testing and data analytics teams at BloomReach. BloomReach has built an open and intelligent Digital Experience Platform (DXP) that can power content and commerce experiences with market leading AI technology, rich experience management tools and analytics and an open and flexible architecture. BloomReach's DXP offers Website content Management, Organic search, AI powered search, browse and personalization solutions. At BloomReach, Will has worked with hundreds of B2C and B2B e-commerce companies to optimize and personalize their site experience, learning a lot about what works and doesn't work along the way.
Suchit Bachalli is the CEO of Unilog, a global technology company which specializes in e-commerce solutions and enriched product data for the B2B marketplace. He brings over 15 years of technology sales and management experience with a particular focus on wholesale distribution, retail and online commerce.
As Unilog’s business grew into North America, in 2014, he relocated to Philadelphia to establish its U.S. headquarters in Wayne, Pa as Unilog’s President of North America. Under his leadership, the company is now a multi-million dollar business with 800 global employees and hundreds of customers across diverse industries. In 2017, the Unilog Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Suchit Bachalli as the new Chief Executive Officer of Unilog Content Solutions and all its global subsidiaries.
Eric oversees the strategy and direction for sales and marketing at Credit Key. Eric brings over 20 years of e-commerce and technology experience to drive customer success at Credit Key. Prior to Credit Key, Eric co-founded e-commerce platform Active Commerce in 2012 and under his leadership, Active Commerce grew over 100 percent year-over-year.
Eric has successfully delivered over 200 digital projects from global enterprise solutions to mobile apps with over 80 B2B and B2C e-commerce sites launched. Eric has worked with leading global brands like Toyota, IBM, LVMH and Aramark and has held executive and advisory roles at BORN, CREATETHE GROUP, Onestop, Tacit Knowledge and 8thBridge.
Steve Engelbrecht is the President and Founder of Sitation, a consulting, technology and data management firm serving top retail and B2B clients around the world. Since 2001, Steve and his team have provided Sitation’s clients innovative e-commerce solutions in the areas of taxonomy, product content, site search, and SEO. Steve studied Computer Science at Cornell University, and earned his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina with his wife and two kids.
Mitch is the Profit Evangelist at Vendavo, with 25+ years of experience in the technical, operational, marketing, and commercial arenas of the chemical industry. Prior to Vendavo, Mitch was with BASF and Orica in product marketing and business management, driving operational optimization, pricing excellence, and margin improvement, as well as personal engagement in high value sales negotiations.
VP of Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy Strategy
CloudCraze, A Salesforce Company
William Dunn founded Dunn Solutions Group in 1988. Over next 27 years, he led the company as it grew from a Chicago-based boutique firm to a 100-employee digital ecommerce and business transformation consultancy with offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Raleigh, and Bangalore, India. Focused primarily on Digital Solutions & Development and Analytics Solutions for both B2B and B2C organizations, the company serves Fortune 500 corporations and aggressive, growing companies worldwide.
William focuses on creating virtuous cycles of e-commerce for B2B companies by integrating advanced analytics and marketing automation to help companies achieve “Velocity” which is done by combining the speed of business automation with the direction of advanced analytics.
B2B Commerce Lead
From planning to execution, Kevin has 20 years of B2C and B2B experience across various digital programs. His expertise includes digital strategy, customer experience design, e-commerce, content management and digital go-to-market strategy, and he’s worked across automotive, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and more. As North America’s B2B Commerce Offering Lead, he helps clients assess their current digital capabilities, identify opportunities and promote solutions, advising them throughout their entire digital transformation.
Commerce Practice Director
Jeff leads Verndale’s Commerce Experience Practice, leveraging 25 years experience as a business owner as well as his digital strategy leadership across a wide variety of industries and business models. Having built his own timber frame cabin, he is as hands on as they come. True to form, he sweats the details and plays an active role in each and every one of our commerce engagements – as a strategic advisor and stakeholder through every phase.
His broad background has given him experience in a wide range of experiences and technologies, from online to in store – and his ability to understand how they all work in concert with each other is a rare and beautiful thing. Jeff’s client work includes both CPG and onmnichannel retail companies such as Orvis, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters / Keurig and Hershey Chocolate Company, as well as manufacturer sector / B2B channel models in the alternate energy and manufacturing sectors.
A luminary in the Magento community, Phillip Jackson has been developing ecommerce solutions since 1998. With over 15 years of experience creating unique online customer experiences, he has both built and managed Magento installations for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Phillip is the organizer of the Magento SoFla Meetup and hosts the successful podcasts Magetalk, Future Commerce and Merchant to Merchant, with over 50,000 monthly listeners.
Patrick D. Mahoney is the President & Chief Executive Officer of IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc.
IEEE GlobalSpec is the leading provider of online marketing programs for industrial suppliers interested in reaching engineers and technical professionals. Its audience of over 8 million engineers and technologists rely upon IEEE GlobalSpec to search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers, access comprehensive technical content including standards, and access trusted, authoritative news insights and analysis. The company also provides industry and product-focused e-newsletter publications and webinars.
Mr. Mahoney’s career began in technical sales and product management, serving in a series of progressive domestic and international management roles with BICC Cables, Framatome, Pitney Bowes, Standard & Poor’s, and IEEE that expanded to general management and operations. Prior to his current position, he was Chief Marketing Officer at IEEE.
Brandon, a pioneering executive, has global experience leading entrepreneurial startup companies in the technology space. After first receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa, he received his Executive MBA from the University of Manchester, in England. Brandon now leads MSTS as President with expertise in managing large, diverse global teams. His strength is discerning and focusing on the most important challenges facing an organization at a particular point in time and unifying all stakeholders behind accomplishing a set of specific goals. Brandon has a unique ability to connect across all levels of an organization, motivate staff with diverse skill sets, while ensuring a common alignment and results.
Prior to MSTS, Brandon served at SAP where he was senior vice president of Global Cloud Organization. He also served in officer-level roles at Ariba and Quadrem.
Global Head Customer Experience (CX) Cloud
Joe Fuster, email@example.com, Joe Fuster is the Global Head Customer Experience (CX) Cloud at Oracle. Joe is a sought after speaker at international events for his views on digital transformation, end-to-end cloud transformation, venture capital and the strategies for growth, mergers and acquisitions. Joe is a proven leader in building and transforming cloud companies on a global basis. He has 25+ years of experience include senior leadership roles at SAP, Salesforce and Siebel. Joe’s intense focus on customer outcomes has brought him notoriety for key business transformations in financial services, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and life science industries. As the leader of the Oracle CX Cloud go-to-market, Joe is responsible for driving the growth of Oracle Cloud’s portfolio of integrated services across data, applications, platform, and infrastructure.
Managing Director, Global Commerce Strategy
Brian leads Accenture’s Commerce solution strategy globally, focusing on the transformation of customer engagement and commerce. Brian is a leading expert in commerce platforms, omni-channel commerce, digital customer engagement, and digital marketing technology. Previously, Brian was a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, authoring many market defining reports in eCommerce and omni-channel, and led strategy, marketing, and ecosystem at SAP Hybris.
SVP of Strategic Commerce Consulting
Dr. Doug Hollinger joined LiveArea in 2015 as the SVP of Strategic Commerce Consulting and is responsible for building and leading our innovative strategy practice. With more than 10 years of executive experience and more than 16 years working in digital-focused consulting, Doug specializes in collaborating with cross-functional teams to help B2B and B2C clients achieve measurable success by identifying and capitalizing on emerging digital opportunities.
Doug works closely with our global sales and delivery teams to assist clients with the development of solutions, processes, and essential frameworks required to make better business decisions now and in the future.
Head of Application Solution Architecture
Kevin leads a team of Solution Architects that design managed services and hosting solutions for Rackspace Customer’s mission critical systems and databases. Kevin has been in the ERP managed services space for more than 15 years, having served nearly every role in architecting, selling, implementing and delivering managed solutions. His team is made up of experts on ERP Solutions from Oracle and SAP along with Digital/eCommerce solutions from Adobe, Sitecore, Oracle and SAP. Kevin joined Rackspace as part of the acquisition of TriCore Solutions where he led both the Solution Architecture and Product Management functions. In his free time, Kevin enjoys chasing his three young children and attempting to be outside as much as possible.
Director of eCommerce & Inbound Sales
J. J. Keller & Associate
As Director of Ecommerce & Inbound Sales at J. J. Keller & Associates, Adrienne oversees a team of 40 associates responsible for the company’s digital marketing, ecommerce & inbound sales initiatives – including technology enhancements, creative, and marketing. Prior to joining J. J. Keller in 2007, Adrienne held Ecommerce leadership & IT developer positions at Mason Companies, Lands' End and Metavante. Adrienne is also a founding Board Member of Women in Technology of Wisconsin and currently serves as the non-profit group's President Elect.
Watson Commerce Business Unit Executive
Kris Hamrick is a Business Unit Executive in the Watson Customer Engagement business unit at IBM. He's been selling enterprise SaaS, marketing, and professional services in the commerce space for the past 15+ years. When not thinking about eCommerce, he can often be found riding his bike in the streets of San Francisco or relaxing with his family.
VP, Sales and Marketing
Michael is a VP of Sales and Marketing for Behalf, a B2B Fintech company that allows merchants to provide flexible financing to their business customers. There, he is in charge of creating awareness and adoption of Behalf’s unique offering.
Michael is a Six Sigma lean practitioner, skilled at using logical, systematic and data-based methodologies to drive revenue and business growth. Before entering FinTech, Michael held several leadership roles at well-known companies such as Harte Hanks and Mastercard. Michael spent the first 10 years of his career at an investment bank -- a background he credits for helping him be really comfortable with data, once he made the leap to B2B.
Josh brings over 15 years of consulting experience focusing on strategy, testing, optimization and data driven analysis with results that deliver value.
Josh holds a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. He is a frequent speaker and trainer, helping guide companies through the personalization process.
Philene Molz is a Strategist Principal at Solstice and has 15 years of experience in consulting. She has worked with more than 500 organizations, including Fortune 500 clients, on various business challenges including business transformation, product implementation, and executive alignment. Her passion is helping teams and organizations gain stronger alignment in order to achieve transformational change. In her free time, Philene enjoys traveling and attending football games at her alma mater, Texas Christian University.
Neal Davis is the Managing Director of Dais X, a leading business and IT consultancy. Neal and his team have a proven track record of helping B2B clients leverage technology to improve their value proposition, and develop a winning, overall eCommerce vision. They combine strong digital commerce strategies and significant technology implementation with proven execution experience.
The Incentive Group
Doug Press, CEO, The Incentive Group, has over 30 years of marketing expertise on both the client and agency sides of the desk, previously serving as CMO of The Computer Factory, a billion dollar computer industry distributor. As Principal Consultant, Doug guides the strategic development of best practice B2B Loyalty Programs for clients like Anixter, Coca-Cola and NEC. Competitive advantage is delivered to clients via best-in-class inGauge platform, engendering a robust Digital Dialogue with customers, driving superior incremental revenue, margin and ROI results. Doug holds an Executive MBA from Pace University, NY and has served as Board Member at Northwestern University. Doug resides in White Plains, NY and enjoys hopping a 30 minute train to Manhattan to see his children and new grandson on the weekends.
Managing Director of Strategic Planning and Channel Strategy
John Stauffer is the Managing Director of Strategic Planning and Channel Strategy at DEG, a trusted digital marketing partner to national and global brands. DEG is consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.
In his strategic planning role, John leads an integrated group of subject-matter experts from a number of DEG practice areas, transforming deep channel expertise into strategic competitive advantages on behalf of DEG clients. John strives to help make his clients more responsive, centered around human behaviors, and empathetic by taking even the smallest consumer insights and converting them into creative and actionable campaigns.