B2B Online 2018

May 07 - 09, 2018

Chicago Marriott Downtown

1.888.482.6012

Speakers

Megan Kessler
Program Director
B2B Online

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).

Dr. Moran Cerf
Professor, Neuroscience & Business, Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management. Dr. Cerf is also a member of the institute on complex systems, and a visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab. His research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology, behavior changes, emotion, decision making and dreams. His works address questions such as: "How are conscious percepts formed in our brain?", "How can we control our emotions?" and "Which brain mechanisms determine if we find content engaging?" Recently, his focus has been on the neural mechanisms that underlie decision-making, thereby offering a new perspective on predicting future choices and investigating how much free will we have in our decisions. In his acclaimed work, Prof. Cerf studies patients undergoing brain-surgery by recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in the patient's brain. Thus, his work offers a novel way to understand our psyche by observing the brain directly from within.
Monique Elliott
CMO, Industrial Solutions
GE

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.

Jasmine Khambatta
President, Global eCommerce
Filtration Group

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.

Gisbert Rühl
CEO
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.

Bill Mitchell
CEO
Aquila (Foxconn)

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.

Darren Taylor
CMO
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.

Paul Shrater
Co-Founder
Minimus.biz
Entrepreneur Paul Shrater co-founded Minimus.biz, the consumer products e-commerce startup in 2004. Shrater grew Minimus.biz to be ranked in Internet Retailer’s Top 1000 highest grossing B2C e-commerce businesses in the U.S., and top 300 in their B2B ranking. Minimus has received several awards for customer service, and has grown expansion divisions in the promotional products industry and third party logistics services for other brands (MinimusFulfillment.biz). As part of that expansion, in 2011, Shrater was named to the promotional products industry magazine’s Hot 40 list of innovators to watch in the industry; and growth in the 3PL division includes working with brands and celebrity clients in: food, beauty, apparel, and electronics. In 2008, Shrater launched Minimus Products (MinimusProducts.biz), an organic and kosher certified contract packaging company that provides both food and non-food packaging services to numerous brands via its own facilities and equipment. It has capabilities to package liquids, powders, and particulates into packets, bottles, jars, bags, cans, tubes, and more.
Rich Cohen
President and Founder
Elevate Packaging, Inc
Rich Cohen founded Elevate Packaging in 2000 as the leading manufacturer and supplier of exclusively sustainable packaging and labels. Sustainable businesses rely on Elevate for sustainability expertise and responsive supply for the widest range of recycled, compostable biodegradable and recycle-friendly adhesive labels, 100% recycled wind-energy produced compostable paper cartons, compostable bags and stand-up pouches made from non-GMO compostable biofilms. Rich’s passion and his company's mission is to revolutionize the packaging industry with innovative sustainable solutions and outstanding service.
Brian Fricano
CEO
Sustainable Supply

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 Fields
CMO
Burwell Enterprises

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.   

Larry Davis
CEO | Chairman | Co-Founder
AgoNow
Larry Davis is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at AgoNow. Before co-founding AgoNow, LLC, Larry served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Stellar Industrial Supply, an industrial distribution business based in Tacoma, WA. Larry had responsibility for internal and external commercial resources including sales, solutions, specialists and pricing/merchandising. Larry also led the collaboration of teams to evaluate markets, customer segments, product categories and services to calibrate strategy and the organization’s value proposition alignment. Before joining Stellar, Larry spent 30+ years in distribution, with 20+ years in industrial markets. He served as president at one of the largest master distributors in the industrial market from 2009-2014 after holding senior leadership roles in information technology, customer care, marketing and merchandising from 1999-2009. He also served as a section 16 officer and member of the senior leadership team of the master distributor's parent, a Fortune 500 company. Larry is a member of the Modern Distribution Management Editorial Advisory Board and previously served on the Industrial Supply Association Board of Directors.
Paul Lin
CEO
Drillspot.com
Sushma Shirish
Director & Head of B2B E-Commerce
HP, Inc.

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).

Josh Meyerowitz
President and Founder
SupplyHouse.com

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.

James Bonomo
COO
Regina Andrew Design
Jim champions bringing value to those he works with by assisting team members to reach their fullest potential at Regina Andrew Design. Notably, Jim launched the Regina Andrew Design B2B eCommerce site in January 2017. The extraordinary site has proved to be an extremely powerful sales tool by successfully streamlining the business processes, while providing a complete consumer buying experience. Jim is proud to be a Michigan State University Spartan, graduating from the Eli Broad College of Business with Major in Accounting. His desire to give back has fueled his philanthropic nature and he co-founded the Children’s Museum of Findlay in 2014 with his wife Nikki. The Children’s Museum of Findlay has been inspiring children, connecting families and building community through exploration, exhibits, programming and play (www.cmfindlay.com). His also credits his wonderful children, Enzo and Edna to fueling their passion for the museum.
Nicholas Loeffler
CIO
Addivant
Paul Schorr
CIO
Performance Health
Charlie Bonomo
Senior Vice President and CIO
MSC Direct
Charles Bonomo was named MSC Industrial Supply Co.'s Senior Vice President and CIO in August 2011 from Vice President and CIO, a position he held since 2007. From 1999 through 2007, Charles was with Arrow Electronics, Inc., where he held various roles, including Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations from 2006 to 2007, and Vice President and Chief Architect from 2003 through 2006.

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.

Michael Bailey
CTO
Diversified Foodservice Supply
Michael Bailey is CTO of Diversified Foodservice Supply, a parent company of 10 brands covering all aspects of restaurant and commercial kitchen supplies, equipment and parts. DFS grows by both organic sales but also through acquisition of 2-3 companies each year. Michael Joined DFS 2 years when he moved from Staples where he worked as VP of Configured products and Omni Channel systems. Michael has 30 years of experience in systems over a variety of industries (Maritime shipping, Biotech, ISP Subscription, Office Products, Print & Promo, Retail) and from many home bases (3 countries, 5 states).
Ajit Sivadasan
VP/GM, Global eCommerce/Digital Marketing
Lenovo

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.

Chip Devine
SVP, eCommerce and Omni-Channel Business
Ferguson
Ryan Elwart
SVP, Global Sales
Georgia-Pacific

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. 

Marta Dalton
Head of B2B eCommerce
Coca-Cola
Marta's background is an eclectic mix of technology and marketing, and she considers herself fluent in translating "techie" to English and vice-versa.  Her background includes a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an MBA, both from Carnegie Mellon University.  She first landed in the eCommerce world in Tokyo, Japan and spent several years in software product development before coming back to head up the Merchandising & Marketing departments for an Internet Retailer Top 500 company, then moving to WESCO Distribution to build their new eCommerce & Digital Marketing departments including a brand new platform, pricing strategy, digital marketing plan, and product data process.  Following her love of building the digital presence for large B2B organizations she made the jump to ANSYS, a B2B software firm, to head up their initiatives in web and digital and has big plans there for 2015.
Siamak Baharloo
CEO
LabViva
For over 17 years Siamak has been building and running digital marketing & eCommerce channels for leading life science companies and has served in executive roles in such companies as Life Technology, Merck Millipore, ThermoFisher Scientific and Sartorius. As a trained Geneticists and Bioinformatician Siamak has developed a unique approach for marketing to the highly sophisticated and technical audience of life scientists. Digital and eCommerce channels developed by Siamak have received numerous awards and recognitions and has set the example in Life Science sector.
James Sandora
GVP, Digital
Kerry
Jonathan Toler
Head of Product & Innovation
Kloeckner Metals
Jonathan is a product and innovation leader with over 16 years of industry experience at both Fortune 500 and early stage startups. He currently is the Head of Product & Innovation at Kloeckner Metals were he is tasked with helping turn a billion dollar steel company into a B2B e-commerce marketplace. Previous to Kloeckner, Jonathan led product management teams at Owners.com, Bridgevine, Triton Digital, Macys, and Autotrader.com. He has previously spoken at ProductCamp Atlanta, Bosnia Agile, Prime Advantage, and Gsummit. Jonathan currently holds an MBA and BBA from Kennesaw State University and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner. He is an avid Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United fan.
Michael Ali
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Omega Engineering
Dr. Michael Ali is the Chief Digital and Information Officer for Omega Engineering, a Norwalk-based global manufacturer and distributor of sensing devices and systems. As part of a digital transformation strategy, Omega is designing, building, and deploying new platforms for eCommerce, CRM, and product information management, and business intelligence. Dr. Ali is responsible for master data management, Industrial Internet of Things strategy and cloud implementation, and IT infrastructure and applications. Previously, he served as the CIO for W.W. Grainger, a $10B distributor of MRO products. During his tenure at Grainger, he championed the application of deep-layer neural networks to upgrade and replace the product substitution engine on the corporate website, and led an effort to define a new information architecture for customer information using semantic metadata. Prior to Grainger, he was the Sr. VP of Application Development and Program Management for US Foods. In this role, he developed an architecture and strategy for a new eCommerce platform and led a business intelligence (BI) initiative requested by the CEO to address pain points around data reporting discrepancies and lack of BI sandboxes for business use. Prior to US Foods, he served as the CIO for Harman, where he installed new platforms for eCommerce, PLM, and ERP. Prior to Harman, he was the CIO for Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR). Prior to joining JLR, he held management and engineering positions in Ford, GE, NASA, and NIST.
Sonesh Shah
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).  

Matthew Clark
VP, eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Premier Farnell
Matt Clark leads Premier Farnell’s global digital marketing & eCommerce team, delivering ~$700 million in yearly e-commerce sales through more than 40 websites around the globe. Matt has held eCommerce, sales, marketing and customer service positions at Dell, PCM, Saturn and EDS. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue and a MBA from Vanderbilt University. Premier Farnell, recently acquired by Avnet, is a global high-service electronics distributor, and has an online community of more than 500,000 design engineers and tech hobbyists. They were nominated for Internet Retailer’s B2B Player of the Year in 2015 & 2016.
Linda Brunner
VP, Digital Engagement
Siemens Healthineers

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.

Jennifer Anderson
ED, Global Digital Marketing & Social Media Engagement
Sealed Air Corporation
Jennifer Anderson joined Sealed Air Corporation in 2016 as Executive Director, Global Digital & Social Media Engagement. In her role, Jennifer works enterprise-wide across Sealed Air's business divisions, overseeing digital marketing activities across search, social media, email, and content production, including video, for the global company's internal and externally-facing digital products. Prior to Sealed Air, Jennifer was Vice President, Digital Audience Development & Database Operations for Bonnier Corp., a multimedia publishing company. While at Bonnier Corp., she led the company's digital audience department, growing audiences across digital channels and deepening engagement with content and advertising, for more than 40 brands. She holds a master’s degree in online journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, running, practicing yoga and reading, particularly Scandinavian crime fiction.
Anne Vranicic
VP, Marketing
Valin
Anne Vranicic is the vice president of marketing for Valin Corporation, a leading technical solutions provider located in San Jose, CA. She is an eBusiness, data, and marketing strategist and evangelist who is particularly interested in bringing sexy back to the wholesale distribution industry. At her position, Anne is responsible for digital strategy, marketing communications, ecommerce, pricing, data analytics, training and sales development. Holding a B.S. degree in Marketing and Economics from Elon University and an MBA from San Jose State University, Anne has more than 15 years of professional experience in wholesale distribution. During this time, she has witnessed the industry evolve exponentially. Utilizing this first-hand knowledge, Anne’s mission is to address one of the largest challenges she sees in the industry today-- that most distribution businesses are operating on a static model and not properly equipped to meet the needs of their employees, customers or manufacturers. Her approach is to first understand the business, and then digitally connect it in order to build the right conversations across the supply chain.
Alan Yang
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.

Nicole Westenberger
VP, eCommerce and Marketing
Brady Corporation
Nicole Westenberger is a seasoned ecommerce and integrated marketing executive helping B2C and B2B companies drive digital transformation. Her areas of expertise include omni-channel retail, website optimization, digital and traditional marketing, merchandising, P&L management, and customer experience. She has held leadership positions in retail, automotive, and manufacturing. Currently, Nicole is the VP of Ecommerce and Marketing at Brady Corporation - an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. She is responsible for developing Brady’s digital strategy across all touchpoints while also creating a cohesive and integrated marketing strategy. Nicole’s digital experience also includes over 15 years as an ecommerce leader at Sears Holdings Corporation. She held a diverse set of executive positions including VP/GM Softlines, DVP of Digital Strategy, GM of Hardlines, and Chief of Staff. During her tenure, she helped grow Sears.com and Kmart.com to over $2B by growing the online assortment, improving the user experience, and optimizing digital marketing channels.
Michael Hauck
VP, Marketing And Digital Services
Essendant, Inc.
Michael Hauck has been a passionate champion for the digitization of marketing, sales and the supply chain for more than 15 years. By building high-performing, agile teams across enterprises, Michael has challenged the ways in which companies leverage technology to improve customer experience, reduce time to market, and manage marketing costs. As Vice President of Marketing and Digital for Essendant – a Fortune 500 wholesaler that powers thousands of office product, cleaning, and industrial distributors and retailers – Michael has led the most successful digital adoption movement in the company’s history. Michael holds a Masters in Information Systems from DePaul University, and a Bachelors in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Darryl Shaper
VP, Digital Marketing
Arrow Electronics
Darryl has been working with eCommerce and Digital Marketing since the 90’s as Compaq Computer built it’s first B2B eCommerce store for SMB to compete with Dell. Darryl has spent over $200M with Google on Adwords during that time and watched the eCommerce and Digital Marketing field explode.
Anoop Kulshreshtha
Vice President, Digital Technology
Henry Schein
Jennie Stenback
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.

Michael Margolies
Vice President, Creative Services
Leggett & Platt
Michael Margolies has worked in the advertising and marketing industries for nearly 30 years with executive leadership with companies as diverse as macy’s west, FootSmart, The Dept. Of Energy, Cabela’s, Emergency Medical Products, Amazon, and Leggett & Platt. Michael is currently the VP of Creative/Marketing Services for Leggett & Platt, a leading B2B engineering and manufacturing corporation with divisions world wide. Mr. Margolies has consulted with and for many retail, B2B, internet, and manufacturing companies across the globe on subjects such as; digital workflow, DAM, e-commerce, traditional print and catalog production, digital marketing, commercial photography, fashion, color theory, graphic design and advertising management, marketing, executive coaching, marketing related social profiling, and business development.
Stephanie Wilcox
VP, eCommerce and Strategic Accounts
Visual Comfort Group
Holly Paeper
VP Marketing
Ingersoll Rand

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.

Joe' Lloyd
Vice President, Global Marketing
NanoLumens

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.

Michael O'Shea
VP of eCommerce & Product Management
Parts Town

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 Drivalas
VP, eCommerce
Interline Brands

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.

Shalin Shah
VP, Omnichannel and eCommerce
Georgia-Pacific LLC

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.

Ken Sauers
VP, Pricing And Business Integration
Essendant
Ken Sauers is vice president of pricing and business integration at Essendant. He has expertise in developing and implementing pricing strategy, pricing and supply chain optimization, and negotiation and contract management. He also has considerable experience in organizational change management and pricing system design and deployment. His seven years with Essendant include leadership roles in both pricing and finance across both the office products and facilities businesses. Prior to Essendant, Ken held various domestic and global leadership roles at BP in pricing and supply chain management for more than a decade. Ken earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Iowa and an MBA at DePaul University.
Scott Barbour
VP of Sales And Customer Success
Derive Systems

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.

Jeff McRitchie
VP, Marketing
MyBinding.com
Jeff is responsible for all aspects of marketing at MyBinding.com, a niche office products retailer based in Hillsboro, Ore. After helping to launch the MyBinding site in 2003, Jeff contributed to the company’s growth from a small direct sales organization into a national brand.  In 2014 Jeff led the company through a replatform from a customized cart platform onto Magento Enterprise.  The project resulted in immediate growth for the organization.
James Casper
Sr. Director, Global eSolutions
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Harley Thomas
Channel Manager
Arrow Companies

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

Jeff Bazal
Sr. Director, National Accounts & Business Development
Ergodyne
Jeff has been working in the industrial supply channel for 12 years, most recently overseeing Ergodyne’s Strategic Account and Business Development initiatives. He executes the go-to-market strategy for Ergodyne with their omni-channel distributor partners, balancing both an offline and online experiences for our channel sellers and end users.
Ed Fenton
Sr. Director, Digital IT
Univar
Robert Elzner
Director, Online Marketing & eCommerce
Dell, Inc.
Rob Elzner is an accomplished eCommerce and marketing operations senior professional with a strong blend of B2B & B2C eCommerce sales, extensive marketing & technology services experience and is used to leading large professional organizations and business development. He has been part of Dell for the past 15 years holding positions as a highly effective project and program manager with history of leading complex yet successful launches and integrations on time and under budget. For the past 7 years he has been responsible for web sales on Dell.com, customer pathing and funnel strategies, site merchandizing and web site conversion optimization, and highly involved in digital marketing efforts. Rob has passion for technology and analytics as it relates to customer shopping and purchase behaviors.
Jennifer Alexander
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. 

Ricky Hernandez
Director, Sales—eCommerce Channel
Avery Products Corporation
Gilbert Moreno
Director of Information Technology, eBusiness Applications (ni.com)
National Instruments
Gilbert heads up the global development team for ni.com at National Instruments. He has over 18 years of experience as an IT professional with a deep understanding of the eCommerce, OMS, Manufacturing and Distribution spaces. At National Instruments, Gilbert has successfully aided in transforming the organization to a data-driven B2B commerce model. Gilbert's investments in new technology and focus on innovation enables him to continuously identify opportunities to simplify and improve every customer interaction at National Instruments.
Andrew Carlson
Director, Digital Business
Panduit
Joe Incontri
Director of Marketing, Americas
KROHNE, Inc.
Kilian Veer
COO
ZAGENO

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

Brian Thomas
Director of Application Development
PartsSource
Molly Pajauskas
Director, Marketing – Plumbing Products
Elkay

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.

Kyle Hilbrenner
VP of Digital Marketing
Repair Clinic

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.

Arti Lyde
Director, Global Product Management & Strategy
Elkay Manufacturing
Arti’s professional background includes over 15 years of Product Management, Marketing and Sales experience, with expertise leading full-scale marketing campaigns across multiple channels. Arti has an impressive track record of producing significant revenue growth resulting from innovation, branding and customer acquisition strategies for both new and mature product lines. Arti started at Elkay in mid-2016 and has been focused on developing a pipeline of strategic partnerships, creating an R&D and research plan and developing long term growth strategies for Elkay’s global drinking water business. Prior to joining Elkay, Arti served as VP of Marketing and Aftermarket GM for EcoWater Systems LLC and led product development and marketing strategy for Wagner Spray Tech.
Dave Grimm
Digital Experience Director
Illumina Inc.
Jason Grizzi
Director, Global Marketing and Sales Enablement
Ingersoll Rand
Jason is a business leader with extensive experience in marketing, strategy, and sales enablement across diverse markets from industrial (B2B) to retail (B2C). A marketing and sales oriented leader with a track record of building high performance teams and new capabilities within large Global businesses. Responsible for professional marketing and sales enablement teams around the world, Jason believes that premier performance can be achieved through employee engagement and strategy rooted in analytics and lean principles. At Ingersoll Rand we are passionate about inspiring progress around the world. We advance the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King®, Trane®, American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning and ARO® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrandproducts.com.
Silas Carter
eCommerce & Online Merchandising Senior Manager
Dell

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.

Sarah Bryowsky
Director Digital Marketing, Global Demand Center
Zebra Technologies
Vikas Bhumireddy
Senior Manager, Digital Platform
Edgewell Personal Care
Vikas heads the Digital Platform globally at Edgewell Personal Care (which owns brands like Schick, Wilkinson, Playtex, Banana boat, Carefree, Stayfree, Wet ones etc.) . He has over 15 years of experience in B2B, B2C, Marketplaces, Order Management, Supply chain & 3PL applications across industry like CPG, Manufacturing, Auto, Life Sciences and Agriculture. He has a Masters in Engineering from Southern Illinois University. He has provided Leadership and Delivery on Global e-Commerce and ERP projects taking them from Cradle-2-Grave. He currently focuses on e-Commerce B2B/B2C solutions, Roadmap and Strategic IT Initiatives for the Organization which results in Automation, increase Top line sales and Business process optimization. Strongly believes in “Digitization of Enterprise” and continuous process improvement.
Bill Mortimer
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Sonepar USA
Bill Mortimer is the Digital Marketing leader for Sonepar USA, the largest distributor of lighting, electrical and safety products in the United States. With nearly 15 years of experience in B2B eCommerce, Bill brings passion and professionalism to his role. His keen interest in the field allows him to conceive, develop and execute diverse Digital Marketing visions. In his current role, Bill is heavily focused on Email Marketing to drive engagement with customers and other stakeholders. Featuring a heavy dose of A/B testing, automated trigger-based emails, and deep dives into reporting, Sonepar’s email program is a prime area of focus and growth for the company. Bill graduated with a degree in Marketing from Bentley University, with minors in History and Philosophy: Ethics & Corporate Responsibility. Born and raised in Boston, Bill is always down for a chat about Digital Marketing or any of the Boston sports teams. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his family.
Bridget Kulla
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
James Hardie Building Products
Andy Borski
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.

Lisa Malleus
Head of Ecommerce Digital Solutions ITS Americas
Mondelez International

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.

With over 12-years in ecommerce across a variety of industries including CPG, IoT / Connected Home, home and hardware, plumbing, industrial supplies, luxury retail / tabletop, Lisa has cultivated a multi-discipline approach to holistic ecommerce strategy. She has developed and launched DTC / B2C and B2B ecommerce and eBusinesses at Philips Lighting / Philips Hue, World & Main / HBC Home & Hardware / Jones Stephens, Colart, Waterford Crystal and Wedgwood China.  Lisa has a BA in Business with a minor in marketing and computer science and is currently pursuing a MBA from Syracuse University.

Dilip Balachandran
Director of Enterprise Architecture and Data Analytics
USG
James Cass
Director of Information Technology
Morrisette
James Clark
eCommerce Marketing Manager
Coca-Cola

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.  

Howard Patty Jr.
Sr Manager, Global Digital PMO
Hilti Group
Ebony Hunt
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.

Kevin Espinosa
Digital Experience Manager
Caterpillar
John DeMarco
Manager of Content Excellence
3M
John DeMarco started his career as a film photographer, but his inner nerd compelled him to invest in the first version of Adobe Photoshop and then hired by 3M Company, create the first fully digital photography studio in the Midwest. He rapidly filled his first Digital Asset Management System (DAM), a steel cabinet overflowing with optical discs. From Digital Asset Management he progressed to Product Information Management, (PIM). A series of other positions at the company have always kept him in the digital sphere, with website development, product information management, and process improvement the main focus. He has experienced the implementation of three generations of DAM at the company, as well as three generations of PIM and all of the process and technology interaction needed to fully utilize Content and Digital Assets in a Multi-National Company.
Lisa Neckameyer
Senior Manager, eCommerce Business
MSC Industrial Supply Co.
With over 15 years of experience in online B2B and B2C digital marketing and communications, Lisa Neckameyer is responsible for driving the development and implementation of MSC’s eCommerce vision and strategy. Lisa joined MSC in 2010 as the eCommerce Business Manager for a subsidiary market channel, and transitioned to the MSC eCommerce Business in 2016. Lisa’s current focus is enhancing the on-site customer experience and increasing customer satisfaction by implementing new features and improvements aimed at reducing friction and improving productivity.
Julie Collins
Director, Global Head of eCommerce/Digital Marketing
Alcon Laboratories, a division of Novartis
Ryan Spooner
Marketing Manager
PacknWood

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.

Dana Moeller
Marketing Manager
Curbell Plastics

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.

Mike Powers
eCommerce Manager
Hill & Markes
Erin McKenrick
Marketing Manager
Van Meter Inc.
Evan Fratzke
Digital Marketing Specialist
Van Meter Inc.
With 10 years of experience in digital marketing, Evan Fratzke has a demonstrated history of working with a wide range of digital media including web design and development, search engine optimization (SEO), ecommerce, email marketing, digital strategy, and video and graphic design. For the past five years, Evan has worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist for Van Meter Inc. Evan has a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Iowa State University and a Diploma in Web Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Josh Schoonmaker
eCommerce Manager
Consolidated Supply
Tony Beuche
Digital Marketing Specialist
Bradley Corporation
Jill Steinhour
Director High-Tech and B2B Strategy
Adobe
Jill joined Adobe Systems in June 2011 as Director of High-Tech and B2B Strategy. In this capacity, she defines the marketing and go-to-market strategy and delivers sales enablement, demand generation and content/social marketing for the High-Tech industry and B2B. Jill leads strategic engagements with Adobe’s top tier clients in support of their efforts to develop and transform their digital strategies and is a contributor to Adobe thought leadership forums and frequent speaker at digital marketing conferences and High-Tech & B2B events. Prior to joining Adobe Systems, Jill held leadership positions at HP, Agilent and IBM. She has expertise in market research & sizing, customer insights & predictive model development and business performance management strategies for consumer & commercial markets. During her tenure at HP, Jill directed efforts to integrate & extract intelligence from large and diverse data stores to deliver HP’s first comprehensive data repositories that supported the development of addressable market & consumer predictive models.
Brian Beck
SVP, eCommerce & Omnichannel Strategy
Guidance
Brian Beck has 20 years of experience, including more than a decade as a hands-on C-level Ecommerce executive. He has achieved high growth rates in excess of 100% per year and has held full P&L responsibility up to $100 million as the lead digital executive in both early stage and multi-billion dollar enterprises. He is an expert in the areas of omni-channel and Ecommerce strategy, online marketing and customer acquisition, web site experience / merchandising, technology evaluation and selection, and all operational aspects of building online commerce organizations. Brian is currently an advisor to retailers, manufacturers, and distributors on digital commerce strategy through his role as SVP of Ecommerce and Omni-Channel Strategy at Guidance Solutions. His recent clients include both B2B and B2C industry leaders such as illumina, Big Ass Fans, Augusta Sportswear, Brasseler USA, Mountz, NDS Pro / Norma Group, Positec, AC Pro, Five Below, Vitamin Shoppe, Sole Society, and many others.
Adrien Nussenbaum
CEO & Co-Founder
Mirakl
Adrien Nussenbaum is CEO of Mirakl Inc., a provider of online marketplace technology and services. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of Entrepreneurial and Business Development experience. After completing his studies at the HEC School of management (Paris), Nussenbaum started his career with Paribas Investment in Hong-Kong. He co-founded All Instant in New York, an enterprise instant messaging solution that was later sold in 2003. He then joined Deloitte’s restructuring team where he advised many businesses that were in the throes of company turnarounds and transformations. Adrien co-founded Splitgames in 2006, a leading online video game Marketplace and content website acquired in 2008 by FNAC. Adrien then created and co-headed FNAC's new online marketplace business. At the beginning of 2012, he left FNAC to co-found Mirakl, which has become in less than three years the leading provider of online marketplace technology.
Tom Williams
VP eBusiness
C2-Competitive.com

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.


Jeff Hunt
CEO
Snap36
An online marketing veteran, Jeff Hunt spent ten years at Adobe-Scene7 energizing his passion in rich media, merchandising and user experience. After opening Adobe-Scene7 offices in Chicago, London, Paris and Hamburg, Jeff listened to his clients and recognized an unmet demand for 360° & 3D photography. Inspired to offer a more visually interactive online experience, Jeff founded Snap36 to revolutionize the photography market by creating high volume, 360° & 3D imagery using industry expertise, innovative photography technology, and unparalleled customer service.
Scott Webb
President
Avionos

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
Principal
Kula Partners

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.

Rob Green
Director & GM
Amazon Business
Rob Green is the Director & GM of Amazon Business’ go-to-market team. He leads Marketing, Sales, Selection Expansion and Account Management across a diverse portfolio of B2B merchants. Rob recently joined the Amazon Business team after leading the Amazon Marketplace North American Sales organization from 2013-2015. Prior to Amazon, Rob spent more than 20 years at Oracle in development, consulting, and training leadership roles. From 2010 to 2013 he led Oracle's global customer education business, which served more than 500,000 students annually in 120 countries worldwide. He has more than 20 years' experience in technology development, implementation, and services.
Ed Kennedy
Senior Commerce Director
Episerver
Ed Kennedy has spent the last 9 years designing and implementing ecommerce platforms for consumer brands, b2b manufacturers and wholesale distributors. As a Senior Director of Commerce at Episerver, Ed is responsible for successful adoption of the Episerver platform by customers. Previously, Ed held leadership positions at eCommerce Agencies such as Gorilla Group, Guidance, and Luminos Labs implementing Episerver Commerce, Magento, and SAP Hybris.
Mihir Kittur
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer
Ugam
Mihir Kittur is co-founder and chief commercial officer at Ugam, a global leader in data and analytics. He is responsible for developing new engines of growth and fostering a culture of innovation within the company, and is actively involved in strategy formulation and business development. Prior to Ugam, Mihir served as a management consultant at Avalon Consulting, working on performance improvement and eCommerce initiatives. He also served as a start-up team member at Shree Renuka Sugars. Mihir holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering and a master’s degree in business management.
Grant Davies
Agency General Manager
Perficient Digital

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.

Chip Knicker
SVP Digital
ICF Olson
Randy Higgins
VP, Digital Marketing
Shift7 Digital
Randy brings over 20 years of consulting, agency and software experience, in both execution and leadership roles, to Siteworx. He has served as a strategic advisor and program lead for several large manufacturers and distributors where he was responsible for planning and executing on their digital transformations. Most recently Randy has been serving as Vice President of Business Development and Digital Strategy for Insite Software where he focused on developing and supporting a strategic partner network. Prior to his time with Insite, he was the Vice President of Digital Marketing for Acquity Group/Accenture Interactive. He joined Acquity Group through the acquisition of his digital agency, Anova Group, to build a digital marketing practice from the ground up that tightly integrated business services with Acquity’s core technology implementation services.
Brian Strojny
Co-Founder
Insite Software
Brian Strojny is the co-founder of Insite Software, a Minneapolis based software company specializing in B2B eCommerce. He provides strategic and sales leadership for Insite’s products and eCommerce strategy. Before he co-founded Insite Software, Strojny held a variety of sales and marketing positions at 3M working closely with major retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Office Depot and Staples. He also started a consulting company working with manufacturing and distribution companies to modernize their supply chain and order-entry processes. He holds a BA in Business from Hamline University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas School of Business.
Richard Landa
Chief Product Officer
Four51
Richard Landa, Chief Product Officer, co-founded and joined the Company in November 1999. Landa has held a variety of positions at Four51 and is currently responsible for all Strategic Product planning and enhancements at Four51. Before co-founding Four51, Landa held numerous senior positions in the information technology industry. He was Executive VP for at Workstations International, a technology company where Rich was responsible for all product development and management, and Executive VP, Integrated Technology Services at Comdisco and VP of Product Development at NetforceMTI. Landa holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Daren Garcia
Co-Head, Online Seller Enforcement Practice
Vorys Legal Counsel
Daren is co-leader of the Vorys Seller Enforcement group. His practice involves the implementation, both domestically and internationally, of cutting-edge enforcement systems. In addition, he counsels clients on distribution and e-commerce channel controls, which are designed to protect profit margins, preserve brand integrity and combat unauthorized online sellers. Daren has a long history of representing some of the nation’s largest retailers.
Chris Rooney
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.

Peter Sheldon
VP, Strategy
Magento Commerce
Peter is a well-known industry expert in eCommerce and omni-channel technology, having previously held the role of Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he spent 5 years leading Forrester’s global research on digital commerce technologies, helping to challenge the thinking and lead change for eCommerce executives undertaking major digital transformation and commerce technology programs. Today Peter leads corporate strategy and business development for Magento, the leading provider of open omni-channel commerce to retailers, brands and branded manufacturers with over $50B in gross merchandise volume transactions processed annually by a community of more than 250,000 online retailers.
Chuck Davis
Chief Revenue Officer
Webbula
Chuck Davis is an experienced, passionate email technology & business executive with over 25 years in email and eCommerce across the digital marketing ecosystem.

Everyday his team delivers innovative, industry leadership around Email Intelligence & Data Quality.  An Expert Roundtable Moderator on Email & CRM Best Practices, Chuck’s humorous style and in-depth experience with sender reputation, email intelligence, deliverability, inbox placement and other hurdles associated with email campaign performance will make for a fun time.  
Meyar Sheik
CEO & Co-Founder
Certona
Meyar Sheik is a seasoned software industry executive with 25 years of experience. Since 2000, Meyar has been a web analytics pioneer working with some of the largest sites on the Internet such as Staples, ESPN, Fox, Sony, Best Buy, Disney, CBS and many other leading brands, in the areas of web analytics, personalization and real-time content optimization. Prior to Certona, Meyar was the CMO and COO of web analytics leader, WebSideStory (now part of Omniture/Adobe). Before joining WebSideStory, Meyar was the Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategic Alliances for the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) software vendor SuperNova, Inc., Earlier in his career, Meyar held senior sales management positions in Analytics and Security software products companies. Since 2004, Meyar and the Certona team of predictive analytics experts have been focused on applying Certona's innovative, real-time behavioral targeting, optimization and adaptive personalization technologies to generate more revenue and higher conversion rates for online retailers and other multi-channel businesses. Meyar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jeannine Bartlett
SVP & Chief Digital Strategist
Earley Information Science
Jeannine Bartlett is SVP & Chief Digital Strategist for Earley Information Science. Jeannine helps clients gain competitive advantage by successfully leveraging information architecture with a keen understanding of emerging technologies, market dynamics, customer needs, pragmatic implementation approaches and financial viability. She has over 20 years of experience leading research and development, market requirements, user-accessible interface design and corporate strategy at both start-up and public companies, spanning enterprise search and discovery, security and compliance, data-driven marketing, Rich Internet Applications, data warehousing technologies and other products and services.
Eric Dean
CEO and Founder
Whereoware
Eric Dean is founder and CEO of award-winning B2B digital agency Whereoware; expert designers and developers of data-driven websites, mobile sales applications, marketing automations, data integrations, and digital advertising campaigns. Leveraging 18 years in the B2B wholesale industry, Whereoware built a suite of B2B e-commerce and automation products proven to supercharge sales teams with real-time customer insights; boost operational efficiency and alleviate B2B pain points; cut marketing execution time in half; and ultimately, grow online and offline sales. Learn more: www.whereoware.com
Andrej Maihorn
VP Customer Innovation Americas
Intershop
Paul Wlodarczyk
Digital Practice Lead
Dakota Systems
Paul Wlodarczyk leads digital transformation projects for Dakota Systems, assuring that our clients achieve measurable business results from structured content, product information management, search, and digital transformation programs. Paul develops strategy and approach, leads engagements, and works closely with executive sponsors to align business and technical perspectives.

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.

Rupesh Agrawal
CEO
Artifi Labs + Znode

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.

Tom Flierl
VP, Marketing & Business Development
Artifi Labs + Znode

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. 

Laura Cochran
VP
Transperfect (Translations.com)
Jimmy Duvall
Chief Product Officer
BigCommerce

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!. 

Russell Scherwin
Director of Marketing, Watson Commerce
IBM

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.

Jon Panella
GVP Technology, Global Commerce Alliance Strategy Lead
SapientRazorfish

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

Leor Bachar
B2B Commerce Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Mark Bartlett
Chief Experience Officer
FPX
Mark Bartlett is a practitioner of ecommerce and digital transformation with more than 20 years of experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Bartlett has leveraged his deep understanding of the customer experience to develop a conceptual framework for what has come to be known as “experience-driven commerce,” an approach that unifies content, commerce and communications into a seamless customer experience. With his blend of industry and commerce category expertise, Mr. Bartlett helps FPX continue to modernize the way businesses buy and sell across all channels through FPX’s Experience Management Platform. Before joining FPX, Mr. Bartlett guided customer experience and commerce practices for agencies such as IconNicholson (Digitas LBi), Sapient and Razorfish.
William Uppington
Chief Product & Strategy Officer
BloomReach

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
President
Unilog
Eric Allen
SVP
Credit Key

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.

Steven Engelbrecht
President
Sitation

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 Lee
Profit Evangelist
Vendavo

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.

Brad Buhl
COO
Broadleaf Commerce
Brad is the COO of Broadleaf Commerce, an Inc. 5000 enterprise eCommerce platform provider for B2B and B2C retailers, including The Buckle, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and Motorola. Prior to joining Broadleaf, Brad led eCommerce and digital strategy projects at clients such as GameStop, National Geographic, and Freeman Group, as well as spent 12 years supporting global outsourcing of billing, application development and back office services, managing over 60 clients and 200 partner relationships. Brad is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.
Elbert Bautista
B2B Technology Lead
Broadleaf Commerce
William Dunn
President
Dunn Solutions

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.

Kevin Doohan
B2B Commerce Lead
Accenture Interactive

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.

Jeff Pratt
Commerce Practice Director
Verndale

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. 

Phillip Jackson
eCommerce Evangelist

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 Mahoney
CEO
IEEE GlobalSpec

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 Spear
President
MSTS

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.

Joe Fuster
Global Head Customer Experience (CX) Cloud
Oracle

Joe Fuster, joe.fuster@oracle.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.

Brian Walker
Global Strategy Lead for Commerce and NA Commerce
Accenture Interactive

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.

John Hessinger
VP, Demand Generation & Growth
WP Engine
Monica Cravotta
Senior Director of Product Marketing
WP Engine
Dr. Douglas Hollinger
SVP of Strategic Commerce Consulting
LiveArea

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.

Kevin Carroll
Head of Application Solution Architecture
Rackspace

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.

Adrienne Hartman
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.

Kris Hamrick
Watson Commerce Business Unit Executive
IBM

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.

Michael Dwyer
VP, Sales and Marketing
Behalf
Lisa Balter Saacks
Head of Business Development
BlueTarp
Josh Olayos
Personalization Architect
RichRelevance
Josh Olayos is a Principal Strategic Consultant, thought leader and innovator at RichRelevance. His passion is driving RichRelevance’s clients towards an Omni-Channel Personalization experience, utilizing a customer-centric, test-driven approach towards Personalization. Josh led RichRelevance’s largest and most strategic clients (Office Depot, LL Bean, CDW, Michael Kors and Samsung) to gain a competitive advantage, and exceed financial goals with Omni-Channel Personalization Programs.
 
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.
Tom McGourty
EVP of Business Development
Bridgeline
Philene Molz
Strategist Principal
Solstice

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
Managing Director
Dais X

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. 

Martin Rohde
Director & GM
Amazon Business
Doug Press
CEO
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.

John Stauffer
Managing Director of Strategic Planning and Channel Strategy
DEG Digital

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.