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Brené Brown

Researcher, Founder, and CEO

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.

Bob Hoffman

Author, Speaker & Advisor

Bob is an author, speaker, and advisor. He is one of the most sought-after international speakers on advertising and marketing. Time, Inc calls Bob “fabulously irreverent.”...

Kenny Mitchell

Head of Consumer Engagement

Kenny Mitchell, a ten year Gatorade veteran, is the Head of Consumer Engagement where he oversees the brand’s integrated marketing efforts, including advertising, digital and social media, branded content and media strategy...

Andrew Clarke

Chief Marketing and Customer Officer

As a member of the Mars Leadership Team, Andrew has been the driving force behind reshaping Mars’ approach to marketing and sales; developing an integrated strategy that leverages the company’s powerful brands while building strong relationships...

Jason White

Global Head of Marketing

Jason started his career in New York City learning the fundamentals of marketing at Saatchi & Saatchi and BBDO where he led campaigns for Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and M&M Mars...

Olivier Francois

Chief Marketing Officer

Olivier François is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of FIAT Brand. He also was named to the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), in September 2011...

Mary Yee

Vice President of Marketing

In 2013, Mary joined the PlayStation Marketing team to help develop the launch strategy for PlayStation 4, which went on to become the global sales leader this console generation...

Nick Street

VP of Global Integrated Marketing

Nick Street was appointed the VP of Global Integrated Marketing in October 2016 and is responsible for leading the global marketing initiatives across product, brand and action sports...

Christoph Gorder

Chief Global Water Officer

Christoph Gorder joined charity: water in 2012 to lead the organization's global water investments in 24 countries. Since its founding in 2006, charity: water has raised over $250 million and provided clean water to over six million people...

Phil Epps

Vice President, Global Brand Director

Phil Epps is Vice President, Global Brand Director, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. In this role Phil is responsible for all elements of the global brand business strategy and resulting global marketing mix components.

Amanda Hill

Chief Marketing Officer

As A+E Networks' lead brand strategist, Amanda is responsible for managing and evolving marketing in support of A+E Networks’ portfolio of global brands and businesses, including brand strategy, consumer and B2B marketing...

Scott Moffitt

Chief Brand and Beverage Officer

Scott Moffitt joined Keurig Green Mountain (Keurig) as its Chief Brand and Beverage Officer. In this role, Scott leads the beverage business unit as well as brand marketing for the Keurig® system and its extensive portfolio...

Gabby Etrog Cohen

SVP of Public Relations and Brand Strategy

Gabby Etrog Cohen was the fifth corporate employee of SoulCycle, the indoor cycling sensation founded in a single Manhattan studio that sparked a bona fide craze. She has helped set up the growing company’s marketing and PR departments...

Melissa Gallagher

Vice President of Marketing

Melissa Gallagher joined Freshii as the Vice President of Marketing in October 2016. Prior to joining Freshii, Melissa was a Partner and Vice President at Karo Group, where she oversaw the Subway restaurants marketing strategy and execution.

Ryan Cummins

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman

Ryan Cummins is the Co-Founder & Vice Chairman of Omaze, an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes...

Lincoln Stephens


Lincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (Carol H Williams, Martin Retail, and TraceyLocke) turned activist, muckraker and social entrepreneur. He's worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi, Cadillac...

Gene Hammett


Gene Hammett studies HyperGrowth companies to understand challenges and opportunities in quick growth. He consults with companies to develop new strategies for their personalized path to growth...

Jeremy Epstein


Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, works with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the blockchain/decentralization space including OpenBazaar and Zcash.

Josh Steimle


Josh Steimle is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has written over 300 articles for publications like Fortune, Time, Forbes, Inc., Mashable, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work...

John Hall


John is the Author of bestseller Top of Mind. He Co-founded Influence & Co., the largest creator and distributor of expert content to digital media and has been called “one of the most powerful people in media who you’ve never met” by Inc...

Pam Moore

CEO / Founder

Pam Moore aka "Pam Marketing Nut" is the CEO & Co-Founder of Marketing Nutz, an agile, social media and digital marketing training and consulting company that specializes in personal branding, conversion optimization and helping business leaders...

John Rampton


John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online invoicing company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers...

Joe Belliotti

Head of Global Marketing

Joe Belliotti is the Head of Global Music Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company. His role is to create global music content, platforms, partnerships and strategies for brands across the company's portfolio...

Jeremy Taylor

Vice President, Global Brand Creative

Jeremy Taylor brings over 20 years of experience to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading guitar and musical instruments manufacturer transforming music history since 1946...

Afdhel Aziz

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer

Afdhel Aziz is one of the world's leading experts in marketing innovation. He was most recently Director of Absolut Labs in the USA, and is currently the Founder and Chief Creative Office of Conspiracy of Love...

Ryan Collis

Senior Director of Marketing

Ryan Collis is the Senior Director of Marketing for Mountain Dew, where he leads all consumer engagement and commercial execution for the $7 Billion brand, which is the number one flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S....

Dave Welch

Head of Communications and Community Relations

Dave Welch is the Head of Communications and Community Relations for Resignation Media, which owns and operates the website theCHIVE.com. His primary role is to activate one of the most engaged audiences on the Internet to “party with a purpose"...

Jess Hilton

Vice President, Client Partnership

Over the past decade Jess has applied a philosophy of ‘responsible disruption’ with her clients, ensuring that marketers are applying best practices while considering cutting-edge options.

Mike Germano

Chief Digital Officer

Mike Germano serves as Chief Digital Officer of VICE Media, working out of their world headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.

Adam Garone

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam Garone is CEO and co-founder of the Movember Foundation, a global charity that inspires men to live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising more than $670 million.

Tyler Williams


Tyler Williams is the Fungineer for online retailer Zappos.com. No official schooling, accomplishments, or achievements were required to earn this title since there are no titles at Zappos.

Matthew O’Neil

Sr. Director Brand & Media

Matt oversees all aspects of the Cowboys brand; including all branding, marketing, and advertising; all content creation including TV production, radio, internet, social media, and print publications.

Chris Kneeland


Chris spent over a decade applying his marketing acumen to several Fortune 100 brands. Client side at John Deere and The Home Depot, and as S.V.P at Rapp in Dallas TX working with brand leaders at Macy’s, Albertson's, and Best Buy.

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